Graduate Diploma in International Business (with strands in International Business Innovation, International Tourism Management and International Hospitality Management)

Course details

Graduate Diploma in International Business (with strands in International Business Innovation, International Tourism Management and International Hospitality Management)
NZQF Level 7

About the course

The aims of the Graduate Diploma in Business (with three strands in International Business Innovation, International Tourism Management, International Hospitality Management) are:

1. To take an interdisciplinary approach to study in the fields of international business studies with three optional strands, while retaining the core business disciplines of economics, with an emphasis on digital marketing, communication technologies, strategy and ethics.

2a. (In the case of International Business Innovation) To move beyond traditional entrepreneurship or new venture approaches to innovation and examine innovative techniques and concepts within the international corporate environment. The innovation component of the course in particular requires an ability to think beyond the status quo, to strategically develop, critically evaluate and implement new ideas.

2b. (In the case of International Tourism Management) To enable students to gain a deeper understanding of the tourism industry and its multiple sectors, and develop a depth of knowledge on the management issues that occur within the industry. The Industry Practicum and Research Project will provide students with a hands-on immersion in the tourism industry and allow them to apply their learning, test the relevance of academic theories and reflect critically on the relationship between their academic study and industry practice.

2c. (In the case of International Hospitality Management) To enable students to gain a deeper understanding of the hospitality industry and its multiple sectors, and develop a depth of knowledge on the management issues that occur within the industry. The Industry Practicum and Research Project will provide students with a hands-on immersion in the hospitality industry and allow them to apply their learning, test the relevance of academic theories and reflect critically on the relationship between their academic study and industry practice.

About the provider

ICL Education Group consists of ICL Business School, Auckland English Academy, Bridge International College and New Horizon College, located in Auckland and Napier.

ICL was incorporated in 2002 and offers a range of tertiary Business, Computing, TESOL, ESOL and Early Childhood Education programmes. The schools have mostly international students, from around 20 different countries.

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