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Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management (Level 7)

This course is available


Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


MIT Manukau


Programme highlights

Do you want a career in operations management?

Learn what it takes to make businesses more efficient and profitable with the Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management.

You will have the choice of several study pathways to shape the kind of career you want.

You will also graduate with hands-on experience working on a project for a local business.

Fast-track your programme of study to graduate sooner

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme is designed for those who already have the on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below seven courses (120 credits):

Level 6

343.607 Project Management (15 credits)

343.611 Operations Management (15 credits)

and one course selected from below:

311.647 Intermediate Management Accounting (15 credits)

311.650 Introduction to Finance (15 credits)

342.619 Industrial Relations (15 credits)

342.620 Human Resources (15 credits)

Level 7

341.738 Product Development (15 credits)

341.753 Industry Project Part A (15 Credits)

341.754 Industry Project Part B (30 Credits)

343.705 Resource Integration Management (15 credits)

Career opportunities

New Zealand's industrial sector is a huge part of the economy, both domestically and through exporting to the world. These businesses always need Consultants, supervisors and managers in the production and manufacturing sector, who understand the ways that people and processes work together to produce real results. From human resources to management accounting, your elective course will help shape the kind of career you wish to pursue.

Entry criteria

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

successfully completed a bachelor's degree in any field excluding the specific graduate diploma field or

successfully completed a Level 6 or 7 diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a bachelor's degree) or

evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience e.g. three years' full-time work experience (relevant to business studies);

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 of 5 TWE); TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); Cambridge English Examinations: 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; Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42.

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