Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration

Gain the skills to further your business career or for further study in the MBA with the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration provides an entry point for students who don’t want to enrol in a full Master of Business Administration (MBA) or who need added flexibility. All applicants need at least three years of relevant work experience. You're encouraged to continue into the MBA after completing this postgraduate diploma.

Start date: 2018

Start date: 2019

This programme brochure will be available soon.

Minimum entry requirements

Must have completed one of:

  • A bachelor’s degree OR
  • Graduate diploma OR
  • Relevant professional qualification or professional experience approved to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree


  • Have a minimum of three years of relevant professional experience since gaining the degree or other qualification

Applicants who do not have a tertiary qualification are expected to provide evidence of relevant professional experience deemed, by the Examination Board, to be equivalent to an undergraduate degree. This would typically be 10 years work experience of which 3-4 is in a supervisory or management capacity. Candidates may also be required to complete an aptitude test and/or attend an interview.

English language requirements

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

Other requirements

  • Aptitude test and/or interview may be required
  • Applicants who have completed their tertiary study or work experience overseas may require a satisfactory result in the GMAT

Contact us to find out more

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To graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration you must successfully complete 120 points of Master of Business Administration (MBA) papers.

Each paper involves six weeks of class learning, with one three-hour class per week followed by an examination week. You can start at any one of six entry points in the year.

Master of Business Administration

Progressing to the MBA

You can progress to the MBA by applying to the MBA Director and completing a further 60 points.

You are required to obtain a B- grade average in the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration to be considered for the MBA.

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 Diploma in Business Administration are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

Quick facts
Programme code:
12-16 months full-time, 2-4 years part-time
City Campus

25 Jun 2018

18 Aug 2018

15 Oct 2018

7 Jan 2019

4 Mar 2019

29 Apr 2019

24 Jun 2019

19 Aug 2019

14 Oct 2019

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