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Business, Coaching & Project Management

If you’re one of the many people frustrated by an inability to progress up the ranks in your organisation or industry, chances are the lack of a formal business qualification could be a factor holding you back. SIT offers a huge range of Business programmes from Certificate to Postgraduate Diploma level, so there's something for everyone.

SIT also enjoys a strong, long-standing relationship with the local business sector. Couple that with the depth of tutor experience at the Business School – there’s over 200 years’ teaching experience between them – it’s an attractive option for plenty of students. For many of the courses, full-time and part-time study is available, and majors are offered in accounting, management and marketing.

Courses have a strong focus on creating opportunities for students to gain firsthand industry experience. Final year Bachelor of Commerce students even get to complete a consultation paper that provides a solution to a real need identified by their own employer or other industry beneficiary.

Programmes in Business, Coaching & Project Management

Click on a circle in the table below to see the courses offered in each subject/qualification combination.

Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Diploma Graduate Certificate Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway

Christchurch

DDiploma3Business, Coaching & Project Management3Christchurch
DCertificate3Business, Coaching & Project Management3Christchurch

Gore

DCertificate3Business, Coaching & Project Management2Gore

Invercargill

DPostgraduate Diploma3Business, Coaching & Project Management1Invercargill
DGraduate Diploma3Business, Coaching & Project Management1Invercargill
DGraduate Certificate3Business, Coaching & Project Management1Invercargill
DDegree3Business, Coaching & Project Management1Invercargill
DDiploma3Business, Coaching & Project Management1Invercargill
DCertificate3Business, Coaching & Project Management1Invercargill
DShort Course3Business, Coaching & Project Management1Invercargill

Queenstown

DDiploma3Business, Coaching & Project Management7Queenstown

SIT2LRN Distance Learning

DPostgraduate Diploma3Business, Coaching & Project Management4SIT2LRN Distance Learning
DDiploma3Business, Coaching & Project Management4SIT2LRN Distance Learning
DCertificate3Business, Coaching & Project Management4SIT2LRN Distance Learning
DSTAR3Business, Coaching & Project Management4SIT2LRN Distance Learning
Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Diploma Graduate Certificate Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway

Programmes & Tutor Profiles

Student Profiles

Business, Coaching & Project Management Courses

One and a half years full time. Part time study is also available.

This programme is designed to meet the needs of graduates who wish to start their own business as well as those who want to learn about entrepreneurship, innovation and business enterprise management in an existing business. Students in the programme will not only be focused on creating new business ventures, but will also have a willingness and commitment to learn about new enterprise creation and development from theoretical and research based perspectives. 

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Intakes are 17 weeks long (except for the Research Dissertation which is 43 weeks long)

This programme is designed to meet the needs of graduates who wish to start their own business as well as those who want to learn about entrepreneurship, innovation and business enterprise management. Students in the programme will not only be focused on creating new business ventures, but will also have a willingness and commitment to learn about new enterprise creation and development from theoretical and research based perspectives.

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Three year full time Bachelor Degree. Part time study is also available.

SIT's Bachelor of Commerce degree will be available from the start of 2013.  Approval and accreditation have been obtained from the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and NZQA.

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17 weeks full time

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Management is a half year full time programme specialising in management or marketing.

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Two years part time study.

The aim of the Graduate Diploma in Accounting is to give people who already have a degree, or extensive business experience, an opportunity to extend their knowledge in a specialised field, without having to complete a degree.

 

Our teaching staff have extensive business experience, combined with excellent academic backgrounds and strong links with the professions, while our programmes have a strong practical and applied focus. We offer students a comfortable and non-threatening learning environment. We know that our programmes will challenge you, but that you will feel supported by us and excited about your future once you decide to study with us. Our business staff are passionate about teaching and enjoy working with students of all ages and from different cultures.

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1 year full time or 2 years part time

The aim of the Graduate Diploma in Management is to give people who already have a degree, or extensive business experience, an opportunity to extend their knowledge in a specialised field, without having to complete a degree. 

 

Our teaching staff have extensive business experience, combined with excellent academic backgrounds and strong links with the professions, while our programmes have a strong practical and applied focus. We offer students a comfortable and non-threatening learning environment. We know that our programmes will challenge you, but that you will feel supported by us and excited about your future once you decide to study with us. Our business staff are passionate about teaching and enjoy working with students of all ages and from different cultures.

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One year full time.

The Graduate Diploma in Marketing is a one year full time programme specialising in accounting and business.

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Two years part time study.

