Course details

Diploma in Business
Domestic tuition $3,329 per year
International tuition $9,630 per year
Course length 1 year
Completion rate 73%
NZQF Level 5
Employment rate 59%
In further study 28%
Median earnings $39,003
Job prospects
Average job prospects:
Employed - 59%
Further study - 28%
Median earnings: $39,003 (3 years after graduating)
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About the course

Graduates from this programme will have gained the skills and knowledge required for general assistant positions in large and small/medium enterprises. Completion of additional specified courses can also lead to the award of Diploma in Human Resource Management, Diploma in Marketing, NZIM Diploma in Management, Diploma in Accounting, and New Zealand Diploma in Business. Completion of this diploma will give entry and credit recognition (max 90 credits) to the Bachelor of Business Innovation and Enterprise (BBIE).

Entry requirements

50 NCEA L2 credits, including 12 credits in each of 3 subjects and 8 literacy credits (4 reading and 4 writing from approved schedule) in English or te reo Maori OR equivalent relevant business experience. IELTS: 6.0 (academic)

About the provider

Ara Institute of Canterbury is a vibrant, progressive, government-funded tertiary institute providing world-class, tertiary-level education throughout the Canterbury and Waitaki region. Ara was created in 2016 when education providers CPIT and Aoraki Polytechnic merged, bringing together two well-established organisations and over 200 years of collective experience and success. Our talented staff, innovative business collaborators and supportive community partners are passionate about the role they play in our students' success. Together, we're committed to equipping every student with the industry-relevant knowledge, skills and experience they need to get the job they want and to excel in it.

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