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New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5)

This course is available

On-Campus, Online

Level of Study



40 weeks

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology


Launch your career in management with the operational skills to lead the charge.

All business organisations need skilled and competent members of a team who demonstrate the potential to lead staff, ensure targets align with strategic objectives, manage projects, and contribute to business planning to achieve high performance and productivity.

This programme will give you the tools to motivate, engage, make a change, achieve objectives, manage workflows and ensure you meet all your necessary legal and organisational requirements as a manager while understanding the New Zealand business environment.

The knowledge you build will give you the skills you need to make you a valued employee who can contribute from day one in an organisation.

Career opportunities

With the skills and knowledge acquired through this qualification, you'll be able to work as a manager/leader in roles at an operational level within New Zealand businesses and organisations.

Study opportunities

You can further your expertise with a Bachelor of Commerce. Credits from this diploma can be used towards the degree programme.

Entry criteria

To be admitted to this programme, all applicants must be at least 16 years of age on the date the programme starts and meet one of the following requirements:

NCEA Level 2 or equivalent
Successful completion of an approved qualification at Level 3 or above with a relevant pathway.

Special and Discretionary admission is also available.

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 Academic (no lower than 5.0 in any subtest)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
Cambridge English Examinations - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36

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