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Centre for Business and Enterprise


To remain competitive, business models and people need to adapt to the changing world. Today’s employers are looking for more than just a qualification. They are also looking for specific attributes – values, behaviours and skills. This is where Wintec's Centre for Business and Enterprise is educating people with the skills and attributes 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, like 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 for work experience through visits to work places and through projects and internships for businesses and community groups. Events are also available where you can meet employers. 
The labour market in New Zealand is following a global trend: skilled workers will be in strong demand for years to come. We take pride in giving you the applied skills employers want. Those skills will make you stand out. 

Business programmes

The business programmes are designed for a range of business careers. These include accountancy, marketing, management and business administration. Graduates from the Centre have been very successful in gaining employment in the area of their choice. The programmes may be full time or part time in conjunction with work.
Programmes are “staircased” so students are able to achieve a range of qualifications from certificate and diploma programmes through to a full degree programme. Flexibility is high and students are personally counselled in the planning of their own study pathways.

The semester system allows students to begin either in February or July each year. Lectures and tutorials are delivered by staff who are not only highly qualified academically and in teaching, but who have extensive experience as practising professionals in their field. This means the student is well prepared for the reality of the work place.

The Business Administration programmes encompass general and specialist career opportunities in office systems and technology.  These include personal assistant, receptionist, office accounting, office administration and supervisory management. These programmes include high standards of tuition and are highly regarded by students, graduates, employers and professional bodies. 

The Bachelor of Applied Management degree programme is highly regarded, allowing students to choose a range of majors, including accounting (CAANZ/CPA), marketing, management, HR or event management. The structure and flexibility of programme also allows students to choose from a wide variety of electives or to study modules from other Wintec schools. This also allows ‘tailoring’ of programmes to meet students’ specific career plans through either full-time or part-time study over an extended period.