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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Graduate Diploma in Business Studies
GradDipBusStuds

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and shall

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent; or

(c) have demonstrated equivalent practical, professional and/or scholarly experience.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits at 200 level or above, comprising:

(a) courses selected from the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies schedule;

(b) at least 75 credits at 300 level;

and including:

(c) attending Contact Workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

3. Notwithstanding Regulations 2, up to 45 200-level credits may be cross-credited from a completed Massey University degree provided that the courses are listed in Schedule B of the Bachelor of Business or the Bachelor of Retail and Business Management schedule.

4. Candidates are deemed to have met the general University progression requirement for 200-level courses if they have been awarded any Degree, Diploma or Certificate at NZQA level 5 or above.

Specialisations

5. The Graduate Diploma in Business Studies may be awarded with or without an endorsement. The requirements for each endorsement are set out in the Schedule for the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies.

6. The endorsements available are: Accounting, Business Information Systems, Business Law, Communication Management, Dispute Resolution, Economics, Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Management and Leadership for Maori Providers, Marketing, Personal Financial Planning, Property Management, Rural Valuation, Sport Management, and Urban Valuation.

Completion Requirements

7. Any timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates will apply.

8. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Certificate in Business Studies should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Academic Progress

9. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

10. Subject to any Maximum Time to Completion regulations and the Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the diploma, candidates enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies prior to 1 January 2021 who have completed one or both of 125240 or125342 may substitute these courses for 125241 (in the case of 125240) and 125340 (in the case of 125342). These transitions expire 31 December 2023.

Schedule for the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies

Endorsements

Accounting (120 credits)

Compulsory course selections (90 credits)

No more than 30 credits from

110209 Intermediate Financial Accounting 15 credits
P 110109 or 110215 or 110230 R 10210, 10213 (Pre 1999), 110313

110229 Management Accounting 15 credits
P 110109 or 110215 or 110230 R 10200, 10220, 110223

110230 Introductory Financial and Management Accounting 15 credits
R 110109, 10110, 10213 (1999), 110215

110249 Accounting Information Systems 15 credits
P 110109 or 110215 or 110230 R 10240, 110243

110279 Auditing 15 credits
P 115112 or 115102 or 110100 or 110230 R 110274

110289 Taxation 15 credits
P 110100 or 110230 or 115102 or 115112 R 10283, 110274

At least 60 credits from

110303 Integrative Accounting 15 credits
P 240 credits inclusive of 110209 or 110313; 110229 or 110223; and at least 15 credits at 300-level with a 110 prefix from the BBS Schedule

110309 Advanced Financial Accounting 15 credits
P 110209 or 110313 R 110713, 10310

110329 Advanced Management Accounting 15 credits
P 110229 or 110223 R 110320

110369 Forensic Accounting 15 credits
P 110279

110379 Advanced Auditing 15 credits
P 110109 or 110215 or 110230; and 110279 or 110274

110380 Estate and Tax Planning 15 credits
P 110274 or 110289 or 125211 C 125211

110389 Advanced Taxation 15 credits
P 110109 or 110215 or 110230; and 110289 or 110274 R 110783

Elective courses

Up to 15 credits from courses at 200 level or 300 level from the Schedule to the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies or the 110, 114, 115, 125, 127, 137, 152, 153, 155, 156, 178, 219, 290 or 295 course prefix series.

At least 15 credits from courses at 300 level from the Schedule to the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies or the 110, 114, 115, 125, 127, 137, 152, 153, 155, 156, 178, 219, 290 or 295 course prefix series.

Business Information Systems (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (75 credits from)

152252 Project Management 15 credits

157240 Social Media Networks for Business 15 credits

157241 Technology Trends for Organisations 15 credits
P 157150 or 157151 or 115107 or 1581xx or 1591xx R 157242

157340 Organisational Knowledge Management 15 credits
P 1142xx or 1522xx or 1572xx or 1582xx or 1592xx

157350 Technology Governance and Risk Management 15 credits
R 57301, 157373, 157341

At least 15 credits from

152304 Managing Services 15 credits

157325 Information Management Project 15 credits
P 15724x C 157341 R 157381, 157342

Elective courses

300-level courses from the Schedule to the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies or the 110, 114, 115, 125, 127, 137, 152, 153, 155, 156, 178, 219 or 290 course prefix series.

