Postgraduate study in Business Development

There are a number of postgraduate study pathways in Business Development offered at the Business School.

What can you study in Business Development?

The principal goal of the postgraduate programmes in Business Development is to build the business capabilities of non-cognate graduates and prepare them for advancement in business growth or business development roles. The intention is to add value to relevant non-business undergraduate qualifications and enhance career opportunities by providing students with an understanding and knowledge of business processes and a strong platform of professional skills.

Our postgraduate programmes are flexibly designed to enable you to fit your study around your work and personal commitments.

Courses taught at postgraduate level include:

  • Business in a Changing World
  • Business in Society
  • Commercialising Technology
  • Competing Globally
  • Contemporary Marketing
  • Designing for Sustainability
  • Effective Decision Making
  • Financial Management
  • Innovation Management and Strategy
  • Leading Business Growth
  • Managing Change
  • Managing Creativity and People
  • New Product Development Processes
  • Organisations and Culture
  • Product Management
  • Strategy in a Disruptive Age
  • Sustainable Value Chains
  • Technology Entrepreneurship
  • The Global Economy and NZ

Specialisations in Business Development

Our postgraduate qualifications in Business Development offer a specialisation in:  

This specialisation is designed to take your existing expertise and capabilities, and to broaden it to include business development in whichever of the three specialisations you choose. You will build your social and intellectual capital while being supported to succeed by world-leading academics and industry experts.

Where can Business Development take you?

Completing postgraduate study in Business Development will equip you with the knowledge and skills to undertake more business development-orientated work or a full business development role, and to advance from a more functionalist or specialist role.

Some roles related to this programme include:

  • Business Owner-Manager
  • Commercial Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Innovation Manager
  • International Business Manager
  • Lead Scientist/Researcher/Engineer
  • Partnership Manager
  • Product Development/NPD Manager
Postgraduate Certificate in Business Development