The Phase 1 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration – PGDBA

The PGDBA is the advanced study of organisations, their management and the changing external context in which they operate. The eight modules of the programme will equip you for a career in business and management by developing your skills to a level that enables you to assume senior managerial and leadership positions

Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or
  • Professional qualification equivalent to a degree + 2 years’ work experience, or
  • Mature candidates: with diplomas = 6+ years and without diplomas = 8+ years of relevant work experience with two and three years managerial/supervisory time respectively

PGDBA learning outcomes

On completion of this programme, you will:

  • Have critical understanding of management theories, current issues of management, the development of conceptual frameworks to guide their application within organisations
  • Acquire a strong foundation in key functional areas of business management to enable them to succeed as effective managers/leaders in an increasingly complex and dynamic environment

Acquire and use a range of concepts, tools and techniques for problem solving and decision-making for analyzing complex and inter-related business scenarios

  • Be able to apply independent research and critical skills enabling the investigation and evaluation of valid and relevant management issues and practices
  • Have initiative, insight, attitudes of responsibility and ethical leadership in the development of the strategic management agenda in the organization you work in or are expected to work in.

The PGDBA Modules table

Learning Outcomes:

Ability to critically evaluate the informational content of financial and accounting reports and their use as a tool for appraising corporate performance.

Develop an understanding of financial planning tools and techniques and the contribution they make to the achievement of an organisation’s core objectives.

Be able to evaluate the results of financial models used for long term decision making.

Have confidence in using financial terms and language necessary for effective senior management.

Learning Outcomes :

Acquire a firm understanding of the frameworks and concepts of marketing management; and

Acquire the skills to carry out a full situation analysis and use the findings to develop objectives, formulate strategy and develop appropriate marketing plans

Learning Outcomes :

Critical evaluation of the operations management philosophies of “push” and “pull”.

Examination of the practicality of the philosophies of flexibility and agility currently being explored by many large organisations around the world.

Development of thinking regarding the manner by which organisations can gain competitive advantage from managing their operations in an innovative and strategic way.

Learning Outcomes :

Have an awareness of, and become familiar with, academic theories, frameworks, managerial models and techniques that contribute to business strategic planning and management; and

Be able to critically evaluate and apply appropriate strategic models and techniques which may be relevant when considering Candidates’ own organisations’ or industry strategic development

Learning Outcomes :

Develop a critical understanding of current and emerging practices in the managing of human capital in organizations; and

Enhance your abilities to increase the contribution of human capital management to long-term corporate success, whatever the specific nature of their managerial role and the industry you are in.

Learning Outcomes :

Have the financial tools needed to make good business decisions with an emphasis on linking corporate finance to other aspects of corporate strategy

Learning Outcomes :

Encouraging and developing your knowledge, understanding and skills for strategic leadership of change. Know the challenges faced by managers/leaders in seeking to lead through the use of strategic management, the development of managers and employees for major strategic change, and the development of a high-level organisational capacity for innovation and learning

Learning Outcomes :

This module introduces you to the concepts and skills of project management with the following aims:

To examine critically the selective application of specific knowledge to project management and other knowledge to the planning and execution of projects; and

To develop additional skills in the application of project management theory and techniques.

Your Qualification

The Award: Executive Masters in Leadership, Strategy and Innovation
Institution: Murdoch University, Western Australia
Interim Award: Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
Institution: London Examinations Board and TQUK
Duration: 12 to 15 months