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Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration

This course is available


Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Auckland University of Technology


Gain the skills to further your business career or for further study in the MBA with the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration provides an eligibility point for students who don’t want to enrol in a full Master of Business Administration (MBA) or who need added flexibility. All applicants need at least three years of relevant work experience. You're encouraged to continue into the MBA after completing this postgraduate diploma.

To graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration you must successfully complete 120 points of Master of Business Administration (MBA) papers.

Each paper involves six weeks of class learning, with one three-hour class per week followed by an examination week. You can start at any one of six eligibility points in the year.

Progressing to the MBA:

You can progress to the MBA by applying to the MBA Director and completing a further 60 points.
You are required to obtain a B- grade average in the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration to be considered for the MBA.

Entry criteria

Must have completed one of:

  • A bachelor’s degree OR
  • Graduate diploma OR
  • Relevant professional qualification or professional experience approved to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree


  • Have a minimum of three years of relevant professional experience since gaining the degree or other qualification

Applicants who do not have a tertiary qualification are expected to provide evidence of relevant professional experience deemed, by the Examination Board, to be equivalent to an undergraduate degree. This would typically be 10 years work experience of which 3-4 is in a supervisory or management capacity. Candidates may also be required to complete an aptitude test and/or attend an interview.

Other requirements

Aptitude test and/or interview may be required

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

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