Postgraduate Certificate in Business Studies

With the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Studies you can quickly upskill in areas of business that are of interest to you, change direction or contribute to your professional development.

This programme can be tailored to suit your goals and can cover a range of subjects including finance, international business, marketing, accounting, business statistics, management and economics. Once you have completed this postgraduate certificate, you can consider further study in one of our postgraduate diploma or master’s programmes.

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Minimum entry requirements

  • Must have completed a bachelor’s degree (in any discipline)

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

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You must successfully complete 60 points from the following courses. You can choose the courses that are of most interest to you. All courses are 15 points.

You can choose how many courses you take to fit around work demands and personal commitments. You can continue working full-time while completing your Postgraduate Certificate in Business Studies part-time.

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Skills you will develop

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

Graduate Profile

Quick facts
Programme code:
0.5 years full-time / part-time available
City Campus
4 Nov 2024
3 Mar 2025
3 Nov 2025

Key semester dates
$10,726 (for 60 points)
($10,153 tuition fees + $573 student services levy)
$18273 (for 60 points)
($17,700 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.

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