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Postgraduate Certificate in Business (Professional)

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Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


60 credit hours

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Advance your business career with a solid grounding in contemporary business practice, specialise in an area of interest, and prepare for a future in leadership.

International recognition

Wellington School of Business and Government is among a small group of business schools worldwide that hold the 'Triple Crown' of international business education accreditations. You can be confident your qualification will stand up against the best around the world.

Diploma and Certificate programmes

Depending on your goals, you can opt for a shorter postgraduate business qualification by doing the Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Professional). The Diploma will allow you to gain a specialisation in one area of interest. Courses completed as part of the Certificate or Diploma can count towards the full Master of Business (Professional) programme if you decide to continue your studies.


Advancing your understanding of business fundamentals while specialising in subject areas of your choice will help set you apart. Whether focusing on finance, analytics, economics or entrepreneurship, this qualification prepares you to manage and lead in changing, complex, and challenging situations in either the public or private sector.

Entry criteria

To be accepted into this programme you'll need to have:

  • An appropriate Bachelor's degree with at least a B average
  • At least two years of professional work experience
  • To be accepted by the programme director as capable of proceeding with the proposed course of study.

Proof of English proficiency

To be accepted into this programme you will need one of the following:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0

TOEFL: minimum score of 90 for the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing

Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 58 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 50)

EAP: minimum final scores of 4,4,5,5

Application Deadlines - Trimester 1: 1 Dec and Trimester 3: 1 Sep.

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