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Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration

PGDipBA
11 October 2023

UC's Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDipBA) offers an entry pathway to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme. Find out about studying a PGDipBA through Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School.

DURATION

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration

Degree Structure - Duration
1 year full-time, up to 4 years part-time (domestic students only)

START

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration

Degree Structure - Start In
February, May, or August

POINTS

120

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 120 points:

  • Domestic — $26,065
  • International — $39,000

Overview


Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration

Introduction

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDipBA) offers an entry pathway to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme. It consists of the core courses of the MBA programme. Students attend the same classes as MBA students, but do not enrol in elective courses or complete a consulting project.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration gives you the chance to upskill or prepare for a new career in a year and with no prior experience in the subject. A part-time study option is also available.

UC's MBA is accredited by AMBA which is the global standard for MBA's. Only the top two per cent of business schools internationally offer AMBA accredited programmes. Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School is also accredited by AACSB and EQUIS; only one percent of business schools in the world have attained all three.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

Applicants will be approved by the Programme Committee, who will take the standard of previous studies and experience into account.

You must have evidence of extensive practical, professional, or scholarly experience of an appropriate kind; students normally require at least five years’ work experience.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

Contact Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School for details of entry requirements, application forms, and start dates.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration

Subjects and Courses - Body

Subjects and courses

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration

Career - Body

Career opportunities

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $26,065
  • International — $39,000

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $25,356
  • International — $37,300

SSL estimate (per 120 points):

  • 2024 — $1,100.40
  • 2023 — $992.40

Please note this qualification is not funded by StudyLink.

Planning my study

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my diploma?

The structure of the Diploma is closely specified, and consists of core courses in business administration. You can contact the Postgraduate Student Advisor to help plan the programme.

The Diploma may be completed in a minimum of 1 year full-time, or up to 4 years part-time study (domestic students only).

You can begin studies in February, May, or August.

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration.

Pathway to the Master of Business Administration

You may choose to transfer your completed courses in the Diploma to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme. The MBA includes an additional project course and other elective courses, which may be completed within a total 16 months of full-time study (depending on the courses you already completed in the Diploma).

Contact the Master of Business Administration Team on mba@canterbury.ac.nz for more information.

Brochures


Postgraduate Prospectus 2024

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Please note:

This qualification is not funded by StudyLink.

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