Graduate Diploma in Business – Level 7

Qualification Code: 3077
Credits: 120
Tuition Fee: $19,000 NZD (click here for further information on Fees)

This programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

The Graduate Diploma in Business (Level 7) is designed for people who have an undergraduate degree and want to develop knowledge and skills for a business or management role.

Once you have achieved this qualification you will be able to:
• understand a variety of business concepts, processes and procedures relevant to public and private organisations;
• identify opportunities, solve problems and achieve business objectives;
• select and apply appropriate qualitative and/or quantitative techniques.

It will also provide you with the pre-requisite knowledge required to undertake post graduate study in a business related discipline.

To be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Business (Level 7), you must successfully complete six of the following seven courses. Please note: not all of the courses are offered every intake so please enquire at the time of application.”

Marketing (71231) Students will gain an understanding of broad principles and trends in marketing and how these can be applied to various organisations. On completion of the course you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of concepts related to marketing research, consumer behavior and segmentation; and apply environmental analysis, marketing information, marketing mix and strategy concepts to simple marketing activities.

Advanced Management Accounting (71302) Students will gain skills to identify and apply management accounting techniques to develop, evaluate and present management accounting information for managerial decision-making and to evaluate current issues and developments in management accounting theory and practice.

Marketing Management (71331) Students will develop analytical skills in marketing management and be able to analyse marketing situations and develop strategies to exploit identified opportunities and become familiar with essential financial terms in analysing marketing opportunities.

Managing Change (71338) This is a general management course, based on contemporary change management principles and techniques, which aims to prepare students for the role of managing change in organisations.

Applied Management (71234) Students will develop individual conceptual and analytical skills relevant to senior and general management. Students will identify business problems or opportunities and apply problem solving/decision making models to the situation they themselves have identified.

Strategic Management (71340) Students will be introduced to the concepts of systemic development, complexity and inter-dependence within the national and global business environments. You will gain an understanding of how organisations plan, manage and implement their strategic direction.

Project Management (71353) Students will develop the skills to be able to manage projects efficiently from the proposal stage to the project’s completion. You will be able to propose, plan, and control all aspects of a project including contractual, financial, reporting, risk management, closing and review issues. Project management software tools will be used to assist these tasks.

NZIBT classes will be scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday 4.00pm – 8.00pm, Friday 8.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4.30pm and on Saturday 9.00am – 12.00pm and 1.00pm – 4.00pm.. You must attend classes on all occasions it is open unless prevented by illness or other urgent cause. If you are absent due to illness you must phone your Lecturer.

Any student with health or personal problems which affect their attendance should discuss the matter with their Lecturer and referrals can be arranged to health professionals or counseling services if required. NZIBT is required by INZ to monitor and report attendance details.

Programme Aim

The Graduate Diploma in Business programme allows students to develop their business skills and apply their knowledge base within their chosen industry. Students will be expected to critically analyse and synthesise new concepts and approaches.

Students are expected to work in a self-directed manner. These independent learning skills also prepare them for professional practice. As a result, negotiated projects will be set at an advanced level, involving students working towards their intended areas of professional practice.

Programme Outcome

On successful completion of the Graduate Diploma programme, you will be able to:

•   Articulate a consistent, coherent body of knowledge which underpins management, strategy, marketing and project management;

•   Demonstrate confidence in conceptualizing, designing and implementing strategic, marketing and project plans;

•   Demonstrate independent learning, critical thinking and an understanding of research methodology within their area of specialization;

•   Critically evaluate both their own and others’ strategic, marketing and project plans with reference to current research and within the known and accepted body of

•   Understand a variety of business concepts, processes and procedures relevant to contemporary New Zealand business organisations;

•   Identify opportunities, solve problems and achieve business, project and management objectives;

•   Select and apply appropriate qualitative and/or quantitative research techniques for specific business projects;

•   Apply the theory of project management to a wide range of business and management settings

Employment Opportunities

Graduates will have a better understanding of knowledge and skills used for a business or management role and will be able to apply those skills and knowledge directly in their intended workplace.

Education Opportunities

It is important that graduates leave the programme with an enthusiasm for business management, marketing and project management and an ability to continue their own personal development: conducting research, developing and extending their ideas, technical knowledge and skills. Students will have all of the necessary building blocks and understanding in order to continue into post-graduate study pathways.

Admission Criteria

This programme is only available to international students. Applicants for this programme must have:

•   A Bachelor Degree, or

•   Equivalent professional experience

English Language Entry Requirement

Applicants will need to have passed an English language proficiency test with an IELTS academic score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5.


1 Year


27 November 2017
19 February 2018
9 April 2018
2 July 2018
13 August 2018
19 November 2018

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