Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA)

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) comprises 8 courses of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and is ideally suited to busy managers seeking to increase their career skills in a shorter time frame.

The option to complete an MBA degree with six months further study makes the PGDBA an attractive option. Classes are run Saturdays and Sundays so business leaders can maximise their valuable time.

PGDBA NZQA Qualification Overview 

For any students that started before May 2020, all detail regarding the old 6-credit system can be found here.

To enrol online for your preferred trimester, click on the start date below.

Programme Structure/Courses

Each student’s programme is planned in conjunction with the Academic Head of Programme to satisfy academic regulations and reflect the candidate’s background, interest and career aspirations.

The PGDBA comprises eight courses, including four compulsory courses:

Plus four elective courses chosen from:

Duration & Start Dates

Duration
12 months full-time

Start Dates in 2021
Apply here for Trimester 1 : 30 Jan 2021
Apply here for Trimester 2 : 22 May 2021
Apply here for Trimester 3 : 11 September 2021

Trimesters and scheduled breaks:
The MBA and PGDBA classes run every weekend from 28 January 2021 until 17 December 2021.

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;
    and
  2. (i) hold an undergraduate degree (at least equivalent to New Zealand pass standard) or a graduate diploma, bachelor honours degree, postgraduate diploma or postgraduate degree, awarded by a tertiary institution approved by the Academic Board; or
    (ii) possess a qualification awarded by a recognised tertiary or professional organisation as approved by the Academic Board as being of an appropriate standard either for direct entry, or for entry conditional upon satisfactory completion of a prescribed bridging programme of study; and
  3. (i) have completed a minimum of two years’ equivalent full-time relevant work experience as approved by the Academic Board; or
    (ii) hold an undergraduate degree (at least equivalent to New Zealand pass standard) or a graduate diploma, bachelor honours degree or postgraduate diploma in cognate discipline areas awarded by a tertiary institution approved by the Academic Board and include course BUAD920 Internship in their programme of studies; or
  4. gain approval under Admission Regulation 1.3: Special Admission

Fees

International Students

2021 Programme Fees: NZ$22,500
Resource Fees: NZ$2,000
Total: NZ$24,500

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 Malia Uele for tuition fee details:

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

Domestic Students

2021 Programme Fees: NZ$13,500
Resource Fees: NZ$2,000
Total: NZ$15,500
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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