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Master of Applied Management - Invercargill

Qualification: Masters
Level: 9
Dates:

Intake 1: 11 February 2019

Intake 2: 19 August 2019

Intake 3: 28 October 2019

Duration:

18 months full-time, up to seven years part-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 180

The Master of Applied Management is aimed at management practitioners and recent graduates (domestic and international), wishing to undertake an advanced programme of study in order to prepare for further study or to assist with obtaining a more senior position. Public and private sector organisations employing graduates of the Master of Applied Management will benefit from the advanced knowledge and capabilities (including analytical, managerial and research) that the graduates have acquired during their programme of study.

Master of Applied Management students will undertake a coherent programme of 180 credits approved by the Programme Manager and will follow one of two pathways:

The first pathway - Research Project (180 credits)

This is designed for students who want to undertake more course work.

MGT801 Management Practice (15 credits)

The student will critically examine key aspects of management practice: evaluate the roles of management, leadership and governance in small, medium and large organisations; assess the effectiveness of different change management strategies; analyse the skills required for successful negotiation and conflict resolution; and, critically examine the corporate social responsibility issues that managers may have to address.

MGT802 Researching Management Issues and Trends (15 credits)

The student will develop knowledge and skills in critiquing and undertaking research, assessing social impacts of business practices and analysing ethical issues in management practice: distinguish and critique research paradigms and types of research; compare and contrast research methodologies commonly used in management research; assess the trends and social impacts (past, present and future) of business and management practices; and, identify and evaluate ethical issues in management practice and develop strategies for minimising harm.

MGT803 Research Proposal (15 credits)

The student will develop expertise in preparing research proposals, including reviewing relevant literature, selecting a methodology and exploring ethical issues: critically review literature in an identified management research area and select a suitable research question or questions; choose suitable research methodologies for addressing specific research questions; identify, analyse and address ethical issues that may arise in management research; and, develop and refine comprehensive proposals for management research projects.

MGT814 Strategic Management (15 credits)

The student will develop knowledge and skills in undertaking strategic analysis, formulating strategy appropriate to an organisation’s internal and external environment and measuring the impact of the implemented strategy: identify the main developments and approaches in the field of strategic management and apply appropriate approaches in practice; critically assess approaches to analysing the external environment of an organisation and apply appropriate approaches in practice; critically assess approaches to analysing an organisation’s resources and capabilities and apply appropriate approaches in practice; formulate strategic options and implementation plan; review approaches to measuring strategic organisation performance and formulate appropriate measures in practice.

MGT816 Special Topic (15 credits)

The student will critically examine current developments and emerging issues in a specified topic area.

MGT823 Business Finance (15 credits)

The students will develop financial knowledge and skills required for the management of a business venture: evaluate the theory and principles of sound financial management including interpretation of complex financial data and financial analysis; critically analyse financial statements to gain insights into financial performance and direction and to manage assets in business ventures; and, plan, formulate and review a series of budgets relating to the various elements and stages of a business venture.

MGT824 Business Human Resources (15 credits)

The student will critically evaluate the human resources needed for a business enterprise: critique the role of planning in human resource management; plan a process that attracts talent to an enterprise to ensure that the enterprise has the correct human resources for today and to allow strategic growth in the future; create a system that will manage an enterprise’s talent to create an innovative high value workforce, which will result in competitive advantage and the ability to meet enterprise strategic business objective; and recommend human resources needs (people and practices) for a business so that it can achieve its business goals.

