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Study Business & Commerce at SIT

If you’re thinking of a career in business, or want to progress in your current role by gaining additional qualifications, we offer a wide range of business courses.

Degree and Postgraduate study

Our flagship business and commerce programmes are the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Enterprise, and the three year Bachelor of Commerce, which offers a choice of three majors - Accounting, Management or Marketing. Both programmes offer an unrivalled mix of academic and practical learning, and are delivered by top tutors. Final year Bachelor of Commerce students complete a consultation paper that provides a solution to a real need identified by their own employer or other industry beneficiary and PGDipBE students complete a dissertation on their topic of choice centered on any innovative business product, service, venture or facility, for which they develop a scoping study that is subsequently developed into a comprehensive, research based business or strategic plan.

Certificate and Diploma level

If you're a school leaver, changing careers or wanting to update your skills to return to the workforce, our Business Administration courses are a fantastic first step. Equip yourself with a wide range of practical skills and the confidence to begin employment in an office environment, or move on to further study in the Certificate in Business and beyond!

Related subject areas

SIT has also developed into a leading provider of project management training and business leadership and coaching education. Delivered by SIT2LRN distance learning or flexible mixed-mode delivery at our Christchurch campus, incorporating distance learning, our graduates are achieving impressive results in all fields with these qualifications.

Programmes in Business & Commerce

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

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

Auckland

ODiploma3Business & Commerce9Auckland

Gore

OCertificate3Business & Commerce2Gore

Invercargill

OPostgraduate3Business & Commerce1Invercargill
OGraduate3Business & Commerce1Invercargill
ODegree3Business & Commerce1Invercargill
ODiploma3Business & Commerce1Invercargill
OCertificate3Business & Commerce1Invercargill
OShort Course3Business & Commerce1Invercargill
OSTAR3Business & Commerce1Invercargill

Queenstown

ODiploma3Business & Commerce7Queenstown

SIT2LRN Distance Learning

OPostgraduate3Business & Commerce4SIT2LRN Distance Learning
ODiploma3Business & Commerce4SIT2LRN Distance Learning
OCertificate3Business & Commerce4SIT2LRN Distance Learning
OSTAR3Business & Commerce4SIT2LRN Distance Learning
Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

* STAR/Gateway programmes are only offered to NZ Secondary Schools

Programmes & Tutor Profiles

Student Profiles

Business & Commerce Courses

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18 academic months (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.

Course Details

This is a three year full time degree. Part time study is also available.

SIT's Bachelor of Commerce Degree is a three year course of study offering majors in accounting, management or marketing. We have strong links with local businesses and focus on creating opportunities whereby our students can obtain real world experience before they graduate. 

Course Details

One year full time or 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.

Course Details

This a one year full time programme. Part time study is also available. Each year of study comprises two 17 week semesters. 

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.

Course Details

Two years full time; part time study is also available

The Diploma in Commerce is the first two years of SIT's Bachelor of Commerce programme. Students have the option to complete the diploma or continue with a third year of study to graduate with a degree.

With a range of papers available in accounting, management or marketing, you have the flexibility to design a programme that best serves your career aspirations, and to enjoy the mix of academic theory and strong practical and applied skills taught by our experienced and respected tutors. 

Course Details

1 year fulltime

Intakes are 17 weeks long.

 

The National Diploma in Business (Level 6) is expiring at the end of 2017 and has been replaced with the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6). In 2017 the National Diploma in Business (Level 6) is only available to returning students to enable them to complete the qualification. All other applicants should go to the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6) webpage and complete the online application form found there.

Following on from the Level 5 diploma, the Level 6 course provides students with the advanced business knowledge, skills and competence required for business operations, including planning, coordinating, supervisory and other business related roles.

Students will 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.

Course Details

Intakes will be 17 weeks long.

This qualification provides learners with core technical knowledge, people, cognitive, affective, and business environment skills.

The programme is structured with five core compulsory papers, then three elective papers can be selected from within the following strands:

  • Administration and Technology
  • Leadership and Management
  • Project Management

This allows students to specialise and gain technical knowledge and people skills relevant to their interest area.

Course Details

8 months full time, may also be studies part-time

This qualification provides learners with core technical knowledge, people, cognitive, affective, and business environment skills.

The Auckland campus of SIT offers the Leadership and Management strand of the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6).

Course Details

Intakes are 17 weeks long

This qualification provides learners with core technical knowledge, people, cognitive, affective, and business environment skills.

