• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 16 months
    Duration
The Business and Management programme taught at University of Essex Online offers an advanced qualification that is designed to equip you with a thorough understanding of modern management concepts and techniques.

About

Upon commencement of the Business and Management programme taught at University of Essex Online, 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.

Careers

The programme is dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. The 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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Management: Principles and Practices
  • Leadership in Practice
  • Economics for Managers 
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Marketing: Principles and Practices
  • Project Management
  • Managing Across Cultures 
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Strategy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 16 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

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

Work Experience

At least five years’ senior level work experience.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5448 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7271 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5448 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7271 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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