Taught course

Postgraduate Diploma in International Business

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology · Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

Applicants must have:

  • An undergraduate degree in any business related area from a New Zealand tertiary institution accredited to offer qualifications at this level;


  • An undergraduate degree from an overseas tertiary institution, deemed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority to be of equivalent standing.


  • Equivalent practical, professional or educational experience.

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 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each band) issued within the last two years or equivalent.

Other requirements

Applicants are required to provide two confidential references from people able to affirm the applicant is of good character and reputation.

Special entry

In exceptional circumstances an applicant who does not meet the academic requirements may be granted entry to the programme. They must supply evidence to satisfy the Academic Committee of their ability to succeed on the Postgraduate Diploma in International Business.

All applicants will be interviewed to assess their suitability for the programme.


It is strongly recommended that students are able to competently utilise digital applications and technologies at an advanced level.

Months of entry

February, May, July, September

Course content

The Postgraduate Diploma in International Business (Level 8) aims to prepare you to work successfully in the 21st century global business environment. Offering a blend of theoretical and practical learning, with an emphasis on applied knowledge and skill. High importance is placed on the development of core transferrable skills (such as advanced communication, presentation, interpersonal and problem solving skills) in addition to the development of specific international business knowledge.

A key feature of the PGDipIB is that it is industry oriented, with continued local and national industry input into the programmes structure, content and direction. An Advisory Committee assists the Programme Area in assessing the continued relevance of the curriculum and monitoring academic standards.

Upon graduating you will be able to critically evaluate international business opportunities in terms of commercial, environmental, ethical and social viability and develop a strategic plan to deliver goods and services. You will have demonstrated your ability to adapt and innovate in the complex and changeable international environment and to work knowledgeably, productively and professionally in a wide range of organisations.

Information for international students

This programme is available at the Nelson Campus.

Fees and funding

UK students
NZD$20,000 + $240 Student Services Levy
International students
NZD$20,000 + $240 Student Services Levy

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment120

Course contact details

International Enquiries
+64 3 546 9175