Business Administration (Taught) University of Birmingham

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. The student group consists of those studying the GDBA as a standalone qualification, as well as those undertaking both the first year of the MBA 24/21 month programmes, and the first year of the MSc 24 month programmes.

  • Qualification

    Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Edgbaston Campus

  • Start date

    September 2017

  • Duration

    12 months

Course details


Semester 1: financial accounting; quantitative management techniques; global business environment; cases in the global business environment; operations management; strategic purchasing and supply management.
Semester 2: managerial accounting; marketing concepts; cases in marketing; business policy and entrepreneurship; organisational behaviour; financial analysis for managers.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Association of MBAs

Entry requirements

A degree or diploma from an approved university, or equivalent qualification. Post-graduation work experience is desirable but not mandatory. English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band); TOEFL IBT 82 (19 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 19 in Writing); Pearson Academic Test of English 51 (in all 4 skills).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7,140 Year 1
International £15,210 Year 1
England £7,140 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,140 Year 1
Scotland £7,140 Year 1
Wales £7,140 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

Scholarships may be available to home and international students.