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New Zealand Diploma in Business (Marketing and Sales)

STARTS: February 2024
Madras Street
International Close Date: Received all year

Equip yourself with sales and marketing skills to drive the success of any business or organisation.

This diploma is designed to equip you with sales and marketing skills that will enable you to contribute to the achievements of a business or organisation.

It covers business basics such as communication, human resources, business law, organisational culture, economics, risk management and problem solving, then focuses on sales and marketing aspects of business. This focus will give you knowledge and skills in marketing philosophy, segmentation, targeting and positioning. You'll also gain skills in managing performance, attitudes and buyer behaviour.

The online offering is available through Open Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga .

Part-time up to 5 years.

Fees for 2023

International Fee
$25,000 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2023

NCEA Level 2 which must include: 8 Literacy credits at Level 2 or above and 14 Numeracy credits at Level 1 or above

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 5.5 Academic

  • 5.0 Listening
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Writing
  • 5.0 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

As a graduate of this programme you'll have the skills and knowledge to work in marketing and sales in entry-level roles such as: marketing assistant, junior account manager, sales representative and digital marketing assistant.

Study pathways

You can further your expertise with a Bachelor of Applied Management, available int 14 specialisations. Credits from this diploma can be used towards the degree programme.

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Marketing and Sales Strand)

FULL-TIME - 1 Year

Equip yourself with sales and marketing skills to drive the success of any business or organisation.

Type Diploma
Code NZ2459
Next Starts February 2024
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date Received all year
Credits 120
Level 5
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2459-MKSA

Fees for 2023

International Fee
$25,000 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2023
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Credit Recognition

If you have prior relevant experience or previous related study credits, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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