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Diploma in Business

This one-year diploma provides an introduction to all the key areas of business and provides a springboard to further study.

The Diploma in Business is equivalent to completing one year of a bachelor's degree, such as the Bachelor of Business or the Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours. It's a great way to gain an introductory university qualification and can lead to more advanced study.

The Dip(Bus) will equip you with well-rounded business and financial acumen. You'll be studying at Waikato Management School, which is ranked in the top 1% of the business schools worldwide.

To complete the Dip(Bus), students must pass eight papers at Level 100 or above, including at least five papers at 200 Level or above in the field of Business.

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Key information

Entry Requirements:

University Entrance or equivalent

Years: 1
(Dip(Bus)) Study Locations:Hamilton, Tauranga
Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.
Start Dates: Semester A (February) and Semester B (July)
Faculty:

Degree Planner

Degree planner — Diploma in Business - 1 year - 120 points

To complete the Dip(Bus), students must pass a total of eight papers (120 points),

At least five of the eight papers (75 points) in the Dip(Bus) must be from subjects listed in the field of Business, including the 100-level paper STMGT101 Introduction to Management.

At least five papers (75 points) in the Dip(Bus) must be taken at 200 Level or above, while the other three papers can be any level.

Please refer to the Catalogue of Papers for all papers being offered at our campuses in Hamilton and Tauranga.

View full Regulations for the Diploma (Dip) qualification.

Diploma in Business

100 or 200 Level
Business field paper

100 or 200 Level
Business field paper

200 Level
Business field paper

200 Level
Business field paper

200 Level
Elective paper

100 or 200 Level
Elective paper

100 or 200 Level
Elective paper

  • Business field
  • Elective
This information is provisional and subject to change.

Business Fundamentals papers

If STMGT101 has already been completed as part of another qualification, it can be replaced with any other paper in the field of Business, at any level.

You may choose to take some of the following 'Business Fundamentals' papers as elective papers, although this is not compulsory:


Entry requirements

Applications for the Diploma in Business are open to anyone with University Entrance or its equivalent. For more information, contact our Future Students Team: recruitment@waikato.ac.nz.

When you apply to enrol, select Diploma (Undergraduate) as your qualification.


Please check the Catalogue of Papers to view all undergraduate papers (Levels 100 - 300) being offered in Tauranga.

We currently offer papers in the four major subjects of Accounting, Finance, Marketing and Strategic Management, plus a variety of other papers in Economics, Leadership Communication, Digital Business and Supply Chain Management, and Management.


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To complete the Dip(Bus), students must pass a total of eight papers (120 points), including the 100-level paper STMGT101 Introduction to Management. You also need to take at least five papers (75 points) at 200 Level or above, plus two elective papers at any level.

At least five of the eight papers (75 points) must be from subjects listed within the field of Business.

If STMGT101 has already been taken for another qualification, it can be replaced with any paper from the field of Business.

We recommend that students take some of the following 'Business Fundamentals' papers as elective papers, although this is not compulsory:

Please check the Catalogue of Papers to view all undergraduate papers being offered at our campuses in Hamilton and Tauranga.

View full Regulations for the Diploma (Dip) qualification.


Subjects within the field of Business

Your Dip(Bus) can include study within any of these subjects:

See the Catalogue of Papers to view all papers being offered at our campuses in Hamilton and Tauranga.


Contacts

General Enquiries: 0800 WAIKATO

Waikato Management School
Phone: 0800 654 303
Email: msc@waikato.ac.nz