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Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration

With the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration you develop the skills to further your business career or for further study in as little as four months.

This postgraduate certificate 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 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration after completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration.

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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 five 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 Assessment 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 9906

To graduate with a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration you must successfully complete 60 points of Master of Business Administration (MBA) courses.

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

Master of Business Administration

Progressing to the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration

Students may progress from the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration to the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration by completing a further 60 points of courses.

Skills you will develop

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

Graduate Profile

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1020
Level:
8
Points:
60
Duration:
½ year full-time, 1-1.5 years part-time
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:
27 Feb 2023
8 May 2023
17 Jul 2023
25 Sep 2023
Fees
Domestic
$15,192 (for 60 points)
($14,655 tuition fees + $537 student services levy)
International
$18,837 (for 60 points)
($18,300 tuition fees + $537 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.

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