POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
(EQF Master Level)
ABMS is a Premier Accredited School by
Accreditation Service for International Colleges & Universities ASIC UK
ASIC is one of UK-government-approved accreditation bodies
by British Govenment
ABMS Programs are fully accredited School by
ECBE (European Council for Business Education)
ECBE is a registered affiliate of
the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) International Quality Group (IQG)
This program is in a candidacy status by FIBAA to be regulated
FIBAA is a Recognised accreditation agency by
The Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research “EAER“
(expected to be certified before June 2017)
This program is designed for students who wish to further develop their career in management, it covers a wide range of contemporary issues and develops the critical analytical and technical skills needed by senior management staff and will also develop the academic skills required for further study at postgraduate level.
This program is a master level qualification (60 ECTS) according to the EQF European Qualifications Framework
Study Language: this study program taught entirely in English.
We have 4 intakes per year for this study program: January, April, July, and October.
Duration: one year (If you are working full time and/or have a family and you need more flexible study program, ABMS can help you and give you a very flexible study program (duration is from 15-18 months) - additional fees may apply)
Award: POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Age: Minimum age 21 years
Previous study: Bachelor (level 6) OR equivalent
English level: CEFR B2 or IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (only for students from non-English speaking countries or students who did not study at English speaking school).
Study Method: Online/Distance
Fee: 21900 Euro (for single award) 117900 Euro (for dual-award with NCC Education or Taurida National University)
Note: If you have any doubts about your suitability for this study program please contact us
- Explain and critique the relationship between a variety of topics in business and management
- Exercise judgment in addressing a variety of business related problems and scenarios, based on a critical appraisal of modern business theory and practice.
- Critically evaluate data and information in the business domain to derive clearly-defined conclusions supported by logical arguments.
- Critically appraise a set of qualitative and quantitative methods, techniques, and tools in order to select and deploy these to address business-related problems and research goals.
- Critically evaluate literature in the area of business and management, applying the insight to business and management issues in an organization.
- critically evaluate theories and techniques concerning the management of people, information, and organizations.
- Critically appraise the international dimension of the business applying the understanding gained to the needs of an organization.
- Propose a research project, critically evaluating and selecting appropriate research methods and developing supporting documentation to the standards expected of a postgraduate researcher.
Full List of Modules:
If you are interested to see the content list, please click below on the module name:
701 - Study Skills for Postgraduate Learning
- Lecture #1 - Learning to Learn
- Lecture #2 – Reading and Note-taking
- Lecture #3 – Researching and Avoiding Plagiarism
- Lecture #4 – Talking and Listening
- Lecture #5 – Working in Groups
- Lecture #6 – Creativity and Problem Solving
- Lecture #7 – Stress and Time Management
- Lecture #8 – Project Management
- Lecture #9 – Presentations
- Lecture #10 – Effective Essay Writing
- Lecture #11 – Writing a Report
- Lecture #12 – Examinations
702 - Research Methods
- Lecture #1 – Research Philosophy and Principles
- Lecture #2 – Choosing a Research Topic
- Lecture #3 – Research Strategy and Design
- Lecture #4 – Research Proposals
- Lecture #5 – Searching and Reviewing the Literature
- Lecture #6 – Critique and Argument in Research
- Lecture #7 – Developing a Conceptual Framework
- Lecture #7 – Developing a Conceptual Framework
- Lecture #8 – Research Ethics
- Lecture #9 – Research Methods I
- Lecture #10 – Research Methods II
- Lecture #11 – Data Analysis
- Lecture #12 – Writing Up …
703 - Information and Knowledge Management
- Lecture #1 – Introduction to Systems and Information
- Lecture #2 – Information Systems Strategy
- Lecture #3 – Information Systems Strategy Planning
- Lecture #4 – Strategic Information Tools and Strategic Advantage
- Lecture #5 – Organisational Knowledge
- Lecture #6 – Nomenclature of Contemporary ICT
- Lecture #7 – eCommerce and eBusiness
- Lecture #8 – Planning and Implementing eStrategy
- Lecture #9 – eSecurity
- Lecture #10 – Leveraging Knowledge Strategy
- Lecture #11 – Teleworking and Virtual Organisations
- Lecture #12 – Global Communities … K-Organisations
704 - International Marketing Strategy
- Lecture #1 – Culture, Mindsets, and Behaviour
- Lecture #2 – Cross-Cultural Consumer Behaviour
- Lecture #3 – Global vs Local Consumerism I
- Lecture #4 – Convergence of Marketing Environments
- Lecture #5 – Cross-Cultural Market Research
- Lecture #6 – Buyer Behaviour and Targeting
- Lecture #7 – Global vs Local Consumerism II
- Lecture #8 – International Pricing
- Lecture #9 – Distribution, Sales Promotion, and Market Entry Strategy
- Lecture #10 – International Marketing Communications and Buyer Behaviour
- Lecture #11 – Improving International Marketing Communications and Promotions
- Lecture #12 – Critical Reflection of Key Issues in International Marketing Strategy
705 - Management, Control, and Accountability for Financial Resources
- Lecture #1: Introduction
- Lecture #2: Sources of Funds
- Lecture #3: Financial Reporting to External Stakeholders
- Lecture #4: Cash Flow
- Lecture #5: Assessment of Financial Performance
- Lecture #6: Management Control: Theories and Models
- Lecture #7: Strategic Control Issues
- Lecture #8: The Nature of Costs
- Lecture #9: Calculation and Use of Full Cost Techniques
- Lecture #10: Accounting in Support of Decision-Making
- Lecture #11: Budgeting
- Lecture #12: Capital Investment
706 - Managing People in Organisations
- Lecture #1 – The Psychological Contract and Life in the Workplace
- Lecture #2 - HRM Strategy and its Fit to Organisational Goals
- Lecture #3 - Recruitment
- Lecture #4 - Selection
- Lecture #5 - Flexibility and Fragmentation at Work
- Lecture #6 - Managing Learning at Work
- Lecture #7 - Managing Human Performance
- Lecture #8 - Managing Employee Reward
- Lecture #9 - Managing Employee Voice
- Lecture #10 - Affective Well-Being
- Lecture #11 - Managing Teams
- Lecture #12 - Ethics and Diversity in People Management
707 - Strategic Management
- Lecture #1 – Overview of Strategic Management: What is Strategy?
