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Bachelor of Applied Management

STARTS: February 2021
Madras Street
Indicative Application Close Date: Received all year
International Close Date: 22 January for Feb start. 23 June for July start

Gain specialist skills to make your mark in business.

This flexible degree will prepare you to succeed in business by equipping you with widely applicable, real-world skills. You’ll develop your ability to think critically and strategically, and gain valuable skills in your chosen specialty.

In your first year you’ll develop a depth of business knowledge and skills required for any commercial context. This includes skills in management, leadership, accounting, marketing, HR, law, economics and sustainability, as well as knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Titiri o Waitangi.

In your second year you'll then choose a specialisation to suit your desired pathway. You can also choose a second specialisation, five elective courses or go on a student exchange programme.

Your final year of studies involves more complex critical and strategic thinking skills. You’ll undertake a co-operative education project for a local business which will include a work placement. During this placement you’ll apply skills learned in your chosen specialisation to complete a research-informed project that solves a business problem.

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 Listening
  • 5.5 Reading
  • 5.5 Speaking
  • 5.5 Writing

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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Career opportunities

A business qualification enables you to work in a variety of industries and roles. Depending on the specialisation, career avenues include: accountancy, business analysis, project management, change management, event management, hospitality management, human resources, health and safety, marketing and sales, operations and production management, strategic management, supply chain and logistics management, to name a few.

Study pathways

Ara offers a range of graduate diplomas in a variety of business specialisations. Alternatively, you could pathway to a Masters qualification.

Recommended school subjects

English, Maths

Bachelor of Applied Management

FULL-TIME - 3 Years

Gain specialist skills to make your mark in business.

Information
Type Degree
Code CH3988
Next Starts February 2021
Application close date Received all year
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date 22 January for Feb start. 23 June for July start
Credits 360
Level 7
May be eligible for Studylink? Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference CH3988-GENE

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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Credit Recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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