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

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 5
Dates:

Intake 1: 11 February 2019 to 08 November 2019 - Applications Close 21 January 2019

Duration:

Intakes will be eight weeks long. (The programme can be completed in 35 weeks of full-time study.)

This course can be studied full-time or part-time.

A mix mode delivery of onsite and distance learning is also available.

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 120

This qualification provides learners with core technical knowledge, people, cognitive, affective, and business environment skills, within an operational context.

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 area of interest.

Programme Structure

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

Paper Descriptions

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 credit 
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, and 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 fee of $50.00 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). 2018 Cost (NZ$) $7.50 per credit + admin cost $50.00 per application (e.g. $750.00 for 100 credit course) - includes GST

International Students $16,000 for the full year of study

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

All SIT2LRN courses are approved by Studylink. Any queries regarding Studylink allowances, loans, and terms and conditions should be made directly to Studylink on 0800 88 99 00 or www.studylink.govt.nzThis link is to an external site and opens in a new window.

Application by Academic Qualification 

(Under 20 years of age)

Applicants should be a minimum of 18 years of age, have completed a minimum of 4 years secondary education, and have attained a minimum of 12 NCEA credits at Level 2 in each of four approved subjects.

Application by Mature Entry

(20 years of age and above)

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 Criteria

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 percent, 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 an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or achieved the required score in one of the following internationally recognised English Proficiency tests within the preceding two years:

  • 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 20)
  • Cambridge English Examinations – FCE, or FCE for schools, with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill. OET at Grade C in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL – Level 4 (General) or (Workplace); Level 4 (General) or (Employment)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PtoE (Academic) score of 42
  • City & Guilds IESOL – B2 Communicator with a score of 42
  • LanguageCert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

a)   Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements or

b)   Hold a bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America or

c)   Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or

d)  Have achieved the required score in one of the internationally recognised English Proficiency tests (specified above) within the preceding two years.

Full time study is classed as completing 30 credits per 8-week intake. Full time acceptance into the programme is at the Programme Manager’s discretion. Students who study full time for four intakes will complete the qualification (with one major) within one year.

The number of credits selected for part time study should depend on work, family, and other commitments. The recommended maximum number of credits per intake, compared to working hours, are:

  • Working 20 or more hours per week = enrol in a maximum of 15 credits per 8-week intake.
  • Working fewer than 20 hours per week = enrol in a maximum of 30 credits per 8-week intake.

This is a guide only and will differ from student to student due to individual circumstances.

Students studying part time have a maximum of 2 years in which they can complete the qualification.

Cross credits, credit transfers, and recognition of prior learning

Please refer to the Academic Support page on the SIT website for details regarding cross credits, credit transfers and recognition of prior learning.

https://www.sit.ac.nz/Students/Academic-Support

Additional information

  • As a guideline, one credit equates to approximately 10 hours study within an intake period.  Click HERE to download a Study Load Calculator (spreadsheet).
  • All papers selected within a particular intake must be completed within that intake unless a transfer is requested (conditions apply; see FAQs).
  • Online enrolments are on a year by year basis and students are welcome to apply for multiple intakes in one enrolment.  Further enrolment is the responsibility of individual students.  There is no automatic enrolment rollover. 

All SIT2LRN courses require you to have a computer and internet access. Students are required to use their SIT webmail only for all SIT2LRN communications. All course materials and information, including assessments and due dates, are located on the online Blackboard system. Once you have been accepted into a programme you will receive an Important Information Booklet that includes information that you can use to familiarise yourself with our online Blackboard learning environment. From the intake start date you will have access to the online course materials to work through.

Facilitator Assistance:  During the enrolled intake period, students have email access to Facilitators, who endeavour to respond to emails within 48 hours (week days only).  All students are required, within the first two weeks of an intake, to send an email to their Facilitator confirming their start on the programme of study.  Students who have not emailed their facilitator or embarked upon their course of study by the end of the 2nd week of an intake, will be Faculty Withdrawn from the programme.  Such withdrawals may impact on future access to SIT Zero Fees Scheme and Student Direct Material Costs are still liable for payment.

Progress reports are sent out 6-8 weeks after the end of each intake.

We recommend students new to SIT2LRN read through the Frequently Asked Questions section of our website for further study and enrolment information.

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (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) (Level 5).
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5) full-time over 1 year or part-time over a maximum of 5 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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