2 years
Feb Jul
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 18,687
NZD 28,000
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

A general business qualification endorsed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, the New Zealand Diploma in Business provides an excellent grounding in business skills.  Students will benefit from applied theory and practice that is relevant to today's business world.  This diploma is highly valued by employers. Students advancing to the Bachelor of Commerce majoring in accounting may gain membership to the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.  Many students combine employment or other options with part time study, taking one or two papers each semester.

The New Zealand Diploma in Business is a widely recognized intermediate level business qualification in New Zealand.  Organisations such as the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) and the New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM) recognise the value of the qualification and use it in conjunction with their professional qualifications.  Graduates are well positioned to find rewarding career opportunities in accountancy, management and marketing.  Graduates are ideally suited to general office management in an intermediate role or as a lead role in middle to smaller size business organisations in both the private and public sectors.  Graduates are well equipped to develop and run their own businesses.

Entry Requirements

  • Students less than 20 years old:
  • A minimum of 14 numeracy credits at level one or higher in mathematics or Pangarau on the Directory of Assessment Standards
  • 50 credits at level two or above (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.)
  • IELTS Score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5