Press Release - NZMA joins forces with MIT for Business Studies

Press Release - NZMA joins forces with MIT for Business Studies

Wednesday 26 May

New Zealand Management Academies (NZMA) has just signed a partnership with Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) which will give NZMA’s Level 6 Business Diploma graduates a head start in their degree studies.

International students who successfully complete NZMA’s two-year Diploma in Business (Advanced) will now be able to staircase straight into the second year of MIT’s Bachelor of Business Programme. That’s thanks to the work they have already done at NZMA in the areas of accounting, marketing and management. 

This new articulation agreement is the first New Zealand pathway for graduates of the recently launched Edexcel business qualifications now on offer at NZMA.  Edexcel is a leading global education service provider which offers internationally recognised academic and vocational qualifications. 

NZMA business diploma students are able to graduate with dual qualifications, one accredited by Edexcel in the UK and the other accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. NZMA’s Director of New Business and Product Development Mark Worsop says the new agreement with MIT, one of New Zealand’s largest polytechnics, is very exciting for NZMA. 

“Now finance, marketing and management graduates from NZMA’s Level 6 Diploma in Business have an articulated pathway to MIT’s Bachelor of Business (BBus) programme, which provides direct entry into year two of the business degree programme,” he said. “While there are numerous pathways to business degrees in the UK, the USA and Australia from NZMA’s new business diplomas, the alignment and recognition of these programmes by MIT now provides an opportunity for students to continue their studies at degree level within New Zealand with a guaranteed pathway.

“This level of certainty is extremely important for our international students because with English language tuition, high levels of pastoral care, small classes, and support in finding employment while they study at NZMA, students know they will have the best possible chance of being successful in New Zealand.”

Further Information
About New Zealand Management Academies (NZMA):
NZMA’s School of Business and Hospitality Management, located in Auckland, New Zealand, was founded in 1985 to provide high quality tertiary education courses to both domestic and international students. A wide range of Business, Hospitality and Contact Centre courses are available.  NZMA also offers English language courses through the Fern School of English and a dedicated employment service for its students and graduates through Redfish Employment Specialists.
NZMA provides training leading to recognised qualifications that will ultimately help students find meaningful employment and careers.
For more information, visit
Mark Worsop, Director New Business and Product Development, NZMA
Phone: +64 9 2700082
Mobile: +64 275 530429
Vanessa Trethewey, Communications Coordinator, NZMA
Phone: +64 3609639
Mobile: +64 21 1224431