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New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) (Leadership and Management Strand) - SIT2LRN Distance Learning

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 5
Dates:

2020 Intake 1: 10 February to 05 June - Applications Close 20 January 2020

2020 Intake 2: 30 March to 24 July - Applications Close 09 March 2020

2020 Intake 3: 15 June to 09 October - Applications Close 25 May 2020

2020 Intake 4: 03 August to 27 November - Applications Close 13 July 2020

Duration:

One year full-time

Up to five years part-time

Intakes will be 17 weeks long

Location: SIT2LRN Distance Learning
Credits: 120

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 from the leadership and management strand.

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

Compulsory (all strands)

  • MGT100 Introduction to Accounting
  • MGT101 Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • MGT103 Introduction to Applied Management
  • MGT104 Introduction to Applied Marketing
  • MGT105 Business Communications

Leadership and Management Strand

  • MGT106 Introduction to Quality Management
  • MGT110 Workplace Relationships
  • MGT112 Introduction to Leadership

Compulsory

MGT100 Introduction to Accounting (Level 5) 15 credits
This paper provides students with an introduction to management accounting, finance processes and their associated components.

On successful completion of this paper, students will be able to: explain the role of management accounting; apply processes for controlling and allocating costs; prepare information for management decision making; develop financial strategies; identify opportunities to improve financial performance; analysis and interpretation and analyse and interpret an entity’s financial report.

MGT101 Introduction to Human Resource Management (Level 5) 15 credits
This paper provides students with an overview of human resource management specific to the New Zealand Environment.

On successful completion of this paper, students will be able to: discuss human resource management and its place in organisations in New Zealand; outline the main functions of human resource management in the New Zealand context; discuss the impact of key legislation on human resource management practice in New Zealand; explain human resource requirements and potential sources for personnel; analyse employment obligations and responsibilities within a particular context; assess staff development needs and policies and apply human resource management options to a specific situation.

MGT103 Introduction to Applied Management (Level 5) 15 credits
This paper provides students with an introduction to the principles management and strategic processes and how these may be applied to address current issues in the New Zealand context.

On successful completion of this paper, students will be able to: discuss the role of strategy and strategy formulation in organisational planning and development; explain strategies for organisational development; identify the resources and capabilities of a specific organisation in relation to its external environment; identify the strengths and weaknesses of business vision concepts, including entrepreneurship and innovation with reference to relevant management models and theories; outline an ethical framework for business operations, which includes Te Ahurea Māori and develop management goals and objectives and strategic plans and justify the approach with reference to relevant applied management theories.

MGT104 Introduction to Applied Marketing (Level 5) 15 credits
This paper provides students with an introduction to marketing principles and processes used in the promotion of products or services and in the establishment of direction and targets for marketing operations. 

On successful completion of this paper, students will be able to: discuss the role of promotion in marketing; explain the inter-relationships of the promotional mix; outline how situational analysis is used to determine appropriate promotional objectives and target market with reference to relevant marketing theories and modes; identify marketing objectives within a given context and justify the approach with reference to relevant marketing theory and develop an operational plan for a marketing campaign.

MGT105 Business Communications (Level 5) 15 credits
This paper provides students with an overview of applied communication techniques within the business context of working within teams or groups.

On successful completion of this paper, students will be able to: discuss advantages and disadvantages of working within teams/groups with reference to relevant business communications theory; analyse team/group processes and their effect on team/group functions; discuss the social and cultural aspects of communication within teams; compare and contrast strategies to manage conflict within a team/group; identify theoretical approaches for team building and provide examples of a relevant team building approach in a selected context and develop goals and team/group processes to achieve objectives and justify the approach with reference to business communication theories and models.

Leadership and Management Strand

MGT106 Introduction to Quality Management (Level 5) 15 credits
This paper introduces students to quality management concepts and techniques and provides them with the knowledge and skills necessary to work with teams to identify and measure quality management initiatives.

On successful completion of this paper, students will be able to: identify how performance measurement is used in quality management; analyse performance standards and monitoring system in a given situation; compare and prioritise quality management initiatives with reference to relevant quality management theories; implement quality management promotion strategies and justify their use using relevant theories and approaches; identify and apply team processes to achieve specified quality improvement objectives in a given context and review team activity and outcomes, using relevant quality management theories and models.

MGT110 Workplace Relationships (Level 5) 15 credits
This paper provides students with an overview of strategic workplace relationships, including managing conflict situations and the potential impact of workplace relationships upon business operations.

On successful completion of this paper, students will be able to: with reference to relevant theories and models, develop strategies to establish and maintain positive workplace relationships; examine the issues of interpersonal conflict in a workplace situation; implement strategies for avoiding and/or resolving conflict situations and justify choices of strategy using relevant theories and models and utilise conflict resolution strategies for a business operation.

