Duration
Full-time: half year
Next start date
2021 Quarter Four – 13 September
2022 Quarter Two – 4 April
Available locations
Auckland Online
Points
60
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

The Postgraduate Certificate in Business Development (PGCertBusDev) is designed for working professionals seeking to further upskill in business development.

It will prepare you for advancement in business development roles by building on your undergraduate qualification. You will acquire further understanding and knowledge of business processes and a strong platform of professional skills.

For those who do not meet the GPA requirement for direct entry to the Master of Business Development, the PGCertBusDev in Management can be used as a pathway qualification. Students who achieve a GPA of 4.0 can then enrol in the MBusDev and reassign the courses.

The PGCertBusDev is an alternative pathway for anyone who is initially uncertain about committing to the masters programme. You can complete the set of MBusDev Part I core courses for a specialisation in Management or select from the MBusDev specialisations in Business Growth, Technology Commercialisation or Innovation and Product Management.

Courses completed for the PGCertBusDev can be reassigned to the masters programme provided the postgraduate certificate has not been awarded.

Programme structure

Taught: 60 points

Requirements:

PGCertBusDev in Management

60 points from:

  • BUSDEV 713 Sustainable Value Chains
  • BUSDEV 712 Financial Management
  • BUSDEV 715 Contemporary Marketing
  • BUSDEV 711 Managing in a Changing World
  • PGCertBusDev in Business Growth

60 points from:

  • BUSDEV 731 Business Analytics
  • BUSDEV 741 Strategy in a Disruptive Age
  • BUSDEV 742 Competing Globally
  • BUSDEV 743 Managing Change
  • BUSDEV 744 Leading Business Growth
  • PGCertBusDev in Innovation and Product Management

60 points from:

  • BUSDEV 724 Designing for Sustainability
  • BUSDEV 721 Innovation Management and Strategy
  • BUSDEV 722 New Product Development Processes
  • BUSDEV 723 Product Management
  • BUSDEV 731 Business Analytics
  • PGCertBusDev in Technology Commercialisation

60 points:

  • BUSDEV 732 Commercialising Technology
  • BUSDEV 733 Turning Technology into IP
  • BUSDEV 734 Technology Entrepreneurship
  • BUSDEV 731 Business Analytics

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Subjects available in this programme

  • Business Growth
  • Innovation and Product Managmt
  • Management
  • Technology Commercialisation
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2021 entry requirements

Programme requirements

Taught - 60 points

To be eligible to apply for admission to the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Development you must have:

  • Completed a relevant bachelors degree or professional qualification in an approved relevant subject.
  • Completed at least three years’ relevant work experience.

Notes:

A relevant degree or subject may be in business, engineering, health sciences, humanities, sciences or technology.

Relevant work experience includes work with some involvement in business development, business growth, research, R&D, innovation, commercialisation, product management, product development, product marketing, service development, technical B2B sales, market expansion, strategy or strategy development, partnering and strategic alliances, or international business.

Further programme requirements

Taught 60 points

No further programme requirements.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Development cost per year?

2021 fees

Domestic students
NZ$9,049.20*

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 $8.02 per point, estimated at $481.20 for full-time study (60 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

This programme will broaden your expertise in business development enabling you to add value to your organisation and advance your career.

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.

Our Business School ASB Careers Centre will help get your career in business off to a strong start. You can access programmes, workshops and one-on-one support. You will be given opportunities to network with employers to increase your knowledge of the local business environment. Visit the Business School ASB Careers Centre.

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