Business Management

Successful organisations, whether large or small, are well managed. The development of management skills within an organisation is an essential part of continued business growth.

Why study the Business Management programme?

 The Business Management programme, which is accredited by Ofqual, is a comprehensive and detailed programme which covers the knowledge and skills required in modern business practice. The programme will provide you with an appreciation of the theoretical issues involved in the study of business whilst also helping you to develop a range of practical skills which will enhance your value to employers. Major topics covered in the Business Management programme include management, marketing, economics and accounting.
Programme structure
Level 4 Diploma
Compulsory units
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods
  • Introduction to Business Communication
  • Introduction to Accounting
Level 5 Diploma
Compulsory units
  • Quantitative Methods for Business Management
  • The Business Environment
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing Policy, Planning and Communication
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Human Resource Management
Optional units (choose two from)
  • Principles of Business Law
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Economics for Business
  • Managing the Customer Relationship
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Development
Level 6 Diploma
Compulsory units
  • Corporate Strategy and Planning
  • Managing in Organisations
  • International Business Case Study
Optional units (choose two from)
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Project Management
  • Corporate Finance 
Entry requirements 
Entry requirement for Diploma Level 4
Candidates of all educational backgrounds are welcome and no formal entry qualifications are required.However, applicants should have attained GCSE or equivalent in Mathematics and have demonstrated competence in English Language.
Entry requirement for Diploma Level 5
Applicants must have attained at least one of  the following:
  • An ABE Level 4 Diploma or equivalent
  • Two GCE A levels or any Level 3 equivalent together with four GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English and Mathematics
  • BTEC National Diploma or overseas equivalent

Entry requirement for Diploma Level 6

Applicants must have attained at least one of the following:

  • An ABE Level 5 Diploma or equivalent qualification from another internationally recognised awarding body or approved Overseas Institute of Higher Education
  • A UK Degree or Overseas equivalent, awarded by a recognised university, or a BTEC HND
  • Five years’ managerial experience