A stepping-stone to postgraduate study
Whether you’re interested in a specific professional development course, or entry to further study, the PGCertBus offers the flexibility to study in the areas you choose.
- Postgraduate, NZQF Level 8
- 0.5 year(s) full-time. Available part-time.
Note: The Business Administration specialisation of this programme may have an on-campus or in-person requirement and therefore requires that students submit a current My Vaccine Pass on enrolment.
If you are a graduate that wants to study selected courses in business, the Postgraduate Certificate in Business (PGCertBus) may be suitable for you.
Our lecturers are actively researching, bringing the most relevant developments in business theory and practice to your study.
The PGCertBus can be completed in one semester of full-time study or by part-time study over a longer period.
The programme is generally awarded without endorsement.
After completing the PGCertBus you could move on to a Postgraduate Diploma in Business, or master’s programmes.
Want to continue to an Executive MBA?
The programme does offer an endorsement in Business Administration. This endorsement is intended for students who wish to continue on to the Executive MBA, and it has more prescribed courses and entry requirements.
Majors, subjects or endorsements
All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.
To enter the Postgraduate Certificate in Business you will have been awarded or qualified for a bachelor’s degree, with a minimum B- grade average in the highest level courses.
Provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.
Entry to the Postgraduate Certificate in Business (Business Administration) has different requirements. Please see the Postgraduate Certificate in Business (Business Administration) page for information.
Prior learning, credit and exemptions
For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:
- review the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
- contact us through the Enquire button on this page.
If you do not have the entry requirements
English language and foundation courses
If you need help with your English language skills before you start university, we have courses and qualifications that may help.
Courses and planning
- Courses from the Schedule – 60 credits
Courses for this programme
Unendorsed Postgraduate Certificate in Business courses
|110710||Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting||30|
|110711||Advanced Accounting Theory||30|
|114702||Human Resource Management and Workplace Relations||30|
|114709||Managing the Employment Relationship||30|
|114722||Advanced Organisational Behaviour||30|
|114735||Competitive Advantage and HRM Strategy||30|
|114761||International Human Resource Management||30|
|115758||Interpersonal Communication at Work||15|
|115759||Current Issues in Business||15|
|137710||The Theory and Management of Banking||30|
|152700||Organisation and Management||30|
|152702||Advanced Strategic Management||30|
|152704||Business and Sustainability||30|
|152707||Leading and Changing Organisations||30|
|152725||Building Export and Import Businesses||30|
|152726||Growing Multinational Enterprises||30|
|152727||Managing Multinational Enterprises||30|
|152728||Corporate Citizenship and Responsibility||30|
|152730||Advanced Contemporary Issues in Sustainability||30|
|152731||Innovation and New Ventures||30|
|152742||Health Systems Management||30|
|152743||Health Law and Policy||30|
|152746||Contemporary Issues in Health Service Management||30|
|152747||Local Governance: Context, Structure and Finance||30|
|153700||Elements of Dispute Resolution||30|
|156700||Essentials of Marketing||30|
|156742||Advanced Consumer Behaviour||30|
|156743||Advanced Marketing Planning and Strategy||30|
|156744||Advanced Marketing Research and Analysis||30|
|156758||Marketing for Social Change||30|
|156775||Theory and Models of Marketing||30|
|157700||Info Systems Management||30|
|157701||Health Information Management||30|
|157701||Health Information Management||30|
|157733||Health Information Systems||15|
|157748||Advanced Management, Analytics, and Decision Making||30|
|157749||Technology Innovation Management||30|
|178703||The Theory and Practice of Economics||30|
|178719||Climate Change Economics and Policy||30|
|190701||Human Factors for Professional Aviation||30|
|190703||Management in Aviation Systems||30|
|190720||Aviation Strategic Management||30|
|190721||Design and Management of Airports||30|
|219703||Perspectives in Business Communication||30|
|219704||International and Intercultural Communication||30|
|219706||Strategic Public Relations||30|
|219709||Advanced Journalism Issues||30|
|219710||Persuasive Communication Practice||30|
|219712||Advanced News Journalism||30|
|219713||Advanced Audio-Visual Journalism||30|
|219714||Journalism and Society||30|
|251731||Advanced Occupational Safety and Health||30|
EndorsementsPlease refer to individual specialisation page for a list of courses for your specialisation.
Majors and minors
You may enrol in this qualification with or without a specialisation.
Postgraduate Certificate in Business without specialisation
See the Regulations for this programme for the courses available for the ‘without specialisation’ option.
The endorsement in Business Administration is intended for students who wish to continue on to the Executive MBA. It has more prescribed courses and entry requirements.
Planning your programme
If you study full-time, you’ll take 60 credits in one semester.
