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Aspire2 International Business and Technology Limited


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Graduate Diploma in Applied Management (Level 7)

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Level of study:
Tuition fees:
1 year
Start date: 18-August-2021
Christchurch Campus
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Our one-year Graduate Diploma in Applied Management will build on your existing business expertise and equip you with the technical and decision-making skills you need for success as a professional business manager in New Zealand and internationally.

Develop specialised skills to forge a career in the industry of your choice. Build practical proficiency in relevant business settings and sharpen your critical thinking, strategic decision making and advanced analytic skills. Gain real world experience in a retail, project management or tourism and hospitality management environment – and graduate not only with a highly relevant, multi-disciplinary qualification but also with invaluable industry networks and business links in New Zealand.

This programme has two components:

Compulsory – You will gain the fundamental concepts and skills you need in basic business management and planning, to deliver workable business solutions. Skills include people management, organisational behaviour, marketing and business communication, applied accounting, budgeting and strategic operational management.

Specialisation – You will focus on a specific area of business management, consisting of two modules, in your area of interest.

You must study all core papers plus two papers from your area of specialisation.


Core modules

  • DAM761 Managing People and Organisational Behaviour
  • DAM661 Business and Marketing Communication
  • DAM561 Applied Accounting and Budgeting
  • DAM762 Strategic Operational Management

Specialisation Strands: Both papers from your strand choice must be completed:

Tourism and Hospitality Management

  • New Zealand Tourism Management
  • New Zealand Hospitality Management

Retail Management

  • Functions of Retail Management
  • Retail Customer Orientation

Project Management

  • Managing Projects
  • Project Quality Assurance

Education Pathway

Graduates of this qualification may undertake further study towards degree programmes across a number of business disciplines or towards professional qualifications at a range of tertiary institutions both within New Zealand and abroad.

Employment Pathway

Graduates of this qualification will have a firm understanding of core business concepts coupled with practical application skills acquired through their specialisations strands, research and acquired knowledge. They will be able to work effectively in professional entry to mid-level management roles across a large range of sectors in established and start-up organisations with both large and small organisational contexts.

Graduates will gain the skills required to integrate into New Zealand organisations and contribute confidently within a range of organisational frameworks and functions.

They will be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of business management concepts underpinning the functional areas of strategic management, accounting and finance, business communication, marketing management, organisational behaviour, and people management.

Key information for students due to COVID-19: Aspire2 International has resumed face-to-face classes, and are accepting migrants, international students, and expats who are already in New Zealand. If you are an international student who is interested in studying with Aspire2 International, check back regularly and follow us on Social Media – so you can be updated on when our border will be open again to international students!

Entry criteria

To be eligible to take this programme of study, applicants need to:

  • Be 20+ years of age
  • Have successfully completed an undergraduate degree or higher, or provided evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience and have gained approval from the Academic Board for special admission.

Meet an English language requirement:

  • Provide evidence of an IELTS overall band score of at least 6.0 (Academic), with no individual band less than 5.5
  • Have a Pearson academic Test score of 50 and above with no individual band score less than 42
  • In Language Certificate have a C1 Expert Test PASS with no less than a pass in each skill


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