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Are you a planner? Do you enjoy managing systems and helping shape the future? Are you calm in the face of change?

This Graduate Diploma is for people from a variety of different work backgrounds who want to upskill and gain a targeted management qualification without having to complete a full degree. Learn how to analyse the strategic environment in which businesses operate and how to respond appropriately. This qualification could lead to future employment as a manager, director or organisational leader across government departments, NGO’s or private sector companies. Alternatively, with the skills you have gained you will be in a perfect position to go into business for yourself as a consultant.

Learn from a series of compulsory courses and then apply your cumulative learning in a practical industry project. Benefit from the guidance and support of highly experienced staff to help you gain industry-relevant skills that you can apply directly to the real-world of business.

You will study

You will complete 120 credits of learning, of which 75 must be at Level 7.


Principles of Leadership: Develop an understanding of the nature and scope of personal leadership, and learn how to plan for your ongoing development as a leader. You will also learn to apply leadership knowledge and skills to the management of change.

Strategic Planning for Small Business: Work on developing a strategic plan for a business, including start-up business or business at another stage of the business life cycle, to develop guidance for future action.

Services Marketing Management: Look at the implications of customer satisfaction and relationships, design thinking, service recovery and other important elements in management of services marketing. By the end of the course, you can expect to have a clear understanding of the organizational issues facing companies who are developing service as a source of competitive advantage.


Business and Society: Analyse the influence different societal factors have on business, and apply these understandings in an organisational context. Look at the impact of business ethics, and global and local issues on corporate social responsibility.

Strategic Management: Focus on the development of practical skills in strategic analysis, planning and implementation. Understand the nature and purpose of strategic management and its importance to organizational success and undertake and interpret an environmental (external and internal) scan of the context in which organizations operate.

Industry Project: This provides an opportunity to balance theory with applied learning in your workplace or host organization and tailor your studies accordingly to your interest.

Your workload

Your programme of study will generally include lectures and seminars/ tutorials. You will be expected to contribute at least 20 hours per week of your own time in self-directed study to allow for successful completion of the qualification. You will also complete a 200-hour industry project, gaining hands-on experience and developing important industry and business connections.

Further study options

Progress into higher levels of learning and enhance your employment potential with postgraduate study in Strategic Management.

Öğrenim seçenekleri

Full Time (1 yıl)

Okul ücreti
NZ$20,350.00 (TRY 91,445) Yıllık
Başlangıç tarihi

Planlanan Şubat 2021


Otago Polytechnic

Dunedin Campus,

Forth Street,


North Dunedin,

9016, New Zealand

Giriş koşulları

Türkiye gelen öğrenciler için

To enter Otago Polytechnic’s, you need to have achieved a secondary school qualification that is equivalent to New Zealand’s NCEA levels (National Certificate of Educational Achievement). IELTS test: Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 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 (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; Language Certificate: C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill; OET: Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests; Trinity ISE: ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

Uluslararası öğrenciler için

  • A bachelor's degree in any discipline OR equivalent skills/experience.
  • You may NOT enrol in a major that you have already studied at undergraduate level.

If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, with no less than 5.5 in any band.

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)

Cambridge English Assessments: 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

Language Certificate: C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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