Graduate Diploma in Business

Auckland International, Whangarei
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About this programme

This programme provides advanced business skills and knowledge at graduate level, with specialisations including management, accounting and information systems.

What you will learn

A graduate of this programme will be able to: 

  • Plan and manage projects 

  • Work independently and manage teams of diverse people

  • Transform business processes and procedures within an organisation and 

  • Display independent problem-solving skills

Courses in this programme

Students are required to gain 120 credits from courses listed under the Bachelor of Applied Management programme, with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 5 or 6 and a minimum of 75 credits at Level 7. If the Diploma is taken as a specialism (with an endorsement), the Diploma must contain at least 45 credits (of the required 75 credits) at Level 7 from the chosen specialist discipline.

Subjects offered include:

  • Organisation and Management

  • Business Communication

  • Leadership

  • Industry project

  • Project management

Entry Requirements 

  • 3 year degree or equivalent qualification

  • Applications from industry who can demonstrate significant work and professional experience to enter advanced courses for the Graduate Diploma in Business will be considered on a case-by-case basis

  • Applicants for whom English is not their first language require a minimum IELTS score of 6 with no band lower than 5.5, or NZCEL Level 4 (Academic).

Qualification gained

Northland Polytechnic Graduate Diploma in Business with an endorsement in accounting, or unendorsed.

Can be used to study the academic requirements for NZICA (Whangarei) and CPA Australia programmes (Whangarei and Auckland)

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

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Full time/Part time


1 academic year

Start Dates

Whangarei: February

Auckland (International Students Only): 2020 Dates:
6 January
2 March
4 May
29 June
24 August
19 October

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: $5,960.63

Student levy may apply

International: $19,500.00

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