What will I learn?

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.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$33,330.00 (US$ 21,275) per year
This fees is for 2019 and it may subject to change for the coming year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 February 2020, 13 July 2020

Venue

Auckland University of Technology

AUT City Campus,

55 Wellesley Street East,

AUCKLAND,

Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants musthave completed the following or equivalent: Bachelor of Arts OR Graduate Diploma in Arts OR Relevant professional experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree. English Language requirements: Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 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.

For international students

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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About this uni

Having been accredited by AACSB International, the AUT Business School is among an elite group of 5% of business schools worldwide.

  • Based in the heart of Auckland City
  • Offers career-oriented, research-led business education
  • Friendly, welcoming study environment
  • Graduate employment rate- amongst the highest in NZ