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
|PROGRAMME||LEVEL||DURATION||CAREER OPTIONS||START DATES|
|New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)||3||Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available||Entry into further study at certificate or diploma level.||February or July|
|Certificate of University Preparation (Level 4)||4||Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available||Entry into degree-level study at universities, institutes of technology and polytechnics in New Zealand.||February or July|
|New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business)||4||Full-time 16 weeks.||Small business owner||Not currently being offered.|
|New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Business and Communication||4||Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available.||Entry into further study toward a career in media, communication, or business.||February or July pending NZQA approval.|
|New Zealand Diploma in Business - Leadership and Management||5||Full-time for one year or part-time options available||Team leader, Supervisor, Business administrator||February or July|
|New Zealand Diploma in Business - Management||6||Full-time for two years or part-time options available||This programme is no longer offered.|
|Bachelor of Business (Management)||7||Full-time for three years or part-time options available||Human 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 controller||February or July. Summer School also available|
|Graduate Diploma in Business (Human Resource Management)||7||Full-time for one year or part-time options available||Recruitment manager, HR manager, Training manager, Occupational health and safety officer||February or July|
|Graduate Diploma in Business (Operations Management)||7||Full-time for one year or part-time options available||Process improvement analyst, Operations manager, Logistics manager, Supply chain manager, Production manager, Factory manager, Warehouse manager||February or July|
|Postgraduate Diploma in Business||8||Full-time for one year or part-time options available||Marketing executive, Human resources manager, Operations manager, Business researcher||February or July|
|Master of Business||9||Full-time for two years or part-time options available||Human resources manager, Marketing manager, Business Management||February or July|
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.