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Business graduates can work in almost any industry. They can work for some of the biggest companies in the world, and specialise in the area that interests them most, whether its innovation and entrepreneurship, accounting, human resources, finance, event management, sales and marketing, supply chain, or management. 

​​Wintec combines the latest technology, industry-respected tutors, and internationally recognised qualifications to set students on their path. We continuously review industry trends and employer needs to keep the course content relevant and up-to-date. 

Our approach produces graduates with both the technical and entrepreneurial skills relevant to today's workplace.

"The flexibility of being able to study part-time as well as work makes this all possible. I work full-time while studying towards my degree in Accounting (CAANZ). The smaller classroom structure works for me – it was an easy transition from school. Sometimes balancing the two can be overwhelming, but I keep my eye on the future and I am determined to fulfil my goals."

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Studying business can help you prepare for a broad range of careers. Here are just a few:


Future roles may include positions such as finance administrator, inventory controller, chief financial officer (CFO), or an accounts receivable/payable officer.

The Bachelor of Accounting gives students the potential pathway to becoming a Chartered Accountant.

Graduates of Business 5 with the Accounting strand may have the opportunity to progress to CAANZ's Accounting Technicians College.


Administration roles are essential in helping a business run efficiently and involve many different responsibilities and tasks.

Graduates of the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3) programme will have the skills and knowledge to work in a wide range of supervised general office administration roles within a variety of sectors, including receptionist, data entry operator, front line customer service roles, call or contact centre operators, secretary, or office support workers.

The New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4) programme allows students to gain skills and knowledge to work in higher-management roles such as senior receptionist, lead administrator, web administrator, service desk coordinator, personal assistant, records or data processor.

Event management

There is a growing demand for qualified event management practitioners both here and overseas. Opportunities exist in event planning and management, conference management, sponsorship and fundraising, and roles in the hospitality and entertainment industries.

Human resource management

Human resources (otherwise known as people and culture) is a field that offers a wide range of roles within diverse organisations. Positions may include human resources manager, training manager, recruitment manager, and HR Consultant. 

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Career opportunities will open for those who wish to own and operate their own business, or for those who intend to work in organisations with a focus on innovation. Opportunities exist where game-changing products and services are required to deliver business growth and keep organisations relevant.


Micro-credentials allow students to upskill, learn a specific skill set or work with rapidly changing technologies.

Graduates gain skills and knowledge within a specific area of a job or industry environment that are aligned with the needs of employers, industry and/or community.

Operations and production management

Studying operations and production management gives students the skills to get the best results out of people and processes. Gain strong organisation skills and discover an appreciation for procedure, and process efficiencies that will see graduates in a range of managerial roles.

Retail management

Graduates with a retail management focus will be equipped to work as sales assistants, department manager, store manager, merchandise buyer and specialist management positions.

Sales and marketing

Marketing and selling products and services in today’s competitive business environment requires a sophisticated and unique skill set. Graduates with a sales and marketing focus will be equipped to work in a variety of career fields such as sales, advertising, marketing promotions and public relations.

Strategic management / leadership

Strategic Management and Leadership are ideal for students who wish to develop a portable set of management skills applicable to a wide range of industries. Graduates will be equipped to work as a manager, team leader, supervisor and have the knowledge to provide effective leadership for a team. 

Supply chain management

Graduates of supply chain management will be qualified to work in a range of roles such as demand management, manufacturing planning and control, inventory management, procurement and distribution, as well as health and safety rules and regulations. 

Graduate diploma, postgraduate, and master's

We offer a range of higher-level study options for those looking to advance specific skills. Find more information about these programmes here

Business courses

Starting your career

Looking to start or change your career? These programmes will help you get there.

Changing your career

Already have a degree or relevant experience? Our graduate diploma programmes could help you change your career, or extend your skills into a new area.

Advancing your career

Looking to advance your career?
These programmes will help give you the skills you need.

Professional programmes/short courses

Administration courses


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Business pathway diagram


Business administration pathway diagram

Please check the entry criteria for each programme to see which course is the best level for you to begin with. The entry criteria information can be found on each of the programme pages here online. You can also contact us directly to discuss the appropriate level for you at


Please check the entry criteria for each programme to see which course is the best level for you to begin with. The entry criteria information can be found on each of the programme pages here online. You can also contact us directly to discuss the appropriate level for you at

About the Faculty

To remain competitive, businesses, organisations, and people need to adapt to the changing world. Today's employers are looking for more than just a qualification. They need graduates with specific attributes – values, behaviours, knowledge, and skills. This is where the Wintec Centre for Business and Enterprise is educating people with what is needed not just for today, but for tomorrow's world. 

The Centre for Business and Enterprise (CBE) has strong links with employers through their employer partnerships and advisory groups. Staff are highly qualified and are represented in many professional bodies, such as CAANZ, CPA, CFA, AAPNZ, and HRINZ. They can help you get involved with these organisations too. Depending on your programme of study, you may have opportunities to complete work experience through visits to workplaces, and through projects and internships for businesses and community groups. Events also enable you to meet with local employers and to network. 

We take pride in enabling you to develop the skills and knowledge that employers need to help them succeed so that you are valued in the workplace.

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