New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strands in Accounting and Leadership and Management) (Level 5) in Manukau Institute of Technology

Last Updated on April 27, 2021 by West Highlander

Manukau Institute of Technology

Campus: MIT Manukau

Duration: 1 year

Intake: February and July

*Fee: NZD$21,000 (approx.)

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Course features:

Achieve a good range of functional business skills that will help you to excel in business market of New Zealand.

The course was introduced after discussion with New Zealand businesses to involve the most recent and best business practices and skills. You’ll be able to establish a firm base of business skills that every professional needs. You’ll also be aid from the extra stress on people practices such as global understanding, critical thinking, personal management, interpersonal and leadership skills.

Select a strand:

 Along with business skills you’ll also be able to select one of two particular strands – Accounting or Leadership and Management:


  1. It involves recording and handling of financial transactions.
  2. Analyzing and preparing of financial data such as budgets, financial statements and risk management to see business work.
  3. Employing tax laws for individuals and businesses.

Leadership and Management:

  1. Leadership and Management involve planning, work performance and management happenings.
  2. Handling projects within scope, resources, and time.
  3. Conferring and optimist influence on others to have the entity’s results.
  4. Creating the best workplace environment and team involvement.

Career Outcomes:

Accounting strand – Finance administrator, inventory controller, accounts receivable/payable officer. Graduates may also apply to community groups in volunteer accounting programs.

 Leadership and Management strand – Manager/leader performs at an operational level within New Zealand business bodies.

Course structure:

You need to finish 8 courses out of which four compulsory and four strand programs from your selection of strand below:

Core Necessary Courses:


NZ Business Contexts

People & Change

Business Operations

Necessary Strand Programs:

  • Accounting Strand:
  • Accounting Processes

    Financial Statements

    Budgeting and Taxation

    Decision Making and Analysis

  • Leadership & Management Strand:
  • Leading in the Workplace

    Business Planning

    Applied Business Planning

    Leading Project

    Further Study Options:

    Bachelor of Applied Management (Level 7)

    Eligibility criteria:

    Academic eligibility:

    Students are required to complete 10+2 commerce, 10+2 Arts with Maths and economics.

    English language proficiency score:

    1. IELTS score of 5.5 with no less than 5

    Speaking, Reading, Writing and listening score required is 5

    1. TOEFL Score of 46 is required with a writing score of 14

    PTE required score is 42

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