Waiariki Institute Of Technology Postgraduate Diploma in Management level 8

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Waiariki Institute Of Technology Postgraduate Diploma in Management level 8



The Postgraduate Diploma in Management is part of the Master of Management suite offered by Waiariki Institute of Technology. Students will complete five compulsory courses and three options courses, all at Level 8 or 9. To achieve an endorsement in Business, Hospitality, Health, or Information Technology, students must complete the two options courses from the table that follows, and one additional options course. This study pathway prepares students to advance their career and/or employment opportunities, gain promotions, and make valuable contributions to their community in the following areas: This study pathway will prepare students for advancing their career and/or employment opportunities, gaining promotions, and making valuable contributions to their community in the following areas: BUS/NESS: Team leader, section head, manager, systems support manager, sustainability manager, innovation manager, quality manager, or business owner HOSPITALITY: Assistant manager,  event manager, project manager, conference and functions manager, business development manager, tourism operations manager, cruise director, hotel manager, general customer service industry manager, night duty manager, resident manager, guest relations manager, or business owner INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (/T): Team leader, services manager, manager, systems support manager, quality systems manager, innovations and product manager, or business owner HEALTH: Team leader, quality manager, case manager, health care manager, health service business owner

About Qualification :

This qualification aims to develop students’ highly specialised knowledge and sustainable management understandings and practices in management and the ability to apply these to one of the endorsement options: Business, Hospitality, Information Technology, or Health. Students will be introduced to bicultural practices through work- integrated learning experiences. They will develop and apply an advanced body of knowledge to manage and instigate growth and change. Students will develop new knowledge and the quality management practices required to successfully work in and manage a sustainable business operation in New Zealand or overseas. This qualification is designed for domestic (inclusive of MOW) and international students seeking a scholarly research and practice- informed management qualification, and will complement existing postgraduate certificate or further career aspirations within business, information technology, health or hospitality related fields. The underpinning kaitiakitanga framework of this qualification is aimed at satisfying the cultural, social, environmental and economic aspirations of Mori and Parsifal, while being inclusive of international students, through Te THU o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi. Slide2

Qualification Structure:

The qualification can be completed within 12 months of full-time study, or the part-time equivalent. Block course delivery is also available. Except where noted, all courses within the Postgraduate Diploma in Management are Level 8 and have a value of 15 credits. To achieve the award, students must pass a total of 120 credits, including:

  • • 75 compulsory credits; and
  • • 45 credits from the options courses list


Endorsement in Business •  5 compulsory courses;•  MGMT.8003 Human and Resource Management; •  MGMT.8004 Finance for Managers; and •  1 additional options course
Endorsement in Hospitality •  5 compulsory courses;•  HOSP.8001 Cultural Intelligence in the Hospitality Industry; •  HOSP.8002 Service Sector Marketing; and •  1 additional options course
Endorsement in Information Technology •  5 compulsory courses;•  COMP.8001 Impact of Information Technology in Organisations; •  COMP.8002 Information Technology and Business Intelligence; and •  1 additional options course
Endorsement in Health •  5 compulsory courses;•  HLTH.8001 Leadership in Health Care; •  HLTH.8002 Governance and Management in Health Care; and •  1 additional options course


MGMT.8001 ADVANCED MANAGEMENT STUD/ES AND RESEARCH Students will develop a comprehensive knowledge base of the research process, by critically examining research approaches and perspectives. Students will discuss how research can be applied within the management context in New Zealand. MGMT.8002 QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: MACRO TO MICRO Students will analyse in-depth governance structures and organisational quality management systems at both the macro and micro levels. A range of systems and approaches will be examined with a view to students being able to analyse, implement and improve such systems in organisations. COMM.8001 COMMUNICATION FOR MANAGERS Students will analyse their personal communication style and investigate congruence to effective management practices. Students will analytically examine a range of professional communication practices required to address an array of management situations. Students will analyse and assimilate communication characteristics associated with the effective manager, and consider cultural competence and multiculturalism as practice approaches in management. MGMT.9001 ADVANCED APPLIED RESEARCH PROPOSAL LEVEL 9 Students will identify an area to research and formulate research questions and hypotheses, conduct a literature review, select a methodological approach and create both research approval and ethics approval application documents for an extended field, dissertation or thesis project. The proposal will be both documented and formally defended during this course. GENR.8001 WORK-INTEGRATED PROJECT Students will leam how to investigate a range of significant challenges in their chosen field and research and develop a proposal to overcome one of those challenges. The proposal will then be presented to a professional group for feedback, evaluation and action.

