Graduate Diploma in Business

with endorsements in Information Systems (Auckland only), Accounting or Management

Auckland International, Whangarei
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If you’re keen to learn advanced business skills and knowledge at graduate level, this programme covers a range of subjects and offers specialisations including management, accounting and information systems.

You’ll study organisation and management, business communication, leadership and project management. In addition, you’ll carry out an industry project, enabling you to get hands-on and apply your knowledge.

You’ll be able to plan and manage projects, display independent problem-solving skills and manage teams of diverse people. You’ll also understand business transformation processes and procedures within an organisation.

This graduate diploma also has an endorsement in accounting or management available.

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 the courses listed, 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.

Note: A range of courses and specialisms offered in this programme may vary in each academic year. A complete list of all courses and specialisms offered in this programme of study will be provided prior to the start of the programme.

Level 5 Courses Level Credits
AMBD500 - Business Data Analysis 5 15
AMCL510 - Commercial Law 5 15
AMEC520 - Economics 5 15
7725.509 - Introduction to Accounting and Taxation 5 15
AMIM541 - Introduction to Marketing 5 15
Level 6 Courses Level Credits
AMIS600 - Accounting Information Systems 6 15
AMAM636 - Applied Management 6 15
AMAA600 - Auditing and Assurance 6 15
AMCB644 - Consumer Behaviour 6 15
AMHR633 - Human Resources 6 15
AMFA601 - Intermediate Financial Accounting 6 15
AMMA602 - Intermediate Management Accounting 6 15
AMBA600 - Introduction to Business Analysis 6 15
AMIF603 - Introduction to Finance 6 15
AMLO609 - Leadership in Organisations 6 15
AMOM632 - Operations Management 6 15
AMPM601 - Project Management Theory 6 15
AMRM600 - Research Methodology 6 15
AMST600 - Special Topic 6 15
AMTX606 - Taxation in New Zealand 6 15
AMLB610 - The Law of Business Entities 6 15
Level 7 Courses Level Credits
AMFA700 - Advanced Financial Accounting 7 15
AMMA700 - Advanced Management Accounting 7 15
AMPM700 - Advanced Project Management 7 15
AMTC700 - Business Transformation and Change 7 15
AMIP700 - Industry Project 7 45
AMSM701 - Services Management 7 15
AMST700 - Special Topic 7 15
AMSM700 - Strategic Management 7 15

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, Information Systems, Management or unendorsed.

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

From 1 January 2023, all NorthTec learners will be part of Te Pūkenga. Please note that these programmes of study are currently under review as part of the reform of vocational education training and may be subject to change.

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Full time/Part time


1 academic year

Start Dates

Whangarei: February

Auckland (International Students Only): 24 Jan 2022
4 Apr 2022
20 Jun 2022
29 Aug 2022
7 Nov 2022

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: $6,134.54

Student levy may apply

International: $18,720

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Phone 0800 162 100
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