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What is a Diploma? A diploma is a higher education program that provides advanced knowledge and practical skills learning in a specific career field. Diploma programs usually last for one- to two years. Community colleges, technical schools and some universities offer diploma programs for a diverse range of students. Working professionals returning to post-secondary education may want to pursue a… Read more

What is a Diploma?

A diploma is a higher education program that provides advanced knowledge and practical skills learning in a specific career field. Diploma programs usually last for one- to two years. Community colleges, technical schools and some universities offer diploma programs for a diverse range of students. Working professionals returning to post-secondary education may want to pursue a diploma to enhance their career prospects.  Recent secondary school graduates may choose a diploma as their ticket to an entry-level position in their field, or as a smooth transition into continued higher education study.

What are the benefits of taking a Diploma?

There are a number of distinct benefits to obtaining a diploma. Employers seek out diploma-holders for their demonstrated knowledge and understanding of their field. Students can decide during the course of the diploma program if they would prefer to start working right away upon graduation, or if they would like to try and transfer the credits they earn in a diploma program to a longer-term degree.

What do we study in a Diploma?

There are diploma programs in most academic fields across all disciplines, from the Arts to Business, the Humanities to Technology, the Natural Sciences to Social Sciences and more. Within the discipline, there are highly specific diploma programs, designed to prepare the student for a job in that field. For example, one may choose to get a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education, an International Advanced Diploma in Business Management or a Two-Year Diploma in Hotel and Tourism Management. There are different types of diplomas – diploma, advanced diploma, graduate diploma and postgraduate diploma. The difference has to do with the pre-requisites for study.

What kind of career improvement can you expect with a Diploma?

Graduates from diploma programs can expect to see their career prospects improve almost immediately. This is because employers recognize that graduates with a diploma are more professionally familiar with the key skills, knowledge and ideas that are critical to that industry. Even students with many years of experience in their field can benefit from a diploma, as it proves that the holder is familiar with the most up-to-date methods and techniques in their field.

How much does it cost to take a Diploma?

The cost of obtaining a diploma will vary widely from one school to the other, and depending on the program. Diplomas also vary in their duration, which can also contribute to differences in tuition cost. It is helpful to check with the school offering the diploma program of interest to get more information about the price of diploma study. The school may also be able to provide information about financial assistance, if available. It is possible to contact the school of choice directly using the web form on the program page on this website.

Why take a Diploma program Online?

Ideally suited to those who are working full time, have other scheduling commitments or area living far away from the campus where they wish to obtain their diploma, online diploma programs are an excellent option. Using e-learning technology, students will follow a planned curriculum to study for their diploma online. Teachers can communicate more directly with their students, and also encourage class discussions using forums. After passing a diploma program online, graduates are awarded with the same degree as on-campus or full-time diploma students.

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Schellhammer Business School
Marbella, Spain

The Level 6 programme is for non-university graduate mature students (age 25 or older) who have five years of managerial work experience and want to study for an MBA. The Grad ... +

The Level 6 programme is for non-university graduate mature students (age 25 or older) who have five years of managerial work experience and want to study for an MBA. The Graduate Level 6 120 credit Diploma in Business and Administrative Management is made up of 10 modules and 6 written assignments and each module consist of approximately 40 guided learning hours. While completing the online Business Diploma, students will have access to various study resources, such as tutor support and webinars, a social learning forum, and additional materials to help in the completion of their graduate business course. -
Postgraduate Diploma
Full-time
English
Online
 
INESDI Business School
Madrid, Spain

We present you the 73rd edition of the Postgraduate in Digital Marketing, a program that will allow you to acquire the knowledge and techniques necessary to guide your profess ... +

We present you the 73rd edition of the Postgraduate in Digital Marketing, a program that will allow you to acquire the knowledge and techniques necessary to guide your professional career to the field of digital marketing, one of the fields with the highest demand for professionals today. -
Postgraduate Diploma
Part-time
6 months
Spanish
Apr 2021
Online
 
Columbia University – Columbia Engineering
New York, USA

The online Artificial Intelligence (AI) program from Columbia, No. 1 Engineering School in the Ivy League for 2021, is designed for professionals and leaders who are seeking a ... +

The online Artificial Intelligence (AI) program from Columbia, No. 1 Engineering School in the Ivy League for 2021, is designed for professionals and leaders who are seeking a deeper understanding of AI. You can complete the program in 9 to 18 months while continuing to work. A bachelor’s degree, experience with Python, and experience with either Java, C, or C++ are required. Learn more about this non-credit executive education program. -
Postgraduate Diploma
Full-time
Part-time
9 - 18 months
English
Sep 2021
Online
 

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Universidad Austral
Pilar, Argentina

The Diploma in Business Management is an academic proposal of the Faculty of Business Sciences of the Universidad Austral , which offers the possibility of developing and enha ... +

The Diploma in Business Management is an academic proposal of the Faculty of Business Sciences of the Universidad Austral , which offers the possibility of developing and enhancing Management Skills, updating Management tools in the areas of Marketing, Negotiation, Innovation, Accounting, Processes and HR. -
Diploma
Full-time
Part-time
96 hours
Spanish
Aug 2021
30 Jul 2021
Online
 
Pacific Training Group
Sydney, Australia +1 More

Dreaming of a management career in the commercial, industrial or government sector? Discover a rich and rewarding career where you’ll be responsible for planning, organising, ... +

Dreaming of a management career in the commercial, industrial or government sector? Discover a rich and rewarding career where you’ll be responsible for planning, organising, directing, controlling and reviewing day-to-day operations through to high level business functions and beyond. -
Diploma
Full-time
12 - 48 months
English
Online
 
Toronto School of Management
Toronto, Canada

Become an effective leader by learning fundamental business strategies and industry-recognized methods for managing people. Understand the role of technology and digital liter ... +

