The Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies is a university management qualification.
The post-graduate qualification was accredited by the DMS Committee of the DES. It originally required either one year full time or 3 years part-time study, and was arranged in two discrete sections: Part A and Part B. It was compulsory to pass the Part A examinations and assessment first before being allowed to take Part B. Part B consisted of the final examinations and a project dissertation. Overall the marks achieved in coursework, examinations and the final dissertation had to exceed a weighted threshold for the candidate to pass and be awarded a DMS. It was thus quite an intensive course with a large workload.
Normally a Bachelor's degree or extensive managerial experience and/or other professional qualifications.
Initially in the UK the qualification was accredited by the DMS committee of the DES. It was originally accepted by the BIM as its core qualification for admission as a full member. The BIM subsequently was renamed to The Institute of Management when combining with the Institute of Industrial Managers, and now has again been renamed to become the Chartered Management Institute.
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