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PgC/PgD Business Administration

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Full time | University of Suffolk Ipswich | 1.5 years | SEP-23

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Full time


1.5 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Business Administration

Course type


Course Summary


This PgD Business Administration will allow you to engage in part of the Suffolk Executive MBA (SEMBA) whilst also allow organisations to engage as a more cost effective CPD offering. Undertaking this qualification demonstrates determination to succeed in your chosen career and achieve your potential. With its distinctive nature the course aims to develop analytical and strategic management skills using concepts derived from a wide range of academic disciplines. With its flexible and practical nature, the PgD Business Administration is designed to fit in with existing career commitments, offering flexibility for managers and senior leaders across several different industries and sectors who are wanting to boost their career prospects whilst continuing to work.

By offering an initial 120-credit option it allows students / organisations an opportunity to have a more in-depth understanding of how the Suffolk Executive MBA will begin to enhance a participant’s ability to think critically. Whilst not being confined to which modules studied (which make up 120 credits) students are able to obtain their PgD Business Administration.

Students will be involved in live management issues through various projects and assessments, developing leadership and management skills, and undertaking both group-based and individual work. The blended approach to the PgD Business Administration teaching combines a multitude of different traditional classroom learning supported by additional forms of online learning and a Postgraduate Workshop Series. The Postgraduate Workshop Series aims to address a wide range of current management issues and offers an opportunity to discuss these themes with academics and practitioners.

At the University of Suffolk, we actively encourage students to fundamentally question generally accepted management and leadership understanding by drawing upon the full range of social scientific knowledge. Not only does this develop a greater awareness of the complex nature of organisations and their functions, but it develops the transferable skills of evaluation and analysis required of senior management. This enables students to respond creatively and effectively to the challenges presented by a global business environment, and to broaden the range of management responsibilities they undertake.


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Health and Care Integration: Policy, Systems, Practice and Leadership (30 Credits)
Marketing, Branding and Strategy (30 Credits)
Finance for Non-Finance Leaders (20 Credits)
Leadership & Organisational Behaviour (30 Credits)
Using Data in Decision Making (20 Credits)

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Entry requirements

Students will be required to have at least three years relevant work experience before starting. Preferably students will hold a degree with a 2:2 minimum classification, but experience will also be considered. Will be required to supply two references. Preferably one academic and one from recent or current employment. Applicants will be asked to attend an interview.