The University of Wolverhampton

PGCertPostgraduate Certificate Management Studies

Why choose this course?

The Postgraduate Certificate in Management Studies offers you the opportunity to gain an understanding of contemporary business and practical day to day management issues facing organisations both nationally and internationally.

This course is designed to develop your knowledge of key business functions and their relationship with the wider strategic and international environment.

What happens on the course?

You will study three of the following modules subject to availablity and mode of study

Managing Human Resources
This module explores and analyses the human resource management (HRM) role in organisations particularly the link with how people are managed at work. It will consider HRM and organisational performance as well as contemporary management issues such as leadership, people development, diversity and downsizing.

Operations Management
A broad range of operations management problems that managers face in modern business will be considered and tools, techniques and contemporary knowledge for dealing with these will be explored. Project management skills will be developed in an international and global context.

Marketing Management
This module will help you understand the importance of the organisational environment and the impact this has for analysis, planning and control in a marketing management context. You will develop the skills set required in order to be an enterprising and creative marketer.

Accounting and Financial Management
You will gain the knowledge and skills to analyse and question financial information and financial decision-making. Through a thorough analysis of financial statements, organisational investment decisions and decision making you will be exposed to the essential elements of organisational finances.

Leading Transformation and Change
This module challenges managers and aspiring managers to consider the practical issues associated with effective change leadership from a range of different conceptual perspectives in order that they are better equipped to deal with these issues within the work place.

Strategic Management
The focus here will be on how to analyse, plan and implement successful strategies for organisations operating in a national and/or international context.

Why Wolverhampton?

The course has high quality blended learning support and has access to excellent learning facilities. Students will be able to use prior experience and certificated learning to gain credits against the programme. It also provides a good foundation for further study on a range of business and management courses, such as Diploma in Management Studies, MBA, and MA Management

Career path

The Certificate in Management Studies will enhance your career prospects in a number of managerial and operational roles across a wide range of international business sectors. The Certificate in Management Studies will provide the basis for further study in a range of professional subject areas such as accounting, marketing and human resources as well as further academic study such as a DMS or MBA.


What skills will you gain?

At the end of the course you will be able to

1. Critically analyse the use of some of the key functional areas such as marketing, HR, finance, accounting and operations management in support of wider organisational activity.

2. Critically evaluate the relationship between the organisation and its environment

3. Critically analyse contemporary issues, challenges and problems relating to business and management that impact on business and management at functional, strategic and sector levels.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the Certificate are:

  • The applicant will have normally occupied a position of management responsibility for a minimum of two years within an organisation;
  • A first or second class undergraduate honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above;
  • A reference from a tutor who has supervised the applicant’s undergraduate studies and/or employer;
  • If English is not the applicant’s first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 or above or evidence of English proficiency equivalent to the above is required.
  • Students may apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL) subject to the guidelines set out in the UWBS APL Handbook. APL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning.

Applications are also welcome from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above. In such cases, admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award.

Course fees and finance

2016/7 Home/EU International
Part time £3,267

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2016/7. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

2015/6 Home/EU International
Part time £3,187

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2015/6. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

Postgraduate Loans: A new system of loans for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England is being introduced from September 2016. For more information and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number [4413]. A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay

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Fees at Partner Colleges are not yet available.

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