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Language: English
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3 Years
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Mode of Teaching: Classroom / Online & Webinars
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Study Level: Advanced
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BA (Hons) Business Management

Students will be awarded Dual Qualification

Level 4 Diploma in Business Management – 9 Months / 120 Credits

Level 5 Diploma in Business Management – 9 Months / 120 Credits

Level 4 & 5 Credits: 240 Credits

Awards: MSBM Awarding Bodies

Duration: 2 Years

Mode of Teaching: Classroom / Online & Webinars

BA (Hons) Management (Top-up) – 9 Months

Credits: 120 Credits

Mode of Teaching:  Classroom or Online

Delivered & Awarded By:  Partner Universities

The Undergraduate Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management is a 240 credit course designed to fast-track students to the final year of an associated Undergraduate BA in Business and Management, which can either be completed on campus or via distance learning. The course is made up of 10 level 4 modules (120 credits) and 10 level 5 modules (120 credits). If students decide to only study at level 4 they will only receive 120 credits and exemption from year 1 of a degree. 

Each module consists of 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-50 hours worth of optional materials which comprise of recommended exercises, recommended readings and internet resources. Within the modules are self-testing exercises. You must take care in answering these. Although they are not marked nor do they count towards your final assessment, the marking is tested against your scoring on the final assessment to check for consistency of score.

The modules are written against prescribed learning outcomes defined by the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) administered by Ofqual, the Government appointed regulator. In addition, the learning outcomes are articulated against MSBM Awarding Bodies curriculum who is a recognised awarding body monitored and assessed by QAA, the Quality Assurance Agency, the Government appointed quality assurance body.

Successful completion of the full Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management and final year of an accredited Undergraduate Degree programme, will give students the right credentials to go on and apply for a job in marketing, accounting, human resources, management or business consultancy.

MSBM is fully accredited by MSBM Awarding Bodies in all branches to offer Level 4,5, 6 and 7. The modules are written against prescribed learning outcomes defined by MSBM Awarding Bodies, who are regulated by Ofqual, the Government appointed regulator. MSBM is not a degree awarding body.

Level 4 Module Listing

Developing Personal Skills lecture

Develop a range of personal skills vital to the world of business. Concentrating on communication, leadership and decision making techniques.

Effective Communication lecture

Communication is the key to effective operations and working effectively with others. Throughout this module, learners will grasp a range of communication techniques used for a variety of commercial purposes.

The Business Environment lecture

Explore issues outside of the business that may affect the business and its operations. Looking into economics, international dimensions, nature and competition.

The Marketing Mix lecture

Exploring and using the marketing mix as part of the business planning process.

Strategic HRM lecture

This module looks at employees and people as a business’ most valuable asset. Recruit the best, reward the best and retain the best.

Managing Ethically lecture

Explore the various theories and models of management and their different contexts.

Culture and the Organisation lecture

What is meant by culture? Why is it important? How does it differ between organisations?

Customers and Customer Service lecture

This module looks at customers as the fulcrum of any business.

Fundamentals of Accounting lecture

On completion of this module, learners will understand accounts and how they can be used to give insight into the health of the organisation.

Financial Management and Control lecture

In this module, learners will compare and contrast some examples of good and bad financial decision making and the impact on the business.
Level 5 Module Listing

The Entrepreneurial Manager lecture

What is an Entrepreneur? Examine the skills and qualities of entrepreneurship.

Organisation Structures lecture

Why are organisations structured in the way they are? What determines the optimum structure and how does it differ between organisations? In this module, learners will look at the numerous models and theories that make up the organisational structure.

Practical Accounting Analysis lecture

Learners will complete exercises in accounts throughout this module to understand what they are telling us and the actions that analysis can precipitate.

Business Planning and Goal Setting lecture

What is the business trying to achieve? What will it do? How will it do it? This module focuses on the creation of clear goals and clear plans to achieve a clear objective.

Politics and Business lecture

Impact of politics on business and how it may help or hinder business. This module will educate learners on economic impact, exports and government support.

Business Law lecture

Explore the statutory responsibilities of managers as learners look into the legalities of business and business executives.

Managing in Today’s World lecture

Business in the modern world. This module focuses on governance and equality as a means to do right in business.

Performance Management lecture

Understanding how your people and your business can continually improve together, learners will review reward structures, CPD, training and development to ensure high performance in business.

Marketing and Sales Planning lecture

Learners will analyse how markets, customers, competitors and products can come together in a cohesive plan.

Quantitative Skills lecture

On successful completion of this module, learners will have knowledge of numeric exercises and will understand their use within the context of the business.