National Diploma in Business

New Zealand Diploma

Business Level 5

The New Zealand Diploma in Business is the next step for those who have graduated with a Certificate in Business Administration. This programme provides you with the theory and practical knowledge needed to transition into the business industry, or on to further studies. The content focuses on management, employment relationships, entrepreneurship and innovation.

     NZQA      Credit Course Length
Level 5    120   36 weeks

The Course Is

Students need to have completed the National Certificate in Business Level 4 or equivalent, or demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills through relevant industry experience

And Goes For

36 Weeks

Two 18 Week Blocks


120 Credits

With a Diploma in Business you will be able to work in banking and merchant finance, retail business offices, real estate agencies and hospitality-related businesses.
On completion of this course graduates may also be eligible to go on to our Applied Management Degree offered in conjunction with Open Polytechnic.


  • Manage, analyse & evaluate administrative systems and processes
  • Emerging business technologies
  • Plan, organise & manage business administration
  • Internal & external environments on entities
  • Origin of nature of bi-culture partnership (TOW)
  • Contexts of innovation and organisational change
  • Principle of marketing
  • Fundamentals of HR
  • Risk and operations management
  • Professional & ethical behaviour
  • Learning & performance management
Key Information for Students
Entry Requirements 
Minimum Requirements: Students need to have completed the National Certificate in Business Level 4 or equivalent or demonstrate knowledge and skills through relevant industry experience.

Duration: 1 Year

Tuition Fees Annual Total Qualification  
Student Fees   $8,852.21    $8,852.21  
Government Tuition Subsidy   $7,055.25   $7,055.25
Total   $15,907.46  $15,907.46

Compulsory Student Service Fee

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