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Course summary

Develop the business management and leadership skills needed to progress to the next stage of your career, learn how to navigate the challenges of an ever-changing business landscape and become a future business decision maker. Our industry experienced academics have developed this programme to support graduates and professionals who are looking to gain a more rounded and in-depth knowledge into all aspects of business including, marketing, project management, strategic leadership and talent management. Why study this subject? A Postgraduate Certificate in Business Leadership is perfect qualification for a graduate or early career professional looking to gain more insight into senior roles, responsibilities and business strategy. Studying a postgraduate certificate is also a useful way to find out if you want to go on to study a Master in Business Administration (MBA) in the future. This programme gives you the opportunity to learn to read and translate global uncertainties and disruptive factors. Working with lecturers and other students you will build up your understanding of business management, international case studies, diverse scenarios and new business innovations. The Postgraduate Certificate focuses on preparing tomorrow’s aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders to actively engage with and navigate the continuingly changing and often disruptive factors within the global marketplace. Our programme has been specifically designed by our industry experienced lecturers to reflect the ins and outs of business and allow you to gather the business function and operations knowledge needed to succeed in the workplace. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? Once you join Buckinghamshire New University you become part of our vibrant and diverse community. We're dedicated and focused on ensuring you receive the best possible experience whilst studying with us. We know that everyone is different and our high lecturer to student ratio ensures that you are treated as an individual and will receive continual and first-hand support throughout your Postgraduate Certification. We simply want to support you with building upon the experience you have gained in industry and expand your abilities so you can graduate with the relevant knowledge to take the next step in your career. Staying up to date with latest industry trends and information is important part of our course. Our academics have a range of experience in the business sector and retain strong links to industry, providing you with the perfect chance to develop key skills, such as leadership, resilience and management. BNU is all about you, our teaching is focused on what you need. We show you how to apply your skills to your own situation, make sure you gain skills that will make you stand out from the crowd, fuel your love of learning and give you professional business skills. What will I study? We know that taking the next step in your career is can be an exciting but daunting prospect, studying a postgraduate qualification can be the perfect way to learn the vital knowledge and skills needed to advance whilst having the support of an industry experienced academic to help you put your ideas into action. From developing talent to marketing strategy, and strategic leadership to project management, by the end of the programme you will have developed a strategic, integrated and holistic perspective on organisations and leadership. You will be confident in your capabilities and be prepared for career advancement. How will I be taught and assessed? At Buckinghamshire New University we like to foster an interactive and student-focused teaching style where we blend lectures, workshops, recorded talks, independent study and coursework to enhance the learning experience. We set a variety of assessments across the programme; these include:

  • written assignments
  • presentations
  • case study analysis
  • contributing to online discussion forums.


Modules: Marketing strategy in an "always-on" world; leading, managing and developing talent; strategic leadership; project management.

Assessment method

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including written assignments, presentations, case study analysis and contributing to online discussion forums.

How to apply

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Applicants to the PGCert Business Leadership will usually have obtained an Honours degree (or equivalent). You will also be required to provide evidence of any work experience that you have completed. Applicants for the course will also be interviewed, either in person or via Skype. If your first language is not English or your language of instruction at undergraduate level was not English you will be required to demonstrate English proficiency at a score of IELTS level 6.5 (with no band lower than 5.5) or its equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

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Business Leadership at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS