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Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) in Accounting

Apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) through the Dunedin campus in 2021

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The PGDipCom in Accounting provides an opportunity for students who have completed a BCom in Accounting to gain a postgraduate qualification in Accounting through a year of advanced, specialised course work.

It is designed for graduates seeking to enhance their undergraduate degree and career prospects through advanced Accounting studies. Small class numbers allow a more personalised and interactive learning environment.

The programme is a one-year course of study is similar to the honours fourth year, but without the dissertation.

Programme requirements

Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) in Accounting



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

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 Accounting or a similar degree course, with a B+ average or better in their 300-level Accounting papers. Head of Department approval is required in exceptional circumstances.

Students apply for admission to the PGDipCom by completing the application online.

Regulations: PGDipCom in Accounting

See the University of Otago website for PGDipCom regulations.