Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration, by distance learning

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

October 2021

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Total Course Fee

USD 8,570

Course Accredited By


  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Certificate
The Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration allows you to take the first steps in pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme whilst keeping your future study options open. It is ideal if you are unable to commit to undertaking the MBA in one go.
  • Studying online with recorded lectures and live seminars means you can study anytime and anywhere. You can supplement your studies with face-to-face learning at our residential workshops and the annual Leicester Masterclass, held at Brookfield, our new £16 million School of Business campus.
  • You will be taught by academic staff who combine teaching and research and who bring the latest knowledge and skills to their teaching. Studying in small groups allows extensive opportunities for teamwork and building your professional networks with tutors and international business leaders.
  • The programme takes 12 months to complete and consists of three modules. You will start with a three-week induction into your studies before moving on to focus on people management, leadership and developing your 'soft skills'. In module two you will combine the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, marketing and operations so you can familiarise yourself with the process of product and service development, from inception to execution. Your Learning and Professional Development Portfolio runs across each module. In your portfolio you will collect evidence of your knowledge and skill development on the programme. You will evidence this through reflective exercises undertake in your modules and is an excellent wat to demonstrate your achievements to current or prospective employers.
  • Flexible, distance learning study allows you to continue to work whilst gaining a valuable qualification and offers a great return on investment. Your team and company will benefit from your newly gained knowledge and skills and you can apply real-world situations and problems to your assignments, given you the opportunity to look at topics relevant to your work and professional career aspirations.
  • Upon successful completion of your Postgraduate Certificate you can progress onto the Leicester Global MBA Programme.

Please note due to the current situation the Leicester Masterclass 2021 will be an online event.

Enrollment Cycles

  • October 2021
  • April 2022

Entry requirements

You will need to have at least one of the following academic or professional qualifications:

  • First or second class honours degree from a UK university
  • Equivalent degree from a non-UK university or academic institution
  • Postgraduate degree or diploma from a recognised institution
  • Equivalent graduate level professional qualification, such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Chartered Certified Accountant qualification or Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Professional Qualification.
  • You will also need a minimum of three years' appropriate and relevant postgraduate work experience (defined as having worked in a supervisory, managerial or professional role). 
  • All unconditional offer holders will have the opportunity to benefit from a 20 minute online welcome conversation with the Leicester Global MBA Deputy Director before starting their studies.


  • Your application must include a signed and dated reference (or contact details for someone who will provide a reference). Your referee could be a manager, supervisor, mentor or work colleague. They should be able to confirm your professional or managerial work experience and your suitability for this degree.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.


  • Managing and Developing People and Organisations
  • Managing Value Creation Processes from Idea to Market
  • Learning and Professional Development Portfolio
  • UK and EU Students 
  • This is the total course fee for the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration. 
  • Starting in October 2021 or April 2022 PG 
  • Cert: £6,210 

Additional costs 

  • Your course fee includes residential workshops, exams and study materials. 
  • There is a separate charge for the Leicester Masterclass. 
  • The fee does not include travel to, or accommodation at, residential workshops or the Leicester Masterclass. Scholarships and funding 
  • Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? 
  • Find out if you’re eligible.

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