Otago Polytechnic

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 5)

Location

Online

Duration
40 weeks full-time
Delivery

Delivered through the TANZ eCampus. Online activities - readings, discussion forums, research tasks and fact finding. Study will be mainly self-directed and is flexible to suit your needs.

Credits
120
Level
5
Start
Monthly intakes
Apply
anytime
  • Location
    Intake
    Study breaks
  • Online
    8 October 2018
  • Online
    12 November 2018
  • Online
    9 July 2018
  • Online
    13 August 2018
  • Online
    13 September 2018
Delivered through the TANZ eCampus

This fully online programme focuses on the skills you need to plan, organise and manage business administration functions, operations and/or projects. You will learn how to select, apply and support a broad range of current and emerging business technologies to meet the needs of a business/organisation. In addition, you’ll discover how to manage, analyse and evaluate administrative systems and processes, and how to identify and recommend any improvements.

Please note: this programme is only available online, there is not an on campus study option. 

What is TANZ eCampus?

TANZ eCampus is a partnership of several major tertiary education providers in New Zealand. All courses and study through the TANZ eCampus is fully online. One major benefit of studying online with TANZ eCampus is the flexible nature of the course timetable. Most courses are available to start at regular intervals throughout the year. 

The TANZ eCampus team works hard to provide a supportive learning environment and through our virtual campus we are available to answer queries, and to offer a helping hand and guidance when needed. When you enrol, you will be assigned your own personal advisor who will support you through your learning journey. Your course facilitator will track your progress within each course. They will provide guidance and feedback on assessments and information on course materials. They will also be available to answer course questions. 

You will graduate from the institution that you enrolled with. So, if you enrolled with Otago Polytechnic to study a New Zealand Diploma in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 5) via the TANZ eCampus, you will graduate with that qualification from Otago Polytechnic. However, you can attend the graduation ceremony of any of the partner institutions. 

For more information, visit www.tanzecampus.com

What skills will I graduate with?

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will be able to:

  • apply knowledge of the principles and practices of operations, accounting, sales/marketing, HR, and risk management, to support the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the business/organisation
  • contribute in operational contexts to innovation and organisational change within a business/organisation
  • develop and maintain operational business relationships with stakeholders for efficient and effective performance of the business/organisation
  • research and communicate information for efficient and effective performance of the business/organisation
  • apply problem-solving and decision-making in operational contexts for efficient and effective performance of the business/organisation
  • manage own and others’ learning and performance within an operational context for efficient and effective performance of the business/organisation
  • apply professional and ethical behaviour, in a socially- and culturally-appropriate manner
  • analyse the impact of internal and external environments on businesses/organisations
  • 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. 
Entry requirements

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

  • No minimum academic requirements.
  • However, you will need to provide your curriculum vitae detailing any relevant work experience and academic achievements. We will use this information to assess whether you are likely to successfully complete this programme.

Special entry

  • In exceptional circumstances, an applicant under the age of 20 years who does not meet the academic entry requirements may be granted entry when they supply evidence to satisfy the relevant Academic Committee of their ability to succeed.

For all applicants

  • If English is not your first language, you will also need to demonstrate an IELTS overall band score 5.5 (academic) with no individual band lower than 5.0, or equivalent, from one test taken in the preceding two years.
Selection procedure

You may be interviewed as part of the application process.

Courses

Course title

Level

Credit

Directed hours

Self-directed hours

Organisations in a New Zealand Context 

  • Gain a clear understanding of the New Zealand business environment
  • Understand professional and ethical behaviour 
  • Gain clarity about the bi-cultural nature of New Zealand business

5

15

60

90

Business Environments

  • Learn legal and economic principles 
  • Understand the wider business environment 
  • Learn to manage risk 

5

15

60

90

Business Functions

  • Understand the core functions within a business 
  • Gain confidence and improve performance 

5

15

60

90

Understanding Change

  • Learn how to identify innovation and change 
  • Gain confidence in recommending solutions

5

15

60

90

Administration Systems, Processes and Projects

  • Learn how to manage, analyse and evaluate administrative
    systems and processes
  • Gain the expertise to plan, organise and manage business administration
    functions, operations and/or projects to support management

5

15

60

90

Business Technologies

  • Check out current and emerging business technologies that will
    transform the way you work
  • Learn how to implement change 
  • Learn professionalism

5

15

60

90

Business Information Management

  • Learn how to produce excellent communications 
  • Apply your knowledge of business technology

5

15

60

90

Administration Services

  • Become a planner 
  • Learn new tools 
  • Learn excellent time management techniques 

5

15

60

90

Total

 

120

480

720

Your workload 

This programme has a duration of 40 weeks full-time. This includes 34 teaching weeks and six weeks of study break. 

Directed teaching hours per week will total approximately 14 and you will be expected to complete and additional 21 hours of self-directed learning per week. 

Please contact us to discuss part-time workload options.

Further study options

Keep adding to your skillset and expand your employment potential with Otago Polytechnic’s business degree, the Bachelor of Applied Management.  

Student loans and allowances 

Student loans and allowances are for domestic students only. For information about student loans and allowances please visit the Studylink website. It is important to apply for your student loan/allowance at the same time as you apply for this programme, due to the length of time Studylink take to process. Loan/allowance applications can be cancelled at any time if you decide to withdraw your programme application or if it is unsuccessful. 

Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.

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