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Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Without Specialisation)

This course is available


Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected July 2022


Auckland Campus


A stepping stone

Use this qualification to change the direction of your career.

The Graduate Diploma in Business Studies is useful if you wish to keep up with professional developments in your field and are short of time. Or you may have found yourself working in a different field of business to that in which you hold a qualification.

The Graduate Diploma in Business Studies enables you to study another subject without completing a second bachelor’s degree. This is an undergraduate diploma, designed for those who do not have a degree in the subject you wish to pursue. You need to be a university graduate to enrol in this programme.

It is a bridging tool to gain the equivalent of an undergraduate major in a specific area so you can go on to postgraduate study.


This is a flexible qualification, with no core or compulsory subjects. You can tailor your study to your interests or needs.

The Graduate Diploma in Business Studies is possible to complete in one year of full-time study if you do not choose an endorsement.


For those already working in the field, the diploma will give you additional skills and bring you up-to-date on theory and practice. It may also be useful if you have found yourself in a role outside of your key area of specialty and wish to up-skill.

Further study

If successful in this programme you may be able to progress to a postgraduate business programme.

Without specialisation

If you choose to take the ‘without specialisation’ option, you will need to pass approved courses totalling at least 120 credits from the Schedule to the GradDipBusStuds, or from courses with Massey Business School prefixes of 110, 114, 115, 125, 127, 137, 152, 153, 155, 156, 178 or 219.

No 100-level (first year) and not more than 45 credits at 200-level may be included. 700-level courses may be included in the unendorsed Graduate Diploma in Business Studies if you qualify for postgraduate study.

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