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Business 5

Leading to the New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strands in Accounting, Administration and Technology, and Leadership and Management) (Level 5)

BI1701

*Subject to approval

  • Semester 1 starts February 2018
  • Semester 2 starts July 2017
  • One year, full-time or part-time equivalent
  • Wintec City Campus, Hamilton

In this programme you will learn general business knowledge and specialised skills in Accounting, Administration and Technology, or Leadership and Management that can be applied in a variety of operational roles to a range of New Zealand businesses. 

You'll develop effective communication skills, learn how to manage business relationships with stakeholders, problem solve and make decisions in an operational context. 

What You'll Study

You'll study compulsory core modules, and choose a strand from Accounting, Administration and Technology, or Leadership and Management.

VIEW THE MODULES OF STUDY HERE

Group A - Common Compulsory modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
BIZM501Business Operations515
BIZM502People and Change515
BIZM503Communication515
BIZM504New Zealand Business Context515

Group B - Compulsory Modules for Accounting Strand

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
ACCT511Accounting Processes515
ACCT512Financial Statements515
ACCT513Budgeting and Taxation515
ACCT514Decision Making and Analysis515

Group C: Compulsory Modules for Administration and Technology Strand

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
BUAD531Applied Business Technologies515
BUAD532Office Management515
BUAD533Advanced Business Information515
BUAD534Administration Systems and Processes515

Group D: Compulsory Modules for Leadership and Management Strand

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
BIZM521Business Planning515
BIZM522Leading Projects515
BIZM523Leading in the Workplace515
BIZM524Applied Business Planning515

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to have:
  • 48 credits at NCEA Level 2 including 12 credits in English or Māori, 10 Literacy credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, and 10 Numeracy credits at NCEA Level 1 or above; or
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4); or 
  • A relevant qualification at NZQF Level 4 or above; or
  • Equivalent.
Special Admission
Domestic candidates aged over 20 years who do not meet the entry requirements but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for special admission at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee.

Provisional Entry
Domestic candidates aged under 20 years who do not meet the entry requirements but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work/life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee.

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) Academic band score of 5.5, with no individual band score lower than 5.0; or equivalent.

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ENTRY CRITERIA

Career/further opportunities:

Graduates of the Business 5 programme will have the skills and knowledge to work in senior supervisory or operational advisory positions.

Roles may include:

  • Accounting strand – finance administrator, inventory controller, accounts receivable/payable officer
  • Leadership and Management Strand – manager or team leader, supervisor at an operational level
  • Administration and Technology Strand – executive assistants, customer service consultants, project and event administrators, office managers, and office administration team leader.

Graduates may progress to further study:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strands in Accounting, Administration and Technology, Leadership and Management, and Māori Business and Management) (Level 6); or
  • Wintec’s Bachelor of Applied Management; or
  • Other relevant industry or professional qualifications at Level 6 or above.

Award of this qualification with the Accounting strand may equip graduates towards achievement of the academic requirements for CAANZ’s Accounting Technicians College.

Award of this qualification with the Administration and Technology strand may equip graduates towards achievement of Association of Administrative Professionals New Zealand’s (AAPNZ) Certification.

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