MGT825 Business Marketing (15 credits)

The student will develop knowledge and skills in developing, implementing and managing marketing strategies that are effective in creating customer value: explain the nature and purpose of the marketing process and critically assess of the role and importance of marketing to the success of a business venture; critically appraise the internal and external marketing environments of business enterprises and evaluate the role and value of market research and analytical techniques in establishing effective marketing strategies; design and critique an effective customer-driven and competitive marketing strategy for a selected business venture and justify decisions relative to best practices; utilise appropriate marketing techniques and tools to generate an integrated marketing plan and critique the extent to which the plan ensures customer value and equity; and analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of marketing management processes, planning, organising, implementing, and controlling of marketing programmes, in order to ensure return on marketing investment

MGT826 Business Planning (15 credits)

The student will acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to develop a business model and plan and to set up an ongoing planning process to update the business plan: compare and contrast models of business management and entrepreneurship and evaluate methods for the collection and analysis of feedback from stakeholders related to proposals for new business ventures; assess suitable strategies to pursue in order to achieve sustainable growth and create value for the customers of the proposed business; identify and evaluate the key resources, processes, costing structure and revenue models to create the business value proposition for the proposed business; and, critically analyse the essential elements of a business plan including its purpose and value and develop a business plan for the proposed business which includes a process for monitoring and updating the plan.

MGT901 Research Project (45 credits)  

The student will develop expertise in conducting applied research that informs professional practice in management: select and justify a suitable research methodology in order to answer specific research question(s) of interest to management practitioners; gather, analyse and interpret data, draw valid conclusions from the data and make appropriate recommendations based on those conclusions; evaluate the results of research conducted and relate them to management practice and to other published work in the research area; and, conduct a critical analysis of the research process and identify possible refinements and further applications.

For this paper, you will be assigned a primary and secondary supervisor.

The second pathway - Thesis (180 Credits)

This is designed for students who want to undertake a more substantial research.

MGT801 Management Practice (15 credits)

The student will critically examine key aspects of management practice: evaluate the roles of management, leadership and governance in small, medium and large organisations; assess the effectiveness of different change management strategies; analyse the skills required for successful negotiation and conflict resolution; and, critically examine the corporate social responsibility issues that managers may have to address.

MGT802 Researching Management Issues and Trends (15 credits)

The student will develop knowledge and skills in critiquing and undertaking research, assessing social impacts of business practices and analysing ethical issues in management practice: distinguish and critique research paradigms and types of research; compare and contrast research methodologies commonly used in management research; assess the trends and social impacts (past, present and future) of business and management practices; and, identify and evaluate ethical issues in management practice and develop strategies for minimising harm.

MGT803 Research Proposal (15 credits)

The student will develop expertise in preparing research proposals, including reviewing relevant literature, selecting a methodology and exploring ethical issues: critically review literature in an identified management research area and select a suitable research question or questions; choose suitable research methodologies for addressing specific research questions; identify, analyse and address ethical issues that may arise in management research; and, develop and refine comprehensive proposals for management research projects.

MGT814 Strategic Management (15 credits)

The student will develop knowledge and skills in undertaking strategic analysis, formulating strategy appropriate to an organisation’s internal and external environment and measuring the impact of the implemented strategy: identify the main developments and approaches in the field of strategic management and apply appropriate approaches in practice; critically assess approaches to analysing the external environment of an organisation and apply appropriate approaches in practice; critically assess approaches to analysing an organisation’s resources and capabilities and apply appropriate approaches in practice; formulate strategic options and implementation plan; review approaches to measuring strategic organisation performance and formulate appropriate measures in practice.

MGT824 Business Human Resources (15 credits)

The student will critically evaluate the human resources needed for a business enterprise: critique the role of planning in human resource management; plan a process that attracts talent to an enterprise to ensure that the enterprise has the correct human resources for today and to allow strategic growth in the future; create a system that will manage an enterprise’s talent to create an innovative high value workforce, which will result in competitive advantage and the ability to meet enterprise strategic business objective; and recommend human resources needs (people and practices) for a business so that it can achieve its business goals.

