PG Dip Business and Management

Location: Online Qualification: PG Dip Mode of study: Part-time Indicative duration: 16 months Places available: November 2016 Tuition fee: See our fees page Funding available: Call 0800 0527 526 Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning

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PG Dip Business and Management

Location: Online Qualification: PG Dip Mode of study: Part-time Indicative duration: 16 months Places available: November 2016 Tuition fee: See our fees page Funding available: Call 0800 0527 526 Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning

Apply now

Student testimonials

Aisha Legge
MBA

I wish I’d started my MBA years ago. I feel like I’m part of a community. I created a WhatsApp ... Read more

Paul Nicholson
BA (Hons) Business and Management

I was a project leader in the oil and gas industry, wanting to take my career to the next level. ... Read more

Andy Robertson
BA (Hons) Business and Management

Being a naval chap, I thought that I was a broad, adaptable, comfortable manager. However, as a ... Read more

Tutor biographies

Liz Kirrane B.Sc, MBA
MBA

After graduating in 1986 with a BSc in Management Sciences from Lancaster, Liz worked in a variety ... Read more

David Dixon B.Sc (Econ), P.G.C.E, M.A
MSc Business and Management

David graduated in 1979 with a 2:1 in Analytical & Descriptive Economics, and then went on to ... Read more

Chris West BSc, MBCS, CITP, CEng
BA (Hons) Business and Management

Chris holds a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Exeter and is also a Member of the British ... Read more

Overview

Our Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Management offers an advanced qualification that is designed to equip you with a thorough understanding of modern management concepts and techniques.

Upon commencement of the Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Management course, you undertake an induction programme prior to starting your first module which enables you to familiarise yourself with our virtual learning platform and understand what is expected of you during your online studies.

Upon completion of your Postgraduate Diploma, we offer the opportunity for you to progress to study for a full Masters (awarded after 180 credits).

Course structure

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Management is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 120 credits at Level 7.

Level 7 modules:

Module options (choose a combination of modules equal to 20 credits):

Upon completion of your PG Dip Business and Management we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for an MSc Business and Managemen (180 credits).

Learning and assessment

Introduction

Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.

All of our online courses have an indicative study duration which is a guide to how long your course will take to complete. The actual duration may be longer or shorter depending on your speed of study, study options chosen and module availability. It’s possible to complete your studies faster than the indicative course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times; however, minimum study durations do apply.

Teaching methods and style

As we are a 100% online university, we utilise a virtual learning environment instead of a traditional campus. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials.

This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet.

You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor.

Assessment

We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Assessment for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Management is based on a combination of written coursework.

You are always aware of your current provisional grade right from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve. We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your course. We achieve this by:

  • showing your marks clearly in your gradebook, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform
  • the rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your gradebook is always up to date
  • assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for end of year exams
  • ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Adviser
  • the simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria

We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

Career prospects

We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferable to the workplace.

A postgraduate qualification is a major achievement and greatly valued by employers. Recent surveys show that higher degree graduates are more likely to obtain jobs at professional or managerial level and less likely to be unemployed. For some jobs, a postgraduate qualification may be essential, for others it offers a competitive edge.

As companies seek out the business managers with the most advanced skills to respond to changes in the economy and marketplace, a Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Management could give you the competitive edge you need to advance to these upper level positions.

The specialist knowledge and understanding you gain could open up rewarding careers in business management, banking, insurance, accountancy, finance, marketing, sales, retail and human resources.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

We have flexible entry requirements that look at both your academic and work-based experience as well as your motivation to do the course. There are two entry routes onto our PG Dip Business and Management programme:

1. Academic Entry Route

In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements for our PG Dip Business and Management programme you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • An undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree or a relevant professional qualification.

If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) 6.5 or equivalent.

2. Open Entry Route

We recognise that you can gain skills in a wide variety of ways and that prior academic performance is not the only indicator of an applicant’s ability. Therefore, if you do not meet the minimum academic standards above, you may still be eligible to enrol via our Open Entry Route.

In order to satisfy the Open Entry Route requirements for our PG Dip Business and Management programme you must meet the following criteria as a minimum:

  • At least five years’ senior level work experience.
  • English language proficiency should be at a level equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5.

Your application will be considered on an individual basis taking into account your motivation for doing the course, prior work experience and other relevant qualifications that demonstrate your ability to successfully complete the programme.

21-day money back guarantee

If you enrol on our PG Dip Business and Management programme but decide that online learning isn’t for you, we will allow you to withdraw within 21 days of the start date stated on your offer letter. If you have paid an initial deposit up front, you will receive a full refund.