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Elite Management School - Pioneer University Degree Pathway Provider in Wellington New Zealand

Elite Management School - Pioneer University Degree Pathway Provider in Wellington New Zealand

Elite Management School - Pioneer University Degree Pathway Provider in Wellington New Zealand



Elite Management School

- The pioneer University Degree Pathway Provider in Wellington New Zealand

EMS has been an NZQA fully-accredited boutique language and business school based in the downtown Wellington since 2003. (NZQA is confident in our educational performance and capability for self-assessment)

EMS is approved and funded by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and Ministry of Social Development for foundation and employment upskilling training.

EMS has been establishing university degree pathways which save both time and money for students effectively and proudly become the pioneer university degree pathway provider in Wellington.


EMS is dedicated to making your desired future happen by providing you with the pioneer university degree pathway programmes through our articulation agreements with top universities in New Zealand.

EMS offers up to 120 credits transfer articulation agreements to business degrees at Massey University, Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and Institutes of Technology including WelTec and Whitireia. Qualified EMS graduates may enter university second year of study directly and become a business degree qualified within two more years. EMS is also aiming to offer IT, tourism management, accounting and finance diplomas which also lead to the relevant degrees of its academic partner universities.

EMS offers NZQA approved New Zealand Certificate English Language (NZCEL) Level 3 and 4 programmes which are widely accepted by universities in New Zealand as the replacement entry criteria of IELTS 5.5 or 6.0.

If enrolling for NZCEL + diplomas, students may receive scholarship to the value of $8,000 toward their diploma of study at EMS.

EMS is also an NZQA approved Internal English Proficiency Test centre which provides students with multiple entry options for academic achievement.


Where a university strives for academic excellence and a polytechnic prepares work-ready graduates, ELITE, offers you both in a caring environment where every individual student matters. We focus on helping each of you to become career-ready through our well-rounded educational and personalised total support system.

oElite Education: Dedicated small class sizes that make a fundamental difference (e.g. Diploma class 6-16 students).

oPersonalised Student Support: We care for students as unique individuals with a variety of needs and goals. Our progressive reviews throughout students’ educational journey will ensure their success.


We provide a range of extra-curriculum activities including volunteer experience.

We provide one-stop free service including discounted:

  • University transfer and enrolment
  • $1 expresso coffee
  • medical and travel insurance
  • flight ticket
  • Tours in New Zealand, Australia and USA


Wellington, New Zealand’s safe an friendly capital city, is the destination of choice for smart, creative and ambitious students.

1) World-class education systems - New Zealand’s education system is ranked #1 in the world by The Economist Intelligence Unit for providing future-skills education for its youth. Wellington has plenty of great options from school through to world-ranked university.

2) Wellington is the only accredited “safe community” capital city in the world. It is a safe and friendly place to call home. Students here enjoy a safe and secure environment to live, work and study.

3) Great quality of life - Wellington is world-renowned as an amazing place to live, Wellington has been called “the coolest little capital in the world” by Lonely Planet and named the best place in the world to live by Deutche Bank. People who live in Wellington rate their own quality of life very highly, with 87% of residents reporting good quality of life. It is a great place to be a student. It's small enough to get a friendly New Zealand experience, with a vibrant city offering plenty to do.

4) Compact and walkable city – Three world-class univerties are within 15 minutes’ walk of downtown Wellington and so are many other tertiary providers and schools. Wellington is also well connected by an efficient and clean train and bus network - which helps explain why Wellington has the highest public transport use per capita in New Zealand!

5) Loads of beautiful open spaces – Wellington’s stunning coastline, fresh air and open green spaces mean the great outdoors recreation, sports & parks is always within close reach. The green belt which fringes downtown Wellington is filled with walking and biking tracks, and the waterfront precinct is the ultimate spot for a lunchtime wander. We get over 2100 sunshine hours each year, so you'll have plenty of chances to get out and enjoy our beautiful city! With a great collection of regional parks and 497km of coastline, the great outdoors is always within easy reach in Wellington. It’s easy to live close to nature in Wellington, even if you’re based in an apartment in town. It’s one of those ‘best of both worlds’ scenarios. Just to get outside and enjoy it. It’s fun.

6) Diversity – about a third of Wellington residents were born outside of New Zealand – the city is a multicultural hub. People from all over the world choose to live in Wellington, making it a diverse and exciting place to be.

7) Smart capital - You'll feel right at home surrounded by the most highly educated population in the country. 28% percent of people in Wellington aged 15 years and over hold a bachelor's degree or higher as their highest qualification, compared with 20% nationally.

8) High tech capital - We're home to many innovative business such as Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, Xero and Pik Pok, part of Wellington's rapidly growing and digital technology industry. The region has the highest proportion of people employed in knowledge intensive services in the country, making this an exciting place to live and study.

9) We are the Middle of Middle-earth - Affectionately known as the Middle of Middle-earth, we are the city where movie-making comes to life. The award-winning talent in Wellington has contributed to projects like Ghost in the Shell, The Hobbit, Pete's Dragon, Avatar, Krampus, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and many more.

10) Culinary capital - We love food! Wellington, reputably, has more restaurants, cafes and bars per capita than New York City. Missing food from your home country? Don’t panic – there are specialist supermarkets and restaurants with food from around the world. And if you really like food, make sure you take part in the Visa Wellington On a Plate festival held in August each year.

11) Festival city of New Zealand - Wellington is a fun and vibrant place to live, with an calendar full of exciting events. From annual festivals, cultural delights, live performances to sports matches and everything in between, you'll find plenty to keep you entertained.

We look forward to welcoming you to our EMS family and help you to achieve your academic goals in New Zealand.

Also interested in our English programmes:

English as a second language programs:

  • General English (beginner to pre-intermediate)
  • English + Barista Certificate
  • English + Sports
  • Study Tour
  • New Zealand Certificate English Language (NZCEL) Level 3 (replace IETLS 5.5)
  • New Zealand Certificate English Language (NZCEL) Level 4 (replace IELTS 6.0)
  • New Zealand Certificate English Language (NZCEL) Level 4 (replace IELTS 6.5) (waiting for approval)

Please visit:


  • Wellington

    Levels 3 , 4 & 6 Grand Central Tower 76-86 Manners Street PO Box 24248, Wellington 6011 NEW ZEALAND, 6011, Wellington