Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Check out some of the IT and business courses available at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.

For information on other courses available at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, as well as information about studying there, go to the institute's website.

Qualifications in Business Computing

  • CBC, DipBC and NDBC
These three qualifications can stand alone, or lead on to each other.

The first year is the Certificate in Business Computing (CBC). The second year is the Diploma in Business Computing (DipBC). The third year is the National Diploma in Business Computing (NDBC).

The CBC is a hands-on programme of around 25 hours in class per week that provides skills in software, hardware, business accounting, business communication, databases, mathematics and programming.

The DipBC provides skills in networks, data communication, business communication, databases, software development and programming. It concentrates on how information technology is used in the workplace.

The NDBC is a hands-on programme of around 20 hours in class per week that provides skills in systems analysis and design, project management, personnel management, training, software development, databases and programming.

Entry requirements – CBC - school leavers should have at least Sixth Form Certificate or equivalent, preferably with good grades in English and Mathematics while adult students must have the ability and commitment to handle the level of academic study required; DipBC - CBC although students maybe accepted if they meet other criteria; NDBC – DipBC although students maybe accepted if they meet other criteria

Duration: 1 year each

Career opportunities - Can lead to further study in the information technology field (at degree and post graduate level) or to work example as a computer systems technician, programmer, systems analyst, systems administrator, help desk operator, software and hardware support, marketing etc.


  • New Zealand Diploma in Business
This is a general business studies qualification, giving a thorough training in essential business skills – accounting, management, law, computing, communication and economics.

Entry requirements: School Leavers Sixth Form Certificate with grades of 25 or less in five subjects, or equivalent. Adults (20 years of age or over) - No formal entry qualification necessary; applications will be assessed on the basis of work experience and other relevant factors.

Career opportunities: include management.

Duration: 2 years full-time


  • Bachelor of Information Technology
This is the professional degree for students wishing to enter the workforce in any of a broad range of information technology related jobs. The programme focuses on both the theoretical and practical aspects of computers and their application in business and industry. The programme covers topics including business communication, computer hardware and software, computer programming, database design and system analysis.

Duration: 3 years full-time

Entry requirements - School leavers: A minimum of 3 C’s in Bursary or the equivalent.

Mature students: Relevant work experience and/or a commitment and an ability to undertake tertiary study.

Career opportunities - This degree can lead to any professional job in the computing world or to post graduate study.

  • Bachelor of Commerce
This degree programme offers majors including management and information. The first year provides a solid foundation in general business and management related courses, and students then specialise in their chosen major. The degree is a combination of practical business and more theoretical conceptual skills.

Duration: 3 years full-time

Entry requirements: School Leavers A pass in Bursary examination, or less than 12 in four Sixth Form Certificate subjects, or equivalent. Adults (20 years of age or over) - no formal qualification required provided you can demonstrate the “ability to succeed” and/or have relevant work experience.

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