With the Postgraduate Diploma in Business you develop advanced level business skills in as little as one year.
If you want to build on your undergraduate degree in a business area, this programme could be for you. Courses cover advanced knowledge and research skills that will enhance your career prospects.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Business is a pathway to further study in the Master of Business or the Master of Philosophy .
Start date: 2022
Start date: 2023
Completed one of the following or equivalent:
Students who studied level 7 business courses as part of a degree different than stated above may also meet the entry requirements. If this applies to you, contact us to find out more.
All final admission to this programme is subject to approval by the dean (or representative).
Faculty Postgraduate Research Office
Phone +64 9 921 9999 ext 5280
To graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Business you must successfully complete 120 points from the Master of Business courses, subject to meeting prerequisite requirements.
You can focus on one of the following specialist business disciplines: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, Sport Leadership and Management (if you complete at least 75 points in your chosen subject).
The Postgraduate Diploma in Business doesn’t include a research project, but can serve as a pathway into the Master of Business research degree (subject to completing research methods courses).
Master of Business
The outcomes for graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Business are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.
To help you make the most of postgraduate study in business, we run an induction for new postgraduate research students before the semester starts.
In this session, we welcome you to the programme and cover the information you need about AUT and your postgraduate research programme.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.