NZ Diploma in Business prescriptions

The purpose of a New Zealand Diploma in Business (NZDipBus) prescription is to specify learning outcomes and other assessment requirements for a subject. It does not prescribe teaching methods or other aspects of course delivery. Prescriptions can be either national or local.

The purpose of a New Zealand Diploma in Business (NZDipBus) prescription is to specify learning outcomes and other assessment requirements for a subject. It does not prescribe teaching methods or other aspects of course delivery. Prescriptions can be either national or local.

For more information about prescription development see NZ Diploma in Business prescription development.

All 100 - 200 prescriptions expired on 31 December 2008.

Expiring versions of 400 - 600 prescriptions are available on the expiring prescriptions page.

List of core and elective prescriptions

NZDipBus 400-600 national prescriptions are listed below, with core prescriptions indicated in bold. For an explanation of the prescription format see Prescription format.

The latest national external moderation summary report is available for each specific prescription. 

If you wish to provide feedback complete the prescription feedback form (DOC, 857KB).

Code

Version

Title

Outcomes/aims

400 (Level 4)

400

1

This prescription expired (last date of assessment) on 31 October 2014.  It has been replaced by the 500 Accounting Principles prescription below.

National external moderation summary report - Accounting Principles

430

3

Statistics and Financial Mathematics for Business (PDF, 80KB)

(Version 2 expires 31 December 2016)

Students will be able to summarise, analyse, interpret and present data, make predictions and apply financial mathematics to aid business decision making.

National external moderation summary report - Quantitative Business Methods

432

2

Office Management (PDF, 20KB)

(Version 1 expires 31 December 2015)

Students will demonstrate knowledge of effectively managing an office and its employees.

435

2

Fundamentals of Small Business (PDF, 20KB)

(Version 1 expired 30 June 2015)

Students will demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics, and operation of small business in the New Zealand context.

National external moderation summary report - Fundamentals of Small Business

469

2

Academic Skills for Business Studies (PDF, 22KB)

(Version 1 expires 31 December 2015)

Students will demonstrate vocabulary acquisition and use, and apply reading, note taking, critical thinking, writing and oral presentation skills in a business context.

500 (Level 5)

500

2

Accounting Principles (PDF, 47KB)

(This prescription replaces the 400 Accounting Principles prescription.

Students will understand financial statements and reports and be able to analyse and interpret financial performance for sole traders and small companies.

National external moderation summary report - Accounting Principles

501

3

Accounting Practices (PDF, 50KB)

(Version 2 expires 31 December 2017)

Students will record and process financial transactions and prepare financial statements and cash budgets for entities.

National external moderation summary report - Accounting Practices

510

2

Introduction to Commercial Law (PDF, 24KB)

(Version 1 expired 30 June 2015)

Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills in law relevant to business.

National external moderation summary report - Introduction to Commercial Law

520

3

The Economic Environment (PDF, 56KB)

(Version 2 expires 31 December 2016)

Students will apply elements of economic theory with emphasis on the contemporary New Zealand environment.

National external moderation summary report - The Economic Environment

530

3

Organisations and Management (PDF, 50KB)

(Version 2 expires 31 December 2016)

Students will develop knowledge and skills for management in organisations.

National external moderation summary report - Organisation and Management

541

2

Fundamentals of Marketing (PDF, 65KB)

(Version 1 expired 31 December 2013)

Students will have a working knowledge of fundamental marketing concepts relevant to contemporary organisations.

National external moderation summary report - Fundamentals of Marketing

550

2

Business Computing (PDF, 36KB)

(Version 1 expired 31 December 2014)

Students will discuss, evaluate and apply information technology to meet business requirements.

National external moderation summary report - Business Computing

560

3

Business Communication (PDF, 48KB)

(Version 2 expires 31 July 2016)

Students will apply communication knowledge and skills in the evolving context of New Zealand business.

National external moderation summary report - Business Communication

570

2

Introduction to Banking and Financial Services (PDF, 20KB)

(Version 1 expires 31 December 2015)

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the structure, customer relationship, products and services of the banking and financial services industry in New Zealand.

580

2

Principles of Tourism (PDF, 25KB)

(Version 1 expires 31 December 2015)

Students will understand concepts of global tourism and apply this knowledge to the tourism industry in New Zealand.

National external moderation summary report - Principles of Tourism

600 (Level 6)

601

3

Financial Accounting (PDF, 50KB)

(Version 2 expires 31 December 2017)

Students will apply Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (GAAP) to prepare and present general purpose financial reports for a company and evaluate a listed company for the purpose of shareholder investment.

