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Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration

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Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


60 credit hours

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


Pipitea Campus


Boost your performance as a leader and a manager with a broad-based business programme you can study while you work.

International recognition

Our business administration programme is accredited to the British-based Association of MBAs (AMBA), an internationally recognised global standard for all MBA programmes.

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.


The average workload for each course will be about 10–12 hours per week, including lectures, tutorials, and workshops. This will vary from week to week depending on your readings, assignments, and workshops.

Intensive study

With intensive study, you'll complete three courses over four trimesters. You'll complete your EMBA in about a year and a half.

Where you'll study: You'll be based at Pipitea campus, near the Wellington Railway Station in Wellington's CBD.


Set your sights on roles like chief executive, chief operating officer, chief financial officer, chief marketing officer, chief information officer, and general manager.

Many Victoria University of Wellington business administration graduates are now C-suite business and public sector executives, both in New Zealand and overseas.

The performance lift and opportunities for promotion that the MBA qualifications offer can significantly increase your earning power.

Entry criteria

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

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • At least five 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 Deadline - Trimester 1: 1 Dec.

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