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Business Practice

Our core fields of study are Accounting and Finance, Management and Marketing, and Communication. In this pathway, we prepare our students to have a sound understanding of the principles and practices in real-world business settings with a focus on their chosen field of expertise.

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.
PROGRAMME LEVEL DURATION CAREER OPTIONS
New Zealand Certificate in Retail 3 Part-time for approximately 26 weeks Retail assistant
New Zealand Certificate in Real Estate (Salesperson) 4 Full time: 7 weeks in class plus 5 weeks of self-directed study and assignments. Real estate salesperson, Real estate agent (with further study), Real estate branch manager (with further study)
New Zealand Diploma in Business - Accounting 5 Full-time for one year. Part-time options available. Accounts payable/receivable administrator, Assistant accountant, Business administrator, Credit manager, Office manager, Payroll administrator
New Zealand Diploma in Business - Leadership and Management 5 Full-time for one year or part-time options available Team leader, Supervisor, Business administrator
Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) 7 Full-time for three years or part-time options available Financial accountant, Chief financial officer, Management accountant, Chartered accountant, Taxation consultant, Systems accountant, Business analyst, Audit manager
Bachelor of Business (Finance) 7 Full-time for three years or part-time options available Business analyst, Finance manager, Financial analyst, Financial planner, Investment analyst, Investment banker, Risk manager, Working capital manager
Bachelor of Business (Management) 7 Full-time for three years or part-time options available Human 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) 7 Full-time for three years or part-time options available AdWords specialist, Advertising specialist, Brand manager, Digital marketing executive, Marketing manager, Marketing specialist, Market researcher, SEO specialist, Social media executive
Bachelor of Communication (Event Management) 7 Full-time for three years or part-time options available.
Bachelor of Communication (Media Studies) 7 Full-time for three years or part-time options available.
Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) 7 Full-time for three years or part-time options available.
Graduate Certificate in Professional Accountancy 7 Full-time for a minimum of one semester or part-time options available Auditor, Business adviser, Chartered accountant, Chief financial officer, Divisional accountant, Financial accountant, Financial controller, Management accountant, Tax consultant
Graduate Diploma in Business (Human Resource Management) 7 Full-time for one year or part-time options available Recruitment manager, HR manager, Training manager, Occupational health and safety officer
Graduate Diploma in Business (Marketing) 7 Full-time for one year or part-time options available Marketing manager, Marketing consultant, Digital strategist
Graduate Diploma in Business (Operations Management) 7 Full-time for one year or part-time options available Process improvement analyst, Operations manager, Logistics manager, Supply chain manager, Production manager, Factory manager, Warehouse manager
Graduate Diploma in Event Communication 7 Full-time for one year or part-time options available
Graduate Diploma in Professional Accountancy 7 Full-time for a minimum of one year or part-time options available Auditor, Business adviser, Chartered accountant, Divisional accountant, Financial accountant, Financial controller, Chief financial officer, Management accountant, Tax consultant
Postgraduate Diploma in Business 8 Full-time for one year or part-time options available Marketing executive, Human resources manager, Operations manager, Business researcher
Master of Applied Practice 9 Full-time for 18 months or part-time for two to six years
Master of Business 9 Full-time for two years or part-time options available Human resources manager, Marketing manager, Business Management

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