Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management

Study the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management and develop the skills to manage people, organisations and change in as little as eight months.

Prepare yourself for a management career either in New Zealand or anywhere else in the world with the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management. It's designed to help you quickly move into a career in business management, or advance your career to a management role. It’s ideal for students with an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

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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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The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management is taught over two 10-week trimesters. Each trimester includes 10 weeks of teaching, with exams scheduled in weeks 11 and 12.

You must successfully complete 120 points from the Master of Business Management. All courses are 15 points.

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

To transition from the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management to the Master of Business Management, you are required to maintain a B- grade average. You also need to have taken the following four courses: BSYS865, INTB866, MGMT861 and MGMT863.

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Skills you will develop

The outcomes for graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

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Pathway to a PhD

High-achieving postgraduate diploma students with at least an A- grade average over the 120 points in level 8 professional master’s degree courses qualify to apply to the Doctor of Philosophy by completing the Master of Business with a B+ grade average or higher. You'll receive 60 points of credit towards the Master of Business, and will need to complete another 120 points.

Quick facts
Programme code:
8 months to 1 year full-time / part-time available
City Campus
4 Nov 2024
3 Mar 2025
3 Nov 2025

Key semester dates
$10,607 -$21,451(for 120 points)
($9,461 -$20,305 tuition fees + $1146 student services levy)
$36, 546 (for 120 points)
(35,400 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.