Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management
Level 8

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management

  • We are evolving

    From 1 October 2022, NMIT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more

  • Locations and dates


    10 October 2022
    20 February 2023
    17 July 2023


    20 February 2023
    17 July 2023
  • Length

    34 teaching weeks plus 6 weeks of study breaks

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    2022: $7,624 plus $240 Student Services Levy

    Compulsory Student Services Levy applies ($2 per credit).

    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

Pre-requisite for Business Analytics courses and/or major: To successfully complete these courses, a suitable background in Business Analytics or a related discipline is required’.

Enhance your applied management skills and focus on the specific and in-depth aspects of management. This includes a range of elective courses aimed to complement your professional experience and career aspirations and offer a pathway to the Master of Applied Management qualification.  

The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management is the first 10 months of the 15 month Master of Applied Management, plus four elective courses of your choice.  

You will complete the four core compulsory courses from the Masters which is a Postgraduate Certificate qualification and/or go onto the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management or Master programme. 

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:

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Healthcare Management
  • Aquaculture Management, 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

  • Complete this programme full-time in two semesters over 10 months.
  • Study fully online, or face-to-face on our Nelson campus with blended learning  
  • Choose from  different 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) 








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