QualificationBachelor of Applied Management - Project Management (Level 7)Programme code: MN4535
$6,800 (approx.) per year
International feesNZD$25,000 (approx.) per year
There are no limits to where a career in project management can take you.
Most industries need people who can lead, design, execute and complete business projects.
Study with MIT and you'll learn the skills to manage a project from start to finish.
You will be matched to a company to work on a real-world project. Apply your skills in creating project plans and using project management software tools.
When you graduate, you’ll be ready to get a job across a range of industries critical to the rebuild of the New Zealand economy.
Launch your career in construction, information technology (IT) or engineering. There are also opportunities in government, education and not-for-profit organisations.
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.
Special & discretionary admission
Any ākonga who is 20 years of age or older and has not reached the general admission requirements for their intended programme is eligible for Special Admission. Te Pūkenga works with the ākonga to ensure they are prepared for their intended programme. Any ākonga who is not yet 20 years of age and has not reached the general admission requirements for their intended programme may be eligible for Discretionary Admission. In assessing whether to grant Discretionary Admission, the delegated authority focuses on the applicant’s level of preparedness for their intended programme.
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Your previous work experience and on-the-job skills, volunteering, professional development, and other providers’ qualifications can be recognised as prior learning, matched against credits in our courses, and put towards your qualification – potentially saving you money and possibly helping you to complete your qualification faster Learn more.
You will need to complete 13 compulsory courses, five elective courses and the courses from your chosen major (360 credits):
BSNS5001 Organisations in an Aotearoa New Zealand context (15 credits)
This course develops the knowledge, skills, and competencies to analyse organisations and engage with stakeholders in an Aotearoa New Zealand context.
BSNS5002 Business environments (15 credits)
This course develops the knowledge, skills, and competencies to analyse and manage the impact of environmental influences on an organisation.
BSNS5003 Business functions (15 credits)
This course develops the knowledge, skills, and competencies relevant to the core business functions of accounting, operations, human resource management, marketing and sales.
BSNS5004 Change and innovation (15 credits)
This course develops the knowledge, skills, and competencies to contribute to organisational change and innovation.
ACCY5101 Introduction to accounting and taxation (15 credits)
This course develops the knowledge, skills, and competencies to apply accounting concepts, standards, processes, and tax rules to prepare financial statements.
ACCY5105 Commercial law (15 credits)
This course is to enable ākonga to understand the legal system and creation and interpretation of law and to apply knowledge and the skills of finding and applying law to a range of situations.
ACCY5106 Economics (15 credits)
This course develops the knowledge, skills, and competence to apply elements of economic theory to contemporary business issues.
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.
ACCY6107 Research methods (15 credits)
This course develops the knowledge, skills, and competencies to apply research methods within a business environment.
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
341.757 Advanced Project Management (15 credits)
This course will enable the student to learn the principles of the project management body of knowledge and cover the content of the Project Management Institute PMBOK® and its application and evaluation to the workplace.
343.705 Resource Integration Management (15 credits)
Improving the competitive edge of business operations, by building stronger relationships through integrating the internal and external supply chain.
- Any level 5 course from the degree offered (15 Credits)
- Any other 5 level 6 or 7 courses from the degree offered (75 credits)
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
ACCY6104 Introduction to finance (15 credits)
This course develops the knowledge, skills, and competencies to apply business finance techniques.
343.607 Project Management (15 credits)
Gain a practical understanding of project management, how to develop a project plan, optimise project efficiency, and monitor the progress of a project as it is rolled out.
343.611 Operations Management (15 credits)
Gain a practical understanding of how to design and manage operational facilities, including quality and inventory management.
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.
Do you want to study a single course, without enrolling into the full programme?
Courses within some of our programmes may be offered as an individual Certificate of Proficiency (COP). Programme entry requirements and course fees apply. For more information, please speak to our friendly Ask Me! team.
