2 years
Feb Jul
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 25,160
NZD 37,700
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

To get ahead in today's business world, you have to be competent in a wide range of business skills. The New Zealand Diploma in Business equips you with these skills and provides you with a sound knowledge of organisations and their management, accounting, the economic environment and commercial law. You can either complete the general diploma or specialise in either Accounting or Management. Highlights include:

  • Endorsed by the New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM) and the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA).
  • A strong practical focus: you work on real-world assignments and learn from lecturers with plenty of industry experience.
  • The programme focuses on applied learning.
  • Suitable both for those wanting to start their business career and for students planning to move on to higher-level business study.
  • Full or part-time study options available. Courses have day and evening classes.

Entry Requirements

  • A recognised bachelor degree in the same or similar discipline, with merit achievement, deemed to be an average grade of B- or higher in all level 7 courses; OR
  • A professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a bachelor degree.

English Language Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum standard of English as demonstrated by a minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in Reading, 4 in Writing).
  • International Students for whom English is not their First Language
    • Completion of one of the following qualifications:
      • NZ Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) Academic Level 5
      • Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language (Unitec Qualification)
    • An overall IELTS band score (Academic Format) of 6.5 with a no band score lower than 6;
    • An overall TOEFL pBT (Paper-based Test) score of  590 (plus essay TWE of 5.5) OR an overall TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) score of 79 (plus writing score of 21);
    • Level C1 under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR);
    • First Certificate in English (FCE) with a pass at Grade A OR Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with a score of 58 or higher OR Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a score of 45 or higher  under the Cambridge International standard tests of English as a foreign language;
    • Pearson Test of English (PToE) (Academic) with a score of 58;
    • City & Guilds Internal English for Speakers of Other Languages (IESOL) C1 Expert with a score of 42.