About Us

Welcome to ICL Graduate Business School! Our objective is your success.

Most of our students have one of two objectives: either academic or employment. Some are looking for an internationally recognised qualification, possibly leading to an academic pathway to a Bachelor, Master’s or Doctorate. Others are hoping to work for a while in New Zealand, and if they qualify, settle permanently in this beautiful country of opportunity. With both academic and employment objectives, an undergraduate, graduate or Postgraduate diploma from ICL Graduate Business School will help you achieve your ambition.

Education changes as fast as the world does, and when you select your study destination it is important to find innovation as well as a tradition of quality. In New Zealand you will find both: an excellent British-based academic heritage, with universities over 100 years old, and a dynamic, modern education system constantly adapting to the change and growth in our multicultural society. And at ICL, within this traditional yet dynamic environment, we offer the perfect combination of private sector service standards, and the academic guarantee of qualifications approved by the New Zealand government. Our mission includes helping you ‘develop learner autonomy’; At ICL you take ownership of your education. Your lecturers guide you, with enthusiasm and professional skill, in the direction of your learning objectives. However, you must do your work, both in class and through self study. Think of your lecturer as the conductor and your class as the orchestra. The conductor directs you, but you and your classmates make the music! I look forward to meeting you at ICL Graduate Business School and helping you succeed.


ICL Graduate Business School Ewen Mackenzie-Bowie

Ewen Mackenzie-Bowie



ICL Business School was established in 2002 by Ewen Mackenzie-Bowie as part of Academic Colleges Group. In 2007, Ewen took over the business school and incorporated it with International College of Linguistics (ICL). Reflecting the Business School’s shift to predominantly level 7 and 8 programmes it was rebranded to ICL Graduate Business School.

ICL Graduate Business School is located at the heart of New Zealand’s biggest and most diverse city, Auckland. We strive to help our students meet their academic goals, and enjoy their time whilst studying and living abroad.


Our Staff
Student Support
Wayne Dyer
ICL Education Group Principal
James Kim
Sales Manager, Marketing Korea
ICL Graduate Business School
Andre Joubert
Business Lecturer
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Brent Hawkins
Pathways Director
Craig Rhodes
Business Lecturer
Hazim Jarrah
Business Lecturer
Jason Jin
Business Lecturer
Mark Ebery
Business Lecturer/Learning Advisor
Dr Siham El-Kafafi
Director of Research/Business Lecturer
Tahera Afrin
ECE Programme Leader
Misako Okawa
Accommodation and Welfare Manager
Megumi Kato
Marketing Executive Japan, Marketing Team Leader
Mihir Gohil
Marketing Executive Indian Subcontinent, Student Support Officer
Aline Lockett
Marketing Executive Brazil
Ahmed Kamal
Marketing Executive Middle East
Doris Ding
Marketing Executive, Chinese Team Leader
Cyndi Chen
Marketing Executive China
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Suri Zhou
Marketing Executive China
Maria Jordan
Student Recruitment Officer ECE
Velyade Kirmach
Marketing Executive Russia
Aurore Mousset
Pastoral Care Co-ordinator
Stenny Law
Administration, Enrolment Officer
Melody Zhi
Student Support & Administration
Why Choose ICL
  • ICL Graduate Business School offers graduate, postgraduate and Master’s diplomas in levels 5 to 9.
  • Our students succeed. Our pass rate at graduate level in 2015 was 93%: the percentage of papers completed which students passed.
  • 93% of our students who scheduled to graduate in 2015 did so successfully.
  • Our Postgraduate Diploma in Business has been recognised by both AUT and Massey Universities as a pathway to Master’s degrees, and applications will be considered for entry and credit transfer on a case-by-case basis. Our Graduate Diplomas are also recognised for entry to Master’s degrees in New Zealand.
  • Pathway to migration. There is a significant difference between a Level 7 Diploma and a Level 7 Graduate Diploma. The former is defined as the final year of undergraduate study. According to NZQA, a Graduate Diploma is a bridging qualification to postgraduate study. When it comes to applying for Permanent Residence (PR), a GradDip qualifies for ANZSCO skill levels 1 and 2, whereas a Level 7 Diploma only qualifies for skill level 2. The GradDip qualifies for 50 immigration points towards PR.
  • A Postgraduate Diploma (Level 8) also qualifies for ANZSO skill Levels 1 and 2, and further qualifies the student for a spouse visa while studying. This means that the student’s wife or husband may work full time and any children may attend state schools for education in the same way as domestic students. The Postgrad Diploma qualifies for 60 immigration points towards PR
  • All our Level 7 and 8 programmes qualify the student to work part-time, up to 20 hours per week while studying, and qualify graduates for the on-year post-study visa.
  • Our staff are well-qualified. Of the lecturers who teach on our graduate programmes, 50% have Doctorates (PhD), over 90% have Master’s degrees and all have Bachelor degrees and a range of graduate and Postgraduate diplomas and certificates.
  • Daytime, evening and weekend tuition. The school is open weekdays from 8am to 9pm and also on the weekends, so the students can choose the most suitable study option, balancing the demands of study and part time work more effectively. There are intakes every two months for graduate programmes, giving you flexibility of entry and exit dates.
  • According to the NZ National Qualifications Framework, Level 5, 6 and 7 are equivalent respectively to 1st, 2nd and 3rd years of a bachelor degree. Level 8 is postgraduate.


