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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


MGT512   Managing People in Organisations
MGT514   Strategic Marketing and Planning
AFM518   Financial Management Strategy
AFM511   Corporate Strategy
MGT522   Research Methods for Business
BUS567    Leadership Management


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


Graduates from IBA’s Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration are eligible apply MBA (top up) from:

1) Anglia Ruskin University, UK.

2) University of Bolton, UK.

3) University of Central Lancashire, UK.

4) Wrexham Glyndwr University, UK

ACC403 Financial Accounting II

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