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Master of Applied Management (Business Management)

Master of Applied Management (Business Management)

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS ADVANCED PROGRAMME WILL ENABLE YOU TO CONFIDENTLY ENGAGE WITH RESEARCH AND ITS APPLICATION ACROSS A RANGE OF DISCIPLINES WITHIN THE APPLIED MANAGEMENT CONTEXT.

 

Graduates of this qualification are critical thinkers, effective problem solvers, future-focused and apply specialised management and leadership knowledge and capabilities to new situations within the field of business management. 

Management occupations are projected to grow rapidly over the next ten years leading to an increasing need for management professionals and there is also an increasing demand for those professionals to hold higher level qualifications. Applicants for these roles are therefore at a considerable advantage with a postgraduate qualification.

This qualification offers you three pathways: Coursework, Professional Project and Coursework, or Research Thesis. 

New Zealand offers residency under a number of categories including for those who have completed their study in New Zealand. To learn more about your specific situation, please refer to the Immigration New Zealand website or engage with a licensed immigration adviser.

Programme Summary

Level:
Level 9
Credits:
180 credits
Fees:
International fee $37,500
Fee after scholarship: $32,500
Duration:
18 months full-time
Who Can Join:
International students
Campus:
Auckland Central (Queen St)
Intakes:
July, October

Highlights

Choose your speciality

Practical courses

Interactive classes

Complete a thesis or professional research project

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YOUR EXCITING NEW CAREER AWAITS

 

This programme leads to successful careers as Project Managers, Data Analysts, Marketing Managers, Information Systems Managers and General Managers.

COURSE INFORMATION

COURSE INFORMATION

This qualification prepares you for further postgraduate study. Alternatively, it also prepares you to advance your career or enhance your own organisation.

Minimum entry requirements are:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification) in a related discipline with a grade average at Level 7/8 of B- or higher, OR
  • A combination of academic qualifications and relevant skills and knowledge acquired through work or professional experience that is deemed equivalent to the above.
  • International applicants must demonstrate that they have equivalent academic qualifications and experience. Click here for your country's equivalent academic entry requirements.  
  • If English is not your first language, you must provide:

If you need to improve your English Language skills, we offer a wide range of English programmes.

We do not accept international learners under the age of 18 at the time of enrolment.

Where there are more applicants than places available, applicants will be selected on the basis of the best academic records and their admission recommended to the Academic Director.

You may have completed an undergraduate degree in a different discipline and be working in a management role. There are no specific foundation/bridging programmes in applied management for this qualification. Where English proficiency does not meet the required IELTS level, you may pathway to this qualification by completing the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 5).

You'll learn using an online learning platform called Moodle. This means that, no matter where you are, you have easy access to all your course content. You also have access to Office 365, including Microsoft Teams, which you can use as part of your interaction with lecturers and classmates.

You will be expected to spend about 300 hours per study block on your course work. This includes both scheduled class time and self-directed study. For on-campus students, some of these hours may be spent in a workplace gaining hands-on experience and developing important industry and business connections.

The Master of Applied Management has three pathway options

1. Coursework

Complete the four compulsory courses listed below plus eight other courses (including at least three Level 9 courses) from the electives list.

2. Professional Project and coursework

Complete the four compulsory courses listed below plus Professional Project (45 credits, Level 9) and five courses at Level 8 and Level 9 (at least two courses must be at Level 9) from the electives list. 

3. Research Thesis

Complete the four compulsory courses listed below plus Research Thesis (120 credits, Level 9). 

COMPULSORY

 

 

 

Course name

Course description

Level

Credits

Capabilities for Managers

Gain a critical awareness of the skills needed to manage complex organisations

8

15 

Research and Enquiry

Achieve the skills needed to undertake small-scale professional projects within organisations

8

15 

Analytics for Managers 

Achieve the skills needed to critically evaluate data for decision making within applied management

8

15 

Project Management

Develop critical analysis and application skills in project management 

8

15 

ELECTIVES       
Elective name Description  Level  Credits 

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Learn how to analyse the processes associated with managing entrepreneurship and innovation within both new ventures and existing firms and to assess the significant issues associated with utilising these managerial concepts to optimise organisational performance

15 

Managing for Sustainability 

Develop sustainable practice capabilities and learn how to apply these capabilities to a variety of applied settings as a sustainable practice manager

15

Marketing in a Digital Age

Gain the marketing management capabilities necessary to organise and manage for growth and profitability in a digital age 

15 

Financial Decision Making 

Enables you to apply the concepts, theory and analytical techniques of finance to investment, financing and dividend decisions of a firm

8

15

Applied Human Resource Management

Gain the skills needed for management of human resources within contemporary Aotearoa/New Zealand organisations

8

15

Cross-cultural Management 

Develop the capabilities to evaluate the issues that arise in the leadership of organisations when managers address culturally-determined differences in employee values, attitudes and behaviours

15 

Corporate Governance and Leadership 

Evaluate complex corporate governance and leadership challenges in the context of different ownership structures. This will include governance and leadership models in the context of indigenous organisations, and the importance of the Treaty of Waitangi

15 

Managing Change and Adversity 

Critically analyse the processes associated with achieving organisational growth, effective management of change, and the implementation of actions to respond to adversity, including how iwi/M¯aori organisations have managed post settlement growth

15 

Management of Information Systems

To enable students to understand how information systems should be managed in order to assist in the achievement of the strategic goals of organisations.

9  

15

Recognition of Prior Learning including cross credit or credit transfer are available for this programme. 

Advanced standing is available for up to 60 credits in this programme through the process of assessment of prior learning. Students may use a combination of formal and informal learning experiences to support their application. 

The following courses are not available for credit recognition:

  • AM801002 Capabilities for Managers 
  • AM901001 Professional Project 
  • AM902001 Research Thesis