Undergraduate Diploma in Business Management

Undergraduate Diploma in Business Management 2021-10-26T08:26:09+00:00

Course Details

EQF/MQF Level

Level 5

ECTS Credits

60 ECTS

Duration of Study Programme

1 Academic Year

Awarding Body

Domain Academy

Intakes

September and January

Malta/EU Price

€2,650

Course description

About:

This course is designed to support progression into relevant occupational areas linked to management careers in business related employment.

The course offers different pathways for learners who wish to concentrate on a particular aspect of business:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management

This course is equivalent to the first year of a 3 year degree programme in Business and Management. Successful students can progress towards a degree-level study.

Target Group:

What you will study

You will study modules such as:

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management *

This unit provides the learner with an understanding and an explanation and purpose of an entrepreneur venture. It provides also what may be the enablers and obstructions to a small business setup.

  • Financial Awareness *

This unit introduces leaners to the nature, role and importance of financial information in organisations from a managerial perspective.

Learners will be introduced to the principles of accounting, in line with the standards expected based on conventions that guide the presentation of financial information.

The learner will be presented with the essential knowledge to be able to critically evaluate and interpret the financial systems, procedures and processes in various organisations.

  • Management and Operations *

The aim of this unit is to help learners understand the difference between the function of a manager and the role of a leader.

Special attention is given to the characteristics, behaviours and traits which support management and leadership

  • Communication in Organisations *

This unit examines communication at an organisational level, interpersonal communications, and managing internal and external communications.

The success of an organisation or an enterprise depends mainly on effective communication to ensure understanding, involvement and commitment to organisational policies and procedures.

This unit aims to develop the learners’ awareness of organisational, personal, team and external communication.

* Exit Awards:

  • Award in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Award in Financial Awareness
  • Award in Management and Operations
  • Award in Communication in Organisations
  • Managing Change

The aim of this unit is to introduce different models and practices of change management. The unit further aims to assist learners to develop an understanding of the issues and practices involved in the management of change and those activities that contribute to positive organisational change. Learners are encouraged to develop and use their problem solving skills.

  • Human Resource Management

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to understand and apply principles of effective Human Resource Management (HRM). Being able to attract, recruit and retain talented staff is at the core of all HRM activity. This unit will explore the tools and techniques used in HRM to maximise the employee contribution and how to use HR methods to gain competitive advantage.

  • Marketing Essentials

This unit is designed to introduce learners to the core principles of marketing. This would give them the opportunity to develop a basic marketing plan and employ elements of the marketing mix to achieve desired outcomes. The theories and frameworks forms the basis of this unit and directly related to the real word examples. These include products and services which are normally encountered in their normal working environment.

  • Research Project

This unit will be assessed by the Domain Academy examination board set assignment. The theme will be provided by the DA board and the learners will choose their own project based on this theme. This theme will be valid for a year which will then be revised and changed by the DA board.

Learners will have the opportunity to explore and examine a current topic in the context of the business environment preferably in Malta or their country of origin. The unit offers the opportunity to the learners to engage in research in a specific field of study related to the theme provided.

On successful completion of this unit learners will have more confidence to engage in decision-making, problem-solving and research activities using project management skills.

How you will learn

This diploma is delivered with a flexible classroom-based method, through a variety of course materials, case studies, discussions, presentations, enquiry-based learning and problem-solving activities. We provide you with key reading and research activities, and you will make the most of our own teaching portal.

Where you will learn:

Assessment

Method of Assessment:

This programme offers both variety and flexibility, ensuring that the learning and assessment activities are relevant and of value for future progression. Throughout this programme learners are continuously and actively involved in all teaching methods including;

  • Lectures
  • Hands-on activities
  • Seminar
  • Workshops
  • Enquiry-based learning

Lectures and other teaching methods are delivered interactively, with discussion sessions and tutorials in the form of hands-on and problem-solving activities building on the relevant academic study skills including Business management concepts and practices.

These activities help learners to use different research and online tools. Learners are asked to reflect on the tools and activities, inviting discussions with regards to their own knowledge and skill and adapt these tools to their current situations and contexts. Feedback is given where appropriate throughout the course.

Learners are also introduced to appropriate websites and other related material for further development of their knowledge and skills.

Lectures and other teaching methods are delivered interactively, with discussion sessions and tutorials in the form of hands-on and problem-solving activities building on the relevant academic study skills including Business management concepts and practices.

These activities help learners to use different research and online tools. Learners are asked to reflect on the tools and activities, inviting discussions with regards to their own knowledge and skill and adapt these tools to their current situations and contexts. Feedback is given where appropriate throughout the course.

Learners are also introduced to appropriate websites and other related material for further development of their knowledge and skills

Course Language:

English

Structure of Programme:

Teaching, Learning and Assessment Procedures:

Grading System:

Entry requirements

  • Matriculation Certificate equivalent to A’Level Standard of education; OR
  • Relevant qualification at MQF/EQF Level 4 (preferably related to business and management)

In the case of learners whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6 (or equivalent) is required

In certain circumstances, learners with considerable work experience but no formal qualifications may be considered, subject to interview and being able to demonstrate their ability to cope with the demands of the course.

Fees & funding

Get 70% back on the full course fee upon successful completion.

Current Fees

Full-time Part-time
Malta/EU €2,650 €2,650

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