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PGDip - Digital Business as a subject

Postgraduate diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree. A postgraduate diploma can often lead to a masters degree.

Looking for a sought-after blend of business and IT skills? Gain expertise in the latest digital technologies and pursue a career as a tech-savvy manager, helping companies to improve their business performance.

Key information

Years: 1.0
Study Locations: Hamilton
Start Dates: Semester A (February) and Semester B (July)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.
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Career opportunities

  • Web systems project manager
  • E-commerce project manager
  • E-business manager
  • Business systems analyst
  • Web / systems developer
  • Digital marketing specialist
  • E-commerce entrepreneur
  • Business manager

Prescriptions for the BBus(Hons), BMS(Hons), PGCert(DigiBus), PGDip(DigiBus), MDigiBus

Digital Business may be taken as a major for the BMS(Hons) and as a subject for the BBus(Hons) and Master of Digital Business. A Postgraduate Certificate and a Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Business are also available. The requirements for the major and subject are prescribed in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.

Students enrolling in 500 level Digital Business papers should normally have a minimum of a B average in undergraduate Digital Business papers, with no less than that in 300 and 400 level Digital Business papers. All students should discuss their programme with the Management Student Centre before enrolling.

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MSYS555Digital Business Management18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Online)
A focus on the successful management of digital business applications based on rapidly evolving technologies; from business case to competitive impact.
MSYS558Contemporary Issues in Digital Business18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Online)
As new electronic technologies emerge, businesses are faced with many challenges about how best to address the opportunities and threats such technologies present. This seminar and discussion based paper addresses a range of topical issues associated with digital business and the crucial role they play in the modern-day, global bu...
MSYS559E-Business Technologies18B (Online)
The Internet and Web technologies are driving fundamental changes in the way that businesses interact today, and e-business is booming as organisations strive to improve efficiency, enter new markets, or gain competitive advantage through improved business processes, resource management, just-in-time provisioning and business relat...
MSYS577E-Enabled Agile Supply Chains18B (Hamilton)
Agility is at the cutting edge of supply chain management and is a leading strategy for competing in today's highly competitive global marketplace; and successful agile supply chains are critically dependent on E-business strategies and systems. This paper is based on foundational and current readings in supply chain strategies inc...
MSYS599Report of an Investigation18D (Hamilton), 18E (Hamilton), 18F (Hamilton), 18G (Hamilton), 18H (Hamilton), 18I (Hamilton), 18J (Hamilton), 18K (Hamilton), 18L (Hamilton) & 18M (Hamilton)
Directed investigation of an approved topic, available only to students enrolled in the BMS(Hons) degree.

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Digital Business students are encouraged to apply their e-business knowledge learnt in the classroom to practical business situations in the real world.

In DIGIB121 The World of Digital Business, students will gain basic skills in building websites, and learn about Google Sites and mobile apps.

And in DIGIB212 The Techno-Savvy Business, teams of students visit an organisation and interview key staff to find out what the company's IT systems requirements are - just as a real business consultant would. They develop some recommendations around the use of technology solutions, write a formal business report, and then present their findings to the rest of the class.

You'll also get the opportunity to gain some industry experience before you graduate by working at a host organisation, where you'll investigate practical business problems related to the use of digital technology.


Waikato Management School Student Handbook


Management Student Centre (MSC)

Phone: +64 838 4303 or 0800 654 303

Opening hours: 8.45am - 4.45pm Monday to Friday
Location: MSB.1.50, Hillcrest Road, University of Waikato, Hamilton

One of the best times to pop into MSC is Open Advice Day, held every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm.

Digital Business subject convenors

Dr Karyn Rastrick
Phone: +64 7 838 4207

Dr Gohar Khan
Phone: +64 7 838 4233