The programme is structured with five core compulsory papers, then three elective papers can be selected. This allows students to specialise and gain technical knowledge and people skills relevant to their interest area.

Course Details

Intakes will be 17 weeks long.

This qualification provides learners with core technical knowledge, people, cognitive, affective, and business environment skills.

This new qualification will be offered via SIT2LRN distance learning from mid-2016, replacing the National Diploma in Business (Level 5) as per the 2015 NZQA TRoQ review. Transition arrangements are in place for students currently completing the National Diploma in Business to either complete it by 31 December 2018 or transition into this new programme.

Course Details

Intakes are 17 weeks long

This qualification provides learners with core technical knowledge, people, cognitive, affective, and business environment skills.

The programme is structured with five core compulsory papers, then three elective papers can be selected.This allows students to specialise and gain technical knowledge and people skills relevant to their interest area.

This new qualification is replacing the National Diploma in Business (Level 5) as per the 2015 NZQA TRoQ review. Transition arrangements are in place for students currently completing the National Diploma in Business to either complete it by 31 December 2018 or transition into this new programme.

Course Details

Intakes will be 17 weeks long

This qualification provides learners with core technical knowledge, people, cognitive, affective, and business environment skills.

The programme is structured with five core compulsory papers, then three elective papers can be selected from within the following strands:

  • Administration and Technology
  • Leadership and Management
  • Project Management
This allows students to specialise and gain technical knowledge and people skills relevant to their interest area.

Course Details

1 year fulltime

Intakes are 17 weeks long.

 

The National Diploma in Business (Level 5) is expiring at the end of 2017 and has been replaced with the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5). In 2017 the National Diploma in Business (Level 5) is only available to returning students to enable them to complete the qualification. All other applicants should go to the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) webpage and complete the online application form found there.

This is a great entry-level business course that will give you a broad base of technical business competence. Ideal for those aspiring to middle management, supervisory positions or other business related roles.

Course Details

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

A general business qualification endorsed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, the New Zealand Diploma in Business provides an excellent grounding in business skills.  You will benefit from applied theory and practice that is relevant to today's business world.  This diploma is highly valued by employers.

Course Details

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

Please note that this qualification in its current form is expiring at the end of 2017. Replacement qualifications are the NZ Diploma in Business Level 5 and the NZ Diploma in Business Level 6. These will be offered from 2018.

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.

Course Details

Intakes are 17 weeks long

The aim of the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4) is to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to start, operate, grow and sustain a small business in New Zealand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Details

One year part-time, Thursdays 6pm-9pm

This course aims to provide business owners and potential owners with the necessary skills and knowledge to start up, operate and take their business to the next level.  It provides a unique Māori cultural learning environment for tauira (students) that incorporates values of kaitiakitanga, Ahurutanga, Koha and Mauri Ora.

Course Details

17 weeks fulltime

Intakes are 17 weeks long.

 

The National Certificate in Business (Small Business Management) is expiring at the end of 2017 and has been replaced with the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business). In 2017 the National Certificate in Business (Small Business Management) is only available to returning students to enable them to complete the qualification. All other applicants should go to the New Zealand Certifcate in Business (Small Business) webpage and complete the online application form found there.

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.

Course Details

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. You will learn how to use MYOB Accounting and MYOB Payroll, both of which are sought-after skills in the industry. This programme will further enhance the experience you may already have in this area.

Course Details

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.

Course Details

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

With business practices rapidly changing due to advances in technology, it has never been more important to upskill.

Specifically designed as a broad based entry-level qualification, students will learn to produce documents to a professional level and will be conversant with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Publisher enabling them to manage an office with the efficiency and expertise required. 

Upon completion students will have a nationally recognised qualification and the necessary knowledge in business administration and computing to progress to the Level 4 National Certificate or further related study. (Students can enrol in Levels 3 and 4 to complete a full 12 month programme within one academic year).

Course Details

20 weeks part-time,Wednesdays 6pm-9pm

The ability to manage money is an essential life-skill for all New Zealanders, regardless of age or current level of income. The Certificate in Money Management (CMM) will help you reach your financial goals and provide a secure financial future for you and your whanau.

Course Details

14 weeks part time

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

Course Details

6 Week course, 12 Evenings

Tuesday and Thursday (6pm - 9pm)

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.

Course Details

18 weeks full-time

The purpose of this qualification is to provide New Zealand business entities with people who have introductory business administration and technology skills to work in a range of supervised general office administration roles.

Course Details

Leading towards: NZIM Certificate in Supervisory Management

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Note: Selected papers can be cross credited to SIT's B.Com

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