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Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Systems
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Systems

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Systems

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  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in any subject, with at least a B Grade Point Average in 300-level courses, is required. Students must be approved by the Dean of Business who will take account of the standard of previous studies and experience.

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

There is an increasing demand for work-ready graduates who possess specialist skills from a postgraduate degree in Information Systems/ICT that complement their prior undergraduate studies. Information Systems courses at a postgraduate level can help graduates from different backgrounds gain a broad understanding of the world of business and technological solutions. This mix of 'business-savvy' and 'tech-savvy' skills mean IS graduates often become business analysts.

These graduates are seen as being a key component in developing and growing the business and ICT sectors, and the knowledge base in Waitaha Canterbury and Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Systems and the Master of Business Information Systems qualifications sit within the Business Taught Masters programme.

The UC Business School | Te Kura Umanga is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing it in the top five percent of business schools worldwide. Furthermore, UC's Information Systems/ICT students benefit from its location on the 'Silicon Plains' of Aotearoa New Zealand, where there are dozens of large, hi-tech companies employing UC graduates.

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The programme contains both Information Systems and Business components.

Eight courses in total can be chosen from the following lists:

Information Systems elective courses

  • MBIS 601 Management of Information Systems

  • MBIS 602 Systems Analysis and Process Modelling

  • MBIS 603 Digital Business and Technology

  • MBIS 621 Project Management

  • MBIS 622 IS Security and Risk Management

  • MBIS 623 Data Management

  • MBIS 624 Business Intelligence in Organisations

  • 15 points from another relevant subject (at the appropriate level), which is subject to approval by the relevant Head of Department and the Dean of Business.

Business elective courses

  • MBAZ 604 Business Research Methods

  • MBAZ 601 Accounting for Managers

  • MBAZ 602 Business Economics

  • MBUS 650 Business Strategy

  • 15 points from another relevant subject (such as Leadership, Marketing, Business Development, and Entrepreneurship) at the appropriate level, which is subject to approval by the relevant Head of Department and the Dean of Business.

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Master of Business Information Systems
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • The Postgraduate Diploma of Business Information Systems will provide students with the skills, knowledge, and competencies to undertake entry-level Information Systems-related roles within an organisation, such as those of a business analyst, business process analyst, and business intelligence analyst.
  • It is also a good foundation for developing further and moving into more advanced roles in IT management, which contribute to the strategic development of organisations through technology both in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally. These more advanced roles could include IT consultant, IT project manager, and IT manager.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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