Graduate Diploma in Management | BMS

Graduate Diploma in Management

The Graduate Diploma in Management (GDM) programme provides an analytical and rigorous management education which will enable candidates to acquire key knowledge and skills required for effective first and middle-level management.

Course Details

  • ◈ Duration:One academic year
  • ◈ Lectures: Saturday/Sunday
  • ◈ Progression:Entry to Degree Final Year or Masters (in Sri Lanka or UK)
  • ◈ Academic Year: 2024

Intakes

  • March
  • July
  • November

Entry Requirements

  • A Diploma from a recognised institution with a minimum of 2 years’ work experience and be above 23 years of age.

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Programme Aims & Objectives

  • The aim of the Graduate Diploma is to enable and encourage candidates to apply learning at work on operational to strategic issues, and to take actions using new skills and competencies.
Module Module Code Study Hours Credits    Assessment
Leadership Management in a Digital Economy GDM 601 200 20 Open - book Exam & Individual Assignment
Human Resource Management GDM 602 200 20 Open - book Exam & Individual Digital Poster Presentation
Marketing and Digital Strategy GDM 603 200 20 Group Presentation & Individual Assignment
Financial Principles and Techniques GDM 604 200 20 Assignment & Close Book Exam
Research Methods for Managers GDM 605 100 20 Project Proposal
Research Project GDM 606 300 20 Professional Project

Leadership Management in a Digital Economy

  1. ◈ The importance of management theory
  2. ◈ Managing in a global environment
  3. ◈ Managerial ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  4. ◈ Strategic and operational planning
  5. ◈ Fundamentals of organising
  6. ◈ Leadership in organisations
  7. ◈ Importance of control

Human Resource Management

  1. ◈ Structure, People, and Organisations
  2. ◈ Organisational culture
  3. ◈ Power and control
  4. ◈ Motivation
  5. ◈ Groups and team work
  6. ◈ Human Resource Management (HRM)

Financial Principles and Techniques

  1. ◈ Corporate financial structure and regulatory framework
  2. ◈ The environment of accounting
  3. ◈ Accounting framework
  4. ◈ key financial statements
  5. ◈ Working capital and cash flow statements, management accounting information and interpretation
  6. ◈ Investment appraisal

Marketing and Digital Strategy

  1. ◈ Introduction to strategic marketing management
  2. ◈ Market oriented strategic planning
  3. ◈ Marketing research and scanning the marketing environment
  4. ◈ Consumer buying behavior and organisational buying behavior
  5. ◈ Target marketing
  6. ◈ Segmentation, targeting, positioning
  7. ◈ Service marketing
  8. ◈ Integrated marketing communication

Research Methods for Managers

  1. ◈ Research process and selecting a suitable topic related to business or management
  2. ◈ Literature review
  3. ◈ The role of quantitative and qualitative research methods
  4. ◈ Developing a research question and ethical considerations in research
  5. ◈ Structuring a research proposal

Research Project

  1. ◈ The Professional Project is the culmination of a candidate's learning process in the modules
  2. ◈ It will allow students to complete a project report investigating a selected topic
  3. ◈ The study undertaken should be built on knowledge, skills, and understanding acquired in the other modules