Course: Certificate in Management Studies

Victoria University of Wellington, Victoria Business School

Program Description
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Course: Certificate in Management Studies

Victoria University of Wellington, Victoria Business School

Certificate in Management Studies

The Certificate in Management Studies (CertMS) is designed to give you a firm grounding in contemporary management skills and techniques. It's an excellent foundation for further studies in business, government, or information systems. The course is intended for persons with no formal training in management, and can be completed over one year of evening study. At the end of the Programme, you will have a recognised qualification that will increase your potential for career advancement.

To get your managerial career off to the right start, the Certificate in Management Studies may be just what you're looking for!

The Certificate also provides a basis for more advanced and specialised levels of learning such as the Postgraduate Diplomas in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or Marketing.

What to Expect

It's a two trimester part-time programme that will give you a firm grounding in a broad range of contemporary management skills and techniques. At the end of the year, you will have a recognized qualification that will not only increase your potential for immediate career advancement, it will also act as a springboard to more advanced and more specialized levels of learning with the School of Management.

Strong interpersonal skills are an essential component of being a good manager. For this reason, much of the course work throughout the Certificate programme focuses heavily on group exercises and project teamwork. As well as providing a supportive and collegial atmosphere, this also enables you to tap the collective knowledge of other participants, who will come from a broad range of backgrounds.

Like most people looking to fast track their managerial career, stopping work for a period to pursue further study simply won't be a realistic option for you. So we've scheduled teaching time outside of normal business hours on a single evening, to enable you to better integrate work and study. Naturally, you will require a high level of motivation and commitment to complete the intensive Certificate programme - but we promise you that the end results will more than justify the effort!

Entry Requirements

Admission Criteria

To be admitted to the Certificate in Management Studies, you shall have:

  • had at least three years appropriate practical experience in management or administration role at a level acceptable to the Programme Director; and
  • been accepted by the Programme Director as capable at proceeding with the proposed course of study.
  • Please fill out an application form.

Application Dates & Process

Please contact the Programme Administrator to arrange an interview with the Director prior to applying online. Interviews are usually group based so you can get to meet your future study colleagues.

Note: for International/Overseas Students. The CertMS is a programme of part time study, generally evening classes. Thus, it is most unlikely that international students will be able to procure a study visa or student support for this programme.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Mar. 2017
2 semesters
Part time
Start date Mar. 2017
New Zealand Wellington
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