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NZ Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) Level 5

Key information

Level of study:
Tuition fees:
40 weeks
Start date: September-2021
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The purpose of this qualification is to provide New Zealand business entities with people who are, or can be, employed in management roles at an operational level to:

– contribute to the management and leadership of a business entity;

– achieve the entity’s objectives at an operational level.

Graduates of this qualification will benefit New Zealand business entities by effectively contributing to the management and leadership of business entities to achieve agreed objectives.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to manage at an operational level in a bi- and multi-cultural environment.

Approved pathway to University

This programme has a stair-casing option to Massey University.


Students will be required to study the following seven papers in two semesters (4 terms):

NZDB501 Business Environment

NZDB502 Fundamentals of Marketing

NZDB503 Business Operations & Resources

NZDB504 Management Professional Development & Practice

NZDB505 Business Planning

NZDB506 Business Leadership

NZDB509 Work-Integrated Business Project

Education Pathways

The NZ Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5) builds on from the New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4), or equivalent skills and knowledge.

Achievement of this qualification may lead to:

  • Any of the strands in the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6), but especially those in the same area as the strand completed for this qualification.
  • Business qualifications at degree level
  • Other relevant industry qualifications at level 6 or above

Career Pathways

Graduates with the Leadership and Management major will be able to work or gain employment as a trainee manager, assistant manager, assistant team leader, supervisor, coordinator, team leader role at an operational level within New Zealand business entities.

Entry criteria

All applicants who are over 20 years will be considered for the programme.

Those who are under 20 years must have equivalent to New Zealand qualification: A minimum of 14 numeracy credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau on the National Qualifications Framework; AND 50 credits at Level 1 or above with at least 12 credits each of three subjects plus a minimum of eight literacy credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori; four credits must be in Reading and four credits must be in Writing Provisional entry may also be granted to applicants who do not meet the criteria above, but: Present evidence of ability to succeed, (e.g., maturity, life experience, work experience, other study); OR Are enthusiastic and motivated to achieve; OR Provide evidence of relevant prior learning and experience.

English Language Entry Requirement

Learners who have English as a second language must have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5 with no individual band score lower than 5.0 in a single test event, TOEFL Module-Based Test (pBT) Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE), TOEFL Internet-Based Test (iBT) Score of 79 or higher (with a writing score of 20), University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations FCE or CAE with a score of 47 or higher, and/or NZCEL Level 4 with academic endorsement or the equivalent.


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