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

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Level of study:
Tuition fees:
1 year
Start date: April-2021
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.

This qualification will support those in or seeking a role as a health sector professional, services or project manager to fulfill their potential to contribute positively to economic, social, cultural and community outcomes by equipping individuals to advocate and lead health initiatives in their own or others healthcare businesses.

Graduates from this programme will be provided with effective and current research-based knowledge, skills, attitudes and the practical experiences to work effectively as innovative ‘thinking’ health project, product or service managers.

In addition to developing skills in management, marketing planning and control, healthcare management and research methods for healthcare management, the programme includes a 10-week internship within New Zealand’s dynamic Healthcare companies.


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.


  • Health Project Manager
  • Health Programme Leader
  • Community Health Centre Manager
  • Community Health Manager
  • Mental Health Sector Manager
  • Health and Safety Manager
  • Marae, Pasifika or Ethnic Group Health Manager
  • Aged Care Centre Manager
  • Elder Recreation Centre
  • Marae Health Facility
  • Care Facility Manager
  • Clinic Manager
  • Practice Manager
  • Health Centre Manager
  • Multi-disciplinary Health, Quality or Therapy Centre Team Leader or Manager roles

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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