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Qualification Overview


The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration is designed to provide in-depth knowledge and understanding of the various aspects of business management and administration. It provides a rich collaborative learning experience where learners can exchange views with other participants, interact with active research tutors and are challenged to become reflective practitioners.


This qualification provides Continuous Professional Development (CPD) to senior managers where learners evaluate their past, present, and future performance. Learners will develop their views of management through teamwork, group interaction, case studies, business simulation, and work-based learning and reflection. Drawing on personal experience and applying their newly acquired skills and knowledge are key elements of the programme. The course equips learners to be a confident, creative and capable manager, well versed in all management and administration functions with the flexibility to see situations from a fresh perspective. This course builds on a critical perspective that enables learners to explore their leadership styles, understand their strengths and weaknesses, and consider a variety of approaches to change.


The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration also provides its learners with realistic and appropriate career-related guidance for early 21st Century employment markets. Moreover, the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration creates an opportunity for learners to complete their MBA degree from the UK recognised university at an advanced level.

The Diploma has a total equivalence of 135 credits and is considered as Part 1 of the University MBA degree programme. Completing the Diploma allows access to a dissertation at one of our University partners for a related Master Degree.


Learning Objectives

By the end of the qualification, learners will be able to:

  • Critically analyse an industry and a specific firm within an industry.

  • Make use of different aspects of business models in making managerial decisions.

  • Utilise statistical analysis to assess product demand conditions.

  • Perform financial analysis to assess an organisation’s financial condition.

  • Communicate effectively both verbally and non-verbally for a variety of objectives and audiences.

  • Think laterally, critically, innovatively, creatively and to make connections among diverse fields of study in analysing business problems.

  • Apply the skills towards complex problem analysis, decision-making and in the application of modern strategic management methods relevant to the field of business administration.

  • Explain and apply analytical constructs to business problem-solving.

  • Develop and present innovative solutions to complex supply chain and logistics problems.

  • Appreciate the values of social responsibility, legal and ethical philosophy in business, and corporate governance through the analysis and symposium of relevant articles and real business cases.

  • Perform teamwork and leadership skills.

  • Design organisations to make and implement specific business decisions under given performance requirements.

  • Perform various business activities necessary for managerial posts that satisfy market demand.

  • Engage in environmental activities

For more details, please download the qualification's full details here