Become an effective leader by learning fundamental business strategies and industry-recognized methods for managing people. Understand the role of technology and digital literacy as a modern-day professional by leveraging cutting-edge tools and problem-solving skills to navigate today’s digital landscape. This two-year Diploma in Digital Business Management Co-op program is ideal for students who want to pave the way for a successful career in business management in today’s diverse and changing world. -
Diploma
Full-time
97 weeks
English
May 2021
Campus
 
University of Fredericton
Fredericton, Canada

Our online Diploma in Safety, Health, and Environmental Management (SHEM) is designed for existing safety practitioners and is the first diploma level program offered online a ... +

Our online Diploma in Safety, Health, and Environmental Management (SHEM) is designed for existing safety practitioners and is the first diploma level program offered online at this academic level. Students will find themselves stretched by new critical thinking skills and bring a much richer professional perspective to their daily practice. Our SHEM program provides students with the knowledge required to develop, implement, and evaluate occupational health and safety programs and systems in the workplace. Demand for competent health and safety practitioners is increasing steadily and is forecast to accelerate in the future. In today’s competitive workforce, practitioners must bring not just life experience and motivation, but real, tangible educational credentials and skills. -
Diploma
Full-time
Part-time
16 months
English
Campus
 
Niagara College - Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Are you interested in an exciting and rewarding career in business and want to explore your entrepreneurial and industry options? As a Business graduate, you are ready to lead ... +

Are you interested in an exciting and rewarding career in business and want to explore your entrepreneurial and industry options? As a Business graduate, you are ready to lead an entrepreneurial venture, take charge of the family business, or improve the operational efficiency of an organization. This two-year diploma consists of a blend of business foundation and special interest courses. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
UCAM
Guadalupe, Murcia, Spain

Leadership is the ability to influence a group to lead it to achieve its goals. That is why entrepreneurship is often associated with the concept of leadership. The success of ... +

Leadership is the ability to influence a group to lead it to achieve its goals. That is why entrepreneurship is often associated with the concept of leadership. The success of a company is based on the conjunction of three factors: teams with diverse skills, a common vision and solvent leadership. It often happens that entrepreneurs with good a priori ideas are not able to manage them due to the lack of ability to manage the human team that makes up the company. It is for this reason that the combination "Leader + Entrepreneur" is necessary to achieve success. It is, therefore, about developing skills. -
Diploma
Full-time
4 weeks
Spanish
28 Jun 2021
Online
 
Aurora University Online
Aurora, USA

Enhance your skills and prepare for school social work practice with the online Post-MSW Professional Educator’s License from Aurora University Online. This program is designe ... +

Enhance your skills and prepare for school social work practice with the online Post-MSW Professional Educator’s License from Aurora University Online. This program is designed for those who have earned a Master of Social Work degree and plan to specialize their skills for public and private school settings. -
Postgraduate Diploma
Full-time
Part-time
16 months
English
Online
 
Ecole Lenôtre
Rungis, France

The Cooking Chef training has been created for people willing to train or reinvent themselves in Cooking. For those who want to learn from the basis to the high level of Frenc ... +

The Cooking Chef training has been created for people willing to train or reinvent themselves in Cooking. For those who want to learn from the basis to the high level of French Cuisine technics in 7 months. -
Diploma
Full-time
7 months
English
06 Sep 2021
Campus
 
Canadian College of Technology and Business
Vancouver, Canada

Gain the knowledge, practical experience, and confidence of a data expert. In this program, you will learn to analyze, develop, and implement complex data structures as well a ... +

Gain the knowledge, practical experience, and confidence of a data expert. In this program, you will learn to analyze, develop, and implement complex data structures as well as market yourself professionally. Studying the Database Developer Analyst Diploma (Practicum Program) will allow you to become the ideal candidate for a junior/intermediate level role in a modern software development organization. This program is designed for students looking to pursue a rewarding career in the field of Information Technology as highly qualified Data Analysts. -
Diploma
Full-time
70 weeks
English
May 2021
Campus
Online
 
INESDI Business School
Madrid, Spain

At Inesdi Digital Business School, aware of the current changing environment, we work so that professionals and managers acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary ... +

At Inesdi Digital Business School, aware of the current changing environment, we work so that professionals and managers acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to adapt and develop in the digital field. Our goal is for each and every one of our students to acquire a competitive profile, which facilitates their insertion and mobility in global areas with high professional demand. For this reason, in our training we offer a strategic and practical vision, aligned with the needs of the market. -
Postgraduate Diploma
Part-time
6 months
Spanish
May 2021
Online
 
Pacific Training Group
Sydney, Australia +1 More

According to LinkedIn, Blockchain is the number one hard skill needed in 2020. Its demand is rapidly increasing across various industries. The industries that are undergoing d ... +

According to LinkedIn, Blockchain is the number one hard skill needed in 2020. Its demand is rapidly increasing across various industries. The industries that are undergoing dramatic change with Blockchain include the banking industry, government sector, networking, the energy sector, insurance, health care, agriculture, supply management chain, private transport/ ride-sharing, cloud storage, and many more. -
Advanced Diploma Diploma
Full-time
33 - 39 months
English
Online
 
Pacific Training Group
Sydney, Australia +1 More

Project and Programme management is used in a variety of industries and is applied across a wide variety of situations. Organisations today are operating in very competitive e ... +

Project and Programme management is used in a variety of industries and is applied across a wide variety of situations. Organisations today are operating in very competitive environments and must respond quickly to global challenges and internal and external issues. To address these challenges organisations need to ensure a structured planned approach to organise, control, and manage resources to deliver timely results, which are aligned to business goals. -
Advanced Diploma Diploma
Full-time
12 - 33 months
English
Online
 

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