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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Graduate Diploma in Business Studies
GradDipBusStuds

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and shall

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent; or

(c) have demonstrated equivalent practical, professional and/or scholarly experience.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits at 200 level or above, comprising:

(a) courses selected from the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies schedule;

(b) at least 75 credits at 300 level;

and including:

(c) attending Contact Workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

3. Notwithstanding Regulations 2, up to 45 200-level credits may be cross-credited from a completed Massey University degree provided that the courses are listed in Schedule B of the Bachelor of Business or the Bachelor of Retail and Business Management schedule.

4. Candidates are deemed to have met the general University progression requirement for 200-level courses if they have been awarded any Degree, Diploma or Certificate at NZQA level 5 or above.

Specialisations

5. The Graduate Diploma in Business Studies may be awarded with or without an endorsement. The requirements for each endorsement are set out in the Schedule for the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies.

6. The endorsements available are: Accounting, Business Information Systems, Business Law, Communication Management, Dispute Resolution, Economics, Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Management and Leadership for Maori Providers, Marketing, Personal Financial Planning, Property Management, Rural Valuation, Sport Management, and Urban Valuation.

Completion Requirements

7. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates will apply.

8. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Certificate in Business Studies should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

9. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

10. All candidates commencing study towards the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies on or after 1 January 2017 must satisfy the requirements as specified in these regulations.

11. Candidates who commenced study towards the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies prior to 2017, and who have successfully completed at least 45 credits towards the Diploma, may complete under the regulations as specified in the 2016 University Calendar.

12. These transition regulations expire 31 December 2019.

13. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates who have completed at least 15 credits towards a Human Resource Management, Management or International Business endorsement in the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies, prior to 1 January 2018 may be permitted to substitute a course or courses already completed towards the endorsement for a course or courses at the same level included in the Schedule to the Diploma. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2020.

Schedule for the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies

Endorsements

Accounting (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (90 credits from)

110.209 Intermediate Financial Accounting15 credits
P 110.109 or 110.215 or 110.230 R 10.210, 10.213 (Pre 1999), 110.313

110.229 Management Accounting15 credits
P 110.109 or 110.215 or 110.230 R 10.200, 10.220, 110.223

110.230 Introductory Financial and Management Accounting15 credits
R 110.109, 10.110, 10.213 (1999), 110.215

110.249 Accounting Information Systems15 credits
P 110.109 or 110.215 or 110.230 R 10.240, 110.243

110.279 Auditing15 credits
P 115.112 or 115.102 or 110.100 or 110.230 R 110.274

110.289 Taxation15 credits
P 110.100 or 110.230 or 115.102 or 115.112 R 10.283, 110.274

At least 60 credits from

110.303 Integrative Accounting15 credits
P 240 credits inclusive of 110.209 or 110.313; 110.229 or 110.223; and at least 15 credits at 300-level with a 110 prefix from the BBS Schedule.

110.309 Advanced Financial Accounting15 credits
P 110.209 or 110.313 R 110.713, 10.310

110.329 Advanced Management Accounting15 credits
P 110.229 or 110.223 R 110.320

110.369 Forensic Accounting15 credits
P 110.279

110.379 Advanced Auditing15 credits
P 110.109 or 110.215 or 110.230; and 110.279 or 110.274

110.380 Estate and Tax Planning15 credits
P 110.274 or 110.289 or 125.211 C 125.211

110.389 Advanced Taxation15 credits
P 110.109 or 110.215 or 110.230; and 110.289 or 110.274 R 110.783

Elective courses

Up to 15 credits from courses at 200 level or 300 level from the Schedule to the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies or the 110, 114, 115, 125, 127, 137, 152, 153, 155, 156, 178, 219, 290 or 295 course prefix series.

At least 15 credits from courses at 300 level from the Schedule to the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies or the 110, 114, 115, 125, 127, 137, 152, 153, 155, 156, 178, 219, 290 or 295 course prefix series.

