Certificate in Business Studies

Do you have some work experience but don't yet have a bachelor's degree? Gain a formal university qualification in an area of business that interests you.

With the flexibility of choosing four courses from within the Bachelor of Business you can gain valuable knowledge in a short period of time. If you want to continue studying business you can cross-credit your points into the Bachelor of Business degree.

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Minimum entry requirements

If you have New Zealand qualifications

If you have qualifications from another country

See entry requirements for students from other countries. Select your country from the dropdown menu.

Useful New Zealand school subjects

  • All approved NCEA level 2 and 3 language rich subjects, Business, Mathematics and Statistics subjects are useful

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent

English language requirements

You study 60 points from courses in the Bachelor of Business.

You can gain knowledge and skills in core business disciplines to complement your professional career or as a stepping-stone to further study.

Skills you will develop when you study the Certificate in Business Studies

The outcome for graduates for the Certificate in Business Studies are outlines in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

After successfully completing this certificate you can apply for the Bachelor of Business and cross-credit your points into the bachelor’s degree.

Bachelor of Business

Quick facts
Programme code:
0.5 years full-time
City Campus
South Campus
15 Jul 2024
3 Mar 2025
21 Jul 2025

Key semester dates
$3,963 - $4,218 (for 60 points)
($3,390 - $3,645 tuition fees + $573 student services levy)
$17,573 (for 60 points)
($17,000 tuition fees + $573 student services levy)
  • Fees shown are based on a full-time workload for the points indicated next to the fee. The exact fee charged will depend on which courses you select at the time of enrolment.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for study beyond the current year, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay.
  • 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.
  • Fees-free study may be available for domestic students

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