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    Diploma in Business Management

    University 1st and 2nd Year (Level 4 and 5)

    This course is delivered via Online Business School - UK

    $671.99 per level or $839.99 for two levels together

    The Undergraduate Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management is a 240 credit course designed to fast track students to the final year of an associated Undergraduate degree in Business and Management, which can either be completed at a UK university on campus or via distance learning.

    The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree and the Level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year of a University Degree.

    This course is made up of 10 Level 4 modules (120 credits) and 10 level 5 modules (120 credits), each level also includes 8 written assignments. If a student decides to only study at Level 4 they will receive 120 credits and can apply for an exemption from the first year of a university Degree course.

    Each module consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-4999 hours of optional learning material. These materials comprise of recommended exercises, recommended readings and internet resources. A full explanation of how you will be assessed can be found here.

    Course fees

    The fee for enrolling onto the Level 4 and Level 5 courses together is $839.99. Alternatively students can enrol onto a single level (level 4 or 5) for $671.99 each.

    Students can make payment using one of the following methods:

    Credit or debit card
    Bank transfer
    Interest free monthly instalments
    Western Union

    What is included in the cost of my course?

    All course material, including online modules and written assignments
    Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Skype sessions
    Dedicated student support
    Access to an online social learning forum
    Assignment marking and feedback
    FREE NUS Extra card worth $27

    Free CV writing help on completion of the course

    University top-up

    If you decide to top up to a full undergraduate degree through an accredited UK university, the costs are listed below. Please note, the below costs are for distance learning/online only. You have the option of finishing on campus, costs will vary depending on which university you chose to complete the final year at.

    Northampton University

    BA (Hons) in Business and Management Top up – $5,212

    BSc (Hons) in International Accounting Top up – $5,212

    University of Derby

    Undergraduate Top up to BA – $6,036

    Edinburgh Napier University

    BA in Business Management (Top-Up) – $6,310
    BA in Business and Enterprise (Top-Up) – $6,310
    BA in Sales Management (Top-Up) – $6,310

    Anglia Ruskin University

    BSc (Hons) Business Management (Final Year) – $6,174

    BA (Hons) Management (Top-Up) – $6,174

    University of Worcester

    BA (Hons) Business Administration Final Year Top up – $5,488

    University of Sunderland – On Campus

    BA (Hons) Business and Management (Year 3 ) – $12,690

    University of Bolton

    BA (Hons) Top-up, fee $14,063, duration 2 semesters

    University of Portsmouth

    BA (Hons) Business

    BA (Hons) Business and Computer Studies

    BA (Hons) Professional Studies

    BSc (Hons) Professional Studies

    BSc (Hons) Engineering and Management Studies

    BSc (Hons) Engineering Project Management


    Buckinghamshire New University

    BA (Hons) Top-up, fee $4,116

    Coventry University

    BA (Hons) Top-up – progression from ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management, fee $13,117

    Southern Cross University

    Bachelor of Business
    Bachelor of Business Administration
    Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management
    Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management
    Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management

    Please enquire for top up prices for Southern Cross University

    University of Nicosia, Cyprus

    Undergraduate Top up to BA – $13,117

    NOTE: UK/EU students may be eligible for student loans for the top-up portion of their studies. Visit for more information.

    Am I eligible for this progamme?

    To enrol onto the level 4 course, you must be at least 18 and have a full secondary education. Before enrolling onto the level 5 course, you must have attained a level 4 or equivalent.

    Level 4 module listing

    Developing personal skills

    Develop a range of personal skills vital to the world of business. Concentrating on communication, leadership and decision making techniques.

    Effective communication

    Communication is the key to effective operations and working effectively with others. Throughout this module, learners will grasp a range of communication techniques used for a variety of commercial purposes.

    The business environment

    Explore issues outside of the business that may affect the business and its operations. Looking into economics, international dimensions, nature and competition.

    The marketing mix

    Exploring and using the marketing mix as part of the business planning process.

    Strategic HRM

    This module looks at employees and people as a business’ most valuable asset. Recruit the best, reward the best and retain the best.

    Managing ethically

    Explore the various theories and models of management and their different contexts.

    Culture and the organisation

    What is meant by culture? Why is it important? How does it differ between organisations?

    Customers and customer service

    This module looks at customers as the fulcrum of any business.

    Fundamentals of accounting

    On completion of this module, learners will understand accounts and how they can be used to give insight into the health of the organisation.

    Financial management and control

    In this module, learners will compare and contrast some examples of good and bad financial decision making and the impact on the business.

    Level 5 module listing

    The entrepreneurial manager

    What is an entrepreneur? Examine the skills and qualities of entrepreneurship.

    Organisation structures

    Why are organisations structured in the way they are? What determines the optimum structure and how does it differ between organisations? In this module, learners will look at the numerous models and theories that make up organisational structure.

    Practical accounting analysis

    Learners will complete exercises in accounts throughout this module to understand what they are telling us and the actions that analysis can precipitate.

    Business planning and goal setting

    What is the business trying to achieve? What will it do? How will it do it? This module focuses on the creation of clear goals and clear plans to achieve a clear objective.

    Politics and business

    Impact of politics on business and how it may help or hinder business. This module will educate learners on economic impact, exports and government support.

    Business law

    Explore the statutory responsibilities of managers as learners look into the legalities of business and business executives.

    Managing in today’s world

    Business in the modern world. This module focuses on governance and equality as a means to do right in business.

    Performance management

    Understanding how your people and your business can continually improve together, learners will review reward structures, CPD, training and development to ensure high performance in business.

    Marketing and sales planning

    Learners will analyse how markets, customers, competitors and products can come together in a cohesive plan.

    Quantitative skills

    On successful completion of this module, learners will have knowledge of numeric exercises and will understand their use within the context of the business.

    Written assignments

    The ATHE Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management has 10 modules and 8 written assignments at each level. On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 5,000-8,000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform.

    The assignment unit titles for the level 4 course are:

    Managing marketing
    The business environment
    Communication skills for business
    Corporate social responsibility
    Customer relationship management
    Financial techniques for managers
    People in organisation
    Resources management

    More information about the level 4 units can be found here

    The assignment unit titles for the level 5 course are:

    Managing communications
    Business organisations in a global context
    People management
    Finance for managers
    Research project
    Marketing principles and practice
    Planning a new business venture
    Business law

    More information about the level 5 units can be found here

    Career path

    Successful completion of the full Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management and final year of an accredited Undergraduate Degree programme will give students the right credentials to go on and apply for a job in marketing, accounting, human resources, management or business consultancy.

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