Business Law (120 credits)

No new enrolments

No more than 45 credits from

110289 Taxation 15 credits
P 110100 or 110230 or 115102 or 115112 R 10283, 110274

134220 Business and Professional Ethics 15 credits
R 134320, 134219, 134319

155201 Law of Property 15 credits
P 115211 or 115103 or 155202 R 155216, 155700

155203 Law of Business Organisations 15 credits
P 115211 or 115103 or 155202 R 155200, 155700

155210 Commercial Law 15 credits
P 115211 or 115103 or 155202 R 155200, 155700

At least 75 credits from

110380 Estate and Tax Planning 15 credits
P 110274 or 110289 or 125211 C 125211

110389 Advanced Taxation 15 credits
P 110109 or 110215 or 110230; and 110289 or 110274 R 110783

155301 Employment Law 15 credits

Communication Management (120 credits)

No new enrolments

60 credits from

219203 Business Communication 15 credits
R 114100, 114253, 219100

219204 News Media and Society 15 credits
R 114264

219205 Professional Presentations in Business 15 credits
R 114285

219206 Communication and Technological Change 15 credits
R 114263, 14263

219209 Public Relations Practice 15 credits

219231 News Reporting 15 credits

60 credits from

219303 Organisational Communication 15 credits
R 114353

219304 Intercultural Communication 15 credits

219305 Public Relations Management 15 credits
P 219209 R 114363

219310 Speech Writing 15 credits

Dispute Resolution (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory course

153200 Introduction to Dispute Resolution 15 credits

No more than 30 credits from

153202 Law and Mediation 15 credits

153204 Negotiation Principles 15 credits
R 153307

At least 45 credits from

153302 Mediation Process 15 credits
P 153200

153306 Negotiation Practice 15 credits

153310 Arbitration Practicum 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

153311 Mediation Practicum 15 credits
P 153210 or 153330

153314 Dispute Resolution Advocacy 15 credits
R 153201

153315 Adjudicative Processes 15 credits
P 153200

153320 Employment Dispute Resolution 15 credits
R 153708

153330 Dispute Resolution Practicum 15 credits
P 153200, 153314 R 153210

Elective courses

A maximum of 30 credits from 300 level courses from the 114, 152, 153 or 155 course prefix series.

Economics (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses selection

At least 30 credits from

178200 Macroeconomics 15 credits
P 178100 or 115113

178201 Microeconomics 15 credits
P 115113 or 115106

178210 Economic Policy 15 credits
P 178100 or 78102 or 178110

178221 Methods of Economic Analysis 15 credits
P 115113 or 115106 or any 1781xx course

178240 Managerial Economics 15 credits
P 115113 or 115106 or 178101

178242 Land Economics 15 credits
P Any 1781xx course or 115113 or 115106

178250 Contemporary Economic Issues 15 credits

178280 Regression and Predictive Analysis 15 credits
P 115113 or 115109

At least 60 credits from (At least 60 credits from)

178300 Macroeconomic Policy and Applications 15 credits
P 178200

178301 Microeconomic Theory and Applications 15 credits
P 178201

178307 Markets, Firms and Consumers 15 credits
P 178201 or 178204 or 125230; or ( 115113 or 115106 or 178101) and 178280

178308 Economic Analysis of Money, Banking and Financial Markets 15 credits
P Any 1782xx course R 178300

178328 Project Evaluation 15 credits
P Any 1781xx course

178358 International Trade in Agri-food Products 15 credits
P 115113 or 119180

178360 Environmental Economics 15 credits

178370 Development Economics 15 credits

178380 Applied Econometrics 15 credits
P 178220 or 178280 R 178321 and 178320

Elective courses

No more than 15 credits from courses at 200 level from the Schedule to the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies or the 110, 114, 115, 125, 127, 137, 152, 153, 155, 156, 178, 219, 290 or 295 course prefix series.

At least 15 credits from courses at 300 level from the Schedule to the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies or the 110, 114, 115, 125, 127, 137, 152, 153, 155, 156, 178, 219, 290 or 295 course prefix series.

Entrepreneurship and Small Business (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (90 credits from)

152230 Entrepreneurship 15 credits

152232 Small Business Management 15 credits

152330 Enterprise Development 15 credits

152331 Scaling and Growth 15 credits
P 152233 or 152234

152333 New Venture Project 15 credits

152336 Leadership Practice 15 credits
R 152328, 152329

Subject courses (30 credits from)

30 credits from

114241 Principles of Human Resources Management 15 credits

Courses at 300 level from the 114-course prefix series.

