Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management
Level 8

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management

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  • Locations and dates


    21 February 2022
    18 July 2022
    10 October 2022

    Offshore Online:

    21 February 2022
    18 July 2022
    10 October 2022


    21 February 2022
    18 July 2022
  • Length

    32 teaching weeks plus 10 weeks of study breaks

  • Total credits


  • Fees


    Compulsory Student Services Fee also applies ($240 for fulltime students).
    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code


Online programme.

Get started with Postgraduate study and pathway onto the Master of Applied Management

NMIT offers a Master of Applied Management pathway qualification. The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management is the first 10 months of the 15 month Master of Applied Management. You will complete the four core compulsory courses from the Master of Applied Management, plus four elective courses of your choice.

Choose to study the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management without a major or take specific courses to be awarded a major in one of five elective areas.

This programme consist of eight courses:

  • Four core courses (see Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management)
    • MGT801 Critical management issues
    • MGT802 Design thinking and innovation management
    • MGT803 Managing in a digital world
    • MGT804 Leadership and managing talent
  • Four 15 credit elective courses or equivalent (see below)


Choose to study without a major or take specific courses to major in one of the following subject areas:

  • International Business
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Healthcare Management
  • Aquaculture Management (Please be aware this major is only available on November 2020, February 2021 and November 2021 intakes – Nelson Campus only)

Find out more about each major by clicking on the ‘Overview of majors’ below.

Aims of the programme

This programme aims to enable students to enhance their applied management skills and knowledge by focussing on more specific and in-depth aspects of management. The range of elective courses aim to provide options that will complement a range of particular professional experience and career aspirations.

Key features

  • Four eight weeks terms full time over at least 10 months
  • Open entry for holders of a degree from all industry backgrounds
  • Study fully online, face-to-face on our Nelson campus, or a combination of both
  • Pathway into the Master of Applied Management programme
  • Choice of five majors (subject to intake availability)
  • Use recognition of prior postgraduate study, or extensive work experience, to skip courses you already hold the necessary skills and knowledge in. (See 'Recognition of Academic Credit’ below)

Programme structure

Study full time over 10 months (Four terms plus study breaks), or part-time. Courses are run on our Nelson campus or online through our NMIT Moodle online learning platform.

See Classes and Study hours for more information

Key information for students

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements Learn more

Academic Requirements: Applicants must have: A Bachelor s degree or a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a similar subject OR Relevant skills and knowledge acquired through appropriate work or professional experience. Alternative Requirements: Applicants who are unable to evidence that they meet Academic Entry Requirements, but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, may be approved for alternative entry. This may include Recognition of Prior Learning. Contact NMIT for advice. English language Requirements: If English is not the applicant s first language they will need to provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart. Applicants who do not have evidence of English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, may contact NMIT for an assessment. IELTS 6.5 Academic (no lower than 6.0 in any subtest)

Detailed requirements
More information about entry to this qualification

Duration Learn more

1 Year

Tuition fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees Learn more $7,504 $7,504
Government tuition subsidy Learn more $8,588 $8,588
TOTAL Learn more $16,092 $16,092
Compulsory Student Services Fee
Student loan information Learn more StudyLink

Student success Learn more

Student success data is unavailable for this qualification.

National Graduate Outcomes Learn more

3 years after completion
Median earnings Learn more $58,710
Earnings range Learn more $46,056 - $70,743
In employment Learn more 74%
In further study Learn more 19%
On a benefit Learn more 1%

Note: All KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only. Learn more about Key Information for Students








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