Diploma in Business Administration Level 6
 

This is a full time 1 year course consisting of 5 papers or modules, with each module having the duration of 8 weeks. Each week will have 20 hours of learning. To complete the Diploma, all modules are compulsory and the programme is designed to be multiple entries. Therefore, students may enter at the beginning of any module and conversely depart at the end of any module. All students will be encouraged to complete a full cycle of Diploma study. This course has been determined in terms of the NQF level descriptors as Level 6. This qualification is recognised for immigration points under skilled migrant category.

Please find the Modules as below:

ENTREPRENEURSHIPS

The main focus of this subject is the independent entrepreneur as business founder or initiator. The subject covers the nature of entrepreneurs; how and why they start businesses; why many fail; why sustained growth is so rare; how new and small businesses are financed; the management of smaller firms; special features of family firms. Recent research findings will be incorporated. Case studies are used extensively and students must also produce their own business plan.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

The main focus of this subject is designed to develop a rigorous understanding of the theory and practice of financial investment analysis and portfolio management. The subject covers the portfolio and capital market theory; portfolio management; financial statement analysis; measurement of portfolio performance; different types of risks and return. Recent research findings will be incorporated. Case studies are used extensively and students must also produce their financial investment plan.

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM

The main focus of this subject is the management information system as both small and large business. The subject covers the nature and types of information systems; how and why they are playing an important role in businesses; the information system of smaller firms; special features of family firms. Recent research findings will be incorporated. Case studies are used extensively and students must produce their information system plan.

ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

The Organisational Behaviour (OB) subject lays the foundation for the understanding of human behaviour in organisations. A significant development in the current competitive work environment is the demand for managers with high levels of interpersonal skills, who are seen to be a strategic resource to be sought after and retained. Organisational behaviour is designed to provide students with a comprehensive exposure to organisational behaviour theories and workplace issues illustrated with case studies and examples within a New Zealand context. Given the immediate relevance of topics covered in this subject, it is also a useful life-long learning subject for improving personal and organisational effectiveness.

STRATEGIC PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION

This course addresses the strategic planning and implementation process used by organizations to achieve a competitive advantage in a rapidly changing global marketplace. The objective is to help students recognize the strategic planning and implementation process. Students will learn to continuously and systematically ask the right questions to ensure proper development in the strategic planning and implementation process. In the process, students will identify key strategic issues faced by organizations and develop responses to them. Implementation concerns such as organisational structure, strategic change, evaluation and control measures are also considered.


* Career opportunities:

this qualification is a great start to your career, getting you into management roles like customer services manager, project management assistant or administration assistant. As your experience develops professionally you can step into middle management position such as branch manager, senior sales manager, delivery manger and production manager or to other specialised management positions, e.g Motel/Hotel manager, and restaurant manager.


* Study pathways:

Credits from this Diploma can be credited towards, if continue with a Bachelor Degree in Lincoln University, University of Canterbury, UNITEC and CPIT.