The aim of the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting is to give people who already have a degree, or extensive business experience, an opportunity to extend their knowledge in a specialised field, without having to complete a degree.

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Intakes are 17 weeks long.

This programme is suitable for professionals working in areas of social development (teachers, trainers, consultants, HR professionals etc.) and /or social support services (social workers, nurses, therapists, etc.). It is also useful to those working in service industries with a strong client orientation (i.e. tourism and hospitality) who would like to develop their people skills and improve their interpersonal communication and client relationship skills.

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Intakes are 17 weeks long.

In the Diploma in Project Management (Level 6) you will further develop the theory and practical application of project management to enable your expertise to be utilised across a variety of sectors.

 

The qualification structure enables project management competencies to be applied to a range of contexts including human resources, costing, risk management, finance and timeframes.

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Two years full time; part time study is also available

The programme will allow students to gain skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to working or further education in the commerce sector, demonstrate knowledge and skills to standards recognised by the commerce sector as appropriate, and develop work habits and practices appropriate for further education and employment in the commerce sector. 

 

Students also have the opportunity to credit transfer papers to the SIT Bachelor of Commerce programme, on a paper for paper basis, and continue with a third year of study to complete the SIT Bachelor of Commerce.

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Two years full time. Part time study is also available.

Make the next steps towards the practical business career for your future in this two year programme (12 papers). Choose the courses that you want to create a qualification that will suit you for the career you desire in general business or specialised areas such as managemelt,, accounting or human reseources. Working with experienced tutors you will explore real world business situations, learning and creating to get the most out of your future career. If you want to keep studying, papers from the diploma can also be credited to the Bachelor of Commerce degree offered at SIT.

See also Diploma in HRM, NZIM Diploma in Management and Accounting Technicians Requirements.

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Two years full time, part time study is also available

Members of the College of Accounting Technicians provide paraprofessional accounting services.  This includes active involvement in middle level accounting work, assisting an accountant, office management and administration management.

To become a member you must gain a recognised academic qualification, recognised practical experience and pass a professional competency examination.

The New Zealand Diploma in Business with an accounting major is the basis of the Accounting Technician's qualification - recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA). The equivalent two years full time relevant work experience is required.  The second years work experience must be under the guidance of a mentor and can only be counted once you have met the educational requirements. Once admitted as a member of the Accounting Technician's College, continuing professional development of 20 hours per year is necessary.

Application form Course Details

Intakes are 17 weeks long.

This programme aims to:

  • Provide students with the advanced business knowledge, skills and competence required for business operations, including planning, coordinating, supervisory and other business related roles.
  • Gain skills, knowledge and competence required to undertake a range of high level business activities and carry out a mix of specialised operations involving a degree of self-directed work and supervision of processes and people.

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Intakes are 6 weeks long.

This programme aims to:

  • Provide international students with the advanced business knowledge, skills and competence required for business operations, including planning, coordinating, supervisory and other business related roles.
  • Assist international stuents to gain skills, knowledge and competence required to undertake a range of high level business activities and carry out a mix of specialised operations involving a degree of self-directed work and supervision of processes and people.

Application form Course Details

Intakes are 17 weeks long.

The programme will allow students to:

  • Gain skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to working or further training in the business sector.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to standards recognised by the industry sector as appropriate.
  • Develop work habits and practice appropriate for further training and employment in the business sector.

Application form Course Details

Intakes are 18 weeks long.

This is a Blended Delivery programme, so students will do study both online and through a series of workshops.  Workshops will be held at the SIT Christchurch campus (60 Waterloo Road, Hornby) fortnightly - Thursday and Friday 4pm-8pm and Saturday 8.30am-5pm. The workshops will allow students the opportunity to complete some assessment work in class.

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Intakes are 17 weeks long.

This programme aims to:

  • Provide students with a broad base of technical business competence and skills necessary for those aspiring to middle management, supervisory positions or other business related role.
  • Gain skills, knowledge and competence in the business environment to undertake a range of business activities.

Application form Course Details

Intakes are 5 weeks long.

This programme aims to:

  • Provide international students with a broad base of technical business competence and skills necessary for those aspiring to middle management, supervisory positions or other business related role.
  • Assist international students to gain skills, knowledge and competence in the business environment to undertake a range of business activities.

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Papers towards this qualification are offered part-time.

