This Postgraduate Certificate is designed to enhance the employability of graduates from a wide range of disciplines through the development of skills in enterprise and entrepreneurship. You will develop your understanding of management, as well as analysis techniques, via the use of structured in-depth case studies. This guided learning provides the basis for undertaking a bespoke project based around either a new business venture or solving an existing management problem in an organisation that you are familiar with. Whether you are seeking employment opportunities at graduate level or looking to start your own business, this programme will enable you to demonstrate and evidence your ability to look at complex management issues and provide innovative and effective solutions.
The programme identifies the key essential qualities of leadership and management, enabling you to place the subject skills from your degree into a business or employment context.
It will immerse you in business planning, identify strategic level employment competences and provides examples to assist with gaining employment or self-employment.
Using case studies, you will look at the complex issues facing organisations before identifying, analysing and providing a solution to a management challenge of your own choice.
The programme is delivered using a ‘day school’ model where there will be seven full days of sessions, with additional support provided via our virtual learning environment.
You will be assessed through a combination of business reports that provide analysis of real world case studies, as well as presentations and the development of a strategic business plan.
The programme draws on the experience of the Business School in a range of areas from accountancy to digital marketing to operations management. A different subject specialist will deliver each aspect of the course. In addition, you will be paired with a mentor who has a specialism that is relevant to the theme of your individual project.
Graduates of this Postgraduate Certificate will be well equipped to move onto many different careers. These might involve roles such as graduate management schemes, analyst roles, consultancy and any role where there is a significant requirement to quickly analyse and synthesize data to make recommendations for action.
Furthermore, as the project element of the programme is bespoke, it is also a perfect springboard to better develop your own ideas for self-employment to take forward to funders or investors. The short nature of the course also means that it is a natural route if you are considering further postgraduate or Masters level study in the future.