Graduate Diploma in Business [Level 7]

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


1 year


Level 7

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Real Life, Real Learning, Real Business: Specialise your business career

The Graduate Diploma in Business is designed for graduates who wish to increase their knowledge or change direction. This qualification is suitable for business and non-business graduates as well as professionals who need business knowledge to progress in their chosen career.

  • Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Human Resource Management

Those with significant business experience but needing certification should apply also.


The Graduate Diploma in Business is a 120 credit, one year full-time, or equivalent part-time, programme at Level 7 which enables those who have completed a bachelor’s degree to achieve a graduate level qualification in a specialised area of business. Those with extensive business experience at a management level may be able to enter the Graduate Diploma without a degree. The qualification is an ideal opportunity for those with experience to increase their employment mobility.

The Graduate Diploma in Business has the following endorsements:

  • Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • An unendorsed diploma is also available.

All those intending to enrol in this programme can make an appointment with the Programme Coordinator to discuss their course of study.  Please contact the Programme Secretary, Roni Hastings, to arrange an appointment.

All endorsements are offered subject to sufficient enrolments.

Typically, a full-time learner will take four courses per semester.

Your Future Career & Study Opportunities

The Graduate Diploma in Business adds strength to your qualification portfolio. This increases your mobility and range of potential employment roles.

Here are a few ideas: operations manager, marketing manager, sales manager, finance manager, key account manager, product manager, financial or management accountant, human resources advisor or entrepreneur (in your own business).

You can further your study pathway with one of our Masters degrees on offer across the Te Pūkenga network.


There are two entry dates per year:

  • February
  • July


Entry Requirements

Entry with Credit

International Entry Requirements

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT | Te Pūkenga. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

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EIT | Te Pūkenga offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT | Te Pūkenga scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT | Te Pūkenga or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT | Te Pūkenga to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.