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Postgraduate Diploma in Business

This course is available


Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


Auckland University of Technology


With the Postgraduate Diploma in Business you develop advanced level business skills in as little as one year. If you want to build upon your undergraduate degree in a business subject area, this programme could be for you. You will gain advanced knowledge and research skills that will enhance your career prospects.

This qualification is designed for students who want to gain a postgraduate qualification in stages. Pathways are available to the Master of Business or the Master of Philosophy (subject to completing research methods papers).

To graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Business you must successfully complete 120 points from the Master of Business papers, subject to satisfying prerequisite requirements.

Foci in the Postgraduate Diploma in Business are available for students who complete at least 75 points in one of the following specialist business disciplines: accounting, business information systems, economics, finance, international business, management, marketing, or sport leadership and management.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Business doesn’t include a research project, but can serve as a pathway into the Master of Business research degree.

Entry criteria

Completed one of the following or equivalent with a B grade average or higher in all relevant prerequisite papers in the selected subject area:

  • Bachelor of Business OR
  • Graduate Diploma in Business OR
  • Relevant professional qualification approved by the Dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; 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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