NZMA has a number of confirmed pathways to Universities both in NZ and overseas.

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Click here for a list of other pathways from NZMA to Universities in the UK, USA and Australia.


Domestic Pathways from NZMA

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AUT University Based in the heart of Auckland City   

AUT is home to around 26000 students including 3000 international students. AUT is a contemporary university, with a distinctive approach to teaching and learning, focused on providing student-centred, innovative and responsive learning experiences. Described as the ‘university for the changing world’, their programmes are designed for those seeking a modern career and an exciting future. Students who complete NZMA’s Level 6 Diploma in Business (Advanced) with a B-grade average or equivalent are guaranteed to meet AUT’s criteria for recognition of prior learning, and be credited with 120 points towards their Bachelor of Business. This means they can enter directly into the second year of the degree. Students who complete NZMA’s Level 6 Diploma in Applied Hospitality Management can transfer 135 points towards AUT’s Bachelor of International Hospitality Management, which is equivalent to one year and one paper. Please note: Acceptance into AUT's programmes are subject to meeting AUT admission requirements.

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University of Waikato The University of Waikato is home to New Zealand’s top research-led business school.

All international students who successfully graduate from one of NZMA’s business diplomas are guaranteed direct entry into any bachelor degree offered by Waikato University’s Management School. Depending on their grades, and which business diploma they complete (Level 5 or Level 6), students are eligible to apply for between 30 and 80 points of credit towards their degree programme.

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Middlesex Uni

International Pathways from NZMA Middlesex University England Middlesex

This is a British university based in London, with a distinguished heritage of excellence and innovation in higher education. There are over 35,000 students on Middlesex courses at campuses in London, Dubai and Mauritius, and with prestigious academic partners across the world. Middlesex is dedicated to unlocking potential, in its students, through research and within businesses. The university has a reputation for the highest quality British teaching, research that makes a real difference to people’s lives and a practical, innovative approach to working with businesses provide solutions to their issues. Middlesex expertise is wide ranging with over 300 courses, from engineering, information, health and social sciences, to business, arts and education - and they are leaders in work based learning education. Credits from NZMA are recognised by Middlesex University and may be transferrable to allow student entry onto a specific Middlesex programme with advance standing and credit towards a named award of the University.

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University of South Australia

University of South Australia

Founded in 1991, The University of South Australia (UniSA) is a well-respected, innovative university and is part of the influential Australian Technology Network (ATN), an alliance of five prominent universities from each mainland state. The university’s programmes have been designed in consultation with industry and the professions and incorporate real world professional experience so graduates can be immediately effective in the workplace. NZMA students who complete their BTEC Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Management are guaranteed direct entry into the second year of UniSA’s Bachelor of Tourism and Event Management. Graduates of the BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business at NZMA also enjoy the same privilege as well as guaranteed direct entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Applied Finance, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Management (Marketing), Bachelor of Management, Bachelor of Management (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) and Bachelor of Business Administration (Specialisation).

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University College Birmingham

University College Birmingham (UCB) England

Based in Birmingham, UCB is home to 7500 students on further and higher education programmes. Around 1100 of these are international students hailing from 63 different countries. NZMA has articulation agreements and pathways to UCB for both its hospitality and business graduates. Graduates of NZMA’s Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 6 are guaranteed automatic entry into the final year of UCB’s BA (Hons) degree programme with a range of majors to choose from such as Hospitality and Tourism Business Administration, and Hospitality and Tourism Management. NZMA’s Business Diploma (Advanced) Level 6 graduates are guaranteed direct entry into the final year of UCB’s BA (Hons) Business Enterprise Degree.

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Manukau Institute of Technology

Manukau Institute of Technology

International students who successfully complete NZMA’s Diploma in Business (Advanced) Level 6 can staircase straight into the second year of MIT’s Bachelor of Business Programme.

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Languages International

Pathways to NZMA Languages International

NZMA and Languages International hold a Memorandum of Understanding. This Memorandum of Understanding allows students who pass the Languages International assessments at the requisite level to gain direct entry in to the Diploma in Business Level 5 or the National Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 5. Languages International is a well respected English language school located in both Auckland and Christchurch.

Click here to visit the Languages International website

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