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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 Feb 2023


Unitec Institute of Technology


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.

Entry criteria

For this programme, you will need the following:

1. A minimum of NCEA L2 including 10 UE literacy credits or equivalent

2. Be 16 years old before the programme starts

English language proficiency required for the Programme as demonstrated through an IELTS score of 5.5 (academic) with no individual band lower than 5.0, or equivalent.

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