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New Zealand Diploma in Business (Administration and Technology strand)

This course is available

On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024

Campus

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Summary

Gain the skills needed to support the efficient operation of businesses and organisations

This diploma is designed to enable you to support the operational efficiency and effectiveness of a business or organisation. It covers business basics including accounting, sales and marketing, human resources and risk management, then focuses on administration and technology aspects of business.

This focus will give you the knowledge and skills to be able to plan, organise and manage business administration functions, operations and projects, and to support management. You'll learn how to select, apply and support a broad range of current and emerging business technologies to meet a business's needs, as well as manage, analyse and evaluate administrative systems and processes and recommend improvements. In addition you'll gain skills in problem solving, critical thinking and effective communication.

The online offering is available through Open Polytechnic | Te P?kenga.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

With this qualification you will have the skills and knowledge to work in a wide range of administration roles in a variety of sectors. These roles may include personal and executive assistant, customer service consultant, project and event administrator, virtual assistant, office manager or office administration team leader.

STUDY PATHWAYS

You can further your expertise with a Bachelor of Applied Management which is available in 14 specialties. Credits from this diploma can be used towards the degree programme.

Entry criteria

NCEA Level 2 which must include: 8 Literacy credits at Level 2 or above and 14 Numeracy credits at Level 1 or above

Note: If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

Alternative requirements:

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

English language requirements:

IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5

SPEAKING - 5.0
READING - 5.0
WRITING - 5.0
LISTENING - 5.0

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)

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

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36

International close date: Received all year

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