This qualification is inspired by the MBA (Master’s in Business Administration) model and approaches learning in a practical, applied way. It is for those who aspire for senior level managerial roles in organisations.
The Extended Diploma should, normally, take three years to complete. The units become gradually more difficult as candidates progress through the qualification.
The Extended Diploma is based on the IAM definition of administrative management, namely that the administrative management function supports organisations in planning, organising, directing and controlling their business activities across all functional areas.
Candidates will develop a holistic approach to business together with the analytical and evaluative skills necessary for those in management positions. They will become familiar with the theory which underpins research methods and techniques.
The qualification is accredited by the appropriate qualification Regulatory Authorities.
This qualification has 24 mandatory units, which together are worth a total of 360 credits.
Fourteen of the units are arranged into six assessment groups. Candidates pass or fail the full group. This means that either two or three units are assessed by a single assessment. This minimises the assessment burden for candidates and centre staff while enabling candidates to complete the qualification in small, achievable steps. Each group is assessed by an examination.
The remaining ten units are assessed individually, either by an examination, assignment or portfolio.
All examinations are set and marked by the IAM. All assignments and portfolios are set by the IAM, marked by the centre and moderated by the IAM.
Certification and grading
The units are not graded individually; candidates may pass or fail. However, they will be informed of the percentage value of their achievement. On the successful completion of the full qualification they will receive a qualification certificate graded as pass, merit or distinction.
Fees and pricing