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Centre for Business and Enterprise

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.


The business programmes are designed to prepare graduates for a range of business careers. These include accountancy, marketing, management, and business administration. Graduates from this centre have been very successful in gaining employment in the area of their choice.

The programmes may be completed full-time or part-time, the latter enabling those already in the workforce to study while they work. 
Programmes are offered from entry-level through to degree and graduate diploma levels; offering opportunities for students to progress as they go. 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 students are well prepared for the reality of the workplace. 

The business administration programmes encompass general and specialist career opportunities in office systems and technology.  These opportunities include roles such as 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 the programme also allows students to choose from a wide variety of electives or to study modules from other Wintec schools. This also allows the tailoring of programmes to meet students' specific career plans through either full-time or part-time study over an extended period. 

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