The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDipBA) offers an entry pathway to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme. It consists of the core courses of the MBA programme. Students attend the same classes as MBA students, but do not enrol in elective courses or complete a consulting project.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration gives you the chance to upskill or prepare for a new career in a year and with no prior experience in the subject. A part-time study option is also available.
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Students must be approved by the Programme Committee, who will take the standard of previous studies and experience into account.
You must have evidence of extensive practical, professional, or scholarly experience of an appropriate kind; students normally require at least five years' work experience.
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration or use the admission requirements checker.How to apply
See the PGDipBA application process for details of entry requirements, application forms, and start dates.
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Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.