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​​​​​​​​​​​​Bachelor of ​Applied Management

BI1401

  • Semester 1 starts 9 February 2017
  • Semester 2 starts ​13 July 2017
  • Full-time for three years, or part-time equivalent
  • Fee Guideline: $6,200.00 (per year) (International students: Please click here for fee information)​
  • Applications close: Mid-February & Mid-July
  • Hamilton City Campus

If you have the drive to succeed, and can see yourself fitting right into business activity or an office environment, then Wintec's Bachelor of Applied Management programme could be right for you.

The practical focus of this degree will increase your chances of employment when you graduate, and the small class sizes will help you to build strong one-on-one learning relationships with your tutors.​

You can study this programme full-time or part-time to fit around your family, life and work commitments.

What You'll Study

In your first year you will study eight compulsory modules, giving you a strong understanding across business management before you specialise in your second and third years. All students in their final year of study will complete the Cooperative Education Project (CEP). This gives you an opportunity to be place in industry, gain valuable work experience and complete an agreed piece of research, increasing the chances of employment when you graduate. 

COURSE MODULES

 

Majors

You can choose to specialize (major) in up to two areas of business:

Whatever specialties you choose to major in, you'll gain a broad range of business skills, and will have an opportunity to gain relevant work experience in your third year of study.

Whether you choose one or two majors, if you study full-time, you'll still be able to finish your degree in three years.

Co-operative Education Project

The Co-operative Education Project (CEP) is a formal part of the Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise's (CBITE) Bachelor of Applied Management degree and Graduate Diploma programmes.

In a business student’s final year of study they will undertake a CEP - an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge in a real work environment.

Carla's Story

Amandeep's Story

Blair's Story

Click here for more information on the Co-operative Education Project.

Ezra's Story


Ezra is a Wintec graduate of the Bachelor of Applied Management in Sales and Marketing and was a recipient of the Prime Ministers Scholarship which led him to completing a portion of his study in China.

Upon completion of his degree, Ezra secured a position with the Waikato Chamber of Commerce as a Business Development Manager.

Entry Criteria

For entry into this course you'll need:

NCEA Level 3 comprised of 60 credits at NCEA Level 3 or above and 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, including:

  • 14 credits each at NCEA Level 3 in three approved subjects; and
  • Literacy (10 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits each in reading and writing); and
  • Numeracy (10 credits at NCEA Level 1 or above);

Or

60 credits at NCEA Level 2 in four subjects, including English; or

Satisfied the criteria for entrance to a New Zealand University, or an equivalent qualification approved by the Programme Committee; or

Completed an appropriate overseas School qualification; or

Completed a year of study at an overseas Secondary School, and gained the equivalent of 60 credits at NCEA Level 2 across four subjects.

If you don't meet standard admission requirements, but are over 20 years old and can show a reasonable chance of success, you may be granted special admission.

Download the full programme regulations:​

ENTRY CRITERIA

Major in Accounting

Meet the accounting needs of any business and you'll be in high demand. In this pathway you'll learn the theory and practice of accountancy, critical thinking, decision-making and business analysis. The course also includes financial reports and business tax regulations. Before you graduate, you'll complete an accounting project for a real business as your final assignment. There are two Accounting pathways to choose from - the non-CAANZ/CPA pathway, which has greater flexibility, or the CAANZ/CPA pathway, which allows you to become a Chartered Accountant.

Accounting - non-CAANZ/CPA pathway

This pathway means you'll be eligible to work as an accountant in New Zealand. Since it's more flexible, you'll have the option to study for a second major. In your first year, you'll complete the eight core modules required for the Applied Management degree. These will give you the important broad skills you'll need to excel in any area of business. For your second year you'll take three Accounting Major courses and choose three other courses, which can be used toward a second major. You'll also take the Applied Management and Research Methodology core modules.

In your third year you'll study two more Accounting Major courses and two other courses toward your second major. You'll also apply your skill on work placement with a local business.

Click here for Accounting - Non CAANZ/CPA study planner

CAANZ/CPA pathway

This Accounting pathway allows you to be become a Chartered Accountant. This comes with a range of benefits and networks in New Zealand and around the world including membership in 11 countries like the UK, Canada, Hong Kong, USA and Japan. CAANZ is recognised in 165 countries as a member of the Global Accounting Alliance.

You'll be a finance, accounting and business professional as a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA). The CPA qualification focuses on strategy, leadership and global business skills, giving you the edge you need in today's dynamic business environment.

The CAANZ​/CPA pathway is very structured, which means you'll be taking core modules each year of your degree and will be unable to study for a second major.

These core modules will give you a breadth and depth of skill to let you work as an accountant all over the world. In your third year you'll also apply your skills on an industry project with a local business.

Click here for Accounting - CAANZ​ CPA study planner

Major in Strategic Management

Take The Lead In Any Business

With this major, you'll gain specialist skills in business strategy that open industry doors and career opportunities. You'll understand the threats a business faces both internally and in the market place. Your leadership potential will be enhanced by your analytical skills and strategic thinking, and businesses will benefit from your expertise.

What You'll Study

In your first year, you'll complete the eight core modules required for this Applied Management degree. These will give you the important broad skills you'll need to excel in any area of business. During your second year you'll take three courses for your Strategic Management major, choose three other courses toward a second major, and study two core modules – Applied Management and Research Methodology. In your third year you'll study two more Strategic Management courses and two other courses toward your second major. You'll also apply your skill on work placement with a local business.

