Diploma in Small Business & Project Management

NZ Diploma in Business

  • Level 5
  • 36 weeks
  • No fees

Programme overview:

If you’re ready to take your business to the next level, this diploma programme is for you.

Learn new skills and progress your business at the same time. You’ll use project management techniques to carry out three different projects to grow your business – a marketing project, an operations project and a project of your choice – all supported by one-on-one business mentoring to help speed up your learning.

At the end of the programme, you may already notice positive changes in your business – but more importantly, you’ll be well prepared to grow your business.

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive the following qualification:

  • The New Zealand Diploma in Business (Project Management) (Level 5)

You'll learn about:

  • project planning and delivery
  • budgeting and financial management
  • business risk analysis
  • sales and marketing
  • business operation
  • innovation and change
  • project presentation and review.

You'll know how to:

  • identify business goals
  • create detailed project plans
  • prioritise tasks
  • research and analyse information
  • achieve your project goals
  • identify business opportunities
  • review, evaluate and report on performance.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

You might want to apply for He Waka Hiringa, our Master of Applied Indigenous Knowledge Level 9 programme. Further higher-level business studies at other institutions may be another option.

I want to use my qualification

You'll graduate with a NZQA-approved qualification showing your academic and practical knowledge to run a business. Plus you'll have three completed projects to show your ability to manage projects successfully.


How you'll study:

This is a full-time programme that consists of 120 credits delivered over 36 weeks. Throughout the programme you will be required to attend:

  • 1 x 3-hour class per week for weeks 1-23 and 26-34
  • 1 x 6-hour workshop per week in weeks 24-25 and 35-36
  • 18 hours of mentoring across the programme (negotiated between you and your kaiako)
  • Case studies (approximately 1-2 hours per week)

It is important to note that additional learning (approximately 28 hours per week) will also need to be completed outside of class time.

Workload: For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. This may be higher at certain times throughout the programme.

In some locations this programme may be provided by way of an approved sub-contract arrangement.

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