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Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management (SCQF Level 11)


* Equivalent level. See Qualifications Can Cross Boundaries for a comparison of the UK and European Qualifications Frameworks.

This qualification is SCQF credit-rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). See the SCQF website for the full list of SCQF credit-rated EduQual qualifications.

The SCQF is a partnership between the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), College Development Network, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and Universities Scotland.

The Diploma in Business Management (BM) is designed to meet the needs of senior/middle managers in the running of their businesses and to facilitate their progression to higher levels within their organisation.

Managers need to be aware of issues, able to analyse their potential outcomes and consequences and decide how to react. They do not have to be expert in all areas of business, but they need to possess a general awareness of what specialist facilities and services exist, and how they can assist in carrying out that role.

The programme includes contemporary topics with cutting-edge content, reflecting key issues within the 21st-century business environment as well as the latest developments in management research.

The programme has been produced to conform to the requirements of UK regulatory authorities and the relevant Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) subject benchmark statements.

Programme Specification

Diploma in Business and Management consists of the following five units:



Students completing the EduQual Diploma in Business Management (SCQF level 11) will be able to progress to the Masters stage of a university MBA (Master in Business Administration) programme.​

Holders of this qualification can join a variety of UK degree programmes at an advanced stage. Degree top-up programmes can be delivered in the UK, locally, or by-distance/online. Contact us at for more information.

Entry Requirements

  • Honours degree, normally at a minimum of lower second class (2:2), or an equivalent qualification, plus at least two years’ relevant work experience in managerial roles


  • A minimum of 5 years’ managerial work experience in Business Managerial roles and evidence of ability to study at postgraduate level


  • Applicants for whom English is not a first language will be expected to demonstrate a certified level of proficiency of at least IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 6 or above.


Face to Face Learning: 8 months

Online Learning: 6 months


Face to Face Learning: £6500

Online Learning: £5800

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