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Postgraduate Diploma of Contemporary International Studies IPU New Zealand Tertiary Institute

New Zealand


Course info


The Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary International Studies (PDCIS) exposes students to a wide range of international business and contemporary management issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The programme is designed to develop problem solving, critical analysis, team working skills and effective communication skills; It gives graduates the confidence and ability to tackle complex business resource management problems and to have a significant impact on a variety of situations and roles in the global market. This programme is self contained but can also be a first year for the Master of Contemporary International Studies (MCIS).

Career Opportunities

Educational outcome

Graduates may apply for the research year of the Master of Contemporary International Studies or further postgraduate study in areas of socio-political, socio-environmental and sustainable development.

Professional outcome

Key managerial skills: leadership, planning and organisation, analysis and decision-making, teamwork, integrity. Careers at supervisory and management levels where an understanding of international business, trade, politics and environmental, social and cultural sensitivity is required.

Programme Structure: 150 credits, one year, full time. 5 double-credit papers, 2 of which are compulsory: Research Methods and Resource Management


All postgraduate students are required to take five papers, with no more than two papers per term.

TWO compulsory papers

  • Resource Management (30 credits)
  • Postgraduate Research Methods (30 credits)

THREE elective papers

The following Level 8 papers may be offered:

  • People, the Planet and Sustainability (30 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (30 credits)
  • Business, the Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility (30 credits)
  • Science, the Environment and Policy Making (30 credits)
  • Politics and Development (30 credits)
  • Contemporary Marketing (30 credits)
  • Sustainability and Management Accounting (30 credits)
  • International Human Resource Management (30 credits)
  • Leadership, Communication and Change Management (30 credits)

Students successfully completing 150 credits may then graduate with a PDCIS.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Postgraduate Diploma of Contemporary International Studies.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

NZ$19,000.00 (10,00,755) per year




IPU New Zealand Tertiary Institute

57 Aokautere Drive,



4410, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

  • Prior undergraduate degree with a minimum 50% grade average or better
  • Evidence of English proficiency, equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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