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Newton College of Business and Technology


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Diploma in Advanced International Business (Applied Exporting and Importing) (Level 7)

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Level of study:
Tuition fees:
40 weeks
Start date: January-2020
Newton College of Business and Technology
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Students graduate, capable of effectively and progressively undertaking export /import administration and managing an entire export/import department. Career opportunities may include:

  • Management trainee positions
  • Management positions in shipping, transport and logistics
  • Own export / import business
  • Jobs vary from entry to middle management in export/import businesses

Programme Aim

The aim of the course is to equip individuals keen to engage in exporting and importing with the core knowledge, skills and attitudes to succeed.

Those targeted for entry are domestic and international students with preliminary business qualifications or experience who wish to specialise in importing and exporting businesses.

Introduction to Exports / Imports

  • Discuss the nature of international trade and analyse how comparative advantage acts as a trade pattern determinant
  • Research the role of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in assisting New Zealand in making trade deals with other economies

Export / Import Logistics and Legislation

Describe the responsibilities of the exporter and the importer under the latest INCOTERMS (2012) and distinguish how they are used in international trade transactions

Identify and compare local regulations including environment, standards, health and safety, and local bureaucracy that may affect your export/import in any two overseas countries

Export / Import Management Systems

Develop a Manual of operational policies/procedures, standards of conduct, safeguards, and guidelines to ensure compliance to New Zealand’s export/import controls and measures for specific export transaction

Formulate a Risk Mitigation/Management Action Plan providing continuous risk assessment and mitigating risk of violation of export /import control in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

Export / Import Business Planning

Collect and analyse information for the export/import of a chosen product or product line or services to/from a suitable target country

Select and evaluate qualitative and quantitative methods for forecasting sales in your specific market

Produce an overall corporate export/import business plan for your organisation

Cultural Influences in Export / Import Trade

Evaluate how different cultural variables (language, customs, spiritual beliefs, etc.) impact on international business negotiations

Ascertain methods of adapting one’s behaviour to ‘fit in’ and to demonstrate acceptable social behaviour when conducting business in new cultural settings

Export / Import Payment Options

Discuss methods of payment and determine how the operation of documentary collections and documentary letters of credit in specific foreign trade transactions might best apply as a method of payment

Graduate Options

Management positions in shipping, transport and logistics organisations, public and private import-export organisations, wholesalers, traders, and merchants, or starting own export business, rest in the export trade sector would be an advantage.

Entry criteria

  • Minimum age of 19 years
  • At least Level 5 Qualification in Business OR an equivalent International Qualification
  • IELTS proficiency level in Academic English of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • Previous work experience in business sector would be an advantage


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