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Professional Certificate in Management: Standard pathway

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This OU certificate is made up of 70 credits.

What you will study

Stage 1

You’ll study two 30-credit modules* Managing 1: organisations and people (B628)undergraduate.qualification.pathways.S01-1,module,B628,,1 and Managing 2: marketing and finance (B629)undergraduate.qualification.pathways.S01-1,module,B629,,1, and the 10-credit residential and examination module Managing 3: the integration challenge (B690)undergraduate.qualification.pathways.S01-1,module,B690,,1.

The first module uses activities and problem-solving to take you through core topics in organisational behaviour and human resource management, focusing on your own work situations and practices. The second covers topics in marketing and finance, again using activities and problem-solving with a focus on your own role.

The final module consolidates the key learning points from the first two; giving you the opportunity to practice management techniques; and develops your ability to understand and tackle complex management problems.

This certificate has been designed so that it can be completed in one year and allow professionals with relevant work experience to join the MBA programme.

* B628 and B629 involve some face-to-face tuition. Online versions are also available (BZX628 and BZX629).

Modules quoted in qualification descriptions are those that are currently available for study. As the structure of our qualifications is reviewed on a regular basis, the University is unable to guarantee that the same selection of modules will continue to be available in future years.

How long it takes

Typically it takes one year part-time study to complete this qualification, but you can take up to four years.


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