Postgraduate Certificate in Management

KEY FACTS
Qualification: Professional Development Programme
Duration: 12-weeks, 4 classes a week
Campus: London
Intake Dates*: February, May and September*
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Tuition Fees: £3,900
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A Postgraduate Certificate in Management offers students the most current and relevant topics in business today, delivered by a group of lecturers with extensive professional exposure in different areas of management. The course focuses on the importance of management as one of the most relevant elements in ensuring business success.

Career prospects:
This course will teach you how to become a better manager, opening up more senior positions for you.

Course Structure

You can pursue your own interests for career and business development by choosing from our growing portfolio of short courses. Your Postgraduate Certificate Programme should incorporate 4 courses from those listed below.

Entrepreneurship
International Business
Management and Leadership
Project Management
Strategic Business Management

Entrepreneurship

Overview
Starting your own business is a significant and potentially daunting project; however, if it is approached with the right combination of skills and knowledge, alongside an understanding of the entrepreneur’s craft, then it can be done, and done well. This programme provides aspiring entrepreneurs with a broad range of skills and the expertise needed to launch their own business with confidence. 

Programme focus
Product/service planning
Product/service launch
Sustainable growth

Key Benefits

  • Understand the drivers for setting up their own business
  • Identify target markets and evaluate competitors
  • Define and analyse appropriate performance metrics

Who is the module for?
This course is ideal for those who are interested in acquiring further knowledge about starting their own business, either because they want to understand if a career as an entrepreneur suits them, or because they have a number of entrepreneurial ideas but are unsure about how to implement them.

International Business

Overview
Develop an advanced understanding of international business and the ways in which global organisations operate. You will study the impact of cultural differences on business and the strategies organisations can use to enter new markets. The course also explores the effects of globalisation on business, as well as the challenges and opportunities it presents.

Programme focus
International Business
Globalisation
Cross Cultural Management

Key Benefits:

  • Better understand the impact of cultural differences on business operations
  • Assess markets in different countries for investment and growth opportunities
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of different marketing strategies and the ethical issues facing global companies
  • Gain an overview of how governments influence international business activities

Who is the module for?
This course is designed to help students build a critical analysis of the elements necessary to develop international business. It will make you aware how to work within different cultures and develop an understanding of building a business across borders.

Management and Leadership

Overview
Learn how to drive organisations forward through effective leadership. In today’s economy, management and leadership skills are essential for business success. This course teaches you how to manage organisations and empower people, as well as introduce and oversee periods of change.

Programme focus
Strategic Management
Leadership
Change Management

Key benefits:

  • Better gauge the importance of effective leadership and the challenges associated with leadership in a business context
  • Understand executive processes and different change methodologies
  • Get a strategic overview of change management and implementation

Who is the module for?
This course is designed to give students the practical skills required to manage people effectively. You will benefit from developing your knowledge in the latest managerial trends. It is ideal for those already in management positions who wish to enhance their skills as well as new or aspiring managers.

Project Management

Overview
This course equips you with the tools you need to deliver projects within a specified time and budget. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the strategic elements, aims, objectives and budget limitations of projects. The course also examines the role of the project team and manager.

Programme focus
Project Planning
Project Management
Project Implementation

Key Benefits:

  • Understand the key elements of a project, including planning, analysis, sequencing and scheduling
  • Gain a critical overview of change management, the project lifecycle and the project team
  • Better understand how to implement the goals of a project using project tools and techniques, risk analysis and management

Who is the module for?
This course is ideal if you are looking to develop new project management skills, or top up your knowledge in order to move your career forward. It gives you a solid grounding in project management by covering the key theoretical and practical elements.

Strategic Business Management

Overview
This course develops your strategic thinking and management skills. Learn how to identify threats and opportunities within organisations and across industries, and develop coherent strategies. You will also develop the mind-set to help organisations achieve growth and a sustainable competitive advantage.

Programme focus
Business Analysis
Competitive Strategy
Strategic Management

Key Benefits:

  • Recognise the importance of strategic processes applied within organisations
  • Perform analysis across a range of organisations, industries and problem areas
  • Devise and implement corporate-level business strategies

Who is the module for?
This course is valuable if you want a strong foundation in strategy. It develops your practical skills and provides the latest theory in business and strategy. It is ideal if you are taking on a new management role and want to become an effective business leader.

Entry Requirements
Individual Short Courses
Important Information, Terms & Conditions

*This course is planned to run in February. However, it is subject to student demand. Our Executive Education portfolio is only available for LSBF Executive Education continuing students and EU/UK residents. For more information, speak to one of our advisors on: +44 (0) 20 7823 2303.

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