Students who wish to study business may choose between (1) The National Diploma program which provides a broad set of business skills practiced in the industry and (2) The New Zealand Diploma in Business / New Zealand Institute of Management Diploma program which specialises in-depth in Management, Marketing and Accounting.
The Cornell Business courses are designed to allow students who have a wide range of backgrounds, from beginners to advanced industry experience to study business. Direct entry to the more advanced levels is permitted for students with prior qualifications or experience.
These courses provide a good mix of practical skills and theoretical background to enable students to be immediately productive to employers.
Graduates from the higher level Cornell Business courses have the opportunity to pursue degrees at New Zealand Universities.
Mission of the Business Programme
We aim to provide students with information that will serve as a foundation of their knowledge regarding this area of study. The courses focuses on a more hands on approach, using real life examples, simulated strategic projects, and group work. We believe that this experience provides our students with a well rounded base of knowledge while giving the ability to emphasis in various areas of study within this college.
The New Zealand Diploma in Business
Majors in Management, Marketing, Accounting and tourism (1 or 2 years full-time students)
This program NZDip Bus is a nationally recognized qualification that allows students to gain a broad range of general business skills and knowledge to focus on career related options, or to pursue further study and professional development. The Diploma is awarded when 12 papers have been passed including six mandatory core papers. This qualification is widely recognized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand, New Zealand Banker’s Institute, New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM) and other professional organizations as well as New Zealand employers.
Year 1 places an emphasis on the core business skills: Business Communication; Fundamentals of Marketing; Introduction to Commercial Law; Accounting Principles; Business Computing; The Economic Environment and Organization and Management. A student must complete six of the above seven papers listed.
Year 2 builds on these core papers with six electives which can be chosen from a wide range of papers including: Marketing Planning & Control; Buyer Behavior; Accounting Practices; Management Accounting; Financial Accounting; Taxation; Applied Management; Leadership; Employment Relations; Human Resource Management; Quantitative Business Methods; Operations Management; Applied Computing and Business Finance
Imposition 2: NZQA Reference C22231: Imposition of conditions by agreement on the consent to assess against Business unit standards of Cornell Institute of Business and Technology Ltd.
Imposition 3: NZQA Reference C21281: Impositions placed on the Approvals and Accreditations for the New Zealand Diploma in business (Operational Management)(Level 5)