New Zealand Education - Think New Logo

Institute of Technology or Polytechnic

Southern Institute of Technology
Southern Institute of Technology logo

Graduate Certificate in Management

This course is available


Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


Southern Institute of Technology


Further or jumpstart your management career with the Graduate Certificate in Management. Develop and refine your leadership skills in business and management.

You will learn different relevant strategies and practices that you can apply in the workplace in New Zealand or internationally.

The Graduate Certificate in Management is a half year full-time programme specialising in management or marketing.

This course is aimed at those who already have a degree or those with extensive work experience.

Course Content

Compulsory Papers

  • MAN734 Strategic Management

Elective papers

30 credits from the following list of papers:

  • CON759 Contemporary Issues
  • ETH760 Business Ethics
  • IBS790 International Business
  • HTM706 Sustainability in Tourism
  • MAN735 Advanced HRM
  • MKT776 Event Management
  • WEP700 Workplace Experience

15 credits from the following list of papers:

  • HTM608 Entrepreneurship
  • MAN615 Organisational Behaviour
  • MAN632 Operations Management
  • MAN633 Human Resource Development
  • MAN635 Employment Relations

MGT219 Change Management

Career opportunities:

Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Management will have developed skills and knowledge in that specialist business area. The programme provides the theoretical, practical and professional skills appropriate for employment or further study in the sector.

Graduates will be qualified to work in a range of management positions, and business consulting in many industries

Satisfactory Completion

Every candidate for the qualification of Graduate Certificate in Management is required to follow to the satisfaction of the Board of Studies, a programme of study for a minimum period of half a year (one 17 week semester).

The overall programme of study for every candidate requires 60 credits for successful completion of the qualification. Individual papers may have specific pre-requisites or other knowledge/skill requirements, which may be required to be satisfied by students.

In order to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Applied Management, the student will have been credited with all required papers and electives as specified in the programme schedule.

A student completing the graduate diplomas will normally be expected to complete the half year programme (full-time equivalent) within three years.

Notwithstanding the requirements set out above, the Head of Faculty with the approval and recommendation of the Board of Studies may allow a student a longer period to complete the programme.

Entry criteria

Applicants must have obtained at least an undergraduate degree in any discipline or be a mature student aged at least 20 years and supply evidence of at least three years relevant work experience. Each mature applicant must provide their curriculum vitae detailing any relevant work experience and academic achievements. The programme manager will use this information to assess whether the applicant is likely to successfully complete the graduate certificate programme.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • Cambridge English Examination - 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.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
  • Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

Studying in NZ

Border reopeningPlan your study experience

Share this course

Share this course