Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Commerce

Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Commerce

KPT/JPT (R2/523/6/0081) 04/22 - MQA/SWA0120

Program overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Commerce provides a structured introduction into the conduct of business and economics related research at an advanced level. The structure and objective of this program is similar to the Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Honours) program. However, it most often appeals to Masters by coursework holders who do not fulfil the research component requirement for entry to a Graduate Research program i.e. Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Philosophy.

The learning goals associated with the program include:-

  • develop time management and communication skills
  • develop project management skills
  • develop critical thinking and research skills

This year of research centred study allows you to tackle practical problems from a broader intellectual perspective. The major component of the program is the investigation and writing of a research report that is unlike anything experienced at the undergraduate level or within a coursework based Masters degree.

Merit scholarship

Competitive scholarships are awarded based on academic merits. Scholarships are considered only when the student has been accepted into the School. Students may be invited to an interview before selection.

How to apply:

The scholarship application process is incorporated within the submission of formal application process. Applicants can indicate their interest in a scholarship by completing the relevant field in the ‘Supervisory Form’.

Application outcome:

All applications will be reviewed by a dedicated committee within the School. The scholarship application outcome will be announced prior to the commencement of the intake. All decisions are final.

Forms & Guidelines


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