Or (30 credits from)

152350 Strategic Management and Governance 15 credits
P Any 200 level Management course R 152341, 152365

Or (30 credits from)

153306 Negotiation Practice 15 credits

Courses at 200 level from the 114-course prefix series.

Finance (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory course selection

At least 30 credits from

125211 The Financial Planning Process 15 credits

125220 Financial Institutions and Markets 15 credits
P 115114

125230 Business Finance 15 credits
P 115114

125240 Fundamentals of Investment 15 credits
C 125211 for GradDipBusStuds R 125241

125241 Introduction to Investments 15 credits
P 115114 R 125240

125250 Financial Modelling 15 credits
P 115114 or 115105

At least 60 credits from

125310 Financial Advice Implementation 15 credits
P 125351 and either 125240 or 125241 C One of 110380, 125340, 125342

125320 International Finance 15 credits
P 125230; and one of 125220 or 125241 or 110209 or 152261

125330 Advanced Business Finance 15 credits
P 125230; and one of 125320 or 125340 or 125350 or 125364 or 110309 C 125320 or 125340 or 125350 or 125364 or 110309

125340 Investment Analysis 15 credits
P 125241 R 125342

125342 Investment Planning 15 credits
P 125230 or 125240 C 125220 R 125340

125350 Financial Risk Management 15 credits
P 125230; and either 125220 or 125241

125351 Personal Risk Management 15 credits
P 125211 C 125211

125356 Business Insurance 15 credits
P 125211 C 125211

125357 Advanced Issues in Insurance 15 credits
P 125211 C 125211

125364 Bank Financial Management 15 credits
P 115114 or 115105; and 125220 R 125360, 125361, 125362, 125363

Elective courses (30 credits from)

Courses at 200 level or above from the Schedule to the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies or the 110, 114, 115, 125, 127, 137, 152, 153, 155, 156, 178, 219 or 290 course prefix series.

Human Resource Management (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (90 credits from)

114240 Organisational Behaviour 15 credits

114241 Principles of Human Resources Management 15 credits

114330 Equity and Diversity in the Workplace 15 credits

114331 Contemporary HRM and Employment Relations 15 credits
P 114241 or 114254

114332 Decent Work 15 credits
P 114241 or 114254

114396 Strategic Human Resource Management 15 credits
P 114241

Compulsory subject courses

15 credits from

114254 Employment Relations 15 credits

251271 Occupational Health and Safety I 15 credits

15 credits from

155301 Employment Law 15 credits

Courses at 300 level from the 114 or 152 course prefix series.

International Business (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

152250 Managing Organisations 15 credits
R 152200

152261 International Business 15 credits

Compulsory subject courses

15 credits from

152264 International Supply Chain Management 15 credits

30 credits from

152350 Strategic Management and Governance 15 credits
P Any 200 level Management course R 152341, 152365

152366 Operational Management of International Business 15 credits

Elective courses

15 credits from

156231 Strategic Marketing Management 15 credits
P 115116 or 156200

200261 World Politics 15 credits

Courses at 200 level from the 241, 242, 243, 244 or 245 course prefix series

30 credits from

125320 International Finance 15 credits
P 125230; and one of 125220 or 125241 or 110209 or 152261

178370 Development Economics 15 credits

219304 Intercultural Communication 15 credits

Courses at 300 level from 241, 242, 243, 244 or 245 course prefix series

Management (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

152203 Business and Society 15 credits
R 52101

152250 Managing Organisations 15 credits
R 152200

152336 Leadership Practice 15 credits
R 152328, 152329

152350 Strategic Management and Governance 15 credits
P Any 200 level Management course R 152341, 152365

Compulsory subject courses

15 credits from

152252 Project Management 15 credits

152261 International Business 15 credits

153204 Negotiation Principles 15 credits
R 153307

15 credits from

152304 Managing Services 15 credits

152325 Designing and Developing Organisations 15 credits
P Any 200 level course from the 152 course prefix series R 152360, 152303, 152341

152333 New Venture Project 15 credits

152370 Te Whanaketanga o te Pakihi Māori - Advanced Māori Business Development and Management 15 credits

30 credits from

Courses at 300 level from the 152 course prefix series.

