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Graduate Diploma in Business (GDBus)

This course is available


Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


3 semesters

Next start date

Expected May 2023


Asquith Campus


The Graduate Diploma in Business (GDBus) is designed for graduates of a bachelor’s degree or similar qualification in a discipline other than business who wish to achieve a level of competency and a qualification in business. It also caters for those with a bachelor’s degree in one area of business who wish to broaden their knowledge in another. Some students may wish to use this qualification as a pathway to postgraduate study in business or related disciplines. Others may wish to use it to enhance an existing qualification for a management career in business.

Additional short workshops are scheduled to assist students to acquire a well-rounded knowledge of business.

Job Opportunities

Accounting, management, international trade and finance, e-commerce, marketing, international relations, import/export, business, self-employment.

Programme Structure

The programme comprises seven courses, including:

  • ECON501 Business Economics
  • BUSS601 Introduction to International Business
  • BUSS701 International Business

Plus one Business elective course at Stage 2.

Plus three Business elective courses at Stage 3.

Entry criteria

  • Bachelor degree at least equivalent to New Zealand pass standard; and
  • Candidates without a Bachelor degree but with an appropriate mix of a lesser qualification and work experience may be approved for special admission by the Academic Board
  • IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 / TOEFL iBT 60 (with a writing score of 18) / Pearson 50 / TEP 52 or equivalent with no band less than 12

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