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People who want to study business for professional development purposes can now choose to take individual courses (papers) at NorthTec. You can select papers from the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting) (Level 5), New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5) or the Bachelor of Applied Management to suit your needs.
Just choose your subject, enrol, pay your fee and on successful completion of the paper you will gain a Certificate of Proficiency. You will only pay the fee for the paper or papers you are studying, and can mix and match to suit your needs.
Term based papers are delivered one day per week (1 x 8 hour class): 10 weeks, 2 week recess, and all are 15 credits.
Semester based papers are delivered one 4 hour class per week, 19 weeks, 2 week recess, and all are 15 credits.
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Aim: Students will collect, interpret, present and use relevant management accounting information for an organisation to effectively plan, control and make appropriate decisions regarding business operations.
Aim: Students will understand the professional, ethical, legal and procedural issues that are relevant to modern auditing and assurance industry. Students will also develop an understanding of the theoretical background and current research interests in auditing profession.
Aim: Students will apply financial management knowledge and skills to a small or medium size business for decision-making purposes
Aim: Students will apply the regulatory and technical aspects of financial accounting and external reporting for companies and evaluate financial and non-financial information.
Aim: Students will apply knowledge of taxation rules to New Zealand taxable entities in a range of situations.
Aim: Students will apply management concepts.
Aim: To formulate a business plan that includes team engagement.
Gain confidence in your business planning skills
If you feel you need to refresh or upskill your business planning expertise, this course will provide you with the knowledge and confidence required.
Learn how to business plan
Gain the knowledge to successfully formulate a business plan that includes team engagement.
Engage the team in the process
Teams need to be engaged and involved in the business planning process to maximise results. Learn how to engage your team effectively in the business planning process to get the best outputs.
Aim: Students will understand financial statements and reports and be able to analyse and interpret business performance for sole traders and small companies
Aim: To apply accounting concepts and standards to prepare financial statements for a business entity and apply tax rules.
If you’re not an accountant, but you need a sound understanding of accounting concepts and financial statements as part of your role, this is the course for you. You will learn about preparing and presenting financial reports with reference to the correct accounting standards, and you’ll gain an understanding of the tax rules that apply to a range of New Zealand entities. You’ll also learn about processing end of period/balance day adjustments – all essential knowledge if you want to further your career!
Aim: Students will understand the factors that influence management and the organisation and apply a range of factors.
Aim: Learning about ethical behaviour and the bi-cultural requirements of doing business in New Zealand.
Gain a clear understanding of the New Zealand business environment
Operating at a management level requires a sound understanding of all aspects of managing a business in New Zealand. This course will give you the opportunity to review and analyse business entities from a range of perspectives in a New Zealand context.
Understand professional and ethical behaviour
Learn what professional and ethical standards are expected when doing business in New Zealand. How do you translate these from theory into practice and how do you ensure a shared understanding of these expectations with your team.
Clarity about the bi-cultural nature of New Zealand business
Our business environment is unique with increasing awareness of the need to operate effectively in a bi-cultural environment. Make sure you are aware of what this means for you and your organisation.
Aim: To introduce students to the key analytical tools used within business and the implications for managerial decisions. Students will learn to apply appropriate research methodologies to identify and solve a business related problem.
Aim: To give students an understanding of the application of strategic management and the management processes aimed at improving organisational effectiveness by means of a systematic set of strategic goals, plans and actions. Students will analyse and evaluate the use of strategic management concepts and problems within business, through research of strategic analysis, choice and the implementation of various management practices and philosophies.
Aim: Students will record and process financial transactions and prepare financial statements and cash budgets for entities in accordance
with current accounting practices.
Aim: To calculate, analyse and interpret financial information to inform decision making for a business entity and evaluate debtor risk.
Strategic business planning requires a solid understanding of financials. In a leadership role you need to be able to bring that financial and non-financial expertise to the table. If you feel that an update or injection of financial expertise might enhance these skills, this is the course for you.
Aim: Apply knowledge of core business functions for operational efficiency and effectiveness. Based on case study that flows through all business functions.
Learn legal and economic principles
If you want to succeed in business, it’s essential you have a sound understanding of core legal and economic principles. You can’t afford to make mistakes in this space. This course will provide you with the security of knowing that you have a good understanding of these principles and how they are applicable in a work environment.
Understand the wider business environment
Gain the skills to manage the wider business environment and the potential impact that this might have on your business.
Learn to manage risk
It’s all very well understanding what’s happening in the business environment but how do you translate that into risk management within your business role? This course will help you gain the skills to manage risk associated with changing business influences.
Aim: Students will apply elements of economic theory to contemporary business issues.
Aim: Students will understand the roles, functions and application of human resource management within contemporary New Zealand organisations
Aim: Apply leadership skills to achieve organisational outcomes and change.
