Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Diploma in Applied Business Level 7
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 7
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Management and Commerce » Business and Management » Business Management
Strategic Purpose Statement
The aim of the Diploma in Applied Business is to provide students with the knowledge, understanding, and skills to effectively implement and apply advanced analytical tools to business, marketing, hospitality, engineering, or healthcare issues in a dynamic global environment. The qualification also aims to develop significant 'real life' business context experience in relation to the major studied through the extensive work based internship learning experience. Students may select one of the following four major options to study: Advanced Management, International Marketing, Hospitality Management or Engineering Management.

The International Marketing major aims specifically to facilitate students' understandings and experience of the design and implementation of marketing strategies in emerging international markets and in a wide range of businesses and organisations. Students targeted for entry to this option will hold a minimum of a relevant diploma in marketing or a related field at NZQF Level 5 and will be seeking to develop more advanced and applied capabilities in the business subfield of International Marketing.

The Advanced Management major option aims to facilitate students' understandings and ability to effectively apply Business Process Management knowledge and skills in a wide range of organisational environments. Students targeted for entry to this option will hold a minimum of a relevant diploma in business or a related field at NZQF Level 5 and will be seeking to develop more advanced and applied business management capabilities and experience.

The Hospitality Management major option aims to facilitate students' understandings and ability to effectively apply Hospitality Management knowledge and skills in a Hospitality environment. Students targeted for entry to this option will hold a minimum of a relevant diploma in hospitality or a related field at NZQF Level 5 and will be seeking to develop more
advanced and applied hospitality management capabilities and experience.

The Engineering Management major option aims to facilitate students' understandings and ability to effectively apply Management and Project Management skills in an Engineering environment. Students targeted for entry to this option will hold a minimum of a diploma in an engineering discipline at NZQF Level 5 and will be seeking to develop more advanced
and applied management and engineering project management capabilities and experience.

The Healthcare Management major option aims to facilitate students' understandings and ability to effectively apply Healthcare Management skills in a New Zealand healthcare environment. Students targeted for entry to this option will hold a minimum of a diploma in a health-related discipline at NZQF Level 5 and will be seeking to develop more advanced and applied management and healthcare management capabilities and experience.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this programme will be able to work effectively in a professional entry manager level and achieve the following outcomes:

Advanced Management major graduates
* Operationalise and complete Business Plans
* Manage a SME or production line
* Lead a department or team in a large corporation

International Marketing major graduates
* Manage the marketing area in an Export/Import industry both in New Zealand and overseas
* Plan and implement Marketing Campaigns for International Businesses or SMEs in New Zealand

Hospitality Management major graduates
* Manage quality products and services in hospitality operations
* Lead change in a hospitality environment whilst ensuring growth and quality service

Engineering Management major graduates
* Lead and manage engineering projects
* Resolve management and engineering team issues
* Manage risks relevant to engineering projects

Healthcare Management major graduates
* Lead a department or team in a healthcare organisation
* Manage communications between patient and provider
* Resolve healthcare management issues
Education pathways
NZIE has articulation agreements with a number of leading New Zealand and Australian education providers including universities.
Employment pathways
Graduates will have developed the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to
pursue entry level management positions in their chosen major in small to
medium sized businesses, or as Team Leader in a large Corporation,
Hospitality or Engineering business.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Domestic and international students must have completed:

NZQF level 5, or
a 3-year Diploma, or
a Degree,

in a field related to the applicant's chosen major for the Advanced Management, International Marketing, and Hospitality Management majors; in an engineering discipline for the Engineering Management major; or in a healthcare-related discipline for the Healthcare Management major.

In lieu of a formal qualification, applicants may apply if they have at least three years suitable work experience. Under this criteria it is expected the work experience be directly related to the field the applicant wishes to major. The suitability of the applicant will be assessed and decided by the NZIE Academic Board.

Applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to have an IELTS academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5, or TOEFL (pBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE), or TOEFL (iBT) score of 60 (with writing score of 18), or Cambridge English Examinations FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill, or NZCEL Level 4, with the academic endorsement, or Pearson Test of English (Academic) with an Academic score of 50, or City & Guilds IESOL, B2 communicator or with a score of 66. Results must come from one test conducted in the last 2 years.
Education Organisation New Zealand Institute of Education 2007 Limited
Developed By New Zealand Institute of Education 2007 Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 1810
Status Current
Created March 2012
Next Review December 2014
Content
Compulsory Papers:
Strategic marketing planning, marketing audit, market segmentation, targeting and positioning, buyer behaviour, organisational buyers behaviour, marketing performance, measuring and controlling, effective resource management, research process and analysis, qualitative and quantitative research, technology to retrieve and process
information, effective leadership, communication, self awareness, personal values, learning style, change, personal style, sources and management of stress, time management, emotional intelligence including self knowledge, self control, motivation and empathy, interpersonal skills, oral and written presentations, HR functions, practices and processes, equal employment opportunities, managing diversity, OHS legislation, safe and healthy work places, OHS legal
compliance, recruitment, selection and retention, management concepts and functions, methods and tools, staffing
strategies, organisational change, decision making, strategic management, legal, ethical, cultural and industry considerations in design, implementation and communication of an applied research project, business frameworks.

Elective Major Papers:

Business Process Management - business processes and frameworks, business process management solutions, organizational redesign, business process measures and benchmarks, effective leadership, communication

International Marketing - environmental factors, international marketing, foreign markets, market entry, marketing planning, market trends, market segments, marketing orientation, market analysis

Hospitality Management - frontline management, hospitality senior management, hospitality products and services, hospitality sectors, hospitality operations, internal and external relationships, hospitality legal, political and economic frameworks, quality management

Engineering Project Management - engineering project management processes, project management scope, project plans, cost analysis, management issues, management strategies, risk assessment, risk management, quality management, quality models, engineering products and applications, analytical methods, tools and processes, business value, stakeholders, teams, communication, communication channels.

Healthcare Management - scope, functions, and implications of management in the New Zealand health industry, structure of the industry and healthcare organisations, healthcare administration processes, effects of control in the healthcare industry, economics of healthcare, trends and costs associated with healthcare resources, the legal and regulatory environment, healthcare policy, and communication modes within a New Zealand context.

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