What will I learn?

If you’re keen to learn advanced business skills and knowledge at graduate level, this programme covers a range of subjects and offers specialisations including management, accounting and information systems.

You’ll study organisation and management, business communication, leadership and project management. In addition, you’ll carry out an industry project, enabling you to get hands-on and apply your knowledge.

You’ll be able to plan and manage projects, display independent problem-solving skills and manage teams of diverse people. You’ll also understand business transformation processes and procedures within an organisation.

This graduate diploma also has an endorsement in accounting or management available.

What you will learn

  • A graduate of this programme will be able to:
  • Plan and manage projects
  • Work independently and manage teams of diverse people
  • Transform business processes and procedures within an organisation and
  • Display independent problem-solving skills

Students are required to gain 120 credits from the courses listed, with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 5 or 6 and a minimum of 75 credits at Level 7. If the Diploma is taken as a specialism (with an endorsement), the Diploma must contain at least 45 credits (of the required 75 credits) at Level 7 from the chosen specialist discipline.

Note: A range of courses and specialisms offered in this programme may vary in each academic year. A complete list of all courses and specialisms offered in this programme of study will be provided prior to the start of the programme.

Qualification gained

Northland Polytechnic Graduate Diploma in Business with an endorsement in Accounting, Information Systems, Management or unendorsed.

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$18,720.00 (US$ 12,562) per year
Start date

Expected August, November 2022


Auckland Campus

Acrossia House Level 10,

155 Queen Street,


Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$19,500.00 (US$ 13,086) per year
Start date

February 2022, July 2022



Whangarei Campus,

51 Raumanga Valley Road,



0110, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must prove their English Proficiency.

For international students

  • 3 year degree or equivalent qualification
  • Applications from industry who can demonstrate significant work and professional experience to enter advanced courses for the Graduate Diploma in Business will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Applicants for whom English is not their first language require a minimum IELTS score of 6 with no band lower than 5.5, or NZCEL Level 4 (Academic).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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