Graduate Certificate in Digital Business
Get to grips with the latest digital technologies and become a tech-savvy manager. This short course is a great option if you want to dip your toes into this cutting-edge field of business. It can also provide a bridge to further study.
New technologies are revolutionising every aspect of business - from banking and finance to agriculture and healthcare, no industry has been left untouched. Successful businesses of the future will be digitally advanced businesses.
This subject will prepare you for a fast-evolving world where 'disruptive' digital technologies – such as big data, mobile and gamification – have changed the rules of the game when it comes to business operations, marketing and customer service.
By studying digital business at the University of Waikato, you'll be introduced to a wide range of business technologies that today's managers need to understand.
And you'll develop the ideal blend of managerial, business and IT skills required to pursue a career as a tech-savvy manager.
In such roles, you're likely to be working on digital transformation projects with web developers, UX designers and analysts to introduce new technologies that offer superior business performance.
For example, this could mean identifying faster, cheaper ways of gathering and analysing data, or using technology to engage more easily with customers, employees and external suppliers.
Waikato is ranked in the world's top 251-300 universities for Business & Management Studies in the prestigious QS World University Subject Rankings 2020.
You'll study at our internationally recognised Waikato Management School, which is ranked in the top 1% of all business schools globally, having achieved the prestigious Triple Crown Accreditation from EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB in 2005.
|Duration Of Study:||4-8 months (full time or part-time study)|
|GradCert(DigiB) Study Locations:||Hamilton, Online|
Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.
|Start Dates:||March (A Trimester) and July (B Trimester)|
|Estimated Fees* (Domestic):||
NZ$3,400 approx (2020 tuition fees) per programme
See if you're eligible for fees-free study in your first year
|Estimated Fees* (International):||NZ$15,132 approx (2021 tuition fees) per programme|
|Entry Requirements:||Postgraduate International|
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|*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.|
Degree planner — Graduate Certificate in Digital Business (60 points)
Students will take four papers in total (60 points). This includes one introductory paper (15 points) at either 100 or 200-level; and three advanced papers (45 points) at 300-level.
You have the option to include one elective paper at 300-level in any subject.
The degree planner below shows the papers that we suggest you take for the Graduate Certificate in Digital Business.
Please contact the Management Student Centre (email [email protected]) for advice before you enrol in any papers.
Admission to each paper is at the discretion of the subject convenor. Some papers have prerequisites, or you may need to ask for a waiver.
Introductory paper (15 points)
Choose ONE of the following papers:
Advanced papers (45 points)
Choose THREE of the following papers:
Elective paper in any subject
- Explanatory note
Students also have the option of transferring into the Graduate Diploma in Digital Business (120 points).This information is provisional and subject to change.
A senior associate from Deloitte advised me that if I was really interested in consulting work, then I should consider additional study. Digital technology is transforming all aspects of business, so graduates who have skills in e-commerce are really valuable.
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Expand to read entry requirements
To enrol for the Graduate Certificate in Digital Business, applicants must have:
a) completed a bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification; OR
b) be able to demonstrate they have adequate training, experience, and ability to proceed with the programme.
Applicants who do not meet these requirements may still be considered for special admission, subject to completing some additional qualifying papers.
Admission to each paper is at the discretion of the subject convenor.
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