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


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

Start Dates in 2021

Apply here for Trimester 3 : 11 September 2021
Apply here for Trimester 3b : 30 October 2021

Trimesters and scheduled breaks:
The PGCBA classes run from five to seven and 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


International Students

2021 Programme Fees: NZ$11,250
Resource Fees: NZ$1,000
Total: NZ$12,250

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

Domestic Students

2021 Programme Fees: NZ$6,880
Resource Fees: NZ$1,000
Total: NZ$7,880
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 to apply for student finance.

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