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Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Without Specialisation)

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Manawatu Campus


Specialise in Without Specialisation for your Graduate Diploma in Business Studies at Massey

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 explore other business subjects without completing a second bachelor’s degree. This is an undergraduate diploma, designed for those who do not have a degree in the subject(s) you wish to pursue. You need to be a university graduate to enrol in this qualification.

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.

A Graduate Diploma in Business Studies in Without Specialisation is a good fit if you:

would like to study a different business subject or subjects

want to update your knowledge with the latest developments in your field.

Entry criteria

If you need help with your English language skills before you start university, we have courses and qualifications that may help.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Full Foundation - Certificate in Foundation Studies

Specific requirements

To enter the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Without Specialisation) you will:

have been awarded or qualified for a bachelor's degree, or equivalent; or

have demonstrated equivalent practical, professional and/or scholarly experience.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

If you are applying for admission with equivalent practical, professional and/or scholarly experience you will need to provide a current CV containing details of academic and work history.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.0 overall and minimum 5.5 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT - Overall score 80, minimum 19 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 4 (Academic)
  • PTE - 50 overall and minimum 42 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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