This diploma allows you to study further business courses at an advanced undergraduate level. It can be taken after the completion of an undergraduate degree or an approved professional qualification.
The Graduate Diploma in Commerce can be completed in two full-time semesters of enrolment. It comprises 120 points within two full-time semesters (or the part-time equivalent) of enrolment. This includes 75 points above Stage II (of which 45 points must be from the BCom schedule above Stage II); and 45 points from Stage II in the BCom (equals 90 points). You may include 30 points of courses above Stage 1 from other programmes offered at the University.
You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.
2024 entry requirements
To be eligible to apply for a place in the GradDipCom, you will need to have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution), or an approved professional qualification in business.
You may seek permission to enrol for this diploma after gaining at least 345 points for the Bachelor of Commerce or the Bachelor of Property degree or another approved professional qualification.
Further programme requirements
English language requirements
You will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency if you are:
- An international applicant whose first language is not English
- A domestic applicant under 20 years of age whose first language is not English.
You will require an IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0. See alternative English language requirements.
How much does a Graduate Diploma in Commerce cost per year?
- Domestic students
- International students
Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $8.38 per point, estimated at $1,005.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.
*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.
Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.
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Get an idea of how much accommodation and general living in Auckland will cost.
Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.
Here are the start dates for the programme.
|Summer School||Starts – 5 January|
|Ends – 15 February|
|Semester One||Starts – 27 February|
|Ends – 26 June|
|Semester Two||Starts – 17 July|
|Ends – 13 November|
|Summer School||Starts – 4 January|
|Ends – 14 February|
|Semester One||Starts – 26 February|
|Ends – 24 June|
|Semester Two||Starts – 15 July|
|Ends – 11 November|
Other important dates
See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.
Developing your skills and capabilities
The Business School is committed to giving you opportunities to develop as a scholar, leader, innovator and global citizen.
As you study towards your Graduate Diploma in Commerce you can expect to develop capabilities that will enhance your employability and help you make a positive impact on society. You will acquire these capabilities from your courses and through participation in a range of co-curricular activities.
While enhancing your critical thinking and analytical skills, your studies will equip you with strong communication, teamwork and leadership skills as well as cross-cultural understanding.
A GradDipCom graduate is expected to have skills and capabilities in the following areas:
Knowledge and practice
Demonstrate and apply knowledge within one or more disciplines, while recognising the relevancy of this knowledge within a global context.
Analyse and critique theory and practice to develop evidence-based arguments.
Identify and frame problems using analytical skills to create and evaluate innovative solutions.
Communication and engagement
Collaborate and communicate effectively in diverse business contexts using multiple formats.
Independence and integrity
Respond professionally and ethically, demonstrating a capacity for independent thought.
Social and environmental responsibility
Recognise the significance of the principle underpinning the Treaty of Waitangi and explain your obligations in relation to sustainability, while displaying constructive approaches to diversity.
Where could this programme take you?
With a wide selection of majors to choose from, a degree from the Business School is versatile and will further develop the skills and qualifications needed for a range of successful careers.
Jobs related to this programme
- Business Analyst
- Corporate, Investment or Merchant Banker
- Operations Manager
- Policy Analyst or Advisor
- Sales or Marketing Manager
- Tax Adviser
- Web Applications Developer
Student career planning service
Once you become a student at the University, you can get help with planning and developing your career from Career Development and Employability Services.