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Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Business

This course is available

On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Eastern Institute of Technology


The Digital Business Postgraduate Programmes are designed for those who have completed their Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or Business and who aspire to higher education while wishing to advance their skill level beyond that which they have attained in their Bachelor studies.

The Digital Business suite of postgraduate programmes focusses on providing a management perspective on contemporary and emerging technologies. Graduates of the programmes will be equipped with the ability to harness digital technologies that will enable them to manage technology for businesses and effect digital transformation for organisations.


The Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Business is a Level 8 programme of 120 credits at levels 7 and 8, with at least 75 credits at level 8, which enables those who have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Computing, Information Technology, Business or similar to achieve a postgraduate level qualification in the digital business area.

The programme can be completed in 12 months full-time or up to four years part-time, depending on your previous study and experience and specific course preferences. Those who initially enrolled in the Master’s Degree and are not in a position to complete it, can transfer applicable courses to the postgraduate diploma for the purposes of qualification completion.

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

Graduates of these programmes will be able to seek employment as:

Digital Marketers, Digital Platform Managers, Social Media Planners, Project Managers (Technology), Automation Managers, Digital Business Analysts, Digital Strategy E-Commerce Directors, Brand and Digital Marketing Managers, Business Transformation Consultants, IT and Strategy Consultants, E-Commerce Entrepreneurs.

These employment pathways derive from the synergy between the field of Business and Technology especially from a strategic view and from the need for organisations to harness technology more effectively. There are also opportunities in the E-Commerce and business start-up area.

Entry criteria

A NZQF listed undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Computing, Information Technology, Business or Management OR

An undergraduate degree in a related field with a minimum of the equivalent to a B average (as per the EIT-specified 11-point achievement-based grading system), subject to assessment by the Programme Coordinator

English Language Entry Requirements

All applicants must demonstrate an acceptable level of English Language fluency prior to acceptance in the programme. English Language fluency can be verified by achievement of one of the following within the last two years:

• New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 5 (Academic)
• IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0
• PTE (Academic) score of 58 with no band score lower than 50
• International equivalents to IELTS accepted by NZQA or successful study of a programme in which English was the language of instruction (conditions apply)

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