• Study mode: Flexible and Distributed Learning
  • Location: Distance Learning
  • Duration: 9 Months
  • Start Date: February and September 2021

Course Overview

Get ahead in your chosen career as you learn the skills to succeed in business leadership.

We've developed this programme for graduates from all disciplines who aspire to progress in leadership and management roles. Using enhanced practical knowledge and reasoning skills, based on the concepts and frameworks developed on the course, you will have the opportunity to enhance your career prospects.

What will this course cover?

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Business Leadership delivers business management and leadership teaching for tomorrow’s global business decision-makers: individuals and teams who face an environment of uncertainty, diversity and complexity. You will learn to read and translate global uncertainties and disruptive factors and gain confidence in your ability to thrive in a business environment. Existing approaches to business management, international case studies, diverse scenarios and new business innovations will all be examined and critiqued.

From marketing to project management, and strategic leadership to talent management, this course will provide a strategic view of business, also helping you develop skills in problem solving, creative thinking and developing empathy.

On successful completion of this course you may choose to progress onto our International MBA programme.

Course Details

Flexible learning

Bucks offers flexible study, allowing you to study and work at the same time.  While you take charge of your own study and learning, we’ll provide excellent support from our expert tutors, both face-to-face and electronically, using our virtual learning environment.

Interactive learning experience

At Bucks, our teaching is centred around you. We show you how to apply your skills to your own situation, and teach in small groups to make sure you get the support you need.

We will make sure you gain skills that will make you stand out from the crowd, fuel your love of learning and give you professional business skills.


You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including written assignments, presentations, case study analysis and contributing to online discussion forums.

What are the course entry requirements?

Applicants to the PGCert Business Leadership will usually have obtained an Honours degree (or equivalent). You will also be required to provide evidence of any work experience that you have completed. Applicants for the course will also be interviewed, either in person or via Skype.

If your first language is not English or your language of instruction at undergraduate level was not English you will be required to demonstrate English proficiency at a score of IELTS level 6.5 (with no band lower than 5.5) or its equivalent.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

Course Modules


  • Marketing Strategy in an "Always-on" World
  • Leading, Managing and Developing Talent
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Project Management


How much does it cost

Flexible and Distributed Learning Home and EU, Academic Year 2020-2021: £2,700

Flexible and Distributed Learning International, Academic Year 2020-2021: £2,700

Flexible and Distributed Learning Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022: £2,750

Flexible and Distributed Learning International, Academic Year 2021-2022: £2,750

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:
0330 123 2023

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks

The Big Deal

At Bucks, we believe in putting our students first. That’s why our Students’ Union have developed our exclusive ‘Big Deal’ package. We’re the only university in the UK to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities – all to enrich the university experience.

We offer FREE events and entertainment, additional skills workshops, sports, recreational activities, societies and paid student rep schemes. All at one of the top 10 Students’ Unions in the UK.  It’s a big deal!

We are proud that our exciting and dynamic students’ union is ranked in the top three in the UK for representing student’s academic interests (NSS 2020). It’s a big deal!

Want to find out more? Visit our Students’ Union page or watch our video.