Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration (PGCBA)

The Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration (PGCBA) comprises 4 courses that feature in both our PGDBA and our MBA degree and is ideally suited to those who wish to continue their studies towards these higher qualifications in New Zealand.

Study in your home country (offshore students) or on campus (onshore students) for six months. The PGCBA is an attractive option if you wish to continue your study in New Zealand to achieve further Postgraduate or Masters qualifications.* You can also apply for cross-credits when pursuing other qualifications offered internationally.

This flexible study option gives you access to AIS library resources and IT support, and all assessments are individual assignments rather than tests or exams.

PGCBA NZQA Qualification Overview

* Subject to NZ Immigration and border entry criteria

To know more about our Offshore/Online delivery, visit PGCBA ONLINE or click on the start date below to enrol online for your preferred trimester.

Programme Structure/Courses

Duration & Start Dates

Duration

6 months (full-time study) or 12 months (part-time study)

Start Dates in 2024

Apply here for Trimester 1A: 27 Jan 2024
Apply here for Trimester 1B: 23 Mar 2024

Apply here for Trimester 2A: 18 May 2024
Apply here for Trimester 2B: 20 July 2024

Apply here for Trimester 3A: 7 Sept 2024
Apply here for Trimester 3B: 26 Oct 2024

Trimesters and scheduled breaks:
The MBA and PGDBA classes run every weekend from 27 January 2024 until 13 December 2024.

ONLINE OFFSHORE Start Dates 2024

Apply here for Trimester 1A: 27 Jan 2024
Apply here for Trimester 1B: 23 Mar 2024

Apply here for Trimester 2A: 18 May 2024
Apply here for Trimester 2B: 20 July 2024

Apply here for Trimester 3A: 7 Sept 2024
Apply here for Trimester 3B: 26 Oct 2024

Trimesters and scheduled breaks:
The PGCBA classes run from five to seven and a half hours and are held on a Saturday or Sunday (five or six weekend days per course). The supplementary group/individual sessions of approximately 10 hours per course will run at other times suitable for your time zone.

Entry Requirements

  1. IELTS 6.5 academic (with no band less than 6.0) / TOEFL iBT 79 (with a writing score of 21) / PToE academic score of 58 with no band lower than 50 / NZCEL L5

  2. an undergraduate degree, or an approved professional qualification; and

  3. at least two years relevant work experience

Fees

International Students

2024 Programme Fees: NZ$11,900
Resource Fees: NZ$1,100
Total: NZ$13,000
Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof).

Note: International students from Pacific Island countries should contact Sione Fakapelea for tuition fee details:

Phone: +64 9 815 1717 ext 846
Email: sionef@ais.ac.nz

Domestic Students

2024 Programme Fees: NZ$7,220
Resource Fees: NZ$1,100
Total: NZ$8,320
Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 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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