Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Postgraduate Diploma in Business
Qualification Type Postgraduate Diploma
Level 8
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Management and Commerce » Business and Management » Business Management
Strategic Purpose Statement
The aims of the Post Graduate Diploma in Business (Level 8) are: To take an interdisciplinary approach to study in the fields of international business studies within a single qualification, while retaining the core business disciplines of economics, marketing, project management, organizational behaviour, leadership, and accounting. This is a one-year, full-time programme of study designed for graduates of a first degree in a business-related subject. It is suited for those seeking to: a) bridge the gap between a first degree and a career in business, that requires further qualifications; and b) build a firm foundation for further study at postgraduate level in the business discipline.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this programme will have acquired an advanced-level knowledge of international business theory, assessment and management. Furthermore, students will develop the ability to prepare for and work towards running and managing a business and/or, undertake, mid-level management roles within a variety of industries. Graduates will be suitable in roles, which have prospects of a management career pathway (as identified by ANZSCO as Level 1 skilled employment roles). Graduates of the programme will have acquired the following specialist skills and knowledge: Critically analyze concepts of leadership, teamwork, marketing, finance, and accounting in relation to contemporary organizations Evaluate and apply entrepreneurial activities, quantitative analytical techniques, market research methods and project management processes within a global setting Generate a critical understanding of global economic and political activities Graduates of the programme will have acquired the following general skills: Intellectual rigour: a commitment to excellence in all scholarly and intellectual activities, including critical judgement Creativity: an ability to develop creative and effective responses to intellectual, professional and social challenges Ethical practice: a commitment to sustainability and high ethical standards in social and professional practices Knowledge of a discipline: command of a discipline to enable a smooth transition and contribution to professional and community settings Lifelong learning: the ability to be responsive to change, to be inquiring and reflective in practice, through information literacy and autonomous, self-managed learning Communication and social skills: the ability to communicate and collaborate with individuals, and within teams, in professional and community settings. Cultural competences: an ability to engage with diverse cultural and bi-cultural perspectives in both global and local settings and in the context of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Education pathways
Graduates will be able to path way into master's programmes.,
Employment pathways
Graduates will be suitable in roles which have prospects of a management career pathway.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
1. A completed application form. 2. Original transcripts showing a degree or a Graduate Diploma in a related field from a recognized institution, including full transcripts and grade point average details, or equivalent. A scanned PDF will be sufficient to progress the application, but original documents will be required on arrival at ICL Business School. Failure to provide original documents will result in the cancellation of the enrolment. 3. For international students, IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5 overall (with no band score lower than 6.0), or any other equivalent approved by NZQA. 4. Credit transfer of up to four papers and RPL will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
Education Organisation ICL Education Limited
Developed By ICL Education Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3474
Status Current
Created April 2016
Last Reviewed January 2018
Next Review January 2020
Content
The programme consists of the following eight papers: 8200 - Accounting for Managers (Level 8) 8241 - Marketing (Level 8) 8230 - Organisational Behaviour (Level 8) 8220 - Economics and Quantitative Analysis (Level 8) 9201 - Global Business (Level 9) 9202 - Entrepreneurship and Marketing (Level 9) 9203 - Project Management (Level 9) 9230 - Leading and Managing People (Level 9)

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