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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Diploma in Business Studies
DipBusStuds

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Diploma in Business Studies requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Diploma in Business Studies shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) at least 45 credits above 100 level;

(b) at least 90 credits from the Schedule for the Diploma in Business Studies.

and including:

(c) any compulsory courses;

(d) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

3. The Diploma in Business Studies is awarded without an endorsement.

Completion Requirements

4. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates will apply.

5. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded a Certificate in Business Studies should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

6. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

7. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates who have completed at least 15 credits towards the Diploma in Business Studies prior to 1 January 2018 may be permitted to substitute a course or courses already completed for a course or courses included in the Schedule to the Diploma. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2020.

Schedule for the Diploma in Business Studies

110.109 Introductory Financial Accounting 15 credits
P 115.112 or 115.102 or 110.100 C 115.112 or 115.102 R 110.215, 110,230, 110.213 (1999)

110.209 Intermediate Financial Accounting 15 credits
P 110.109 or 110.215 or 110.230 R 10.210, 10.213 (Pre 1999), 110.313

110.229 Management Accounting 15 credits
P 110.109 or 110.215 or 110.230 R 10.200, 10.220, 110.223

110.249 Accounting Information Systems 15 credits
P 110.109 or 110.215 or 110.230 R 10.240, 110.243

110.279 Auditing 15 credits
P 115.112 or 115.102 or 110.100 or 110.230 R 110.274

110.289 Taxation 15 credits
P 110.100 or 110.230 or 115.102 or 115.112 R 10.283, 110.274

110.303 Integrative Accounting 15 credits
P 240 credits inclusive of 110.209 or 110.313; 110.229 or 110.223; and at least 15 credits at 300-level with a 110 prefix from the BBS Schedule.

110.309 Advanced Financial Accounting 15 credits
P 110.209 or 110.313 R 110.713, 10.310

110.329 Advanced Management Accounting 15 credits
P 110.229 or 110.223 R 110.320

110.369 Forensic Accounting 15 credits
P 110.279

110.379 Advanced Auditing 15 credits
P 110.109 or 110.215 or 110.230; and 110.279 or 110.274

110.380 Estate and Tax Planning 15 credits
P 110.274 or 110.289 or 125.211 C 125.211

110.389 Advanced Taxation 15 credits
P 110.109 or 110.215 or 110.230; and 110.289 or 110.274 R 110.783

114.240 Organisational Behaviour 15 credits

114.241 Principles of Human Resources Management 15 credits

114.254 Employment Relations 15 credits

114.330 Equity and Diversity in the Workplace 15 credits

114.331 Contemporary HRM and Employment Relations 15 credits
P 114.241 or 114.254

114.332 Decent Work 15 credits
P 114.241 or 114.254

114.396 Strategic Human Resource Management 15 credits
P 114.241

115.109 Introduction to Business Analytics 15 credits

115.111 Strategic Workplace Communication 15 credits

115.112 Accounting for Business 15 credits
R 115.102

115.113 Economics of Business 15 credits
R 115.106

115.114 Finance Fundamentals 15 credits
R 115.105

115.115 Management in Context 15 credits
R 115.108

115.116 Introduction to Marketing 15 credits
R 115.104

115.211 Business Law 15 credits
P 90 credits at 100-level R 115.103, 155.110

115.212 Fundamentals of Leadership and Teamwork 15 credits
P 90 credits at 100 level

125.111 Managing your Personal Finances 15 credits

125.220 Financial Institutions and Markets 15 credits
R 125.221

125.230 Business Finance 15 credits
P 115.114

125.241 Introduction to Investments 15 credits
P 115.114 R 125.240

125.250 Financial Modelling 15 credits
P 115.114 or 115.105

125.320 International Finance 15 credits
P 125.230; and one of 125.220 or 125.241 or 110.209 or 152.261

125.330 Advanced Business Finance 15 credits
P 125.230; and one of 125.320 or 125.340 or 125.350 or 125.364 or 110.309 C 125.320 or 125.340 or 125.350 or 125.364 or 110.309

