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Postgraduate Diploma in Business
Postgraduate Diploma in Business

Postgraduate Diploma in Business

  • ID:UC640058
  • 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 Diploma in Business provides the skills and competencies that will allow graduates to gain employment within the private and public sector in relevant business positions. It also provides a pathway to the Master of Business Management and Master of Professional Accounting programmes.

As one of the qualifications available within the Business Taught Masters programme, you will gain business experience, professional skills and industry connections within a short timeframe, and no previous background in business is required. Graduates will gain the confidence to challenge existing commercial practice and participate in the development of new and innovative business strategies.

The UC Business School | Te Kura Umanga is ranked in the top five percent in the world as part of the accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). UC ranks in the top 250 universities in the world for Business and Management Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2019).

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The PGDipBus courses cover core business subjects that industry stakeholders consider to be important for any business graduate at a postgraduate level. The courses required for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business are the core knowledge courses required as part of the Master of Business and Master of Professional Accounting.

Students choose eight courses (120 points) from the following 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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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

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Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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