International Graduate Diploma in Business and Management

Improve your understanding of business alongside English language development for your postgraduate study in a range business related programmes at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Why apply for the Graduate Diploma programme?

  • university placement for all successful students
  • a quality assured university programme with accreditation in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)
  • full university status
  • a campus based programme with access to all facilities at Glasgow Caledonian University's award winning, city centre campus

There are six course options available:

  • Fast-track Graduate Diploma (2 terms) - an intensive course, suitable for those who have higher English language levels
  • International Graduate Diploma (3 terms) - this is the standard option
  • International Graduate Diploma with Pre-sessional English Standard (3 terms) - this option features additional English language preparation
  • International Graduate Diploma with Pre-sessional English Intensive (3 terms) - this features intensive English language preparation
  • International Graduate Diploma with Pre-sessional English Standard (4 terms) - a longer course and includes English language preparation
  • International Graduate Diploma with Pre-sessional English Intensive (4 terms) - a longer course and includes intensive English language preparation
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What is special about this programme?

A full-time academic programme, the International Graduate Diploma prepares you for postgraduate study in business at Glasgow Caledonian University. This course will offer you the opportunity to improve your language skills in preparation for postgraduate study, improve your understanding of business through core academic modules and develop the necessary study and research skills for postgraduate study. It will also help you to gain an understanding of the UK education system before entering as a postgraduate.

You'll also benefit from:

  • a campus based programme with access to all facilities at Glasgow Caledonian University's award winning, city centre campus
  • a conditional offer of a place on a postgraduate course at the Glasgow School for Business
  • the highest levels of personal care and support

Who should apply for the Graduate Diploma programme?

The Graduate Diploma is suitable for international students who need an introduction to the study of a subject in preparation to study it at postgraduate level, or to upgrade qualifications if you have studied a 3 year Diploma in a relevant subject. The Graduate Diploma is also suitable for those that want to increase or update their subject knowledge or those that need to improve their English language study skills within the context of their chosen subject.

This course is not available for UK or EU students.

Award

Successful completion of the International Graduate Diploma leads to Graduate Diploma of Higher Education (SCQF Level 10) awarded by Glasgow Caledonian University.

What will I study?

You will study the following modules:

English for Postgraduate Academic Study

This module focuses on learning through carrying out communication and problem- solving tasks. The focus shifts in the second part of the term to concentrate on developing your ability to use English in business contexts, using their own knowledge as a springboard for discussion, reading, listening and writing.

Cultural Challenges in International Business

Examine the main cross-cultural management challenges that managers may encounter across three levels of the international business environment. Specifically: at the Macro (national) level; the meso (corporate) level and at the interpersonal level (intercultural and cross-cultural communication).

New Venture Creation

This module examines the entrepreneurial processes required to plan, launch and sustain a new venture. Applying theory to practice, you are required to identify your own business opportunity and then prepare a business plan.

Strategic Management

Develop the research and analytical skills to explore how external and internal factors influence strategic decisions and evaluate how strategic choices contribute to an organisation's performance in an increasingly dynamic and hypercompetitive environment. Develop your employability skills further by participating in the planning, delivery and evaluation of an in-depth company presentation.

Talent Management

The aim of this module is to develop a knowledge and understanding of a talent management approach in contemporary organisational management. The meaning, nature and application of a talent management approach to utilising human resources in an organisational context across various sectors and at national and international levels, will be explored.

The exact combination of modules studied will depend on the type of degree programme you choose to progress to at university. Modules may be swapped for a more appropriate module(s) to ensure you have the best preparation.

What are classes like?

The standard course options include an average of 21 hours per week of teaching. Intensive course options include an average of 30 hours per week.

English language classes have a maximum of 16 students per class to ensure you have the attention and support you need from teaching staff.

Academic support

Throughout your programme you will receive advice and feedback from your teachers during seminars and tutorials. They will be able to answer any questions and provide guidance, to ensure your academic success.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through exams and coursework including:

  • written assignments
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem-solving exercises.

Marks do not count towards your final master's degree, but do help the university assess whether you are ready to progress to your chosen route of study.

How is the programme validated?

The programme is quality-assured and validated by Glasgow Caledonian University.

