Bachelor of Applied Management (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) Bachelor of Applied Management (Innovation and Entrepreneurship )

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DegreeFull time – 3 years, part time and evening options available.

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme Code

CH3988

Domestic

$6,030 -$6,600 per year

Starts

February, July

International

$18,400

Credits

360

Course related costs

Advised before enrolment

Level

7

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Please enquire

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street

Content

Succeed in entrepreneurial environments with our degree developing the specialist skills you need to lead product and service innovations.

In your first year of study we broaden your knowledge with core business strategies and operational subjects including accounting, business communication, commercial law, business heritage, culture and sustainability, marketing, computing, management and applied research. In your second and third years, your specialisation considers all aspects of design methodology, the business development cycle and marketplace challenges with studies including:

  • Entrepreneurship - Outlines the principles, theories and practice of entrepreneurship and its significance to economic well-being.
  • Innovation and Creativity - Examines how to establish and maintain competitive advantage with the influence of creativity and innovation within a business environment.
  • Strategic Planning for Small Business - Considers New Zealand relevant strategies.
  • Managing for Growth - Evaluates the challenge of managing change in organisations seeking high growth, innovation, globalisation and/or entrepreneurial strategies.
  • Product Development - Details the appropriate tools and methods for achieving best outcomes and effective management across all aspects of new product and service developments.

Cooperative Education Project - With this aspect of our programme you will work 'hands-on' within a real business environment applying your learning for a minimum of 400 hours. You will also complete a significant research project for your host organisation.

Programme structure

To complete this Degree you are required to complete a minimum total of 360 credits. You must complete all 10 core courses of which there are 8 at level 5 and 2 at level 6.

Core courses
Elective Courses

You will need to complete the required courses in a major, three courses at Level 6 and two courses at Level 7. Five additional courses need to be completed which could be a second major, three courses at Level 6 and two courses at Level 7, or you will then choose five elective courses to the value of 75 credits at Level 5, 6 and 7. The remaining 60 credits go towards your industry project. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification. To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

It is important to note that if you are already working in this area you can apply to have your work experience recognised with credits towards this qualification. For more information contact the Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning via email capl@ara.ac.nz or (03) 940 8214.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved* subjects and

    • Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and
    • unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627)

    Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (eg International Baccal

    • Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, oraureate, Cambridge examination) should contact us for requirements.

    * NZQA approved subjects: see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/

Alternative requirements
  • Evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work and/or life experience. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you are also required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer also to the Acceptable Alternatives Chart which includes credits in English-rich subjects from New Zealand educational institutions. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.0 ACADEMIC

LISTENING

6.0

READING

6.0

WRITING

6.0

SPEAKING

6.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an application form

If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme, we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes.

Your on-the-job experience may count towards part or even all of this qualification. To learn more, contact our Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning (CAPL) .

Application Documents

Career opportunities

Graduates can use this programme to establish their own entrepreneurial ventures, work as business advisors in the areas of product development and innovation management, or manage new or established ventures poised for high-growth, at both national and international levels.

Study pathways

Study any other graduate diploma in business to enhance your skills.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computing / ICT
  • Economics

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