Postgraduate Diploma in Business (PGDip) Level 8
ICL Graduate Business School

Postgraduate Diploma in Business is a Level 8 qualification consisting of eight papers taught over one year. The teaching materials have been designed by Southern Cross University and successful completion will result in an NZQA-approved award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Business from ICL Graduate Business School.


The course 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)


Graduate outcomes:

According to NZQA, students with a Postgraduate Diploma are able to:

  • Show evidence of advanced knowledge about a specialist field of enquiry or professional practice
  • Engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, criticism and problem-solving


Employment outcomes:

A PGDipBus graduate qualifies for ANZSCO Skill Level 1 for permanent residency applications, and employment in supervisory and management level positions within a wide variety of businesses and industries.

The PGDipBus also qualifies for the spouse visa, whereby the student’s spouse may work full time on a work visa and any children are entitled to a free schooling in the local state school.


Entry Requirements

  • All admissions are approved by ICL Graduate Business School
  • Applicants must have a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Diploma in a business-related field.
  • International students must also present IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5 overall, with no band less than 6.0, or an equivalent recognized by NZQA.


Course Length:
The programme is taught over three 16-week trimesters: a total of 12 months. In the first two trimesters students take three papers and in the third trimester two, allowing for a repeat if necessary.


Start Dates:

Evening Programme:
23 Apr 2018
20 Aug 2018

Weekend Programme:
17 Feb 2018
16 Jun 2018
13 Oct 2018


Course Fees:
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