Graduate Diploma in Commerce (GradDipCom)

You may use the diploma to extend a major field of study, to study a discipline other than the undergraduate major field of study, or to study another discipline within the Business School.

Quick facts
Points per degree 120 points
Full-time 1 year
Part-time 2 years (or more)
Degree structure Taught
Application closing date 8 December 2016 (S1), 4 July 2017 (S2)
Classes start 6 March 2017 (S1), 24 July 2017 (S2)

Diploma highlights

  • Intended to provide graduates with the opportunity to supplement their first degree and can also act as a bridging programme to postgraduate study.
  • Particularly suitable if you are seeking an additional year of tertiary study towards attaining professional recognition such as membership of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.



To be eligible to apply for a place in the GradDipCom, you will need to have completed a BCom, BBIM or BProp degree, or any other approved degree, or an approved professional qualification in commerce.

You may seek permission to enrol for this diploma after gaining at least 345 points for the BCom, BBIM or BProp degree or any other approved equivalent degree.

Programme structure


The Diploma consists of 120 points above Stage I including:

  • A maximum of 45 points from Stage II courses listed in the BCom or BBIM schedule;
  • At least 75 points above Stage II from courses listed in the BCom or BBIM schedule;
  • A maximum of 30 points above Stage I from other programmes offered by the University of Auckland.

In planning your programme you should take into account any prerequisites. Intending and returning students are subject to the general enrolment requirements.

Applying and enrolling


Learn about the next steps to studying at the Business School.

More information


Business Student Centre
Phone: 0800 61 62 63 (or, +649 923 1969 if overseas)