NZDB Programme Aim
The overall aim of this programme is to inspire and transform learners by equipping them with knowledge, essential business skills, attitudes and values underpinning key leadership and management functions in typical business environments.
This programme also aims to provide New Zealand business entities with people who are or can be, employed in management roles at an operational level and who can contribute to the management and leadership of business entities to achieve agreed objectives in a multi-cultural environment.
The course consists of the following eight papers:
- 5200 Business Fundamentals
- 5201 Professional Practice and Communication in Business
- 5202 Contributing to Business Innovation and Change
- 5210 Managing Business Operations
- 5211 Business Planning
- 5212 Leading Business Activities and Change
- 5213 New Zealand Business Environment
- 5214 Managing Projects
Graduates will be able to:
- Apply knowledge of the principles and practices of operations, accounting, sales/marketing, human resources, and risk management to support the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the entity.
- Contribute in operational contexts to innovation and organizational change within a business entity.
- Develop and maintain operational business relationships with stakeholders for the efficient and effective performance of the entity.
- Research and communicate information for the efficient and effective performance of the entity.
- Apply problem-solving and decision-making in operational contexts for an efficient and effective performance of the entity.
- Manage own and others’ learning and performance within an operational context for the efficient and effective performance of the entity.
- Apply professional and ethical behavior, in a socially and culturally appropriate manner.
- Analyse the impact of internal and external environments on entities.
- Analyse how the origin and nature of the bi-cultural partnership (as embedded in the Treaty of Waitangi) can be applied to business activities and relationships.
- Identify operational issues and challenges and apply techniques for continuous improvement for an efficient and effective performance of the entity.
- Contribute to the business planning for an efficient and effective performance of the entity Lead others to implement activities within the entity’s plans, including change, for an efficient and effective performance of the entity.
- Manage projects within scope, resources and time.
- Negotiate and positively influence others to achieve the entity’s outcomes.
- Develop a positive workplace culture and team engagement, for an efficient and effective performance of the entity.
- Promote compliance with internal and external requirements.
Continue on to study the New Zealand Diploma in Business (NZDB, Level 6). It takes another 9 months.
You may be able to transfer up to 60 credits towards a Bachelor Degree programme offered at a university in New Zealand (at the discretion of the university).
Students graduating with the New Zealand Diploma in Business and Management (Level 5) from Elite Management School are eligible to transfer 120 credits to our partner in San Francisco, USA. Study for three further years to complete a US Bachelor Degree.
EMS has articulation agreements with two Universities based in New Zealand – Massey Business School and AUT. Students who complete either of EMS’ New Zealand Diploma in Business (level 5) and New Zealand Diploma in Business (level 6) programmes can apply to join Massey’s Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Retail and Business Management programmes, and/or AUT’s Bachelor of Business programme.
Please note that the articulation agreements between EMS and AUT / Massey University do not offer any guarantee of a place on the degree programmes.
Applicants must have:
a) Have completed University Entrance which requires NCEA Level 3 including:
- 14 credits at NCEA Level 3 in three different approved subjects.
- 10 credits at NCEA Level 2 or higher in English or Maaori (5 in reading, 5 in writing). 10 credits at NCEA Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Paangarau.
b) A total of 50 credits at NCEA Level 2 or higher including:
- At least 12 credits in three different subjects.
- Your 50 credits must also include 8 credits in English or Teo Reo Maaori (4 in reading, 4 in writing); and
c) 14 credits at NCEA Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Paangarau on the Directory of Assessment Standards.
d) A qualification equivalent to 50 credits at NCEA Level 2.
International students for whom English is not the first language must either:
a) Have met the English language proficiency outcomes defined below:
IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, or any equivalent approved by NZQA; or
- Have completed two years of study at a New Zealand secondary school and achieved either NCEA Level 3 or New Zealand University Entrance or both.
- EMS provides NZQA approved alternative internal English proficiency assessments to eligible applicants.
- EMS provides an NZQA-approved alternative internal English proficiency assessment to eligible applicants.
Immigration New Zealand Work Rights
International students are required to hold a valid Immigration New Zealand Student visa.
Students studying the New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 5 will be:
- eligible to work part-time up to 20 hours per week and full-time work during scheduled vacations while studying; and
- eligible for one year open Post-Study Work Visa on graduation (It leads to two-year Post-Study Work Visa with employer sponsorship); and
- gaining 40 points under the Skilled Migrants category
- gaining additional 30 bonus points for employment in regions outside Auckland.