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Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) programme is aimed at executives with adequate working experience in a position of responsibility for career development and personal advancement as well as the opportunity to further continue their studies and gain an MBA degree.  The programme is also suitable for those who hold a degree in different areas (for example, humanities, social sciences etc.) and are interested in pursuing a career in the area of management and be competitive in the job market both nationally and internationally.

Post Diploma in BA

Programme Objectives

The course is designed to build the following:

  • Strategic knowledge and reasoning in the functional areas of business and the ability to identify and evaluate the relationships between them

  • Business skills, both academic and practical, which will enable students to perform effectively in a variety of managerial roles

  • Enhanced personal development

  • Communication, critical thinking and interpersonal skills

  • An international and strategic perspective on the functional and operational areas of business of business activity

  • Analytical, critical and research skills to support the development of corporate strategy

  • A critical understanding of the tools and frameworks used in modelling and systems thinking


BUS551 Strategic Human Resource Management
BUS552 International Management
BUS553 Strategic Marketing
BUS554 Finance & Strategy
BUS555 Advanced Business Strategy
BUS557 Research Methods
BUS560 International Logistics Systems, Operations & Management
BUS562 Decision Analysis


Graduates of IBA qualifications are eligible to claim the maximum allowance of Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) for the comparable Qualifi qualifications.  As a top recognised UK awarding organisation, regulated by Ofqual, Qualifi is able to give assurances to employers, centres and learners of consistent, rigorous, quality standards and valid, valued learning. Qualifi is UK’s most international awarding body.

ACC402 Financial Accounting I

  1. Graduates from IBA’s Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration are eligible apply MBA (top up) from Anglia Ruskin University, UK via Chesnut Education Group, UK.

  2. Graduates from IBA’s Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration are eligible apply MBA (top up) from University of Sunderland in Hong Kong.

  3. Graduates of IBA’s Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration are eligible apply Master of Business Administration from Southern Cross University, Australia (1207290 with advanced standing (page 182) up to 8 units (out of 16 units)

ACC403 Financial Accounting II

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