Diploma in Business Management (Level 7) Business Information Technology

Business Information Technology

This qualification will provide both New Zealand and Global businesses and organisations with graduates who can apply advanced business management knowledge and skills to be able to manage within a business management environment.

In addition to advanced business management knowledge and skills, graduates with specialization in Business Information Technology will be able to manage e-business platforms to support strategic technology infused business processes in the digital age.


36 weeks (2 x 18 week Academic Terms)

2017 Intake Dates

21 August 2017 - 30 October 2017


NZ$ 19530

Entry Criteria

Applicants must provide evidence of:

  • A Level 6 or higher qualification in Business (or equivalent) OR
  • A degree in other disciplines related to Business IT OR
  • A minimum of four years relevant industry experience in a Business related field, requiring knowledge equivalent to at least a Level 6 Business qualification. AND
  • International students for whom English is not their first language, must also have an IELTS score of 6.0 (Academic) with no individual band lower than 5.5, or equivalent evidence of English Language proficiency in accordance with NZQA regulations.


Students will be required to study the following eight papers in two semesters:

MGT701 Strategic Management

Strategic Management is the capstone course for business management majors such as brand management, ubiquitous digital marketing and business information technology. Students learn new strategy formulation, implementation, and evaluation concepts and techniques. Students use this new knowledge, coupled with knowledge acquired from other courses, to chart the future direction of different organizations. Strategic Management students analyze firms in different industries, make objective strategic decisions for companies, and justify those decisions through oral and/or written communication. Students can recommend strategies for the organizations and specify how those strategies could best be implemented. Strategic Management is a challenging and exciting course for students who want to manage organisations in a dynamic business environment. This course is very well articulated with MGT 702 Strategic Contemporary Marketing, MGT 703 People and Organisations and prompts students to explore financial implications for firms in MGT 704 Financial management.

MGT702 Strategic Contemporary Marketing

In this course, students discuss latest marketing theories and applications in various contexts. This course is organised around state-of-the-art marketing topics that are presented, discussed and analyzed throughout the course. Students will be encouraged to develop critical thinking skills to understand and evaluate current issues in marketing theory and practice. By examining various points of view and taking a firm centric perspective, students will gain a better understanding of the evolving role of marketing within companies and society through the integration of market and customer information. This course allows to triangulate marketing perspective with MGT701 Strategic Management, MGT 703 People and Organisations and prompts students to explore financial implications for firms in MGT 704 Financial management

MGT703 People and Organisation

Managing People & Organisations is designed to help students to understand the effect of their behavior at work, and the behaviour of those around them on work performance. To do that we will introduce students to theories about human behaviour and interpersonal relationships. We will consider ideas about common organisational features such as job roles, leadership, power structures, job design and performance management. The organisations we work in are rich and complex organisms in which many interactions, relationships and processes are played out daily. The complexity of these interactions, relationships and processes often makes them difficult to understand. Our challenge in this course is to develop the analytical skills which will assist our students to obtain valuable insights into organisational life. This course allows to align HR and Organisational perspective with MGT 701 Strategic Management and prompts students to explore financial implications for firms in MGT 704 Financial management

MGT704 Financial Management

This course covers the fundamentals of financial management to support both short and long-term financial decisions of the firm. The course has three main objectives: 1) Develop an understanding of the tools that are used to value investment projects and companies (valuation). 2) Understand the basic issues involved in how firms should raise funds for their real investments (financing). 3) Evaluate how investment and financing decisions are related. Emphasis will be placed on appreciating the limitations and challenges that are faced when applying the theoretical framework of corporate finance to real world problems. This course allows to conceptualize financial linkage with MGT 701 Strategic Management, MGT702 Strategic Contemporary Marketing and MGT703 People and Organisation.

BIT701 Networking and Webserver Administration

This course takes students through the complexity of network environments, and provides an introduction to the design and analysis of computer communication networks.  This course, BIT702 Requirement Analysis and System Design, and BIT704 Database Management Systems interrelate as the building blocks of Business Information Systems.

BIT702 Requirement Analysis and System Design

Students will learn the complexity and modelling techniques for software analysis and design.  This course orientates students with the principles, processes and methods of requirement analysis and system design. It is an essential course for students to understand the core concepts of analysis and design used in modern business systems worldwide.  This links with BIT701 Networking and Webserver Administration and BIT704 Database Management Systems.

BIT703 Electronic Business in Digital Age

Business in cyberspace has become one of the most exciting trends and companies are positioning themselves by adopting online platforms to remain competitive. In the market place the focus of E-business is shifting from an emphasis on pyre technology to more technology supported strategic actions. This course helps students to understand E-business issues and models in digital age, and courses BIT701 Networking and Webserver Administration, BIT702 Requirement Analysis and System Design and BIT704 Database Management Systems provide the fundamentals for implementing and managing e-business platforms.

BIT704 Database Management Systems

This course covers the concepts of DBMS - the predominant system for business, scientific and engineering applications at present. The topics are reinforced using structured query language (SQL). The course includes Entity-Relation model, Normalization, Relational model, and data access queries as well as an introduction to SQL.  This links with BIT701 Networking and Webserver Administration and BIT702 Requirement Analysis and System Design

Career Opportunities 

Graduates may work as:

  • Data base and System Administrators
  • Network and Support Professionals
  • Business Operations Analyst
  • IT Strategy Consultant
  • IT Project Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Technical Business Analyst

Suitable Industries

Graduates may be eligible to work into these industries:

  • Informational Technology 
  • Retails and Manufacturing
  • Service Industry