Entry requirements

Here at the University of Essex Online, we believe education should be accessible to all. That is why we offer both academic and work-based experience routes onto our PG Dip Business Management. Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within your two-week induction period of the course in order to continue with your studies.
Academic entry route
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
You must meet the following criteria:
  • at least five years’ senior-level work experience
English language requirement
Our courses are taught in English, so you must have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 or equivalent. If you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, you will be required to pass a free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

Months of entry

July, October

Course content

Success in business requires a high level of interpersonal and professional skills. Studying online for a postgraduate diploma is an effective way to develop this specific set of skills.
The PG Dip Business Management course explores many fundamental areas of business such as:
  • contemporary management and organisational behaviour
  • making financial decisions
  • using micro and macroeconomics to aid managerial decision-making
  • applying leadership theories in practice
  • how to develop a marketing strategy
Tailor the course to your specific career aspirations, with topics including human resources, project management and business strategy.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    16 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries team
+44 (0) 1206 489 358