You can be a great manager!
There is more to management than being a good leader. It means having an understanding of the complexities of management processes, planning and the New Zealand business environment.
Advance yourself – gain the tools to motivate, engage, make change, achieve objectives, manage workflows and ensure you are meeting all your necessary legal and organisational requirements as a manager.
Who is this for?
If you are already carving out your career path in the corporate sector and you need additional skills, then undertaking the New Zealand Diploma in Business could be the answer.
There are four core courses that we recommend that you study first. These are: Understanding Change, Business Functions, Business Environments, and Organisations in a New Zealand Context. You can speak to one of our enrolment coordinators to work out the study path that is best for you.
If an individual course is of interest – it is possible to complete a course and not a full qualification. To find out the best study pathway for you, speak with one of our enrolment coordinators today – call 0800 328 269 or complete the form at the bottom of this page.
Benefits to you
Become an effective leader
An effective leader is someone who understands their own leadership style and the style of those around them. You will learn how to identify the ways you can improve and strengthen your leadership skills – leading to greater professional and personal development.
Gain an understanding of core organisational concepts in a New Zealand context
Understanding core organisational concepts that are specific to our New Zealand situation is essential when operating within a management role. Make sure that you have a clear understanding of what these are, how they may impact you and how you may need to adjust behaviours to accommodate demographics and business ethics.
Change within the workplace can be unsettling and disruptive – learn how to accommodate change and innovation while minimising disruption through careful planning and appropriate response.
Learn about the New Zealand business environment
The New Zealand business environment has specific requirements – legal and environmental. Make sure you are up to date with the current economic and business environment and applicable legal aspects.
Get to grips with business planning
Learn how to develop a plan which will help you allocate, manage and evaluate workflows and resources to achieve team and individual objectives.
Engage your team
Make sure you and your team perform to the highest level! Excellent team performance requires effective engagement – learn the skills to help your team achieve.
Gain an understanding of commercial law
If a sound understanding of the key elements of the nature and sources of New Zealand law and the core elements of the New Zealand legal system are crucial in your role then this course will provide you with the knowledge to perform. You will also learn the basic principles of the law of contract, the basic principles of property law and the relevant provisions of the Sale of Goods Act.
How will I learn?
You can fit your study around your work, family and lifestyle – there is no need to be a full-time student while studying with TANZ eCampus. You can work and earn. All study is completely online – with supportive facilitators and advisors to help you along the way.
How long will it take?
This qualification is made up of eight courses. Each course is delivered over 9 weeks. NZQA guidelines suggest up to 150 hours of total study time for a 15 credit course. So to complete one of the courses successfully in the 9 weeks you must be prepared to devote approximately 16.5 hours per week to your study. Depending on your previous academic online experience and course level this may vary to a certain degree.
If you want to study as a full-time student you can enrol on more than one course at a time, which will increase the amount of study required per week. Please speak to one of our advisors for more information on 0800 328 269 or refer to
Career and study pathways
On completion of this course you could be ready to take on a variety of careers including accounting technician, middle management, sales and marketing assistants, banking or human resources.
If you wish to undertake further study towards other business qualifications, view our business qualification , to find your next step.
Applicants under 20 years old
- A minimum of 14 numeracy credits at level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau on the Directory of Assessment Standards, and
- Fifty credits at level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of 8 literacy credits at level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori; of which 4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits must be in writing.
- The literacy credits will be selected from a schedule of approved achievement standards and unit standards found on the NZQA website at Literacy requirements for University Entrance.
or equivalent to the above.
Applicants 20 years or over
For applicants 20 years or over, there are no minimum academic requirements. However, applicants will need to provide their curriculum vitae detailing any relevant work experience and academic achievements. This information will used to assess whether the applicant is likely to successfully complete the NZ Diploma in Business Programme.
In exceptional circumstances, an applicant under the age of 20 years who does not meet the academic entry requirements may be granted entry to the NZ Diploma in Business where they supply evidence of their ability to succeed on the NZ Diploma in Business programme.
English language requirements where English is not the first language:
- IELTS 5.5 Academic (no band score lower than 5.0), or equivalent
Student loans and allowances
Courses and qualifications through TANZ eCampus are eligible for student loan support on condition that the student and level of study meet certain criteria. Student loans are administered through Studylink. Visit for more information or phone TANZ eCampus on 0800 328 269 and we can point you in the right direction.
TANZ eCampus is offered by seven of New Zealand’s major tertiary providers including:
All qualifications will be awarded by one of these providers. Courses completed through TANZ eCampus are industry recognised and accepted by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Graduates may attend the graduation ceremony of the relevant tertiary partner and will receive a parchment from the institute at which they enrolled.