Study Options

Online, Full-time, Part-time


1 year


Level 5

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Do You Mean Business?

This is a one year qualification in business at level 5 and provides great pathway onto Bachelor of Business Studies if you choose to continue your studies.

Please give us a call to make an appointment to discuss your study options, please contact:

Christine Pollard (for study on campus)  Ph: (06) 8301246 or email

Wendy Nichol (for online study)  –  Phone: 06 830 1116 or Email


business course



Get your future sorted with a business diploma from EIT. This programme is practically orientated and will provide you with the skills and knowledge for 21st century business.

This diploma is a stand-alone programme providing a firm understanding of business in the New Zealand environment along with the most valuable attributes that are required in the modern business era. You’ll choose from six majors / strands: accounting, leadership & management, administration & technology, project management, human resource management, and marketing & sales.

Accounting, and Leadership and Management can also be used as a pathway to further study, transitioning straight to the 2nd year of the Bachelor of Business Studies.

Please feel free to make an appointment to discuss your study options. You can meet with our staff in person at our Hawke’s Bay or Tairāwhiti campuses, or simply give us call on 0800 22 55 348. And you’re most welcome to visit EIT to view our facilities at any time.

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

The New Zealand Diploma in business is designed to produce work-ready graduates with a good understanding of the theories, practices and principles involved in business. You could find yourself working independently or as part of a team in a larger organisation.  You will still need to gain practical experience in the workplace before you can expect to take on roles of responsibility.




There are four entry dates per year:

  • February
  • May
  • July
  • October

There is also an option to study some of the NZ Diploma in Business courses online through our business partner TANZ.


Entry requirements

International entry requirements

Entry with Credit

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus
Tairawhiti Campus


EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.