The Diploma in Business & Strategy

What is this programme about?

The Diploma in Business & Strategy (Level 7) prepares graduates for professional positions in the areas of business with specialized knowledge and skills in strategic management.

Is it right for me?

The programme is aimed at professionals from various disciplines, who wish to enhance their knowledge, skills and experience in business and strategic management.

It is also suitable for business professionals who wish to progress into strategic roles within an organisation. Skills and knowledge gained through this programme can be applied directly in the workplace or for further studies in the areas of business administration and management.

What will I get out of it?

On completion of the Diploma in Business & Strategy (Level 7), graduates will demonstrate knowledge and skills in business management with a strategic perspective. Graduates will also demonstrate an in-depth understanding and higher-level knowledge and skills in Corporate Communication, Organisational Behaviour, Economics, Business Strategy, Finance, Marketing and Business Research Methods. The qualification can lead to further study in this area or direct employment into the workforce.

Career Pathways
  • Strategic Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Business Strategist
  • Senior Management
  • Chief Executive


One year full time.


Economics for Business
Strategic Marketing
Corporate Communications Strategy
Organisational Behaviour
Strategic Resource Management
Finance for Strategic Managers
Global Business Strategy
Research Project


A candidate for admission to this programme of study shall:

  1. Have attained the age of 19 years; And
  2. Have an English equivalent of IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5; or equivalent; And
  3. Have completed at least a Diploma level 6 in a related field of study; or have at least two years of relevant work experience at a managerial position; or equivalent.



Code: Stellaris PTE Limited has agreed to observe and be bound by the the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016. Copies of the Code are available from the NZQA website at  Immigration: Full details of immigration requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying and reporting requirements are available from Immigration New Zealand and can be viewed on their website at

Eligibility for health services: Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website at

Accident insurance:
The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents, and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at  Medical and Travel Insurance: International students (including group students) must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand.

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