How do I qualify?

Academic requirements:

An ordinary degree or equivalent, OR a 2-5 year diploma with good grades. Candidates with lesser qualifications but more than 3 years of work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Work experience is mandatory for progression to the Caledonian MBA programmes.   

For information about country-specific entry requirements please contact us.

English requirements:

Two terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent

Three terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent

Three or Four terms with standard Pre-Sessional English: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Three or Four terms with intensive Pre-Sessional English: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.  

If you do not meet the minimum English language level you can apply for our Academic English course.

Please note that in addition to the UKVI IELTS, INTO is able to accept other English language qualifications for this course. Check which other qualifications we accept.

When can I start?

Start date Term dates Fees

June 2017 start
(4 terms, standard and intensive Pre-sessional English options)

Term 1: Mon 19 Jun 2017 to Fri 25 Aug 2017

Term 2: Mon 18 Sep 2017 to Fri 08 Dec 2017

Term 3: Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Fri 23 Mar 2018

Term 4: Mon 26 Mar 2018 to Fri 15 Jun 2018

£16,490 - £18,470

Sept 2017 start (3 terms)

Term 1: Mon 18 Sep 2017 to Fri 08 Dec 2017

Term 2: Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Fri 23 Mar 2018

Term 3: Mon 26 Mar 2018 to Fri 15 Jun 2018

£12,495

Sept 2017 start
(4 terms, standard and intensive Pre-sessional English options)

Term 1: Tue 26 Sep 2017 to Fri 08 Dec 2017

Term 2: Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Fri 23 Mar 2018

Term 3: Mon 26 Mar 2018 to Fri 15 Jun 2018

Term 4: Mon 18 Jun 2018 to Fri 17 Aug 2018

£16,490 - £18,470

January 2018 start
(3 terms, standard and intensive Pre-sessional English options)

Term 1: Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Fri 23 Mar 2018

Term 2: Mon 26 Mar 2018 to Fri 15 Jun 2018

Term 3: Mon 18 Jun 2018 to Fri 17 Aug 2018

£12,325 - £14,305

March 2018 start
(2 term fast-track option)

Term 1: Mon 26 Mar 2018 to Fri 15 Jun 2018

Term 2: Mon 18 Jun 2018 to Fri 17 Aug 2018

£8,330

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Tuition fees do not include:

  • text books and other learning materials: an additional cost in the region of £200 per academic course (three term), £265 per academic course (four term) and £305 per academic course (five term)
  • enrolment fee: an additional charge of £150 per academic programme (to be charged upon confirmation)

 

Is accommodation included in the fees?

Accommodation is not included in the fees. View our accommodation options.

What's the difference between the 3 and 4 term standard and intensive courses?

The 3 and 4 term standard and intensive courses have additional terms of English language tuition at the beginning and will typically have a lower English language entry requirements. Intensive courses also have higher teaching hours on average per week.

How do I pay?

You can pay by bank transfer or by credit card. Please contact us for bank transfer details.

How do I apply?

You can apply online or by post. Find out more about how to apply.

Where will it take me?

The Graduate Diploma in Business and Management leads to a range of business related programmes at Glasgow Caledonian University:

Glasgow School for Business and Society

MA 3D Design for Virtual Environments

MSc Accounting and Finance

MSc Human Resource Management*

MSc International Banking, Finance and Risk Management

MSc International Business

MSc International Business Management

MSc International Economics and Finance 

MSc International Events Management*

MSc International Fashion Branding

MSc International Fashion Marketing

MSc International Human Resource Management *

MSc International Marketing

MSc International Operations and Supply Chain Management

MSc International Project Management

MSc International Tourism Management*

MSc Management

MA Multimedia Journalism*

MSc Risk Management

MA Television Fiction Writing

GCU London

MA Digital Fashion Strategy

MA Fashion Business Creation

MA Global Marketing

MSc International Banking, Finanace and Risk Management

MSc International Economics and Finance

MSc International Marketing

MSc International Project Management

MBA Luxury Brand Management

MSc Luxury Brand Marketing

MSc Management

MSc Risk Management

*Industry placements are available within modules on these degrees.

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