|Location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
At least a Bachelor degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in a relevant subject
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Upload documents in original language and translations. Take originals along when you go to study.
IELTS : Score 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band. Or Cambridge English(CAE): Advanced Minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component.
Please note: TOEFL IBT test will not be accepted for September 2015 entry.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
Two academic references (or if appropriate to the programme applied for, one could be from your employer).
This programme provides a thorough grounding in functional issues in management and is a qualification in its own right. It also empowers those who seek to gain entry to our MSc and MBA programmes. The student group consists of those studying the GDBA as a standalone qualification, as well as those undertaking both the first year of the MBA 24/21 month programmes, and the first year of the MSc 24 month programmes.
Key features of the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) include:
A flexible Diploma route to MBA and MSc programmes
An essential and recognised qualification in business
Students take 12 modules over one academic year
English language support is provided throughout the programme
Students experience a wide range of teaching and learning methods
The GDBA enhances employment opportunities for participants
This programme provides a thorough grounding in functional issues in management and is a qualification in its own right. It also empowers those who seek to gain entry to our MSc and MBA programmes.
We aim to expose you to a wide range of management disciplines that develop your abilities to:
Synthesise diverse theoretical issues
Analyse complex business situations from theoretical and practical perspectives
Understand team dynamics
Build confidence in articulating and presenting solutions to a critical audience
We employ many teaching and assessment methods on this programme that reflect the standards required by our MBA and MSc programmes. For international students, we offer continuing English language support to enhance your learning experience.
The programme offers 12 taught modules including:
Global Business and Business Policy
Students on this programme have gained employment in both private and public sector organisations, and it has launched many successful careers. It offers opportunities for higher study to those candidates whose experience, qualifications or language ability may be insufficient for direct entry to our Masters programmes.
For many who join the Birmingham MBA it is a major step towards developing an international or strategic focus within their careers. Some accelerate successful careers with existing employers. Others create potential for change.
Major directions include-
jobs in banking,
business analysis and development,
management and strategy consulting,
corporate finance and investment,
human resource management and marketing.
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