Postgraduate Diploma in Business

Provided by London School of Business & Finance


Awarded by London School Of Business And Finance (LSBF)

Course introduction


The Postgraduate Diplomain Business Studies aims to provide students with:

  • The eligibility to progress into the UCW’s MBA programme.
  • An understanding of basic theories and concepts of the subject area, and the ability to communicate these accurately to a range of peers.
  • Gain skills that can be used in a wide range of situations and contexts.
Whilst the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Studies may be a first step towards obtaining the UCW’s MBA, holders of the Postgraduate Diploma will be equipped to enter employment successfully in today’s competitive business landscape.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Business should be able to understand and apply, within the employment context, theories and concepts from 3 management areas:

  • Economics
  • Business
  • Business Statistics
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:
  • Have a foundation for understanding contemporary business issues;
  • Describe the concepts in management;
  • Develop skills to analyse real world business issues;
  • Demonstrate enhanced capability in analytical, diagnostic, investigative and writing skills.

Area of Studies

Business and Academic Writing
Students will learn to compose written documents and presentations that will help them succeed in MBA coursework and the workplace. Students will learn to analyse context and audience, to determine purpose and message content, and to integrate effective visual design and media in order to create written workplace communication that can be received, understood, used and retrieved efficiently, quickly, and accurately. Coursework will include the research and writing of correspondence, reports, proposals, project plans, social and digital media communications, and technical descriptions as well as the preparation and performance of oral presentations for use in the workplace as well as the classroom.

Quantitative Skills for Business
Students beginning MBA studies often require an introduction or re-introduction to basic quantitative skills (e.g. basic algebra, statistics) that are important to core MBA courses like accounting, economics, finance, operations and project management. Topics include the basic tools and techniques for understanding and utilizing quantitative information for business decision-making.

Business Fundamentals
This course examines different forms of business organization along with an overview of the typical business functions of production, marketing, human resource management, accounting and finance. Students will explore organizational structures; different operational management opportunities; business processes; how businesses are financed; business and risk; corporate responsibilities to shareholders and employees; and business law.

Economics from a Business Perspective
This course introduces students to the fundamental economic principles and their application. The first part of the course covers micro-economics topics such as: 1) Opportunity costs and the gains from trade, 2) The elements of supply, demand, and elasticity, 3) Price regulation and taxes, 4) Consumption, production and costs, 5) Pricing and market structure, 6) Government policy in market economy, 7) International economics. The second part addresses macroeconomics issues that include: 1) Economic growth, savings, investment and financial system, 2) Money, banking and prices, and 3) Macroeconomic fluctuations and stabilization.

Entry Requirements

Minimum Age:
21 years or above

Minimum Academic Entry Requirement:
Local and International students MUST have

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline 
Minimum English Language Entry Requirement:
Both local and international students MUST fulfil the minimum English language entry requirement of one of the following.
  • Achieved grade C6 or better in English language in GCE O level;
  • Completed LSBF Preparatory Course in English Advanced Level;
  • IELTS 6.5;
Students with non-standard entry requirements will be assessed on a case by case basis subject to approval of the Academic Board.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration


Lecture, Tutorial, Case Study, Class Discussion, Group Work Project, Presentation, Computer Exercises


Full Time Classes:

6 Months
42 hrs/module
(Mon - Fri) 3hrs per day x 14 lessons per module

Part Time Classes:

6 Months
36 hrs/module
2 modules per semester @ 12 lessons per module
3 hrs per lesson x 2 lessons per week


Full Time & Part Time Classes: January, April, July, October

Fees & Funding

Please enquire below for course fees and financial grants: