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Otago Polytechnic

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Master of Applied Management (Business Management)

Key information

Level of study:
Master's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
18 months
Start date: Expected January-2022
Campus:
Auckland International Campus
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Course details

Summary

Successful completion of this advanced programme will enable you to confidently engage with research and its application across a range of disciplines within the applied management context. Graduates of this qualification are critical thinkers, effective problem solvers, future-focused and apply specialised management and leadership knowledge and capabilities to new situations within the field of business management.

Management occupations are projected to grow rapidly over the next ten years leading to an increasing need for management professionals and there is also an increasing demand for those professionals to hold higher level qualifications. Applicants for these roles are therefore at a considerable advantage with a postgraduate qualification.

This qualification offers you three pathway options: Coursework, Professional Project and Coursework, or Research Thesis.

Graduate pathways

This qualification prepares you for further postgraduate study. Alternatively, it also prepares you to advance your career or enhance your own organisation.

Pathways into this programme

You may have completed an undergraduate degree in a different discipline and be working in a management role. There are no specific foundation/bridging programmes in applied management for this qualification. Where English proficiency does not meet the required IELTS level, you may pathway to this qualification by completing the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Professional/Academic) (Level 5) which is available at Otago Polytechnic.

The Master of Applied Management has three pathway options.

1. Coursework

Complete the four compulsory courses plus eight other courses (including at least three Level 9 courses) from the electives list.

2. Professional Project and coursework

Complete the four compulsory courses plus Professional Project (45 credits, Level 9) and five courses at Level 8 and Level 9 (at least two courses must be at Level 9) from the electives list.

3. Research Thesis

Complete the four compulsory courses plus Research Thesis (120 credits, Level 9).

Further study options

Successful completion of this programme can lead to further postgraduate study or you could undertake academic research. Alternatively, you could enhance the management and leadership of organisations.

Entry criteria

Minimum entry requirements are:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification) in a related discipline with a grade average at Level 7 or B- or higher, 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

If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in any band.

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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