Otago Polytechnic, Applied Management

Bachelor of Applied Management


Program Description

SPSCC has an articulation agreement with Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand in Business Administration. To be eligible to transfer into the third and final year of courses in Otago Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Applied Management program, SPSCC students must successfully complete the Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration degree at SPSCC. Students can enroll at either Otago Polytechnic's main campus in Dunedin or their Auckland International Campus. Otago Polytechnic sometimes gives American students scholarships if attending the Auckland International Campus; students should inquire about the scholarship when applying to the Auckland International Campus of Otago Polytechnic.

Please visit https://spscc.edu/areas/business/bus-deg to learn more about the AAS in Business Administration degree at SPSCC.

About the College

Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand

[Note: This information is provided by Otago Polytechnic.]

Otago Polytechnic is a proud leader in hands-on, career-focused education. We have some of the best student achievement and satisfaction results in New Zealand, and resounding endorsements from employers. Here, you’ll gain a top-quality qualification, have an amazing and enriching time, and put yourself in a great position for a career you love! As educators, we offer innovative ways to study. With online tools and blended delivery options, time and distance are no barriers to gaining the education you need. We can even give credit for knowledge gained in your career. We make a difference through our applied research and enterprise, and our commitment to sustainability. And we are pleased to partner with our communities, using our expertise to find creative solutions and opportunities.

New Zealand Government figures show we lead the polytechnic sector for course and qualification completions at 84% and 90% respectively. NZQA’s External Evaluation and Review in 2015 awarded us the highest possible rating for our educational performance, and our ability to assess our own performance. Our top-quality programmes and teachers are recognised far and wide. Over the past decade, 18 of our teachers have been awarded prestigious national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards. And in a recent survey, 95% of our graduates’ employers rated OP graduates equal or better than graduates from other tertiary institutes. It’s no wonder so many of our students carry on to fantastic careers! (https://www.op.ac.nz/about-us/)


AAS Requirements

Articulation Agreement

Please note: either Otago Polytechnic or SPSCC can terminate the articulation agreement at any time. It is vital the student notifies Otago Polytechnic during the application process that the student is applying by means of this specific articulation agreement.

From the AAS in Business Administration Core Requirements category:

  • ACCT&201, Principles of Accounting I
  • BUS&101, Intro to Business
  • BUS160, Principles of Marketing
  • BUS&201, Business Law
  • BUS240, Principles of Finance
  • BUS260, Principles of Management: Diversity
  • BUS289, Integrated Business Applications
  • CIS108, Introduction to Microsoft Office
  • CIS141, Excel
  • ECON&202, Macro Economics

AND choose one of the following:

  • ENGL&102, Composition II
  • ENGL&102C, Composition II: Service Learning
  • ENGL&235, Technical Writing
  • CIS210, Business Communication

From the AAS in Business Administration General Education Requirements:

Communication: Reading/Writing

  • ENGL&101, Composition I

Communication: Speaking/Listening (choose one of the following)

  • CMST&220, Public Speaking
  • CMST240, Intercultural Communication: Diversity

Computation (choose one of the following)

  • BUS104, Business Math
  • MATH&146, Introduction to Stats

From the AAS in Business Administration Electives category: 

Select a minimum of 15 credits from the following list with the assistance of an advisor

  • ACCT&202, Principles of Accounting II
  • ACCT206, General Ledger Computerized Accounting
  • ACCT239, Payroll Accounting and Business Taxes
  • BUS140, Customer Service
  • BUS202, Business Law II
  • BUS220, Starting and Managing a Small Business
  • BUS270, Human Resources Management
  • CMST105, Introduction to Online Journalism
  • ECON&201, Micro Economics
  • PHIL102, Ethics
  • PSYC116, Psychology of Human Relations: Diversity
  • BUS190/290, Cooperative Work Experience/Internship

AND 7 unrestricted elective credits