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Bachelor of Applied Management

This course is available


Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Apr 2023


Auckland International Campus


Gain a business degree based in real-world knowledge. As organisations are constantly changing, real-life learning is more relevant than ever.

This programme has industry experiences at its centre with case studies and workplace-based or focused assignments. The practical learning doesn’t stop there as you’ll also complete an internship during your third year. This internship will place you within a real-world business where you’ll need to complete a research project as part of your time with the organisation.

Through this hands-on learning experience, you’ll develop the understanding and skills to work in a range of management environments at operational and strategic levels – not to mention the great industry and business connections you’ll also make!

At our Dunedin Campus, you can either create a personalised degree by choosing from a range of elective options or choose to fully-focus on an area that interests you most such as Human Resources, Event Management or Sales and Marketing. New elective papers include Contemporary Communication, and Design Thinking. Our Auckland International Campus offers papers in areas such as Entrepreneurship, Consumer Behaviour and Leadership in Action. Both campuses embrace our commitment to sustainability with a sustainability perspective embedded across all courses. Apply now and become a work-ready and future-ready business professional ready to take on the world!

What will I learn during the Dunedin-based programme?

The great thing about this degree is that you can choose to focus on an area that interests you (or develop a study pathway with the Programme Leader). We offer the below specialty areas (although not all are available every year): Accounting, Event Management, Human Resource Management, Sales and Marketing, Strategic Management, Tourism Management

Entry criteria

If you are under 20, students must have:

Students need to have achieved a secondary school qualification that is equivalent to New Zealand’s NCEA levels (National Certificate of Educational Achievement). Entry requirements vary from country to country.

If you are over 20, you must supply evidence of industry experience and/or alternative qualifications such as the New Zealand Diploma in Business.

International students will be individually assessed to ensure they meet degree-level entry requirements.

If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, with no less than 5.5 in any band.

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 Qualifications: 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

Language Certificate: C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

*Due to Covid-19 disruption, if you studied and achieved NCEA Level 3 during 2020 you only need 12 credits per Level 3 subject (i.e. a total of 36 credits).

Until start date (Dunedin); anytime (Auckland)

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