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Master of Applied Management (Business Information Systems) Otago Polytechnic

New Zealand



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Successful completion of this advanced programme will enable you to confidently engage with research and its application across a range of disciplines within the applied management context.

Graduates of this qualification are critical thinkers, effective problem solvers, future-focused and apply specialised management and leadership knowledge and capabilities to new situations within the field of business management.

Management occupations are projected to grow rapidly over the next ten years leading to an increasing need for management professionals. There is also an increasing demand for those professionals to hold higher level qualifications.

This Master offers you three pathway options: Coursework, Professional Project and Coursework, or Research Thesis. Within the programme, you will also have the opportunity to attend employability workshops, industry and guest speaker events.

It will prepare you for further postgraduate study or alternatively, you could seek employment in a range of roles including:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Information Systems Analyst
  • Information Systems Security Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Technical/Solution Architect
  • User Experience / Front End Designer
  • Information Systems Researcher

This programme is offered by Future Skills Academy due to a sub-contract arrangement with Otago Polytechnic.

Pathways into this programme

You may have completed an undergraduate degree in a different discipline and be working in a management role. There are no specific foundation/bridging programmes in applied management for this qualification. Where English proficiency does not meet the required IELTS level, you may pathway to this qualification by completing the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 5) which is available at Otago Polytechnic.

The Master of Applied Management has three pathway options.

1. Coursework

Complete the four compulsory courses plus eight other courses (including at least three Level 9 courses) from the electives list.

2. Professional Project and coursework

Complete the four compulsory courses plus Professional Project (45 credits, Level 9) and five courses at Level 8 and Level 9 (at least two courses must be at Level 9) from the electives list.

3. Research Thesis

Complete the four compulsory courses plus Research Thesis (120 credits, Level 9).

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Applied Management (Business Information Systems).

Full Time (18 months)

Tuition fees

NZ$36,050.00 (18,86,576) per year

NZ $36,050 for the entire course




Auckland International Campus

Level 2, 350 Queen Street,


Auckland Central,

1141, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

Minimum entry requirements are:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification) in a related discipline with a grade average at Level 7 or B- or higher, OR
  • A combination of academic qualifications and relevant skills and knowledge acquired through work or professional experience that is deemed equivalent to the above.
  • International applicants must demonstrate that they have equivalent academic qualifications

If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in any band.

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 590 (with an essay score of 5.5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 79 (with a writing score of 21)

Cambridge English Qualifications: C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill;

PTE (Academic) score of 58 with no band score lower than 50

Language Certificate: 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

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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