This Diploma is based on 120 credits selected from a wide range of available topics. It covers advanced application of skills required for good business understanding. The New Zealand Diploma of Business Level 6 is degree comparable and approved by the NZ Qualifications Authority.
Intakes: January, March, June, August, October
The purpose of this qualification is to provide New Zealand business entities with people who have general and specialised business knowledge and skills than can be applied in a range of strategic roles.
Graduates will benefit New Zealand business entities by contributing to the achievement of entities’ strategic objectives, through the application of knowledge and skills, in an ethical manner, in a bi- and multi-cultural environment.
In addition, graduates will have specialised knowledge and skills for application in strategic roles in New Zealand business entities, depending on which strand is achieved.
Graduates will be able to:
- Prepare and present general or special purpose financial reports for companies, including accounting policies and notes, with reference to accounting standards or the Special Purpose Framework for For-Profit Entities.
- Evaluate and use management accounting information for decision-making and problem-solving within a broad range of contexts.
- Integrate business finance techniques for strategic planning, measuring, and controlling business operations.
- Evaluate and use accounting information systems to solve business problems.
- Apply tax rules to a range of NZ entities in a range of situations, including tax planning considerations.
- Review critically, analyse and interpret financial and non-financial information to inform strategic decision making.
- Model behaviour in accordance with the accounting profession’s Code of Ethics.
- Research, evaluate, and communicate complex financial information for the entity’s performance.
Possible Study Opportunities
Graduates may progress to business qualifications at degree level, relevant industry or professional qualifications at Level 7 or above.
Award of this qualification with the Accounting strand may equip graduates towards achievement of the academic requirements for NZICA’s Accounting Technicians College.
Possible Career Opportunities
Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to apply in-depth accounting and finance knowledge and skills to inform strategic business decisions in a variety of business entities in accounting technician roles, such as: finance manager/administrator, credit controller, payroll manager. Graduates will also be able to contribute to community groups in volunteer accounting functions.
More employment pathways’ information is available from www.careers.govt.nz.
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Please use the individual learning intention to determine what you want to be, to match with the qualification of enrolment to determine what you need to learn, further match with the occupation information in New Zealand supports your understand what employment opportunity may available to you after qualification completion.
More detailed information is available from occupationoutlook.mbie.govt.nz.
While studying in the programme, students can work up to 20 hours per week during the academic year.
If the student has completed Level 5 and Level 6, then upon graduation from level 6, students will be eligible for a 12 month Post Study Work Visa.
To be admitted to the programme, you need to meet the following requirement:
- Have completed at least a Diploma in Business (Level 5); or
- Have at least two years of relevant work experience at a managerial position;
International students whose English is not their first language must provide evidence of competency in English language equivalent to:
- An overall score of IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5; or
- An overall score of Pearson Test (Academic) 50; or
- Have successfully completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 4).