NZQA accredited provider

Level 6


Programme Name: New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strand in Leadership and Management)
Acronyms: NZDB, NZDipBus
Specialised Area: Business, Leadership, and Management
Programme Level: NZQF Level 6 (NZQA qualification number 2460)
NZQA accreditation listing
Programme Credits: 120 credits
Number of papers: 8 papers (15 credits for each paper)
Programme Length: 8-9 months
Fee (International): $17,500
Fee (Domestic): $4,000
Complimentary University/Polytechnic credit transfer: Available to all students on the programme
Potential pathway to: Massey University Business School’s Bachelor of Business & Bachelor of Retail and Business Management
  AUT’s Bachelor of Business
  WelTec and Whitireia Bachelor of Business and Management (BBM)

Programme Aim

The New Zealand Diploma in Business is a widely-studied, nationally recognised qualification that enables students to gain a broad range of general business skills and knowledge. It provides students with the opportunity to focus on career-related specialisations in management, accountancy, banking, marketing and tourism.

The programme consists of eight papers:

  • 6200 Strategic Business Planning
  • 6201 Facilitating Business Innovation and Change
  • 6202 Managing Business Environmental Factors
  • 6210 Applied Leadership and Management
  • 6211 Leadership for Business Transformation
  • 6212 Managing Business Resources
  • 6213 Planning and Managing Business Finances
  • 6214 Leading and Managing Projects
The Machines
A teaching session on augmented reality applications in business at EMS – on the level 6 programme. Harsimran looks on as the class play around with ‘The Machines’ game on one of the classroom tables. May 2018

Graduate Profile

Graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Business will be employable in a range of diverse business and organisational roles. As a graduate you will be able to:

  • utilise a wide range of business skills;
  • apply interpersonal and communication skills;
  • apply critical problem solving skills with initiative and judgement;
  • recognise ethical and cultural issues inherent in decision making;
  • work independently and within teams of diverse people.

Entry Requirements

Students must be:

  • at least 18 years old; and
  • an overseas high school graduate, or
  • studying at a New Zealand High School, gaining the following NCEA credits:
    • 14 credits NCEA Level 1 numeracy
    • 50 credits NCEA Level 2, with at least 12 credits in each of three approved subjects
    • minimum 8 approved literacy credits – 4 credits reading, 4 credits writing, or have
  • equivalent study/work experience.Applicants may be interviewed to assess their suitability for enrolling in this programme.

Applicants must possess:

Intake Schedule for the 2019 academic year

We offer three intakes per year. Most students complete the NZDB Level 6 programme in 9 months, with some students taking this programme after completing the NZDB Level 5 programme. In most cases, students can expect to complete both qualifications in 18 months.

We are offering the following intakes in 2019:

  • 11 March 2019
  • 1 July 2019
  • 21 October 2019

Immigration New Zealand Work Rights

International students are required to hold a valid Immigration New Zealand Student visa.


For further information and enrolment details, please contact us: