Diploma in Business Level 7


  • Queenstown

Course Brief

Diploma in Business (Level 7) qualification will provide a fundamental understanding of the New Zealand business environment and practices that can be completed within one academic year. It will create opportunity to those in need of higher level business qualification. It will assist in fulfilling the regional requirements for skilled staff with knowledge in the area of business and management.

The learning components of the programme consist of the following six papers, each of 20 credits:

  • BUS 541: Accounting and Finance (level 5)
  • BUS 641: Business Communication (level 6)
  • BUS 742: Strategic Management (level 7)
  • BUS 743: Marketing Management (level 7)
  • BUS 744: Organisational Change (level 7)
  • BUS 745: Business Project (level 7)

Graduates will have 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 an in-depth understanding of concepts, academic theories and models underpinning 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 and report utilising concepts previously covered within the programme; analyse and make recommendations in respect of business problems through submission of a project report.

Employment Opportunities

Many graduates go into managerial and administrative roles in both the public and private sectors, depending on their chosen specialisations. Others use the programme as a bridge into postgraduate study.


Graduates of this qualification may undertake further study towards degree programmes across a number of business disciplines or towards professional qualifications at a range of tertiary institutions both in New Zealand and abroad.

International students who are enrolling for Ntec Concordia’s Diploma in Business Level 7 have the opportunity to concurrently complete the University of Northampton’s BA (Hons) Business and Management (Final Year) in one year.

Admission Criteria

For admission to this programme, candidates must:

  • Have attained the age of 19 years; and
  • Have an English equivalent of IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5; or equivalent, and
  • Have completed at least a Diploma level 6 in a relevant or related subject area; or have at least two years of relevant work experience.

Intake Dates

  • 2016: 17 November, 1 December
  • 2017: 12 January, 23 February, 30 March, 26 May, 22 June, 17 August, 14 September, 16 October, 07 December

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