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National Diploma in Business Level 5

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RBC Business Students

Sreeram Tiriveedula
RBC Diploma in Entrepreneurship (Level 7)

Gurinderjeet Singh
National Diploma in Business (Level 5)

RBC Business Graduates

Kuljinder Singh
Manager at Super Liquor, Christchurch
National Diploma in Business (Level 5)

National Diploma in Business Level 5 is a 42 week, full time course of study. It is a nationally recognized qualification approved by the NZQA. The course has been carefully structured to meet the needs of students wishing to study business and provides a pathway to further studies in business. English language support for students is available as part of the course structure and students will be encouraged to sit IELTS before they complete the Diploma.

Course structure

The Course is arranged into six blocks of seven week duration. Students are required to achieve 124 credits to gain the qualification. The seven modules that make up the blocks are listed in the table below. To complete the Diploma, the student will need to complete all compulsory Modules of study over two semesters, with a two week holiday between them. Students will be expected to complete self-directed study (SDS) throughout the course. SDS must be completed by the student in his or her own time. This can be done at home, after class, or other suitable venues. Our counsellors and tutors are available to help students plan their SDS. Students must show a strong commitment to self directed study to successfully compete the National Diploma course.

Course Content

  • Code                          Modules – Compulsory   
  • BU1000                     Business Information Management
  • BU1010                      Financial Management
  • BU1020                     Business Administration
  • BU1030                     Organizational Direction and Strategy
  • BU1040                     Human Resource Management
  • BU1050                     Generic Marketing
  • BU1060                     Business Law

On completion of the National Diploma in Business Level 5 you may choose to study the Level 6 New Zealand Diploma in Business.

Course entry requirements

International students require to have a minimum IELTS 5.5 (With no individual band score less than 5.0). Students may be offered the opportunity to sit the RBC entry test as an alternative to IELTS to demonstrate an entry level equivalence. New Zealand Students must have completed a year 12 High School Programme. Adult students (20 years & over) are able to gain entry if they can show suitable experience.

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