by Daniel Nogueira | 14 March 2017
NZIE has recently launched its own Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Business Level 8. The programme is designed to give domestic and international students the hands on, practical skills required by New Zealand organisations at management level. To develop this Postgraduate Diploma, NZIE worked with its industry partners to identify the essential skills they require when hiring graduates to work in their organisations. Their valuable input enabled the NZIE academic team to create a unique and practical programme that enables you to further develop your management skills and the ability to improve the capabilities of an organisation in an uncertain and changing global environment.
Recent employer surveys have identified that ‘communication’ is the skill most graduates looking for employment lack. In a generation where more and more people are choosing to communicate through mobile phones and social media, face to face communication skills have become a challenge, especially when English is not your first language. The ability of handling a meeting, pitching an idea to your manager or trying to sell a product is a highly valuable skill that seems to be simple, but is now lacking in a lot of professionals.
In the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Business, you will also have the opportunity to meet with New Zealand organisations where you will have to develop a relationship, identify opportunities and present your ideas.
Another skill employers have told us needs further development is the ability to problem solve and think outside the box. Employers are also looking for solution focussed people, people who see what no one else could see, to do what was never done before.
In our Postgraduate Diploma, you will have the chance to work collaboratively in a co-creative relationship with a New Zealand organisation and its stakeholders, and provide recommendations for a business problem or opportunity within that same organisation. It’s all about learning in the real world.
Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. The most important thing is to know what they are and know how to use your strengths to your advantage and work hard to improve your weaknesses. NZIE’s Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Business’s unique course, Managerial Self Development, will help you to identify and work on your own abilities enabling you to consider areas for self-development. This then creates an understanding of interpersonal skills, analytical and creative problem solving skills, cultural awareness, empowerment, teams and positive change and their impact on organisational performance.
Human Resources Management
Managing other people is one of the most challenging tasks in any organisation. The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Business at NZIE will advance your knowledge and skills in understanding the application of human resources management in a real business environment. On this course you will develop HRM skills and practices such as strategic HRM, understanding corporate culture, managing change , performance and productivity.
Even if you do not wish to pursue a career specifically in marketing, understanding marketing principles is a vital skill for you to be successful in the New Zealand business environment. Marketing strategies involve the whole company so it’s crucial for a manager to have a good knowledge on consumer to consumer and business to business markets, global markets, in a not for profit or profit orientated organisation, and in digital enterprise.
So what are you waiting for? Get these essential skills and boost your career in New Zealand.
Contact us to learn more about the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Business, Level 8.