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PGCert Business Leadership

  • Study Mode: Flexible and Distributed Learning
  • Location: Distance Learning
  • Duration: 9 Months
  • Start Date: September 2022
Our Postgraduate Certificate in Business Leadership delivers business management and leadership teaching for tomorrow’s global business decision-makers; individuals and teams who face an environment of uncertainty, diversity and complexity.
This programme has been developed specifically for graduates from all disciplines who aspire to progress in their careers and succeed in leadership and management roles. Whether it’s marketing, project management, strategic leadership or talent management, this course will provide a strategic view of business.
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Application guide

For information on how you can boost your career-prospects and apply for our postgraduate courses, follow our application guide.

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Fees and Funding

There’s a range of ways you can secure funding for your course, including sponsorship, scholarships and loans. And if you recently graduated from BNU, you may be eligible for a fee discount.

Why study this subject?

You will learn to read and translate global uncertainties and disruptive factors and gain confidence in your ability to thrive in a business environment. Existing approaches to business management, international case studies, diverse scenarios and new business innovations will all be examined and critiqued.

Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?

Buckinghamshire New University offers flexible study, allowing you to study and work at the same time.  While you take charge of your own study and learning, we’ll provide excellent support from our expert tutors, both face-to-face and electronically, using our virtual learning environment.

Our teaching is centred around you. We show you how to apply your skills to your own situation, and teach in small groups to make sure you get the support you need.

We will make sure you gain skills that will make you stand out from the crowd, fuel your love of learning and give you professional business skills.

What will I study?

From marketing to project management, and strategic leadership to talent management, this course will provide a strategic view of business, also helping you develop skills in problem solving, creative thinking and developing empathy.

How will I be taught and assessed?

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including written assignments, presentations, case study analysis and contributing to online discussion forums.

Useful Information

PGCert Business Leadership Programme Specification

What are the course entry requirements?

Applicants to the PGCert Business Leadership will usually have obtained an Honours degree (or equivalent). You will also be required to provide evidence of any work experience that you have completed. Applicants for the course will also be interviewed, either in person or via Skype.

If your first language is not English or your language of instruction at undergraduate level was not English you will be required to demonstrate English proficiency at a score of IELTS level 6.5 (with no band lower than 5.5) or its equivalent.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.

Year 1 Modules

Marketing Strategy in an "Always-on" World

Leading, Managing and Developing Talent

Strategic Leadership

Project Management

How much does it cost

Home and EU

Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022

£2,750 per year


International, Academic Year 2021-2022

£2,750 per year

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:

0330 123 2023


What are my career prospects?

This programme will help you to get ahead in your chosen career as you learn the skills to succeed in business leadership.

On successful completion of this course you may choose to progress onto our International MBA programme.

Did you know?

We are one of the top 10 UK universities mostly likely to produce graduates who go on to own or manage a business (Capital on Tap, 2021), find out more about this excellent news.

Course leader

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Dr Dorin Festeu
  • Senior Lecturer
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