Business Information Systems (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (75 credits from)

152.252 Project Management15 credits

157.240 Social Media Networks for Business15 credits

157.241 Technology Trends for Organisations15 credits
P 157.150 or 157.151 or 115.107 or 158.1xx or 159.1xx R 157.242

157.340 Organisational Knowledge Management15 credits
P 114.2xx or 152.2xx or 157.2xx or 158.2xx or 159.2xx

157.350 Technology Governance and Risk Management15 credits
R 57.301, 157.373, 157.341

At least 15 credits from

152.304 Managing Services15 credits

157.325 Information Management Project15 credits
P 157.24x C 157.341 R 157.381,157.342

Elective courses

300-level courses from the Schedule to the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies or the 110, 114, 115, 125, 127, 137, 152, 153, 155, 156, 178, 219 or 290 course prefix series.

Business Law (120 credits)

No new enrolments

No more than 45 credits from

110.289 Taxation15 credits
P 110.100 or 110.230 or 115.102 or 115.112 R 10.283, 110.274

134.220 Business and Professional Ethics15 credits
R 134.320, 134.219, 134.319

155.201 Law of Property15 credits
P 115.211 or 115.103 or 155.202 R 155.216, 155.700

155.203 Law of Business Organisations15 credits
P 115.211 or 115.103 or 155.202 R 155.200, 155.700

155.210 Commercial Law15 credits
P 115.211 or 115.103 or 155.202 R 155.200, 155.700

At least 75 credits from

110.380 Estate and Tax Planning15 credits
P 110.274 or 110.289 or 125.211 C 125.211

110.389 Advanced Taxation15 credits
P 110.109 or 110.215 or 110.230; and 110.289 or 110.274 R 110.783

155.301 Employment Law15 credits
P 115.211 or 115.103 or 155.202 or 114.254; or 153.200 and 153.202 R 152.351, 155.700

155.700 Fundamentals of Law30 credits

Communication Management (120 credits)

No new enrolments

60 credits from

219.203 Business Communication15 credits
R 114.100, 114.253, 219.100

219.204 News Media and Society15 credits
R 114.264

219.205 Professional Presentations in Business15 credits
R 114.285

219.206 Communication and Technological Change15 credits
R 114.263, 14.263

219.209 Public Relations Practice15 credits

219.231 News Media Reporting15 credits
P 219.108

60 credits from

219.302 Gender and Communication in Organisations15 credits
R 114.358

219.303 Organisational Communication15 credits
R 114.353

219.304 Cross-Cultural Communication15 credits
R 114.354

219.305 Public Relations Management15 credits
P 219.209 R 114.363

219.307 Interpersonal Communication15 credits
R 219.201,114.261,14.352

219.310 Speech Writing15 credits

Dispute Resolution (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory course

153.200 Introduction to Dispute Resolution15 credits

No more than 30 credits from

153.202 Law and Mediation15 credits

153.204 Negotiation Principles15 credits
R 153.307

At least 45 credits from

153.302 Mediation Process15 credits
P 153.200

153.306 Negotiation Practice15 credits

153.310 Arbitration Practicum15 credits
P Appraisal Required

153.311 Mediation Practicum15 credits
P 153.210 or 153.330

153.314 Dispute Resolution Advocacy15 credits
R 153.201

153.315 Adjudicative Processes15 credits
P 153.200

153.320 Employment Dispute Resolution15 credits
R 153.708

153.330 Dispute Resolution Practicum15 credits
P 153.200, 153.314 R 153.210

Elective courses

A maximum of 30 credits from 300 level courses from the 114, 152, 153 or 155 course prefix series.

