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Diploma in Applied Business (Advanced Management) (Level 7)

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Level of study:
Tuition fees:
1 year
Start date: Expected April-2022
New Zealand Institute of Education
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The aim of the Diploma in Applied Business Level 7 is to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to effectively implement and apply advanced analytical tools to business, marketing, hospitality, engineering, and healthcare issues in a dynamic global environment.

NZIE’s Diploma in Applied Business Level 7 Major in Advanced Management is a comprehensive and practical programme designed to produce graduates with the current industry skills and knowledge required by a new generation of managers.

Unique to this programme is the design and development of business management process solutions through the use of information technology, organisational redesign, and benchmarking and illustrating how effective leadership and communication can be applied for effective implementation. If you wish to set up your own business, or work for a private business, a not for profit organization or government agency, this Diploma will give you the right skills for success.

In addition to developing skills in management, marketing planning and control, business research and business process management, the programme includes a 10-week internship within some of New Zealand’s best companies.

Study Pathway

NZIE already has study pathways established with a number of other New Zealand based institutions and universities including Massey University, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland Institute of Studies, and Unitec, and with Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.
The Diploma in Applied Business provides a number of further study options for advanced learning at Postgraduate Level. If students wish to further their studies, they can speak with their Programme Leader who can provide this information

Alternatively, graduates of the Diploma in Applied Business may choose to seek employment in New Zealand on programme completion and can get advice and support from NZIE’s Student Career Service THINK RECRUIT.

Career Opportunities

  • Business systems analysis
  • Retail Manager
  • Supervisor/Team Leader
  • Business Management
  • Managing a SME or production line
  • Leading a department or team in a large corporation

Entry criteria

Students must have completed:

  • NZQF level 5, or
  • a 3-year Diploma, or
  • a Degree,

In a field related to the applicant’s chosen major for the Advanced Management, International Marketing, and Hospitality Management majors; in an engineering discipline for the Engineering Management major; or in a health care-related discipline for the Healthcare Management major.

In lieu of a formal qualification, applicants may apply if they have at least three years suitable work experience. Under this criteria it is expected the work experience be directly related to the field the applicant wishes to major. The suitability of the applicant will be assessed and decided by the NZIE Academic Board.

Applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to have an IELTS academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5, or TOEFL (pBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE), or TOEFL (iBT) score of 60 (with writing score of 18), or Cambridge English Examinations FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill, or NZCEL Level 4, with the academic endorsement, or Pearson Test of English (Academic) with an Academic score of 50, or City & Guilds IESOL, B2 communicator or with a score of 66. Results must come from one test conducted in the last 2 years.


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