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: 2019

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

AND

  • 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.

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

Other requirements

  • Aptitude test and/or interview may be required

Contact us to find out more

Email mbaandpm@aut.ac.nz
Phone +64 9 921 9135

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:
AK1019
Level:
8
Points:
120
Duration:
12-16 months full-time, 2-4 years part-time
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

7 Jan 2019

4 Mar 2019

29 Apr 2019

24 Jun 2019

19 Aug 2019

14 Oct 2019

Fees:
Domestic
$27,200
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 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
$35,810
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 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.

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