University of Essex Online

University of Essex Online

Business and Management

This programme offers an advanced qualification that is designed to equip you with a thorough understanding of modern management concepts and techniques. Upon commencement of the course, you undertake an induction programme prior to starting your first module which enables you to familiarise yourself with our virtual learning platform and understand what is expected of you during your online studies. Upon completion of your Postgraduate Diploma, we offer the opportunity for you to progress to study for a full Masters (awarded after 180 credits).

Entry requirements

Academic entry route: An undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree or a relevant professional qualification. If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) 6.5 or equivalent.

Work experience entry route: At least five years' senior level work experience. English language proficiency should be at a level equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5.

Course modules

Modules include: management: principles and practices (20 credits); leadership in practice (20 credits); economics for managers (20 credits); financial decision making (20 credits); marketing: principles and practices (20 credits). Module options: project management (10 credits); managing across cultures (10 credits); human resource management (10 credits); business strategy (10 credits).

Assessment methods

We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Assessment is based on a combination of written coursework.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip On-line study November 2018 GBP 7,072 per Whole course (Home/EU) 16 Months

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Online/Distance Learning

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