Without Specialisation – Diploma in Business Studies

The Diploma in Business Studies is a flexible qualification that can be completed in one year full-time, and may be a stepping-stone to a Bachelor of Business.

Where you can study

Auckland campus
Distance and online
Wellington campus
Manawatū campus (Palmerston North)

International students

International students are not New Zealand citizens or residents.

Definition of New Zealand citizens and residents

Open to international students on campus in New Zealand

Specialise in Without Specialisation for your Diploma in Business Studies at Massey

The Diploma in Business Studies is taught at Massey University at the Manawatū, Auckland and Wellington campuses. Courses may also be taken via distance learning.

Planning information

If you study full-time you’ll take 60 credits per semester, making a total of 120 credits. If you wish to study part-time, you should take 30 credits per semester over two years. 

Courses available for the Diploma in Business Studies (Without specialisation)

The majority of available courses are those listed for the Bachelor of Business and its majors.

Official regulations

To understand what you need to study and must complete to graduate read the official rules and regulations or this qualification.

You should read these together with all other relevant Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates.

Returning students

For returning students, there may be changes to the majors and minors available and the courses you need to take. Go to the section called ‘Transitional Provisions’ in the Regulations to find out more.

In some cases the qualification or specialisation you enrolled in may no longer be taking new enrolments, so may not appear on these web pages. To find information on the regulations for these qualifications go to the Massey University Calendar.

Please contact us through the Get advice button on this page if you have any questions.

Courses you can enrol in

Course planning key

Courses that need to be completed before moving onto a course at the next level. For example, a lot of 200-level courses have 100-level prerequisite courses.
Courses that must be completed at the same time as another course are known as corequisite courses.
Some courses are restricted against each other because their content is similar. This means you can only choose one of the offered courses to study and credit to your qualification.

Schedule for the Diploma in Business Studies (without specialisation)

Course code: 190116 Introduction to Management in Aviation 15 credits

An overview of management concepts in the aviation industry.

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Course code: 190211 Aviation Strategic Management 15 credits

An examination of the strategic management processes employed in the aviation industry, and how the business environment shapes strategy formulation and implementation in the aviation industry.

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Course code: 190220 Managing Airline Systems 15 credits

An examination of the management of airline organisations.

Prerequisites: 190116

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Course code: 190306 Airline Strategic Management 15 credits

A review of the current state of strategic management in the airline industry. The approach is both multidisciplinary in focus and international in scope. Attention will be focused on the Asia-Pacific region, as the potential location of the world's largest aviation market.

Prerequisites: 190211

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Course code: 190318 Air Transport Economics 15 credits

This course covers economic aspects of air transport and airline operations and provides insights into the methods employed to manage and evaluate the economic viability of these operations.

Prerequisites: 190220

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Undergraduate courses from the following prefixes (excluding courses ringfenced to specific qualifications and/or specialisations):

110 Accountancy, 114 Human Resource Management, 115 College of Business, 125 Finance, 127 Property Studies, 152 Management, 153 Dispute Resolution, 156 Marketing,
157 Information Systems, 178 Economics, 219 Communication and Journalism, 290 Retail, 295 Business.

Entry requirements

Admission to Massey

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for the Diploma in Business Studies (Without Specialisation), outside of university admission regulations.

English language requirements

To study this qualification you must meet Massey University's English language standards.

English language skills

If you need help with your English language skills before you start university, see our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.

Can't meet the entry requirements?

If you need to do a course before you start your qualification, there may be options for you in Summer School.

International students

New Zealand is a great place to study. Massey University’s reputation is supported by our international rankings, accreditations and associations. We are rated five star plus by the QS World University Rankings.

Massey University has small class sizes, and our lecturers and staff are friendly and approachable.

As an international student, there are entry requirements that will apply to you. We recommend that you apply at least three months before your anticipated start date so your application can be processed in time. There are additional steps you will need to take. These include obtaining a visa and travel bookings if your study is to be in New Zealand.

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