Economics (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses selection

At least 30 credits from

178.200 Intermediate Macroeconomics15 credits
P 178.100

178.201 Intermediate Microeconomics15 credits
P 115.113 or 115.106

178.210 Economic Policy15 credits
P 178.100 or 78.102 or 178.110

178.221 Methods of Economic Analysis15 credits
P 115.113 or 115.106 or any 178.1xx course

178.240 Managerial Economics15 credits
P 115.113 or 115.106 or 178.101

178.242 Land Economics15 credits
P Any 178.1xx course or 115.113 or 115.106

178.250 Contemporary Economic Issues15 credits

178.280 Introduction to Econometrics15 credits
P 115.101 or 161.101 or 178.111; and 115.106 or 115.113

At least 60 credits from (At least 60 credits from)

178.300 Advanced Macroeconomics15 credits
P 178.200

178.301 Microeconomic Theory and Applications15 credits
P 178.201

178.307 Markets, Firms and Consumers15 credits
P 178.201 or 178.204 or 125.230; or (115.113 or 115.106 or 178.101) and 178.280

178.308 Economic Analysis of Money, Banking and Financial Markets15 credits
P Any 178.2xx course R 178.300

178.328 Project Evaluation15 credits
P Any 178.1xx course

178.358 International Trade in Agri-food Products15 credits
P Any 178.1xx course or 119.156 R 178.357

178.360 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics15 credits

178.370 Development Economics15 credits

178.380 Applied Econometrics15 credits
P 178.220 or 178.280 R 178.321 and 178.320

Elective courses

No more than 15 credits from courses at 200 level from the Schedule to the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies or the 110, 114, 115, 125, 127, 137, 152, 153, 155, 156, 178, 219, 290 or 295 course prefix series.

At least 15 credits from courses at 300 level from the Schedule to the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies or the 110, 114, 115, 125, 127, 137, 152, 153, 155, 156, 178, 219, 290 or 295 course prefix series.

Entrepreneurship and Small Business (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (90 credits from)

152.230 Entrepreneurship15 credits

152.232 Small Business Management15 credits

152.330 Enterprise Development15 credits

152.331 Scaling and Growth15 credits
P 152.233 or 152.234

152.333 New Venture Project15 credits

152.336 Leadership Practice15 credits
R 152.328 and 152.329

Subject courses (30 credits from)

30 credits from

114.241 Principles of Human Resources Management15 credits

Courses at 300 level from the 114-course prefix series.

Or (30 credits from)

152.350 Strategic Management and Governance15 credits
P Any 200 level Management course R 152.341 and 152.365

156.200 Marketing for Non-Marketers15 credits
R 115.116 or 115.104 or 156.100

Or (30 credits from)

153.306 Negotiation Practice15 credits

Courses at 200 level from the 114-course prefix series.

Finance (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory course selection

At least 30 credits from

125.211 The Financial Planning Process15 credits
R 25.210, 25.237, 25.620

125.220 Financial Institutions and Markets15 credits
R 125.221

125.230 Business Finance15 credits
P 115.114

125.240 Fundamentals of Investment15 credits
C 125.211 for GradDipBusStuds R 125.241

125.241 Introduction to Investments15 credits
P 115.114 R 125.240

125.250 Financial Modelling15 credits
P 115.114 or 115.105

At least 60 credits from

125.310 Financial Advice Implementation15 credits
P 125.240, 125.351 C One of 110.380, 125.342, 125.356, 125.357 R 125.311

125.320 International Finance15 credits
P 125.230; and one of 125.220 or 125.241 or 110.209 or 152.261

125.330 Advanced Business Finance15 credits
P 125.230; and one of 125.320 or 125.340 or 125.350 or 125.364 or 110.309 C 125.320 or 125.340 or 125.350 or 125.364 or 110.309

125.340 Investment Analysis15 credits
P 125.241 R 125.342

125.342 Investment Planning15 credits
P 125.230 or 125.240 C 125.220 R 125.340

125.350 Financial Risk Management15 credits
P 125.230; and either 125.220 or 125.241

125.351 Personal Risk Management15 credits
P 125.211 C 125.211

125.356 Business Insurance15 credits
P 125.211 C 125.211

125.357 Advanced Issues in Insurance15 credits
P 125.211 C 125.211

125.364 Bank Financial Management15 credits
P 115.114 or 115.105; and 125.220 R 125.360, 125.361, 125.362, 125.363

Elective courses (30 credits from)

Courses at 200 level or above from the Schedule to the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies or the 110, 114, 115, 125, 127, 137, 152, 153, 155, 156, 178, 219 or 290 course prefix series.

