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Take your knowledge of business management to the next level through postgraduate study! You'll gain valuable knowledge and critical awareness of current issues, studying alongside experienced and ambitious professionals to help inspire you in your learning. We provide a mix of learning opportunities and encourage you to relate your studies to your own experience, exploring what it really means to be a strategic leader.
By combining intellectual rigour with real-world practice, you'll receive a full understanding of the discipline of management studies. Our business-focused facilities offer a wealth of resources to help enhance your course further, so why not take advantage of our development opportunities and help advance your career to new heights?
Certificate course: Part-time students will attend one afternoon per week.
This course will explain the main ideas, concepts and problems in management, with seminars for further discussion and workshops for practical applications of these ideas. Your experience will be a vital contribution to your learning.
- Leadership and Organisational Behaviour - The aim of this module is to develop a critical awareness of leadership theories, models and research and their relationship and application to critical organisational behaviour concepts.
- Strategic Thinking and Effecting Change - The aim of this module is to explore contemporary strategic thinking and planning across a range of organisations, and how the consideration of change is vital to the flexibility of such planning. The range includes public/private continuums, size and geographical locations.
- Finance for the Professional Manager - This module aims to provide working managers with the knowledge, skills and techniques to enable them to forecast, budget, control and evaluate operational activity through the process of management accounting. In addition it aims to introduce the scope and function of strategic financial management including the assessment of risk and capital projects.
For a detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course.
1st or 2nd class honours degree.
Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via non-standard entry procedures.
Making your application
Applications should be made online directly to the university - visit our website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details and guidance. There is no official closing date but we would encourage you to apply as early as possible, as many courses are competitive.
What makes a good application?
We consider all aspects of your application, not simply your qualifications and grades. We look at your academic background and performance, relevant experience (particularly for professional courses where some voluntary or paid experience is required) and your reference. Above all, we look for motivation, commitment and potential - evidence that you can benefit from study at higher education level.
Make sure you include:
- Relevant qualifications/evidence of ability: check our website for the specific entry requirements required for each course. Tell us your previous academic results and your projected grades.
- A supportive reference, from an employer or your school or college.
- A good personal statement.
Explain clearly what attracts you to the course and tell us about your wider interests and experience. If you are applying for a course that incorporates professional training and placements, you should include any relevant experience or visits you have made in the workplace. Highlight your individual strengths and qualities, personal skills, capacity for teamwork, contribution to the community and your enterprise, originality and determination. Select some activities which bring out these qualities.
When we receive your application, we will send you an acknowledgement and if you are successful at this stage you will get either - an offer (with an invitation to visit the campus to which you have applied), or - an invitation to interview on a particular date. If we are not able to offer you a place on your chosen course we will usually try to offer you a place on a similar course and will contact you to discuss this. Alternatively, if we think you are suitable, but cannot offer you a place on your preferred campus because of the level of competition, we will offer you a place at another campus if one is available.
And if I accept?
The admissions team will contact you and send further information from February onwards about accommodation, and from May/June onwards about preparing to join the university. If you have any other queries, please telephone the admissions offices for information and advice on 0845 6061144.
We welcome applications for deferred entry on some courses. If you have specific plans during your year out, indicate these on your personal statement as they may be relevant to your course and could enhance your application.
Please see the international pages of our website for full details of our entry requirements (including English-language skills) as well as contacts for advice and support.
From 2009 the UK Border Agency introduced a Points-Based Immigration System (PBS) for students coming to the UK from outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
Students entering higher education will need to obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) plus finance confirmation to obtain a Tier 4 student visa.
UK education providers are licensed by the UK Border Agency. When students apply for their visa (or entry clearance) they will need a valid Certificate of Acceptance of Studies from the university. Please note that a CAS is not a guarantee that a visa will be issued.
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This certificate is perfect for those undertaking their first supervisory roles.
Successful completion will allow you to progress to the PgDip, which can then be topped up to a full MBA after a further year of study.
Resources and facilities
You will learn from former managers who have a wealth of experience in theory and practice, delivering innovative and motivating teaching methods. They understand the pressures on part-time students and will help support you throughout every step of the course.