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

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study



1 year

Next start date



Employers are always looking for skilled, adaptable staff who can continuously improve and innovate.

This course gives you the skills and knowledge you need to work as a manager or leader an operational level.

You'll start with the essential fundamentals of business. This includes basic accounting principles, interpreting financial performance and economic theory. You'll also cover fundamentals of commercial law, organisational management and communication and marketing.

This strand then focuses on topics that will improve your knowledge and skill in leadership and management.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

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

Topics you'll cover

Compulsory topics for all specialties are:

Organisations in a New Zealand Context

Business Fundamentals

Business Environments

Change Management

Leadership and management topics:

Operations Management

Business Planning

Introduction to Leadership

Performance Management

Career opportunities

Depending on the strand you choose, employment opportunities may include:

accounting technician


business banker

event manager

marketing executive

office manager

sales executive

Further Study Options

Bachelor of Business (BBus)

Entry criteria

NCEA Level 2 or equivalent.

English Language requirements:

IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0; TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) score of 46 (with a writing score of 14); Cambridge English Qualifications: B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill; OET: Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests; PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36.

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