Business Management, Short Course | Part time online | University of Essex Online | United Kingdom
16 months
6525 GBP/year
6240 GBP/year
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Within this Business Management PG Dip from University of Essex Online you'll learn that succeeding in business requires not only the knowledge of commercial best practices – it also demands a high level of interpersonal and professional skills and this degree is an excellent way to develop both.

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This Business Management PG Dip from University of Essex Online explores many of the key areas of business, including:

  • the main principles and practices of contemporary management and organisational behaviour
  • financial decision-making in the short and long term
  • micro- and macro-economics and their relevance to managerial decision-making
  • theories of leadership and how they apply in practice
  • the key concepts that underlie marketing and how to develop a strategy

You can also add in optional modules to tailor your course to your career goals, with topics including project management, human resources and business strategy.

Once you have completed your course, you have the opportunity to advance onto a full Master of Business Management (MBM).

Why this course is great

  • Gain a highly recognised postgraduate qualification in just 16 months.
  • Each student is supported by a dedicated team of Student Advisers, who act as their mentor and guide from admission through to graduation.
  • The university achieved the highest student satisfaction rating worldwide for online classroom experience in the Global Student Satisfaction Awards (GSSA 2021)

Career opportunities:

Companies seek out candidates with the most advanced skills to fill senior positions – and a postgraduate qualification is an excellent way to showcase your abilities. Roles within business management, banking, insurance, accountancy, finance, marketing, sales, retail and human resources would greatly benefit from the knowledge gained through this course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Management: Principle and Practices
  • Leadership in Practice 
  • Economics for Managers 
  • Financial Decision Making 
  • Marketing: Principles and Practices
  • Project Management 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The deadline for completing applications is a week before the start date, but we recommend preparing and submitting your application in advance of your chosen intake.


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The university offers two different entry routes, taking into account your prior work experience and relevant qualifications. You will also need to meet the English language requirements.
  • Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within your two-week induction period of the course in order to continue with your studies.

In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for the PG Dip Business Management, you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification
In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for the PG Dip Business Management, you must meet the following criteria:
  • at least five years’ senior level work experience

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6525 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8700 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.
  • National

    6240 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8320 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.


Regional scholarship available for international students based overseas in eligible countries.

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