Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Business) (Health) (Hospitality) (Information Technology) Te Pōkairua Taura Mahi Whakahāere(Pākihi) (Hauora) (Manaakitanga) (Hangarau Pārongo)
Qualification Type Postgraduate Diploma
Level 8
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Management and Commerce » Business and Management » Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The Postgraduate Diploma in Management is designed for domestic and international students seeking to advance scholarly research and practice-informed management. It will build on previous undergraduate degree, graduate and postgraduate studies and strengthen career aspirations within fields of management, business, health, hospitality, or information technology.
The advanced standard at which the graduates will operate includes the ability to articulate theory and practice within a management scope. Graduates will engage in independent study demonstrating an advanced level of knowledge and employing discourse analysis and critical enquiry in a relevant management context.
Through work-integrated practice and advancing theoretical knowledge, the graduates will extend management capabilities to generate solutions to complex problems, particularly (but not exclusively) in the areas of business, health, hospitality, or information technology.
Graduate profile
Upon successful completion of this qualification Graduates will:
* have advanced knowledge and skills relevant to their chosen field to be able to: critically evaluate research methodologies and frameworks and their application within advanced management studies in the New Zealand management context; manage and instigate growth and positive change through the application of advanced bodies of knowledge; engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, critique and problem-solving; develop and implement work-integrated management plans, and potentially evaluate their outcomes; investigate a significant challenge, propose a solution and present findings; and develop advanced applied research proposals.
* have advanced knowledge and skills in their selection of core management areas to be able to: interact and communicate effectively with people of diverse ethnicities and cultures in context; analyse, improve and implement quality management systems in organisations; analyse human and resource management theories, models and systems; evaluate a range of financial methods and approaches to utilising financial assets reflecting their significance in management roles; and/or evaluate the outcome of work-integrated advanced specialized management activities.
* possess values and attitudes consistent with their management practices.
Education pathways
Graduates with a graduate diploma at NZQA Level 7 or equivalent, an undergraduate degree, a bachelor's honours degree, or a postgraduate certificate in a relevant endorsement may be admitted into the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Graduates from the Postgraduate Diploma in Management with a B average may be admitted to the Master of Management.
Employment pathways
On completion of the programme, graduates should be able to take up junior, middle or senior management roles in business, health, hospitality or Information technology (depending on their entry work experience) with an in depth understanding of the issues that face managers in these fieldsTo find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Academic entry and admission requirements are in accordance with Waiariki's Academic Regulations and the following criteria:
Applicants will be required to submit a 400-word statement about their professional goals and rationale for seeking entry into this programme. Applicants may be interviewed in person or via Skype to evaluate their suitability to enter the programme.
All applicants must possess:
* a graduate diploma at NZQA Level 7 or equivalent; or
* an undergraduate degree or equivalent; or
* a bachelor's honours degree, or a postgraduate certificate, or the equivalent at Level 8.
Provisional Entry: Applicants who do not meet the standard entry above in a relevant field for the Postgraduate Diploma in Management, but present evidence of ability to succeed, require a combination of academic and practical or professional experience:
* a three-year post-secondary school diploma in a related discipline at NZQA Level 7 or equivalent from a recognised tertiary provider, and demonstration of at least three years' equivalent practical or professional experience at a managerial level with at least two written references; or
* demonstration of at least five years' equivalent practical or professional experience at a senior management level, evidence of ability to study at postgraduate level, and three written references (as an employee and of your character).
English Language Competency: Applicants much have an overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 (Academic) with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent, where English is not the primary spoken language. Where English is the first language, Waiariki may require students to achieve 65 on the Waiariki English Test.
Education Organisation Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Toi Ohomai
Developed By Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Toi Ohomai
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3337
Status Current
Created March 2016
Next Review December 2016

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