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Bachelor of Applied Management

This course is available


Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree

Next start date

Expected Oct 2022


Open Polytechnic of New Zealand


Learn middle and upper management skills that are sought after in a wide range of industries with a Bachelor of Applied Management. This flexible degree is delivered by distance so you can build your career while you learn real-world management skills at a time and place that suits you. You also have the flexibility to select courses in the degree to suit your career aspirations.

What you will learn

When you achieve this qualification you will know how to:

  • apply the basic contemporary theories of management to a wide range of organisations
  • use accounting and other quantitative information for short and long term decision making
  • carry out management practices in accordance with key cultural, economic, ethical and legal aspects relevant to New Zealand
  • analyse problems relevant to your field of work and propose or critique possible solutions
  • design and carry out projects effectively and efficiently
  • demonstrate qualities of leadership and innovative strategic thinking.

Career opportunities

This qualification will prepare you for a career in a wide variety of areas related to management in public or private enterprises.

Bachelor of Applied Management Advanced Standing pathway

If you have completed the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) you can fast track to a Bachelor of Applied Management through our Advanced Standing pathway.

Entry criteria

To enrol in this programme you need to have one of the following: New Zealand University Entrance or Hold a diploma at Level 5 or Level 6 with a substantial work placement component, or equivalent.

If you are 20 years of age or over and do not hold the minimum entry requirements you will be eligible to be enrolled where your previous educational, work or life experience indicates you have a reasonable likelihood of success.

IELTS test – a score of 6 (Academic) with no band score lower than 5.5 or equivalent

Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First, or B2 First for Schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.

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