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Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration

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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.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time
Course Code
PGDipBA
Domestic Fees
$24,264 per year / $24,264 total
International Fees
$34,500 per year / $34,500 total

About this course

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.

Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School holds the 'Triple-Crown', of accreditations (AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA), putting us in the top 1% of business schools worldwide.

Entry requirements

Students must 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

See the PGDipBA application process for details of entry requirements, application forms, and start dates.

Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

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:

  • Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
  • Te Ropu Rapuara | UC Careers can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers, or find a job.
  • For research into career destinations by qualification, visit Te Pokai Tara | Universities New Zealand website.
  • Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
  • Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.