Click here for Strategic Management study planner

Major in Event Management

Open event industry doors

With this major, you’ll gain specialist skills in event management that will open event industry doors and career opportunities on both the domestic and international markets. You’ll understand the challenges the event industry faces in today’s world. Your leadership and team management potential will be enhanced by your analytical skills, operational and strategic thinking for delivery of events, and event industry will benefit from your expertise.

What You'll Study

In your first year, you'll complete the eight core modules required for this Applied Management degree. These will give you the important broad skills you'll need to excel in any area of business. For your second year you'll take three courses for your Event Management major, choose three other courses, which can be toward a second major, as well as two more core modules – Applied Management and Research Methodology. In your third year you'll study two more Event Management courses and two other courses toward your second major. You'll also apply your skill on work placement with a local business.

Click here for Event Management study planner

Major in Human Resource Management

Make A Career Out Of Being A 'People Person'

In this course, you'll gain the essential skills you need to get the most from a team of workers. You'll learn about staff management, recruitment, employee performance, up-skilling and development, and resolving conflict in the workplace. Most businesses need expert advice on industrial relations and employment law as well, so you'll be in demand.

What You'll Study

In your first year, you'll complete the eight core modules required for this Applied Management degree. These will give you the important broad skills you'll need to excel in any area of business. For your second year you'll take three courses for your Human Resources Management major, choose three other courses which can be toward a second major, as well as two more core modules – Applied Management and Research Methodology. In your third year you'll study two more Human Resources Management courses and two other courses toward your second major. You'll also apply your skill on work placement with a local business.

Click here for Human Resource Management study planner

Major in Sales and Marketing

Putting Consumer Theory Into Practice

Because every business has a product or service to sell, they'll need you to lead their sales and marketing team. You'll graduate with skills in consumer behavioural analysis, domestic and international market theory and applied marketing campaigns.

What You'll Study

In your first year, you'll complete the eight core modules required for this Applied Management degree. These will give you the important broad skills you'll need to excel in any area of business. For your second year you'll take three courses for your Sales and Marketing major, choose three other courses which can be toward a second major, as well as two more core modules – Applied Management and Research Methodology. In your third year you'll study two more Sales and Marketing Management courses and two other courses toward your second major. You'll also apply your skill on work placement with a local business.

Click here for Sales and Marketing study planner

Major in Operation and Production Management

Get The Skills To Become An Economic Powerhouse

You'll be in demand – the broad scope of this major equips you with the skills to get the best results out of people and processes. The skills in analysis and logistics you gain from an Operation and Production Management pathway mean you can plan and implement production efficiencies that translate to what every business needs: a better bottom line.

What You'll Study

In your first year, you'll complete the eight core modules required for this Applied Management degree. These will give you the important broad skills you'll need to excel in any area of business. For your second year you'll take three courses for your Operation and Production Management major, choose three other courses, which can be toward a second major, as well as two more core modules – Applied Management and Research Methodology. In your third year you'll study two more Operation and Production Management courses and two other courses toward your second major. You'll also apply your skill on work placement with a local business.

Click here for Operation and Production Management study planner

Major in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

(New offering available to students from 2016)

Make your ideas a reality

With this major you will learn how to innovate and create game-changing products and services, build a great team, incorporate customers' feedback in developing your service or product, learn from failures and turn them into opportunities, raise funds that you need for growth and know how to choose an appropriate and timely exit strategy. Innovation and entrepreneurship is crucial for the continuing success of any organisation - learn how you can make a difference in the world.

What You'll Study

In your first year, you'll complete the eight core modules required for this Applied Management degree. These will give you the important broad skills you'll need to excel in any area of business. For your second year you'll take three courses for your innovation and Entrepreneurship major, choose three other courses, which can be toward a second major, as well as two more core modules - Applied Management and Research Methodology. In your third year you'll study two more innovation and Entrepreneurship courses and two other courses toward your second major. You'll also apply your skill on work placement with a local business.

Click here for Innovation and Entrepreneurship study planner

Major in Retail Management

Develop the art of successful selling

With this major you will learn the development of skills in-store designs, marketing campaigns, customer in-store experiences and creating retail concepts to work in retail management.

Programme Content

In your first year, you'll complete the eight core modules required for this Applied Management degree. These will give you the important broad skills you'll need to excel in any area of business.​ In your second year three of your modules will be specific to retail management: services marketing management or E-commerce, marketing development and sales and consumer behaviour. You will also study applied management and select 4 other modules offered within the Bacehlor of Applied Management (these could be part of a second major). In your third year you will study retail marketing and retailing enterprise and management. You will also take a research paper and choose one elective. In your third year you will also undertake your co-operative education project.

STUDY PLANNER

Scheduling and Workload

As a general guideline the expectation is that you will be required to be at Wintec up to 5 days per week (as a full time student).  This can be from Monday – Friday anytime between 8am and 7pm.  The maximum in-class time would be 16 hours per week plus your own self-directed study or work placement.

Note: The Bachelor of Business Studies has been phased out, and replaced by the Bachelor of Applied Management. For those students who are still completing year 2 and 3 papers, you can still link to your modules here.

Career/further opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Management will have the skills and knowledge to work in business. Employment opportunities (depending on major), include: human resource manager, management consultant, public administrator, accountant, financial controller, sales manager, marketing manager, advertising and business development, and specialist management positions.

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