Management and Leadership for Māori Providers (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

152252 Project Management 15 credits

152270 Māori Management 15 credits

152336 Leadership Practice 15 credits
R 152328, 152329

152350 Strategic Management and Governance 15 credits
P Any 200 level Management course R 152341, 152365

152370 Te Whanaketanga o te Pakihi Māori - Advanced Māori Business Development and Management 15 credits

Subject courses

15 credits from

150201 Te Kawenata o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand Society 15 credits
R 269274

Courses at 200 level from the 152 course prefix series

30 credits from

114330 Equity and Diversity in the Workplace 15 credits

Courses at 300 level from the 152 course prefix series

Marketing (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (90 credits from)

156231 Strategic Marketing Management 15 credits
P 115116 or 156200

156232 Consumer Behaviour 15 credits
P 115116 or 156200

156233 Marketing Research 15 credits
P 115116 or 156200

156334 Marketing Consultancy Project 15 credits
P 156231 and any 1562xx course

Elective courses

Courses at 200 level or above from any course prefix series (15 credits from)

Courses at 300 level from any course prefix series (15 credits from)

Personal Financial Planning (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

110380 Estate and Tax Planning 15 credits
P 110274 or 110289 or 125211 C 125211

125211 The Financial Planning Process 15 credits

125220 Financial Institutions and Markets 15 credits
P 115114

125241 Introduction to Investments 15 credits
P 115114 R 125240

125310 Financial Advice Implementation 15 credits
P 125351 and either 125240 or 125241 C One of 110380, 125340, 125342

125312 Applied Personal Financial Management 15 credits
P 125211 R 125212

125340 Investment Analysis 15 credits
P 125241 R 125342

125351 Personal Risk Management 15 credits
P 125211 C 125211

Property Management (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (90 credits from)

127241 Property Market Principles 15 credits

127341 Property Management and Development 15 credits
P 127241

132221 Planning Studies 15 credits

155201 Law of Property 15 credits
P 115211 or 115103 or 155202 R 155216, 155700

178242 Land Economics 15 credits
P Any 1781xx course or 115113 or 115106

218273 Building Technology: Commercial Property 15 credits
P 218102 or 218172 or 138281 C 218102 or 218172 or 138281 R 218201, 138383, 218271

Elective courses (30 credits from)

115377 Special Topic 15 credits

127342 Applied Property Finance and Investment 15 credits
P 127241, 127242, 127245 and one of 127341 or 127343 or 127378 C 127341 or 127343 or 127378

127343 Applied Property Valuation 15 credits
P 127242

Rural Valuation (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (90 credits from)

119281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries 15 credits
P 119180 or 117155

119381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry 15 credits
P 119281

119382 Opportunity Analysis in Primary Industry 15 credits
P 119381

127242 Introduction to Property Valuation 15 credits
R 127255

127356 Rural Valuation 15 credits
P 127242 or 127255

138255 Applied Engineering in Agriculture and Horticulture Systems 15 credits

Elective courses

Courses at 200 or 300 level from any course prefix series as approved by the Head of School (15 credits from)

Courses at 300 level from any course prefix series as approved by the Head of School (15 credits from)

Sport Management (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (105 credits from)

152236 Sport Business 15 credits
R 152211, 234232

152237 Sport Event Management 15 credits
R 152215, 234233

152250 Managing Organisations 15 credits
R 152200

234331 Sport and Physical Activity in the Social Context 15 credits

234338 Sport and Exercise Practicum 30 credits
P One of 234214, 234215, 234236, 234243, 152237 or 234233, 152238, 234315 R 152371, 152372, 152376, 234316

234360 Sport Psychology 15 credits
R 152318

Urban Valuation (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

127241 Property Market Principles 15 credits

127242 Introduction to Property Valuation 15 credits
R 127255

127341 Property Management and Development 15 credits
P 127241

127342 Applied Property Finance and Investment 15 credits
P 127241, 127242, 127245 and one of 127341 or 127343 or 127378 C 127341 or 127343 or 127378

127343 Applied Property Valuation 15 credits
P 127242

178242 Land Economics 15 credits
P Any 1781xx course or 115113 or 115106

218172 Construction Technology: Residential 15 credits
R 138254, 138282, 138281, 217172

218273 Building Technology: Commercial Property 15 credits
P 218102 or 218172 or 138281 C 218102 or 218172 or 138281 R 218201, 138383, 218271