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It is a pleasure to welcome you to the University of Business and the Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management. I am certain you will have a satisfying and rewarding period of study with us and you will find the Programme as well as the environment stimulating and exciting.
The Programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to reflect on and develop innovative management strategies and practice. You will be able to explore and consider your own management philosophy intertwining the learning practice and professional experience. The unique fusion of modules will engage you at executive decision making level and develop you in multi-disciplinary management theories and practices.

The PgD Strategic Management is a bespoke programme that will take you through the core understandings of interdisciplinary Management and enable you to specialise in the sector you are working with or aspiring to. We believe that the knowledge you will develop will be relevant and in line with the executive skills that employers require, enabling you to use them in the local, national and international business and public-service organisation.

You will develop the strategic knowledge essential for transforming your professional skills into innovative management strategies. The student-centred approach adopted on the programme will enable you to develop high-quality executive management skills and practices.

Programme Aims

The programme has the following general educational aims:
– To offer a comprehensive programme that provides an opportunity to study leadership, management and the impact of technology on the techniques of management and society in general.
– To provide you with a programme offering a balance of theory, case studies and practical skills that will facilitate your intellectual and professional development.
– To equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to achieve the postgraduate award, and to continue your lifelong development of learning.


– Strategic Management
– Operational Management
– Business Development Management
– Corporate Organisation and Governance

Programme Outcomes

– Critical and analytical approaches to management theory practice and research.
– Ability to evaluate management techniques, tools and models in a variety of contexts.
– Creative management ideas and how this is put into practice.
– Research skills, methodologies and paradigm.
– Skills to demonstrate problem solving, critical thinking and strong personal and interpersonal skills while abstracting meaning from information and sharing knowledge
– Skills to effectively undertake research, perform within a team environment and communicate reasoned, analytical findings in oral and written form

Teaching & Learning Strategy

The programme aims to develop an approach to learning which encourages you to “transform” and analyse critically rather than simply to “reproduce” the theories and ideas to which you are introduced. Overall the intention is to enable you to develop as someone who is proficient in the acquisition of the relevant knowledge and skills in the various fields of management and someone who is committed to a critical understanding of your own learning and potential professionalism.

A variety of teaching methods will be used and you will be expected to lead discussions based on your own research activities and to work in tandem with colleagues to present information and solutions to case problems. At all times you will be encouraged to reflect on, and take responsibility for, your own learning. The tutorial and seminar groups are a key component of the programme and aim to help you to analyse the underlying principles and practices of management and assess their application to issues in a specific organisation. The main approaches to learning and teaching on the programme can be summarised as:
– an emphasis on the role of learners in acquiring knowledge; the view that learning is not something that happens to students, it is something that students make happen
– a need to develop the skills of a self managed learning process
– a need to develop the skills of self-assessment
– an awareness of the challenge of working at postgraduate level and the importance of developing a critical approach to study
– an awareness of learning as an activity to be supported by and shared with others – colleagues, mentors, tutors.


– The Course Fee is £6000 per annum plus VAT

Criteria for Admission

IELTs 6.5 or British English Language Testing or equivalent

A first degree, preferably Hons (2.2) and above, or equivalent professional qualification or significant and equivalent experience in a relevant industry context.

Admission to the programme with advanced standing is possible for applicants who already hold a recent, relevant postgraduate qualification, or who already have substantial recent, relevant experience. In this case Advanced Prior Learning (APL) or Advanced Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) credit will be given against specific modules.

Job Opportunities

Business Analysis Manager, Strategic Manager, Office Manager, Business Operations Manager, Business Analyst, Area Manager, Customer Service Manager, Business Partner, Project Manager, Business Development Manager, Deputy Manager, Business Support Officer, Operations Assistant.