Certificate in Business Studies

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What is it like?

The Certificate in Business Studies is designed for students who want a formal university qualification but do not want to undertake a full degree programme. It is ideal if you wish to pursue an interest in a particular subject area or study a range of courses for personal interest.


Massey’s business and management programmes are ranked as some of the best globally.

Massey University’s business and management studies rank in the top 250 (by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings). We are ranked No.1 in New Zealand and in the top 150 universities worldwide for our business administration, communication and finance programmes by ShanghaiRanking.

A stepping stone

You could use the Certificate as a stepping stone to study for a degree. You must meet the normal university entrance requirements to enrol for a course of study for the Certificate in Business Studies. You could then graduate with the Certificate, then apply to cross-credit 15 credits of your courses toward an undergraduate degree, provided the courses comply with regulations for that degree.

If you wish to credit courses totalling more than 15 credits you must surrender the Certificate in Business Studies before transfer of credit will be granted.

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