2.400 Graduate Diploma in Business

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.

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Job Opportunities

Accounting, management, international trade and finance, e-commerce, marketing, international relations, import/export, business, self-employment.

Programme Information

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.


3 semesters full-time

Start Dates in 2017

11 September

Semesters and scheduled breaks:

Semester 2, 2017 - 22 May to 25 August 
Between Semester Break - 26 August to 10 September 

Semester 3, 2017 - 11 September  to 15 December
Between Semester Break - 16 December 2017 to 29 January 2018

Entry Requirements

International Students

2017 Programme Fees:    NZ$18,080 per 7 courses
Resource Fees:    NZ$840
Total: NZ$18,920 per 7 courses

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$270 per year (or NZ$27 per month or part thereof).

Domestic Students

2017 Programme Fees:    NZ$4,690 per 7 courses
Resource Fees:    NZ$840
Total:    NZ$5,530 per 7 courses

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$270 per year (or NZ$27 per month or part thereof).


This programme is eligible for a student loan from Studylink. Contact Studylink on 0800 88 99 00 or log on to www.studylink.govt.nz to apply for student finance.


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