strategic management

Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management

BI1504

Course Details

  • Feb 2018
    Jul 2018
  • One year
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $6373 per year
  • Level 7
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus

Summary

If you want a graduate qualification that will give you practical understanding of the business world, the fast-track Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management is it! Designed for those who already have a degree in another subject area, this Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management will progress your career into management in just one year.

With this programme, you’ll gain specialist skills in business strategy that can 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 active participation in class, and your analytical skills and strategic thinking will be honed by your understanding of academic processes. Businesses will benefit from your expertise.

What You'll Learn

All modules in the Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management are compulsory. You will study eight modules in total – five focus on strategic management subjects such as marketing management, leadership, strategic planning and business and society, and one focuses on business in the New Zealand context. Your final module – BIBM788 Professional Project – includes a work placement and research project, bringing together all you have learnt in the classroom.​​​

​VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
BIBM676​Principles of Leadership615  
BIBM678​Strategic Planning for Small Business615  
BIBM652​Services Marketing Management615  
BIBM771​Strategic Management715  
BIBM775​Business and Society715  
BIBM787​Professional Practice 715  
BIBM788​Professional Project 730BIBM787​ and any two of the Level 6 modules listed above 

Transfer of Credit

To ensure you have the knowledge and skills to prepare you for BIBM788 Professional Project, a transfer of credit (TOC) will not normally be considered for this programme. In exceptional circumstances any TOC’s will be at the discretion of the CBITE Programme Committee and will not exceed 25% of the programme. Any such consideration for TOC’s should be made no later than two weeks before the start of this programme to allow for your individual programme of study to take any TOC’s granted into account.

More information on transfer of credit​.

Professional (Co-op Education) Project

A major feature of the Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management is the Professional Project – a 30 credit module that is your last piece of academic work. The purpose of this module is to provide you with the opportunity to understand the complexities of a working environment and to put the theory you have learnt in the classroom into practice. The Professional Project comprises two parts – a work placement and a research project. The work placement is unpaid and can be in any area of business. We encourage you to find your own placement and will consider your paid employment as part of your placement. The research project will focus on real industry research.

Due to the limited number of industry partners, only students who achieve a B+ average will have the opportunity to work onsite in a workplace to complete their research.

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

Entry Criteria

  • A degree conferred by a New Zealand tertiary education institution
  • A New Zealand Qualification Authority recognised degree from an overseas tertiary institution
  • Demonstration of equivalent practical, professional or educational experiences which may include other qualifications at Level 6 and Level 7 on the National Qualifications Framework.

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent.

Entry Criteria

Pathways

Transfer of Credit

Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.

While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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