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Graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems

STARTS: July 2021
Madras Street
Close Date: Accepted throughout the year
International Close Date: 22 January for February start

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

In our graduate diploma you will learn methods for profiling key information on the internet and consider the value of social media for internal and external communications. Other areas of study include applied computing, advanced business analysis essentials, and the latest techniques for management of information and communication technologies. We also connect you with our industry partners to put this knowledge to use in the real world on a relevant project. Part-time up to 4 years.

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$6,900 - $7,700 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320 per year
International costs
$21,310 per year
International Levy
$523.50 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021

A Bachelor's degree in any field excluding business information systems.

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.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

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 6.0 Academic

  • 5.5 Listening
  • 5.5 Reading
  • 5.5 Writing
  • 5.5 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

On completion of this programme you will be ready to join the world's fastest growing industry and establish your career in systems analysis, eBusiness analysis and consulting, integrated enterprise systems, web services, IT project management and digital marketing roles.

Study pathways

Continue with further graduate study in information design, project management, business transformation and change, operation and production management or sales and marketing.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computing / ICT
  • Economics

Graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems

FULL-TIME - 1 Year

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

Information
Type Graduate Certificate / Diploma
Code CH3994
Next Starts July 2021
Application close date Accepted throughout the year
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date 22 January for February start
Credits 120
Level 7
Additional Equipment/Fees Advised before enrolment
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference CH3994-STRU

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$6,900 - $7,700 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320 per year
International costs
$21,310 per year
International Levy
$523.50 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021
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Graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems - Jul 2021 - Christchurch
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Credit Recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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