Bachelor of Applied Management

3 Years
Whangārei & Auckland

Explore today’s changing and dynamic business environment. Learn to apply management skills at operational and strategic levels.

Learn in an interactive learning environment that reflects the changing nature of business nationally and globally. You will gain an understanding of the factors that impact people’s behaviour in organisations, learn processes to manage projects and change in the workplace, and explore developing and managing people. You have the opportunity to apply your learning to the real world in an industry project.

NorthTec delivers this degree programme in collaboration with six other Te Pūkenga subsidiaries in New Zealand. Sharing resources, knowledge and research capabilities ensures our students benefit from the latest teaching and management practices to ensure their future success.

Study Pathways

The first year of this degree (Level 5) is aligned with the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) - offered through Open Polytechnic and other Te Pūkenga providers. Once completed, learners progress into year 2 (Level 6) of the Bachelor of Applied Management at NorthTec.

Year 1

(Te Pūkenga offerings are available to domestic students only)

Year 2 & 3 – NorthTec

A range of majors and elective courses are offered in this programme and may vary in each academic year.

Project Management

Whangārei only - Gain the skills and expertise to manage projects from start to finish, to deliver projects on time and to budget. Managing projects is an exciting career path and can be utilised anywhere in the world. You will develop the theory and practical applications required of project managers and also have the opportunity to join the NZ Project Management Institute and complete their professional examinations.

Leadership and Management

Whangārei and Auckland - There is more to management than being a good leader. It means having an understanding of the complexities of management processes, planning and the New Zealand business environment. Advance yourself – gain the tools to motivate, engage, make change, achieve objectives, manage workflows and ensure you are meeting all your necessary legal and organisational requirements as a manager.

Māori Enterprise

Whangārei only - Our unique Māori World view, language and culture is an amazing point of difference recognised all over the globe! Mātauranga Māori (traditional Māori knowledge) has a huge contribution to make to help design principled-based solutions throughout the business world and wider community. While designed with tangata whenua in mind, the Māori Enterprise Major is actually for anyone who is interested in Māori enterprise. The major focuses on Māori values, practices and perspectives on organisations, business and industry.

Business Information Systems

Auckland only - Skills covered range from e-commerce and web design through to financial information systems and programming.

Alternate Pathways

Students who have completed the NZIM Diploma in Management, New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) or New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6) or similar at NorthTec or other institutions are welcomed and encouraged to transfer their courses to Bachelor of Applied Management.

Students who have completed courses in the Bachelor of Applied Management programme at Otago Polytechnic, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Manukau Institute of Technology or other tertiary institutions will receive the specified credit for those courses where NorthTec has appropriate approvals in place.

On completion of this programme, you will have a sound understanding of the dynamic and changing environment in which management takes place, enabling you to apply your knowledge at both operational and strategic levels in a range of industries, businesses and professions including: Professionally Qualified Accountant, Project Manager, Business Consultant, Strategic Manager, Entrepreneur, Event Manager, Business Development Manager, Chief Executive, Sales and Marketing Manager, Hospitality, Account Manager, Government, Health, Human Resource Manager.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English.
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Applicants under 20 years of age require a minimum of NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance.

Applicants aged 20 years or over need to must provide evidence of their ability to successfully study at tertiary level. Level 4 or 5 courses or programmes are preferred.

All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Applicants for whom English is not their first language must achieve an IELTS academic score of no less than 6.0 (with no bands lower than 5.5) or hold an equivalent score from a recognised alternative English Proficiency Test.

All applicants may be required to undertake an internal NorthTec English language placement test to confirm their current level of English proficiency. This will include writing and speaking components.

Intakes & Applications

Dates & Bookings

This programme is not open to international students.

Youth Guarantee Fund*

If you are aged 16 to 24, you could study for FREE as part of the government's Youth Guarantee fund. To qualify for the Youth Guarantee fund, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete an application for a course that is covered by the Youth Guarantee fund.
  • Be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be 16 to 24 years old at the time the course starts. Learners who are 15 years old and hold Ministry approved early leaving exemption from their school may also be eligible. This exemption must be in place before the course starts.

Priority places will be given to students who:

  • have not yet achieved NCEA Level 1 or NCEA Level 2; or
  • have completed a Level 1 or Level 2 qualification through a Youth Guarantee provision programme.

All free study is subject to funding confirmation. Proof of residency status is required. Programme entry criteria may apply. Eligibility for student allowances or student loans may vary. Contact Studylink for more information.

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Whangārei & Auckland
Bachelor of Applied Management
Dates:
Throughout the year
TBC
Delivery:
Full Time (Part Time Available)
Price:
Fees:
$6,272 (Year 1)
(2023)
| Fees Free with Youth Guarantee*
Price:
Fees:
$6,447 (Year 1)
| Fees Free with Youth Guarantee*
International
International Fees:
$25,000 (per academic year)
(2023)
International
International Fees:
$25,000 (per academic year)
(2024)
Price:
TBC
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All fees are in New Zealand Dollars and are approximate only - includes GST but excludes the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) levy. Unless otherwise stated, the fees shown are for domestic students only. For programmes longer than one academic year in duration, the fees quoted are for the first year. Final study costs depends on a number of factors including the courses you select to study.

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. See our full Terms and conditions.

Additional Information

What you will learn

This is a focused and practical study programme that will ensure you are "work ready" for employment in industry and business and provide you with a global view of business and commerce.

  • Communication – The capacity to communicate skilfully in interpersonal, group and intercultural situations.
  • Ethics – The capacity to think critically through the ethical issues inherent in business situations.
  • Problem solving – The capacity to solve problems, accomplish tasks, think independently and contribute immediately to the organisation’s decision making.
  • Mindfulness – An awareness of and respect for the diversity of the local and global business environment.
  • Learning – To Learn the understanding of how they learn as individuals, how they continue to learn after their formal studies have finished and how they can contribute to organisational learning.
  • Applied – Our graduates are work ready. They apply their learning during their courses to projects and real business solutions.

People who want to study business for professional development purposes can now choose to take individual courses (papers) at NorthTec. You can select individual papers/courses to suit your needs. On successful completion of a paper/course you will gain a Certificate of Proficiency.

Workload & schedule

To be awarded the Bachelor of Applied Management (endorsed with specified major) students will successfully complete the following offered in the programme of study:

  • 360 credits with a minimum of 75 credits at Level 7; and
  • a minimum of 120 credits at Level 5; and
  • all core and compulsory courses specified within each major.

Most courses are worth 15 credits which equates to 150 hours of study. Students completing the Industry Project are required to complete 200 hours of work experience as part of the course.

Our lectures are supported by e-learning resources. These consist of lecture presentations, additional reading, discussion forums and other resources which help reinforce your learning.

Additional costs

There are additional costs for textbooks, which varies from $50 to $150 per course. Class materials are $50.

About Te Pūkenga

Following the Government’s announcement of its intention to disestablish Te Pūkenga | New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, please be assured that your programme of study or training will continue as planned while we work through the details of how this change will be implemented.

We are committed to ensuring that organisational changes that need to be made to meet the Government’s expectations do not impact the delivery of our programmes and training for our learners and employers.

If you need access to learner support services or have any concerns, please contact us.

Key Information for students - Qualification Information from the NZ Government.
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