Maximum time limits for completion
There are maximum time limits to complete some undergraduate and all postgraduate qualifications. If you do not complete within the maximum time, you may be required to re-apply for the programme if you wish to continue your studies.
- General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates.
- Contact us through the Enquire button on this page if you have any questions.
Fees and scholarships
Fees and finance
Fees, student loans and free fees scheme
Your tuition fees may be different depending on the courses you choose. Your exact fees will show once you have chosen your courses.
There will also be some compulsory non-tuition fees and for some courses, there may also be charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.
- Get an estimate of the tuition fees for your qualification
- View a list of non-tuition fees that may be payable
Already know which courses you're going to choose?
You can view fees for the courses that make up your qualification on the course details pages.
Student loans (StudyLink) and Fees Free scheme
You may be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.
The New Zealand Government offers fees-free tertiary study for eligible domestic students. Find out more about the scheme and your eligibility on the Fees Free website. To use the site's eligibility checking tool, you will need your National Student Number.
Current and returning Massey students can find their National Student Number in the student portal.
A good fit if you:
- wish to have flexibility in the courses you study
- would like an introduction to postgraduate study
- need to complete prerequisite postgraduate courses for another programme.
Accreditations and rankings
Massey Business School is rated in the top 5% of global business colleges by AACSB International.
You have an opportunity in this programme to develop the digital skills to thrive in a rapidly changing world, and gain Microsoft certification through Massey's Digital Reskill initiative.
Massey University is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 300 universities for business and management.
Massey University is ranked #1 in New Zealand and in the top 150 universities globally for business administration and finance by ShanghaiRanking.
Key information for students
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Review this important information before you apply for this programme. This gives you full details of the rules and regulations about what you need to study and what you must achieve in order to graduate with this qualification. That includes structure, courses and requirements. These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the below.
Applying and enrolling
Applying for the programme
Check you are ready
If you are ready to apply, have a look at our application checklist. It will help you get prepared with what you need. Please also check the entry requirements carefully before you apply.
Choose your programme and click on Apply now
You will apply for the programme using the Apply now button on this page. You’ll also choose your specialisation (major, subject or endorsement) if applicable.
Some programmes have additional requirements such as the submission of a portfolio or CV. Click on Apply now and you will be able to submit those documents as part of the application process.
Receive and accept an Admission Offer of Place
You will receive an Admission Offer of Place when you have been accepted into the programme. You need to accept this before you can enrol in your courses. International students also need to pay their fees at this point.
Enrolling in courses
You’ll then get access to your own student homepage (also known as the student portal). This is where you can enrol in courses. Any updates on your application or enrolments will also be on your student homepage. Make sure you check this regularly.
When you choose courses, ensure you check for any requirements that apply including:
- prerequisites (courses you have to do before the one you are enrolling in)
- corequisites (courses you have to do at the same time as the one you are enrolling in)
- restrictions (courses that you cannot enrol in if you are completing or have completed another identified similar course)
- location – for instance some distance-based courses still have an on-campus element, so double check that the way the course is taught is suitable for your situation.
Each of our courses has its own webpage where you can find this information. You can use our course search to find course pages.
More information on courses is in the ‘Courses for this programme’ section on this page.
You can find information on application due dates and semester dates on the key dates page.
We look forward to welcoming you to Massey!
If you have any questions, contact us through the Enquire button on this page.
What are courses and credits?
What are courses and credits?
Each Massey programme is made up of courses (in some tertiary institutions they are called ‘papers’).
You will have some compulsory courses and some you can choose from.
Each course is worth a certain amount of credits (often 15 credits, but this does vary). You must gain a set number of credits to be able to graduate from this programme.
There may also be some rules about which courses you need to pass to progress to the next year, or stage, of your study (known as progression). There are also courses you must pass to graduate with a specialisation.
- See the ‘Courses for this programme’ section for the list of courses.
- Courses search
Understanding course numbers
The first three digits of our course numbers show you which subject the course is about.
The second three digits show you the level and course ID number. For instance:
- sub-degree courses are '0' (i.e. xxx.0xx)
- undergraduate study begins at 100-level, (i.e. xxx.1xx)
- as you progress through 200- and 300-level courses this number changes to 2 and 3 respectively. The higher the number that starts the second three digits, the higher the level of study.
|Subject area||Level||Course ID number|
Workload and time management
Use this tool to help determine how much time you will need each week to complete your studies.
For returning students, there may be changes to the majors and minors available and the courses you need to take. Go to the section called ‘Transitional Provisions’ in the Regulations to find out more.
In some cases the programme or specialisation you enrolled in may no longer be taking new enrolments, so may not appear on these web pages. To find information on the regulations for these programmes go to the Massey University Calendar.
Please contact us through the Enquire button on this page if you have any questions.