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Graduate DiplomaBusiness Administration

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

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

Programme structure

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
Programme content
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:

Accounting
Finance
Marketing
Operations
Organisational Behaviour
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.

Career opportunities

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.

Careers:
Finance/Banking/Accounting 32%
Consulting 13%
Hi-Technology/IT/Telecomms 9%
Healthcare/Pharmaceutical 9%
Media/Entertainment 4%
Government/Non-Profit 16%
Consumer Goods/Retail 6%
Other industries10%

Apply now!
Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Pre-deadline
Dec 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Primary deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States