Duration
Part-time - Varies
Next start date
2021 Quarter Four – 13 September
2022 Quarter Two – 4 April
Available locations
South Auckland
Points
60
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

Achieve a qualification from our world-ranked Business School, which will enhance your employment opportunities and open more doors to further education, career opportunities and business connections. This flexible study pathway builds on your professional experience, so not having an undergraduate degree is no barrier to advancing your business knowledge and skills.

  • Designed for part-time study, with courses scheduled on weekday evenings (6–9pm), to fit around your work and personal time commitments.
  • Offered at our South Auckland Campus. If you live or work in South or East Auckland, you will be able to study locally.
  • Gain an advanced understanding of contemporary perspectives in Business and the confidence to step up or take a new direction in your career.
  • Study and work closely with our outstanding academics in a supportive learning environment and community.

Programme structure

You will study four Business courses over four quarters (twelve months). Classes are scheduled on weekday evenings to offer flexibility for working professionals.

60 points: Taught

Requirement:

60 points (four courses):

  • BUSDEV 701 Business in Society
  • BUSDEV 702 Organisations and Culture
  • BUSDEV 703 Effective Decision Making
  • BUSDEV 704 The Global Economy and NZ
     

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.

2021 entry requirements

Programme requirements

You must have completed the requirements for a bachelors degree (or equivalent) in any discipline.

You can also be admitted to the programme if you have a professional qualification in a relevant field such as Accountancy, Engineering, Medicine (or a related healthcare subject) or Science and at least two years of relevant work experience.

If you do not have a prior tertiary qualification, you can qualify for admission if you have at least five years of relevant employment experience, including strategic management, digital marketing, health management, human resource management or similar leadership and management roles.

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 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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Scholarships and awards

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.

Student loans and allowances

Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident? You could be eligible for a student loan or allowance.

Cost of living

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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

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

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?

Completing the PGCertBus will add business “know how” to your CV to allow you to broaden your role to include management opportunities or start your own business. You will gain the confidence and business capabilities to take the next step in your career. As well as developing core business knowledge, you will develop skills in problem solving, solution seeking and versatility to add value to any organisation. The PGCertBus can act as a pathway to further study in the Master of Business Development.

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