New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strands in Accounting and Leadership and Management) (Level 5)

Programme highlights

Gain a range of general and specialised business knowledge and skills that have been fine-tuned for your success in the New Zealand market.

This programme was developed after wide consultation with New Zealand businesses to include the most current and relevant business knowledge and skills. You’ll be able to build a strong foundation of practical business skills that all professionals need. You’ll also benefit from the added emphasis on people skills such as multicultural understanding, critical thinking, personal management, interpersonal and team skills.

Download the Programme Guide and Timetable.

Choose a strand

In addition to core business and communication skills you’ll also be able to choose one of two specialised strands – Accounting or Leadership and Management:

Accounting

  • recording and processing a wide range of financial transactions
  • analysing, interpreting and preparing financial information such as budgets, financial statements, risk management and other reports to monitor business performance and inform decision making
  • applying tax rules for individuals and small businesses.

Leadership and Management

  • leading others to manage planning, performance and change management activities
  • managing projects within scope, resources, and time
  • negotiating and positively influencing others to achieve the entity’s outcomes
  • developing a positive workplace culture and team engagement.

Flexible study option

Key facts

Start Month(s) February; May; July; October
Study Location(s) MIT Manukau
Level 5
Domestic fees $6,100 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Not available
Programme Code NZ2459
Duration

One year (full-time) or part-time

Study Method Full-time or part-time
Credits 120
International Fees NZD$20,300 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not available
Qualification New Zealand Diploma

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Information is correct as at August 2017. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted on this website are based on the indicative 2018 fee structure. [Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2018 are based on the 2017 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2018.] All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • a minimum of 14 numeracy credits at Level one or higher in Mathematics or Pāngarau on the Directory of Assessment Standards; and
  • fifty credits at Level two 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; of which 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
  • or equivalent to the above.

English Language entry requirements

Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. This will be demonstrated by meeting the current NZQA requirements.

For the minimum English language requirements refer to: manukau.ac.nz/english-req

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Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Faculty Dean.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Accounting strand will have the skills and knowledge to be employed in a variety of business entities in accounting roles such as: finance administrator, inventory controller, accounts receivable/payable officer.  Graduates may also be able to contribute to community groups in volunteer accounting functions.

Graduates of the Leadership and Management strand will have the skills and knowledge to work or gain employment as a manager/leader in roles at an operational Level within New Zealand business entities.

Programme structure

You must complete 8 courses four compulsory and four strand courses from your choice of strand below:
CORE COMPULSORY COURSES

181.520  Communication

Learn to apply communication and relationship management skills for the efficient and effective performance of the entity

301.520  NZ Business Context

Develop an understanding of how cultural heritage, sustainability and internal and external environments influence New Zealand business entities

301.521  People & Change

Understand and apply the principles of the management of people in the ever-changing business environment.

301.522  Business Operations

Understand and apply the operational & financial components of a business.

COMPULSORY STRAND COURSES
Accounting Strand

311.540  Accounting Processes

Manage the financial transactions of a small business using up to date accounting software, and to research and communicate financial information on a business’s performance.

311.541  Financial Statements

Examine and apply accounting concepts, to prepare financial statements for a small business on an ongoing basis, to apply accounting tools to manage risk

311.542  Budgeting and Taxation

Prepare and use budgets as a management tool to monitor the performance of a business entity and apply tax rules for small businesses and individuals

311.543  Decision Making and Analysis

Calculate interpret and analyse financial information to assist with decision making and risk management.

OR
Leadership & Management Strand

341.578  Leading in the Workplace

Develop the concepts of leadership and management that positively influence workplace culture and team engagement and which are needed to achieve efficient and effective outcomes of an entity.

341.579  Business Planning

Develop understanding of business planning for efficient and effective performance of an entity.

341.580  Applied Business Planning

Contribute to the business planning for efficient and effective performance of an entity.

341.581  Leading Projects

Lead others in the implementation of projects and activities, including change, for efficient and effective performance of  the entity.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Further training or study

Bachelor of Applied Management (Level 7)

Offered by

Faculty of Business and Information Technology, MIT Manukau, Corner of Manukau Station Road and Davies Avenue, Manukau (directly above Manukau Station)

Need help applying?

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Information is correct as at August 2017. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted on this website are based on the indicative 2018 fee structure. [Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2018 are based on the 2017 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2018.] All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

Key information for students

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5)

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. Applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the programme: a) A minimum of 14 numeracy credits at Level one or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau on the Directory of Assessment Standards; and b) Fifty credits at Level two 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 Maori; of which 4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits must be in writing; and c) The literacy credits will be selected from a schedule of approved achievement standards and unit standards found on the NZQA website; or d) Equivalent to the above. Interviews An interview is not required. English Language entry requirements All applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. This will be demonstrated by meeting the current NZQA requirements. For the minimum English language requirements for international students refer to the following website http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/programme-approval-and-accreditation/app-2/the-table/ and http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/programme-approval-and-accreditation/8/18/ Selection Applicants who meet the entry requirements will be accepted on to the programme on a first-come-first served basis
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Median earnings [?] The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. $39,003
Earnings range [?] The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range. $28,689 - $46,694
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In further study [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 28%
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