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Diploma in Applied Business (Specialization in Marketing or Production Systems and Design) Level 7

Programme Overview: 

The key competencies resulting from this qualification will include: the ability to research and report on trends and changes within either Marketing or Production System Design, the ability to contribute professionally to a range of associated business fields provided in the Diploma and the ability of students to operate in a professional and ethical manner across a range of business environments.

Learners are required to complete 7 papers- with 6 papers of 15 credits each and a business project paper worth 30 credits.

Core Papers:

1. Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

2. Accounting

3. Project Management

4. Research Methods

5. Business Operations

6. Elective (specialised paper) 

    Marketing Principle


    Production Systems and Design

7. Business Project in: (30 credits)



    Production Systems and Design

The graduates of the programme:

  •  Can demonstrate conceptual knowledge and theoretical underpinnings of human resource management, organisational behaviour, accounting, operations and business environment, project management, research methods, marketing and production system and design.

  • Can apply critical and systemic approaches to business problems and recommend solutions; appraise various business systems across business functions in small to medium enterprises; research, plan, coordinate, execute and complete a project report in the specialised area of Marketing or Production Systems and Design, utilising theoretical and practical concepts covered within the programme.
  • Can have the skills required to operate effectively in the New Zealand business culture and contribute positively to the economy across a wide range of business sectors.

Career Opportunities

  • Business systems associate / analyst / consultant

  • Marketing and communications advisor/consultant

  • Organisation processes advisor/analyst

  • Lean specialist/analyst across a variety of industry segments

  • HR associate

  • Manager / Project Project Coordinator

Course duration: 40 weeks (Full time)
Credits: 120
Classes: Mon to Fri
(9am to 1pm)



Programme Aim

This programme has been developed for international students who wish to enhance career prospects in either Marketing or Production Systems and Design is targeted at people who have either a relevant qualification and/or degree or who have equivalent industry experience and are looking to gain a formal qualification.

Fees & Costs

40 weeks

  • $17,900 Tuition Fee
  • $500 Enrolment Fee
  • $500 Admission Fee
  • $670 for Health and Travel Insurance for 14 months

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum age of 19 years

  • Completion of Level 5 OR equivalent 

  • The applicant needs to have an overall IELTS proficiency level in Academic English of 6.0 with no individual band score lower than 5.5 OR an acceptable score from an NZQA approved International English Language Testing System.  

For more information on the NZQA approved international testing systems and related scores please visit

Intakes: January, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November.


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      New Zealand