Bachelor of Applied Management

I truly didn't believe it until they said I'd finished and would graduate. This recognition of my prior learning is just phenomenal and it's so relevant and so valid.

Shirley Kerr, Bachelor of Applied Management (Strategic Management)

Are you an experienced manager?

The Bachelor of Applied Management Degree is awarded to students with recognised knowledge and skills as an experienced practitioner in a specialised area of management or the wider field of general management and leadership. People with relevant, substantial experience and learning may be able to obtain all or part of this degree via Independent Learning Pathways (ILP) through Capable NZ. Usually applicants are in current relevant employment or practicing in their chosen field.

How can CAPABLE NZ help you get a Bachelor of Applied Management?

There are two pathways for experienced adults to gain a Bachelor of Applied Management. These are Independent Learning Pathways (ILP) and Work-based Learning (WBL). Generally, the more experienced you are in your field, the more likely it is that ILP will be the most direct route to your desired qualification. However, if there are any gaps in your knowledge and skills, then WBL (or a mixture of both pathways) may be the best option. We will identify the right pathway for you during the initial assessment of your background and application.

In both pathways, skilled facilitators help you explore your own experiential learning, taking an holistic, integrated view of the expected outcomes in the graduate profile of this qualification. In this innovative process, you will identify, demonstrate, articulate and reflect upon the understandings and skills you have developed through your work and other relevant learning experiences. This is an opportunity to explore all aspects of work (paid and unpaid) and shape these into a Practice Framework.

Independent Learning Pathways (ILP)
Are you in senior management or a small business owner? Perhaps you are involved in making strategic decisions on behalf of a business? If so, you could be assessed for the Bachelor of Applied Management through our ILP process. ILP measures your experiential learning, skills and knowledge against an actual qualification.

Work-based Learning (WBL)
Are you an operational manager (team leader, supervisor, first line management)? If so, you could have your experience, knowledge and skills assessed through APL (please see above) to achieve a National Diploma in Business (Level 5), or a National Diploma in Business Administration (Level 5). Then, you would undertake WBL to complete a Bachelor of Applied Management. WBL allows you to complete a qualification, in partnership with your employer. You embark upon a project that gives you the competencies you need in order to obtain a Bachelor of Applied Management, while directly benefitting your workplace.

Want to know more about the Bachelor of Applied Management?

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Applied Management you will be self-aware, motivated, flexible and an evidence-informed practitioner. You will grow in understanding of your general management and leadership practice whilst continuing to learn through the ILP process, and be able to contribute to the development of new knowledge and to your profession. You will demonstrate the ability to apply specialised technical knowledge and skills to a specific field, as well as a broad range of generic business skills, principles and practices, including safety in the work environment, and the ability to motivate others. Displaying well-developed critical thinking capabilities, you will employ creative skills and apply them in an organised approach to problem solving.

You will demonstrate a regard for social responsibility and sustainable practice, as well as an awareness of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in your own business context. Your abilities as an effective communicator will enable you to initiate, inspire, guide and reward the work of others. As a graduate of the Bachelor of Applied Management, you will be self-directed, working effectively as a learner, and have developed a cohesive integrated model of practice inclusive of professional standards and reflective practice.

Majors for the Bachelor of Applied Management

A Bachelor of Applied Management gives you a range of options for a major, depending on your background and career direction. These are:

  • Adventure Tourism Management
  • Business Excellence
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Transformation and Change
  • Event Management
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Hotel Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Maori Organisational Leadership
  • Operations and Production Management
  • Project Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Sport Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Sustainable Practice
  • Tourism Management