Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (Level 7) - ATHE
This course is designed to give students a good understanding of the responsibilities of a manager and the techniques they will use to deal with different situations as well as the legal requirements within their role. It is articulated to an MBA so therefore entry requirements will cover both courses.
9 months minimum – 12 months maximum
These will be held three times a year to coincide with MBA applications. Examinations are set and mark externally.
University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) and some of the others UK Universities will accept students onto an MBA programme with 120 and 105 points credit respectively. Students will need to undertake the Research Methods Unit and a Dissertation.
Students completing this course will usually work in Management or Administrative roles managing staff in a variety of different scenarios from small to large businesses.
Total Credit for the course is 120 and it has 1200 learning hours.
The students will receive two overall marks one for the unit coursework and another for the end of the term exam.
Students will need to pass every unit to gain the qualification.
There will be an exam and assignments for 6 units.
Students will have to pass both sections (assignments and exams).
For the Unit/exam/course work section the marks will be divided up as follows.
For the final exam - This will be based on a case study with questions covering all units. (Marked based on 100 percent and weighted down to 30 percent for assignments and 70 percent for the final exam per unit.
Minimum passing mark is 50% for all units.
The Research Project will be marked separately and students need to achieve 50 percent pass mark.
This will be undertaken by ATHE External Moderators at the centre during the course. This is to iron out any difficulties before it is too late. External Moderation will also take place at the end of the course. ATHE/NCFE certificate will only be awarded after the successfully moderation.
Unit 1 – Marketing
Unit 2 - Financial Management
Unit 3 - Management Behaviour
Unit 4 - Business Strategy
Unit 5 – Research Methods
Plus TWO Optional Units
Unit 6 - Human Resource Management
Unit 7 - Communication Processes
Unit 8 - Business Globalisation
Unit 9 - Macroeconomic