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New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business)

Level 4

Gain the skills and knowledge to work in, start, operate, and grow a small business in New Zealand with UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business).

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Level: 4

Locations: Palmerston North, Whanganui

Duration: 19 weeks

Dates:
24 Jul 2017 - 1 Dec 2017

Domestic Fees:*
$3,347.50Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Please enquire.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). Fees for multi-year programmes are for one year of study.

From developing an entrepreneurial idea, through to pitching a new business concept to investors, the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) will equip you with all the skills and knowledge you need. 

This business programme provides a strong foundation in small business and enables innovative ideas to become reality.

Career & Study Outcomes

Graduates of the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) will have the skills and knowledge to work in, start, operate, and grow a small business in New Zealand.

Technical knowledge and skills

  • Business plan development and pitching
  • Business performance monitoring and improvement
  • Financial management and accounting
  • Marketing, social media and communication
  • Technology and business systems solutions
  • Staff management and human resources
  • Professional development and business innovation

People and communication skills

  • Customer service
  • Stakeholder relationship building
  • Public relations

Education pathway

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) graduates gain automatic entry and can progress onto the following programmes:





To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries, see Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Occupation Outlook for Managers.

Domestic Entry Requirements

NCEA level 2 (including 10 literacy credits at level 2 and 10 numeracy at level 1) or equivalent;
OR
New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to small business) (Level 3);
OR
Equivalent academic achievement on a case-by-case basis; 
OR 
At the discretion of the Executive Dean.

International Entry Requirements

In addition to the Domestic Entry Requirements, the following applies to international student applicants.

English language proficiency
The minimum entry for international students is an IELTS General or Academic Level 5.5 with no band lower than 5, taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form (or equivalent, including TOEFL). UCOL is a TOEFL iBT testing centre

Applicants under 20 years of age: 
Applicants under 20 years of age must provide evidence of an equivalent academic qualification that meets the relevant programme requirements for entry. Please refer to the International Academic Qualifications Entry Criteria Guidelines for more details.

Advice & Guidance

The New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) comprises 60 credits.

There is no work experience component for this programme of study.

Recognition of prior learning
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the Recognition of Prior Learning Form where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course or unit standards have already been met.

Course Information

  • Business Environment and Law
  • Finance and Technology
  • Human Resources and Professional Development
  • Marketing and Communication

Accreditation

The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to teach it.
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