Our Graduate Diploma Business & Management will prepare you for your chosen master’s degree. This course will help improve your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level and prepare you for the next step in your academic career.
Candidates must be able to satisfy the general admission requirements of the University of the West of Scotland as specified in Chapter 2 of the University Regulatory Framework together with the following programme requirements:
Student with 14 years’ qualification from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and 15/16 years’ qualification but 45-50% marks or 3rd division (subject to pass all modules) all over the world. Also, the student with part qualified ACCA and ACMA (TBC).
English Language Requirements
The programme follows the UWS English language requirement for admission in the undergraduate programme.
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. The qualifications below must have been gained within two years of the start of your course.
General English language requirements at UWS: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training) • overall score of 6.0 • no sub-test less than 5.5
Applicants who do not meet the minimum English language requirements have the option to study one of our preparatory and pre-sessional English courses. The UWS courses available are: • 10 week pre-sessional - entry criteria UKVI IELTS 5.0 with no element below 4.5. • 5 week pre-sessional - entry criteria UKVI IELTS 5.5 with no element below 5.5.
• English language for university study - entry criteria UKVI IELTS with a score of 4.0 in all elements (10- month course), or 4.5 with no score below 4.0 (7-month course).
Other English language test accepted by UWS are also acceptable such as TOFEL and Duolingo
Studying the Graduate Diploma Business & Management will give you the knowledge and skills required to successfully proceed on to your chosen master’s degree, as well as a grounding in business and management and their context within the modern world. The course will aid you in the development of the necessary skills to progress to postgraduate level – and give you the confidence to take your academic career to the next level.
You will study all aspects of business and management, covering the range of activities associated with the development of the applied professional skills, practices and techniques in the business and management environment.
Students will study a range of modules to gain their Graduate Diploma, including:
Exploring Management and Leadership (20 credits)
Organisation Structures and Development (20 credits)
Strategic Business and Management Project (20 credits)
Teaching & Assessment
The Graduate Diploma Business & Management programme runs across three terms, containing a mixture of theory and practice. All 9 modules are the core modules and are deliveried face-to-face at UWS.
You will gain a thorough grounding in the essential knowledge and required skills for a postgraduate programme at UWS’s School of Business and Creative Industries. Particular emphasis is on business and management within the context of rapidly changing external environments. You will learn to think and work strategically and creatively.
You will be taught through a combination of:
LEARNING AND TEACHING
Scheduled learning: 18 %
Independent study: 82 %
Ongoing assessment 100%
Assessment methods will include:
Find out more about the structure, learning outcomes, compulsory and optional modules in this course.
Students on certain degrees will incur some additional costs not covered by their tuition fees. These could be for things like specialist equipment, study materials, work placements, graduation, membership of relevant organisations or costs related to carrying out fieldwork.
For students on course with an element of fieldwork, there may also be extra costs for travel and accommodation.
Please contact the course leader for details of the additional costs associated with this course.
How to apply
Postgraduate courses (MA, MSc, MEd, MBA, DBA, PG Cert, PG Dip, etc.) & some Post-experience courses (CertHE, BA, Grad Cert, Grad Dip, etc.)
All students should apply directly to the University through our online application system. Before you apply, you should check that you meet our entry requirements and you should have all your supporting documents ready.
The first stage of the process is to create a profile; you don't have to complete the application in one session - you can complete it in stages by saving each section and return to complete it at a later date.
You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.
Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but they will close when they are full; apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.
We will always try to make sure that we publish accurate course information but we do not accept responsibility for any mistakes or omissions. We will also try to make sure that we deliver our courses in line with our published information. However, we may not always be able to do so and you can find further information about this in our enrolment terms and conditions.