Level 5 Diploma in Business Management

Level 5 Diploma in Business Management

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Qualification Overview

The Level 5 Diploma in Business Management is designed to increase the understanding of organisations, their management, the economy and the business environment. The course prepares the students to develop a career in business and management through a wide range of skills and attributes to become effective global citizens. This course provides an in-depth understanding of the principles and practices of modern business management. Through case studies and real-world examples, students will develop the critical thinking and analytical skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive business environment.

You can study for a degree through a package consisting of the Level 5 Diploma coupled with a top-up (i.e. final year) degree.

Qualification objectives

Get a job, a promotion or entry into a Bachelor’s degree with an internationally recognised UK qualification in Business Management!

The objectives of the ABE Level 5 Diploma in Business Management are as follows:

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Entry Requirements

Students must have a reasonable expectation of success on the programme by assessing your previous qualifications and/or related work experience  and required  English language skills. In order to successfully study for an ABE qualification, you should have an appropriate level of English language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening). For the ABE Level 5 Diplomas, ABE recommends the following standards are met: .

Course Module

Managing Agile Organisations and People

Analyse the impact of the internal context and external trends on management practices and approaches. Evaluate the applicability of contemporary management practices in both a specific and wider organisational setting. Assess the links between effective people management and organisational achievement and assess personal capability to manage agile organisations and people and develop a justified personal development plan as a result. 

Innovation and Business Performance

Apply measurement techniques as an aid to business performance and discuss the sources, drivers and patterns of adoption of innovation in goods, services and ideas. Evaluate the risks and uncertainties that innovation creates for business performance. 

Effective Financial Management

Assess the objectives of financial management and the role of different stakeholders in the financial strategy of a business. Evaluate financial risk using suitable techniques to apply approaches that reduce exposure to financial risks. Evaluate investment opportunities to ensure that investment decisions reflect the needs of the business and its financial management strategy. 

International Business Economics and Markets

Analyse economic principles associated with international business. Evaluate markets from an international perspective and also evaluate the significance of international trading blocs and organisations. Discuss the key aspects of international finance. 

Operations Management

Analyse the role and importance of operations management. Discuss the importance of the supply chain and supply chain management. Analyse the role of procurement and procurement approaches as well as the role of logistics and logistics management. 

Analytical Decision-making

Examine the role of analytics in decision-making in contemporary dynamic business environments. Assess business information management data and systems appropriate for analytical decision-making in a variety of contexts. Prepare evaluative reports to meet the requirements of a specific project brief and apply analytic techniques to develop options for decision-making, reports, and recommendations. 

Managing Stakeholder Relationships

Assess the potential influence and impact of stakeholders for a range of organisations. Evaluate the opportunities and threats that can be created by key stakeholder groups. Assess the drivers for and key components of effective stakeholder relationships. Apply relationship management strategies for a range of internal and external stakeholders. 

Exclusive Progression Opportunity
If your ultimate dream is to get a degree, you can go all the way with iQualify UK.

iQualify UK (Authorized ABE Centre) provides an exclusive opportunity to study Level 6 Business Administration (top-up) with the University of Hertfordshire (UH), the UK’s leading business-facing university and an exemplar in the sector. This is an online programme,  delivered and awarded by UH and facilitated through iQualify UK.  It provides a fast and affordable direct route to a degree course from a leading UK university.  Additionally, the course is designed to provide flexibility that allows you to fit study around work and other commitments.
Direct Transition to UH Degree
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In addition to this, there are numerous other institutions around the world which we have progression agreements with ABE, offering admission to ABE qualified students.

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Who is it for?

This course is ideal for individuals who aspire to start or manage their own business or those who aim to establish a successful professional career in the corporate sphere by equipping themselves with essential business knowledge and skills. Furthermore, it serves as a preparatory pathway for advancing to the final year of a university program, enabling students to graduate with a Bachelors degree in Business Management.

What is ABE Level 5 equivalent to?

This qualification will develop a strategic understanding of business management principles and practical application. It is at the same level of difficulty as year two of a Bachelors degree.

What will I learn in this course?

The purpose of ABE’s Level 5 Diploma is to extend knowledge and understanding of businesses and the business environment, enabling one to adopt a more analytical approach of the challenges and opportunities faced by businesses. The Level 5 Diploma in Business Management programme focusses on two of three areas: operation management, analytical decision-making or managing stakeholder relationships. All three areas complement the core business management subjects you will study and will further develop your management skills and competencies.

Study Guide

There are six units and the total qualification time is 200 hours for each unit, which is the total time you are likely to spend studying including all your time spent on listening to the lectures, reading the online information, reading the workbooks, using the software, undertaking the exercises, discussions with other students and completing the assignments or revising for the exam. The qualification is taught online, so you can start at any time as you are not restricted by term times. You will receive your log in and password for the Teaching Zone as soon as we have received payment. All you need is Internet access! 

The time it takes in practice is up to you, and will vary depending on your commitment and how easy you find it to study. 

What if I still have questions?

Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at +44 7932 569520 or email us at info@iqualifyuk.com Our team of student advisors is readily available to assist and address your inquiries.

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