Graduate Diploma in International Trade

New Zealand College of Business

Subject area

International Business

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Entry requirements

A candidate for admission to this programme of study shall have: 1. Successfully complete a Bachelor's degree in any field other than the specific graduate diploma field, or 2. Successfully completed a Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a Bachelor's degree) and an interview to assess the student's suitability for the programme, on individual basis, or 3. For domestic students, evidence of equivalent practical, professional, or educational experience, e.g., three years full time work experience (relevant to the selected field of study), and an interview as well as a literacy and numeracy test to assess the candidate's suitability for the programme, and 4. Candidates with English as a second language are required to have an IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no individual band score lower than 5.5 from a single report, or equivalent, as listed in the NZQA Programme Approval, Recognition, and Accreditation Rules 2022 Appendix ( 5. Applicants who meet the requirements for admission are accepted into the programme in the order of their applications being received. Additional requirement: In order to fully participate in the online components of NZCB's Graduate Diploma in International Trade programme, students are required to have access to the following: 1. Hardware: A reliable computer (desktop or laptop), tablet, or smartphone with the ability to stream video and audio content. 2. Software: * An up-to-date operating system (Windows, macOS, or equivalent) * A recent version of a web browser (such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge) * Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent software for document creation and editing (Word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software) 3. Internet Access: A reliable, high-speed internet connection capable of streaming video and participating in live webinars. 4. Digital Literacy Skills: * Basic proficiency in using the internet for research and communication * Familiarity with email communication, including attaching and downloading files * Basic understanding of how to use word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software * Ability to participate in online discussions and webinars

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The programme provides students with a deep understanding of the different approaches to operating and managing business that function across borders and in an international economics context. Students explore the influence and impact of international trade and financial markets on business operations, the importance of global marketing and e-commerce activities as a means to drive international trade and sales, the intricacies of managing multinational supply chains effectively, and the challenges of managing people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. A key aspect of student learning in the programme is centred on building a comprehensive understanding of the structure and process of strategic planning and decision-making aimed at creating and capturing competitive advantage in international markets and through international trade. A key aim of the programme is to grow students' ethical, bi-cultural and cross-cultural toolkit. This is inclusive of cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity, and how to navigate and develop tools in this space which is vital to an international business context. The programme helps students recognise the importance of Māori as tangata whenua, Māori cultural values and Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its impact and obligations on activities in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Business and Management at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (03) 379 6668
Fax: (03) 379 6672

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