Graduate Diploma in Business

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Subject area

Business Management

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Entry requirements

Applicants must have: * either the Open Polytechnic's Graduate Certificate in Business, or * a Bachelor degree or equivalent professional qualification. Applicants who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements will be eligible to be enrolled where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. If English is not the applicants' first language, applicants will need to have passed an English language proficiency test with an IELTS score of at least 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.5, or equivalent. International applicants will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.5, or equivalent.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Graduate Diploma in Business is designed for people who have an undergraduate degree from a discipline other than business who want to develop knowledge and skills in business. Students are able to design a package for their specific needs, for example an engineer/health professional who moves into a management role may want to include in their study a management course, an accounting course and a marketing course as part of their Graduate Diploma in Business.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Business and Management at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 913 5300
Fax: (04) 913 5308

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