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5 Campuses + Distance Learning, 218 Courses, 33 Subjects

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

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

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

1 year full-time
Up to 5 years part-time
Intakes will be 17 weeks long.

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

This new qualification is replacing the National Diploma in Business (Level 6) 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

1 year full-time
Up to 5 years part-time
Intakes will be 17 weeks long.

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

This new qualification is replacing the National Diploma in Business (Level 6) 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

1 year full-time

Part time study available

The purpose of this qualification is to provide New Zealand business entities with people who have general and specialised business knowledge and skills that can be applied in a range of operational roles.

Graduates will benefit New Zealand business entities by contributing to the achievement of entities’ operational objectives, through the application of knowledge and skills, in an ethical manner, in a bi- and multi-cultural environment.

In addition, graduates will have specialised knowledge and skills for application in operational roles in New Zealand business entities, depending on which strand is achieved.

This qualification may build on from:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Accounting Support Services) (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Project Management (Level 4)

Graduates may progress to:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strands in Accounting, Administration and Technology, Leadership and Management, and Māori Business and Management) (Level 6)
  • business qualifications at degree level
  • relevant industry or professional qualifications at Level 6 or above.

Award of this qualification with the Accounting strand may equip graduates towards achievement of the academic requirements for CAANZ’s Accounting Technicians College.

Course Details

Intakes will be 17 weeks long.

One year full-time.

Up to 5 years part-time.

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 will be 17 weeks long.

One year full-time.

Up to 5 years part-time.

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

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.

One year full-time.

Up to 5 years part-time.

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

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

6 Months full time
Up to 2 Years part-time
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

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

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

o Financial Literacy units have been developed with the support of business and union representatives, tertiary education providers and qualification experts to provide financial education that covers all the core elements to financial literacy including a range of personal financial management topics such as making wise money decisions, budgeting and tax. They provide an excellent opportunity for developing general numeracy and literacy skills as well as for personal financial literacy education. Career Pathways: The offered units provide a pathway into our SIT2LRN distance learning: New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5), New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4) or apply to study on campus: Bachelor of Commerce.

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The Business Administration units aim to give students a foundation of knowledge and a broad range of skills that they can use in applying for jobs, health and safety in the workplace and other business required skills. Career Pathways: Students that complete these unit standards will gain knowledge of the business sector. Further study options with SIT2LRN distance learning are the New Zealand Certificate in Business (small Business) (Level 4), New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5), Bachelor of Applied Management or on campus at SIT: New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology or Bachelor of Commerce.

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