A broad range of businesses and disciplines require project managers and managers with expertise in planning, running and closing projects. You could take on roles in human resources, sales and marketing or IT, or in disciplines such as engineering. Many industries will benefit from the skills you will possess as a Bachelor of Applied Management (Project Management) graduate. For potential salaries visit careers.govt.nz.
“I completed high school at Ormiston College. I applied to a lot of tertiary providers, but I chose MIT | Te Pūkenga. I lived in Flatbush at the time, so it was close to home. I loved the environment that was offered at MIT – you get more one-on-one with your lecturers, and they have small classrooms. I didn’t want to be in a big lecture theatre.
I studied project management and in my final year, as part of my qualification, I completed an internship as a digital coordinator with a digital marketing agency. I helped to get a new platform, aimed at the property market, off the ground. I learned a lot and my coursework prepared me well for my internship.
I’m pretty shy but studying at MIT and completing my industry placement has given me a lot of confidence and brought me out of my shell. I have now been employed full-time with the agency where I completed my internship.
I would recommend studying at MIT and recommend our local businesses consider MIT students, so everyone can get a job out of it. We just all want to land a job.”
"MIT has been an integral part of my journey from certificate level to graduating with a business degree. It offered the qualifications I was looking for and the flexibility that enabled me to study while working full-time. I always felt supported and found the help I needed from classroom-based learning to online webinars.
I’m part of the Pacific migration story and the opportunity of a solid education took my mind-set from 'Impossible' to I am possible! The family vibe at MIT was important to me and with the ability to work and study in South Auckland made things simple and accessible.
To date I’ve been fortunate to work across a number of industries in both public and private sectors whilst embracing personal and professional growth. The skills and knowledge gained have led me to a number of leadership roles in my chosen field of learning and development now based in Wellington, New Zealand.
I believe in life-long learning and champion transferrable skills. Along the way I’ve become a published author and continue my work in the community as an advocate for public speaking skills. To me it comes down to, stepping into the light and showing what’s possible, as my way to honour and thank those that have paved the way before me, as I stand on the shoulders of giants."
Read more about Zeena and her accomplishments at zeenakhan.com
"I had just completed high school in Kenya prior to coming to New Zealand.
I chose MIT because of its environment and reasonable international fees. MIT Manukau campus is so conveniently located with an underground train station that takes you right to the front door.
I studied business and majored in project management and operations and production management because of the great opportunities and the variety of places you can work once you graduate.
The friends I made while studying at MIT were like family, and the lecturers were amazing. MIT supported me to find my industry placement which all students complete in their last year of study on the bachelor. The industry placement helped me to get hands-on skills and industry experience.
What I have learned and gained from my MIT lecturers is what has helped me get a job in the business world.
You will never regret choosing this place.”
“I applied for four years for management positions and always got rejected. Within a month of graduating with my MIT qualification, I landed a job as a fleet project engineer for a waste management company.
I am a heavy diesel mechanic by trade. I worked ridiculous hours, and it was heavy work. I damaged my shoulder while working, and struggled to get work I could maintain without compromising my health – so I chose to study project management at MIT. It was the right choice for me, and I love what I am doing.
The culture at MIT is unheard of. The diversity and flexibility to adapt to me as an individual person to support and help me to be successful, and not just to get me to pass the course, makes MIT unique.
The staff are friendly and the lecturers across the board are very helpful. At MIT, if you show the commitment the lecturers will go out of their way to spend one-on-one time with you and help you with your studies. MIT has amazing facilities, and they have great resources available to support you to achieve high marks.
Applied knowledge is such a powerful thing in the workplace. MIT is the best place to help you to obtain the knowledge and skills you need to equip yourself to be successful. MIT didn’t just teach me how to project manage but they taught me the absolutely necessary skills to work as a professional person and to adapt to the work situation. They gave me the ability to perform higher. “
I will never stop learning. In five years, I might be the head of the department or start a new division for the company or just take on more responsibility. With this qualification, nothing can and will hold me back!"
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Information is correct as at 29 November 2023. 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 2024 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2024 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2024 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 2024 are based on the 2023 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2024. 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 Pūkenga 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.