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4772 NZIM Diploma in Management - Invercargill

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 5
Dates:

Semester One: 16 February to 26 June 2015

Semester Two: 13 July to 20 November 2015

Duration:

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, but must ensure that they satisfy all course and individual paper prerequisites to gain certification in both qualifications. 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.

Compulsory Papers

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

Electives
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 (not offered at SIT)
  • 633 Human Resource Management
  • 500 Accounting Principles OR 520 Economic Environment
  • 435 Fundamentals of Small Business OR 627 Entrepreneurial Planning (not offered at SIT)

Paper Descriptions

530 Organisation and Management
Students will understand the factors that influence management and the organisation and apply a range of factors.

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

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

636 Applied Management
Students will apply management concepts.

430 Quantitative Business Methods
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the concepts and methods of data analysis, statistical inference and financial mathematics.

510 Introduction to Commercial Law
Students will demonstrate knowledge of commercial law, to enable application of legal reasoning.

541 Fundamentals of Marketing
Students will have a working knowledge of fundamental marketing concepts relevant to contemporary organisations.

550 Business Computing
Students will understand, discuss, evaluate and apply information technology to meet business requirements.

633 Human Resource Management
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.

400 Accounting Principles
Students will understand financial statements and reports and be able to analyse and interpret business performance for sole traders and small companies.

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

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

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

Semester 1, 2015

Note: Students are required to attend both weekly sessions. Papers begin on the 16th February and run through to the 26th June (two week break from the 3rd April). Papers, times, locations are subject to confirmation and change.

500 - Accounting Principles
Tuesday 12.30 - 3:00pm B2:31
Thursday 12.30 - 3:00pm B2:31
No exam

510 - Introduction to Commercial Law
Tuesday 9 - 11:30am B2:37
Thursday 9 - 11:30am B2:37
Exam: Thurs 18 June

520 - The Economic Environment
Tuesday 5.30 - 8.00pm B2:31
Thursday 5.30 - 8.00pm B2:31
Exam: Tues 23 June

530 - Organisation & Management
Tuesday 9 - 11:30am B2:32
Friday 9 - 11:30am B2:31
Exam: Fri 19 June

541 - Fundamentals of Marketing
Monday 1 - 3:30pm B2:20
Wednesday 1 - 3:30pm B2:20
Exam: Mon 22 June

550 - Business Computing
Monday 1 - 3.30pm B2:18
Wednesday 1 - 3.30pm B1:18
Exam: Wed 17 June

560 - Business Communication
Tuesday 3.30 - 6pm B2:32
Thursday 3.30 - 6pm B2:32
Exam: Thurs 18 June

633 - Human Resource Management
Monday 6 - 8.30pm B2:32
Wednesday 6 - 8.30pm B2:32
Exam: Mon 22 June

Semester 2, 2015

Note: Students are required to attend both weekly sessions. Papers begin on the 13 July and run through to the 20th November (two week break from the 28th September). Papers, times, locations are subject to confirmation and change.

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

510 Introduction to Commercial Law
Monday 9 - 11.30am B2:37
Wednesday 9 - 11.30am B2:37
Exam: Mon 9 Nov

530 Organisation & Management
Monday 1 - 3:30pm, Room TBC
Wednesday 1 - 3:30pm
Exam: Wed 11 Nov

541 Fundamentals of Marketing
Tuesday 6 - 8:30pm B2:32
Thursday 6 - 8:30pm B2:32
Exam: Thurs 12 Nov

550 Business Computing
Monday 6 - 8:30pm B2:19
Wednesday 6 - 8:30pm B2:14
Exam: Mon 16 Nov

560 Business Communication
Tuesday 1 - 3:30pm B2:32
Thursday 1 - 3:30pm B2:32
Exam: Tues 10 Nov

435 Fundamentals of Small Business Management
Monday 9 - 11.30am B2:18
Wednesday 9 - 11:30am B2:38
No exam

630 Leadership
Monday 6 - 8:30pm B2:32
Wednesday 6 - 8:30pm B2:32
No exam

636 Applied Management
Tuesday 9 - 11.30am B2:20
Thursday 9 - 11.30am B2:20
No exam

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • Direct material costs of just $69.00 per paper (GST inclusive)

International Fees can be found here.

Textbook List 2015

Paper Code - Text (Edition); Authors; Publisher.

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 (7th); Gebric & Miller; LexisNexis. (Required)

520 Economics for Today - 9780170190855 (4th/5th); Layton, A. (Required)

530 Management the Essentials (2nd); 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)

550 Computing essentials (2011 or 12 or 13) ;O'Leary, T.J. & O’Leary, L.I.; McGraw-Hill/Irwin. (Recommended)

560 - Communication organisation and innovation (3rd); Barnett & O'Rourke (Required)

630 - The leadership experience (1st); Daft.

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

636 - No prescribed text.

Students less than 20 years old must have a minimum of 14 numeracy credits at level one or higher in mathematics or Pangarau on the Directory of Assessment Standards, 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 approved achievement standards and unit standards. The schedule may be found on the NZQA website at Literacy Requirements for University Entrance.

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.