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Graduate Diploma in Commerce
Graduate Diploma in Commerce

Graduate Diploma in Commerce

  • ID:UC640029
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Entry to the Graduate Diploma requires a bachelor's degree, which does not need to be in the same area of study. If you gained your qualification overseas, this will need to be assessed to ensure it is of an equivalent standard.
  • Acceptance for the programme will depend on the standard and relevance of your previous studies. Students are expected to have attained at least a B+ Grade Point Average in their final year of undergraduate study. All students need to be approved by the Dean of Business.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening 
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 550 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 50 and no PTE communicative skills score below 42
  • NZCEL:  Level 4 - Academic endorsement

Course Information

The Graduate Diploma in Commerce offers students an opportunity to complement and extend their undergraduate studies with further study in one of six commerce subjects. It is ideal for those who wish to transition into postgraduate study and is also suitable for graduates with a non-commerce degree who have an interest or career goals in any of these areas.

For non-commerce graduates who are working in roles with a business focus, studying the GradDipCom part-time can help expand your knowledge in a business discipline and upskill you on current concepts and practices. This makes the Diploma a great option for professional development.

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The GradDipCom requires a total of 120 points of courses at 200 and 300-level. At least 75 points must be from courses at 300-level, with 60 of those points from one of these subjects below:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Marketing
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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Master of Commerce
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

As a commerce graduate, you could work in numerous and varied roles from being an accountant, economist, and financial analyst, through to being a marketer or information systems specialist. You could become a manager, consultant, or be your own boss.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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