2.400 Graduate Diploma in Business
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.
GDIB NZQA Qualification Overview » Job Opportunities
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.
3 semesters full-time
Start Dates in 2018
21 May, 10 September Start Dates in 2019
29 January, 20 May, 9 September
Semesters and scheduled breaks:
Semester 1, 2018 - 30 January to 4 May Between Semester Break - 5 May to 20 May
Semester 2, 2018 - 21 May to 24 August Between Semester Break - 25 August to 9 September
Semester 3, 2018 - 10 September to 14 December Between Semester Break - 15 December 2018 to 28 January 2019 Entry Requirements
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
2018 Programme Fees: NZ$18,080
Plus a compulsory
Student Services Fee of NZ$270 per year (or NZ$27 per month or part thereof). Domestic Students
2018 Programme Fees: NZ$4,795
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
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Becoming a Chartered Accountant is a dream for many around the world, with much of the skill set and knowledge common across countries and borders. For Karina, this goal is very real, but she never thought she would be planning to be a Chartered Accountant in New Zealand rather than her native Russia.
Karina completed a Bachelor of Accounting at Plekhanov Russian University of Economics before deciding to pursue a bridging course in New Zealand so that she could use her accounting skills to best effect. With AIS having a leading reputation with international students, she enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in International Business.
Karina understood that to become an accountant anywhere in the world, she would need to learn about other areas of business and AIS allowed her to explore these new knowledge areas with confidence and clarity. Above all, it was the supportive environment and individual focus at AIS which stood out for Karina during her time studying.
“If I required assistance with anything, I could easily go to someone at AIS for help and receive the support - whether something to do with the course or personal matters.
“For example, I wanted to do more accounting courses, rather than the traditional business ones, so I went and spoke to the Academic Head of Programme. The department supported me through this process and advised me about the best courses to take for my future. They were actually trying to personally help me.”
Karina believes that the value of supporting individuals was also reflected in the classroom environment at AIS. She recalls one occasion when some of the students were falling behind with an assignment. To ensure that everyone had the best chance of answering the questions, the department extended the due date - working individually with those who were struggling.
“Not many people do that. Most of the teachers at AIS are more than happy to help because they want you to do well.
“Teachers get to know students on a personal level. They knew I wanted to become a Chartered Accountant so would suggest job placements and opportunities to build my wider network in New Zealand. When you come to a new country, you have plenty of questions so it is nice to have support on hand.”
Karina believes that her time at AIS has provided the ideal base for her ongoing career as a Chartered Accountant. At the moment, Karina is working at an accounting firm in Auckland, using her skills in the payroll department. Having already been promoted during her time at the business, Karina has high hopes of reaching her Chartered Accounting dream in the coming years.
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