Graduate Certificate in Business
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Response to Covid-19: As a result of Covid-19 and social distancing requirements, we are intending to teach this course using a mix of on-campus and online teaching. For students unable to travel due to travel restrictions in place in their country, students will be able to start online and join us when travel to London is possible. More information about our response to Covid-19 and FAQs are available here.
If you do not currently meet the entry requirements to study one of our Masters programmes, the Graduate Certificate in Business is designed to build your knowledge and skills to bridge this gap. Upon successfully completing the course and subject to specific requirements, you will be able to join one of our range of Masters programmes with a detailed understanding of how business works.
The Graduate Certificate in Business consists of 2 modules that will prepare you for the transition into our Masters programmes. These modules are designed to build your skills, knowledge and the confidence needed to study successfully at a postgraduate level.
You can expect to participate in highly interactive lectures and seminars to help you understand how to apply the theory into practice and we use a range of materials and case studies to support your learning throughout the course.
Throughout the course you will be expected to attend and engage in lectures, seminars and workshops, totalling an average of 10 hours per week. You will also be expected to engage in independent study involving directed and self-directed learning, around 33 hours per week.
Assessments take place through a mix of assignments, exams and a presentation.
Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course with tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal and electronic reading lists that will guide your preparation for seminars and independent research.
Studying the Graduate Certificate at our London Campus is the ideal preparation for studying one of our MSc programmes.
Upon successful completion with a 50% pass rate, and subject to specific entry requirements, you can go on to study the following postgraduate degrees at our London Campus:
For those hoping to experience student life in another of the UK’s cities, subject to meeting specific entry requirements, you will also be able to progress on to courses at our main campus in Newcastle. Examples of courses that you could progress on to include:
Meet your Programme Leader, Modjeh Mehrganrad .
Applicants should have the following:
Please visit our entry requirements page for country-specific qualifications.
Students require IELTS 6.5 with no single element below 5.5 or equivalent.
If you have IELTS 5.5 – 6.0, you may be eligible to join our Pre-Sessional English before starting this programme.
All modules are core.
This module covers areas such as enhancing academic writing skills, learning styles, working in teams, developing critical thinking skills, understanding research and how to make effective use out of journal articles.
All of these areas are considered in the specific context of business and management to allow students to enhance their knowledge in this area, develop their vocabulary and understand how to apply theory to practice.
Students will be introduced to the complexities of the business environment and the various approaches to strategic management that can be used by firms to compete and survive in an international and dynamic environment.
This module covers a wide range of areas including; the strategic position of the organisation, evaluating financial data and organisational reports, critically analysing business models, logistics, leadership, business ethics, marketing, managing strategic change and evaluating organisational performance.
Please note that your tuition fees do not include the cost of course books that you may choose to purchase, stationery, printing and photocopying, accommodation, living expenses, travel or any other extracurricular activities. As a Northumbria University London Campus student, you will have full access to our online digital library with over 400,000 e-books and 50,000 electronic journals.
The modules you will study do not require you to purchase additional textbooks.
Your tuition fees cover far more than your time in class with our expert academics, it covers the cost of providing you with excellent services and student experience.
If you choose to progress on to one of our Masters programmes upon successful completion of your Graduate Certificate, you may be eligible for one of our scholarships, bursaries, or payment plans.
Enquire now to find out more information about the course, studying with us, the application process, and to ask any other questions you may have.
Once you’re ready to apply, you can apply online to study the Graduate Certificate. This method allows you to upload your supporting documents at the time of application and automatically receive your student application number. Please note: when applying to study on the Graduate Certificate you will need to indicate which course you intend to progress on to once you have completed the programme.
We strongly recommend that you submit your application as early as possible to allow you to complete all of the preparations needed to study your course. After receiving an offer it can take time to arrange your finances and apply for your visa (if required) and it is important that you arrive in good time to enrol onto your course. Please refer to the Dates and Fees page.
If you are unable to apply online, then you can download a PDF application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For us to assess your application in a timely manner, it is important that you provide us with the following documents:
You can check more information on how to apply here, including guidelines for the application forms.
UK/Home Fee: £3,495
International Fee: £6,750 (20/21)
Minimum of a third class pass or ordinary degree from a UK university or equivalent
IELTS 6.5 with no single element below 5.5 or equivalent
Coursework and exams
January, May, SeptemberNext application deadline