Postgraduate Diploma in Management

General

Program Description

Learn techniques that successful managers use to oversee people, projects, finances, logistics and other key areas in the competitive world of international business. First, study the fundamentals of management, then, take courses in a specialty area (event management, human resources, accounting or project management) and, finally, get experience during an internship in a U.S. organization.

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What You'll Learn

  • How to take a global approach to human resources, marketing, and finance
  • How to conduct business globally
  • Managing change given the rapid evolution of work environments
  • Using global negotiations, competitive advantage, and other strategies to further high-level goals
  • Building specialized skills to create a successful event, manage large-scope projects, apply advanced accounting principles, or strengthen an organization's workforce

Who Can Attend

  • Students who hold bachelor's degrees in management and wish to concentrate or expand their knowledge in the field
  • Students who are enrolled in a Master's in Management at their home institution
  • Professionals who have several years of work experience

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in Management (or equivalent)
  • International applicants are required to demonstrate English language fluency and must attain minimum scores of TOEFL PBT 550, iBT 80, IELTS 6.5; or the equivalent
  • No GMAT or management experience required

Immigration Information

  • This is a full-time program
  • You must obtain an F-1 (student) visa

Master's Pathways^

Take up to two MBA courses, and earn full graduate credit, which may be transferable to UCR's MBA program or another MBA program, OR

Continue in a Master's Pathway to complete a Master's degree with an additional six months of study:

  • MSc in International Business at the University of Hertfordshire in England.
  • MSc in Marketing Management (International) at the National University of Ireland Galway
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration at the Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia in Spain

^Additional fees apply.

Dates

Spring 2020
March 23 to December 18

Summer 2020
June 22 to March 19, 2021

Fall 2020
September 28 to June 11, 2021

Where to Stay

Recommended Housing

International Village (IV)

  • Conveniently located next to the UCR Extension Center, restaurants, banks, and the main UCR campus
  • Offers three types of living arrangements: studio, single, or double
  • Open year-round
  • For adult students (age 18 or older) only

Homestay

  • Stay with an American family to practice English daily and learn about American life and customs
  • Fully-furnished room; double-occupancy
  • All meals and daily transportation (to/from school or school-related activities) included
  • Minimum age 14
  • No minimum stay

Experience California

Social & Cultural Activities

Make the most of your California experience!

Riverside has a friendly community and a centralized location. Travel an hour in any direction to explore Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs, and other famous destinations.

Fill your weekends with:

  • Unforgettable places, events, and cultural immersion activities
  • FREE social events to make professional connections
  • Optional trips at a special student rate

Before You Apply

You will be asked to create an account and you will need to provide a valid email address, mailing address and other personal information.

Collect any required documents so that you are prepared to upload them.

Supporting Documents:

  • Agency/embassy/partner university information. (Only required if you have one.)
  • Copy of your passport photo page.
  • Statement of Financial Support Form. (Only if your program requires an F-1 (student) visa)
  • Financial statement from the Bank, in English. (Only if your program requires an F-1 (student) visa)
  • If you are applying as an F-1 transfer student from another U.S. institution, you must submit copies of your current I-20 form, I-94 form, and F-1 visa. If you are accepted, your acceptance letter will provide further instructions on completing your transfer.
  • If you are under 18 years old, have your parents complete the parental release form.

Note: Some programs require additional documentation.

“Enrich your life and transform your future by studying in the heart of Southern California. Employers all over the world recognize the University of California as the gold standard in academics. Experience YOUR California dream at sunny UCR - your place to shine.”

Dr. Jean-Bernard Adrey

Associate Dean, International Education, UCR Extension Professional Studies

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

The International Education Programs (IEP) at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), has been providing English as a Second Language (ESL), academic, and professional programs since 1975. Our ... Read More

The International Education Programs (IEP) at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), has been providing English as a Second Language (ESL), academic, and professional programs since 1975. Our curriculum is continually evaluated and updated to ensure the best U.S. learning experience. Every year, students graduate from our programs and continue into exciting international careers, and/or pursue further academic study. Read less