Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

Applicants must have obtained at least an undergraduate degree in any discipline.


Be a mature student aged at least 20 years and supply evidence of at least three (3) years relevant work experience. Each mature applicant must provide their curriculum vitae detailing any relevant work experience and academic achievements. The Programme Manager will use this information to assess whether the applicant is likely to successfully complete the Graduate Diploma programme.

English Language Requirements

All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Those students whose first language is not English must have:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTs) overall academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each band), issued within the last two years or equivalent.

If you do not have an IELTS test score, you may send us other evidence of your English language level.

Months of entry

November, July, February

Course content

The graduate diploma is to give people who already have a degree or extensive business experience an opportunity to extend their knowledge into another specialised field without having to complete another degree.

This programme is ideal for you if you are seeking promotion in your existing employment, wish to widen your skill and knowledge base and keep ahead in the knowledge game or if you are considering a career change, including self-employment.

Graduates with a Marketing major will be able to apply basic marketing concepts to complex real-world scenarios such as formulating marketing plans, conceptualising and evaluating promotion campaigns and making reasoned trade-offs between objectives and budgets and to innovate and manage change via a strong grounding in the realities of social, economic, and technological change processes, the underlying dynamics of consumer and industrial buyer behavior, contemporary marketing research practice, and organisational behavioral principles.

You will also be able to solve problems, both independently and as part of a team and be able to collect, critically review and communicate information effectively in both written and oral form to a wide variety of audiences, including other marketing experts.

Information for international students

This programme is only available at the Nelson or Marlborough Campus.

Fees and funding

UK students
NZD$18,000 plus $240 Student Services Levy
International students
NZD$18,000 plus $240 Student Services Levy

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment70

Course contact details

International Enquiries
+64 3 546 9175