New Zealand tertiary education providers offering business programmes are focused on helping students gain applied business knowledge and hands-on skills connected to local industry so they can hit the ground running as soon as they graduate.  Students can choose a single or double major in Accounting, Management or Marketing or other key areas of management.

The following New Zealand qualifications in the fields of business, accounting, marketing and applied management are popular amongst international students who are already working professionals or to high school graduates who would like to become business professionals.

of New Zealand Qualification NZQF
Minimum Entry Requirements Estimated
Tuition Fee
Bachelor of Applied Management
(Major in Accounting, Human Resource Management, etc.)
7 3 years High school graduate.
IELTS score of 6.0
NZ$20,210 per year
Bachelor of Commerce
(Major in Accounting, Management and Marketing)
7 3 years •High school graduate.
•IELTS score of 6.0
NZ$18,900 per year
Graduate Diploma in Applied Management 7 1 year •High school graduate.
•IELTS score of 6.5.
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management 8 1 year •With a bachelor’s degree.
•IELTS overall score of 6.5
From NZ$ 21,310
Master of Applied Management 9 1.5 years •With a bachelor’s degree
•IELTS score of 6.5.