NZIM Certificate in Small Business Management (Level 4)
OP3131Closed to new enrolments
Turn your small business idea into a reality with the skills you learn from the NZIM Certificate in Small Business Management.
Approximately 10-12 hours study per course per week.
Study type Open
Cost$2,000 NZ Domestic
Not including annual administration fees, course materials or external exam fees.
This programme will help you work out if starting a small business is right for you, and if you’ve already started, you’ll learn valuable skills that you can apply straight to your business.
It is offered in conjunction with the Institute of Management New Zealand (IMNZ), who promote excellence in management. IMNZ qualifications are also recognised in other countries.
Closed to new students
This qualification is closed to new students.
To see if there are any other programmes that may be of interest to you, check our Business and Management subject page.
To be awarded this qualification you must have enrolled in your last course by 1 December 2018, and successfully complete all eight courses and apply to IMNZ for your certificate by 31 July 2019. We will not be able to award this qualification after this date.
If you need any help planning your study, please get in touch:
While Open Polytechnic will no longer be offering this qualification, it will continue to be recognised by NZQA, employers and industry.
What you will learn
You will learn about:
- the process of scoping and evaluating your small business proposition
- how to manage your start-up and first year of operation
- planning for future development.
Depending on the elective courses you choose you may also learn how to:
- find and keep your market niche
- look after your cash flow and profitability
- identify and manage your costs and employ
- manage staff.