Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

Prepare for direct entry to a range of business-related postgraduate degrees at the University of Gloucestershire.

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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Study one (or more) term(s) 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:

20 hours per week pre-sessional: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in reading and writing) or equivalent. 25 hours per week pre-sessional: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in each subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 21 years and above
Academic requirements:

An ordinary degree / equivalent or a 3 to 5 year Diploma with good grades. Candidates with lesser qualifications but more than three years work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students intending to progress to Finance - A Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other analytical subject.

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

At INTO University of Gloucestershire, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

18 hours per week minimum

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Average total per week: 18 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 19.15 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Two INTO Students work on a laptop whilst looking through a text book in class

Become a creative, skilled and innovative business professional with the MBA in Business Administration at the University of Gloucestershire.

Supported by expert, research-active teaching staff, you’ll enhance your management and leadership skills through practical exercises that build on academic theory.

You’ll develop a set of skills for tackling complex issues based on understanding client needs, collaborative working, cross-disciplinary thinking, personal reflection and rapid prototyping of new ideas.

You’ll also have the opportunity to apply your learning in practice by working as a consultant with a local business, using your knowledge and expertise to help them tackle the challenges they face.


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?

Grades from the Graduate Diploma programme don't count towards your degree, but help the University to determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme. Assessment is a combination of formal examinations and assessed coursework. You are required to obtain 120 credits to complete the programme successfully. Each module is worth 15 credits.

You will also have to carry out an independent research project, which will be assessed through the final written version as well as a presentation. Your English language and pathway subject progress will be assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework, which may include written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle 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 each subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 21 years and above
Academic requirements:

An ordinary degree / equivalent or a 3 to 5 year Diploma with good grades. Candidates with lesser qualifications but more than three years work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students intending to progress to Finance - A Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other analytical subject.

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

At INTO University of Gloucestershire, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
16 September 2019 5 June 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
£13,500
6 January 2020 21 August 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
£13,500

Class information

Class hours:

18 hours per week minimum

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Average total per week: 18 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 19.15 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Two INTO Students work on a laptop whilst looking through a text book in class

Become a creative, skilled and innovative business professional with the MBA in Business Administration at the University of Gloucestershire.

Supported by expert, research-active teaching staff, you’ll enhance your management and leadership skills through practical exercises that build on academic theory.

You’ll develop a set of skills for tackling complex issues based on understanding client needs, collaborative working, cross-disciplinary thinking, personal reflection and rapid prototyping of new ideas.

You’ll also have the opportunity to apply your learning in practice by working as a consultant with a local business, using your knowledge and expertise to help them tackle the challenges they face.


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?

Grades from the Graduate Diploma programme don't count towards your degree, but help the University to determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme. Assessment is a combination of formal examinations and assessed coursework. You are required to obtain 120 credits to complete the programme successfully. Each module is worth 15 credits.

You will also have to carry out an independent research project, which will be assessed through the final written version as well as a presentation. Your English language and pathway subject progress will be assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework, which may include written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

Study one (or more) term(s) 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:

20 hours per week pre-sessional: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in reading and writing) or equivalent. 25 hours per week pre-sessional: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in each subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 21 years and above
Academic requirements:

An ordinary degree / equivalent or a 3 to 5 year Diploma with good grades. Candidates with lesser qualifications but more than three years work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students intending to progress to Finance - A Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other analytical subject.

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

At INTO University of Gloucestershire, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

18 hours per week minimum

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Average total per week: 18 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 19.15 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Two INTO Students work on a laptop whilst looking through a text book in class

Become a creative, skilled and innovative business professional with the MBA in Business Administration at the University of Gloucestershire.

Supported by expert, research-active teaching staff, you’ll enhance your management and leadership skills through practical exercises that build on academic theory.

You’ll develop a set of skills for tackling complex issues based on understanding client needs, collaborative working, cross-disciplinary thinking, personal reflection and rapid prototyping of new ideas.

You’ll also have the opportunity to apply your learning in practice by working as a consultant with a local business, using your knowledge and expertise to help them tackle the challenges they face.


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?

Grades from the Graduate Diploma programme don't count towards your degree, but help the University to determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme. Assessment is a combination of formal examinations and assessed coursework. You are required to obtain 120 credits to complete the programme successfully. Each module is worth 15 credits.

