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Postgraduate Diploma in Business (PGDIP) Level 8

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Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


12 months

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Postgraduate Diploma in Business is a Level 8 qualification consisting of eight papers taught over one year. The teaching materials have been designed by Southern Cross University and successful completion will result in an NZQA-approved award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Business from ICL Graduate Business School.

Graduate outcomes:

According to NZQA, students with a Postgraduate Diploma are able to:

  • Show evidence of advanced knowledge about a specialist field of enquiry or professional practice
  • Engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, criticism and problem-solving

Employment outcomes:

Postgraduate Diploma in Business graduates will find opportunities for employment in positions of responsibility such as Project Manager, Marketing Manager, Operations Manager and a wide variety of related roles in business. Skills and knowledge gained through this programme prepare graduates to be effective entry-level managers with the ability to think critically, manage information and solve problems in contemporary workplaces. These skills are transferable across many industries both nationally and internationally.

Entry criteria

All admissions are approved by ICL Graduate Business School
International students must also present IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5 overall, with no band less than 6.0, or an equivalent recognized by NZQA. See here for the equivalent NZQA recognised English Proficiency outcomes.

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