NZ Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management Level 5)

About this Diploma

Set your sights on a management or leadership role? Need a stepping stone to degree level studies?
Use your free time to fast track your management career with this free online diploma programme. Enroll now and become the great leader you were meant to be!

Build your skills through a dynamic mix of compulsory and optional papers and practical business scenarios. Enhance your business acumen, strengthen your leadership knowledge and gain a nationally recognized NZ Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) qualification.

Course Delivery

All studies are completed online in your own environment. Studies are conducted using the Canvas eLearning platform along with regular virtual tutor support. Students require a computer and internet access. All of the necessary materials required to successfully complete assessments will be available through the learning platform. For some assessments, you may like to do additional research through textbooks or the internet, however you won’t be required to purchase textbooks.

Upcoming Intakes:
22 January 2024 (PT only)
26 February 2024

No fees for NZ & AUS Citizens & Residents

Study Type Options:

34 Weeks Full-Time (35 hours weekly) or
66 Weeks Part-Time (15 hours weekly)

Programme Content

This NZQA recognised programme is worth 120 NZQA Credits.
The six courses below completed during this programme are each worth 15 credits. Below is a list of all modules covered:

Introduction to Business in NZ

  • Business Environment

  • Business Organisation

  • Business Finance and Economics

  • Operations Management

  • Marketing and Accounting

  • Human Resources Management

Business Marketing

  • Marketing Overview

  • Customer Behaviour

  • Strategic Planning

  • Customer Centered Marketing Strategy

  • Marketing Environment

  • Marketing Research

Organisational Communication

  • Importance of Communication

  • Communication Theory

  • Barriers to Communication

  • Treaty of Waitangi

  • Ethics and Professionalism within the Workplace

  • Business Communication

Team Management and Cooperation

  • HR Management

  • Importance of HR Management to Business Success

  • HR Functions and Scope

  • Strategic HR Management

  • Measuring Performance

  • HR Management in New Zealand


  • Leading VS Managing

  • Leading and Managing People

  • Leading and Managing Change

  • Managing Organisational Performance

  • Leading and Managing Projects

  • Stakeholders Ethics and Social Responsibilities

Operations Management

  • Operation Managers Responsibilities

  • Challenges

  • Techniques for Improvement

  • Logistics (Supply Chain Management)

Further Details

Entry Requirements

Students must be 16 years of age and residing in New Zealand for the duration of their studies. This programme is only available to New Zealand & Australian Citizens and Residents.

Students will be required to have NCEA Level 2 or the equivalent, this includes a minimum of 10 numeracy and 10 literacy credits at Level one or higher on the Directory of Assessment Standards; and 60 credits at Level two or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of 8 credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori;

Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success.

Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the School of Business Manager.

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