Global College Malta

Postgraduate Certificate in Management

Course Overview

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7 Months

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Every 6 weeks

The PG Certificate in Management is received after successful completion of 4 modules of the Executive MBA accumulating to 30 ECTS.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) has been designed to attract people with a first degree from a wide range of academic disciplines. The modules in the course will introduce students to the various areas of business such as accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, operations management etc. It will run over three semesters. The MBA offered by GCM is a management education and conversion course (as opposed to a management development course). The MBA is the recognised management and leadership qualification and those who are successful in this course will have the strategic knowledge, insight and understanding to become a successful manager and an inspiring leader. The course is designed for those who want to change their career, boost their salary and career progression, start a business or develop broad management expertise. The three-semester full-time MBA is designed to prepare graduates for leadership roles in organisations.


  • Provide an intellectually challenging and vocationally relevant learning experience where participants can develop and demonstrate a critical knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts of business and management and their utility in improving business and management practice.
  • Provide participants with knowledge and the development of understanding in the functional areas of management, and their interaction with the contextual forces which impact on organisations.
  • Progress participants’ understanding and development towards a strategic view of management emphasising the complexity and dynamics of business and management.
  • Facilitate the development and demonstration of participants’ intellectual skills of information processing, analysis, synthesis, critical appraisal, creativity and innovation and the ability to manage and make decisions in situations of ambiguity and uncertainty.
  • Deepen understanding and broaden awareness of cultural issues.
  • Produce managers who are able to improve the quality of management decision-making, leadership, ethics, and business practice across a range of organisations and in a variety of contexts.

Career Prospects

The Postgraduate Certificate in Management helps students build additional skills and knowledge in their field of study in order to advance in their careers. Most individuals need a bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience to qualify for this certificate, giving an edge to training already earned. The personal and professional skills developed to lead to a number of different career opportunities. Many graduates will be eligible for senior-level management positions in a variety of local and international industries. These may include manufacturing, banking and finance, government, event management, IT, hospitality, and health. This course mixed with a bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience in a different field may lead to even more opportunities.

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.


7 Months

EQF/ MQF Level

7 – (European/ Malta Qualifications Framework)


To be awarded the PG certificate, students are required to achieve 30 ECTS and successfully complete 4 modules of 7.5 ECTS per module, based on the schedule prepared by GCM.


Module Code Module Title ECTS
MBA 01 Marketing 7.5
MBA 02 Economics 7.5
MBA 03 Accountancy and Finance 7.5
MBA 04 Quantitative Methods and Research 7.5
MBA 05 Strategic Management 7.5
MBA 06 Organisational Behaviour and HRM 7.5
MBA 07 Leadership 7.5
MBA 08 e-Business 7.5


Important Note:  The PGCIM course comprises of 4 modules forming part of the 9 modules of an EMBA course. Hence students upon receiving the PGCIM are eligible to progress to the next 4 modules and dissertation to be awarded the EMBA qualification.


Mode of Study

Modular, evening classes


Learning, teaching and assessment methods

The intended learning outcomes include, inter alia, that graduates should be able to:

  • Examine critically the nature of organisational change and evaluate the impact of change on management/leadership approaches and actions within a clear ethical context.
  • Analyse critically and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities and activities, and apply entrepreneurship theory to management of innovation in order to achieve effective and sustainable outcomes.
  • Apply concepts, principles and models to deal with issues in simulated contexts.
  • Exhibit the management research skills necessary to aid effective management decision making.
  • Develop critical thinking and creativity in relation to contemporary business and management issues: manage creative processes in themselves and also support these in others; assist the organising of thought and analysis.
  • Conduct research into logistics and supply chain management issues based on an original perspective.
  • Communicate findings to specialist and generalist audiences and implement agreed solutions effectively and efficiently.
  • Reflect on, and learn from, prior professional experience and be capable of implementing and integrating new knowledge through personal development with past experience and applying it to the benefit of self, colleagues and staff, new markets and situations.

The programme adopts a broad range of learning and teaching approaches involving a mixture of formal and informal methods of teaching. Considerable input from students is planned through, for example, case study analysis, group discussions and presentations. Theoretical concepts might typically be delivered in a lecture followed by smaller group seminars based on, for example, group case study analysis, all based within a workshop setting. Discussion and interactive sessions will encourage students to examine critically key elements of business and management. In addition, students are expected to undertake considerable independent study to support class contact time.

Assessment on the programme 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 (which specialises in Logistics/Supply Chain Management). 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 management research skills.

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

  • Multiple-choice papers
  • Case studies
  • Project work
  • Team/group exercises
  • Essays

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- 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*: €3750

*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: €4250

Application Fee: €250

Registration Fee: €250

Administration Fee: €250

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