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Global Business PgDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

International Business Studies Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The Oxford Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Global Business is a qualification designed to help you undertake the senior international responsibilities which drive organisational success. This part-time programme will enhance your understanding of the issues involved in conducting business in a global landscape whilst allowing you to fulfil your existing work commitments. This is an intellectually rich programme designed to extend knowledge and broaden and deepen your skill base, with a clear focus on practical application. The diploma will provide the knowledge and skills you need to reach the highest level of your career, whether you are managing in a commercial or public sector context. It has a focus on global strategy, risk and reputation, corporate diplomacy and international business challenges.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Global Business offers the ability to apply knowledge learned in the areas of global business strategy, risk and reputation, corporate diplomacy and doing business in emerging economies to your current and future roles, and compete internationally for senior management posts; a graduate-level qualification which builds on your existing professional development and experience; access to top-level teaching from world-leading experts, drawing on the University of Oxford's strengths in global business and management; membership of a unique network of peers and practitioners from around the globe; and lifelong association with the university through the business school, university alumni networks and associate college membership, as well as a pathway to Oxford's Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA). The Diploma in Global Business adopts an assessment regime that requires you to take four courses and satisfy the examiners in the assessment associated with each core course. Assessment will be a combination of written examinations and individual assignments.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


12 months

Start date



This module develops understanding of the critical trends in global business, and the factors which underlie these trends. Participants will evaluate the opportunities and risks of international expansion in this semi-globalised world, and the tools available to implement global strategy. Topics covered: Market and non-market strategies; Managing the global value chain; Global value creation: adding value scorecard; Strategies for capturing global value: aggregation, adaptation, arbitrage.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants must have achieved a first-class or an upper-second class undergraduate degree or equivalent international qualifications (GPA of 3.5). We will consider applicants who do not hold such a qualification but can demonstrate a particularly strong employment record and/or hold certain professional qualifications. At least 5 years' relevant professional experience. A previous degree or work experience in English may be sufficient.