Duration
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2021 Quarter Four – 13 September
2022 Quarter Two – 4 April
Available locations
City, Tai Tokerau
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

Accelerate your career in business management, property management, information governance or business development by upskilling in a specialisation of your choice.

The 120-point Postgraduate Diploma in Business is best suited to early career managers who would like to pathway into a professional masters degree.

For entry into the programme, you will need a bachelors degree plus a minimum of two years' work experience. If you do not have an undergraduate degree you need to have completed five or more years of relevant work experience.

You will be equipped with a sound understanding of business concepts as well as a strong platform of professional skills to enhance your employability and give you an edge in the job market.

Five specialisations are offered in this postgraduate diploma programme:

  • Business Management (available from Quarter Two, 2022)
  • Business Development (available from Quarter Two, 2022)
  • Information Governance (available from Quarter Two, 2022)
  • Property Practice (available from Quarter Two, 2022)
  • Māori Development (not offered in 2022)

For further information about the Māori Development specialisation and delivery options please visit the specialisation page.

For further information about the specialisations in Business Development, Property Practice, and Information Governance, please refer to Auckland Online. These specialisations will only be available online.

The specialisation in Business Management will be delivered through a combination of online and campus-based delivery. The first 60 points will be delivered through Auckland Online and the final 60 points will be available at both the City and South Auckland campuses.

The PGDipBus programme is currently open to domestic students only.

Students usually complete their programme in either 1 year (30 points per quarter) or 2 years (15 points per quarter).

The PGDipBus provides pathways to further study at the masters level.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Business (60 points) is available as an exit option or for students seeking a shorter qualification.

Programme structure

Taught: 120 points

Requirements:

Part I

60 points:
BUSMAN 771: Business in Society
BUSMAN 772: Organisations and Culture
BUSMAN 773 Effective Decision Making
BUSMAN 774 The Global Economy and NZ

and

Part II
60 points from your chosen specialisation:

One of the following:

Business Management

BUSMAN 701 Managing People and Organisations
BUSMAN 702 Contemporary Marketing
BUSMAN 703 Financial Decision-making
BUSMAN 704 Supply Chain Management

or

Business Development

60 points from:
BUSDEV 711 Business in a Changing World
BUSDEV 712 Financial Management
BUSDEV 713 Sustainable Value Chains
BUSDEV 714 Managing Creativity and People (not currently offered)
BUSDEV 715 Contemporary Marketing

or

Information Governance

60 points from:
INFOGOV 700 Environment of Information Governance
INFOGOV 702 Information Ethics
INFOGOV 703 Technologies and Compliance
INFOGOV 706 Cybersecurity Techniques and Regulation
INFOGOV 707 Dispute Resolution Techniques
INFOGOV 708 Intellectual Property and Information
INFOGOV 709 Access to Information
INFOGOV 710 Sector Regulation

or

Property Practice

60 points from:
PROPPRAC 700 Management and Marketing
PROPPRAC 701 Sustainable Construction
PROPPRAC 702 Planning and Development
PROPPRAC 703 Law and Governance
PROPPRAC 704 Property Market Dynamics
PROPPRAC 705 Investment and Finance
PROPPRAC 706 Valuation
PROPPRAC 707 Property Technology

Refer to the specialisation page for Māori Development.

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

Taught 120 points:

For entry into the programme, you will need a bachelors degree plus a minimum of two years' work experience. If you do not have an undergraduate degree you need to have completed five or more years of relevant work experience.

Relevant work experience enables you to demonstrate that you have practical and professional experience that is equivalent to the completion of a prior undergraduate degree.

Further programme requirements

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 Diploma in Business cost per year?

2021 fees

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

Domestic students
NZ$9,565.20 – $18,820.80*

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 $8.02 per point, estimated at $962.40 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

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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

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. 

Application closing dates

Quarter Two 2021
1 February 2021

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?

With a PGDipBus qualification you will be equipped to launch or advance careers in business management, property management, information governance, business development or Māori development.

"Having a business degree has solidified what I’ve learned and will help my future career."

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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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