Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Bachelor of Applied Business Management
Qualification Type Bachelor Degree
Level 7
Credits 360
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 in a number of discipline areas; namely:
- Accounting
- Business Analysis and Knowledge Management
- Marketing and Sales
- Supply Chain and Logistics Management
- Tourism Management
The focus of the degree is on applied business and 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 Business and Management or a specific 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.
There is also an option within the degree that provides students the opportunity to pursue an academic pathway that meets the educational requirement for membership of the Chartered Accountants Association of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). Students completing this pathway apply to CAANZ for membership.
Graduate profile
Graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Business Management will be able to:
- Apply a broad range of generic business skills, principles and practices relating to Business and Management in specified industry contexts or in general.
- Adapt and apply specialised technical knowledge and skills in a major subject area or to other business and management 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 or to business and management in general.
- Apply awareness of diverse cultural contexts in interaction with others in those contexts.
- Apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to applied management and business in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
- 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 the constantly changing global perspectives in relation to a major subject area or business and management in general, with strategic thinking and adaptability.
Outcomes specific to the majors, see the programme document.
Education pathways
Graduates may progress to:
- Graduate diploma study in various Business and Management contexts
- 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 major for the degree a student has studied and include, business analyst, management consultant, public administrator, assistant accountant, accounts clerk, financial controller, sales management, marketing management, advertising and business development, and specialist management positions with iwi business and/or within tourism organisations.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
University entry requirements or Equivalent study
Or work experience, which means a minimum of three years in one industry/business with evidence of managing people and budgets.

International: IELTS 6.0 (Academic) no band lower than 5.5, or equivalent
Education Organisation Whitireia Community Polytechnic Limited
Developed By Wellington Institute of Technology Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 4045
Status Current
Created June 2019
Next Review December 2024
Content
The core courses within the degree provide a foundation for Business and Management practice that focus on the key management functions of planning, leading, organising, and controlling, as well as developing knowledge and skill in management roles and behaviours that are relevant to contemporary business as a whole. The content of the courses for each major focuses on developing students' expertise, knowledge, skills and practice in each of those disciplines, along with industry knowledge and attributes valued in the workplace.
Component details in the Accounting, Business Analysis and Knowledge Management, Marketing and Sales, Supply Chain and Logistics Management, and Tourism Management majors, see the programme document.

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