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Graduate Certificate in Business Management

STARTS: July 2024
Madras Street

Excel as a business specialist.

Take the next step or extend your career with new skills in a specialist area of business.

This flexible part-time course is designed to equip you with these valuable specialist business skills in an area of your choosing. Options include project management, event management, business development, entrepreneurship, innovation management, supply chain management, marketing, human resource management, business information systems, and business transformation and change.

Perfect as an upskilling opportunity or as professional development, the course will develop your critical and strategic thinking skills and prepare you to adapt and lead in ever-changing business environments.

You’ll learn via face-to-face, interactive classes and a supervised industry-based project, during which you’ll develop new ways to approach familiar or future business problems, using existing models of enquiry and innovation. Where appropriate, this project, and your other study can be integrated into your current work environment.

For this graduate certificate, you will study one level 6 course and two level 7 courses of your choosing, alongside a practical industry-based project in business. Pre-requisites for level 7 courses may apply.

Fees for 2024

Domestic Fee
$3,599 - $4,028 per year

A bachelor's degree in any field excluding Business Management

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

  • If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.
  • Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 6.0 Academic

  • 5.5 Listening
  • 5.5 Reading
  • 5.5 Writing
  • 5.5 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Core courses
Elective courses

Career opportunities

Depending on your choice of specialty, potential roles include business development manager, buyer/purchasing agent, business systems analyst, marketing manager, change manager, distribution manager, event manager, innovation manager, operations manager, project manage and HR advisor.

Study pathways

This qualification pathways into the Graduate Diploma in Applied Management which can also be studied part-time as you work.

Graduate Certificate in Business Management

PART-TIME - 41 Weeks

Excel as a business specialist.

Type Graduate Certificate / Diploma
Code CH4085
Next Starts July 2024
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
Credits 60
Level 7
Available Part time Yes
Reference CH4085-STRU

Fees for 2024

Domestic Fee
$3,599 - $4,028 per year
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Graduate Certificate in Business Management - Jul 2024 - Christchurch
Start date: 22 July 2024

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Credit Recognition

If you have prior relevant experience or previous related study credits, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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