You will gain an understanding of multicultural influences on business operations. You will be able to integrate into your work environment quickly having already spent time in a work context applying the skills and knowledge of the curriculum.
You can choose to specialise in one of the following majors:
- Human Resource Management
- Operations and Production Management
- Project Management
A unique component of this qualification is the cooperative education project that you undertake with a local business as the final course in the programme. This facilitated project sees you complete a collaborative industry relevant project which allows you to apply your new knowledge and skills in a professional work environment. The placement runs over a 15-week period and provides valuable, relevant learning and work experience.
This programme is suitable for people in work undertaking part time study, those who want to complete the programme in full over three years and those using prior learning and completing their qualification within the Qualify Me framework.
Careers in management are available in nearly every industry and graduates can step easily into employment having already spent time in a work environment as part of the programme. Graduates also experience good opportunities for career progression both locally, nationally and overseas.
You will learn how to:
- have a sound understanding of the dynamic and changing environment in which managers operate in New Zealand and internationally. This knowledge and expertise will be underpinned by a breadth of business expertise which includes an historical perspective of business development within New Zealand and an understanding of multicultural influences on business operation.
- understand and have the skills to implement sustainable focused business practices.
- integrate into the workplace environment quickly, having already spent time through the course of study in a work context applying the knowledge and skills of the curriculum.
- New Zealand University Entrance, or
- Equivalent knowledge, skills, work experience or study
English language requirements
Evidence of literacy and numeracy will be required and have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 or greater (with no score below 5.5 in speaking, reading, writing and listening) or equivalent.
Returning to the education system after being a labour worker for roughly nine years was quite intimidating. As Māori, we feel as if we need to start working at a young age to support our family and continue to grind it out. However, there are better working environments out there for us. Coming to WITT has enabled me to reach goals and opportunities that I never thought were possible to achieve five years ago. WITT has given me the second chance I needed in order for me to pursue a better career path.
I chose WITT as my preferred study institute as it is close to home and provides me with the same qualifications that other institutes provide. The tutors are very supportive and they always encourage students to reach their full potential. I am in my final year of study and I will finish my Bachelor of Applied Management majoring in Accounting.
Bachelor of Applied Management majoring in Accounting
Programme specific information
The Bachelor of Applied Management may be completed in three years full time study or up to ten years part time. If you have already completed the NZ Diploma in Business, please contact the Commerce and Computing team to discuss what papers may be credited to your degree programme of study.
75 elective credits of this programme are a principal feature of its design. They allow students to complement the core papers specific to the degree, and compulsory papers in a major, with papers of their choice thus allowing them to fur ther enhance their future career or personal goals. Elective papers may be chosen from any papers at levels 5, 6 or 7 and relevant pre-requisite papers must be completed prior.
On completion of this programme, graduates will have a sound understanding of the dynamic and changing environment in which management takes place; enabling them to apply that knowledge at both operational and strategic levels in a range of industries.
Career options include: Accountancy, Finance, Operations and Production Management, Project Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing/ Sales Management, Advertising/ Business Development, General Management.
Changes for new learners
WITT and this programme are part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology .