Undergraduate Certificate in Business Management

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

Intake

March & October

EQF / MQF Level

Level 5

Mode of Delivery

Traditional

Duration of Course

6 Months, 3-hours, Twice a Week (Full-Time and part-time options available)

Operational End Date

N/A

N/A

ECTS Credits

30 ECTS

Programme Qualifies for

Get Qualified Scheme

Certificate after completing

Student Success Rate

100

Awarding Bodies

Domain Academy
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Intake

March & October

EQF / MQF Level

Level 5

Mode of Delivery

Traditional

Duration of Course

6 Months, 3-hours, Twice a Week (Full-Time and part-time options available)

Operational End Date

N/A

N/A

ECTS Credits

30 ECTS

Programme Qualifies for

Get Qualified Scheme

Certificate after completing

Student Success Rate

100

Course Description

The learning skills and knowledge necessary to undertake further studies with a degree of autonomy. 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

Upon successful completion of the course the learner will have:

 

Knowledge

 1. A complete understanding of the principles of management and leadership in a business environment  

2. Understand the relationship between management theories and their practical application in the business world

3. Analyse the internal and external environments which influence organisational change and workforce planning

4. Understand and reflect on the processes of personal learning and development

  

Skills  

5. Learned to apply management principles more widely within the Business environment

6. Enhanced analytical and evaluative skills relating to business across a number of industries

7. Demonstrated the ability to analyse problem solving techniques specific to business and industry

8. Manage one’s own personal development and growth.

  

Competences 

9.  Learned to work independently and as part of a team

10. Managed to select, collate, review and analyse information form a wide range of sources

11. The learning skills and knowledge necessary to undertake further studies with a degree of autonomy

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:

Learners who wish to widen access to higher education and improve the career prospects within the business sector.

This qualification is ideal for learners who have obtained the matriculation certificate or relevant qualification at MQF/EQF Level 4 and would like to peruse a progression route to a degree-level study in Business management.  It is also suitable for mature learners who are currently employed and wish to change or advance their career in business management.

Target Audience:

  • 18+

Course Language:

English

Where you will learn:
Domain Building, 102/104, Constitution Street, Mosta
What you will study
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Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Core Module

200

Learning Hours

8 ECTS

Credits

UK Credits

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.

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Financial Awareness

Core Module

175

Learning Hours

7 ECTS

Credits

UK Credits

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.

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Management and Operations

Core Module

175

Learning Hours

7 ECTS

Credits

UK Credits

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

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Communication in Organisations

Core Module

200

Learning Hours

8 ECTS

Credits

UK Credits

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.

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How will you 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:

Lessons will be held in class in our premises at Domain Building, 102/104, Constitution Street, Mosta.

Assessment

Formative assessment

The goal of formative assessment is to monitor student learning to provide ongoing feedback that can be used by lecturers to improve their teaching and by students to improve their learning and development. More specifically, formative assessments throughout the modules will:

– help students identify their strengths and weaknesses and target areas that need improvement

– help lecturers recognise where students are struggling and address problems immediately

Summative assessment

Assessments will be designed according to the guidelines of each module specification. In general, the assessments will enable learners to demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes across the individual elements of the program. The range of assessments utilized will normally include essays, reports, presentations and other structured assignments.

Assessments are drafted in conjunction with the curriculum development department and tutor concerned. Final version is confirmed by the curriculum development department.

Assessments are moderated by tutor concerned, then also verified by the Internal Verifier.

The assessment will be based on assignment for each module. There may be one or two assignment for each module.

The assignment will consist of criteria related to each topic within the module with the respective outcomes.

Structure of Programme

Teaching, Learning and Assessment Procedures

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 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.

Grading System

Grading will be based on – Pass – Merit – and Distinction.

Resits will be permitted for each respected assignment and module. No more than two resits are permitted to the student and the grading will be only a Pass.

Entry Requirement
  • 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

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