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Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management

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Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


6 months

Next start date

Expected Apr 2023


Eastern Institute of Technology


These qualifications are designed to apply an advanced and broad body of knowledge to your applied management knowledge and to provide you with the skills needed to keep your knowledge current. The postgraduate suite of programmes seeks to develop your applied management capabilities. The programmes have a practical focus, grounded in theory, but emphasising the application of knowledge in real world contexts.

The applied management qualification combines a masters, postgraduate diploma and a postgraduate certificate into a flexible, multi-layered programme designed to extend, deepen and consolidate your future at the forefront of business and management. You’ll gain specialised business knowledge and skills and the ability to apply business knowledge by building on existing qualifications and experience, resulting in a comprehensive understanding, professional competence and leadership skills in modern business and management. The programme will further develop your critical thinking skills and ability to lead and influence businesses and organisations for a future of commercial, community and environmental sustainability.

It’s our business to help you study, so flexible options mean you’ll be able to study full or part-time toward this qualification, as you work around other commitments such as your current employment and family.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management is a Level 8 programme of 60 credits, which enables those who have completed a bachelor degree in business, or similar, to achieve a postgraduate level qualification in the applied management area.

The programme can be completed in six months full-time or up to two years part-time, depending on your previous study and experience, and specific course preferences. It can act as an eligibility point into the masters degree for those who do not initially meet the possible requirement, and need to demonstrate their ability to study at postgraduate level. It also provides an exit qualification for students enrolled in the masters degree who, for some reason, are unable to complete the degree.

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

The MApM, PGDipApM and PGCertApM qualifications enable you to develop and/or manage a business, or pursue domestic and/or international professional careers within different types of industries and agencies. These can include the following areas:

Domestic and international markets

Financial management

Managing people and businesses

Understand different cultures and how to do business in a multi-cultural environment

Strategic planning and strategic management

Corporate planning

Managing and controlling different types of technology

Innovation and entrepreneurialism


Product and services marketing

Operations and business in the global world

Sustainable business

Research in industry and business

Business analytics

Entry criteria

An undergraduate business degree with a B pass or better, plus previous relevant work experience.

Where the candidate’s undergraduate degree does not provide the basis of study at the level required for more advanced study, students will be required to enrol in the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management in the first instance. Upon successful completion, they can choose to continue their studies to Masters degree level, either through classroom based study or research.


All applicants must demonstrate an acceptable level of English Language fluency prior to acceptance in the programme. English Language fluency can be verified by achievement of one of the following within the last two years:

New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 5 (Academic)

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0

PTE (Academic) score of 58 with no band score lower than 50

International equivalents to IELTS accepted by NZQA or successful study of a programme in which English was the language of instruction (conditions apply)

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