MGT825 Business Marketing (15 credits)

The student will develop knowledge and skills in developing, implementing and managing marketing strategies that are effective in creating customer value: explain the nature and purpose of the marketing process and critically assess of the role and importance of marketing to the success of a business venture; critically appraise the internal and external marketing environments of business enterprises and evaluate the role and value of market research and analytical techniques in establishing effective marketing strategies; design and critique an effective customer-driven and competitive marketing strategy for a selected business venture and justify decisions relative to best practices; utilise appropriate marketing techniques and tools to generate an integrated marketing plan and critique the extent to which the plan ensures customer value and equity; and analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of marketing management processes, planning, organising, implementing, and controlling of marketing programmes, in order to ensure return on marketing investment

MGT902 Research Thesis (90 credits)  

The student will develop expertise in conducting publishable research about applied management: compare and critique research methodologies that might be employed to answer specific research question(s) of interest to management practitioners and researchers; select and justify the most suitable methodology; gather, analyse and interpret extensive data, draw valid conclusions from the data and make appropriate recommendations based on those conclusions and justified by reference to the research literature; critically assess the results of research conducted and relate them to management practice and to other published work (including advanced concepts and theories) in the research area; and, conduct a critical analysis of the research process and identify possible refinements and further applications, based on reference to the research literature.

For this paper, you will be assigned a primary and secondary supervisor.

MGT814 

The Zero Fees Scheme applies to this programme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2019 direct material costs of $3625 (GST inclusive) 

International Fees can be found here.

For graduates who know they want to become business leaders, SIT's Master of Applied Management can be a way to start achieving your career goals more quickly.  This Master's programme will give you the tools to advance your management, decision-making and problem-solving skills so you can move into senior managerial positions.

The variety of sectors and organisation types this qualification is able to be applied to is huge. Almost every type of organisation has scope for management careers. Graduates may opt to become self-employed practitioners, or pursue domestic and/or international professional careers in roles such as: strategic manager, change manager, general manager, operations manager, international manager, human resource manager, marketing manager, or management consultant.

Graduates of the Master of Applied Management will be able to:

  • Design, carry out and communicate the results of significant research projects in the field of management studies and relate the findings to professional and research literature
  • Analyse and critique professional and research publications in management studies and related subject areas, identify practical applications and relate findings to their own research
  • Evaluate the positive and negative impacts of business and management practices on society and address related ethical and professional issues
  • Demonstrate mastery of complex concepts and theories in the field of management studies and their application in solving practical problems
  • Apply their analytical, managerial and research capabilities to unfamiliar situations involving the application of management practices
  • Think critically and act responsibly when confronted with academic or professional challenges
  • Demonstrate high levels of skill in a management or research role in an organisation

Students will have completed all requirements of a relevant bachelor's degree, graduate diploma, postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma with at least a B grade average at Level 7 or higher.

Special Admission
Notwithstanding the above admission criteria, in exceptional circumstances a mature aged applicant who can show evidence of ability to succeed in the programmes, may be considered for admission, provided the applicant has successfully completed an approved course or programme, or has relevant work experience which is deemed to meet the required standard for entry.

Provisional Part Time Admission
An applicant who does not meet academic criteria, may be provisionally admitted to enrol in one or more papers. Upon successful completion of the paper(s), the student may apply for special admission or admission by mature entry.

Language Requirements
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 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, are required to provide evidence of having passed an NZQA approved internal English Language Assessment, or one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below: 

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) – Score of 590 (with an essay score 5.5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet- based test (iBT) – Score of 79 (with a writing score of 21)
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations – CAE or CPE with a score of 176.  No less than 169 in each skill.
  • NZCEL – Level 5 with the Academic endorsement
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PToE (Academic score of 58)
  • City of Guilds IESOL  – C1 Expert with a score of 42

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 achieved any of the English language competence tests listed in the bullet points above. 

All enrolments in the Masters of Applied Management programme are approved at the discretion of the programme manager in consultation with the Head of Faculty and teaching staff as required.

Students from the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Enterprise with a B- or above grade for their dissertation and B- for specific papers, may be able to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits towards the Master of Applied Management.  You will need to apply for the Recognition of Prior Learning at time of application.

To be awarded the Master of Applied Management, students will have been credited with all required papers as specified in the schedule of papers. The total credit value of the Master of Applied Management is 180 credits.

Classes are held at our Invercargill campus, on weekdays at a variety of times.

 

Assessments may include, but are not limited to: tests, assignments, case studies, presentations, reports and final examinations.

Assessments for the Dissertation may also include a research proposal, literature review, research report and presentation.

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