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New Zealand Diploma in Business - Leadership and Management

This course is available


Level of Study



1 year

Next start date

Expected July 2022


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This programme prepares you for the demands of a career in management. Graduates of this programme will develop the knowledge and skills to effectively contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of a business. This includes:

You'll learn the following technical skills:

  • Identifying operational issues and challenges
  • Techniques for continuous improvement
  • Contributing to business planning
  • Lead others to implement activities
  • Manage projects within scope, resources, and time.

You'll learn the following people skills:

  • Negotiate and positively influence others to achieve the entity’s outcomes.
  • Develop a positive workplace culture and team engagement, for efficient and effective performance of the entity.
  • Promote compliance with internal and external requirements.


  • Great introduction to the diverse field of business management
  • 1 year Diploma programme, get qualified quickly
  • Some evening study available
  • Work on practical assignments and real world cases – this will better prepare you for what you’ll experience in leadership and management support roles
  • Industry experienced lecturers
  • Provides an excellent pathway to Unitec’s Bachelor of Business (Management) programme

Progression Pathway

New Zealand Diploma in Business - Leadership and Management courses is a pathway into the Bachelor of Business. The Bachelor of Business (Management) major offers pathways to further your learning in Human Resources or Operations specialisations.

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