Business Administration

In conjunction with Heriot Watt Business School, Griffith College is proud to offer a part-time and online Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration.

Covering a range of topics, this Certificate offers both intellectual rigour and applied business experience. As a student, you are supported to expand your skills within your chosen industry, giving you the readiness to succeed in your business endeavours.

The programme consists of 3 modules with an option to progress to the Masters of Business Administration available to all graduates. Built on an ethos of flexibility, pursuing a Postgraduate Certificate with Griffith College will allow you to pursue your degree at your own pace while balancing work, families, and other commitments.

Why study Business Administration at Griffith College?
Our online Postgraduate Cert is available on a part-time basis and is fully available online. It has been designed for experienced professionals to grow their skills and prepare for new challenges and opportunities.

- A programme designed to fit your life. Work where and when you can, and take time off as you need.

- Students will gain an internationally recognised qualification from Edinburgh Business School, which has 43 Approved Learning

- Partners in over 30 countries worldwide.

- Study what interests you, with a choice of subjects

- Take only the modules you need to, with exemptions for a range of academic and professional qualifications.

Tuition also includes:
- Study Material Provided
- Prize-Winning Lecturers/Tutors
- Approved Learning Partner of Edinburgh Business School.
- Access to LIVE Streaming of courses (as per the lecturer part-time timetable)
- E-learning students can now experience classroom tuition without leaving their home or workplace.
- Students who cannot join the class as per the timetables can still view the recordings after that date.

Subjects taught

The Post Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is comprised of three modules from our MBA programme.

Below is the upcoming schedule of modules, students can choose between the modules delivered in Sememster 1 and 2 to complete the Post Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.

Semester 1: (September – December)
People, Work and Organisations
Delivering Successful Projects

Semester 2: (January – June)
Leadership Theory and Practice
Economics for Business
Elective (to be confirmed)

Semester 3: (September – December)
Strategic Marketing
Elective (to be confirmed)

Semester 4: (February – June)
Financial Decision Making
Developing and Executing Strategy

Select Three Modules
People, Work and Organisations
Delivering Successful Projects
Leadership Theory and Practice
Economics for Business
Strategic Marketing
Financial Decision Making
Developing and Executing Strategy

Entry requirements

Students should hold a first or second class honours Level 8 undergraduate qualification from a recognised higher education institution.

Students may also hold a combination of lower level qualifications (Level 6 or 7 or a Professional level qualification) along with relevant work experience.

Exemption from core courses may be granted on the basis of bachelor level and professional qualifications. Exemption from core and elective courses may be granted on the basis of postgraduate level qualifications and professional qualifications.

Application dates

How to Apply
Step 1: Fill out the online application form.

Step 2: Send a copy of prior qualifications by email.

Step 3: Our Admissions Team will endeavour to contact you within 3 working days if you are successful in gaining a place.


1 year Part-Time / Online / Blended Learning. Timetables are flexible and available on request.

Candidates attend classes two evenings per week from 6.30-9.30pm and two weekends from 9-5pm per term. All classes are streamed live and recorded. Students must also allot time outside the classroom for personal study, readings and individual research. We work with candidates to develop time management skills and best practice study.

Enrolment dates

We run 2 main intakes for this course commencing in Spring and Autumn. Due to the flexible nature of the programme, student intake may be available at other times.

February 2020
September 2020

Post Course Info

Successful completion of three courses, at least one of which must be a core course allows a student to be formally matriculated on to the MBA programme without an undergraduate degree.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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