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.

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.
  • Understand change
    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.


To complete the New Zealand Diploma in Business the following courses are available. You can speak to one of our advisors to work out a study path.

The options are:

If an individual course is only of interest – it is possible to complete a course and not a full qualification.  Please speak to one of our advisors for more information on 0800 328 269.

How long will it take?

All our qualifications have flexible start dates with courses available to start at regular times throughout the year.

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.

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.

What next?

To find out more about registering for the New Zealand Diploma, visit:

Call 0800 328 269 for more information or to see if this qualification is right for you.

A TANZ eCampus qualification

TANZ eCampus is offered by six of New Zealand’s major tertiary providers including:

Ara Institute of Canterbury
Otago Polytechnic (OP)
Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Palmerston North
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)
Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT)
North Tec

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.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements:

  • 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.

English requirements:

  • All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Those applicants whose first language is not English should have:
  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 6.0 issued within the last two years, with not less than 5.5 in any category.


  • A test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 60 in the computer-based test (with a writing score of 20), or at least 550 in the paper-based test (with an essay score of 5 TWE), issued in the last two years.


  • A qualification equivalent to the above


  • Complete two years study at a New Zealand secondary school and achieve either NCEA Level 3 or New Zealand University Entrance or both.

Student loans and allowances

Courses and qualifications through TANZ eCampus are eligible for student loan support conditional 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.