Level 7

Project management major

Study for a degree in project management

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.

Programme highlights

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.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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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Programme structure

Programme structure

You will need to complete 13 compulsory courses, five elective courses and the courses from your chosen major (360 credits):
Compulsory courses
Level 5

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.

Level 6

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.

Level 7

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

341.758 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.

Elective courses
  • 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

Project management

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.

Careers and pathways

Career opportunities

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.

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 25 March 2024. 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.