Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Without Specialisation)

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Entry requirements

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

  1. Meet the University admission requirements as specified; and shall
  2. Have been awarded or qualified for a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent; or
  3. Have demonstrated equivalent practical, professional and/or scholarly experience.

Prerequisites and Progression

Some courses have specified courses as prerequisites which must be met before enrolling in a course. Meeting prerequisite regulations may require a student to study courses in addition to those specified for the Graduate Diploma.

The Progression requirement states students may not normally enrol for any 200-level course unless they have passed at least 45 credits at 100-level, nor enrol for any 300-level course unless they have passed at least 45 credits at 200-level

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.

Please note: No 100-level credits can be included in the Graduate Diploma.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Without Specialisation) structure

The Graduate Diploma in Business Studies structure changed in 2017 and the requirements below represent the current regulations. For students who commenced study towards the Graduate Diploma prior to 2017 and who had successfully completed at least 45 credits towards the Diploma prior to 2017 may complete under 2016 regulations. These transition regulations expire 31 December 2019.

To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies candidates shall pass approved courses totalling at least 120 credits from the Schedule to the GradDipBusStuds, or from courses with Massey Business School prefixes of 110, 114, 115, 125, 127, 137, 152, 153, 155, 156, 178 or 219.

No 100-level (first year) and not more than 45 credits at 200-level may be included. 700-level courses may be included by postgraduate students in the unendorsed Graduate Diploma in Business Studies.


For more information on this programme please check the regulations.

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