New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) (Leadership and Management Strand)

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New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) (Leadership and Management Strand)

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) (Leadership and Management Strand)

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) (Leadership and Management Strand)

Are you positive? A good listener and communicator? Do you have integrity and are a natural team builder? Get started on your journey leading to a possible career as a Management Analyst, Project Coordinator, Sales Manager or Human Resource Manager.

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Key Details
SIT2LRN Distance Learning
Qualification:
Diploma
Level:
5
Credits:
120
Duration:

One year full-time

Up to three years part-time

Intakes will be 17 weeks long

Study Modes:
Distance Learning
Dates:

2023 Intake 1: 13 February to 9 June - Applications Close 30 January 2023

2023 Intake 2: 27 March to 21 July - Applications Close 13 March 2023

2023 Intake 3: 12 June to 6 October - Applications Close 29 May 2023

2023 Intake 4: 31 July to 24 November - Applications Close 17 July 2023

Fees:

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme

  • No Tuition Fees
  • Direct Material Costs: $7.00 per credit (incl GST) (e.g., $700.00 for 100 credit course)

International Students

  • $100 per credit

Some Course Details May Change

As part of our move into Te Pūkenga we're aligning our courses nationally. This is ongoing, and means that some course details including fees, and entry requirements may change. In the meantime please go ahead and apply as normal, we will keep you advised of any changes, and we are always available to answer any questions you might have.

This one year programme will encourage you to develop your initiative, whilst simultaneously meeting business organisation requirements. This stand-alone diploma specialising in leadership and management can also be used as a pathway to further study.

It is practically oriented and is designed to give you a good understanding of the theories, practices and principles involved in business.

Learn how to:
Develop your ability to plan 
Organise, implement and monitor your own workload and the workload of others 
Use communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements
Plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems 
Identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources.
Get started on your business career with a business diploma, specialising in leadership and management from SIT.

Learn how to:

  • Develop your ability to plan
  • Organise, implement and monitor your own workload and the workload of others
  • Use communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements
  • Plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems
  • Identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources.

Get started on your business career with a business diploma, specialising in leadership and management from SIT2LRN.

Compulsory (all strands)

  • MGT504 Introduction to Accounting
  • MGT502 Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • MGT501 Introduction to Applied Management
  • MGT503 Introduction to Applied Marketing
  • MGT505 Business Communications

Leadership and Management Strand

  • MGT507 Introduction to Quality Management
  • MGT508 Workplace Relationships
  • MGT510 Introduction to Leadership

Compulsory

MGT504 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.

MGT502 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.

MGT501 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.

MGT503 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.

MGT505 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

MGT507 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.

MGT508 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.

MGT510 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. 

Graduates of the Leadership and Management strand may be employed in a managerial/leadership operational role within New Zealand business entities.

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 International ESOL Written (LRW) HIGH PASS with no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS
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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