Business

Business and Management

Our business qualifications will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to get a job or advance your career. Working closely with industry means we can offer programmes that provide you with the practical skills employers want. Plus some of our programmes have flexible learning options to allow you to tailor study to fit with your work/life commitments.

Administration, Medical Administration, Banking and Insurance, Finance and Contact Centre

All businesses need qualified and professional administration and business support staff. If you’re just starting out or you are a senior administrator who wants to upskill, an administration and technology certificate will provide you with the industry-specific skills employers want. You can choose to specialise in business support, accounting support services or medical administration. Our contact centre certificate is specifically for people wanting to work in the contact centre industry in customer service representative (CSR) roles. Or if you enjoy finances our financial services certificate will start you off in the right direction.

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Programmes

Start dates
  • Level 2: Start in February
  • Level 3 and Level 4: Start in January, May and August
  • Level 5, 7 and 8: Start in February, May, July and October (some programmes may vary).
Potential jobs and salaries
Job Average Salary>>
Assistant accountants $35K-$75K per year
Accountants $60K-$115K per year
Finance managers $80K-$100K per year
Chief finance managers $100K-$180K per year
Event Managers $30K-$45K per year
$46K-$65K per year (with more than 3 year experience)
Project managers $55K-$135K per year
Marketing specialists $40K-$70K per year (with up to two years' experience)
$50K-$75K per year (with three or more years' experience)
Market research analysts $35K-$50K per year (with one to two years' experience)
$45K-$70K per year (with two to four years' experience)

>>Salary source from: careers.govt.nz (as at January 2017)

Recognition of Prior Learning Programme

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme is designed for those who already have the on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

With RPL we can measure and match your existing skills against credits in our courses – creating a tailored path of study that will not only save you money, but also help you to complete your qualification faster.

To learn more about what our programmes can offer you, view our available programmes by subject area, or make an appointment to speak with one of our RPL facilitators by phoning 0800 62 62 52 (or email enquiries@manukau.ac.nz).

Why choose MIT?

New ‘quarters’ optimise your study time and support your success

How does twice as much time to focus on half the amount of papers and no exams sound?

In 2017, the Faculty of Business and Information Technology will be introducing a new optimised teaching format we’re calling ‘quarters’. This means that if you are a full-time business student (studying Level 5 or 7), you will study two courses per quarter instead of four courses per semester. If you are part-time studying two papers, you will do one per quarter. If you are studying one or three courses, you will have a choice on how you spread your enrolment throughout the year.

In short, you will double the class time per week for half the courses in any one quarter. There is no change in the overall learning hours or credits for each course. If you’re a part-time student this will also give you more flexibility and help you finish your qualification faster than before.

Extensive international research and our own experience confirms that this format leads to more students passing with better grades. This is because more students make it to the end of the course, less subjects need to be concentrated on at any one time and there are fewer assessments to complete at any one time. Even better, there will no longer be any exams. Some courses may still have smaller tests along the way, but none will have the traditional long final exam. Other assessments and industry projects will be tailored to suit this new optimised system as well. It doesn’t affect student loans or allowances in any way and allows you to start at any one of five times a year if you also do our summer school.

At MIT, our focus is to help you develop the skills and knowledge you need either to get a job or advance your career.

When you study Business at MIT, you're a name, not a number. Our small class sizes mean our passionate staff in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology work closely with you to support your learning, and our strong industry relationships mean that you'll get practical, real-world experience built into your study. Our aim is to get you into a job that puts you on the path to achieving your goals.

We teach all of our programmes at MIT Manukau, located right in the heart of Manukau and easily accessible by train, bus, car or bike.

Whatever your education or work history, you can enter at a level that suits your specific needs. You will find certificates, diplomas, degrees and post-graduate options, with both part-time and full-time study that can fit around your work or family commitments. Explore our study areas to find the programme that will help you land your dream job.