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

Key information

Level of study:
Tuition fees:
1 year
Start date: Expected March-2021
Wellington Institute of Technology
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Course details


Learn key skills in business operations, management and business planning then focus on Accounting or Leadership and Management. Apply what you learn on real-world projects. Gain an understanding of how managers operate in New Zealand and overseas. Achieve a nationally-recognised qualification.

Achieve a nationally–recognised qualification. You’ll have the opportunity to be endorsed by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants or the Association of Administrative Professionals New Zealand.

What you will learn

  • Develop the thinking to improve business operations
  • Understand accounting and economic principles and practices
  • Develop marketing plans and sales strategies
  • Learn skills for recruitment and staff training
  • Explore risk management
  • Learn how to develop and maintain long-term business relationships
  • Carry out business research
  • Develop problem-solving and business communication skills
  • Analyse the impact of multicultural influences on business operations
  • Consider how principles of the Treaty of Waitangi can be applied to business practice in Aotearoa

Choose a specialisation

  • Process financial transactions
  • Prepare financial statements and reports
  • Monitor business performance against budgets
  • Analyse financial information to inform business decisions
  • Apply tax rules for individuals and small businesses
  • Determine controls to minimise financial risk
  • Follow the accounting profession’s code of ethics

Leadership and Management

  • Identify operational issues and challenges
  • Plan and apply techniques to improve business performance
  • Develop leadership skills, learn to delegate tasks
  • Positively influence others to achieve business goals
  • Foster a positive workplace culture
  • Encourage team engagement
  • Manage projects within scope, resources and time

Career options

  • Team leader
  • Project and event administrator
  • Office manager
  • Accounts receivable/payable officer
  • Business developer
  • Finance administrator

Further study options

You can cross-credit courses towards the Bachelor of Business and Management (Level 7). If you're doing the diploma with the Leadership and Management specialisation, that is year one of the degree so you can straight on to year two.

Entry criteria

Under 20 years

  • NCEA Level 2 or equivalent qualification/work experience.

Over 20 years

  • If you’re 20 years or over, you may qualify for special admission on this programme. Contact Wellington Institute of Technology if you don’t meet the Under 20 entry criteria.

IELTS score of 5.5 overall with no sub score less than 5.0; TOEFL Internet-Based Test (iBT) score of Score of 46 (with a writing score of 20); Cambridge English Test - FCE with a pass at Grade C or CAE with a score of 47; Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PToE (Academic) score of 42; New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) - Level 4 with the Academic endorsement.


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