NZIM Diploma in Management

Qualification NZIM Diploma in Management
Level 4-6

Intakes for 2014 : 17 February and 21 July


Papers towards this qualification are offered part-time.

Location Queenstown

Course Outline

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.

Course Content

Following is a breakdown of how the qualification is structured, but please note: not all of these will be taught in every intake.  The papers being offered in 2013 are listed below under 'Course Timetable'.  Papers not offered at SIT Queenstown may be available at our Invercargill campus, or through the Open Polytechnic by correspondence.


Compulsory Papers

530     Organisation and Management

560     Business Communication

630     Leadership

636     Applied Management


Optional Papers

Two papers must be chosen from the following

430     Quantitative Business Methods

510     Introduction to Commercial Law

541     Fundamentals of Marketing

550     Business Computing

632     Operations Management (not offered at SIT)

633     Human Resource Management


500     Accounting Principles


520     Economic Environment


435     Fundamentals of Small Business


627     Entrepreneurial Planning (not offered at SIT)

Career Opportunities

Graduates are well positioned to find rewarding career opportunities in management and are ideally suited to general office management in an intermediate role or as a lead role in middle to smaller size business organisations in both the private and public sectors.  Graduates are well equipped to develop and run their own businesses.

Course Timetable

Papers offered at Queenstown campus in 2014 are:



Semester 2:  1 July - 21 Nvember 2014

520 The Econmic environment Mondays & Wednessdays: 9am–11am
633 Human Resource Management Mondays & Wednesdays: 6-8pm
636 Applied Management Tuesdays 6pm (lectures by arrangement)
541 Fundamentals of Marketing Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12pm-2pm


NOTE:  To be successful, students should expect to study one hour at home for each hour spent in class.


The Zero Fees Scheme applies to this programme. Direct material costs for 2013 are: $57.50 per paper.


For international student fees, see here:


Textbooks required for papers in Intake 1: 




400 Accounting Principles

Murray J. Smart, Nazir Awan & Richard Baxter (2010) Principles of Accounting 4th edition


435 Fundamentals of Small Business

Oliver, L. and English, J.  The Small Business Book – A NZ Guide for the 21st Century.  6th edition


530 Organisation & Management

Robbins, Bergman and Stagg (2008) Management. 5th edition


550 Business Computing 

O’Leary, T.J. & O’Leary, L.I. (2012, 2010 or 2008) Computing essentials.  Boston:  McGraw-Hill/Irwin



Textbooks required for papers in Intake 2: 




510 Introduction to Commercial Law

  1. Introduction to New Zealand Commercial Legislation (latest ed) CCH.
  2. Gerbis and Millar Understanding Commercial Law (5th, 6th or 7th ed) LexisNexis


520 The Economic Environment

Layton, A. Economics for Today. 4th Asia Pacific Edition.  Cengage Learning (5th edition if possible)


630 Leadership



633 Human Resource Management

Richard Rudman, Human Resource Management in NZ  5th edition



Where texts are marked ‘Compulsory’,  students must have them for their first class.


Texts are available from:  SIT Bookshop - phone 0800 748 266 or email: 


Note: If you are purchasing second hand books, be sure to get the right edition!


For textbook lists for later intakes, please contact our Queenstown Campus. 

Application Criteria

Students less than 20 years old must have a minimum of 14 numeracy credits at level one or higher in mathematics or Pangarau on the Directory of Assessment Standards, and 50 credits at level two or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of eight literacy credits at level two or higher in English or Te Reo Māori, four credits must be in reading and four credits must be in writing. The literacy credits will be selected from a schedule of approved achievement standards and unit standards. The schedule may be found on the NZQA website at Literacy Requirements for University Entrance.

Or students must have equivalent to the above to be administered at the discretion of the programme manager under delegated authority from the head of faculty.


International Students

Applicants whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, must meet the English Proficiency Outcomes in accordance with the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 as below.


Programme Level

IELTS test

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT)

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations


Certificate or Diploma at Level 5

Score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5

Score of 550(with an essay score of 5 TWE)

Score of 79 or higher(with a writing score of 20)

FCE or CAE with a score of 47 or higher

Level 4 with the Academic endorsement

Satisfactory Completion

Students must achieve a pass within the first three attempts at any given paper.   Following three fails in any given paper the student is debarred from enrolling in that paper.


To pass any paper, a student must have a total of  50% or greater for the combined result of  coursework and final examination.


To complete the programme a student must have passes in all six papers including the four compulsory papers and at least two of the elective papers.

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