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Overview Of The Postgraduate Certificate In Business Administration

The Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Southampton's Management School is a part-time programme that takes a minimum of one year to complete.

It provides an open entry route to the University of Southampton MBA for managers who do not have a first degree, or wish to undertake a postgraduate course in management without initially committing to the complete MBA programme.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration is usually completed within 12-18 months. The programme consists of six modules, which it shares with the MBA - four of these modules are core modules and two are optional.

Teaching on this Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration takes place from late September to June, and, depending on how long you take to complete the Certificate, study would involve about two to three days attendance at the University per month on average.

Subject to a sufficient level of performance on the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration you can transfer onto the MBA programme. Students not wishing to continue will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration.

Attendance on the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration programme is with the part-time MBA cohort, which enables you to join in with MBA group discussions and benefit from their previous experiences. This also enables a smoother transition onto the MBA after the completion of your Postgraduate Certificate, if that is your objective.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration is led by Edgar Meyer, who has been with the University of Southampton since the year 2000, first whilst undertaking his PhD and since 2003 in a number of different roles across the organisation.

Southampton Management School has an excellent international reputation for the analytical study of management and business. Studying an MSc Management masters degree, or other postgraduate option, will introduce you to new concepts and knowledge, which can make all the difference in the job market.

All our degrees are taught by research-active academics who are also directly tackling business challenges outside the seminar room and put theory into practice every day.

The PGCert Business Administration course provides an open entry route to the University of Southampton MBA for managers who do not have a first degree, or wish to undertake a postgraduate course in management without initially committing to the complete MBA programme.