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MGTN1015 – Business Management Pathway

Plan for success – we’ll show you how to start your business! 

Learn how to develop a business plan and set up the right business structure in just 16 weeks. You’ll gain an understanding of financial reporting and taxation requirements, grasp the principles of marketing and social media, and find out what assistance may be available for your small business. This online course is ideal for those starting a small business. Includes the Start Your Own Business program to help kickstart your career.


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Key Benefits

  • Gain essential skills to start or manage a small business
  • Supported by Xero and MYOB
  • Developed by successful business owners
  • Receive one-to-one mentoring from an expert business coach

This course is designed for

  • Those looking to start their own business
  • People wanting to improve their job prospects in a current role
  • Those looking to run an already existing business successfully
  • Students already running a business and wanting to improve on profit, networking and projections.

Potential Career Outcomes

The Career Academy’s Business graduates often have pre-existing businesses or are seeking to establish their own business. On completion of this course, you may be able to apply for jobs such as:


  • Business Owner
  • Management Associate
  • Account Coordinator
  • Office Manager
  • Supervisor

Career Projections

Increased consumer confidence and spending has resulted in small businesses accounting for $98 Billion of New Zealand annual economic output. This consumer spending is projected to increase hence why it is an excellent time to start a business in New Zealand.


  • The average salary range for business owners is between $30,000 – $136,000 per year.
  • The Career Academy’s Business graduates will gain all the necessary skills to apply to successfully run a business.
  • 30 – 40% of small business fail within the first three years. This can be attributed to a lack of business and management education.

Sources: Small Business Development Group NZ, Pay Scale NZ

The Career Academy is a proud member of Auckland Chamber of Commerce


This course is accredited by ICOES

ICOES, the International Council for Online Educational Standards guarantees you a high standard of content with measurable outcomes from a reputable training organisation. ICOES is the accrediting body that establishes, monitors and continually develops the educational standards of online teaching institutions.

Course Summary

Investment: $2250 + GST or from only $25 per week on an interest free payment plan. Get started now by clicking here.


Assessment: Assignments, case studies, quizzes, written assessments and practical exercises.


Duration:  Approximately 200 hours ideally completing one module per week at approximately 10 hours


Access time: We allow up to 12 months access to this course.


Qualification information: On successful completion of this business training course, you will be awarded a certificate of achievement.


About the developers and tutors: This course has been developed by business owners who have launched, and currently manage several successful businesses.


Course Level: 6

Business Management Covers

  1. ABKN202 – Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals
  2. ABKN146 – Financial Statements
  3. ABKN133 – Understanding GST
  4. ABKN151 – Fundamentals of Income Tax
  5. ADMN150 – Understanding Key New Zealand Business Legislation
  6. ABKN214 – Employment Law & Introduction to Payroll
  7. MGTG129 – Marketing and Social Media
  8. ABKN122 – Budgeting, Forecasting & Cashflow Management
  9. ABKN189 – Financial Statement Analysis
  10. ABKN103 – Accounting with Xero
  11. ABKN217 – Accounting with MYOB

Start Your Own Business Covers

ABKN201 – Starting Up
ABKN186 – Preparing your Business Plan
ABKN129 – Marketing and Social Media
ABKN122 – Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
ABKN185 – Planning for Profit
ABKN214 – Employment Law & Introduction to Payroll
ABKN133 – Understanding GST
ABKN189 – Financial Statement Analysis

Receive one to one mentoring with an expert Business Coach

What our students say

★★★★★ “The course is very interesting and can see how I could apply the knowledge even if I wasn’t managing a business.The tutors do an excellent job as I can ask them questions and they reply quickly. Thanks so much!!”  – George Hewetson

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sarah Tottle

Sarah Tottle

Sarah is a fully accredited life coach, psychologist and trainer who has many years of experience across sectors. Sarah is an international writer and has been published in high profile magazines such as CEO magazine, World Economic Forum, and other business magazines. She is an organisational trainer and has coached and counselled individuals and groups in both the public and third sector. She is committed to helping entrepreneurs succeed in their business.


Declan Scott

This Pathway Program includes one to one mentoring from one of our very experienced and knowledgeable business mentors, Declan Scott. Declan has a significant amount of business and coaching experience. He is a University Lecturer and a facilitator. He has run several small businesses and enjoys helping students set up their own successful ventures.

Caroline Naguib

Caroline Naguib

Caroline is a successful entrepreneur and founder of the Jaymen Group Ltd. She is passionate about helping aspiring entrepreneurs, running several of her own businesses while coaching start-ups, including a niche recruitment platform, a brand and PR agency, and an education consultancy. She is regularly sought after for her expertise as a consultant and has featured in CEO magazine and Inside Small Business.

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