New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6)

Programme details

Code NC5121
Level 6
Credits 240
Duration 2 years
Domestic student fee $6,340* (per year)
IntakesSemester 1, Semester 2, November
Intakes information

November intake available at Rotorua (Mokoia) only.

Study options Full-time, Part-time, Flexi-study
LocationRotorua (Mokoia), Whakatane
Further study Bachelor of Applied Management - Accounting
*Fees are applicable to study in 2017 and are indicative only; fees will vary depending on the courses selected, and/or course-related costs where applicable.
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Information for international students

Tuition fee$19,550
IntakesFebruary, May, July, November
Minimum IELTS6.0 with no band less than 5.5
Duration (length of study)2 years
Application Checklist and RequirementsView the information page to see what documents you must supply with your application.
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Programme aim

This national diploma provides students with a broad base of business knowledge and skills in general areas such as communications, human resource management, law, accounting or economics. This qualification also provides the opportunity to specialise in areas such as accounting, marketing, or human resource management.

Career opportunities

Office Assistant, Administrator, Receptionist, Secretary, Advertising Specialist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Advertising, Sales and Marketing Manager, Editor, Property Manager, Motor Vehicle Salesperson, Managing Director/Chief Executive, Mine/Quarry Manager, Information and Communication Technology Manager and Office Manager

Award information

To achieve the award of the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6) students must pass a total of 240 credits, including:
  • a maximum of 60 credits at Level 4.
  • a minimum of 80 credits at Level 6;
  • a minimum of 120 credits from the core courses list; and
  • a maximum of 120 credits from the options list.

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates will be able to:
  • add value by applying specific business skills;
  • apply a range of interpersonal and communication skills;
  • apply critical problem-solving skills with initiative and judgement;
  • recognise ethical and cultural issues inherent in decision-making;
  • work independently and within teams of diverse people; and
  • pursue further study and professional development.

Entry criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations and the following criteria:

Applicants must have either:

  • a minimum of 14 numeracy credits at level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau on the Directory of Assessment Standards; and
  • fifty credits at level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of 8 literacy credits at level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori; 4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits must be in writing; and
  • the literacy credits will be selected from a schedule of approved achievement standards and unit standards found on the NZQA website at: Literacy requirements for University Entrance; or
  • equivalent to the above;

or

  • New Zealand University Entrance.

International studentsfor whom English is not a first language must also either:

  • meet the English language proficiency outcomes for diploma, or
  • complete two years study at a New Zealand secondary school and either NCEA Level 3 or New Zealand University Entrance or both.

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Core courses

Course details
COMM.5560 Business Communication
Students will apply communication knowledge and skills in the evolving context of New Zealand and global business. This course will enable students to be better equipped to write business letters, reports, take notes from meetings and write up minutes. The course will also enable students to develop research skills and...
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
COMP.5550 Business Computing
Gain an understanding of the components of an information system and the knowledge to enable them to discuss and evaluate communication technologies and the issues associated with computer use. This course will provide students with the skills needed to apply generic computer skills and use software functions effectively to meet...
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.5500 Accounting Principles
Students will understand financial statements and reports and be able to analyse and interpret financial performance for sole traders and small companies.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.5510 Introduction to Commercial Law
The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge of commercial law and enable application to legal reasoning.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.5520 Economic Environment
Students will apply elements of economic theory to the contemporary New Zealand environment.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.5530 Organisation and Management
Students will understand the factors that influence management and the organisation and apply a range of factors.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.5541 Fundamentals of Marketing
The aim of this course is to provide students with a working knowledge of fundamental marketing concepts relevant to contemporary organisations.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2

Optional courses

Course details
MGMT.4435 Fundamentals of Small Business
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics, options and operation of small business in the New Zealand context.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 1
MGMT.5501 Accounting Practices
The aim of this course is to enable students to record and process financial transactions and prepare financial statements and cash budgets for entities, in accordance with current accounting practices.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.6601 Financial Accounting
Students will apply Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (GAAP) to prepare and present general purpose financial reports for a company and evaluate a listed company for the purpose of shareholder investment.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.6602 Management Accounting
Collect, interpret, present, and use relevant management accounting information for an organisation to effectively plan, control and make appropriate decisions regarding business operations.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.6603 Business Finance
Students will apply financial management knowledge and skills to a small or medium size business for decision-making purposes.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.6606 Taxation
Students will apply knowledge of taxation rules to New Zealand taxable entities in a range of situations.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.6630 Leadership
The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge of the concepts of leadership and to enable them to apply principles of leadership in a dynamic environment. Students will create a personal plan to develop leadership capabilities.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.6632 Operations Management
The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge of the principles and functions of operations management and apply techniques to ensure efficient and effective production of goods and services.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.6633 Human Resource Management
The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge of the roles, functions and application of human resource management processes within contemporary New Zealand organisations.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.6635 Employment Relations
Students will apply knowledge of current New Zealand employment relations legislation, processes and practices, and understand the implications for employment relationships.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 1
MGMT.6636 Applied Management
Students will identify a managerial problem, and research and apply management concepts and tools to find and recommend possible solutions to the problem.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 1
MGMT.6642 Marketing Research
The aim of this course is to provide students with the tools to design and conduct marketing research to develop and assess marketing strategies.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.6644 Buyer Behaviour and Communication Strategies
The aim of this course is to provide students with the tools to examine buyer behaviour and develop appropriate marketing communication strategies to reach target markets.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 1
MGMT.6648 Marketing Planning and Control
Students will produce an operational marketing plan for a market, business or product.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 2


*Course cost: Standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the International Programmes and Tuition Fees information page.

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