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4568 NZIM Diploma in Management - Queenstown

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 5

Semester One: 13 February to 23 June 2017

Semester Two: 10 July to 10 November 2017


Papers towards this qualification are offered part-time.

Location: Queenstown
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.

Following is a breakdown of how the qualification is structured, but please note: not all of these will be taught in every intake. Papers not offered at SIT Queenstown may be available at our Invercargill campus, or through the Open Polytechnic by correspondence.

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 (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.

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • Direct material costs of just $71 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 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.

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.

Papers offered at Queenstown campus in 2017 are:

Semester 1:  13 February - 23 June 2017: (Mid-semester break: 17 April - 28 April)

  • 500 Accounting Principles            Mon & Wed 9am-11am
  • 510 Introduction to Commercial Law Friday 9am-1.30pm
  • 520 Economic Environment          Tues & Thurs 6-8pm
  • 530 Organisation & Management  Tues & Thurs 12pm-2pm
  • 560 Business Comunications        Tues & Thurs 9-11am
  • Business Computing                    Wed 6pm-8pm

Semester 2:  10 July - 10 November 2017: (Mid-semester break: 2 October - 6 October)

  • 630 Leadership                                  Tues & Thur 6pm-8pm
  • 633 Human Resource Management     Mon & Wed 12-2pm
  • 636 Applied Management                   Wed 6-8pm plus meetings by arrangement


NOTE: 530 Organisation & Management is a pre-requisite for Applied Management

Textbook List 2017

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)

550 - Computing essentials 2015 (2013 or 14 or 15); O'Leary, T.J. & O’Leary, L.I.; McGraw-Hill/Irwin. (Recommended)

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

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

636 - no prescribed text.