New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 6 (Leadership and Management)

One Year Full-Time (Progressing From Level 5)

The New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 6) programme of study prepares learners for mid-level management/leadership positions with a strategic perspective within New Zealand business entities, or for further studies in the field of business leadership and management.

The programme is suitable for people with prior knowledge in business management and leadership at an operational level and who wish to gain leadership and management with a strategic perspective within New Zealand business entities, or for further studies in the areas of business management.

Canterbury College Limited is accredited to provide New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) Level 6 by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under section 250 of the Education Act 1989.


Length: 40 study weeks
Total Credits: 120
Papers: 8 in total (2 papers x 4 terms x 10 weeks)


This course at Level 6 is considered a technical course and, combined with the Level 5 course, equivalent to the first two years of a 3 years degree in New Zealand universities. Because it is a course taught in English, it offers extensive business vocabulary. We would also provide intensive study skill course.

Other requirements:

We recommend each student to have a personal laptop for use during the course.


  • 601 Strategic Planning
  • 602 Financial Management
  • 603 Human Resource Management
  • 604 Operations Management
  • 605 Marketing Planning
  • 606 Leadership
  • 607 Business Environment
  • 608 Applied Management Project

Intakes for 2017

Please email info@cancan.com for more information.


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  2. A pathway to further advanced study


International students must have achieved the following:

  • Successfully completed a Level 5 business qualification (i.e. NZDB Level 5); and/or
  • Have equivalent relevant business experience.


If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of achieving either:

IELTS6.0 average with no band less than 5.5
TOEFLScore of no less than 550 (paper test)
PTEPearson Test of English (academic) score of 50
CCETCanterbury College English Test is a NZQA-approved internal test for students from countries with an 80%+ visa success rate (check here to view your country's student visa approval rate)

How to apply

Please contact info@cancan.com for an enrolment pack.

Please email or call our friendly staff for any further inquiries.