You will also have to carry out an independent research project, which will be assessed through the final written version as well as a presentation. Your English language and pathway subject progress will be assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework, which may include written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

20 hours per week pre-sessional: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in reading and writing) or equivalent. 25 hours per week pre-sessional: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in each subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 21 years and above
Academic requirements:

An ordinary degree / equivalent or a 3 to 5 year Diploma with good grades. Candidates with lesser qualifications but more than three years work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students intending to progress to Finance - A Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other analytical subject.

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

At INTO University of Gloucestershire, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

18 hours per week minimum

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Average total per week: 18 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 19.15 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Two INTO Students work on a laptop whilst looking through a text book in class

Become a creative, skilled and innovative business professional with the MBA in Business Administration at the University of Gloucestershire.

Supported by expert, research-active teaching staff, you’ll enhance your management and leadership skills through practical exercises that build on academic theory.

You’ll develop a set of skills for tackling complex issues based on understanding client needs, collaborative working, cross-disciplinary thinking, personal reflection and rapid prototyping of new ideas.

You’ll also have the opportunity to apply your learning in practice by working as a consultant with a local business, using your knowledge and expertise to help them tackle the challenges they face.

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?

Grades from the Graduate Diploma programme don't count towards your degree, but help the University to determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme. Assessment is a combination of formal examinations and assessed coursework. You are required to obtain 120 credits to complete the programme successfully. Each module is worth 15 credits.

You will also have to carry out an independent research project, which will be assessed through the final written version as well as a presentation. Your English language and pathway subject progress will be assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework, which may include written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 21 years and above
Academic requirements:

An ordinary degree / equivalent or a 3 to 5 year Diploma with good grades. Candidates with lesser qualifications but more than three years work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students intending to progress to Finance - A Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other analytical subject.

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

At INTO University of Gloucestershire, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
16 September 2019 5 June 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
£13,500
6 January 2020 21 August 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
£13,500

Class information

Class hours:

18 hours per week minimum

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Average total per week: 18 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 19.15 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Two INTO Students work on a laptop whilst looking through a text book in class

Become a creative, skilled and innovative business professional with the MBA in Business Administration at the University of Gloucestershire.

Supported by expert, research-active teaching staff, you’ll enhance your management and leadership skills through practical exercises that build on academic theory.

You’ll develop a set of skills for tackling complex issues based on understanding client needs, collaborative working, cross-disciplinary thinking, personal reflection and rapid prototyping of new ideas.

You’ll also have the opportunity to apply your learning in practice by working as a consultant with a local business, using your knowledge and expertise to help them tackle the challenges they face.

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?

Grades from the Graduate Diploma programme don't count towards your degree, but help the University to determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme. Assessment is a combination of formal examinations and assessed coursework. You are required to obtain 120 credits to complete the programme successfully. Each module is worth 15 credits.

You will also have to carry out an independent research project, which will be assessed through the final written version as well as a presentation. Your English language and pathway subject progress will be assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework, which may include written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

20 hours per week pre-sessional: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in reading and writing) or equivalent. 25 hours per week pre-sessional: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in each subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 21 years and above
Academic requirements:

An ordinary degree / equivalent or a 3 to 5 year Diploma with good grades. Candidates with lesser qualifications but more than three years work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students intending to progress to Finance - A Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other analytical subject.

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

At INTO University of Gloucestershire, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

18 hours per week minimum

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Average total per week: 18 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 19.15 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Two INTO Students work on a laptop whilst looking through a text book in class

Become a creative, skilled and innovative business professional with the MBA in Business Administration at the University of Gloucestershire.

Supported by expert, research-active teaching staff, you’ll enhance your management and leadership skills through practical exercises that build on academic theory.

You’ll develop a set of skills for tackling complex issues based on understanding client needs, collaborative working, cross-disciplinary thinking, personal reflection and rapid prototyping of new ideas.

You’ll also have the opportunity to apply your learning in practice by working as a consultant with a local business, using your knowledge and expertise to help them tackle the challenges they face.

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?

Grades from the Graduate Diploma programme don't count towards your degree, but help the University to determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme. Assessment is a combination of formal examinations and assessed coursework. You are required to obtain 120 credits to complete the programme successfully. Each module is worth 15 credits.

You will also have to carry out an independent research project, which will be assessed through the final written version as well as a presentation. Your English language and pathway subject progress will be assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework, which may include written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

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