You can be a strategic manager!

Successful managers are tactical, considered and contribute effectively to the growth and operational efficiency of their organisation.  Acquire a comprehensive understanding of the management environment and gain the skills to participate and lead efficiently.

Operate at a higher and more strategic level within your organisation.

Who is this for?

Do you want to up-skill, retrain or formalise your existing knowledge base? Do you have a good understanding of how business operates and currently work in a supervisory or team leader role? Do you want to move into more of a strategic role at a more senior management level? Than the Graduate Diploma in Applied Management could be for you.

You will have an undergraduate degree and you need to be working or volunteering within an organisation so that you can undertake the practical part of this qualification.

Benefits to you

  • Gain next level insights
    Business is an ever-changing and dynamic environment. Managers need to understand those dynamics and their responsibilities and required contributions. You will learn what it means to be an effective manager.  You’ll also learn the skills to deliver on those expectations. You’ll learn how to be a forward thinker so that you can best prepare your team and organisation for what’s ahead.
  • Learn the latest leadership techniques
    Learn the leadership skills you need to make change in your work place! Gain an insight into the characteristics of a good leader and your own personal style. Acquire the power of negotiation, understanding body language and how to engage your team.
  • Understand about transforming businesses
    Savvy managers constantly look for ways to do things better or make processes smarter to effect change.  These are skills you can learn. The qualification will help you not only identify when change is required but how to implement and manage that change.
  • Understand your business in the external environment
    Businesses need to look outwards to stay ahead of the game and ensure competiveness. As a manager you will have a role to play in maintaining that external perspective. The graduate diploma will give you the tools and techniques to undertake that analysis and provide an appropriate response.
  • Learn best practice problem solving
    There are skills and techniques required to ensure good decision making and problem solving. Sometimes it comes naturally to us but often good decisions are made because of the application of a best practice technique. Equip yourself with the tools to make sure you can apply the right process in the workplace.
  • Become strategic
    A strategic manager considers what is required as a whole – rather than the small parts. Acquire the skills to consider and set long term goals, forecast, plan and think into the future.


To gain a Graduate Diploma Applied Management – Level 7 you must complete 120 credits from the following courses:

If an individual course is only of interest – it is possible to complete a course and not a full qualification.  Please speak to one of our advisors for more information on 0800 328 269.

How long will it take?

All our qualifications have flexible start dates with courses available to start at regular times throughout the year.

Career and study pathways

If you are already in a management or leadership role and want to take the step into a more senior, strategic role than the Graduate Diploma in Applied Management could be for you.

Completion of the Graduate Diploma could enhance your employment potential and give you the confidence to take on the next career challenge.

How will I learn?

You can fit your study around your work, family and lifestyle – there is no need to be a full-time student while studying with TANZ eCampus. You can work and learn. All study is completely online – with supportive facilitators and advisors to help you along the way.

What next?

To find out more about registering for the Graduate Diploma Applied Management – Level 7, visit:

Call 0800 328 269 for more information or to see if this qualification is right for you.

A TANZ eCampus qualification

TANZ eCampus is offered by six of New Zealand’s major tertiary providers including:

Ara Institute of Canterbury
Otago Polytechnic (OP)
Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Palmerston North
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)
Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT)
North Tec

All qualifications will be awarded by one of these providers. Courses completed through TANZ eCampus are industry recognised and accepted by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Graduates may attend the graduation ceremony of the relevant tertiary partner and will receive a parchment from the institute at which they enrolled.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in any discipline OR equivalent skills/experience.

Additional requirements:

  • To successfully complete these programme students will need to have access to an organisation in which to base their work.

English requirements:

  • If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, with no less than 5.5 in any other band.

Student loans and allowances

Courses and qualifications through TANZ eCampus are eligible for student loan support conditional that the student and level of study meet certain criteria. Student loans are administered through Studylink. Visit  for more information or phone TANZ eCampus on 0800 328 269 and we can point you in the right direction.