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Postgraduate Certificate in Business
Postgraduate Certificate in Business

Postgraduate Certificate in Business

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  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Students must have a bachelor's degree with at least a B Grade Point Average in 300-level courses, or equivalent, and be approved by the Dean of Business.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 176 with at least 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50
  • NZCEL:  Level 5

Course Information

The Postgraduate Certificate in Business is an applied commerce qualification that focuses on developing skills, knowledge, and competencies expected by potential employers from UC Business School | Te Kura Umanga graduates. It provides a pathway qualification into the Postgraduate Diploma in Business, which leads into the Master of Business Management, Master of Professional Accounting, and Master of Financial Management.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Business equips graduates with general knowledge and skills applicable to business, which can then be applied in graduate positions across a wide range of industries. This Certificate provides a qualification with some of the core business skills required by industry.

As part of the Business Taught Masters programme at UC, this qualification enables you to increase your employability by gaining business skills that complement your existing professional or academic background. Candidates with a degree from any discipline may apply and no prior experience in commerce is required.

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The courses available for the Postgraduate Certificate in Business are drawn from the core knowledge courses required as part of the Master of Business and Master of Professional Accounting.

Students must complete four courses (60 points) from the list:

  • MBAZ 601 Accounting for Managers
  • MBAZ 602 Business Economics
  • MBAZ 603 Managerial Finance
  • MBAZ 604 Business Research Methods
  • MBAZ 605 Business Law
  • MBIS 601 Management of Information Systems
  • MBUS 601 Marketing
  • MBUS 602 Leadership
  • MBUS 603 Managing People and Performance
  • MBUS 626 Digital Marketing
  • MBUS 627 Event Marketing and Management
  • MBUS 643 Supply Chain Fundamentals
  • MBUS 644 Principles of Sustainability
  • MBUS 645 Supply Chain Analytics
  • MBUS 646 Strategic Supply Chain Management for Sustainability
  • MBUS 650 Business Strategy
  • MBUS 651 Business Development and Entrepreneurship
  • MFIN 601 Corporate Finance
  • MFIN 602 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • MFIN 603 Financial Management
  • MPAC 601 Professional Accounting Principles
  • MPAC 602 Advanced Professional Accounting Principles
  • MPAC 603 Advanced Management Accounting
  • MPAC 604 Advanced Financial Accounting
  • MPAC 605 Taxation
  • MPAC 606 Management
  • MPAC 607 Information Systems
  • MPAC 608 Auditing
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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business
  • Master of Business Management
  • Master of Financial Management
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Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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