The Graduate Diploma in Business (GDBus) is designed for graduates of a bachelor’s degree or similar qualification in a discipline other than business who wish to achieve a level of competency and a qualification in business. It also caters for those with a bachelor’s degree in one area of business who wish to broaden their knowledge in another. Some students may wish to use this qualification as a pathway to postgraduate study in business or related disciplines. Others may wish to use it to enhance an existing qualification for a management career in business.
Additional short workshops are scheduled to assist students to acquire a well-rounded knowledge of business.
Accounting, management, international trade and finance, e-commerce, marketing, international relations, import/export, business, self-employment.
The programme comprises seven courses, including:
2.113 Business Economics
2.231 Introduction to International Business
2.331 International Business
Plus one Business elective course at Stage 2.
Plus three Business elective courses at Stage 3.
Bachelor degree at least equivalent to New Zealand pass standard; and
IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 / TOEFL iBT 60 (with a writing score of 18) / Pearson 50 / TEP 52 or equivalent with no band less than 12
Candidates without a Bachelor degree but with an appropriate mix of a lesser qualification and work experience may be approved for special admission by the Academic Board