Graduate Certificate in Management - Invercargill

Qualification: Graduate Certificate
Level: 7


Semester 2: 09 July to 09 November 2018


Semester 1: 11 February to 21 June 2019

Semester 2: 8 July to 8 November 2019


Six months full-time, part-time is study is available

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 60

The Graduate Certificate in Management is a half year full-time programme specialising in management or marketing.

The aim of the Graduate Certificate in Management is to give people who already have a degree an opportunity to broaden their knowledge in a discipline other than their original degree.

Compulsory papers                                               

MAN334 Strategic Management                                                

Elective Papers                      

30 credits from the following list of papers:

CON359 Contemporary Issues

IBS360 International Business

ETH360 Business Ethics

MAN335 Advanced Human Resource Management

MKT376 Event Management

HTM306 Sustainability in Tourism

15 credits from the following list of papers:                      

MAN215 Organisational behaviour

MAN232 Operations Management

MAN233 Human Resource Development

MAN235 Employment Relations

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2019 Direct material costs of just $265 (GST inclusive)

International Fees can be found here.

Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Management will have developed skills and knowledge in that specialist business area. The programme provides the theoretical, practical and professional skills appropriate for employment or further study in the sector.

Graduates will be qualified to work in a range of management positions, and business consulting in many industries.

Applicants must have obtained at least an undergraduate degree in any discipline or be a mature student aged at least 20 years and supply evidence of at least three years relevant work experience.  Each mature applicant must provide their curriculum vitae detailing any relevant work experience and academic achievements.  The Programme Manager will use this information to assess whether the applicant is likely to successfully complete the graduate certificate programme.

Language Requirements

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 percent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having passed an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:

  • IELTS test – Academic score of 6, with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) – Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) – Score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)
  • University of Cambridge English Examinations – FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill
  • NZCEL – Level 4 with the Academic endorsement
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PtoE (Academic) score of 50
  • City and Guilds IESOL – B2 Communicator with a score of 66

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

  1. Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements or
  2. Hold a bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America or
  3. Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or
  4. Have achieved one of the English Language competence tests  specified  above

Every candidate for the qualification of Graduate Certificate in Management is required to follow to the satisfaction of the Board of Studies, a programme of study for a minimum period of half a year (one 17 week semester).

The overall programme of study for every candidate requires 60 credits for successful completion of the qualification. Individual papers may have specific pre-requisites or other knowledge/skill requirements, which may be required to be satisfied by students.

In order to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Applied Management, the student will have been credited with all required papers and electives as specified in the programme schedule.

A student completing the graduate diplomas will normally be expected to complete the half year programme (full-time equivalent) within three years.

Notwithstanding the requirements set out above, the Head of Faculty with the approval and recommendation of the Board of Studies may allow a student a longer period to complete the programme.

(Please note: students failing to attend for 80% of timetabled programme hours may forfeit Zero Fees entitlement.)

Textbook List - please contact the School of Business for a current textbook list.

Please note that textbooks need to be ordered at least 3-4 weeks prior to the commencement of your study