Top-5 best marketing programs in New Zealand

Linda Lazarus

Top-5 best marketing programs in New Zealand

Marketing and in particular Digital Marketing are very popular and demanding fields to study nowadays. It is not surprising, that marketing is one of the key functions of any business. Marketing helps companies find potential customers, and help consumers find what they are looking for.

For all those who are planning to link their professional activities with marketing, advertising and Digital marketing particularly, we have prepared the Top-5 programs in New Zealand that offer a quality education in marketing.


Program: Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (Level 8)

AUT is the state university of New Zealand and one of the leading universities in the country. It can be said that AUT is the university of the future and focuses on both local and foreign students. Like all technological universities, it has a close connection with the production, and the goal of the university is to prepare students to make the most of their opportunities.

Both technical and business specialities are taught at a high level. The university has a well-equipped material and technical base for scientific research. Students also have the opportunity to do internships in leading companies in New Zealand.

Most AUT graduates who graduated after graduation immediately find a job. The University is one of the best in the Pacific region.

About the program

AUT offers Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (Level 8). For 8 months of full-time study, students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary for a professional Digital marketing role. The program starts on March 4 and October 29, 2019.

Tuition for the program — $33 330 (NZD)


Program: Graduate Diploma in Digital Business (Level 7)

Waikato University is the state university of New Zealand, located in the city of Hamilton. The University of Waikato is an internationally recognized institution of higher learning and offers hundreds of different programs aimed at preparing graduates for a career.

Waikato received a five-star rating in the QS rating, which noted the opportunities, internationalism, level of teaching and the coverage of the university, as well as the level of employment of its graduates. Over the past 4 years, the university has risen up 100 places in the QS World University Rankings, entering 1.1% of the world’s leading universities.

The University of Waikato is a university with more than a quarter of international students. The university has an excellent student support system for training, employment and obtaining visas.

Waikato campus is located on 67 hectares of land, above the landscape of the former farmland and equipped with everything necessary for students.

About the program

Waikato University offers a business program in Digital. Ideal for those who are looking for something in IT or business. Career opportunities after completion – E-commerce project manager, Digital marketing specialist, Business manager, etc. Education lasts 1 year and starts in February and July of each year.

Tuition for the program — $30 000 (NZD)


Program: Graduate Diploma in Business (Marketing) Level 7

Unitec is the largest and most popular state institution in the country, which is located in Auckland. Unitec offers excellent applied programs, giving the necessary skills for quick employment. Teachers are scientists conducting research in their fields of study; working professionals, reputable in their professional fields; and professional teachers with in-depth knowledge of their subjects. It should be noted that many training programs provide the possibility of direct employment.

The institute’s campuses are equipped to world standards and have everything you need for comfortable student learning.

Unitec’s two main campuses:

About the program

Graduate Diploma in Business Marketing (Level 7) lasts 1 year and also starts in February and July in 2019. The program provides both theoretical and practical knowledge of branding, digital marketing, advertising, business intelligence and consumer behaviour. One of the program’s feature – in the second semester of study, students are offered the opportunity to gain work experience in a real organisation.

Tuition for the program — $21 500 (NZD)


Program: Graduate Diploma in Sales and Marketing

Otago Polytechnic is one of the leading and oldest state universities with excellent success rates for graduates after graduation. The program is focused on obtaining extremely practical skills. Very modern and technologically advanced institute, which provides high-quality and affordable education.

Right in the centre of Auckland, there is a campus where foreign students study in the following key areas: business and management, as well as engineering management diplomas.

About the program

The program is available in both Auckland and Dunedin. The program provides an overview of marketing and sales with core courses such as Consumer Behavior, Marketing Planning and Control, and Strategic Marketing. Start in February in Dunedin and throughout the year in Auckland. For more details, contact the managers of Kiwi Education.

Tuition for the program — $19 760 (NZD)


Program: Diploma in Digital Marketing (Level 7)

NZIE is unique and provides Digital marketing education with an emphasis on practice.

It is one of the best private universities in New Zealand. The institute seeks to give students the necessary theoretical and practical skills, thereby preparing them to work in the field of Digital marketing. The institute has a unique curriculum, which was developed by some of the best practising teachers. Often there are workshops from invited experts or field trips to events around Auckland which are held as lectures.

The Career Center at the institute provides over 500 internships for students, as well as close cooperation with over 100 New Zealand’s employers who are happy to accept the best NZIE students after their studies.

The main campus is located in a prestigious area of Takapuna, 5 minutes walk from the beach.

About the program

The program is focused only on digital marketing. For 1 year of study, you will receive a professional qualification of a digital marketer, as well as the necessary skills, such as the ability to understand and optimize your website (SEO) and social media, analyse and implement of Google Analytics data. You will understand the trends in Digital Marketing and Social Media, understand how e-mail marketing works and much more.

Tuition for this program is $ 11 500 (NZD)

NZIE provides special prices and discounts for Kiwi Education students. For more details write to us.

We hope you found this article was useful and will help you find the right program.

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Linda Lazarus