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Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) in Finance

Apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) through the Dunedin campus in 2023

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

It is designed for graduates seeking to enhance their undergraduate degree and career prospects through advanced Finance 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 Finance

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

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, you should include FINC 301 and FINC 406, and speak to the Head of Department about your intentions.

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 (for example, a BCom in Economics with significant coursework in Finance), with a B average or better in their 300-level Finance papers. Head of Department approval is required in exceptional circumstances.

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


See the University of Otago website for PGDipCom regulations.