National Diploma in Business (fully online)

Testing Area

Programme Code: ND1498

Level: 5

Credits: 120

Commences: Throughout the year

Applications Due: Received all year

Annual Fees: $2,300 - $2,900

International Fees: $17,950

Additional Costs: No additional costs

Location: Online

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment Form or an International Application Form

If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme, we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes.

Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .

Application documents

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computing/ICT
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Key Information Set

Entry Criteria

Minimum entry criteria

NCEA or other evidence of literacy, numeracy and ability to study at the appropriate level. See 'additional criteria' for details.

Additional criteria

Academic Requirements

12 credits in NCEA English Level 1 and 36 credits NCEA Level 2.

Alternative Requirements

Evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability to study at the appropriate level.

English Requirements

If English is not your first language - IELTS 6.0 Academic (writing and speaking no lower than 6.


1 Year

The minimum amount of time to complete this qualification.

Student Success

Successful course completions within the qualification 50%

The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification in the last year.

Students retained in study 51%

The percentage of students who have completed this qualification or re-enrolled in this qualification or at this provider in the following year.

NZ Graduate Destinations

Young graduates in employment* 52%

The percentage relates to young graduates who completed this qualification nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO.

Young graduates in further study* 37%

The percentage relates to young graduates who completed this qualification nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO.

Median earnings of young graduates* $34,680.00

The median earnings relate to young graduates who completed the qualification nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO.

*in the second year following completion of a qualification

Estimated Total Fees

Government Contribution (GST exclusive)


The average government contribution towards the tuition fees for students studying this qualification.

(This information is an estimate only based on Student Achievement Component funding in the last year.)

Student Contribution (GST Inclusive)


The average tuition fees students paid to study this qualification.

(This average is indicative only based on courses students enrolled in last year. Your qualification may be made up of courses which differ from the average on which the estimate is based.)

For more information on loans and allowances visit: Student
Loan Information

(Note: all information relates to domestic students only)

About the Key information Set


If you're working as a manager or team leader or would like to move into this area, with our fully online programme you will gain the formal recognition to manage people in the workplace and excel in management roles.

This qualification is delivered online to allow you to fit studies around your job and is designed for people who are currently or want to work in the management and leadership of a team or business unit.

You will learn how to contribute to organisational strategy, plan and prepare business information, prepare financial statements, perform financial analysis, create operational marketing plans and contribute to change management. You will also have the ability to source and evaluate, problem solve and use information and communication technology effectively.

You need to have an internet ready computer, email software, Microsoft Office 2007 or other, desirable but not essential.

Career opportunities

With this qualification you will be capable of operating professionally, ethically and responsibly to show positive leadership, while gaining a solid grounding in many areas of business management and be ready to launch your career in the field or advance from your current position.

Study pathways

Credits from this diploma can be credited towards the Bachelor of Applied Management, where you can specialise in accounting, business information systems, business transformation and change, event management, human resource management, innovation and entrepreneurship, operations and production management, project management and sales and marketing.

Programme structure

To complete this programme you are required to complete a minimum total of XXX credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.