Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Business Administration

University of Birmingham

12 months
19020 GBP/year
8280 GBP/year
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The Business Administration programme offered at the University of Birmingham provides a thorough grounding in functional issues in management and is a qualification in its own right. It also empowers those who seek to gain entry to our MSc and MBA programmes. 


Providing a thorough grounding in functional issues in management, the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from University of Birmingham is a qualification in its own right. 

It also empowers those who seek to gain entry to our MSc and MBA programmes.

The Business Administration course aims to introduce you to a wide range of management disciplines that develop your abilities to:

  • Synthesise diverse theoretical issues
  • Analyse complex business situations from theoretical and practical perspectives
  • Understand team dynamics
  • Build confidence in articulating and presenting solutions to a critical audience

Why study this course?

  • A flexible Diploma route to MBA and MSc programmes
  • An essential and recognised qualification in business
  • English language support is provided throughout the programme
  • Students experience a wide range of teaching and learning methods
  • The GDBA enhances employment opportunities for participants

Careers in Business

Careers in Business is a dedicated service for postgraduate Business School students. We’ll help you in all aspects of your career management, from planning your job-seeking strategies, applying for jobs, preparing for interviews and assessment centres and developing your essential employability skills. 

At the start of your programme you will receive an email from our team, giving details of how you can access Careers in Business Online. Please get in touch to find out how our Careers in Business team can support you.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship

  • Cases in Global Business 
  • Cases in Marketing 
  • Financial Accounting 
  • Financial Analysis for Managers 
  • Managerial Accounting 
  • Marketing Concepts
  • Operations Management (DBA) 
  • Organisation Behaviour 
  • Quantitative Management Techniques 
  • Strategic Purchasing and Supply Management 
  • The Global Business Environment 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 degree or equivalent from a recognised University
  • Post-graduation work experience is desirable but not mandatory

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19020 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 19020 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8280 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8280 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • Scholarships may be available
  • International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government

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.

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