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Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


6 months

Next start date

Expected Apr 2023


Auckland International Campus


The demand for management roles is expected to grow quickly over the next ten years.

There is also an increasing demand for people within these roles to hold higher level qualifications. So, a postgraduate qualification will give you a competitive advantage.

This programme will improve your management ability with course options such as Project Management, Analytics for Managers and Financial Decision Making. You begin with two compulsory courses - Capabilities for Managers, and Research and Enquiry - and then choose another two electives.

The flexibility of this qualification allows you to match your learning with particular employment opportunities you may have identified. In Auckland, this programme is offered by Future Skills Academy due to a sub-contract arrangement with Otago Polytechnic.

Delivery and start dates

This programme has three different delivery options.

In Auckland, this programme is offered on campus by Future Skills Academy due to a sub-contract arrangement with Otago Polytechnic. It has intakes in February, April July and October.

For international students outside of New Zealand, this programme is available online and has the same intakes as the Auckland programme.

At our Dunedin Campus, this programme has intakes in February and July.

Entry criteria

Minimum academic entry requirements are

A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification) in a related discipline, OR

A combination of academic qualifications and relevant skills and knowledge acquired through work or professional experience that is deemed equivalent to the above.

International applicants must demonstrate that they have equivalent academic qualifications and experience

If English is not your first language, you must provide:

New Zealand University Entrance OR
Overall Academic IELTS 6.5 with no individual band score lower than 6.0 (achieved in one test completed in the last two years), OR

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 590 (with an essay score of 5.5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 79 (with a writing score of 21)

Cambridge English Qualifications: C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill;

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

Language Certificate: 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

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