Bachelor of Applied Management (Business Excellence)

Capable NZ's Bachelor of Applied Management (Business Excellence) is a work-based qualification designed for career managers with ambitions to increase their business improvement expertise. Through an 18-month enrollment, you will be introduced to a suite of best-practice tools and techniques, focusing on framework analysis (business diagnostics) and Lean process improvement. Undertaking this business excellence specialty will normally involve an individually customised, in-work project, delivering workplace and professional benefits from day one.

On completion of this qualification you will have built on existing skills and knowledge to develop a more sophisticated framework of practice. You will be well grounded in the principals and practice of contemporary business excellence, which will include the ability to critique different approaches to the management of quality and organisational performance. You will also be familiar with a range tools and techniques for empowering quality in organisations. You'll be able to apply the techniques of effective organisational performance assessment to evaluate performance as a fully contributing member of an assessment team. This will include measurement and analysis, making evidence-based judgements, and providing constructive feedback on organsational performance.

The programme aim is that you are equipped with the skills and knowledge to provide leadership for business excellence initiatives within diverse organisational contexts.

How can Capable NZ help you achieve the Bachelor of Applied Management (Business Excellence)?

As a work-based learning pathway the Business Excellence specialty is delivered over 18 months. During this time you will work with a facilitator / academic mentor to demonstrate that you meet the academic benchmark of a Graduate Profile. This will be through the submission of a portfolio of your work and two presentations to the academic panel. Your portfolio will be a combination of examples of previous work, evidence of skills and learning (for example, certificates from academic or professional qualifications and accreditation) and a completed new learning project.

Work-based Learning (WBL)
The WBL approach will enable you to demonstrate your new learning through a project that aligns with your current work and activities, providing a relevant and realistic context. As part of this process you will explore with your facilitator / academic mentor areas of expertise, how you developed those skills, and recognise areas of future development that will shape your new learning project.