Our Philosophy

Our Motto

Our Latin motto means “Through determination I excel”. ICL has a commitment to academic excellence which we expect our students to share.



To help learners achieve their educational goals and develop learner autonomy by providing high quality educational programmes within a motivating, guided and healthy learning environment.



ICL will:

  •  deliver quality programmes through a commitment to academic excellence;
  •  with integrity of moral principle and professional standards;
  •  acting with collegiality, respecting staff, students and other stakeholders;
  •  reacting with versatility and accommodation to stakeholders’ service requests; and
  •  with a view to providing sustainability and a return on investment to its shareholders.



ICL will commit itself to academic excellence in all its programmes. The school will aim to deliver quality education, focused on the pursuit of learner autonomy, through the selection of highly-trained, motivating professionals and first-class learning resources.



ICL will ensure that all College staff operate with integrity of moral principle and the highest standards of professional ethics with respect to programme delivery, assessment and appeal.



ICL will ensure that students, staff and other stakeholders are treated with respect, honour and equality, within the principles of natural justice and within the context of the Treaty of Waitangi.



ICL will ensure that requests and enquiries from stakeholders are dealt with promptly, pleasantly and flexibly, according to best practice service standards, in order to render a high level of customer satisfaction.



ICL will operate within a stable financial environment by increasing the shareholders’ return on investment, so that continued reinvestment is enabled and the College’s position in the marketplace is secured.

Quality Assurance


ICL Graduate Business School is rated Category 2: NZQA is confident in the educational performance and confident in the capability in self-assessment of ICL Graduate Business School. ICL has an excellent record in national external moderation to the extent that NZQA granted an exemption to ICL for 2016 external moderation of business papers. ECE unit standards have a 100% external moderation record over the last five years.  Graduate and postgraduate papers are externally moderated by distinguished academics from The University of Auckland and AUT University.


“The New Zealand Qualifications Authority ensures that New Zealand qualifications are valued as credible and robust, both nationally and internationally.

“NZQA is accountable for:

  • managing the New Zealand Qualifications Framework,
  • administering the secondary school assessment system,
  • independent quality assurance of non-university education providers,
  • qualifications recognition,
  • standard setting for some specified unit standards, and
  • the development of qualifications in specific fields.”




PMGT ICL Graduate Business SchoolICL Graduate Business School is partnered with New Zealand Police Managers’ Guild Trust to support crime prevention in our community. The New Zealand PMGT has two key objectives:

  1. Educate New Zealanders with useful information that helps people avoid becoming victims of crime
  2. Provide funding to groups dealing with victims of crime and crime prevention programs.