The aim is to qualify people as line managers, supervisors, section, departmental or branch managers.  NZIM has selected a range of papers from the New Zealand Diploma in Business to make up the Diploma in Management.  You need to do four compulsory and choose two optional papers to complete this qualification. These papers are taken from the basket of papers available for the New Zealand Diploma in Business as approved by NZQA.  This means that students can gain certification in the NZIM Diploma in Management while they study towards the New Zealand Diploma in Business, but must ensure that they satisfy all course and individual paper prerequisites to gain certification in both qualifications. NZIM charges a fee to register each paper.

Application form Course Details

Papers towards this qualification are offered part-time.

This qualification is aimed at those who work in the "people" side of business, either through the personnel function, employment relations or the wider area of human resource management.

Southern Institute of Technology has selected six compulsory papers from the New Zealand Diploma in Business programme and other business programmes to provide an integrated course of study which offers the range of skills necessary for someone working in this demanding field. This qualification can be considered on its own or as part of a more general programme such as the New Zealand Diploma in Business.

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Intakes are 12 weeks long.

This programme is particularly designed for managers on all levels and team/project leaders who work with people and would like to improve both the team results and staff individual performance. This programme is also suitable for small/medium business owners who would like to accelerate positive changes in their companies - improving their business results, increasing market share etc.

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19 weeks full time, part time study is also available

Get your teeth into the business world with this 17 week course that introduces you to a selection of business topics. In a casual and welcoming classroom become familiar with a selection of basic functions of a business in a way that suits you.

This is an ideal programme if you are preparing to enter/re-enter the workforce, seeking new employment opportunities or thinking of starting your own business. It also prepares you for further study towards more advanced business qualifications such as New Zealand Diploma in Business. Each programme comprises six or more papers when studying full time.

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Intakes are 17 weeks long.

Learners in this programme will acquire a core of small business competencies and be able to recognise personal skills and apply business skills in areas relevant to the development of their own small business or within a small business that they are associated.

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19 weeks full time. Part time study is also available.

This programme in business administration will provide students with the skills demanded in today's dynamic business environment. The programme encompasses all aspects of information technology, communication and administrative systems. This programme will further enhance the experience you may already have in this area.

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One Year

Graduates of this programme will complete a comprehensive business plan applicable to their own business or business idea as well as set up and operate their own business.

Application form Course Details

Intakes are 18 weeks long.

The programme will allow students to:

  • Gain skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to working or further training in the business sector.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills against standards recognised by the industry sector as appropriate.
  • Develop work habits and practices appropriate for further training and employment in the business sector.

Application form Course Details

Intakes are 12 weeks long.

This is a Blended Delivery programme, so students will do study both on line and through a series of workshops.  Workshops will be held at the SIT Christchurch campus (60 Waterloo Road, Hornby) and will run for 8 hours per day, plus an hour for lunch.  The workshops will allow students the opportunity to complete some assessment work in class.

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18 weeks full time, part time study is also available

This programme in business administration will provide students with the skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to working or further training in the business sector. The programme covers computer applications - Powerpoint, Word, Access, Excel, desktop publishing, health and safety, communications, reception, and administrative systems.

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14 weeks part time (Fridays 9am-12pm)

Enhance your job opportunities - learn how to operate MYOB!  Many small businesses now choose MYOB as their preferred accounting and payroll software package.

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14 weeks (Thursdays 9am-12pm)

Enhance your job opportunities - learn how to operate MYOB Payroll!  Many small businesses now choose MYOB as their preferred accounting and payroll software package.  By enrolling in the MYOB Payroll class, you will learn the basics of employment legislation, and how to prepare and process computerised payroll and related administration records.  

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23 weeks full time. Part time study may be available.

This programme in business administration will provide students with the skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to working or further training in the business sector. The programme encompasses keyboarding skills, computer applications, communications and administrative systems.

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20 Weeks

To develop participant understanding of how to manage their money and the tools that are available for assistance  with this process

To provide an understanding of the different ypes of investments available to participants and of how these investments may or may not suit their risk profile

To introduce tauira ( students) to ways in which they can protect their assets

To increase tauira (students) numeracy and literacy skills

To provide a unique Māori cultural learning environment for tauira ( students) that incorporates values of kaitiakitanga, Ahurutanga, Koha and Mauri Ora

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Business, Coaching & Project Management Events

12
Aug

Graduation ceremony for Certificate programmes.

29
Sep

Semester 2 mid-semester break

04
Dec

Graduation ceremony for Certificate programmes.

12
Dec

Ceremony at Invercargill's Civic Theatre, followed by a procession and refreshments.