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Western Institute of Technology Taranaki

New Plymouth , Taranaki Region ,New Zealand

Graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems L7

This qualification will provide you with state of the art learning in business systems and the requisite technology. You will learn how to access databases through social media avenues to construct useful information for both in-house and external communications. In addition, you will apply the latest techniques for managing information and communication technologies. Best of all, as part of your studies, you will be placed with an industry sponsor to get “real life” hands-on experience. This programme will set you up for career opportunities in the communication management and business analyst fields.

Programme Specific Information
This one year full-time programme allows you to graduate at the same level as a degree student and with a
focused file of knowledge. It is designed for people who have a degree in one area but want to change their area
of specialisation or career. It is also for people who have a level 6 or 7 Diploma and/or several years of relevant
work experience who wish to gain a qualification or update their skills in the area they are working.

Graduates will be able to:

Have a sound understanding of the dynamic and changing environment in which managers operate in New

Zealand and internationally, that will enable them to apply that knowledge at both organisational and strategic

levels in a range of industries and organisations. On reaching the workplace, graduates will have current

specialised knowledge and be able to integrate into their workplace environment quickly, having spent time

through their course of study in a work context applying the knowledge and skills of the curriculum.


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  • Nov

Application Processing Time in Days: 4

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

IELTS:6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band