MGT112 Introduction to Leadership (Level 5) 15 credits
This paper provides students with an overview of leadership practices, including the role of leadership in managing operational issues and challenges.

On successful completion of this paper, students will be able to: define the relationship between management and leadership and demonstrate their key differences; identify and assess the leadership role and contribution to business planning and performance; lead others in the implementation of an activity within an entity. 

The Zero Fees Scheme applies to this course, so there are no tuition fees as long as you are a New Zealand citizen, resident/permanent resident (residing in NZ), BUT there is a student direct material cost per credit of study undertaken, plus a non-refundable administration cost of $50 for each application processed, and the required textbook/s listed below. You must maintain satisfactory academic progress to retain your Zero Fees Scheme entitlement.

Zero Fees Scheme – applies to NZ citizens and residents/permanent residents (residing in NZ). 2019 Cost (NZ$) $7.00 per credit + admin cost $50 per application (e.g. $750 for 100 credit course) - includes GST

International Students $100 per credit

Payments must be paid by the due date shown on the invoice.

Withdrawals & Transfers

  • Early withdrawals within the first week of the intake starting are entitled to a full refund of the Student Direct Material Costs but not the non-refundable administration cost of $50.
  • Withdrawals have to be requested within 75% of the intake, withdrawals after the early withdrawal date are not eligible for a refund.
  • Transfer requests have to be within the first two weeks of the intake starting and will incur a $50 transfer cost. Transfers can only occur to a subsequence intake within the same calendar year.

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In addition to gaining core knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to the achievement of organisational strategic objectives, graduates of the leadership and management strand will gain the following specific knowledge and skills to apply to a relevant leadership position in an organisation:

Technical Knowledge and Skills
Manage and lead people to enable them to achieve personal and entity goals for efficient and effective performance of the entity
Lead and implement change within the entity for efficient and effective performance of the entity
Lead and manage projects and/or entity initiatives
Access and manage resources to improve entity performance
Analyse and apply financial information to make informed decisions and forecasts for efficient and effective performance of the entity
People Skills
Communicate with stakeholders to engage them with the strategic vision of the entity
Lead and model an entity culture and/or values that support success for efficient and effective performance of the entity
Business Environment
Management compliance with internal and external requirements
Analyse the impact of operating in a global context on entity goals and on modern business practice
Education Pathway 
This qualification may build on from the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) (Leadership and Management strand) and graduates may progress to the third year of SIT’s Bachelor of Applied Management (Human Resource Management or Applied Management major). 

In addition to gaining core knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to the achievement of organisational strategic objectives, graduates of the leadership and management strand will gain the following specific knowledge and skills to apply to a relevant leadership position in an organisation:

Technical Knowledge and Skills

  • Manage and lead people to enable them to achieve personal and entity goals for efficient and effective performance of the entity
  • Lead and implement change within the entity for efficient and effective performance of the entity
  • Lead and manage projects and/or entity initiatives
  • Access and manage resources to improve entity performance
  • Analyse and apply financial information to make informed decisions and forecasts for efficient and effective performance of the entity

People Skills

  • Communicate with stakeholders to engage them with the strategic vision of the entity
  • Lead and model an entity culture and/or values that support success for efficient and effective performance of the entity

Business Environment

  • Management compliance with internal and external requirements
  • Analyse the impact of operating in a global context on entity goals and on modern business practice

Education Pathway 
This qualification may build on from the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) (Leadership and Management strand) and graduates may progress to the third year of SIT’s Bachelor of Applied Management (Human Resource Management or Applied Management major). 

School Leavers
Applicants should be a minimum of 18 years of age, have completed a minimum of four years secondary education, and have attained a minimum of 12 NCEA credits at Level 2 in each of four approved subjects.

Mature Applicants
Applicants over the age of 20 years will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme (e.g. Record of Learning or Curriculum Vitae). They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Manager as appropriate.  Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process. 

English Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA),or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL);or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand,,Australia,Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters' Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment


IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill
OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than merit in any band

* New versions of some NZCEL qualifications, and in some cases new qualifications, were published on 13 June 2017. These are intended to replace pre-existing versions and qualifications, which have been given expiring status until discontinued on 31 December 2019. (a) denotes expiring (b) denotes current

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management strand) (Level 5), and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management strand) (Level 5).
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management strand) (Level 5) full-time over one year or part-time over a maximum of five years.

Please Note: Students failing to engage in study as per programme requirements may forfeit zero fees entitlement.

Assessments for this programme may include, but are not limited to:

  • Tests
  • Assignments
  • Case studies
  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Final examinations

All requirements for assessment must be submitted by the advised time and date. Late assignments will not be accepted unless an extension has been requested

For more information on required and recommended textbooks for this course please refer to the textbook list here

Please note that textbooks need to be ordered at least 3-4 weeks prior to the commencement of your study

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