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Postgraduate Certificate in Management

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Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


17 weeks

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The Postgraduate Certificate in Management enables you to acquire a better understanding of the intricacies of management, and extend your interpersonal and technical skills. This one trimester (17 weeks) 60 credit (4 course) programme is a good first step into the world of postgraduate study. It is the perfect part-time option if you have a degree and are wishing to up-skill in a specific area of management while continuing to work.

What you will learn

Compulsory courses

BUS8421 Leadership, Management and Social Responsibility – 15 credits

Evaluate and critically analyse the roles of leadership and management in planning and implementing projects, introducing changes in complex organisations, promoting sustainability and dealing with ethical issues.

Elective courses

Choose three from the below

  • Marketing Specialisation
  • Digital Business Specialisation
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialisation

Entry criteria

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in business or related subject.

Work experience deemed equivalent means at least three years in a manager or senior manager role in accounting, finance, marketing, hospitality, information systems, general management or similar.

If you have a degree in a discipline or subject area other than business, don’t let that stop you. Come in and have a chat as you may have the required skills and knowledge through your work experience.


International students: In addition to the above must have IELTS 6.5 (with no band below 6.0), or equivalent.

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