The overall aim of the programme is to meet the strategic purpose of this qualification and produce graduates with general and specialised business knowledge and skills that can be applied in a range of operational roles, in an ethical manner, in a bi and multi-cultural environment
Business knowledge and skills include both technical and generic knowledge and skills.
The target learner groups for this programme are:
Learners who wish to acquire general and specialist business knowledge and skills in the Core and Leadership and Management strand of the qualification to enable them to contribute to the achievement of an entities operational objectives
Graduates of Level 4 business qualifications who wish to build on those qualifications in the Core and Leadership and Management strand of the Level 5 qualification
Graduates of other disciplines who wish to acquire general and specialised business knowledge and skills in the Core and Leadership and Management strand of the Level 5 business qualification
Full-time (20 hours per week)
Course Entry Level:
Applicants over 20 years of age will be assessed as to their likely ability to succeed in the programme given any existing qualifications, work experience and motivation to enter the programme.
Applicants under 20 years of age will have completed NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University entrance requirements.
International students: high school certificate and if English is not your first language you will also have to meet NZQA criteria for existing English proficiency such as our New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 4) or an overall Academic IELTS of 5.5 with no band below 5.0 or equivalent
2018: 15 January, 02 April, 18 June and 03 September
2019: 14 January, 01 April, 17 June and 02 September
The programme is constructed around the fundamental building blocks of business (leadership and management): principles of management, marketing, human resources, accounting/finance, economics, law, information management, operations, and leadership.
Normative assessment is used to determine whether learners have met programme requirements, but note that all graduate profile outcomes must be met by learners to achieve a pass in each course and the overall programme.
Our NZDB Level 5 is comprised of eight courses each worth 15 credits each, a total of 120 credits:
Provides technical knowledge and skills in management, including business environments, planning and control, operations, risk management, and generic skills relating to stakeholder relationships, workplace culture, ethical, social and cultural dimensions of management, presentations, and team dynamics to meet the strategic purpose statement and relevant GPO’s.
Provides technical knowledge and skills in information management, including IT applications and generic skills relating to ethical considerations around IT and communication, presentation skills, and team dynamics to meet the strategic purpose statement and relevant GPO’s. It is noted that the GPO’s are light on information skills and this appears to be an oversight in the qualification design given that IT in particular is strongly endorsed in the Needs Analysis from employers and community stakeholders.
Provides technical knowledge and skills in accounting, including the accounting framework, recording of transactions, preparing financial statements, analysing and interpreting financial information, and the application of basic management accounting tools to meet the strategic purpose statement and relevant GPO’s.
Provides technical knowledge and skills to analyse the macro and micro economic environment, market structures, the importance of international trade and the concepts of social responsibility and sustainability and their impact on organisations, to meet the strategic purpose statement and relevant GPO’s.
Provides technical knowledge and skills to analyse the New Zealand legal system, the difference between legal and non-legal rules in terms of compliance, the Treaty of Waitangi, and their impact on New Zealand organisations, and apply relevant legal rules relating to the law of contract, ownership of property, consumer law and health and safety to organisations, to meet the strategic purpose statement and relevant GPO’s.
Provides technical knowledge and skills to apply principles and practices of marketing, in relation to the marketing mix, segmentation, targeting, positioning and environmental analysis, to produce a marketing plan for a product or service, and generic skills relating to ethical behaviour and social responsibility in marketing, team dynamics, and presentations, to meet the strategic purpose statement and relevant GPO’s.
Builds on the technical knowledge and skills taught in 502 and basic generic skills taught in 501 and focuses on the key dimensions of the Leadership and Management strand, namely leadership and motivation, project management, innovation and change, integrated with key generic skills, such as communication, team dynamics, negotiation, presentations, and managing own and others learning, to meet the strategic purpose statement and relevant GPO’s.
Demonstrate general skills in business management and specialised skills in leadership and management for operational
Apply principles of business management and demonstrate skills for efficient and effective management in organisations.
Demonstrate underpinning skills in communication, teamwork, basic research, negotiation, problem solving and decision making in the organisational contexts.
Understand principles of information management in organisation, and apply relevant technologies for an effective and efficient performance of an entity
Understand the preparation and use of accounting and related data in the planning, controlling, decision making and internal and external reporting functions of business.
Demonstrate knowledge of the New Zealand legal environment.
Understand fundamental marketing theories and principles and apply these to business entities.
Evaluate the concepts of leadership theories including negotiation skills to achieve organisational outcomes.
Evaluate leadership traits by developing a positive workplace culture and team engagement to drive the organisational growth and change.
At completion of this course students will be awarded a New Zealand Diploma in Business (Strand in Leadership and Management) (Level 5) and will lead to:
Aspiring Language Institute has signed pathway agreements with prestigious institutes including universities in New Zealand to help our students advance on their educational career. At the moment students who successfully complete our New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) can continue studying the following institutions:
The Massey Business School has agreed to staircase students who completed the full time one-year, New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) Level 5 from Aspiring Language Institute into the Bachelor of Business (BBus) and the Bachelor of Retail and Business Management (BRBM)