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About business

The world of commerce attracts motivated people with superb organisational and analytical skills.

Always up with the play on the latest business software and internet action, you know in today's challenging economic environment, you need to be more than astute, skillful and knowledgeable.

You will respect business integrity, be aware success comes from a kaleidoscope of factors, yet know how to keep focused on the bottom line.

Discover why excellent communication is the key to growth and progress and understand the true value of collaboration, as much as competitor responsiveness.

Studying business

When you study business at Ara, you'll enjoy hands-on training in a range of business knowledge, skills, principles and practices.

Ara's Business programmes are work focused with our lecturers, tutors and industry experts sharing their professional experience, knowledge and best practices.

Part of your business education with Ara will include projects that encourage you to learn and apply technical knowledge and skills to specific business fields. Some of our courses involve working with local businesses which provides an excellent opportunity to try out your skills. This chance to work on real projects and gain hands-on training in a range of essential business principles and practices setting you apart from the competition when securing your first job.

With full time, part time and online options available for some courses, we offer practical and flexible training for people who are serious about a career in business.

Programmes

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Bachelor of Applied Management (Hospitality Management)

Programme code:
CH3988
Level:
7
Credits:
360
Starts:
February

Become a front-runner in the hospitality sector with the professional management tools required to successfully lead food and beverage services, front office operations, and accommodation and facilities management.

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Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

Programme code:
CH3999
Level:
7
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July

Learn the formula for developing successful employee-employer relations while gaining the skills essential for maintaining a satisfied and effective workforce.

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Bachelor of Applied Management (Event Management)

Bachelor of Applied Management (Event Management)

Programme code:
CH3988
Level:
7
Credits:
360
Starts:
February, July

Develop the specialist skills to ensure that entertainment, conferences and marketing events are run smoothly. Our in-depth qualification covers all the facets required to create and manage successful events.

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Graduate Diploma in Business Transformation and Change

Programme code:
CH3995
Level:
7
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July

The world of business is constantly changing and with this the increased need for innovative thinkers and leaders to manage commercial challenges. Use this qualification to explore a career in change management.

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Graduate Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Programme code:
CH4000
Level:
7
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July

It takes great skill to turn an idea into a successful product in today's market. With this qualification you will learn ways to grow an existing company or establish your own business venture.

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Graduate Diploma in Project Management

Programme code:
CH4002
Level:
7
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July, October

If you like to plan and see a project right from concept through to completion, our graduate diploma might just be for you. Managing projects is an exciting career path and can be utilised anywhere in the world.

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Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting)

Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting)

Programme code:
CH3988
Level:
7
Credits:
360
Starts:
February, July

Become more than a 'number cruncher' and play an important role in commerce. You will gain advanced skills and knowledge in accounting management with this qualification.

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Bachelor of Applied Management (Innovation and Entrepreneurship )

Programme code:
CH3988
Level:
7
Credits:
360
Starts:
February, July

Succeed in entrepreneurial environments with our degree developing the specialist skills you need to lead product and service innovations.

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Graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems

Programme code:
CH3994
Level:
7
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July (part time only)

Acquire the skills and knowledge to keep up with the latest innovative business systems and advances in technology.

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Grad dip hospitality management

Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management

Programme code:
CH4046
Level:
7
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July

Develop your hospitality expertise to co-ordinate and plan the operational aspects of running a food and beverage service.

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Study personal financial planning

Bachelor of Applied Management (Personal Financial Planning)

Programme code:
CH3988
Level:
7
Credits:
360
Starts:
February

Learn how to help investors make good choices, navigate risk and achieve their financial goals.

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Retail management

Bachelor of Applied Management (Retail Management)

Programme code:
CH3988
Level:
7
Credits:
360
Starts:
February, July

Acquire the management skills required to excel in today's competitive retail environment.

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Bachelor of Applied Management (Operations and Production Management)

Bachelor of Applied Management (Operations and Production Management)

Programme code:
CH3988
Level:
7
Credits:
360
Starts:
February, July

Develop the specialist skills and organisational strengths you need to support a career creating greater efficiency and increased productivity within diverse commercial settings.

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Graduate diploma in supply chain and logistics

Bachelor of Applied Management (Supply Chain Logistics)

Programme code:
CH3988
Level:
7
Credits:
360
Starts:
February, July

Learn how to recognise, analyse and solve global logistics and supply chain issues.

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Graduate Diploma in Sales and Marketing

Programme code:
CH4003
Level:
7
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July

We live in a world full of consumerism with products, services and concepts constantly for sale in the marketplace. This qualification gives you an advanced understanding in the art of successful selling in today's competitive market.

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Graduate diploma in supply chain and logistics

Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Logistics

Programme code:
CH4050
Level:
7
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July, October

Acquire the ability to make sound strategic decisions and solve problems in supply chain logistics.

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Graduate Diploma in Event Management

Programme code:
CH3996
Level:
7
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, October (part time only)

Our qualification is focused on expanding on your event management talents and turning them into an exciting career.

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Bachelor of Applied Management (Human Resource Management)

Bachelor of Applied Management (Human Resource Management)

Programme code:
CH3988
Level:
7
Credits:
360
Starts:
February, July

Staff management is one of the many challenges of running a business. With our qualification you will gain the knowledge and abilities you require to support the successful development and management of a highly effective workforce.

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Bachelor of Applied Management (Business Transformation and Change)

Bachelor of Applied Management (Business Transformation and Change)

Programme code:
CH3988
Level:
7
Credits:
360
Starts:
February, July

Gain the specialist skills to plan, lead and manage change within diverse businesses and organisations.

