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You will need a minimum of three years’ experience in a managerial, professional or technical role, so that you have a practical business base on which to build your learning.
Also depending on your previous qualifications, you can start the postgraduate diploma if you hold either of the following:
– an honours degree awarded by a UK university, or equivalent. Various higher education and professional qualifications are considered equivalent to an honours degree. Please contact us if you hold a qualification that you believe is an equivalent level to a UK degree, to ensure that it meets the requirements for admission.
– our Professional Certificate in Management (S01) (previously coded C31). Both are now discontinued.
If you have the equivalent of a UK bachelors degree without honours you may be permitted to progress on to the postgraduate diploma if you have successfully completed Managing 1: organisations and people (B628). Alternatively if you have an official Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score of 640 or above, and the equivalent of a UK undergraduate degree, you will be allowed to progress directly on to the postgraduate diploma.
Months of entry
This innovative course is designed to develop a wide range of interdisciplinary skills that you can apply in your own workplace as you develop. You will gain a solid foundation in core management disciplines, including human resource management, organisational behaviour, accounting and finance, marketing and operations – learning to apply your knowledge to analyse, synthesise and evaluate a wide range of situations. You will explore economic, environmental, social and technological change issues; corporate governance; markets and customers; managing resources and operations; financing organisations; management and development of people; developing information technologies for application in business and management within a global knowledge-based economy, and development of appropriate business policies and strategies within a changing context to meet stakeholder interests.
Information for international students
This qualification can be studied from anywhere in the world.
Fees and funding
For more information about fees and funding, please visit The Open University website.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time24 months
- Online learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- The Open University
- 0300 303 5303