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New Zealand Diploma in Business (Administration and Technology Strand) (Level 6)

This course is available

Online

Level of Study

Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Southern Institute of Technology

Summary

The NZ Diploma in Business (Level 6) will develop your technical knowledge and skills relevant to administration and technology roles within an organisation.

In addition to gaining core knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to the achievement of organisational strategic objectives, graduates of the Administration and Technology strand will gain the following specific knowledge and skills to apply to a relevant administrative position in an organisation:

Core skills: Contribute to a business entity's strategic objectives and strategic plan Apply broad knowledge of the principles and practices of operations, management accounting, marketing/sales, human resources, and risk management, to support strategic objectives of a business entity Contribute strategically to innovation and organisational change in a business entity. Develop and maintain strategic business relationships with stakeholders to support the performance of a business entity Apply knowledge of te Tiriti o Waitangi to analyse how the resulting bi-cultural partnership can be applied to strategic business activities and relationships Apply professional and ethical practices with integrity, in accordance with the strategic environmental, social and cultural requirements of the context, and apply personal and interpersonal skills to contribute to the achievement of business strategic objectives.

Programme Structure

Compulsory

  • MGT200 Management Accounting and Finance
  • MGT201 Marketing Operations
  • MGT203 Operations Management
  • MGT205 Introduction to Strategic Management

Select one of the following:

  • MGT209 Managing Human Resources
  • MGT215 Organisational Behaviour

Administration and Technology Strand

  • MGT219 Change Management
  • MGT221 Strategic Planning
  • MGT224 Administration Systems II

Satisfactory Completion

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 6), and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 6).
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 6) full-time over one year or part-time over a maximum of five years.

Career Opportunities

In addition to gaining core knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to the achievement of organisational strategic objectives, graduates of the leadership and management strand will gain the following specific knowledge and skills to apply to a relevant administrative position in an organisation:

Technical Knowledge and Skills

  • Manage and lead people to enable them to achieve personal and entity goals for efficient and effective performance of the entity
  • Lead and implement change within the entity for efficient and effective performance of the entity
  • Lead and manage projects and/or entity initiatives
  • Access and manage resources to improve entity performance
  • Analyse and apply financial information to make informed decisions and forecasts for efficient and effective performance of the entity

People Skills

  • Communicate with stakeholders to engage them with the strategic vision of the entity
  • Lead and model an entity culture and/or values that support success for efficient and effective performance of the entity

Business Environment

  • Management compliance with internal and external requirements
  • Analyse the impact of operating in a global context on entity goals and on modern business practice

Entry criteria

It is recommended that all applicants should complete the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) (Administration and Technology strand) prior to applying for this programme, alongside the following criteria:

School Leavers
Applicants should be a minimum of 18 years of age, have completed a minimum of four years secondary education, and have attained a minimum of 12 NCEA credits at Level 2 in each of four approved subjects.

Mature Applicants
Applicants over the age of 20 years will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme (e.g. Record of Learning or Curriculum Vitae). They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Manager as appropriate. Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • Cambridge English Examination -B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
  • Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
Applications Close Dates: Intake 1 - 17th January, Intake 2 - 07th March, Intake 3 - 06th June, Intake 4 - 25th July.

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