Srategic Diploma in Business Administration

Entry Requirements & Pre-requisites

This is a high level qualification and is open to learners who have either progressed from the IBA Post Graduate Diploma qualification, with a business administration masters degree or can demonstrate sufficient study or senior management level experience in the field, that be considered the equivalent of the entry qualifications.

Qualification Structure

To achieve the qualification the learners will be required to complete the 6 mandatory units listed within this specification. All learning outcomes and assessment criteria in each unit must be met and evidenced for credit to be awarded.


Advanced standing entry onto a full DBA programme, or entry onto a DBA top-up programme


All assessment at this level of study is achieved through a written assignments of between 2,000 and 3,000 words. This ensures that we can protect the integrity of the assessment and be sure that each learner is demonstrating their ability to satisfy the learning outcomes.


  • Research Methodology I
  • Research Methodology II
  • Business Leadership in Research
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Business Globalisation
  • Research Proposals