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Graduate diplomas are certifications in highly specialized fields of study. After receiving a diploma, students may have a wider pool of jobs to choose from. Graduates of these programs can also command higher salaries and job titles.

 

 

A Master of Arts or Master of Science degree is a graduate-level course of study that typically requires more rigorous and focused work than an undergraduate degree. Students may pursue this education to deepen their understanding of topics learned in undergraduate school or to train for a specific career field.

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Auckland Institute of Studies

The Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management (GDTM) is a one-year programme comprising seven courses, designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline oth ... [+]

The Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management (GDTM) is a one-year programme comprising seven courses, designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than Tourism Management who wish to broaden their career options. For some students, it is a prelude to postgraduate study in Tourism Management; for others, it is a bridge into an employment situation which meaningfully utilizes their dual skill set.

Job Opportunities

National tourist offices, travel agencies, reservations, marketing and sales, events organization and management, tour operators, airlines, and transportation companies, resorts and hospitality providers, heritage bodies, environment and conservation agencies, customer service.... [-]

New Zealand Auckland
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Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
Auckland Institute of Studies

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (GDIT) meets the needs of students who have either completed a bachelor’s degree in a non-IT field and wish to develop thei ... [+]

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (GDIT) meets the needs of students who have either completed a bachelor’s degree in a non-IT field and wish to develop their knowledge in a particular branch of IT, or who hold a bachelor’s degree in IT and wish to enhance their career opportunities in the IT industry by focusing on a specialist topic. The programme comprises 8 courses, including compulsory and elective courses from Software Development, Computer Networks, and Information Systems.

All GDIT students are issued with their own laptop and receive the necessary free Microsoft software.

Job Opportunities

The GDIT is respected for its very high employment outcomes in professions such as software developer, systems analyst, business analyst, project manager, systems support, technical support, network technician, hardware support, and IT manager. Some graduates create their own IT-related businesses.... [-]

New Zealand Auckland
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3 semesters
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Auckland Institute of Studies

The Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management (GDHM) is designed for graduates of a bachelor’s degree or similar qualification in a discipline other than hospitality man ... [+]

The Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management (GDHM) is designed for graduates of a bachelor’s degree or similar qualification in a discipline other than hospitality management who wish to gain the knowledge necessary to pursue a career in the hospitality sector.

Job Opportunities

Management positions in NZ’s largest industry - hotels, resorts, restaurants, marketing and sales, events and convention center managers, food and beverage management, rooms division management, customer service.

Programme Information

The programme comprises seven courses, including compulsory internship placement: (Please note that not all elective modules are offered every semester)5.101 Principles of Hospitality Management5.204 Hospitality and Tourism Strategic Management5.303 Integrated Approach to Hospitality Management... [-]

New Zealand Auckland
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Full-time
3 semesters
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Auckland Institute of Studies

The Graduate Diploma in Business (GDBus) is designed for graduates of a bachelor’s degree or similar qualification in a discipline other than business who wish to achieve ... [+]

The Graduate Diploma in Business (GDBus) is designed for graduates of a bachelor’s degree or similar qualification in a discipline other than business who wish to achieve a level of competency and a qualification in business. It also caters for those with a bachelor’s degree in one area of business who wish to broaden their knowledge in another.

Some students may wish to use this qualification as a pathway to postgraduate study in business or related disciplines. Others may wish to use it to enhance an existing qualification for a management career in business.

Additional short workshops are scheduled to assist students to acquire a well-rounded knowledge of the business.... [-]

New Zealand Auckland
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Full-time
3 semesters
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IPU New Zealand

The Graduate Diploma of International Studies (GDIS) is a one-year programme and offers a broad perspective on business, international relations, languages and environmen ... [+]

The Graduate Diploma of International Studies (GDIS) is a one-year programme and offers a broad perspective on business, international relations, languages and environmental studies to produce graduates whose skills are relevant to current global requirement.

The Graduate Diploma of International Studies (GDIS) is a programme designed to meet the needs of students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline and wish to undertake further studies in specialised international studies.

NZQA Level 7 (You must hold a relevant Bachelor's Degree) Credits 120 credits Duration 3 semesters (minimum) Intake January, April, August Course requirements

You need to complete eight papers at second and third-year undergraduate level (level 6 and 7) that reflect the specialisations within the Bachelor of Contemporary International Studies programme. At least five of these papers must be at level 7). Choose from a range of papers from the International Business, International Relations, Environmental Studies, or Language majors.... [-]

New Zealand Palmerston North
March 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Media Design School

Think of this programme as the bridge between undergraduate and postgraduate study. In this course you'll have one year to refine your craft - you'll have the opportunity ... [+]

Think of this programme as the bridge between undergraduate and postgraduate study. In this course you'll have one year to refine your craft - you'll have the opportunity focus on your interests, based on your own research project in 3D, interactive and web design, graphic design, or VFX & motion graphics. That means when you are ready to pursue your chosen career, your raw talent will be finely tuned and raring to go.

Careers & Industry

Creative technologies is an ever-developing space, and post-graduate studies allows you to focus on new ways of doing things and become highly specialized. Like any Media Design School course, you'll be immersed in a studio-like environment thereby gaining practical industry skills that are important to employers. As you choose your own research topic, you may opt to work across multiple disciplines, to broaden your skill base and increase your career options.... [-]

New Zealand Auckland
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Full-time
1 year
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