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

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

  • We are evolving

    From 1 October 2022, NMIT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more

  • Locations and dates


    20 February 2023
    17 July 2023


    20 February 2023
    17 July 2023

    Offshore Online:

    20 February 2023
  • Study options

    Full time and part-time

  • Length

    40 weeks full-time including 6 weeks of study break; part-time study is available in this programme.

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    2022: $4,904 plus $240 Student Services Levy

    Compulsory Student Services Levy applies ($2 per credit).

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection.

    View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code


Online programme.

If you are already carving out your career path in the corporate sector and you need additional skills, then undertaking the New Zealand Diploma in Business could be the answer


Find out how you can
study this programme online
through eCampus NZ.

The New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 5 Leadership and Management strand allows you to launch your career in management with the operational skills to lead the charge in business’s daily functions.

You will learn the fundamentals of business operations covering leadership, human resource management, law, Treaty of Waitangi and more. In addition the applied teaching method will provide a safe environment to develop essential employable skills including effective communication, collaboration and team work across mediums, problem solving and decision making. This programme has been developed in collaboration with industry to ensure graduates have employable skills for the New Zealand business environment.

Study face-to-face or completely online through the eCampus NZ online learning platform (find out more(external link)).

Leadership and Management strand

You can be a great manager!

There is more to management than being a good leader. It means having an understanding of the complexities of management processes, planning, and the New Zealand business environment.

Advance yourself – gain the tools to motivate, engage, make a change, achieve objectives, manage workflows and ensure you are meeting all your necessary legal and organisational requirements as a manager.

Develop your skills in leadership with our management courses:

  • BLM501 Operations Management and Compliance
  • BLM502 Business Planning
  • BLM503 Leadership
  • BLM504 Managing Project

Alongside these management focused courses, gain a deeper understanding of New Zealand business through general business courses:

  • NZB501 Organisations in New Zealand Context
  • NZB502 Business Environments
  • NZB503 Business Functions
  • NZB504 Understanding Change

Aims of Programme

This programme aims to prepare students with a general and specialised business knowledge and skills that can be applied in a range of operational roles.

Graduates will be prepared to contribute to the achievement of business operational objectives, through the application of knowledge and skills, in an ethical manner and in a bi and multi-cultural environment. In addition, graduates will have specialised knowledge and skills for application in operational roles in New Zealand business entities.

Key Features

  • One year full time or longer part time
  • Open entry for any person over 20 years
  • Recognised as the first year of the Bachelor of Commerce (Management or Marketing major)
  • Use recognition of prior undergraduate study, or extensive work experience, to skip courses you already hold the necessary skills and knowledge in. (See 'Recognition of Academic Credit’ below)
  • Study face-to-face on our Nelson or Marlborough campus, or study completely online through the TANZ eCampus online learning platform (find out more)

Be awarded an additional strand by completing the four specialist courses in accounting, administration and technology*, Marketing and Sales*, Human Resource Management*, Project Management*(* Delivered via TANZ only)


Study full time over one year (two semesters plus study breaks), or part-time. Courses are run on our Nelson and Marlborough campus. Alternatively study full time over one year online via TANZ eCampus (four terms plus study breaks).

See Classes and Study hours for more information.

Marlborough campus via video link

The majority of classes will be video linked from our Nelson campus for students studying on our Marlborough campus. Video link students meet and study together on the Marlborough campus then interact with their fellow students, and the lecturer, in Nelson via the video linking software.

Marlborough students have full access to Library Learner Services and one on one tutor sessions as required.







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