Optional Courses:

MGMT.8003 HUMAN AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Students will analyse human and resource management theories, models and systems. Students will analyse and discuss employer-related legislation and the use of human and resource optimizations plans. Employee management skills will be analysed using real-life case study examples. MGMT.8004 FINANCE FOR MANAGERS Students will evaluate a range of financial methods and approaches to utilising financial assets reflecting their significance in management roles. Financial asset value determination and utility, capital structures, and the role of cash flow and leverage in business will also be analysed in this course. COMP.8001 IMPACT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN ORGANISATIONS Students will critically analyse the role and applications of information technology in organisations, and evaluate planning, polices and procedures for managing the use of information technology within these contexts. Students will also examine and appraise the impact of recent advancements such as cloud computing, mobile devices and virtualisation, review the management of information technology in a case study or real organisation and recommend future improvements. COMP.8002 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE Students will explore the fundamentals of business intelligence techniques and provide understanding of major issues and applications in business intelligence (BI) and data mining (DM) for optimisation of business performance. Students will relate key issues, tasks and roles in an information technology (IT) environment to business outcomes, undertake a problem-solving approach to identifying the IT needs of a business, evaluate the role of cloud computing in business intelligence and integrate appropriate software tools and applications in business intelligence and data mining with emphasis on business case studies and practical applications. HLTH.8001 LEADERSHIP IN HEALTH CARE Students will investigate leadership in the health care sector from theoretical, historical and functional perspectives with a view to enhancing their understanding of the impact of leadership ability. Students will identify and synthesize personal leadership understandings and skills. The utility of research to support leadership in the health care sector is evaluated. HLTH.8002 GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE Investigate the concepts of governance and management alongside the impact these roles have on health care and health outcomes within the health care sector. Also investigated are Mori and Treaty of Waitangi perspectives and approaches to governance within the context of health. Students will focus on optimising the impact of the roles examined to improve health care outcomes. HOSP.8001 CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY Students will be investigating the theory of cultural intelligence (CQ) and its application to hospitality business organisations as a critical aspect of achieving business success in a global environment. Students will discuss the major elements of CQ and their implications for the international hospitality industry, assess CQ practices in the hospitality industry in New Zealand and the influence of culture on consumer perceptions of service encounters, reflect on demographic changes, examine existing models of CQ and facilitate a CQ learning plan as part of training and development in specific relation to the hospitality industry. HOSP.8002 SERVICE SECTOR MARKETING Students will gain applied knowledge and skills in service sector marketing. Specifically, they will explore the marketable values of service sector organisations, target market characteristics of the service sector and the value proposition, expanded marketing mix, and marketing communication strategy. Students will gain insight into current and innovative marketing practices of the service sector and opportunities to develop professional marketing plans and budgets, pitching marketing proposals, and revising marketing plans to target market response trials. GENR.8001 WORK-INTEGRATED PROJECT Students will critically examine the effectiveness of a plan that has been developed and implemented in response to a significant challenge in their chosen field. Students will develop capability in evaluating the effectiveness of the implementation process and achievement of outcomes in relation to a project plan. Their findings will be professionally documented and presented to a specified audience.


Academic entry and admission requirements are in accordance with Waiariki’s Academic Regulations and the following criteria. ALL APPLICANTS All applicants will be required to submit a 400-word statement about their professional goals and rationale for seeking entry into this qualification. Applicants may be interviewed in person or via Skype to evaluate their suitability to enter the qualification. DOMESTIC APPLICANTS All domestic applicants must:

  • Have successfully completed a relevant undergraduate degree, or equivalent Level 7 studies; or
  • Be able to demonstrate at least three years’ equivalent practical or professional experience by submitting a curriculum vitae detailing relevant work experience and professional achievement; and
  • Be approved by the relevant head of department at Waiariki.
  • Alternatively, domestic applicants may use the Provisional Entry procedure by:
  • Providing evidence of having successfully completed a thee-yea post-secondary school diploma in a related discipline by submitting a record of learning (i.e., academic transcript) and parchment;
  • Possessing at least two years’ equivalent practical or professional experience and submitting a curriculum vitae detailing relevant educational achievements, work experience and professional achievements; and
  • Approval from the relevant head of department at Waiariki.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS All international applicants must:

  • Have a valid Immigration New Zealand student visa for the duration of their studies prior to enrolment;
  • Have received an overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (Academic), or equivalent; and
  • Have successfully completed a relevant undergraduate degree, or equivalent Level 7 studies from a recognised tertiary institution.
  • Alternatively, international applicants may use the Standard Entry procedure by:
  • Providing evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate qualification level;
  • Demonstrating at least three years’ equivalent of practical or professional experience and submitting a curriculum vitae detailing relevant work experience and professional achievements; and
  • Approval from the relevant head of department at Waiariki.

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