Entry requirements

Academic entry route

In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our PG Cert Business Management, you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

Work experience entry route

In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our PG Cert Business Management, you must meet the following criteria:

  • at least five years’ senior level work experience

Months of entry

July, October

Course content

If you’re seeking a way to gain essential business skills and knowledge while keeping your future study options open, our short postgraduate certificate course in business and management is a great choice.

You will begin the course with a critical introduction to the main principles and practices of contemporary management and organisational behaviour. Our optional modules allow you to create a personalised course that caters to your interests and career aspirations, with areas of study including:

  • the key concepts that underlie marketing and how to develop a strategy
  • theories of leadership and how they apply in practice
  • human resource management and its distinction from personnel approaches
  • financial decision-making in the short and long term

Throughout your studies you will be collaborating with your fellow students and tutors through interactive discussion forums, live Q&A sessions and completing thoughtful and well-researched assignments. These will help you develop many of the key transferable skills that will take you far within the ever-changing business world.

After you complete your studies, you have the option to progress onto our postgraduate business pathways in management or finance.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,056
International students
£4,143

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    8 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    8 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries Team
Email
enquiries@online.essex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1206 489 358