Practice Pathway overview

We use an integrated, holistic approach to learning, with students exposed to principles around how an organisation operates, communication, decision making, numeracy and presentation skills, across all areas of business. 

Unitec tutors develop contacts with local and global businesses so our students can benefit from cutting edge business techniques as well as high calibre work placements during their study. 

In addition to the necessary theoretical learning, we promote hands-on learning and connecting our students direct to industry. We are committed to our students’ personal and professional development in order to give them the strongest start in a competitive global market.

Explore your options

Programmes and study path

Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
PROGRAMMELEVELDURATIONCAREER OPTIONS
New Zealand Certificate in Retail3Part-time for approximately 26 weeksRetail assistant
Certificate in Communication and Media Arts4Full-time for one semester or part-time options availableThis programme prepares you for further study toward a career in the media, communication, or performing and screen arts.
National Certificate in Real Estate (Salesperson)46 weeks in class (Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm) plus 6 weeks of self-directed study and assignments;
or 12 weeks in-class (Sat 9am-3pm and Wed 7-9pm).
Real estate salesperson, Real estate branch manager (with further study), Real estate agent (with further study)
New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business)4Full-time 16 weeks.Small business owner
New Zealand Diploma in Business - Accounting6Full-time for two years or part-time options availableAccounts payable/receivable administrator, Assistant accountant, Business administrator, Credit manager, Office manager, Payroll administrator
New Zealand Diploma in Business - Management6Full-time for two years or part-time options availableBusiness administrator, HR manager, Office administrator, Recruitment manager, Supervisor, Team leader
Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)7Full-time for three years or part-time options availableFinancial accountant, Chief financial officer, Management accountant, Chartered accountant, Taxation consultant, Systems accountant, Business analyst, Audit manager
Bachelor of Business (Finance)7Full-time for three years or part-time options availableBusiness analyst, Finance manager, Financial analyst, Financial planner, Investment analyst, Investment banker, Risk manager, Working capital manager
Bachelor of Business (Management)7Full-time for three years or part-time options availableHuman resources advisor, Recruitment manager, Payroll manager, Human resources manager, Training and development manager, Process improvement analyst, Logistics manager, Operations coordinator, Production planner, Project coordinator, Supply chain coordinator, Inventory controller
Bachelor of Business (Marketing)7Full-time for three years or part-time options availableAdWords specialist, Advertising specialist, Brand manager, Digital marketing executive, Marketing manager, Marketing specialist, Market researcher, SEO specialist, Social media executive
Bachelor of Communication (Event Management)7Full-time for three years or part-time options available
Honours programme full-time for four years
Activation executive, Activation manager, Conference manager, Corporate events planner, Event manager, Fundraising executive, Fundraising manager, Promotions manager, Special event co-ordinator, Sponsorship advisor, Sponsorship manager, Venues manager
Bachelor of Communication (Media Studies)7Full-time for three years or part-time options available. Honours programme full-time for four yearsPublic relations executive, Media analyst, Media researcher, Communications advisor, Marketing communications executive, Social media executive, Social media community manager, Market researcher, Media relations manager, Corporate communication executive, Digital marketing executive, Media relations executive
Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)7Full-time for three years or part-time options available.
Honours programme full-time for four years
Communications advisor, Community relations manager, Corporate communication executive, Corporate relations advisor, Corporate or public affairs communicator, Internal communications executive, Marketing communications executive, Media relations executive, Media relations manager, Public relations executive
Graduate Certificate in Professional Accountancy7Full-time for a minimum of one semester or part-time options availableAuditor, Business adviser, Chartered accountant, Chief financial officer, Divisional accountant, Financial accountant, Financial controller, Management accountant, Tax consultant
Graduate Diploma in Business (Human Resource Management)7Full-time for one year or part-time options availableRecruitment manager, HR manager, Training manager, Occupational health and safety officer
Graduate Diploma in Business (Marketing)7Full-time for one year or part-time options availableMarketing manager, Marketing consultant, Digital strategist
Graduate Diploma in Business (Operations Management)7Full-time for one year or part-time options availableProcess improvement analyst, Operations manager, Logistics manager, Supply chain manager, Production manager, Factory manager, Warehouse manager
Graduate Diploma in Event Communication7Full-time for one year or part-time options availableConference manager, Corporate communication executive, Event manager, Conference centre manager, Promotions manager, Special event co-ordinator, Sponsorship manager, Exhibitions organiser
Graduate Diploma in Professional Accountancy7Full-time for a minimum of one year or part-time options availableAuditor, Business adviser, Chartered accountant, Divisional accountant, Financial accountant, Financial controller, Chief financial officer, Management accountant, Tax consultant
Postgraduate Diploma in Business8Full-time for one year or part-time options availableMarketing executive, Human resources manager, Operations manager, Business researcher
Postgraduate Diploma in International Communication8Full-time for one year or part-time for two to three yearsCommunication manager, Corporate communication manager, Government relations manager, Internal communication executive, Media researcher, Policy analyst, Public affairs manager, Relationship manager
Master of Applied Practice9Full-time for 18 months or part-time for two to six yearsAdvance your practice and contribute to your profession by completing work-relevant research and projects
Master of Business9Full-time for two years or part-time options availableHuman resources manager, Marketing manager, Business Management
Master of International Communication9Full-time for two years or part-time options availableCorporate communication manager, Diversity manager, Government relations manager, International communications executive, Media researcher, Communication manager (NGO or NFP), Policy analyst, Public relations and communication advisor, Public affairs manager

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