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Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom)

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Overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) is a one-year paper- or dissertation-based programme, and is designed for graduates seeking to enhance their undergraduate degree and career prospects. Its status is similar to that of the Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (BCom(Hons)) degree, and it may be awarded with distinction or credit. It also comprises the first year of the Master of Commerce (MCom) degree.

The PGDipCom programme normally contains the papers required for the fourth year of the Honours programme in the subject concerned. Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in the subject concerned, and have achieved appropriate grades.

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Subject Areas

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Contact details

For further information regarding the Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce degree.

Tel 64 3 479 8149,
email business@otago.ac.nz

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Programme Requirements

Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) in Accounting

Papers
  • 120 points from 400-level ACCT or ACFI papers.

  • Other papers may be substituted subject to approval, up to a maximum of 40 points.

    Prerequisites:
    Additional 300-level papers may be required of students who have not majored in Accounting for a BCom degree.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) in Economics

Papers
  • One of
    ECON 490  Econometric Methods and Dissertation,
    ECON 495  Econometric Methods and Thesis Preparation; and

  • Papers to a total of 120 points from:
    ECON 401  Advanced Economic Theory,
    ECON 402  Growth, Institutions and Development,
    ECON 403  Monetary Economics,
    ECON 404  International Economics,
    ECON 405  The Economics of Natural Resources and Public Choice,
    ECON 406  Labour and Population Economics,
    ECON 407  Special Topic in Advanced Economics.

    Prerequisites:
    ECON 371  Microeconomic Theory,
    ECON 375  Econometrics,
    ECON 376  Macroeconomic Theory.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) in Entrepreneurship

Papers

ENTR 411 Introduction to Entrepreneurship,
ENTR 412 Feasibility Analysis,
ENTR 413 Finance for Entrepreneurs,
ENTR 414 Marketing and Selling,
ENTR 415 New Venture Strategy.

plus one of:
ENTR 420 Sustainable Entrepreneurship,
ENTR 421 Technology and Entrepreneurship,
ENTR 422 Entrepreneurship for Creative Industries,
TENT 410 Business Evaluation,
TOUR 416 Tourism Entrepreneurship and Business.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) in Finance

Papers
  • 120 points from 400-level FINC or ACFI papers. Other papers may be substituted subject to approval, up to a maximum of 40 points.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) in Information Science

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Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) in International Business

Papers
  • International papers at 400-level from Commerce subject lists, worth 80 points as approved by the Director, International Business; and

  • Further international papers at 400-level worth at least 40 points from either Commerce or Arts and Music subject lists, as approved by the Director, International Business

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Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) in Management

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Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) in Marketing Management

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Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) in Tourism

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Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom)

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).
    2. Every applicant shall
      1. either have been admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Commerce majoring in the subject or subjects of study proposed
      2. or have been admitted with the status of one who is entitled to proceed to the diploma.

  2. Subjects of Study

    The diploma may be awarded in any one of the subjects, or in an approved combination of the subjects listed above. With the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce), the diploma may be awarded in a subject not listed in the schedule to a student who has withdrawn from a programme for a master’s degree.

  3. Structure of the Programme

    1. Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for the subject concerned.
    2. With the permission of the Heads of the Departments concerned, a candidate may substitute a paper of another subject for one of the required papers.
    3. Any required dissertation or research essay must be submitted no later than 1 October or 1 November as determined by the Head of Department.

  4. Prerequisites, Corequisites and Restrictions

    Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for prerequisites, corequisites and restrictions set out in the Prescriptions (published in the Guide to Enrolment).

  5. Duration of the Programme

    The programme may be taken by full-time candidates in one year, or by part-time candidates over a period of up to three years. Any paper in which a candidate is enrolled in any year shall be examined in that year.

  6. Level of Award of the Diploma

    The diploma may be awarded with distinction or with credit.

  7. Diploma in a Second Subject

    A student who has obtained the diploma in one subject may become a candidate for the diploma in any other subject.

  8. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

    Note: The due date for applications for first enrolment in the programme is 10 December. Late applications will be considered.

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