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Graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems (Level 7)

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Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki


This one year graduate diploma is designed for people who already hold a degree or have extensive experience in the project management field.

Graduates will be able to:

  • have a sound understanding of the dynamic and changing environment in which managers operate in New Zealand and internationally, that will enable them to apply that knowledge at both organisational and strategic levels in a range of industries and organisations.
  • on reaching the workplace, have current specialised knowledge and be able to integrate into their workplace environment quickly, having spent time through their course of study in a work context applying the knowledge and skills of the curriculum.

Programme Specific Information

This one year full-time programme allows you to graduate at the same level as a degree student and with a focused file of know ledge. It is designed for people who have a degree in one area but want to change their area of specialisation or career. It is also for people who have a level 6 or 7 Diploma and/or several years of relevant work experience who wish to gain a qualification or update their skills in the area they are working.

Designed to help you develop skills in the analysis, design and development of business information systems for the efficient management of data generation and information flows. Keeping you up to date in information and communication technologies for future focussed business IT solutions.

The skills and knowledge gained will be used as you complete an industry project that ensures you possess both skills and hands-on experience when you enter the job market. The Graduate Diplomas are designed so that students can complete them in one year’s full time study. It is possible for students to select part time study options, which will increase the programme duration. To be awarded a Graduate Diploma you will successfully complete 120 credits at Levels 6 and 7 as shown below:

  • all compulsory papers specified for the Graduate Diploma
  • a minimum of 45 credits at Level 6
  • a minimum of 75 credits at Level 7


  • BAM6.010 - Applied Computing
  • BAM6.011 - Systems Analysis and Design
  • BAM6.012 - Introduction to Business Analysis
  • BAM7.015 - Management of Information and Communication Technologies
  • BAM7.016 - Business Analysis
  • BAM7.019 - Professional Practice A
  • BAM7.020 - Professional Project B

Career Options

Systems analysis, business analysis and IT project management.

Entry criteria

  • Degree or Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work/life experience; or
  • Equivalent knowledge, life skills, work experience or study.

Students must also meet the English language proficiency requirements as below:

  • IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 (with no score below 5.5 in speaking, reading, writing and listening) or equivalent.
  • TOEFL (pBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL (iBT) score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • Cambridge English Examinations: 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
  • PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
  • NZCEL Level 4 Academic
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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