Postgraduate Diploma in Management

Covering all the major business studies areas and topics, the ICM programmes have, over the last thirty years, achieved international recognition and are currently undertaken by students in over 40 countries.

In addition to providing a comprehensive knowledge of each of the major business functions, the structure of the course ensures that students have the widest possible range of career,  employment and higher education options open to them on successful completion of their studies.

Course Structure

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management

1. Financial Decision Making
2. Management of Change
3. Operations Management
4. People in Organisations
5. International Marketing Strategy
6. Contemporary Strategic Management

(The Postgraduate Diploma in Management is awarded on completion of all 6 subjects)

Programme Objectives

To provide prospective Business and Management students with a body of knowledge which will:

  • Increase and broaden their employment opportunities within a wide range of commercial sectors at senior management level
  • Enable them to make significant contributions in the area of strategic management and problem solving
  • Enable them to integrate their knowledge gained on the course and contribute to senior level decision making
  • Provide them with a recognised and respected qualification which will enable them to complete high level programmes including Masters and Doctorate level

Recommended Course Duration

To help calculate the duration of the programme, please refer to the section entitled ‘Student Workload’ in section 4.2 of this handbook.

It is expected that a student will need 12 months of full-time study at an ICM Approved Centre to complete the full Postgraduate Diploma programme.

Examination Grades

Grade A - Distinction 70% and above
Grade B - Credit 60% to 69%
Grade C - Pass 50% to 59%
Grade D - Marginal Pass 40% to 49%
Grade F - Fail 39% and under


On successful completion of all the examinations, students are awarded the ICM Postgraduate Diploma in Management.

Continuing Education

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management programme will serve as an excellent route for students who wish to continue onto Masters and Doctorate level programmes. This qualification will enable up to 120 credits to be used as exemptions on appropriate Masters courses. Thus students with the ICM Postgraduate Diploma in Management may only be required to take the final 60 credits in order to complete a full Masters degree programme.

Entry Requirements

Students holding relevant recognised qualifications from other institutions or professional examining bodies may apply for exemptions on a subject-for-subject basis. The Institute operates an ‘Open Access’ policy in respect of many of its vocational programmes but prospective students should note that the following entrance qualifications are recommended for those wishing to undertake the ICM Diploma programme:

Postgraduate Diploma in Management

The minimum age for registration for this programme is 21. Students should have successfully bcompleted one or more of the following:

  • The ICM Graduate Diploma in Management Studies
  • A relevant Honours degree level qualification in a related subject
  • Any qualification equivalent to one of the above.


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