Reinforce or refresh your leadership skills
Understand your leadership style and those around you – find out where you are doing well and where you can improve your approach to improve outcomes.
Learn how to implement change
There are times when as a manager you will be required to lead your team through a change process. In this course you will learn the different leadership approaches required for implementing change.
Aim: To enable students to apply communication knowledge and skills in the evolving context of New Zealand and global business.
Aim: To focus on the design, implementation, operation, management and control of management and accounting information systems; to develop understanding and skills in the use of spreadsheets, databases, and accounting packages and an appreciation of evolving technologies.
Aim: To record and process a wide range of financial transactions manually, as well as using software. Students will act in accordance with the accounting profession’s Code of Ethics to research and communicate technical financial information for a business entity’s performance.
In your role you have to be able to prepare and present financial reports for your entity and you need to have a sound knowledge of accounting policies and standards and be able to evaluate and communicate complex financial information. Perhaps you need a refresh or just a bit more knowledge to gain confidence; well this is the course for you.
Aim: Students will understand, discuss, evaluate and apply information technology to meet business requirements.
Aim: To enable students to make sense of numbers, graphs and fundamental statistical concepts; to use, interpret and report them in a meaningful way in business practice. This course provides a foundation for further study, research and project management requiring an analytical approach.
Aim: Students will demonstrate knowledge of commercial law, to enable application of legal reasoning.
Aim: Effectively manage a project.
Understand the theory of project management
There are a range of tools and processes that are central to successful project management. Gain an overview and understanding of what they are and which ones suit your style. Learn how to apply them successfully in the workplace and make them work for you.
Become a planner
All good projects start with a well thought out plan. In this course you will learn how to properly plan and execute a project.
Aim: Students will investigate the impact that individuals, groups and structures have on the behaviour of people within organisations.
Further students will develop an awareness of their personal behaviour and the effect of that behaviour as members of working groups.
Students will be provided with an understanding of social and psychological phenomena in organisations at individual, group and inter-group levels.
Aim: To enable the student to learn the basic principles and terminology of the profession of project management, and apply this to create project plans.
On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Aim: To contribute to innovation and change in organisations.
Learn how to identify innovation and change
Successful businesses are constantly looking to innovate and enact change to ensure sustainability. In this course you will learn how to contribute to that process and play a role identifying innovation and change.
Gain confidence in recommending solutions
Get the confidence to recommend changes within your business to help improve organisational performance.
Aim: To enable the student to learn the principles of the project management body of knowledge and cover the content of the Project management Institute of PMBOK® and its application and evaluation in the workplace.
Aim: To prepare budgets and use budgets to monitor business performance for a business entity and determine internal controls to minimise financial risk for a business entity.
Problem solving within a business context requires an understanding of the full range of complex issues that can contribute to business performance. Financial issues, budgets and accounts are one of the key knowledge areas when seeking solutions. If you need a more comprehensive understanding of these areas, then this course will meet that need.
Aim: To analyse environmental influences on a business entity.
Understand the core functions within a business
Core business functions contribute to the smooth operating of a business and its long- term success. This course will give you a sound understanding of what is entailed within various core business functions and how they contribute to the total operational package of a business.
Gain confidence and improve performance
You need to have a good understanding of business functions to feel comfortable providing advice and support within your organisation. The knowledge gained on this course will help give you the confidence to contribute and assist others with their performance across the business as a whole.
Aim: To develop and enhance the students’ awareness and knowledge of New Zealand in terms of its history, heritage and commercial development by exploring key historical events that have occurred within this cultural, political and social framework. This course will develop the students’ understanding of how culture, heritage and commerce are contributing to the development of New Zealand society and why and how these values and qualities should be protected and enhanced for future generations.
Aim: To give students an insight into the excitement and challenge associated with introducing change, especially strategic change in organisations. It will examine the forces that impact on an organisation in today’s business environment such as pressures of deregulation, privatisation, social renewal, globalisation and other external and internal factors; practical aspects of implementing change; alignment of business strategy, culture and management capability to match the level of turbulence within the organisation’s operating environment.
Aim: Students will have a working knowledge of fundamental marketing concepts relevant to contemporary organisations.
Aim: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the legal requirements for establishment, operation and the cessation as applied to various forms of business entity.
Aim: Apply techniques to improve operational management and compliance.
Understand operational management
Learn the techniques to improve operational management and compliance within your organisation. Acquire the skills to identify operational issues and challenges.
Become confident with compliance
Have the confidence to ensure your area of the business and responsibilities are compliant with both internal and external standards. In this course you will learn the elements of compliance and how it relates to what you do.
Aim: Students will understand functions of operations management and apply techniques to ensure efficient and effective provision of goods and services. Operations Management focuses on the management of people and resources through systematic management feedback.