Postgraduate Certificate in Business Studies

The Postgraduate Certificate in Business Studies is designed for students who want to gain a postgraduate qualification and staircase into other postgraduate qualifications.

Develop a sound foundation in business studies, covering a range of subjects including finance, international business, marketing, accounting, business statistics, management and economics. Once you have completed this postgraduate certificate, you can consider further study in one of our postgraduate diploma or master’s programmes.

Start date: 2019

Minimum entry requirements

  • Must have completed a bachelor’s degree or graduate diploma (in any discipline), OR
  • 10 years of relevant work experience combined with a work-based portfolio

Admission is subject to the approval of the Dean (or representative).

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with a minimum score of 6.0 in each band

English language requirements

To graduate with a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Studies you must successfully complete 60 points from the following papers. All papers are 15 points each.

Complete four papers from

Detailed information about papers in this programme

Detailed programme structure and paper outlines (Blackboard)

Skills you will develop

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

Graduate Profile

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1070
Level:
8
Points:
60
Duration:
4 months full-time, part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

4 Mar 2019

29 Oct 2019

Fees:
Domestic
$9,164
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee range based on a full-time workload of 60 points in 2019. Exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$16,660
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a workload of 60 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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