Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Graduate Diploma in Applied Business Management
Qualification Type Graduate Diploma
Level 7
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Management and Commerce » Business and Management » Business Management
Strategic Purpose Statement
This qualification provides a versatile programme of study for students who wish to enter the world of business and management, or retrain in a number of discipline areas; namely:
- Accounting
- Business Analysis and Knowledge Management
- Marketing and Sales
- Operations Management
- Supply Chain and Logistics Management
- Tourism Management

The focus of the graduate diploma is on Applied Business Management in those fields, and the development of skills and knowledge that are valued in a range of occupations and professions and in the wider community. The incorporation of industry-focused or industry-based projects develops specific skills in a discipline as well as transferable skills needed for collaborative and entrepreneurial work. Students will graduate with an expectation of ongoing change throughout their careers, and with the skills, attributes and capability to adapt to such changes.
Graduate profile
On successful completion of the Graduate Diploma students will have the ability to:
* Adapt and apply specialised technical knowledge and skills in a major subject area and to other business fields.
* Acquire and apply new knowledge and skills relative to business and management, as an individual and collaboratively.
* Acquire and analyse information from a variety of sources and communicate complex ideas orally and in writing within a range of business contexts.
* Apply critical and creative thinking skills in an organised approach to problem solving and decision making within a chosen major.
* Apply awareness of diverse cultural contexts in interaction with others in those contexts.
* Apply innovative, creative and entrepreneurial approaches to business development and issues.
* Assess and apply ethical awareness, social responsibility and sustainable practices within the workplace and community.
* Apply awareness of constantly changing global perspectives in relation to a major subject area with strategic thinking and adaptability.
Outcomes specific to each strand, please refer to the programme document.
Education pathways
Graduates may progress to:
- Graduate diploma study in a new discipline
- Postgraduate degree or diploma study
- Teacher training programmes
Employment pathways
Opportunities include employment in public organisations, private companies, and self-employment.
Graduate employment opportunities depend on which strand a student has studied and include, business analyst, accounts clerk, financial controller, sales management, marketing management, advertising and business development, supervisory roles, and specialist management positions with tourism organisations.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
A three year Bachelor degree or Equivalent study
Or work experience, which means a minimum of three years in one industry/business with evidence of managing people and budgets.
Students enrolling in the Accounting strand need to have completed a three year Bachelor degree that includes a minimum of 15 credits in Introductory Accounting or Accounting Principles.
International: IELTS 6.0 (Academic) no band lower than 5.5, or equivalent
Education Organisation 2 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Wellington Institute of Technology Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 4044
Status Current
Created June 2019
Last Reviewed August 2019
Next Review December 2024
Content
Year 3 Core courses - for all strands
BM7211 Industry Project (Part A)
(15 credits)
To prepare students for an applied industry project related to their area of study.

BM7212 Industry Project (Part B)
(30 credits)
To enable students to carry out a significant project related to their area of study for a specific organisation; and apply theoretical learning to an organisational issue.

Accounting
AM6203 Intermediate Financial Accounting
Students will apply the regulatory and technical aspects of financial accounting and external reporting for companies and evaluate financial and non-financial information.

AM6204 Intermediate Management Accounting
Students will collect, interpret, present and use relevant management accounting information for an organisation to effectively plan, control and make appropriate decisions regarding business operations.

AM6205 Taxation in New Zealand
Students will apply knowledge of taxation rules to New Zealand taxable entities in a range of situations.

AM7302 Advanced Financial Accounting
To enable students to develop an understanding and critical awareness of financial accounting issues within New Zealand and international context.

AM7303 Advanced Management Accounting
To provide students with advanced techniques and skills to be able to provide and evaluate accounting information, including its behavioural implications and contribute to organisational success

Business Analysis & Knowledge Management

AM6211 Introduction to Business Analysis
To provide students with an understanding of what Business Analysis is, what the business analyst's role is in an organisation and how they assist the organisation to analyse the current situation (issues and opportunities), design appropriate solutions and deliver better business outcomes.

AM6225 Operations Management
The aim of this course is to give students an understanding of the concepts and analytical methods that contribute to the systematic direction and control of the processes that transform inputs into completed goods and services, with focus on the efficient and effective management of resources.

AM6210 Systems Analysis and Design
To introduce students to the roles of information technology (IT) and information management in business and to gather and analyse data with the purpose of identifying ways in which IT solutions can add value to a business.

BM7203 Contemporary Issues in Knowledge Management
Students will investigate, from a practical perspective, major issues facing organisations in adopting, implementing and using information systems for competitive advantage.

BM7204 Strategic Knowledge Management
This course provides a strategic view of knowledge management, and how knowledge assets are managed for the purpose of creating value and meeting organisational goals and requirements.

Marketing & Sales
BM6208 Buyer Behaviour
Students will understand buyer behaviour in consumer and business markets and develop appropriate marketing communication strategies to reach consumer and business markets in the digital era.
BM6209 Selling and Sales Management
To enable students to demonstrate knowledge of, and apply the principles and practices of personal selling as used by organisations to develop long-term relationships with customers while integrating current technologies into personal selling and sales management practices.
AM6217 Services Marketing Management
Students will understand the roles, functions and application of services marketing management within contemporary New Zealand organisations. They will explore the key resources, skills, techniques, attitudes and ethics required to operate successfully in a range of service environments.
AM7320 International Marketing
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of marketing from an international perspective. The course enables the participants to acquire an understanding of the International marketing environment, including the cultural and social environment

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