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Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) in Finance

Enhance your undergraduate degree and improve your career prospects

Graduated with a BCom in Finance, but looking to progress to more advanced coursework? The PGDipCom in Finance provides you with an opportunity to gain a postgraduate qualification in Finance through a year of advanced, specialised course work.

The PGDipCom:

  • Is designed for graduates seeking to enhance their undergraduate degree and career prospects
  • Allows a more personalised and interactive learning environment, through small class numbers
  • Offers the possibility to upgrade to a MBus or MCom degree later
  • Is a one-year course of study, similar to the honours fourth year, but without the dissertation

Read the programme requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) in Finance at Otago.

Upgrading to Master of Business or Master of Commerce degrees

The PGDipCom is equivalent to the first year of an MBus or MCom, and students who excel in the PGDipCom can apply to be upgraded to a Masters degree. If you are considering enrolling in an MBus or MCom, speak to the Head of Department as certain papers may be required.

Admission to the PGDipCom

To be eligible to enrol in the PGDipCom, students are usually required to have a BCom in Finance or a similar degree course, with a B+ average or better in their 300-level Finance papers. Head of Department approval is required in exceptional circumstances.

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

Apply online for admission to the PGDipCom.

Regulations: PGDipCom in Finance

Visit the University of Otago website for PGDipCom regulations.

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