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Graduate Diploma in Management (Level 7)

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Program overview
1 year
Graduate diploma / certificate
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Program description

NMIT is now offering this programme wholly online, you may complete this qualification from your home country.  Please see our website for more information about the online delivery and our $2,000 – NZ$3,000 tuition fee scholarships available.

This programme is designed to give people who already have a degree or extensive business experience an opportunity to extend their knowledge into the field of management without having to complete another degree. This qualification allows you to add a specialisation in management to further your career.

You will use your existing graduate skills or extensive experience to start your business study at the equivalent level to the final year of a business degree.

Pursue higher level careers in management. This programme is ideal if you are seeking promotion in your existing employment, wish to widen your skill and knowledge base and keep ahead in the knowledge game or if you are considering a career change, including self-employment.

Your studies will see you apply a range of advanced management principles and concepts to creatively address marketing issues in a range of organisational contexts.

This programme is made up of five compulsory courses and two electives.

Graduate outcomes

Graduates of this programme will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and apply core business competences such as - but not limited to - critical thinking, decision making, negotiation, presentation, problem solving, managing self and others.
  • Research, assess and critically evaluate business information relevant to their selected business areas and business environment and communicate this information in both written and oral form.
  • Evaluate and adopt different approaches to decision making as required by the environment.
  • Practise business in a legal, sustainable, ethical and culturally appropriate manner.
  • Apply advanced management principles and concepts to creatively address management issues in a range of organisational contexts.

Employment pathways

As a graduate of this programme, you will be qualified to work in a range of management disciplines in both the public and private sector organisations including production management, general management and project management.


Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be awarded a Graduate Diploma in Management.

We have the ability to video link classes from our Nelson campus for students studying on our Marlborough campus.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have:

An undergraduate degree in any discipline from an accredited New Zealand tertiary institution;


An undergraduate degree from an overseas tertiary institution, deemed by NZQA to be equivalent;


Equivalent practical, professional or educational experience.

English language requirements:

All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Those students whose first language is not English must have:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTs) overall academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each band), issued within the last two years or equivalent.
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)
  • University of Cambridge English Examinations: FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PToE (Academic) score of 50
  • City & Guilds IESOL: B2 Communicator with a score 66

Special Entry

In exceptional circumstances, an applicant who does not meet the academic entry requirements may be granted entry. They must supply evidence (eg. of relevant skills, education or work experience) to satisfy the Head of Department (or delegate) of their ability to successfully complete the Programme.

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Tuition fees

NZ$18,900 per year.
*Fees are valid for study in 2020

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About this institute

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT), established in 1905, is today the northern South Island’s premier education provider of post-secondary school education through to postgraduate level. NMIT is a Category 1 ranked institution by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, and...

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Why study at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

  • Category 1 Institute (highest New Zealand ranking)
  • Over 100 years of experience in teaching students
  • Applied learning connected with industry, not only will you learn from books, you will also get to practice, go on field trips and make connections with industry that can give you a better chance of opportunities and employment on graduation.
  • We are located in the beautiful Nelson and Marlborough regions, famed for a fantastic quality of life.
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