Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

General

Program Description

This programme provides a thorough grounding in functional issues in management and is a qualification in its own right. It also empowers those who seek to gain entry to our MSc and MBA programmes.

We aim to introduce you to a wide range of management disciplines that develop your abilities to:

  • Synthesise diverse theoretical issues
  • Analyse complex business situations from theoretical and practical perspectives
  • Understand team dynamics
  • Build confidence in articulating and presenting solutions to a critical audience

Why study this course?

  • A flexible Diploma route to MBA and MSc programmes
  • An essential and recognised qualification in business
  • English language support is provided throughout the programme
  • Students experience a wide range of teaching and learning methods
  • The GDBA enhances employment opportunities for participants

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:2 degree or equivalent from a recognised University.
  • Post-graduation work experience is desirable but not mandatory.

Learn more about entry requirements

If you are currently studying at a Chinese university, please view our specific entry requirements including our list of acceptable universities for further study at Birmingham.

International Students

English language requirements: 6.0 IELTS with no less than 5.5 in any band.

IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band is equivalent to:

  • TOEFL: 80 overall with no less than 19 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 19 in Writing
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic 51 in all four skills
  • Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015): Advanced – minimum overall score of 169, with no less than 162 in any component
Last updated Dec 2020

About the School

Birmingham Business School is a research-led institution and offers high quality undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes for students from all over the world. Their triple-crown accreditation ... Read More

Birmingham Business School is a research-led institution and offers high quality undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes for students from all over the world. Their triple-crown accreditation places them within an elite group of global business schools. Set in the university's attractive 'redbrick' campus, in the industrial heartland of Britain, the School is proud of its 100 year history and close links with local business. Read less