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Master of Applied Management - Invercargill

Qualification: Masters
Level: 9
Dates:

Intake 1: 24 Feb 2020 to 07 May 2021

Intake 2: 22 Jun 2020 to 03 Sept 2021

Intake 3: 19 Oct 2020 to 31 Dec 2021

Duration:

18 months full-time,

Up to five 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:

Both of these compulsory Papers:

MGT804 Research methodology and Proposal – 30 credits

The student will prepare a research proposal for a relevant topic in applied management, including reviewing relevant literature, formulating a methodology and completing an ethics application.

MGT910 Research Project – 60 credits

The student will develop expertise in conducting applied research that informs professional practice in management.  

Plus 90 credits from the following elective papers:

MGT805 Applied Management – 30 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 to improve efficiency and productivity.

MGT806 International Management – 30 credits

The student will critically examine key aspects of management practice in a global environment, will be able to identify and evaluate trends of globalisation, and recommend a strategy for international business expansion.

MGT807 Sustainable Business Practices – 30 credits

The student will develop knowledge and skills in analysing and assessing contemporary issues in sustainable business practices.  Specific focus will be on the economic, environmental, social and cultural costs of doing business.

MGT827 Applied Marketing – 30 credits

The student will develop knowledge and skills in developing, implementing and managing marketing strategies that are effective in creating customer value, long-term profitability, and sustainable practices.

MGT810 Applied Project – 30 credits – only by application and must be approved by the Head of Faculty or designate

The student will undertake a practical management or marketing project.

Please note that these papers may be changed by the Head of School (or designate) depending on the availability.

MGT814 

The Zero Fees Scheme applies to this programme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2020 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.

English Language Requirements

Applicants, 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 achieved one of the following

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA),or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL);or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand,,Australia,Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters' Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment


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)
Cambridge English Examination - C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
OET- Minimum of Grade C+ or 300 in all sub-tests
NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 58 with no band score lower than 50
Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill or C2 Mastery IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
Trinity ISE- ISE III with no less than pass in any band

* New versions of some NZCEL qualifications, and in some cases new qualifications, were published on 13 June 2017. These are intended to replace pre-existing versions and qualifications, which have been given expiring status until discontinued on 31 December 2019. (a) denotes expiring (b) denotes current

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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