Explore your options

Management is both an art and a science regarding people and process, and at the core is relationships. Unitec’s management courses give you an in-depth understanding of how a successful business effectively utilises and manages its key resources to operate successfully. Whether you are updating your professional practice and skills, or are looking to enter the business world, our courses are designed for your success.

Our Industry Based Learning (IBL) programmes combine live project work and real world connections, with a focus on developing your leadership skills. Expand your knowledge of economics and marketing, and improve your communication, problem-solving and decision-making process. You'll also learn to work independently as well as part of a team and develop techniques for motivating staff, improving upon process, and honing managerial techniques. 

Specialise in HR, and you’ll learn about personnel issues, financial transactions, effective organisation and constructive leadership. Or specialise in operations management where you will grow your understanding about current techniques and approaches used in the field. You will learn and apply process analysis and process improvement methods, project management skills, managing quality, supply chain and logistics systems and approaches.  

All our management courses are hands-on, with the opportunity to practice your new and improved skills in real business environments through Unitec’s many industry connections. Expert guest speakers and lecturers with extensive experience in management will make sure you're at the cutting edge of business trends too. 

You’ll soon be looking forward to lots of different career options that are focused on making a real difference to the success of a company. 

Programmes and study path

Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
PROGRAMMELEVELDURATIONCAREER OPTIONSSTART DATES
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)3Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options availableThis programme prepares you for further study at certificate or diploma level.February or July
Certificate of University Preparation (Level 4)4Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options availableThis programme prepares you ready for degree-level study at universities, institutes of technology and polytechnics in New Zealand.February or July
New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business)4Full-time 16 weeks.Small business ownerNot currently being offered.
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Business and Communication4Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available.This programme prepares you for further study toward a career in media, communication, or businessFebruary or July pending NZQA approval.
New Zealand Diploma in Business - Management6Full-time for two years or part-time options availableBusiness administrator, HR manager, Office administrator, Recruitment manager, Supervisor, Team leaderFebruary or July
Bachelor of Business (Management)7Full-time for three years or part-time options availableHuman resources advisor, Recruitment manager, Payroll manager, Human resources manager, Training and development manager, Process improvement analyst, Logistics manager, Operations coordinator, Production planner, Project coordinator, Supply chain coordinator, Inventory controllerFebruary or July. Summer School also available
Graduate Diploma in Business (Human Resource Management)7Full-time for one year or part-time options availableRecruitment manager, HR manager, Training manager, Occupational health and safety officerFebruary or July
Graduate Diploma in Business (Operations Management)7Full-time for one year or part-time options availableProcess improvement analyst, Operations manager, Logistics manager, Supply chain manager, Production manager, Factory manager, Warehouse managerFebruary or July
Postgraduate Diploma in Business8Full-time for one year or part-time options availableMarketing executive, Human resources manager, Operations manager, Business researcherFebruary or July
Master of Business9Full-time for two years or part-time options availableHuman resources manager, Marketing manager, Business ManagementFebruary or July

Industry connections

Study management at Unitec and you'll benefit from Industry Based Learning (IBL), which is an integral part of the degree programmes. Completed in your final year of study, IBL lets you put management theory into practice by working with a host organisation. 

Most industry organisations want graduates that can hit the ground running.  At Unitec, we help you develop as an individual, so that you can be a quick starter and ready to adapt.  We work on personal and professional development, as well as provide you with the opportunities to network with future employers and hone your CV.  Once you have the foundation, you can work anywhere, from small to large companies here in New Zealand and abroad.