Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Postgraduate Certificate in Business

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Programme code: Postgraduate Diploma: AK3741, Postgraduate Certificate: AK3742
Level: 8
Points: Diploma: 120, Certificate: 60
Duration: Diploma: 1 year full-time / part-time available, Certificate: ½ year full-time / part-time available
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 17 July 2017, 26 Feb and 16 July 2018

AUT encourages early application. These qualifications will remain open until all places have been filled.

These qualifications are designed for students who want to gain a postgraduate qualification in stages, with the flexibility to return to complete the Master of Business. You study papers in a specialist business discipline, including accounting, business information systems, economics, finance, human resource management and employment relations, international business, management (including entrepreneurship and sustainability), marketing and sport and recreation management.


  1. Completed one of the following or equivalent with a B grade average or higher in all relevant prerequisite papers in the selected subject area:
  2. Bachelor of Business OR
  3. Graduate Diploma in Business OR
  4. Relevant professional qualification approved by the dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor's degree
  5. Applicants for whom English is a second or additional language must have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each band.

    For more details, please refer to English Language Requirements in AUT’s Academic Calendar


To graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Business you must successfully complete 120 points from the Master of Business papers, subject to satisfying prerequisite requirements.

To graduate with a Postgraduate Certificate in Business you must successfully complete 60 points from the Master of Business papers, subject to satisfying prerequisite requirements.

The outcomes for graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Business are outlined in the Graduate Profile.

The outcomes for graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate in Business are outlined in the Graduate Profile. 

To view the full list of Master of Business papers please refer to AUT's Academic Calendar. 


For further information visit the Business Postgraduate Programme Information Page

Last updated: 13-Dec-2017 3.37pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.