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Bachelor of Applied Management (Business Transformation and Change)

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

Gain the specialist skills to plan, lead and manage change within diverse businesses and organisations

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.

In your second and third years the focus is on business transformation and change - you will be able to recognise where and when change is required and how to implement plans and monitor the change process. You will study:

  • Organisational Behaviour - Investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structures have on staff behaviour.
  • Principles of Leadership - Builds personal capabilities with an understanding of effective leadership concepts and principles.
  • Project Management - Learn to create and use project plans using MS Project®.
  • Business Transformation and Change - Aligns business strategy, culture and management capability with the need for efficient transitions.
  • Strategic Management - Explores organisational effectiveness with well-structured strategic goals, plans and actions.

As part of your studies you will also complete a cooperative education project where you will work hands-on within a business environment applying 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
$6,320 - $7,140 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$19,920 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$6,700 - $7,500 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$20,520 per year
International Levy
$523.50
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 Listening
  • 5.5 Reading
  • 5.5 Writing
  • 5.5 Speaking

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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Core courses
 
Elective courses

Career opportunities

On completion of this qualification you will have developed expertise to recognise where change is required. Additionally you will have the skill to plan for change, recognising and integrating organisational needs while ensuring a focus on staff is not lost. To complete your skills you will have the ability to implement and monitor change processes.

Career opportunities include project leadership, change management/advisory roles, coaching, training/learning and development, strategic planning, performance management and organisational development roles.

Study pathways

With 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 Transformation and Change)

FULL-TIME - 3 Years

Gain the specialist skills to plan, lead and manage change within diverse businesses and organisations

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-BTRC

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$6,320 - $7,140 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$19,920 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$6,700 - $7,500 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$20,520 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2021
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