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Graduate Diploma in Applied Management

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management

Programme code:
CH4047
Level:
7
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July

Complement your existing degree and advance your career in management by tailoring this graduate qualification to meet your specific needs.

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Bachelor of Applied Management (Sales and Marketing)

Bachelor of Applied Management (Sales and Marketing)

Programme code:
CH3988
Level:
7
Credits:
360
Starts:
February, July

Become a dynamic marketing force with our qualification, giving you all of the professional tools you need to successfully identify local and international markets, and establish enduring business and consumer relationships.

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Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting - ACA/CA Pathway)

Programme code:
CH3988
Level:
7
Credits:
360
Starts:
February, July

This qualification allows you to complete the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants academic requirements for Associate Chartered Accountants membership.

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 	Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting - CPA Foundation Pathway)

Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting - CPA Foundation Pathway)

Programme code:
CH3988
Level:
7
Credits:
360
Starts:
February, July

Our qualification gives you the opportunity to complete the foundation level for accreditation with the globally recognised Australian professional accountancy body - CPA.

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Bachelor of Applied Management (Project Management)

Bachelor of Applied Management (Project Management)

Programme code:
CH3988
Level:
7
Credits:
360
Starts:
February, July

Build your project planning expertise as well as your management skills to ensure projects are completed successfully on time and within budget.

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Graduate diploma in personal financial planning

Graduate Diploma in Personal Financial Planning

Programme code:
CH4048
Level:
7
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July

Expand your expertise to help investors make the right financial choices.

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Graduate Diploma in Operations and Production Management

Programme code:
CH4001
Level:
7
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July, October

Use your strong organisational skills and advance your appreciation of the procedures required to ensure production functions at optimum levels in this advance level qualification.

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Graduate Diploma in Accounting

Programme code:
CH3993
Level:
7
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July

Accounting skills can be transferred to many areas of the commercial world, with our qualification enhance these skills to pursue a career in accounting and finance or other areas of business.

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Bachelor of Applied Management (Business Information Systems)

Bachelor of Applied Management (Business Information Systems)

Programme code:
CH3988
Level:
7
Credits:
360
Starts:
February, July

Our specialist degree combines management expertise with the analytical and computing skills you need to perform at high levels in any business environment.

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NZIM Diploma in Management (Advanced)

Programme code:
PA0885
Level:
6
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July

Advance your professional career in management with this industry recognised qualification sure to secure a successful future.

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New Zealand Diploma in Business

Programme code:
NC5121
Level:
6
Credits:
240
Starts:
February, July

Develop a dynamic set of commercial skills and thrive in the business world with our comprehensive programme detailing all of the essential elements for your career success.

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Diploma In Accounting

Programme code:
CH3966
Level:
5
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July

Learn the vital role quality accounting plays across all areas of business today with our qualification which is ideal to launch your career in this well respected industry.

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NZIM Diploma in Management

NZIM Diploma in Management

Programme code:
PA0732
Level:
5
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July

Equip yourself with the tools required for management positions in the workplace with this New Zealand Institute of Management diploma.

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Diploma in Human Resource Management

Programme code:
CH3456
Level:
5
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July

It's the people skills combined with sound knowledge which is important for human resource management, learn how to excel in human resource management tasks with our diploma.

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Diploma in Marketing

Programme code:
CH3771
Level:
5
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July

Learn about consumer behaviour and explore creative communication with our diploma, for an exciting future in marketing.

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National Diploma in Business Administration

National Diploma in Business Administration

Programme code:
ND0370
Level:
5
Credits:
120
Starts:
Monthly

The Diploma in Business Administration will develop your understanding of business administration at a leadership level and enable you to progress into more senior administration roles.

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Diploma in Business

Programme code:
CH3965
Level:
5
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July

There are many career options in the business world, explore different facets of business in our diploma with specialist areas of study including, marketing, accounting and human resources.

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New Zealand Certificate in Retail (Level 4)

Programme code:
NZ2236
Level:
4
Credits:
60
Starts:
Throughout the year

Operate confidently and competently in senior retail and customer service roles.

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New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4)

Programme code:
NZ2461
Level:
4
Credits:
60
Starts:
February, July

Take a leading role in office administration. The skills you gain on this programme will enable you to provide administrative services to meet the needs of a business entity.

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Certificate in Business Ownerships

Certificate in Business Ownership

Programme code:
AO3171
Level:
4
Credits:
42
Starts:
Flexible

If you have a fantastic idea for starting your own business and would like some skills and knowledge to get going or explore its potential then the Certificate in Business Ownership is for you.

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New Zealand Certificate in Retail (Level 3)

Programme code:
NZ2235
Level:
3
Credits:
60
Starts:
February, July

Gain essential industry knowledge and skills for a strong start to a career in retail.

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New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)

Programme code:
NZ2452
Level:
3
Credits:
60
Starts:
February, July

Become a competent business administrator. On this programme you'll learn how to provide administrative and general office services to support everyday operational activities.

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Certificate in Foundation Studies Level 2 (Retail)

Programme code:
OT5062
Level:
2
Credits:
60
Starts:
February, July

Prepare for entry-level roles within a range of retail service and sales environments.

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Retail management

Graduate Diploma in Retail Management

Programme code:
CH4049
Level:
7
Credits:
120
Starts:
February

Acquire specialist retail knowledge and skills, enabling you to work at the highest levels of retail management.

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"They've just got a real breadth of experience; they're always very competent, very capable and really well trained."

Lauren Murphy
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Duncan Cotterill