125.340 Investment Analysis 15 credits
P 125.241 R 125.342

125.350 Financial Risk Management 15 credits
P 125.230; and either 125.220 or 125.241

125.364 Bank Financial Management 15 credits
P 115.114 or 115.105; and 125.220 R 125.360, 125.361, 125.362, 125.363

127.241 Property Market Principles 15 credits

127.242 Introduction to Property Valuation 15 credits
R 127.255

127.245 Introduction to Property Finance and Investment 15 credits
P 115.114 or 115.105

127.341 Property Management and Development 15 credits
P 127.241

127.342 Applied Property Finance and Investment 15 credits
P 127.241, 127.242, 127.245 and one of 127.341 or 127.343 or 127.378 C 127.341 or 127.343 or 127.378

127.343 Applied Property Valuation 15 credits
P 127.242

127.378 Property Economics 15 credits

152.203 Business and Society 15 credits
R 52.101

152.232 Small Business Management 15 credits

152.233 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and Innovation 15 credits
R 152.230

152.250 Managing Organisations 15 credits
R 152.200

152.252 Project Management 15 credits

152.261 International Business 15 credits

152.264 International Supply Chain Management 15 credits

152.270 Māori Management 15 credits

152.304 Managing Services 15 credits

152.325 Designing and Developing Organisations 15 credits
P Any 200 level course from the 152 course prefix series R 152.360, 152.303, 152.341

152.330 Enterprise Development 15 credits

152.331 Scaling and Growth 15 credits
P 152.233 or 152.234

152.333 New Venture Project 15 credits

152.336 Leadership Practice 15 credits
R 152.328 and 152.329

152.338 Cultural Perspectives on Entrepreneurship 15 credits
P 152.233 or 152.234

152.350 Strategic Management and Governance 15 credits
P Any 200 level Management course R 152.341 and 152.365

152.355 Sustainability Issues, Challenges and Responses 15 credits
P Any 200 level course from the 152 course prefix series R 152.392

152.366 Operational Management of International Business 15 credits

152.370 Te Whanaketanga o te Pakihi Māori - Advanced Māori Business Development and Management 15 credits

153.204 Negotiation Principles 15 credits
R 153.307

155.110 Retail Law 15 credits
R 115.103, 115.211

155.201 Law of Property 15 credits
P 115.211 or 115.103 or 155.202 R 155.216, 155.700

155.202 Essentials of Law 15 credits

155.203 Law of Business Organisations 15 credits
P 115.211 or 115.103 or 155.202 R 155.200, 155.700

155.210 Commercial Law 15 credits
P 115.211 or 115.103 or 155.202 R 155.200, 155.700

155.301 Employment Law 15 credits
P 115.211 or 115.103 or 155.202 or 114.254; or 153.200 and 153.202 R 152.351, 155.700

156.231 Strategic Marketing Management 15 credits
P 115.116 or 156.200

156.232 Consumer Behaviour 15 credits
P 115.116 or 156.200

156.233 Marketing Research 15 credits
P 115.116 or 156.200

156.235 Social Media and Digital Marketing 15 credits
P 115.116 or 115.104 or 156.200 or 75 credits for non-Business students

