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International Diploma (Business)

This course is available


Level of Study



1 year

Next start date

Expected Nov 2024


Hamilton Campus


The International Diploma offers a direct-entry pathway to the second year of the Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Computer Science (or Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Data Analytics), depending on stream, at the University of Waikato.

Why study Business?

Students will be equipped with well-rounded business and financial acumen and enhanced understanding of the business context. They will benefit from an understanding of the business environment both generally and in the New Zealand context, particularly in relation to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Entry Requirements

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 (with no less than 5.0 in any band) or equivalent. The equivalent of academic requirements across University Entrance approved subjects. Find out more.

Entry criteria

Students must have completed the 32 credits across three University Entrance approved subjects (or equivalent).

English Language Entry Requirements

  • an Academic IELTS overall score of 5.5 (with no less than 5.0 in any band) or equivalent.
  • a TOEFL iBT (Internet Based TOEFL) minimum score of 46 with a Writing score of 14, or
  • a B grade or better with a B in Writing at Level 6 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English, or
  • a PTE Academic overall score of 36 and no band score less than 29, or
  • a Language-Cert International ESOL (LRWS) B1 Achiever with a high pass and no less than pass in each skill, or
  • a Language-Cert International ESOL (LRWS) B2 Communicator with a pass and no less than pass in each skill, or
  • awarded a New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Applied) (Level 3), or
  • a Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II with no less than a merit in any band, or
  • a B1 and B2 (formally known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)) with an overall score of 162 and no bands below 154, or
  • a Michigan English Test (formally known as Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) (MELAB)) minimum score of 50.

All other evidence is considered on a case by case basis.

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