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Ara Institute of Canterbury

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Ara Institute of Canterbury

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Bachelor of Applied Management (Business Transformation and Change)

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: July-2020
Campus:
Ara Institute of Canterbury
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Course details

Summary

Gain the specialist skills to plan, lead and manage change within diverse businesses and organisations.

In your first year of study you will develop knowledge in core business strategies including accounting, business communication, commercial law, business heritage, culture and sustainability, marketing, computing, management and applied research.

In your second and third years the focus is on business transformation and change - you will be able to recognise where and when change is required and how to implement plans and monitor the change process. You will study:

  • Organisational Behaviour - Investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structures have on staff behaviour.
  • Principles of Leadership - Builds personal capabilities with an understanding of effective leadership concepts and principles.
  • Project Management - Learn to create and use project plans using MS Project®.
  • Business Transformation and Change - Aligns business strategy, culture and management capability with the need for efficient transitions.
  • Strategic Management - Explores organisational effectiveness with well-structured strategic goals, plans and actions.

As part of your studies you will also complete a cooperative education project where you will work hands-on within a business environment applying your learning for a minimum of 400 hours.

You will also complete a significant research project for your host organisation.

Programme structure

To complete this Degree you are required to complete 360 credits. To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Career Opportunities

On completion of this qualification you will have developed expertise to recognise where change is required. Additionally you will have the skill to plan for change, recognising and integrating organisational needs while ensuring a focus on staff is not lost. To complete your skills you will have the ability to implement and monitor change processes.

Career opportunities include project leadership, change management/advisory roles, coaching, training/learning and development, strategic planning, performance management and organisational development roles.

Study Pathways

With this qualification you can complete any of our graduate diplomas in a different area of business to enhance your skills.

Entry criteria

Academic requirements

University Entrance: NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved subjects

OR
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Ara Business and ICT Pathway or equivalent

Note: If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

Alternative requirements

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

English language requirements:

IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5

SPEAKING – 5.5
READING - 5.5
WRITING - 5.5
LISTENING – 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 or higher (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

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