Human Resource Management (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (90 credits from)

114.240 Organisational Behaviour15 credits

114.241 Principles of Human Resources Management15 credits

114.330 Equity and Diversity in the Workplace15 credits

114.331 Contemporary HRM and Employment Relations15 credits
P 114.241 or 114.254

114.332 Decent Work15 credits
P 114.241 or 114.254

114.396 Strategic Human Resource Management15 credits
P 114.241

Compulsory subject courses

15 credits from

114.254 Employment Relations15 credits

251.271 Occupational Health and Safety I15 credits

15 credits from

155.301 Employment Law15 credits
P 115.211 or 115.103 or 155.202 or 114.254; or 153.200 and 153.202 R 152.351, 155.700

Courses at 300 level from the 114 or 152 course prefix series.

International Business (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

152.250 Managing Organisations15 credits
R 152.200

152.261 International Business15 credits

Compulsory subject courses

15 credits from

152.264 International Supply Chain Management15 credits

30 credits from

152.350 Strategic Management and Governance15 credits
P Any 200 level Management course R 152.341 and 152.365

152.366 Operational Management of International Business15 credits

Elective courses

15 credits from

156.231 Strategic Marketing Management15 credits
P 115.116 or 156.200

200.261 World Politics15 credits

Courses at 200 level from the 241, 242, 243, 244 or 245 course prefix series

30 credits from

125.320 International Finance15 credits
P 125.230; and one of 125.220 or 125.241 or 110.209 or 152.261

178.370 Development Economics15 credits

219.304 Cross-Cultural Communication15 credits
R 114.354

Courses at 300 level from 241, 242, 243, 244 or 245 course prefix series

Management (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

152.203 Business and Society15 credits
R 52.101

152.250 Managing Organisations15 credits
R 152.200

152.336 Leadership Practice15 credits
R 152.328 and 152.329

152.350 Strategic Management and Governance15 credits
P Any 200 level Management course R 152.341 and 152.365

Compulsory subject courses

15 credits from

152.252 Project Management15 credits

152.261 International Business15 credits

153.204 Negotiation Principles15 credits
R 153.307

15 credits from

152.304 Managing Services15 credits

152.325 Designing and Developing Organisations15 credits
P Any 200 level course from the 152 course prefix series R 152.360, 152.303, 152.341

152.333 New Venture Project15 credits

152.370 Te Whanaketanga o te Pakihi Māori - Advanced Māori Business Development and Management15 credits

30 credits from

Courses at 300 level from the 152 course prefix series.

Management and Leadership for Māori Providers (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

152.252 Project Management15 credits

152.270 Māori Management15 credits

152.336 Leadership Practice15 credits
R 152.328 and 152.329

152.350 Strategic Management and Governance15 credits
P Any 200 level Management course R 152.341 and 152.365

152.370 Te Whanaketanga o te Pakihi Māori - Advanced Māori Business Development and Management15 credits

Subject courses

15 credits from

150.201 Te Kawenata o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand Society15 credits
R 269.274

Courses at 200 level from the 152 course prefix series

30 credits from

114.330 Equity and Diversity in the Workplace15 credits

219.307 Interpersonal Communication15 credits
R 219.201,114.261,14.352

Courses at 300 level from the 152 course prefix series

Marketing (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (90 credits from)

156.231 Strategic Marketing Management15 credits
P 115.116 or 156.200

156.232 Consumer Behaviour15 credits
P 115.116 or 156.200

156.233 Marketing Research15 credits
P 115.116 or 156.200

156.331 Marketing Strategy15 credits
P 156.231 and 156.232 R 156.704

156.333 Market Analysis15 credits
P 156.231 and 156.233

156.334 Marketing Consultancy Project15 credits
P 156.231 and any 156.2xx course

Elective courses

Courses at 200 level or above from any course prefix series (15 credits from)

