Note: This programme no longer available to new students, and enrollments for this programme have stopped.

Instead you might want to consider one of these similar programmes offered by Aspire2 International:
> Diploma in Technology Management
> Graduate Diploma in Applied Management

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Diploma in Business
Level 7

Build your business career in a country that is globally recognised for its supportive and stable business environment. In 2018, New Zealand ranked second in Forbes’ Best Countries for Business, making it the ideal place to pursue your business career. Whether you’re focused on management or want to start your own venture, this one-year applied business programme will connect you to the market and fast track your success.


Enhance your career and make a positive contribution to New Zealand’s business landscape with this in-depth Level 7 diploma. Hone your business acumen and apply your knowledge base within your chosen sector, as you prepare yourself for professional business success. Gain invaluable experience completing a real-life business project and build your knowledge of the business concepts, processes and procedures that exist within contemporary New Zealand businesses.

Core papers

  • Strategic Management
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Communication
  • Marketing Management
  • Organisational change
  • Business Project

Graduates will gain the skills required to integrate into New Zealand organisations and contribute confidently within a range of organisational frameworks and functions. 


They will be able to demonstrate in an in-depth understanding of concepts underpinning strategic management, accounting and finance, business communication, marketing management, organisational change, and will have the knowledge and skills required to complete a business project. The programme thus enables graduates to enrich their business skills or pursue higher studies and professional development opportunities. 


Specifically graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate a sound understanding of relevant academic theories and models in the core organisational functional areas of strategic management, accounting and finance, business communication, marketing management, and organisational change,
  • examine industry and organisational issues across not-for-profit, commercial, and global organisations, and Small and Medium Enterprises (SME),
  • think critically and systematically about business problems and issues and propose solutions,
  • manage and complete a business project report utilising concepts previously covered within the programme, 
  • analyse and make recommendations in respect of business problems through the submission of that business project report. 

Applicants must have successfully completed a Diploma programme of at least Level 6.

Applicants must have completed at least a Level 6 Diploma in a relevant or related subject area, or have at least two years of relevant work experience.

International students

If you are coming from overseas, to be eligible for this course you must be 18 years of age or older

English language requirement

    provide evidence of an IELTS overall band score of at least 6.0 (Academic), with no individual band less than 5.5
  • Pearson Academic Test
    have a Pearson Academic Test score of 50 and above with no individual band score less than 42
  • LanguageCert
    have a C PASS and all individual standards met
  • Tuition : $17250
  • Resource : $1750
  • Registration : $250
  • Insurance (14 months) : $550
  • Bank fee : $50

Total : $19850

If you are ready to take the next step, click here to go to the online application form.
A friendly Aspire2 International representative will contact you with two working days,
to answer any questions you might have.

Talk soon!

Level 7
120 Credits
1 academic year
Auckland, Christchurch, Tauranga

Intake Dates

  • 27 Nov 2019
  • 4 Dec 2019
  • 8 Jan 2020
  • 19 Feb 2020
  • 18 Mar 2020
  • 20 May 2020
  • 17 Jun 2020
  • 19 Aug 2020
  • 9 Sep 2020
  • 25 Nov 2020
  • 2 Dec 2020