UniversityUniversity of Otago
This course is available
Level of Study
Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
University of Otago
The Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) is a two-semester paper-based programme designed for graduates seeking to build on their undergraduate degree and enhance their career prospects. Unlike the Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (BCom(Hons)) degree, it does not require students to write a dissertation. The PGDipCom may be awarded with distinction or credit.
Why study Management?
Even if you end up as a surgeon, rock-star, business consultant or fighter pilot, your career will surely involve working in organisations. In any job, your effectiveness will depend on how adept you are at understanding your organisation and your ability to accomplish goals and objectives. You will also need a good appreciation of how staff behave, of power and influence, and of the nature of leadership.
New Zealand is one of the smallest, most isolated countries on earth. For that reason, we work extra hard at connecting to the global economy and producing graduates who can deal with the complexity of our world. If you wish to understand more about how to effectively conduct business in a national context, and learn about the global business system and the giant global corporations that run it, then Management at Otago should be your number one choice.
Maybe you aim to be your own boss – self- employed, an entrepreneur, or head your own company. These are the people who most need the models, insights and answers we have to offer. Our department has key contacts across private and public sectors and leading experts in the field delivering authentic, evidence-based learning.
Our graduates can be found in a range of jobs in private business, not-for-profit organisations, government agencies, health care providers, applied science and technology companies, and arts and leisure management companies, while others form their own entrepreneurial startup companies.
Often students will complement their Management degree with another degree, major or minor from Arts, Law or Science to enhance their career prospects and marketability to employers.
Recent graduates have gained the following jobs:
Marketing Research Analyst
Retail Customer Experience Specialist
Marketing Communications Manager
Strategy and Operations Analyst
Consultant and IT Recruitment
Recent employers include: Spark, Shell/Z, Westpac, Mainfreight, Ernst & Young, Fonterra, and Deloitte.
Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).
Every applicant shall
English language requirements