What will I learn?

Kick start a successful career in business management with UCOL’s Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management.

Make a valuable contribution to the business world by undertaking specialist business and management training.

UCOL's Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management will give you the knowledge and skills needed for business sustainability, supply chain management, resource and capacity planning, quality management, and general business and project management.

You’ll learn how to most efficiently allocate resources and gain the skills needed to analyse, oversee and improve the processes and logistics required for a profitable production company.

As part of the programme, you will gain real-world experience by working with a local business/organisation on a project, enabling you to make an immediate contribution to the business environment.

Career & Study Outcomes

  • Project manager
  • Operations management
  • Production planning
  • Technical management
  • Quality management
  • Product management

Course Information

UCOL's Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management comprises the following courses, each worth 15 credits (except for Industry Project B which is worth 30 credits):

Level 6 courses

  • Project Management (15 credits)
  • Operations Management (15 credits)
  • Human Resources (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Finance (15 credits)
  • Industrial Relations (15 credits)
  • Principles of Leadership (15 credits)

Level 7 courses

  • Product Development (15 credits)
  • Resource Integration Management (15 credits)
  • Professional Practice (15 credits)
  • Industry Project/Internship (30 credits)

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$20,500.00 (US$ 13,085) per year
Start date

17 February 2020, 20 July 2020

Venue

Palmerston North Campus (Main Campus)

Universal College of Learning (UCOL),

Corner of King and Princess Streets,

Palmerston North,

4422, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree. Other English language Requirements: TOEFL (PBT) Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE). PTE (Academic) score of 50.

For international students

A Bachelor's degree in any field excluding Operations and Production Management; Or

Alternative: Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a Bachelor's degree) or Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience e.g. 3 - 5 years full time work experience [relevant to business studies].

Applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS (or equivalent including TOEFL) score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5. TOEFL (iBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); Cambridge B2 First (for Schools), C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency: B2, C1, or C2 with score of 169; no less than 162 in each skill; OET: Minimum Grade C or 200 in all subtests; PToE (Academic): Score of 50 with no band less than 42. UCOL is a TOEFL iBT testing centre. The English Proficiency test is accepted for English language entry into all UCOL programmes.

Under 20 years of age

For international applicants under 20 years of age who do not hold NCEA, International Academic Qualifications Entry Criteria apply (Entry requirements vary from country to country). For more details, please visit the institution website.

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