Embark on a business qualification at Otago Polytechnic’s Central campus and gain the knowledge and skills to give yourself the competitive edge.

Business graduates are people who get out there and make things happen. Benefit from hands-on learning, discover current industry practice, and achieve valuable insight into the realities of the business world.

Our Graduate Diploma in Applied Management will allow you to learn more about a specific area of management to complement your existing degree or career aspirations. This is an intensive programme of generic business study or study in a specific area of business management, which includes a significant industry-based research project coupled with a 200-hour internship.

By studying in one of New Zealand’s most beautiful locations, you’ll be surrounded by stunning scenery and a relaxed outdoors lifestyle that makes it easy to blend your studies with your favourite outdoor pursuits. Skiing, water-sports, hiking, and more – Central has it all at your doorstep.


Graduate Diploma in Applied Management (Auckland or Central Otago - international students only)

  • Auckland or Central Otago (international students only)
  • One year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts Central Otago - 29 April; Auckland - January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply anytime

Complete an intensive programme of business study to prepare you for a career in business internationally. Undertake a valuable 200-hour industry project enabling you to gain vital practical experience.

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management (Dunedin or Central Otago; domestic students only in Central)

  • Dunedin (domestic or international) or Central Otago (domestic only)
  • 1 year full time; part-time options (for domestic students only)
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Want to learn more about a specific area of management to complement your existing degree or career aspirations? Gain vital practical experience with a significant industry-based research project and graduate with a solid understanding of the dynamic environment in which managers operate.

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