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International Diploma (Business)

  • Diploma

This programme is designed to support academic success and gain access to the Waikato Management School, a triple-crown accredited Business School in New Zealand.

Key details

Degree Type
1 year full-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Nov
International Fees
$26,000 per year / $26,000 total

About this course

The Diploma is primarily aimed at international students who have completed the equivalent of 32 credits across three University Entrance approved subjects, but have not achieved the equivalence of New Zealand University Entrance. Combining the first year of the Bachelor of Business with English language development and a comprehensive programme of academic support and development activities, the Diploma aims to prepare students for successful completion of the Bachelor of Business at the end of three years of study. Offered in partnership with the University of Waikato College, the Diploma comprises six papers required for the first year of the Bachelor of Business as well as an academic English paper and an elective. These eight papers are augmented by a comprehensive suite of academic development and support activities designed to meet the learning needs of international students.

Completion and Progression

Students who pass all eight papers will be eligible to graduate with the International Diploma (Business) or transfer into the second year of Bachelor of Business (BBus) at the University of Waikato. Students transferring into the second year of the BBus will be able enrol in the following majors:

  • Accounting (Tauranga and Hamilton)
  • Digital Business (Hamilton)
  • Economics (Hamilton)
  • Finance (Tauranga and Hamilton)
  • Human Resource Management (Hamilton)
  • Marketing (Tauranga and Hamilton)
  • Public Relations (Hamilton)
  • Strategic Management (Tauranga and Hamilton)
  • Supply Chain Management (Hamilton)
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management (Hamilton)

Entry requirements

English Language Entry Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5 (no individual component under 5.0) or equivalent.

For all other tests that we will accept as part of English language proficiency please visit our Entry Requirements page under the Pathways Options tab.

Academic Entry Requirements
  • 32 credits across three University Entrance approved subjects (or equivalent).

Study locations