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Programme Overview

Designed for the non-business graduate, this programme aims to provide participants with the range of knowledge and skills necessary to operate successfully in a business environment when combined with their primary degree. In this sense, it was what we call a “conversion”programme.

As employers increasingly require a strong combination of technical and managerial skills, this conversion course will enhance students’ employment opportunities.
This qualification is offered in two parts. It commences with the Graduate Diploma which is offered on a full-time basis over one academic year. Those eligible to progress for the award of M.Sc. in Business Management will complete the programme in fifteen months.

Entry Requirements

A second class honours degree in a discipline other than business (or equivalent overseas qualification). Those for whom English is not their native language will be expected to have IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

Programme Structure

Each module will be delivered through a mixture of lectures and seminars. Students will be supported in their learning through the provision of written and online course materials and ongoing access to academic support. Participants will be required to undertake a series of
assignments that will include essays, group projects, case analysis and final examination.

Progression from Graduate Diploma to M.Sc. in Business Management

To be eligible for the award of Graduate Diploma in Business Management students must successfully complete the first two semesters of the programme. In general, students who achieve an overall grade of second class honours at this stage will be eligible to proceed to the M.Sc. Those proceeding to the M.Sc. qualification will not also receive the Diploma. The M.Sc. is awarded on successful completion of a research dissertation over an additional semester. Thus, students completing the diploma qualification will complete their studies in nine months; those pursuing the Masters qualification finish in fifteen months.

Programme Aims and Objectives

Participants will acquire:
• An understanding of the principles of business and management.
• Insights into the ways in which organisations operate and how individuals behave within those organisations.
• The analytical, conceptual and practical tools necessary for working in a business environment.
• The higher level analytical and evaluation skills required at postgraduate level.
• The range of skills necessary to operate successfully in a business environment.These will include:
teamworking; presentation skills; report writing;
technical, analytical and communication skills.

• For those pursuing the qualification to Masters level, the opportunity to engage in research and to produce an in-depth analysis of a business issue.

Programme Content

• Accounting
• Strategic Management
• Economics
• Operations Management
• Finance
• Career Development
• Managing Organisations
• Human Resource Management
• Marketing
• Marketing Management
• Organisational Behaviour
• Management Information Systems

To apply for a postgraduate taught programme visit the Postgraduate Applications Centre(PAC) at to complete an online application.




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