Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2019 Quarter Three – 24 June
2020 Quarter One – 13 January
Available locations
City, Tai Tokerau
Programme type

Programme overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business offers two specialisations: Administration and Māori Development.

The PGDipBus in Administration will provide you with intensive exposure to the facets of modern enterprise. Core subjects range from finance to economics to operations, and the core is integrated through courses in marketing and strategy.

The PGDipBus in Māori Development provides the formal business qualification to contribute at a senior level within a kaupapa Māori framework.

Programme structure

You will complete one course during each 10-week quarter over two years.

Classes are delivered on one weeknight from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. You must complete a minimum of 120 points of courses from one of the specialisations: 


2020 entry requirements

Programme requirements

You must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and have one of the following:

  • Between five and ten years’ work experience, including at least two years at middle management level.
  • An undergraduate degree from a recognised university (or similar institution), or equivalent professional level qualification, and at least two years’ practical experience in a middle management role.

Further programme requirements

English language requirements

If you are an international applicant whose first language is not English you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency.

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 Postgraduate Diploma in Business cost per year?

2019 fees

The PGDipBus  is a 120 point part-time programme usually completed in two years.

For more information on the full tuition fees for the MBA programme, please visit the MBA website.

Domestic students
NZ$9,274.80 – $18,250.80*

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 $7.06 per point, estimated at $847.20 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.

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Scholarships and awards

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.

Student loans and allowances

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Cost of living

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Key dates

Application and course dates vary depending on the programme.

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.

Application closing dates

Quarter One 2019
1 November 2018

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.

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 PGDipBus you can expect to develop capabilities that will enhance your career 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 PGDipBus graduate is expected to have skills and capabilities in the following areas:
Knowledge and practice
Demonstrate advanced knowledge of general management theory and apply this effectively in a range of contexts.
Critical thinking
Effectively evaluate and synthesise evidence from multiple sources to develop coherent and evidence-based arguments.
Solution seeking
Frame and analyse complex problems, develop practical solutions, and understand the impact and implications of planned implementation.
Communication and engagement
Work effectively in teams and engage varied audiences by communicating professionally using multiple formats.
Independence and integrity
Engage in independent and ethical decision-making and behaviour, demonstrating self-reflection and self-management in complex and ambiguous situations.
Social and environmental responsibility
Recognise, in relation to your field, the potential significance of the principles underpinning both the Treaty of Waitangi and sustainability, and demonstrate capability to shape business practice accordingly where appropriate.

Where could this programme take you?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business will develop your leadership skills to help you advance your career. You will also be eligible to apply for admission to the University of Auckland MBA if you complete the PGDipBus in Administration, or equivalent, with an average grade of B or higher.

James is the Key Account Sales Manager for Puma NZ, find out why he chose to do a PGDipBus.

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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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