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Master of Applied Management (Level 9)

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Master's Degree


18 months

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Southern Institute of Technology


The Master of Applied Management is aimed at management practitioners and recent graduates (domestic and international), wishing to undertake an advanced programme of study in order to prepare for further study or to assist with obtaining a more senior position. Public and private sector organizations employing graduates of the Master of Applied Management will benefit from the advanced knowledge and capabilities (including analytical, managerial and research) that the graduates have acquired during their programme of study.

Course Content

Master of Applied Management students will undertake a coherent programme of 180 credits approved by the Programme Manager with the following pathway:

Both of these compulsory Papers:

  • MGT804 Research methodology and Proposal – 30 credits
  • MGT910 Research Project – 60 credits

Plus 90 credits from the following elective papers:

  • MGT805 Applied Management – 30 credits
  • MGT806 International Management – 30 credits
  • MGT807 Sustainable Business Practices – 30 credits
  • MGT827 Applied Marketing – 30 credits

MGT810 Applied Project – 30 credits – only by application and must be approved by the Head of Faculty or designate

Career Opportunities

For graduates who know they want to become business leaders, SIT's Master of Applied Management can be a way to start achieving your career goals more quickly. This Masters programme will give you the tools to advance your management, decision-making and problem-solving skills so you can move into senior managerial positions.

The variety of sectors and organisation types this qualification can apply to is huge – almost every type of organisation has scope for management careers. Graduates may opt to become self-employed practitioners, or pursue domestic and/or international professional careers in roles such as general manager, operations manager, international manager, human resource manager, marketing manager, or management consultant.

Graduates of the Master of Applied Management will be able to:

  • Design, carry out and communicate the results of significant research projects in the field of management studies and relate the findings to professional and research literature
  • Analyse and critique professional and research publications in management studies and related subject areas, identify practical applications and relate findings to their own research
  • Evaluate the positive and negative impacts of business and management practices on society and address related ethical and professional issues
  • Demonstrate mastery of complex concepts and theories in the field of management studies and their application in solving practical problems
  • Apply their analytical, managerial and research capabilities to unfamiliar situations involving the application of management practices
  • Think critically and act responsibly when confronted with academic or professional challenges
  • Demonstrate high levels of skill in a management or research role in an organisation.

Satisfactory Completion

To be awarded the Master of Applied Management, students will have been credited with all required papers and electives as specified in the schedule of papers. The total credit value of the Master of Applied Management is 180 credits.

Entry criteria

Students will have completed all requirements of a relevant bachelor's degree, graduate diploma, postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma with at least a B grade average at Level 7 or higher.

Special Admission

Notwithstanding the above admission criteria, in exceptional circumstances, a mature aged applicant who can show evidence of ability to succeed in the programmes may be considered for admission, provided the applicant has successfully completed an approved course or programme, or has relevant work experience, which is deemed to meet the required standard for entry.

English language requirement:

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 590 (with an essay score 5.5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 79 (with a writing score of 21)
  • Cambridge English Examination - C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
  • OET- Minimum of Grade C+ or 300 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 5 (Academic) or (Professional) b) Level 5
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 58 with no band score lower than 50
  • Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill or C2 Mastery IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE- ISE III with no less than pass in any band

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