Study for a degree in core business skills
Open the door to great opportunities in the business world.
Develop an understanding of core business skills and major in the areas of your choice.
You will also get hands-on experience working on a project for a real business.
If you're already working, you can do a project in your workplace.
To find out more about what internships entail for both our learners and host organisations, click here.
Explore our study areas below and choose the major that will help you land your dream job.
With many of our classes being small, it means our passionate staff can work closely with you to achieve your goals. And our strong industry relationships keep you up to date with the latest business practices.
"I chose MIT because of its strong reputation.
My qualification from MIT definitely helped me secure my current job as a tax consultant at KPMG. The course ‘Taxation in NZ’ helped me to obtain the academic and technical knowledge, and the industry project helped me to apply that knowledge into practice.
The learning at MIT is not just class based. For example, I am using my accounting and taxation studies regarding Deferred Tax treatment, Imputation Credits at my current role. I think it’s really important to have such learnings built into your course outline as it will make you learn those things faster at your job and distinguish you from others.
What I loved most is that MIT had small and manageable class sizes which helped me make good relationships with my lectures. I also made some good friends because of the team project work. My queries were also answered on a one-on-one basis which made me appreciate MIT even more.
Prior to studying I was working as a retail assistant as I could not get a job in accounting without having a qualification first. I have always had an interest in accounting, it’s what my father studied, so I guess, maybe its hereditary.
Accounting is a high demand job, and you can not only get a good salary in this field, but you can also have an option of setting up your own business and be self-employed.
I would highly recommend students to study at MIT. The small class size, interactive learning course pattern and friendly and helpful staff made my experience unique at MIT.”
"I’d always wanted to become a Chartered Accountant. Studying business and accounting at MIT was the first step in getting this qualification. It helped guide me to my current role as founder and Director of a small Chartered Accounting firm.
The practical nature of the learning at MIT and the lecturers who could use their personal industry experience as examples definitely helped cement my choice. The qualifications I gained gave me the base to work in roles in the public and private sectors. MIT offered the flexibility to study in the evenings while I was working full-time. The small classes helped in getting more one-on-one time with the lecturers and the supportive family environment really stood out for me.
Now my firm employs seven people, and I would definitely consider hiring more MIT graduates. The qualifications I received from MIT have helped me get to where I am today.”
Eli Elisara Saina Tagi
“I loved that MIT gave me the flexibility to study while still being a full-time mum. I knew it was the right choice after doing a feasibility study of tertiary institutes in Auckland and MIT came out on top. It also helped me kick off my studies with a free office administration course while deciding my career prospects.
I’ve always been a people person with a goal of entering a management role, so HR seemed like a great fit. The practical elements of the course made my learning meaningful and through the internship programme I was offered a job.
I work as an associate recruitment consultant. It’s an extremely fulfilling role which includes, sourcing and building relationships with candidates, advertising vacancies, managing interviews, and negotiating contract terms.
During my studies, the lecturers provided professional guidance and they continue to give me valuable career support.”
"I chose to study at MIT because they have small class sizes and my study could fit around my work and personal life. Also, the accounting degree was recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants which meant I could go straight into the profession once I graduated.
When I graduated from MIT my first job was with Transpacific Waste Management. One of the reasons they employed me was because I had gained a lot of practical skills at MIT, meaning I could hit the ground running when I started working for them.
My MIT degree has definitely given me a great foundation for my career."
“I have a passion for working with people and recognised my skills were well suited to HR.
MIT offered a more practical approach to learning and the evening classes were helpful as I worked full-time.
There is a great support system in place and the lecturers are well experienced and approachable.
MIT is a great place and environment to learn. What makes this place unique is that it's family orientated, student focused and inclusive.”
“I chose to study business and accounting because there are good job opportunities in these industries. If you take it seriously you will have a solid career and be recompensed for your good work.
I had recently moved to New Zealand, and I was learning English before studying. At MIT I felt included for the first time after three years of living in New Zealand, I felt I had a family, and I was finally being part of the New Zealand culture. I choose MIT because the campus is close to my house, however, soon I started loving the environment, the culture, the small classes, and the lectures. The lecturers know you by name, they will sit by your side, and they will help you out. You will learn real-word activities and will be confident about yourself.
I had assignments focused on practise; MIT led me to the job market faster.
I am in my current job because MIT placed me there to complete my industry project. The placement was essential to put me in the job market. I had so many interviews before that, however, I could not show all my potential and who I was in a one-hour interview. The placement gave me the opportunity to show my employer my good work.
