Graduate Diploma in Business

Already have a bachelor's degree? Prepare yourself for postgraduate study in business and economics with the one-year Graduate Diploma in Business.

This programme is designed for students who want to move into postgraduate business study and need a foundation in business concepts. It's also suitable for people who have an undergraduate degree other than business and want to develop skills for a career in business.

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Minimum entry requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree OR
  • Relevant professional qualification or experience approved by the Dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

English language requirements

You gain an understanding of business concepts in specific business disciplines of your choice.

You can choose your courses from the Bachelor of Business. Most courses from the Bachelor of Business are available for Graduate Diploma in Business students to choose from. You can tailor your study to your needs and career goals.

You take eight 15-point courses, of which at least five must be level 7.

Bachelor of Business

Skills you will develop in the Graduate Diploma in Business

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

Graduate Profile

Andrew Davis
Annette Tiaiti
Deborah Ward
Quick facts
Programme code:
1 year full-time / part-time available
City Campus
South Campus
15 Jul 2024
3 Mar 2025
21 Jul 2025

Key semester dates
$8,435 - $8,543 (for 120 points)
($7,289 - $7,397 tuition fees + $1146 student services levy)
$34,946 (for 120 points)
($33,800 tuition fees + $1146 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.


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