Courses at 300 level from any course prefix series (15 credits from)

Personal Financial Planning (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

110.380 Estate and Tax Planning15 credits
P 110.274 or 110.289 or 125.211 C 125.211

125.211 The Financial Planning Process15 credits
R 25.210, 25.237, 25.620

125.220 Financial Institutions and Markets15 credits
R 125.221

125.240 Fundamentals of Investment15 credits
C 125.211 for GradDipBusStuds R 125.241

125.310 Financial Advice Implementation15 credits
P 125.240, 125.351 C One of 110.380, 125.342, 125.356, 125.357 R 125.311

125.312 Applied Personal Financial Management15 credits
C 125.211 R 125.212

125.342 Investment Planning15 credits
P 125.230 or 125.240 C 125.220 R 125.340

125.351 Personal Risk Management15 credits
P 125.211 C 125.211

Property Management (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (90 credits from)

127.241 Property Market Principles15 credits

127.341 Property Management and Development15 credits
P 127.241

132.221 Planning Studies15 credits

155.201 Law of Property15 credits
P 115.211 or 115.103 or 155.202 R 155.216, 155.700

178.242 Land Economics15 credits
P Any 178.1xx course or 115.113 or 115.106

218.273 Building Technology: Commercial Property15 credits
P One of 138.281, 138.282, 127.362, 138.254, 218.172 R 138.383, 218.271, 217.271

Elective courses (30 credits from)

115.377 Special Topic15 credits

127.342 Applied Property Finance and Investment15 credits
P 127.241, 127.242, 127.245 and one of 127.341 or 127.343 or 127.378 C 127.341 or 127.343 or 127.378

127.343 Applied Property Valuation15 credits
P 127.242

Rural Valuation (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (90 credits from)

119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries15 credits
P 119.180 and 161.140 and one of 117.152, 189.151, 283.101, 284.101, 286.101 R 111.231, 111.251, 111.252

119.381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry15 credits
P 1 of 119.281, 111.251, 111.231 R 111.351

119.382 Opportunity Analysis in Primary Industry15 credits
P 1 of 111.351 or 119.381 R 111.352, 127.355

127.242 Introduction to Property Valuation15 credits
R 127.255

127.356 Rural Valuation15 credits
P 127.242 or 127.255

138.255 Engineering Principles in Food and Fibre Production15 credits

Elective courses

Courses at 200 or 300 level from any course prefix series as approved by the Head of School (15 credits from)

Courses at 300 level from any course prefix series as approved by the Head of School (15 credits from)

Sport Management (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (105 credits from)

152.236 Sport Business15 credits
R 152.211, 234.232

152.237 Sport Event Management15 credits
R 152.215, 234.233

152.250 Managing Organisations15 credits
R 152.200

234.331 Sport in the Social Context15 credits
R 152.313

234.338 Sport and Exercise Practicum30 credits
P One of 234.214, 234.215, 234.236, 234.243, 152.237 or 234.233, 152.238, 234.315 R 152.371, 152.372, 152.376, 234.316

234.360 Sport Psychology15 credits
R 152.318

Urban Valuation (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

127.241 Property Market Principles15 credits

127.242 Introduction to Property Valuation15 credits
R 127.255

127.341 Property Management and Development15 credits
P 127.241

127.342 Applied Property Finance and Investment15 credits
P 127.241, 127.242, 127.245 and one of 127.341 or 127.343 or 127.378 C 127.341 or 127.343 or 127.378

127.343 Applied Property Valuation15 credits
P 127.242

178.242 Land Economics15 credits
P Any 178.1xx course or 115.113 or 115.106

218.172 Construction Technology: Residential15 credits
R 138.254, 138.282, 138.281, 217.172

218.273 Building Technology: Commercial Property15 credits
P One of 138.281, 138.282, 127.362, 138.254, 218.172 R 138.383, 218.271, 217.271

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