QualificationBachelor of Applied Management - HR (Level 7)Programme code: MN4535
$6,600 (approx.) per year
International feesNZD$23,400 (approx.) per year
If you're a people person and love helping others succeed, consider a career in human resources.
You will play an essential role in helping to hire the right people in all kinds of businesses from start-ups to large corporations.
Study with MIT and you'll learn the core skills in human resource management you need to get ahead in your career.
We teach all of our practical programmes at MIT Manukau, located right in the heart of Manukau.
Our passionate staff will work closely with you to achieve your goals. And, our strong industry relationships keep you up to date with the latest business practices.
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Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Successfully completed at least 42 NCEA credits (or equivalent) at Level 3 or higher, made up of:
- 14 credits in one approved subject
- 14 credits in another approved subject
- 14 credits from one or two additional domains or approved subjects; and
- 8 credits in NCEA English Level 2 (four in reading and four in writing from the NZQA Literacy Requirements for University Entrance list) (or equivalent); and
- 14 credits in NCEA mathematics (or pangarau) Level 1 (or equivalent);
- Have successfully completed a minimum of 72 credits at NCEA (or equivalent) Level 2 including a minimum of 14 credits in each of four subjects and a minimum of 30 credits at Merit or Excellence. Applicants will need to have achieved degree entry standards for numeracy and literacy;
- Provide evidence of equivalence through practical, professional or educational experience e.g., three to five years' full-time work experience (relevant to business). Evidence of literacy and numeracy will be required. MIT literacy assessments are available;
- Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicant whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 or greater (with no score below 5.5 in speaking, reading, writing and listening) or equivalent.
Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme or training scheme may be eligible to be enrolled. Such decisions must consider any applicable pre-requisites and will be made by the Head of School. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements may also be eligible to be enrolled in exceptional circumstances where they can demonstrate capability for study at the required level. Such decisions must consider any applicable pre-requisites and will be made by the Head of School.
You will complete your test in one day, plus get free online tuition to help you succeed. We offer paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS. Choose computer-delivered IELTS and get your results in 3-5 days.
You will need to complete 13 compulsory courses, five elective courses and the courses from your chosen major (360 credits):
181.519 Professional Communication (15 credits)
Study oral and written communication skills and interpersonal communication skills in the New Zealand business context.
311.537 Introduction to Accounting (15 credits)
Learn the basics of accounting in a New Zealand business context; create and understand financial statements; and analyse business performance for small companies
323.510 Commercial Law (15 credits)
Learn the fundamentals of the legal system as it relates to business, including liability, contract law and consumer rights.
341.571 Business Heritage, Culture and Sustainability (15 credits)
Develop an understanding of New Zealand’s diverse cultural and commercial history, and how its cultural heritage relates to business today.
341.576 Management (15 credits)
Understand and apply the factors that influence people and change management of an organisation
341.582 Managing Operations (15 credits)
Understand and apply the factors that influence the operational and financial management of an organisation
351.515 Introduction to Marketing (15 credits)
Gain a basic understanding of the theory and practice of marketing, including market analysis, segmentation and consumer behaviour
371.514 Economics (15 credits)
Develop an understanding of elements of economic theory and how they relate to contemporary business issues, including exchange rates, international trade, and the relationship between market economics and regulation.
341.628 Applied Management (15 credits)
Build on the skills learnt in the Management course by proposing, developing and executing a project that meets the needs of a specific business problem.
341.629 Research Methodology (15 credits)
Train in the key analytical tools used in business and how they affect management decision-making. You will learn to apply research methodologies to identify and solve a practical business related problem
341.736 Co-operative Education Project (equivalent to four courses) (60 credits)
As part of the final year of your Bachelor of Applied Management, you will work ‘hands-on’ within a real business environment applying your learning. During this time you will also complete a significant research project for your host organisation, overseen by an MIT lecturer. This experience will ensure you graduate with both a qualification and practical experience.
342.720 Advanced Human Resource Management (15 credits)
Develop a practical understanding of how to integrate human resource strategy with business-planning strategy, including planning a Human Resource Audit to evaluate the effectiveness of human-resource management practices
342.721 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management (15 credits)
Critically examine contemporary issues in human-resource management both within New Zealand and overseas, evaluating their impact on the human- resources professional and their function within organisations.
In addition, for each major you must select five other elective courses (a total of 75 credits) from the list. If you are doing a double major you will not be able to take elective courses, you will need to take five courses from your other major.
Courses related to your chosen major
342.619 Industrial Relations (15 credits)
Learn about industrial relations, the relationship between industrial relationships and government regulation, employment agreements and legal rights.
342.620 Human Resources (15 credits)
Learn the essentials of human resources, understanding its role within an organisation, from recruitment and induction to performance management and health and safety legislation
342.621 Organisational Behaviour (15 credits)
Learn how individuals, groups and structures influence the behaviour of people within organisations; develop an analytical awareness of your own personal and interpersonal behaviour; and gain a fundamental understanding of psychology as it relates to organisations and groups.
When planning your degree, remember that not all courses are available each semester. You must check the programme structure above, the pre-requisites, electives and availability of your chosen courses in advance.
Besides the obvious roles within human-resources teams in medium- and large-sized businesses, there are many other career paths in human resources. Your degree will give you the skills required to act as an employment mediator, payroll manager or any other position that involves a practical understanding of employment relations. For potential salaries visit careers.govt.nz.
*Free study for the first year of your Level 3 or above qualification may be available under the government’s fees-free study scheme. Visit feesfree.govt.nz for eligibility criteria and more information. Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student. All free study is subject to funding confirmation. Proof of residency status required. Entry criteria, and some costs, may also apply. Eligibility for student allowances or student loans may vary. Contact StudyLink for more information.
Information is correct as at 14 December 2022. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2023 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2023 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2023 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2023 are based on the 2022 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2023. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Te Pukenga is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.