At the beginning it was not very accounting-related, but I asked for more responsibilities and more accounting-related tasks. They liked my attitude and provided me with tasks such as bank reconciliation, processing invoices and doing some simple journals; after two months I started completing my first set of financial reports and tax returns for a small client. They liked me and offered me a permanent job position as their junior accountant even before I concluded the placement period.
I bring the practice from my classroom assignments and exercises to my work.
About three months after I graduated, still working in my current position, I received an email from a client telling us they were considering buying a new business. Before I forwarded the email to my boss, I remembered some of my assignments at MIT – researching about buying, starting, and doing analyses about a business. So, I wrote down a list of personal advice that I considered important for that business such as target market, product pricing, direct and indirect costs and showed to my boss. My boss used most of my notes to advise the client about their business purchase and I was able to do that just because I had so many practice exercises about the real-world of business from MIT.”
Suelem Da Costa Pereira
“Prior to studying, I worked in retail for 15 years and earned the minimum wage. I enjoy doing numbers, so chose to study accounting. I was provided guidance and support by the Ask Me! team which is why I chose MIT.
The culture of MIT is like a supportive family. The helpful and supportive culture of the team here will benefit you so you can achieve your goal easily.
We learned Xero and all accounts in our class, and we applied all those skills in practice within the workplace.
When I was looking for a job placement the careers team prepared me for interview questions, they helped me apply for jobs, and they contacted the employers to follow up on my application.”
“I applied for four years for management positions and always got rejected. Within a month of graduating with my MIT qualification, I landed a job as a fleet project engineer for a waste management company.
I am a heavy diesel mechanic by trade. I worked ridiculous hours, and it was heavy work. I damaged my shoulder while working, and struggled to get work I could maintain without compromising my health – so I chose to study project management at MIT. It was the right choice for me, and I love what I am doing.
The culture at MIT is unheard of. The diversity and flexibility to adapt to me as an individual person to support and help me to be successful, and not just to get me to pass the course, makes MIT unique.
The staff are friendly and the lecturers across the board are very helpful. At MIT, if you show the commitment the lecturers will go out of their way to spend one-on-one time with you and help you with your studies. MIT has amazing facilities, and they have great resources available to support you to achieve high marks.
Applied knowledge is such a powerful thing in the workplace. MIT is the best place to help you to obtain the knowledge and skills you need to equip yourself to be successful. MIT didn’t just teach me how to project manage but they taught me the absolutely necessary skills to work as a professional person and to adapt to the work situation. They gave me the ability to perform higher. “
I will never stop learning. In five years, I might be the head of the department or start a new division for the company or just take on more responsibility. With this qualification, nothing can and will hold me back!"
“I completed high school at Ormiston College. I applied to a lot of tertiary providers, but I chose MIT. I lived in Flatbush at the time, so it was close to home. I loved the environment that was offered at MIT – you get more one-on-one with your lecturers, and they have small classrooms. I didn’t want to be in a big lecture theatre.
I studied project management and in my final year, as part of my qualification, I completed an internship as a digital coordinator with a digital marketing agency. I helped to get a new platform, aimed at the property market, off the ground. I learned a lot and my coursework prepared me well for my internship.
I’m pretty shy but studying at MIT and completing my industry placement has given me a lot of confidence and brought me out of my shell. I have now been employed full-time with the agency where I completed my internship.
I would recommend studying at MIT and recommend our local businesses consider MIT students, so everyone can get a job out of it. We just all want to land a job.”
“I was born in Fiji, and I am a solo Mum. I had to start from scratch in New Zealand. We did not have any relatives in NZ, so we were alone. I had dropped out of high school and was a solo Mum before deciding to pursue an education. I started my MIT journey with foundation studies and went all the way up to the degree.
MIT was an easy choice as it was an approachable institute that was student orientated. It was culturally diverse and had the courses that I was interested in. It was hard finding balance with my studies and being a Mum, but I was determined to succeed for my girls. I wanted to show them that education is a door opener to endless possibilities.
The thing I enjoyed the most about MIT was the campus life and the interactions with students and staff. I had the privilege of working at the MIT library as well as finding full-time employment with MIT at the end of my studies. The lecturers have all been amazing and go above and beyond to help students. The learning environment at MIT has always been invigorating and engaging. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there as a student. When I came back to complete my diploma it was like returning home.
All my lecturers were very supportive. I met some wonderful human beings who are really in the right profession of imparting knowledge and opening minds. My lecturer who let me come back and finish the diploma after dropping out, gave me a second chance at life. I am truly grateful. My supervisor for the project was so supportive and always willing to devote their time to helping me and allowing me to express myself.
Studying at MIT is like being part of a family. One that I am grateful to be a part of. It's where I found my strengths and where I blossomed as a student and as a person. MIT helped me find myself.”