National external moderation summary report - Financial Accounting

602

3

Management Accounting (PDF, 47KB)

(Version 2 expires 31 December 2017)

Students will collect, interpret, present and use relevant management accounting information for an organisation to effectively plan, control and make appropriate decisions regarding business operations.

National external moderation summary report - Management Accounting

603

3

Business Finance (PDF, 54KB)

(Version 2 expires 31 December 2017)

Students will apply financial management knowledge and skills to small and medium size entities for decision-making purposes.

National external moderation summary report - Business Finance

605

2

Internal Auditing (PDF, 70KB)

(Version 2 expires 31 December 2018)

Students will understand the role of internal auditing in the corporate governance framework.

606

2

Taxation (PDF, 36KB)

(Version 1 expired 31 October 2014)

Students will apply knowledge of taxation rules to New Zealand taxable entities in a range of situations.

National external moderation summary report - Taxation

610

2

The Law of Business Entities (PDF, 21KB)

(Version 1 expired 30 June 2015)

Students will demonstrate skills and knowledge of the legal requirements for establishment, operation and the cessation of business entities.

611

2

Special Topics in Commercial Law (PDF, 23KB)

(Version 1 expired 30 June 2015)

Students will demonstrate skills and knowledge in specialty areas of commercial law.

630

2

Leadership (PDF, 65KB)

(Version 1 expired 31 December 2013)

Students will understand concepts and apply principles of leadership in a dynamic environment. Students will create a personal plan to develop their leadership abilities.

National external moderation summary report - Leadership

631

2

Strategic Planning for a Small Business (PDF, 21KB)

(Version 1 expired 30 June 2015)

Students will develop a strategic plan for a small business in New Zealand.

632

2

Operations Management (PDF, 24KB)

(Version 1 expires 31 December 2015)

Students will understand functions of operations management and apply techniques to ensure efficient and effective provision of goods and services.

National external moderation summary report - Operations Management

633

3

Human Resource Management (PDF, 68KB)

(Version 2 expires 31 December 2016)

Students will understand the roles, functions and application of Human Resource Management processes within contemporary New Zealand organisations.

National external moderation summary report - Human Resource Management

635

4

Employment Relations (PDF, 53KB)

(Version 2 expired 30 June 2015 and Version 3 expires 31 December 2016)

Students will apply current New Zealand employment relations legislation, processes and practices, and understand the implications for employment relationships.

National external moderation summary report - Employment Relations

636

3

Applied Management (PDF, 45KB)

(Version 2 expires 31 December 2016)

Students will identify a managerial problem, and research and apply management concepts and tools to find and recommend possible solutions to the problem.

National external moderation summary report - Applied Management

642

2

Marketing Research (PDF, 31KB)

(Version 1 expired 31 December 2013)

Students will design and conduct marketing research to develop and assess marketing strategies.

National external moderation summary report - Marketing Research

644

2

Buyer Behaviour and Communication Strategies (PDF, 19KB)

(Version 1 expired 31 December 2013)

Students will examine buyer behaviour and develop appropriate marketing communication strategies to reach target markets.

National external moderation summary report - Buyer Behaviour and Communication Strategies

648

3

Marketing Planning and Control (PDF, 42KB)

(Version 2 expires 31 December 2016)

Students will produce an operational marketing plan for a market, business or product.

National external moderation summary report - Marketing Planning and Control

650

2

Applied Computing (PDF, 33KB)

(Version 1 expired 31 December 2014)

Students will use advanced software features to develop computer based solutions for business problems, and improve productivity and efficiency.

National external moderation summary report - Applied Computing

652

2

Systems Development Project (DOC, 80KB)

(Version 1 expired 31 December 2014)

Students will analyse and develop a simple work group application to improve productivity in a multi-user environment, using a systems development methodology.

655

2

Information Systems Management (PDF, 34KB)

(Version 1 expired 31 December 2014)

Students will demonstrate understanding of information systems and their effective management to enhance business processes and contribute to achievement of organisational goals.

670

2

Strategic management for Banking (PDF, 20KB)

(Version 1 expires 31 December 2015)

Students will apply principles of strategic management within the banking industry.

675

2

Lending and Securities (PDF, 21KB)

(Version 1 expires 31 December 2015)

Students will apply the principles and practices of good lending and loan management to personal and business customers.

676

2

International Trade and Finance (PDF, 28KB)

(Version 1 expires 31 December 2015)

Students will apply knowledge of appropriate products and strategies in the conduct, financing and settlement of international trade.

685

2

Tourism Venture Development (PDF, 24KB)

(Version 1 expires 31 December 2015)

Students will apply business concepts to develop a business plan for a proposed small to medium sized tourism venture.

 
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