Postgraduate Certificate in Management
Postgraduate Certificate in Management
Postgraduate Certificate in Management

Iñigo Martinez Gil

Mexico
Postgraduate Certificate in Finance and Management,
Advent International

"I had no previous financial background, but this course gave me the knowledge I needed to pursue a career in finance."

Postgraduate Certificate in Management

KEY FACTS
Qualification: Professional Development Programme
Duration: 12-weeks, 4 classes a week
Campus: London
Intake Dates: September
February
May
Tuition Fees: £3,500 UK/EU applicants
£3,900 Overseas applicants
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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.

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.

Strategic Business Management
Management and Leadership
Marketing Strategies and Operations
Project Management
International Business
Accounting for Performance and Control

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.

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.

Marketing Strategies and Operations

Overview
This course provides an introduction to the purpose, processes and methodologies of marketing management at strategic and operational levels. You will explore campaign planning, as well as the strategic, operational and tactical issues that affect its on-going success. You will also learn how to put traditional and digital marketing techniques into practice.

Programme focus
Marketing Management
Marketing Communications
Marketing Strategy

Key Benefits

  • Apply traditional and digital marketing techniques
  • Better understand macro and micro environmental factors that affect marketing and business
  • Better perform market research
  • Understand the different technicalities between B2B and B2C buyers
  • Segment, target and position products after performing marketing audits and creating executable plans

Who is the module for?
This module is aimed for individuals who wish to develop their marketing skills. It covers the essential elements in order to market products and services effectively from both a strategic and operational angle.

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.

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.

Accounting for Performance and Control

Overview
This module covers the key techniques, methods and terms used in cost management and managerial accounting. You will look at the importance of budgetary planning and control, forecasting using quantitative methods, and the principles of full cost accounting. As a result of all this, you will develop the expertise required to make sound business decisions.

Programme focus
Managerial accounting
Budgetary planning and forecasting methods
Cost-structure analysis and profit calculation

Key Benefits:

  • Understand the role management accounting plays in decision making within an organisation
  • Prepare budgets and other budgetary control statements
  • Make well-informed decisions on pricing, cost control, and cost reduction
  • Calculate and analyse variances and their possible causes

Who is the module for?
This course is ideal if you need to develop new knowledge and skills in the managerial accounting field, whether you are taking your career in a new direction, or starting in a new role.

Additional 'Skills' Courses

As well as the above, students are able to take complementary courses to the Postgraduate Certificate Programme.

Digital Marketing and New Media
(Complementary to Marketing Strategies and Operations)

Digital Marketing and New Media

Overview
The course helps you develop the skills to use new age media and digital tools to implement marketing strategies. Through practical assessments and a hands-on approach, it equips you with the skills required for marketing in the 21st century.

Programme focus
New age media
Digital marketing channels
The “digimarketing” model

Key Benefits

  • Identify and appraise changes in marketing brought about by digital marketing, as well as analyse their effects and marketing strategies.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of new age and digital marketing tools, and discuss the means of deploying these tools.
  • Identify new age and digital marketing tools, as well as design digital and new age marketing campaigns using these tools.
  • Gain knowledge of companies that have successfully implemented e-marketing strategies.

Who is the module for?
This course is ideal for those who need to develop practical skills and know-how in relation to ‘new media’ online, and assess how these channels can better fit into a wider marketing campaign.

Entry Requirements
Individual Short Courses

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