Postgraduate Diploma in Business & Management
Teduka International Academy wide ranging postgraduate diploma is designed for students wishing to take a master’s in business related subjects at UK and EU universities. It meets the entry requirements of the University of Gloucestershire for the final part of its MBA. Therefore, our course takes you two thirds of the way to a full Gloucestershire MBA as students need only complete the final 60 master’s credits with a dissertation, which can either be completed at the university or on an online basis.
Alternatively, students can progress to full master’s courses at a range of other UK and EU universities.
The course is wide ranging with a strong practical element helping to develop postgraduate research skills and further their knowledge and understanding of different aspects of management such as marketing, human resource strategy and financial management. There is also a module on entrepreneurship preparing students for their dream of starting and running their own businesses.
You will benefit from small class sizes in which tutors have the opportunity of helping each student on an individual basis. You will also be encouraged to apply the new information you learn to real life business situations, enhancing your career prospects and, for those already in employment, applying what you learn to your day to day work and thereby increasing your chances of promotion.
The course is taught at Teduka International Academy Campus on a part time basis over 12 months. For those with work commitments, it is also taught in our virtual online classroom in evenings and at weekends.
- To understand and apply the principles of leadership in a business environment
- Review and apply the principles of business management within industry
- To understand and apply the principles of management in a specific environment
- To improve the employability of learners by allowing them to explore the relationship between management theories and their practical application in the business world.
- Analyse problem solving techniques specific to business and industry
- Select, collate, review and analyse information form a wide range of sources
- Effectively use verbal and communication skills
- Work independently and as part of a team
- Manage one’s own personal development and growth
The course comprises six compulsory modules and two electives.
Business Research Methods & Data Analysis
This module provides students with an opportunity to develop the skills required for studying at graduate level focusing on research methods for business. In studying this module, students are supported to develop an original piece of work that should be driven by their own initiative and personal interest. They will be required to develop a research proposal and complete a major project in the form of a dissertation which builds on their proposal. In undertaking this module, they will develop academic skills which will see them develop as critical thinkers and gain analytical skills which help in presenting complex arguments.
Strategic Management & Leadership
This module introduces the key themes associated with strategic management and leadership in diverse organisational contexts. Students have the opportunity to critically explore strategic management and how leadership plays a crucial role in our contemporary, increasingly diverse society. The module is designed to ensure that students develop as critical thinkers and strategists to be able to perform in high-performance uncertain environments.
Students are supported to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and a critical in-depth understanding of the concept of entrepreneurship. This module will equip students with the necessary skills that are crucial to creating value in an increasing knowledge economy. There will be an emphasis on how students can apply creativity to entrepreneurial activity. The focus will be directed at the significance of entrepreneurship in facilitating the creation of organisations which have commercial value.
People in Organisations
The module explores the main issues in contemporary organisational behaviour. Organisational behaviour aims to understand human behaviour in the workplace, and this shapes the management approach to managing people. The module will give students the opportunity to understand how organisations and the behaviour of employees in the workplace have changed in the 21st century. Organisations need to be sustainable in the ever-increasing business environment and they must brace for the ever-changing behaviour of the people it needs to thrive in a very dynamic environment.
Students are supported to develop their financial knowledge and have a grounded understanding of management uses financial/accounting information to evaluate internal decision making. Concepts such as performance measurement to access a firm’s performance will be explored, the management of financial structure for organisations as well as its implications for financial management.
This module aims to impart knowledge and understanding of Marketing as a strategic function of organisations. It helps students develop an understanding of the rationale behind marketing in organisations and how it fits into the organisational strategy. The module highlights the role of strategic marketing management in 21st-century organisations which are operating in a highly dynamic business environment shaped by competition and globalisation.
This module provides students with an opportunity to develop the skills required for studying at graduate level with a focus on the understanding of project management and its principles in a contemporary project environment.
Project management is now part of the contemporary management paradigm which sees organisations improve their overall results and deliver projects of high quality, on time and within budget. Students are supported to carry out individual project tasks that range from construction of a new building to the launch of new product or outsourcing previous in-house functions to the re-engineering of products, services and processes.
Students studying this module will develop crucial project management skills that will see them gain insights on latest best practices in the field of project management.
Sustainability & Ethical Leadership
This module introduces students to sustainability and the ethical choices businesses face. Businesses have their own moral norms, which often differ from those in society at large. Students will have an opportunity to understand that while both business and social norms evolve over time, they vary between cultures. This is where ethical leadership comes in as organisations try to navigate the ethical challenge that supports its overall corporate strategy.
Corporate Governance that is reinforced by the culture of the organisation is crucial to good corporate citizenship. The students will have a chance to develop a critical understanding of the nature, behaviour and the likely outcomes of organisations as well as how ethical leadership supported by sustainability drives organisational performance. The module explores the relationships of ethics and society in an increasingly global society.
Risk Management provides students with a good understanding of the concepts and principles of risk management. You will develop skills that will enable you to identify, measure and articulate risk. Students will be able to critically apply the principles of risk management to the management of risk portfolios in a business context which can be applied to a range of product and service industries.
Human Resource Management
This module aims to impart knowledge and understanding of human resource management (HRM) as one of the primary organisational functions. It aims to expose the significant strategic role of HRM in a 21st-century organisation that is operating in a highly dynamic business environment shaped by knowledge and globalisation. In studying this module, students will have the opportunity to appreciate some of the complex challenges that organisations must manage such as employee motivation, diversity management, staff engagement and retention and the changing nature of the workplace which organisations have to ensure that it fits into the overall strategy of the organisation.
- Strategic Management and Leadership
- People in Organisations
- Strategic Marketing Management
- Financial Management
- Business Research Methods
- Risk Management
- Project Management
- Human Resource Management
- Sustainability & Ethical Leadership
Students will normally have successfully completed a degree. Some diplomas at higher education level might also meet the entry requirements.
Students must have an English language level equivalent to 5.5 IELTS with minimum of 5.0 in reading and writing. .
September and January