Institute of Technology or PolytechnicAra Institute of Canterbury
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2024
Equip yourself with the skills to lead and manage in the business world
This diploma is designed to enable you to apply your leadership and management skills to contribute to the achievements of a business or organisation. It covers business basics including accounting, sales and marketing, human resources and risk management, then focuses on leadership and management aspects of business. This focus will give you the knowledge and skills to be able to plan and manage projects, manage workflow and productivity, improve performance and processes, address sustainability issues, solve problems, take responsibility for key decision making, encourage innovation and recruit, lead and manage staff.
The online offering is available through Open Polytechnic | Te P?kenga Part-time up to 5 years.
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.
You can further your expertise with a Bachelor of Applied Management, available in 14 specialisations. Credits from this diploma can be used towards the degree programme.
NCEA Level 2 which must include:
Note: If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.
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