Diploma In Business Level 5

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management

Specialisation: Retail Management, Information Technology Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Project Management



Aspire2 International Graduate Diploma


This year long programme offers you the opportunity to gain a higher level business qualification, with a specialisation in a sought-after area. It will provide you with an understanding of the New Zealand business environment and practices. With this qualification, you may apply for a professional position, or go on to further study. 

Aspire2 International Graduate Diploma

1 Academic Year

Content & delivery

Delivered by: Concordia Institute of Business

Develop specialised skills to launch your career in the industry of your choice.

This programme has two components:

Compulsory – You will gain the fundamental concepts and skills you need in basic business management and planning, to deliver workable business solutions. Skills include people management, organisational behaviour, marketing and business communication, applied accounting, budgeting and strategic operational management.

Specialisation – You will focus on a specific area of business management, consisting of two modules, in your area of interest.

You must study all core papers plus  two papers from your area of specialisation.

Core papers: You must study all these papers:

  • Managing People and Organisational Behaviour
  • Marketing Concepts and Business Communication
  • Applied Accounting and Budgeting
  • Strategic Operational Management

Specialisation Strands: Both papers from your stand choice must be completed:

  • Retail Management:
  • Retail Customer Orientation
  • Information Technology Management:
  • Information Systems Project Management
  • Information Systems within Organisations
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management:
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management Fundamentals
  • Tourism & Hospitality Industry Strategic Management
  • Project Management:
  • Managing Projects
  • Project Quality Assurance

Once you have completed this Graduate Diploma, you will be ready to take on general management roles in the area you choose. Your choice of areas of specialisation will lead you into the industry of your choice.

Entry requirements

To gain admission to this programme, you must

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Hold an undergraduate degree or higher, or
  • Give evidence of relevant practical, educational or professional experience

For international students
If you are coming from overseas, to gain admission you must:

  • be 18 years of age or older
  • provide evidence of an IELTS overall band score of at least 6.0 (Academics), with no individual band less than 6.0; or 
  • the equivalent in an internationally recognised English language test


  • Tuition - $
  • Resource - $
  • Registration - $
  • Insurance (14 months) - $
  • Bank fee - $
  • Total - $

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Your pathway

Your potential career path after study

  • Customer Service Rep / Receptionist
  • Office Administrator
  • Assistant Office Manager / Team Leader
  • Office Manager
  • Regional/Area Sales Manager
  • Customer Services Manager / General Manager
  • CEO

Ruchita's story

"I was at Aspire2 International both as a student, and later as a tutor for Level 5 & 7, and there were so many highlights! In the final term of my course I won the top project award for the web application that I’d developed, which was a real thrill. I also had a lot of fun and thrived in the encouraging and supportive Aspire2 environment. ..."

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How to apply

  • 1 Apply online
  • 2 Receive an OOP

    Offer of Place will give advice on programme fees, insurance, date and methods of payment

  • 3 Pay fees

    Sign one copy of the Offer of Place and return it, with full payment of all fees, by the due date

  • 4 Fee receipt

    When we receive your fees, we will send you an official fee receipt

  • 5 Apply for visa

    Once your student visa is approved, we will arrange your accommodation (if you wish) and airport pick-up

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