156.237 Marketing Communication and Advertising 15 credits
P 115.116 or 156.200

156.238 Marketing New Products 15 credits
P 115.116 or 115.104 or 156.200

156.333 Market Analysis 15 credits
P 156.231 and 156.233

156.334 Marketing Consultancy Project 15 credits
P 156.231 and any 156.2xx course

156.338 International Marketing 15 credits
P 156.231 plus either 156.232, or both 156.235 and 156.237

156.339 Omni-Channel Retail Marketing 15 credits
P 156.231 or 290.2xx

156.340 Customer Intelligence 15 credits
P 156.233

156.341 Branding 15 credits
P 156.231 and plus either 156.232, or both 156.235 and 156.237

157.151 Living and Working with Technology 15 credits
R 115.107, 157.150, 157.100

157.240 Social Media Networks for Business 15 credits

157.241 Technology Trends for Organisations 15 credits
P 157.150 or 157.151 or 115.107 or 158.1xx or 159.1xx R 157.242

157.325 Information Management Project 15 credits
P 157.24x C 157.341 R 157.381,157.342

157.340 Organisational Knowledge Management 15 credits
P 114.2xx or 152.2xx or 157.2xx or 158.2xx or 159.2xx

157.350 Technology Governance and Risk Management 15 credits
R 57.301, 157.373, 157.341

161.101 Statistics for Business 15 credits
R 115.101, 161.100, 161.111, 161.120, 161.122, 161.130, 161.140

178.100 Principles of Macroeconomics 15 credits

178.111 Quantitative Methods for Economics 15 credits

178.200 Intermediate Macroeconomics 15 credits
P 178.100

178.201 Intermediate Microeconomics 15 credits
P 115.113 or 115.106

178.221 Methods of Economic Analysis 15 credits
P 115.113 or 115.106 or any 178.1xx course

178.250 Contemporary Economic Issues 15 credits

178.280 Introduction to Econometrics 15 credits
P 115.101 or 161.101 or 178.111; and 115.106 or 115.113

178.300 Advanced Macroeconomics 15 credits
P 178.200

178.301 Microeconomic Theory and Applications 15 credits
P 178.201

178.307 Markets, Firms and Consumers 15 credits
P 178.201 or 178.204 or 125.230; or (115.113 or 115.106 or 178.101) and 178.280

178.360 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics 15 credits

178.370 Development Economics 15 credits

178.380 Applied Econometrics 15 credits
P 178.220 or 178.280 R 178.321 and 178.320

197.288 Creative Collaboration 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level

197.388 Creative Communities 15 credits
P 75 Credits at 200 Level R 198.481, 212.425, 221.382, 222.382, 223.425, 224.382

219.203 Business Communication 15 credits
R 114.100, 114.253, 219.100

219.204 News Media and Society 15 credits
R 114.264

219.205 Professional Presentations in Business 15 credits
R 114.285

219.206 Communication and Technological Change 15 credits
R 114.263, 14.263

219.209 Public Relations Practice 15 credits

219.302 Gender and Communication in Organisations 15 credits
R 114.358

219.303 Organisational Communication 15 credits
R 114.353

219.304 Cross-Cultural Communication 15 credits
R 114.354

219.305 Public Relations Management 15 credits
P 219.209 R 114.363

219.307 Interpersonal Communication 15 credits
R 219.201,114.261,14.352

219.335 Media Law and Ethics 15 credits
R 219.331

222.215 Brand Communication 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts or 75 credits at 100 level including 115.116 or 115.104

224.205 Design for Display 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level R 197.205

240.260 Logistics and Supply Chain Fundamentals 15 credits
R 115.260

240.364 Purchasing and Supply Management 15 credits
P 240.260 or 240.261 or 240.263 R 240.360, 240.361

240.365 Demand Chain Management 15 credits
P 240.260 or 240.261 or 240.263 R 240.360, 240.361

290.100 Retail Practice Internship 15 credits
C 290.102 R 290.101

290.102 Contemporary Retail Management 15 credits

290.201 Retail Knowledge Internship 15 credits
P At least 15 credits at 200-level from the 290 course prefix series

290.202 Design Thinking for Business Operations 15 credits

290.203 Buying and Category Management 15 credits

290.204 Managing the Customer Experience 15 credits

290.301 Retail Experience Internship 30 credits
P At least 30 credits at 200-level from the 290 course prefix series R 115.388

290.302 Strategic Transformation in Retailing 15 credits

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