New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting) 2
The objective of this programme is to provide introductory and work ready accounting and finance technician capabilities. There is a strong focus on an Applied Accounting Projects within a Work-Integrated Learning framework that will provide ‘real world’ skills that will enable students to hit the ground running when they enter the workforce.
With core skills and professional practice provided plus ‘employability’ skills such as problem solving and communication, this qualification meets the needs of today’s employers.
*Graduates of this programme may gain an Accounting Technician professional membership with Chartered Accountants New Zealand & Australia
Are You a Domestic or International Student?
Full-time, & pay by paper options
IntakesApril 29th, July 22nd, Oct 14th 2019
Domestic Student fees
Course Costs – $599
40 weeks fulltime
IntakesApril 29th, July 22nd, Oct 14th 2019
International Student fees
Tuition fees – $17,499 (Year 1), $10,500 (Year 2)
Course costs – $599
Registration fee – $299
40 weeks fulltime
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8 Papers You’ll Be Learning About
|NZDB 501||Business Environment||15||5|
|NZDB 502||Fundamentals of Marketing||15||5|
|NZDB 503||Business Operations & Resources||15||5|
|NZDB 504||Management Professional Development & Practice||15||5|
|NZDB (ACTG) 507||Data Processing & Budgeting||20||5|
|NZDB (ACTG) 508||Financial Statements & Decision Making||20||5|
|NZDB (ACTG) 510||Work-Integrated Accounting Project||20||5|
This paper focuses on the key external elements of the business environment and their impact on business entities. It also assesses the value of the stakeholder model of business. The paper further examines the concept of biculturalism, Treaty of Waitangi and its subsequent principles, and analyses the core effects of biculturalism and Māori contribution of knowledge and beliefs to business and management.
Data Processing & Budgeting
The purpose of accounting and its relevance to the New Zealand business environment, recording and processing a wide range of financial statements, preparing budgets and monitoring business performance against these budgets are the focus of this paper.
Fundamentals of Marketing
This paper examines the fundamentals of marketing including theory, tools, and best practices in industry. It focuses on key components of the marketing planning process for marketing decisions, analyses consumers buying behavior, explores concepts of segmentation, targeting and positioning to real life situations, evaluates the marketing mix variables and provides for recommendations for development of marketing strategies.
Accounting Concepts & Principles
This paper examines accounting concepts and principles applicable to New Zealand businesses, applies these principles and policies in the preparation of financial statements, analyses and interprets this information for internal and external decision-making.
Business Operations & Resources
The contribution of operations management to organisational objectives is the key focus of this paper. Included are human resource management functions and their impact on productivity, and risk management principles in human resource activities. It also explores concepts of change management and innovation, and encourages innovative thinking and practice by investigating and solving industry-based challenges with regard to innovation and change in operational contexts.
Work-Integrated Accounting Project
This paper provides a practical work-integrated learning opportunity for learners to undertake an accounting project that involves taxation for individual and small businesses, identifying internal controls for minimising financial risks, mitigating debtor risk, applying professional communication techniques to convey technical accounting solutions to related problems, and demonstrating professional behaviour and conduct in accordance with the accounting profession’s code of ethics at all times.
Management Professional Development & Practice
This paper aims to build connections between management theory and practice and to equip learners with professional skills and behaviour to establish and succeed in their management careers. Learners will practice in accordance to industry expectations and best standards and demonstrate ethical behaviour. They will also employ professional communication conventions, apply problem solving frameworks, and assess risks and make recommendations to management.
Accounting Programme Details
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and must have completed the New Zealand qualification standard NCEA level 2. Subjects must have included English, reading, writing and maths. International students must have completed the equivalent qualification in their home country. Provisional entry may also be granted to applicants who do not meet the criteria above, but:
- Present evidence of ability to succeed, (e.g., maturity, life experience, work experience, other study); OR
- Provide evidence of relevant prior learning and experience
All applicants who are over 20 years will be considered for the programme.
Applicants who have English as a second language must have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5 with no individual band score lower than 5.0 in a single test event (or equivalent test).
All applicants will be required to complete an Application and Enrolment Form, and may be interviewed in person or via telephone or Skype to evaluate their suitability for the programme.
What you can expect
Students can expect interactive classes with field trips, guest speakers and the chance to meet finance and accounting focussed employers. Regular tutorials will be run by the tutor along with one on one coaching sessions in a new purpose built and uncrowded training facility.
Future Study Pathways
NZ Diploma in Business level 6
This programme is part of professional accountant qualification pathway. Graduates of both L5 and L6 levels of this programme may gain an Accounting Technician professional membership with Chartered Accountant Australia / New Zealand
Programme content includes the fundamentals of accounting and marketing, business operations and resources, management professional development and practice, data processing and budgeting, financial statements and decision making, and a work-integrated accounting project.
This qualification will give you a wide range of potential employment options including as a Finance administrator, inventory controller, accounts receivable or payable officer, project accountant, sales ledger administrator, purchase ledger administrator, payroll administrator, and accounts assistant in various business sectors.