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Up to 1.5 years full-time

Up to 3 years part-time

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Please see Entry Requirements below.

The overall aim of the overarching PgD in Business Administration is to develop the analytical and strategic management skills of the students using concepts derived from a wide range of academic disciplines thus enabling them to respond creatively and effectively to the challenges of the local and global business environment.


This PgD Business Administration will allow you to engage in part of the Suffolk Executive MBA (SEMBA) whilst also allow organisations to engage as a more cost effective CPD offering. Undertaking this qualification demonstrates determination to succeed in your chosen career and achieve your potential. With its distinctive nature the course aims to develop analytical and strategic management skills using concepts derived from a wide range of academic disciplines. With its flexible and practical nature, the PgD Business Administration is designed to fit in with existing career commitments, offering flexibility for managers and senior leaders across several different industries and sectors who are wanting to boost their career prospects whilst continuing to work.

By offering an initial 120-credit option it allows students / organisations an opportunity to have a more in-depth understanding of how the Suffolk Executive MBA will begin to enhance a participant’s ability to think critically. Whilst not being confined to which modules studied (which make up 120 credits) students are able to obtain their PgD Business Administration.

Students will be involved in live management issues through various projects and assessments, developing leadership and management skills, and undertaking both group-based and individual work. The blended approach to the PgD Business Administration teaching combines a multitude of different traditional classroom learning supported by additional forms of online learning and a Postgraduate Workshop Series. The Postgraduate Workshop Series aims to address a wide range of current management issues and offers an opportunity to discuss these themes with academics and practitioners.

At the University of Suffolk, we actively encourage students to fundamentally question generally accepted management and leadership understanding by drawing upon the full range of social scientific knowledge. Not only does this develop a greater awareness of the complex nature of organisations and their functions, but it develops the transferable skills of evaluation and analysis required of senior management. This enables students to respond creatively and effectively to the challenges presented by a global business environment, and to broaden the range of management responsibilities they undertake.

Course modules

Students will pick 120 credits (after discussion with course leader) from the Suffolk Executive Waterfront MBA, comprising modules at level 7. Module Specifications for each of these modules is included within the course handbook, available to students on-line at the beginning of each academic year.

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Finance for Non-Finance Leaders (20 credits)
Managing in a Changing Environment (20 credits)
Using Data in Decision Making (20 credits)
Marketing, Branding and Strategy (30 credits)
Health and Care Integration: Policy, Systems, Practice and Leadership (30 credits)
Leadership & Organisational Behaviour (30 credits)

Fees and finance


  • UK part-time tuition fee: £1,530 per 20 credits (please contact the Student Centre for further information).

Further Information

At the University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.


Entry requirements

Facilities and Resources

Students will have access to all student facilities and resources at the University.