1 Year full time
Businesses and their environments are constantly changing.
We need to adapt to changes from the internal and external environment more than ever. Change is necessary to compete in local and international markets. Thus, knowledge about changes and skills in marketing, operations management, leadership and other organisational functions are necessary to set yourself apart from other applicants applying for the same jobs.
1 Year full time
At NZIE it is all about preparing and delivering capable professionals into New Zealand’s growing businesses and economy. We’ll get you working together with a NZ company, so you can develop your management and leadership skills in a practical environment through our research and internship programme*.
A unique feature of the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Business is that there are no ‘majors’. So you’ll be able to select your ‘field of study’ based on your previous qualifications and/or work experience. This can include health, engineering, hospitality, IT, finance, marketing, or business management and many more subject areas.
*The majority of internships are unpaid and part-time for a maximum of 10-weeks.
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* Most internships are unpaid and part-time for a maximum of 10 weeks.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Business is a level 8 qualification on the NZQA framework.
The primary aim of this programme is to enable you to further develop your management skills and the ability to effectively analyse and improve the organisational capabilities required to enable a business to change, survive and grow in an increasingly uncertain and changing global environment.
Through applied practice and advancing theoretical knowledge, you will generate solutions to business problems and opportunities in a chosen organisation or business. When graduate you will be able to use your enhanced knowledge, skills and capabilities to proceed to further studies or to obtain employment in positions of responsibility within their chosen field.
You will gain advanced theoretical, practice and research-based knowledge in a variety of areas that are relevant to organisations today. Through the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Business, you will gain management skills and the ability to analyse and improve organisational capabilities to enable organisations to change and grow in this constantly changing environment.
Our goal is to prepare students for the future by providing top-class education in Business. And also giving students the practical experience they need in the employment market. So you will have the opportunity to search and apply for an internship of your interests. NZIE also has a variety of industry links.
When you graduate you will be able to:
Choosing to study a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Business will enable you to gain employment in roles, such as Assistant Manager, Supervisor, Team Leader in areas such as general management, business development, project management, HR management, etc.
This government department funds institutes to accept local domestic students. This means that New Zealanders can study at NZIE and also access the Student Loan and Allowance scheme to support them through their studies. https://www.tec.govt.nz/
Domestic and international students must have completed:
NZQF level 5, or
a 3-year Diploma, or
in a field related to the applicant’s chosen major for the Advanced Management, International Marketing, and Hospitality Management majors; in an engineering discipline for the Engineering Management major; or in a health care-related discipline for the Healthcare Management major.
In lieu of a formal qualification, applicants may apply if they have at least three years suitable work experience. Under this criteria it is expected the work experience be directly related to the field the applicant wishes to major. The suitability of the applicant will be assessed and decided by the NZIE Academic Board.
Applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to have an IELTS academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5, or TOEFL (pBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE), or TOEFL (iBT) score of 60 (with writing score of 18), or Cambridge English Examinations FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill, or NZCEL Level 4, with the academic endorsement, or Pearson Test of English (Academic) with an Academic score of 50, or City & Guilds IESOL, B2 communicator or with a score of 66. Results must come from one test conducted in the last 2 years.
Students will gain competence in applied business research. They will work collaboratively in a NZ organisation to provide solutions and recommendations to a business problem or opportunity identified. Also, students will develop research skills and develop knowledge about research methodologies to be adopted to collect data. The findings of the applied research project will be used in the company in which the student worked during the time of the internship.
Students will develop critical people skills and capabilities required by managers in New Zealand’s dynamic business environment. Students will enable students to consider areas for self-development and gain an understanding of interpersonal skills as well as problem-solving skills, cultural awareness and their impact on organisational performance.
Students will develop knowledge and problem-solving skills using marketing strategies and practices in a wide variety of organisations, including not for profit, business to business and global markets. Students will learn and examine the challenges and opportunities current marketing practitioners face due to constant changes in the firm’s environment.
Students will critically examine a range of leadership principles, theories, models and how they can be applied in the New Zealand context. The course also provides students with a critical understanding of governance, strategy and knowledge management, and how these aspects impact performance in the New Zealand context.
Students will gain advanced knowledge and skills to understand the application of human resource management. Students will learn and examine: contemporary HRM models/theories, corporate culture and its influence on HRM, change management as well as performance and productivity through the lens of HRM.
Students will identify and examine business risks including financial risks using relevant tools and portfolio models. Students will be able to advise the business of the potential and perceived risks and take corrective action and proactive steps to minimise risk for organisations.
Students will gain the opportunity to work in a NZ business or organisation within their chosen field and further develop business and management skills and knowledge. This course will also enable the student to use the skills and knowledge they learned within the organisation and to make recommendations. In addition, the student will be able to self reflect on their personal performance during the internship.