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International Graduate Diploma in Business and Management

Prepare for direct entry to a range of business-related postgraduate degrees at GCU or GCU London.

Course features

  • Develop your knowledge and skills through active learning in your chosen subject area.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK with a strong focus on study and research skills.
  • Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject.
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A quality-assured university programme, validated by Glasgow Caledonian University.

Key facts

Course length: 2 - 4 Terms (5 - 12 months)
Start dates: January, March, June, September, October
Fees: From £8,665
Academic requirements:

An ordinary degree or equivalent.

English language requirements: From: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent
Award:

Graduate Diploma of Higher Education (SCQF Level 10) awarded by Glasgow Caledonian University.

Course options:
  • Standard (3 terms, our popular 9 month programme.)
  • Extended (4 terms, contains an additional term of English language.)
  • Accelerated (2 term programme)
  • Integrated (2 years, combines a postgraduate degree with a Graduate Diploma)
A quality-assured university programme, validated by Glasgow Caledonian University.

Your course options

View detailed course content by selecting one of the options below:

Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 21 years and above
Academic requirements:

An ordinary degree or equivalent. Candidates with lesser qualifications but more than three years of work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Previous study in a relevant academic discipline may be required for progression to certain Master?s programmes. Work experience is mandatory for progression to MBA programmes.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
26 March 2018 17 August 2018 2 Terms £8,330
17 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £12,995
7 January 2019 16 August 2019 3 Terms £12,995
25 March 2019 16 August 2019 2 Terms £8,665

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree

This programme produces graduates who are both successful leaders and responsible global citizens. It builds on GCU London's expertise in the luxury industry to develop a relevant, practical skillset that employers will value.

The curriculum emphasises data analysis to support evidence-based decision making, and you’ll practise creative and critical thinking for innovative solutions. Case studies will strengthen your problem-solving capabilities, and help you explore responsible leadership and ethical decision making in the context of the luxury market.

Relevant, up-to-date industry knowledge will empower you meet industry challenges head-on, as you launch your successful career in this fascinating industry.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

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.

Study one term of English before continuing on to your academic pathway programme. Perfect if you need to improve your English level by 0.5 IELTS point.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

Intensive: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. Standard: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 21 years and above
Academic requirements:

An ordinary degree or equivalent. Candidates with lesser qualifications but more than three years of work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Previous study in a relevant academic discipline may be required for progression to certain Master?s programmes. Work experience is mandatory for progression to MBA programmes.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree

This programme produces graduates who are both successful leaders and responsible global citizens. It builds on GCU London's expertise in the luxury industry to develop a relevant, practical skillset that employers will value.

The curriculum emphasises data analysis to support evidence-based decision making, and you’ll practise creative and critical thinking for innovative solutions. Case studies will strengthen your problem-solving capabilities, and help you explore responsible leadership and ethical decision making in the context of the luxury market.

Relevant, up-to-date industry knowledge will empower you meet industry challenges head-on, as you launch your successful career in this fascinating industry.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

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 do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 21 years and above
Academic requirements:

An ordinary degree or equivalent. Candidates with lesser qualifications but more than three years of work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Previous study in a relevant academic discipline may be required for progression to certain Master?s programmes. Work experience is mandatory for progression to MBA programmes.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
26 March 2018 17 August 2018 2 Terms £8,330
17 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £12,995
7 January 2019 16 August 2019 3 Terms £12,995
25 March 2019 16 August 2019 2 Terms £8,665

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree

This programme produces graduates who are both successful leaders and responsible global citizens. It builds on GCU London's expertise in the luxury industry to develop a relevant, practical skillset that employers will value.

The curriculum emphasises data analysis to support evidence-based decision making, and you’ll practise creative and critical thinking for innovative solutions. Case studies will strengthen your problem-solving capabilities, and help you explore responsible leadership and ethical decision making in the context of the luxury market.

Relevant, up-to-date industry knowledge will empower you meet industry challenges head-on, as you launch your successful career in this fascinating industry.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

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.

Combining your pathway programme with your chosen degree, you can apply for one visa for the full duration of your degree.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

Intensive: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. Standard: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 21 years and above
Academic requirements:

An ordinary degree or equivalent. Candidates with lesser qualifications but more than three years of work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Previous study in a relevant academic discipline may be required for progression to certain Master?s programmes. Work experience is mandatory for progression to MBA programmes.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree

This programme produces graduates who are both successful leaders and responsible global citizens. It builds on GCU London's expertise in the luxury industry to develop a relevant, practical skillset that employers will value.

