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Bachelor of Applied Management (Business Information Systems)

STARTS: February 2021
Madras Street
Indicative Application Close Date: Accepted throughout the year
International Close Date: 22 January for February start, 23 June for July start

Combine management expertise with the analytical and computing skills needed to perform at high levels in any business environment.

In your first year of study you will develop knowledge in core business strategies including accounting, business communication, commercial law, business heritage, culture and sustainability, marketing, computing, management and applied research.

You will focus on your business information systems specialisation in the second and third years and enhance your understanding of business decision making and planning processes. Courses in this specialisation include:

  • Applied Computing - Uses software and computer based solutions for business problems.
  • Business Analysis - Covers the modelling of business systems, project management, systems methodologies and requirements analysis.
  • Systems Analysis and Design - Practices data and process modelling, systems development and project management.
  • Business Analysis - Details techniques for defining and evaluating relevant information.
  • Management of Information and Communication Technologies - Develops an overview of strategies and skills specific to the IT industry.

You will also complete a Cooperative Education Project where you will work 'hands-on' in a business environment and apply your learning for a minimum of 400 hours.

You will also complete a significant research project for your host organisation. Part-time up to 10 years.

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$6320 - $7140 per year
International costs
$19,920 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$6700 - $7500 per year
International costs
$20,520 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021

University Entrance: 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,
  • Numeracy* - 14 credits at Level 1 or above

OR New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Ara Business and ICT Pathway or equivalent

Due to Covid-19 disruption, if you studied and achieved NCEA Level 3 during 2020, you only need 12 credits per Level 3 subject (i.e. total of 36 credits). Literacy and Numeracy requirements remain the same

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

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

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 6.0 Academic

  • 5.5 Speaking
  • 5.5 Listening
  • 5.5 Writing
  • 5.5 Reading

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Elective courses

Career opportunities

A career in business information systems will allow you to combine management expertise with analyst and computing skills. Emphasis is placed on understanding how information is stored and how you can manipulate it to be able to draw sensible conclusions. As an systems or business analyst you will become a key ingredient to business decision making and an integral part of any business environment.

Study pathways

On completion of this qualification you can complete any of our graduate diplomas in a different area of business to enhance your skills.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computing / ICT
  • Economics

Bachelor of Applied Management (Business Information Systems)

FULL-TIME - 3 Years

Combine management expertise with the analytical and computing skills needed to perform at high levels in any business environment.

Information
Type Degree
Code CH3988
Next Starts February 2021
Application close date Accepted throughout the year
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date 22 January for February start, 23 June for July start
Credits 360
Level 7
Additional Equipment/Fees Advised before enrolment
May be eligible for Studylink? Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference CH3988-BIIS

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$6320 - $7140 per year
International costs
$19,920 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$6700 - $7500 per year
International costs
$20,520 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021
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