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Graduate Diploma in Management

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Get a solid foundation in general management with Athabasca University’s online Graduate Diploma in Management (GDM). This graduate-level program builds on and complements your existing management knowledge and expertise.

Q: Why take the Graduate Diploma in Management?

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Get a solid foundation in general management with Athabasca University’s online Graduate Diploma in Management (GDM). This graduate-level program builds on and complements your existing management knowledge and expertise.

Q: How long would it take to complete?

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Finish this program in as little as 14 months of study. You can take up to 2.5 years to complete all requirements.

Program Overview

Get a solid foundation in general management with Athabasca University’s online Graduate Diploma in Management (GDM). This graduate-level program builds on and complements your existing management knowledge and expertise.

The program instills effective critical thinking and analytical skills across all key management areas:

  • strategy
  • human resources
  • operations
  • marketing
  • finance
  • economics

The GDM program is Phase One of AU’s online Master of Business Administration and you will take your classes with MBA students.

Why take the Graduate Diploma in Management?

If you would like to further your management education, but aren’t sure if an MBA program is for you, the GDM is an ideal way to complete graduate-level courses while building your knowledge and skills.

If you don’t have a prior undergraduate degree, but do have substantial management experience (8 years or more), the GDM provides an entry route into AU’s online MBA program. After completing the GDM, you can apply to transfer into Phase Two of the MBA program.

Program details

The Graduate Diploma in Management is an 18-credit online graduate program. If you have taken previous graduate courses, you may be eligible for transfer credits.

There are 3 intakes each year, in August, January and May.

All courses are online grouped study, with defined start and end dates. There is a comprehensive examination at the end of the program.

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