Open Polytechnic

Check out some of the IT and business courses available at the Open Polytechnic.

For information on other courses available at the Open Polytechnic, as well as information about studying there, go to the polytechnic's website.

Qualifications in Business Computing

  • Certificate of Business Computing
The CBC is designed for people leaving school from the sixth and seventh form who want to work with computers - perhaps on a help desk or as a programmer.

Duration: The programme consists of 18 70-hour courses.

Entry Requirements: Open. You are expected to be able to use a personal computer to do simple office tasks and to have communication skills equivalent or better than grade 5 in 6th Form Certificate English. You need access to an IBM- compatible PC with office software for most courses. You may be able to get cross credits for courses and prior computing experience.

Diplomas

  • Diploma in Information Systems and Technology for Business
This programme aims to provide students with an opportunity to study Information Systems and Technology, up-skilling, and/or upgrading their current qualifications and applying this knowledge and skills into business environments. Some of the courses include database management systems, organisational behaviour, economic reasoning and systems design and development.

  • Diploma in Information Systems
This programme aims to provide students with an opportunity to study information systems, subjects, up-skilling and/or upgrading their current qualifications and applying the knowledge and skills to design, develop, maintain and manage information systems.

Papers include Systems Analysis, Information Technology and Database Management Systems.

  • Diploma in Information Technology
This programme aims to provide students with an opportunity to study information technology subjects, up-skilling, and/or upgrading their current qualifications and applying the knowledge and skills to support the operation and enhance the development of information technology and computer networks.

Some of the papers include Information Technology, Systems Design and Development and Project Management (IS&T).

  • Diploma in Information Systems and Technology
This programme aims to provide students with an opportunity to study both information systems and technology subjects, up-skilling and/or upgrading their current qualifications, and applying the knowledge and skills in the development of technology tools and processes.

Some of the papers include Systems Analysis, Information Systems & Technology Management and Database Management Systems.

  • Diploma in Information Systems and Technology for Management
This programme aims to provide students with an opportunity to study information systems and technology subjects, up-skilling and/or upgrading their current qualifications and applying the knowledge and skills into the management of IS/T resources.

Information Technology

Some of the papers include Systems Analysis,Information Systems and Technology Management, Organisational Behaviour and Business Ethics.

  • New Zealand Diploma in Business
The New Zealand Diploma in Business is a general-purpose business qualification, which qualifies the student for entry into a variety of careers including management. Topics include Organisation and Management and Business Communication.

  • Graduate Diploma in Management
For those who wish to extend their learning at a higher level in the field of Management.

Topics include Analysis of Business Environments, Employment Relations Strategies

and Management Strategy.

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business
The Bachelor of Business programme enables students to gain a thorough grounding in a variety of business concepts, processes and procedures relevant to all organisations. tudents are encouraged to develop the skills necessary to enable them to become effective decision-makers within organisational settings.

Some of the majors include Management and Information Systems and Technology

Duration: 3 years.

  • Bachelor of Applied Science
The Bachelor of Applied Science focuses on a problem solving approach. It aims to enhance skills relevant to the workplace, including communication skills and the skills to access information and critically judge its quality and relevance. Some of the majors include Information and Library Studies and Information Systems and Technology.

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