Taught course

Diploma in Management Studies

University of Gloucestershire · The Business School

Entry requirements

Successful completion of the CMS; ideally you will have a minimum of two years’ management/supervisory experience, however, applications will be considered on an individual basis. If you have extensive experience across the subject range of CMS or a first degree in business or a relevant subject you may also be considered for direct entry to the DMS; if you can demonstrate that you meet the learning outcomes of any module(s), you may be awarded exemptions in the form of credits.

Months of entry


Course content

The Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) is a management qualification designed for practicing managers or those aspiring to a career in management. It is applicable to all business sectors.

This course builds on the functional areas of management introduced in the Certificate of Management Studies (CMS) and therefore offers the perfect progression pathway. Similarly, it is a fantastic study option for those who have a degree and substantial management-related experience. Completion of the DMS allows participants to be exempted from four modules on the full MBA programme and entitles students to 10% discount on fees, saving time and money whilst continuing to progress.

The DMS focuses on the application of management at a business unit level, while developing your ability to take a cross-functional perspective in analysing business problems and decisions effectively. It gives you an integrated view of the managerial role across all organisational functions and is designed to take your business skills to a higher level and progress your career.

From 2018, the University of Gloucestershire Business School will move to a brand-new, state-of-the-art home at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester. The £16 million development will be home to our Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law and Accounting and Finance courses. Find out more about the new Business School and other developments with our virtual fly-through video and see where you could be taking your next steps towards a career in business.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Learn more at the postgraduate fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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