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4772 NZIM Diploma in Management - Invercargill

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 5

Semester One: 13 February to 23 June 2017

Semester Two: 10 July to 10 November 2017


One year full time. Part time study is also available.

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 120

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. This means that students can gain certification in the NZIM Diploma in Management while they study towards the New Zealand Diploma in Business. NZIM charges a fee to register each paper.

We have strong links with local businesses and focus on creating opportunities whereby our students can obtain real world experience before they graduate.

Qualification Structure:

Compulsory Papers

  • 530     Organisation and Management
  • 560     Business Communication
  • 630     Leadership
  • 636     Applied Management

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
  • 633 Human Resource Management
  • 500 Accounting Principles OR 520 Economic Environment
  • 435 Fundamentals of Small Business OR 627 Entrepreneurial Planning


Paper Descriptions (semester available in 2016)

430 Quantitative Business Methods (not offered in 2016)
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the concepts and methods of data analysis, statistical inference and financial mathematics.

435 Fundamentals of Small Business (S2)
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics, options and operation of small business in the New Zealand context.

500 Accounting Principles (S1 & S2)
Students will understand financial statements and reports and be able to analyse and interpret business performance for sole traders and small companies.

510 Introduction to Commercial Law (S1 & S2)
Students will demonstrate knowledge of commercial law, to enable application of legal reasoning.

520 The Economic Environment (S1)
Students will apply elements of economic theory to contemporary business issues.

530 Organisation and Management (S1 & S2)
Students will understand the factors that influence management and the organisation and apply a range of factors.

541 Fundamentals of Marketing (S1 & S2)
Students will have a working knowledge of fundamental marketing concepts relevant to contemporary organisations.

550 Business Computing (S1 & S2)
Students will understand, discuss, evaluate and apply information technology to meet business requirements.

560 Business Communication (S1 & S2)
Students will apply communication knowledge and skills in the evolving context of New Zealand and global business.

630 Leadership (S2)
Students will understand concepts and apply principles of leadership.  Students will create a personal plan to develop leadership capabilities.

633 Human Resource Management (S1)
This paper is designed to meet the needs of students who require skills and knowledge in human resource management in general or specific organisational roles.

636 Applied Management (S2)
Students will apply management concepts.

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2017 direct material costs of just $71.00 per paper (GST inclusive)

International Fees can be found here.

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 sized business organisations in both the private and public sectors.  Graduates are well equipped to develop and run their own businesses.

Students less than 20 years old must have a minimum of 14 numeracy credits at level one or higher in mathematics or Pangarau 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 NZQA approved achievement standards and unit standards.

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.

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, must meet the English Proficiency Outcomes in accordance with the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 as below.

  • IELTS test: 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 79 or higher with a writing score of 20
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations: FCE or CAE with a score of 47 or higher
  • NZCEL: Level 4 with the Academic endorsement

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.

Combinations of New Zealand Diploma in Business papers also form the following qualifications, meaning if you complete all the required papers, you could graduate with more than one qualification:

Some of the New Zealand Diploma in Business papers can also be credited towards SIT's Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Applied Management degree programmes. The following majors are available:

The BCom is taught on campus in Invercargill and the BAM is studied via SIT2LRN distance learning.

Semester 1, 2016

Note: Students are required to attend both weekly sessions. Papers begin on 15th February and run through to 24th June (two week break from 18-29 April). Papers, times, locations are subject to confirmation and change.

510 Introduction to Commercial Law
Tuesday 9 - 11:30am B2:37
Thursday 9 - 11:30am B2:37
Exam: Thurs 16 June

520 The Economic Environment
Monday 1.00 - 3.30pm B2:37
Wednesday 1.00 - 3.30pm B2:37
Exam: Mon 20 June

530 Organisation & Management
Wednesday 9 - 11:30am B2:18
Friday 9 - 11:30am B2:31
Exam: Fri 17 June

541 Fundamentals of Marketing
Tuesday 1 - 3:30pm B2:20
Thursday 1 - 3:30pm B2:20
Exam: Tues 21 June

550 Business Computing
Tuesday 3.30 - 6.00pm B2:18
Thursday 3.30 - 6.00pm B1:18
Exam: Tues 14 June

560 Business Communication
Monday 5.30 - 8pm B2:32
Wednesday 5.30 - 8pm B2:32
Exam: Wed 15 June

633 Human Resource Management
Monday 9 - 11:30am B2:32
Wednesday 9 - 11:30am B2:32
Exam: Mon 20 June

Semester 2, 2016

Note: Students are required to attend both weekly sessions. Papers begin on 11th July and run through to 18th November (two week break from 26 Sept - 7 Oct). Papers, times, locations are subject to confirmation and change.

500 Accounting Principles
Tuesday 9 - 11:30am B2:17
Thursday 9 - 11:30am B2:17
No exam

510 Introduction to Commercial Law
Monday 6 - 8:30pm B2:37
Wednesday 6 - 8:30pm B2:37
Exam: Mon 7 Nov

530 Organisation & Management
Monday 6 - 8:30pm B2:17
Wednesday 6 - 8:30pm B2:17
Exam: Wednesday 9 Nov

541 Fundamentals of Marketing
Tuesday 9 - 11:30am B2:11
Thursday 9 - 11:30am B2:11
Exam: Thurs 10 Nov

550 Business Computing
Monday 1 - 3:30pm B2:11
Wednesday 1 - 3:30pm B2:32
Exam: Monday 14 Nov 

560 Business Communication
Tuesday 1 - 3:30pm B2:32
Thursday 1 - 3:30pm B2:32
Exam: Tuesday 8 Nov

435 Fundamentals of Small Business Management
Monday 9 - 11.30am B2:18
Wednesday 9 - 11:30am B2:32
No exam

630 Leadership
Monday 1 - 3:30pm B2:37
Wednesday 1 - 3:30pm B2:37
No exam

636 Applied Management
Tuesday 6 - 8:30pm B2:20
Thursday 6 - 8:30pm B2:19
No exam

Textbook List 2016

435 - The Small Business Book (6th); Oliver, L. and English, J. (Required)

500 - Principles of Accounting (5th); Smart, M.J.  Awan, N. & Baxter, R. Pearson (Required)

510 - Introduction to New Zealand Commercial Legislation. CCH NZ (Required)

510 - Understanding Commercial Law (8th); Leigh Miller; LexisNexis. (Required)

520 - Economics for Today (4th/5th); Layton, A. (Required)

530 - Management the Essentials (3rd); Robbins, DeCenzo, Coulter, & Woods. Pearson (Required)

541 - Marketing. Real people. Real choices. (2nd); Solomon, M., Charbonneau, J., Marshall, G., & Stuart, E. (2012). North Shore, NZ; Pearson Education. (Required)

630 - The leadership experience (6th); Daft

633 - Human Resources Management in New Zealand (5th); Rudman, R. (2010); Pearson (Required)

636 - no prescribed text.