For the people who want to build businesses not just study them

Prepare for entry to the second year of the Bachelor of Business with our International Diploma (Business) programme.

Why choose the International Diploma (Business)?

Globally Recognised Qualification: Studying the International Diploma (Business) at the University of Waikato College, means you're on the path to a globally recognised degree. This diploma programme enhances your credentials, setting you on the course for a successful career in the global marketplace.

Seamless Progression: It serves as a direct pathway to the second year of a bachelor's degree in business at the University of Waikato, ensuring a smooth transition into higher education and opening doors to a wide range of business career opportunities.

Diverse Learning Environment: Diverse Learning Community: Immerse yourself in a diverse student environment, and prepare for success in the global tech industry.

Small Class Sizes: With smaller class sizes, you'll benefit from more personalized attention, fostering a conducive learning environment that can lead to better academic performance and, in turn, improved career prospects.

Experienced Faculty: The programme is led by experienced faculty who are dedicated to providing guidance and support for your academic journey, ensuring a strong foundation in business studies that can empower you for a wide range of career opportunities in the business sector.

What is the International Diploma (Business)?

Programme Information

Entry requirementsAn overall IELTS score of 5.5 (with no less than 5.0 in any band) or equivalent. The equivalent of  academic requirements across University Entrance approved subjects. Find out more.
Duration1 year
Start datesMarch and November

Course planner

  • English for the Professions
  • Introduction to Management
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Positive Learning Practices

  • Digital Business and Supply Chain Management
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Economics for Business and Management
  • Academic Skills and Practices

  • Accounting for Management
  • Fundamentals of Successful Marketing
  • Character and Intercultural Capabilities in Organisations
  • Critical Reflection

Progression degree options

Successful completion of the International Diploma (Business) enables students to progress into the Bachelor of Business (undergraduate degree) at the University of Waikato in any single major: 

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness
  • Digital Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Strategic Management
  • Supply Chain Management

I think this degree will [create] more job opportunities for me. I really enjoy this major because I think the lecturers and the tutors are really good – they help me so much.

Sulin from China
Studied at University of Waikato College
Now studying Bachelor of Business (Supply Chain Management)

I'm taking the Bachelor of Digital Business at the University of Waikato. Before transferring to my major, I studied at the University of Waikato College, where I completed the International Diploma (Business) for my first year of my deqree The International Diploma programmme prepared me with important skills for my second year.

Lanie from Vietnam
Studied International Diploma (Business) at University of Waikato College