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Postgraduate Diploma in Management

The specific aim of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management is to enable students to advance and deepen their knowledge of management and extend their professional and managerial skills. (Level 8)

​For every applicant, admission is decided on a case-by-case basis through evaluation of the applicant’s ability to undertake postgraduate study in management. Interviews with individual applicants may be required. The Programme Manager will examine every application and obtain advice from subject experts if necessary, before deciding whether to admit the student or obtain further information about the application. All admission decisions will be reported to the Postgraduate Board of Studies. The admission process is designed to ensure that all admitted students have acquired sufficient knowledge of standard business practices (such as accounting, management and marketing) from formal study and/or work experience to be able to undertake level 8 study in management and at least one specialisation. There are 4 different specialisations - Finance, Hospitality, Marketing, and Information Systems.
Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management programme will be able to:
  • acknowledge that the world views of leaders and managers impact how values and philosophies shape leadership and management decision making
  • communicate effectively (orally, visually and in writing) with people of different cultures
  • work effectively in bicultural and multicultural teams and exercise leadership as required
  • engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, criticism and problem-solving
  • learn independently and appreciate the need for continued learning
  • apply advanced knowledge and professional and managerial skills to practical and new situations
  • critically evaluate research literature and research findings in management studies and their application in organisations
  • identify, analyse and address ethical issues in leadership and management in practical and applied situations
  • plan, conduct and report on small-scale research projects
  • analyse and argue from evidence
  • undertake further postgraduate study
Campus Starts on Duration
Auckland City 2017: 7 February, 29 May, 11 September One Year, full-time: part-time options available
Wellington City 2017: 29 February, 13 June, 26 September One Year, full-time: part-time options available

Domestic Fees: $5,451

International Fees: $21,950 NZD (per year)


Entry Requirements

Domestic students

Degree in relevant discipline or equivalent study/work experience.

International students

Degree in relevant discipline or equivalent study/work experience.

Entry IELTS 6.5 (No band score lower than 6.0)

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