Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration (PGCBA) From Auckland Institute Of Studies

Program Overview

The Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration (PGCBA) comprises 4 courses that feature in both our PGDBA and our MBA degree and is ideally suited to those who wish to continue their studies towards these higher qualifications in New Zealand.
Study in your home country (offshore students) or on campus (onshore students) for six months. The PGCBA is an attractive option if you wish to continue your study in New Zealand to achieve further Postgraduate or Masters qualifications.* You can also apply for cross-credits when pursuing other qualifications offered internationally.

This flexible study option gives you access to AIS library resources and IT support, and all assessments are individual assignments rather than tests or exams.


AucklandNew Zealand

  Course Duration

6 Months

  Tuition Fee

NZ$ 12,250


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79


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The PGCBA comprises four compulsory courses:

Accounting for Managers:

Provides a clear understanding of the conceptual underpinnings of accounting reports commonly used by an organisation’s stakeholders. Provides a solid grounding in both financial and managerial accounting spheres. Supports students becoming astute users of a wide range of financial information.

Decision Support Tools and Techniques

Exploit various quantitative analytical tools that apply to business problem solving and decision-making contexts. Facilitate problem solving and decision-making skills that managers need when analysing data.

Management in a Multicultural Environment

Develop management and leadership skills to build high performing organisations in culturally diverse workplaces.

Marketing and Enterprise

Develop practical insights into Marketing Management and Service Marketing, with an emphasis on entrepreneurial new businesses and digital operations.

  • IELTS 6.5 academic (with no band less than 6.0) / TOEFL iBT 79 (with a writing score of 21) / PToE academic score of 58 with no band lower than 50 / NZCEL L5

  • an undergraduate degree, or an approved professional qualification; and

  • at least two years relevant work experience

Domestic Students

  • 2022 Programme Fees: NZ$6,880

  • Resource Fees: NZ$1,000

  • Total: NZ$7,880


Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof).

International Students

  • 2022 Programme Fees: NZ$11,250

  • Resource Fees: NZ$1,000

  • Total: NZ$12,250


Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof).


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