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Postgraduate Diploma in Business

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available at Wellington
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • One year full-time study; Up to a maximum of four years part-time study.
  • Available for international students studying in NZ or via distance learning

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Entry requirements

Applicants for the PGDipBus must meet the University admission requirements as specified, and will have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor’s degree having achieved a minimum B- grade average in the highest level courses. All students must gain admission as being eligible to proceed into this programme.

To support your application, you will need to provide the following document/s:

  • Verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Credits and prior learning

All applications for credit from incomplete and abandoned postgraduate qualifications to Massey Business School postgraduate qualifications are assessed individually.  Students can apply for credit via their Student Homepage. It is not possible to cross-credit courses from a completed postgraduate qualification to a Massey Business School postgraduate qualification.

Note: There is a limit of 25% of credit which may be approved into a Massey Business School qualification, eg a 120 credit PGDipBus may contain up to 30 credits from an abandoned postgraduate qualification elsewhere.

Planning your programme

To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please check the regulations. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.

If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search.

Students who wish to keep their options open for possible future progression to a masters programme are strongly recommended to select their courses for the PGDipBus from the relevant masters endorsement schedule of courses.

Students may progress from the PGDipBus to the MMgt or MBS or MFin only on the attainment of a minimum B- grade average across the 120 credits of the PGDipBus.

Students who do progress into one of these Masters programmes should not apply to graduate with their PGDipBus qualification.

Students requiring advice on which courses will transfer to the MMgt or MBS or MFin, are advised to contact

Postgraduate Diploma in Business structure

Candidates for the PGDipBus shall follow a flexible programme of study which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits at 700-level, comprising:

  1. Courses selected from the Schedule for the Qualification;
  2. Attending Contact Workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

In cases of sufficient merit, the PGDipBus may be awarded with distinction or merit.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

Already know which courses you're going to choose?

If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.

Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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