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Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Applied Management

HB4041 (60 credits) and HB4036 (120 credits)

Course details

  • Jul 2024
    Feb 2025
  • Varies
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • Fee dependent on modules selected
  • Level 8
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus


Broaden your applied management expertise with a postgraduate certificate or diploma. This flexible, multi-layered programme is designed to extend, deepen and consolidate your future at the forefront of business and management.

You will gain specialised business knowledge and skills and the ability to apply business knowledge by building on existing qualifications and experience, resulting in a comprehensive understanding, professional competence and leadership skills in modern business and management. Elective courses aim to provide options that complement a range of professional experiences and career aspirations.

With flexible study options, you can study full or part-time, with a blended learning delivery designed to work around your current employment and whānau commitments.

These qualifications are a pathway to our Master of Applied Management programme.

What you will learn

Postgraduate Certificate

Delivered full-time over one semester, with part-time options available, you will study a total of 60 credits that cover:

  • critical issues in management
  • design thinking and innovative entrepreneurship
  • managing a digital world
  • leadership and managing talent.

Postgraduate Diploma

Delivered full-time over one year, with part-time options available, you will study a total of 120 credits that cover the above subjects with additional specialisations in:

  • business analytics
  • healthcare management.

​View programme modules

Level 8

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
PGRM8.100Research Methods 
PGRP8.100Research Proposal 815  

Level 9

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
PGST9.100Special Topics    
PGCC9.200Communicating Complex Concepts     
PGAC9.300Applied Capstone     
PGGOV9100Global Governance     
PGISP9.40Independent Scholarly Project    
PGAP9.500Integrated Project    
PGRR9.600Applied Research Report    
PGPR9.700Extended Integrated Project    
PGRD9.800 Applied Research Dissertation    
PGRT9.900Applied Research Thesis     
PGPP9.480Te Aka Niwhaniwha: Community Work-based Project    

Please note that some modules may not be available every semester due to staff availability and class sizes. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility in this matter.

Career and further options

Graduates will be equipped to enter professional management careers within various industries and agencies in areas such as:

  • domestic and international markets
  • financial management
  • managing people and businesses
  • understanding different cultures and how to do business in a multi-cultural environment
  • strategic planning and strategic management
  • corporate planning
  • managing and controlling different types of technology
  • innovation and entrepreneurialism
  • consultancy
  • product and services marketing
  • operations and business in the global world
  • sustainable business
  • research in industry and business
  • business analytics.

You may also choose to further develop and pursue the Master of Applied Management.


Entry criteria

General admission

Applicants are required to have:

  • a bachelor degree in business management from a New Zealand Institution or an approved and accredited overseas institution; or
  • an undergraduate degree in a related field with a minimum of the equivalent to a B average (subject to assessment by the Programme Coordinator); or
  • evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience, as approved by the Dean or authorised nominee.

English language requirements

Applicants who have English as a second language are required to have an overall academic International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.5, with no individual band score lower than 6.0 achieved in the last two years; or equivalent.

Do not meet the entry criteria or need more information?


Business pathway diagram

To check what you need to gain direct entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.

Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our welcome page.

Semester 2 2024
Date: Thursday 18 July 2024
Time: 9am-12pm
Venue: Events Room 1, City Campus

Returning learners
Please check your timetable for your first day.

What you will need

Timetable information, book, and equipment lists will be available at the programme induction.

Please bring a pen and paper with you on your first day.

Timetable information

All Wintec timetables are available online here.

How to find your way around

Campus maps can be found here.

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - payment and permits may be required. The Gardens Campus has free parking available. Learn more about parking and find out about bus services here.

He reo pōwhiri, your official welcome to Wintec

Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.

You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.

Click here to find out when the next pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course-related costs

Additional information


Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

    New Zealand-based suppliers

    General book suppliers

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    Clinical placement

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