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PGCert - Leadership Communication as a subject

Leadership Communication is available as a Minor subject for any bachelor's degree, or as a specialist subject at Graduate and Postgraduate level.

Postgraduate certificates and diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree.

Research shows the best leaders and managers are outstanding communicators, enabling them to go further and faster in their careers. At Waikato University, we'll teach you how to communicate more effectively in the workplace and how to influence key stakeholders, helping organisations to make strategic changes.

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Key information

Years: 0.5
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Estimated Fees* (International): $17,950 - $22,875 per year
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:
All amounts are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). *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.

Career opportunities

  • Communications officer/manager
  • Community engagement adviser
  • Change management specialist
  • Business/community/political leader
  • Diversity consultant
  • Management trainer
  • Mediation specialist
  • Motivational speaker
  • Professional fundraiser/negotiator
  • Professional writer
  • Public relations consultant

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Prescriptions for the PGCert(LComm), PGDip(LComm), BCS(Hons) and MMS

The qualification regulations define the subject requirements for the BCS(Hons), PGCert(LComm), PGDip(LComm) and MMS. There are no specified subject papers that must be included for the BCS(Hons) programmes.

PGCert(LComm) students must take at least 45 points in LCOMM coded papers at 500 level.

PGDip(LComm) students must take at least 75 points in LCOMM coded papers at 500 level.

MMS students must complete MNMGT581, one of WSOMM590, LCOMM591, LCOMM592, LCOMM593 or LCOMM594; and at least 90 points in LCOMM coded papers at 500 level. Students taking the 120 point MMS are required to complete at least 60 points from the papers listed for the subject. Students taking the 180 point MMS are required to complete at least 120 points from the papers listed for the subject.

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Leadership Communication as a Minor subject (60 points)

Graduate qualifications (100-300 Level)

Postgraduate qualifications (500 Level)


Management Student Centre (MSC)

Phone: +64 838 4303 or 0800 654 303
Email: [email protected]

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