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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Business Level 8

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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.

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17 February 2020,
4 May 2020,
20 July 2020,
5 October 2020

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Business Level 8

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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.

  1. Work in a New Zealand business within your chosen field, and develop your management skills and knowledge.
  2. Develop actionable managerial capabilities that can be practiced throughout the programme.
  3. Evolve analytical and critical thinking skills.
  4. Propose solutions to real-life problems or opportunities of organisations.
  5. Expand and refine your skills and knowledge through a 10-week internship* in your chosen industry.
  6. Create a portfolio of work which can be presented to future employers and increase your career prospects.
  7. The programme has been co-created with NZ Businesses, so you’ll come away with a recognised industry qualification.
  8. Our personal approach and tutorial-style classes means you’ll get all the support you need to succeed.
  9. The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Business is delivered in partnership with your chosen business and industry so you’ll develop and apply strategies in ‘real’ business situations.
  10. NZIE’s Think Recruit service will assist you with work experience and internship* opportunities to get into the job market.

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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.

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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:

  • Use your enhanced knowledge, skills and capabilities to proceed to further studies; or
  • Obtain employment in positions of responsibility within your chosen field.

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.

$7,959

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  • A fully practical and interactive learning experience
  • Tuition by experienced industry experts
  • Career assistance through our Student Services
  • Part-time study options for domestic students
  • Approved and Accredited by New Zealand Qualification Authority and Tertiary Education Commission

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NZIE is accredited and approved by:

New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA)

This is a government department that sets the standards for courses and quality. https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/. NZIE is a Category 2 Provider. You can find the last EER report here.

Tertiary Education Commission (TEC)

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/

Course Content

CREDITS 15
    |    LEVEL 8

PGDAB801 Applied Business Research Project

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.

CREDITS 15
    |    LEVEL 8

PGDAB802 Managerial Self-Development

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.

CREDITS 15
    |    LEVEL 8

PGDAB803 Marketing Strategy and Practice

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.

CREDITS 15
    |    LEVEL 8

PGDAB804 Executive Leadership and Management Practice

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.

CREDITS 15
    |    LEVEL 8

PGDAB805 Advanced Human Resource Management

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.

CREDITS 15
    |    LEVEL 8

PGDAB806 Advanced Operations Management Practice

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.

CREDITS 15
    |    LEVEL 8

PGDAB807 Internship

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.

Entry Criteria:

To be admitted into NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 Academic, all applicants must meet the following requirements:  

a) Be a speaker of English as an additional language; and
 
b) Hold a NZCEL Applied Level 3 [3667] or the NZCEL General Level 4) [1882]) qualification; or 
 
c) Pass an NZIE entry test that meets the requirements for the CEFR B2 requirements or equivalent; and
 
d) Be of a minimum age of 16 years or older; and
 
e) Be a New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency OR Certificate of Refugee Status and evidence of eligibility to study for the duration of enrolment; OR Have a student visa

Entry Criteria:

To be admitted into NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 General, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

a) Be a speaker of English as an additional language; and

b) Hold a NZCEL Applied Level 3 [3667] qualification; or

c) Pass an NZIE entry test that meets the requirements for the CEFR B2 requirements or equivalent; and

d) Be of a minimum age of 16 years or older; and.

e) Be a New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency OR Certificate of Refugee Status and evidence of eligibility to study for the duration of enrolment.

Entry Criteria:

To be admitted into NZ Certificate in English Language Level 3 General, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

a) Be a speaker of English as an additional language; and

b) Hold a NZCEL Level 2 qualification; or

c) Pass an NZIE entry test that meets the requirements for the CEFR mid B1 requirements or equivalent; and

d) Be of a minimum age of 16 years or older; and.

e) Be a New Zealand citizen or resident; or have Certificate of Refugee Status and evidence of eligibility to study for the duration of enrolment.

Fees 2020

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Fees-Free Study.  

You are only eligible for Fees-Free if you haven’t previously undertaken more than 60 credits (half a year of equivalent full-time tertiary education, 0.5 EFTS) at Level 3 or above on the NZQF – New Zealand Qualifications Framework.

To check if you meet the requirements, visit the New Zealand Government’s Fees-Free website and enter your National Student Number (NSN)

If you do not have an NSN, contact your Student Support Advisor.

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