The curriculum emphasises data analysis to support evidence-based decision making, and you’ll practise creative and critical thinking for innovative solutions. Case studies will strengthen your problem-solving capabilities, and help you explore responsible leadership and ethical decision making in the context of the luxury market.

Relevant, up-to-date industry knowledge will empower you meet industry challenges head-on, as you launch your successful career in this fascinating industry.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

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 do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 21 years and above
Academic requirements:

An ordinary degree or equivalent. Candidates with lesser qualifications but more than three years of work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Previous study in a relevant academic discipline may be required for progression to certain Master?s programmes. Work experience is mandatory for progression to MBA programmes.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
26 March 2018 17 August 2018 2 Terms £8,330
17 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £12,995
7 January 2019 16 August 2019 3 Terms £12,995
25 March 2019 16 August 2019 2 Terms £8,665

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree

This programme produces graduates who are both successful leaders and responsible global citizens. It builds on GCU London's expertise in the luxury industry to develop a relevant, practical skillset that employers will value.

The curriculum emphasises data analysis to support evidence-based decision making, and you’ll practise creative and critical thinking for innovative solutions. Case studies will strengthen your problem-solving capabilities, and help you explore responsible leadership and ethical decision making in the context of the luxury market.

Relevant, up-to-date industry knowledge will empower you meet industry challenges head-on, as you launch your successful career in this fascinating industry.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

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 do I qualify?

English language requirements:

Intensive: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. Standard: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 21 years and above
Academic requirements:

An ordinary degree or equivalent. Candidates with lesser qualifications but more than three years of work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Previous study in a relevant academic discipline may be required for progression to certain Master?s programmes. Work experience is mandatory for progression to MBA programmes.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree

This programme produces graduates who are both successful leaders and responsible global citizens. It builds on GCU London's expertise in the luxury industry to develop a relevant, practical skillset that employers will value.

The curriculum emphasises data analysis to support evidence-based decision making, and you’ll practise creative and critical thinking for innovative solutions. Case studies will strengthen your problem-solving capabilities, and help you explore responsible leadership and ethical decision making in the context of the luxury market.

Relevant, up-to-date industry knowledge will empower you meet industry challenges head-on, as you launch your successful career in this fascinating industry.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

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 do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 21 years and above
Academic requirements:

An ordinary degree or equivalent. Candidates with lesser qualifications but more than three years of work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Previous study in a relevant academic discipline may be required for progression to certain Master?s programmes. Work experience is mandatory for progression to MBA programmes.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
26 March 2018 17 August 2018 2 Terms £8,330
17 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £12,995
7 January 2019 16 August 2019 3 Terms £12,995
25 March 2019 16 August 2019 2 Terms £8,665

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree

This programme produces graduates who are both successful leaders and responsible global citizens. It builds on GCU London's expertise in the luxury industry to develop a relevant, practical skillset that employers will value.

The curriculum emphasises data analysis to support evidence-based decision making, and you’ll practise creative and critical thinking for innovative solutions. Case studies will strengthen your problem-solving capabilities, and help you explore responsible leadership and ethical decision making in the context of the luxury market.

Relevant, up-to-date industry knowledge will empower you meet industry challenges head-on, as you launch your successful career in this fascinating industry.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

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 do I qualify?

English language requirements:

Intensive: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. Standard: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 21 years and above
Academic requirements:

An ordinary degree or equivalent. Candidates with lesser qualifications but more than three years of work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Previous study in a relevant academic discipline may be required for progression to certain Master?s programmes. Work experience is mandatory for progression to MBA programmes.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree

This programme produces graduates who are both successful leaders and responsible global citizens. It builds on GCU London's expertise in the luxury industry to develop a relevant, practical skillset that employers will value.

The curriculum emphasises data analysis to support evidence-based decision making, and you’ll practise creative and critical thinking for innovative solutions. Case studies will strengthen your problem-solving capabilities, and help you explore responsible leadership and ethical decision making in the context of the luxury market.

Relevant, up-to-date industry knowledge will empower you meet industry challenges head-on, as you launch your successful career in this fascinating industry.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

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.

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