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.

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  It has been replaced by the 500 Accounting Principles prescription below.

430

3

Statistics and Financial Mathematics for Business (PDF, 120KB)

(Version 2 expired 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.

432

2

Office Management (PDF, 65KB)

(Version 1 expired 31 December 2015)

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

435

2

Fundamentals of Small Business (PDF, 67KB)

(Version 1 expired 30 June 2015)

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

469

2

Academic Skills for Business Studies (PDF, 68KB)

(Version 1 expired 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, 66KB)

(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.

501

3

Accounting Practices (PDF, 70KB)

(Version 2 expired 31 December 2017)

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

510

2

Introduction to Commercial Law (PDF, 77KB)

(Version 1 expired 30 June 2015)

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

520

3

The Economic Environment (PDF, 82KB)

(Version 2 expired 31 December 2016)

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

530

3

Organisations and Management (PDF, 70KB)

(Version 2 expired 31 December 2016)

Students will develop knowledge and skills for management in organisations.

541

2

Fundamentals of Marketing (PDF, 69KB)

(Version 1 expired 31 December 2013)

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

550

3

Business Computing (PDF, 67KB)

(Version 2 expired 30 June 2018)

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

560

3

Business Communication (PDF, 67KB)

(Version 2 expired 31 July 2016)

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

570

2

Introduction to Banking and Financial Services (PDF, 64KB)

(Version 1 expired 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, 77KB)

(Version 1 expired 31 December 2015)

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

600 (Level 6)

601

3

Financial Accounting (PDF, 64KB)

(Version 2 expired 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.

602

3

Management Accounting (PDF, 66KB)

(Version 2 expired 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.

603

3

Business Finance (PDF, 79KB)

(Version 2 expired 31 December 2017)

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

606

2

Taxation (PDF, 68KB)

(Version 1 expired 31 October 2014)

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

610

2

The Law of Business Entities (PDF, 68KB)

(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, 76KB)

(Version 1 expired 30 June 2015)

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

630

2

Leadership (PDF, 81KB)

(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.

631

2

Strategic Planning for a Small Business (PDF, 67KB)

(Version 1 expired 30 June 2015)

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

632

3

Operations Management (PDF, 79KB)

(Version 2 expired 30 June 2018)

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

633

3

Human Resource Management (PDF, 92KB)

(Version 2 expired 31 December 2016)

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

635

4

Employment Relations (PDF, 73KB)

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

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

636

3

Applied Management (PDF, 60KB)

(Version 2 expired 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.

642

2

Marketing Research (PDF, 57KB)

(Version 1 expired 31 December 2013)

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

644

2

Buyer Behaviour and Communication Strategies (PDF, 59KB)

(Version 1 expired 31 December 2013)

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

648

3

Marketing Planning and Control (PDF, 56KB)

(Version 2 expired 31 December 2016)

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

650

3

Applied Computing (PDF, 60KB)

(Version 2 expired 30 June 2018)

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

655

2

Information Systems Management (PDF, 67KB)

(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, 65KB)

(Version 1 expired 31 December 2015)

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

675

2

Lending and Securities (PDF, 67KB)

(Version 1 expired 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, 86KB)

(Version 1 expired 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, 81KB)

(Version 1 expired 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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