Global College Malta

Undergraduate Higher Diploma in Management

Course Overview

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2 Years

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120 ECTS

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From €4,000

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March, May and October

The Undergraduate Higher Diploma in Management is received after successful completion of the first two years, 8 modules of the Bachelors in Management and accumulating 120 ECTS.

This course is designed to enhance and upgrade the learners’ managerial knowledge, skills and aptitude by giving them the key inputs in the concerned areas through interactive lectures, case discussions workshops, roleplays and self-learning exercises. The programme is delivered on a full time basis mode in each key area with the help of student centred learning approach. The whole programme is highly interactive and it is expected to enrich the students’ knowledge in key managerial areas; sharpen their managerial skills; and enhance their professional competence in today’s highly dynamic business environment.


  • Develop understanding, knowledge and subject skills relating to the principles and practices of modern business management.
  • Develop subject interests by allowing access to a range of specialist modules in management.
  • Gain a firm foundation, through the programme’s structure in Year One, to the crucial areas of accountancy and finance, economics and management
  • Encourage intellectual curiosity that will contribute to the continuing professional development of an effective manager.
  • Produce graduates who are capable of operating in a multi-disciplined environment and in a variety of sectors and functions.
  • Communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) their ideas and recommendations.
  • Analyse, interpret and make decisions based on facts and information.
  • To interpret accounts and have a core grasp of management accounting.
  • Work in teams and groups effectively.
  • Problem-solving.
  • To have developed (by the end of the course) core management skills (marketing, HRM, strategy, statistics) which will be effective when the student enters the work environment.
  • To develop effective research skills which can help the student when they enter the business world.

Career Prospects

This higher diploma qualification is aimed at students who are seeking a promotion or a complete change in career as it enhances the job prospects in a range of industries and functions. The course includes a core selection of fundamental management subjects such as human resources, marketing, finance and business. Students can aspire to apply for jobs such as office administrators, marketing executives, accounting administrators, HR officers and many more.

Awarding Body

Global College Malta is licensed by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) as a Higher Education institution. All courses provided by Global Malta are accredited and/or recognised and thus mapped to the MQF/EQF respectively.


2 Years

EQF/ MQF Level

5 – (European/ Malta Qualifications Framework)


To be awarded the Undergraduate Higher Diploma in Management, students are required to achieve 120 ECTS and successfully complete all 8 modules (15 ECTS per module), based on the schedule prepared by GCM. 


Module Title ECTS
Foundations of Management 15
Economics 15
Accountancy and Finance 15
Quantitative Methods and Research 15
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources Management 15
Marketing Management 15
Strategic Management 15
Enterprise for Managers 15

Important note:  The Undergraduate Higher Diploma in Management course comprises of the 1st and 2nd year of the BA in Management 3-year undergraduate course. Hence students who successfully complete the Undergraduate Higher Diploma in Management may opt to progress to the 3rd year to obtain the MQF Level 6 BA undergraduate degree.

Mode of Study

Evening classes


Assessment on the course is designed to be an integral part of the learning process for students and to enhance and confirm their knowledge and practice.

Formative feedback will be provided to students through a combination of self-reflection, peer group and tutor feedback. Summative assessments will provide a measure of the extent to which students have achieved the learning outcomes of the modules.

Assessment within the modules will take various forms including coursework assignments, reports, presentations, examinations and the dissertation. Full details of the assessment procedures for each module are shown in the individual module specification.

Throughout the course, students, as part of their personal development, will be offered ample opportunities to improve their transferable skills. In addition, students will also develop their research skills.

All modules, with the exception of the Dissertation, will be assessed by a combination of summative/end-of-module written papers and formative/continuous assessment (up to 50%). Continuous assessment will be undertaken via a combination of teaching and learning approaches including:

  •   Case studies
  •   Project work
  •   Team/group exercises

Students will be provided with oral and written feedback on continuous assessment and, where applicable, strategies implemented to ensure that they are fully prepared for the end of the course assessments.

Study Material

All students will have access to EBSCO, the world’s largest online library, Moodle for class notes and Turnitin for the upload of assignments.

Entry to the course

For further information get in touch with a representative of Global College Malta.

Fees and Funding

EU Students: €4000 per year*

*This course is eligible for the Get Qualified Scheme. Students can get 70% of their tuition fees back upon successful completion of this course.

International Students: € 5000 per year

Application Fee: €250

Registration Fee: €250

Administration Fee: €250 per year

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