- Lecture #2 – Overview of Strategic Management: Understanding Strategic Management
- Lecture #3 – Overview of Strategic Management: Understanding the Competitive Environment
- Lecture #4 – Analysing Resources, Capabilities and Core Competences: Analysing the Competitive Environment
- Lecture #5 - Analysing Resources, Capabilities and Core Competences: Stakeholder Analysis, Organisational Purpose, and Organisational Vision
- Lecture #6 – Analysing Resources, Capabilities and Core Competences: Understanding Core Competence
- Lecture #7 – The Foundations of Competitive Strategy: Competitive Advantages
- Lecture #8 – The Foundations of Competitive Strategy: Competitive Strategy
- Lecture #9 – The Foundations of Competitive Strategy: Strategic Choice
- Lecture #10 - Strategy Formulation and Implementation: Strategy Formulation
- Lecture #11 – Strategy Formulation and Implementation: Strategy Implementation
- Lecture #12 – Strategy Formulation and Implementation: Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
708 - Strategic Operations Management
- Lecture #1 – Introduction to Strategic Operations Management
- Lecture #2 – Strategic Thinking for Operations
- Lecture #3 – Operations Strategy Planning
- Lecture #4 – Product and Process Design
- Lecture #5 – Supply Chain Network Design
- Lecture #6 – Layout and Flow Design
- Lecture #7 – Process Technology
- Lecture #8 – HR Issues and Job Design
- Lecture #9 – Improvement and Quality in Operations
- Lecture #10 – Planning and Control I: Capacity and Demand
- Lecture #11 – Planning and Control II: Inventory and Scheduling
- Lecture #12 – Challenges for the Future
Level 7 Diploma Essential Books
|701Study Skills for Postgraduate Learning|
A - Wallace and Wray (2016), Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates 3rd Edition, SAGE Publications Ltd
B - Stella Cottrell (2013), The Study Skills Handbook (Palgrave Study Skills) 4th Edition, Palgrave Macmillan
Saunders, Lewis and Thornhill (2015) Research Methods for Business Students, 7th Edition, Pearson
|703Information and Knowledge Management|
Pearlson and Saunders (2016), Managing and Using Information Systems, 6th Edition, John Wiley and Sons Ltd
|704International Marketing Strategy|
A- Usunier J. C. (2016), facts 101 of Marketing Across Cultures 5th edition, Cram101 Publisher.
B- Usunier J. C. and Lee J. A. (2012), Marketing Across Cultures, 6th Edition, Prentice Hall
|705Management, Control and Accountability for Financial Resources|
A- David Horner (2015), Accounting for Non-Accountants 10th Edition, Kogan Page Publisher.
B- Dyson, (2010), Accounting for Non-Accounting Students, 8th Edition, FT Prentice Hall
|706Managing People in Organisations|
Marchington, M. and Wilkinson, A., (2016), Human Resource Management at Work, 6th Edition, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
A- Whittington (2015), Exploring Corporate Strategy 7th Edition. Cram 101 Publisher.
B- Johnson, Scholes and Whittington (2013), Exploring Corporate Strategy: text and cases, 10th Edition, Prentice Hall
|708Strategic Operations Management|
Slack, Chambers and Johnston (2016), Operations Management, 8th Edition, FT Prentice Hall
Accreditation & Quality Assurance:
- ABMS is registered in Switzerland and authorized and licensed to operate and issue Diplomas according to the letter number "DBK DBKS 6 / 33 / 60236" issued by Board of Education and Culture in the State of Zug.
- ABMS is Fully Accredited by ASIC UK (Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges, and Universities), ASIC is an educational accreditation agency recognised by the British Government, approved by Ofsted.gov.uk (Office for Standards in Education) & UK Border Agency (UKBA), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA - IQG USA), National Academic Recognition Information Centre (UK NARIC) and European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA).
- ABMS Master program is by ECBE (European Council for Business Education) in Belgium ECBE is a registered affiliate of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) International Quality Group (IQG)
- ABMS is ISO 29990:2010 Certified & ISO 9001:2008 Certified, ABMS is the FIRST Distance Business School in Europe with Double ISO Certifications.
- ABMS is in a candidacy status to regulate our study programs by FIBAA - Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (recognized accreditation body in Switzerland by the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research & State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI).
- ABMS is in a candidacy status to accredit our study programs by EVALAG - Evaluation Agency Baden-Württemberg, founded in 2000 by the Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts as well a recognized accreditation body by German Accreditation Council.
- ABMS students can have in additional to our award a worldwide recognized master degree from Taurida National V.I.Vernadsky University.
- ABMS is Accredited for Business and IT education by NCC Education originally part of the British National Business and Computing Centre which was established by the British Government in 1966 and is recognized by Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual.gov.uk) (Recognition Number RN5155).
- ABMS is validated awarding center by ASIQUAL UK (Academic and Skills International Qualifications).
To know more about our Accreditations, memberships or regulation please click here.
What can I do with this Diploma?
you will have 2 choices:
1. Apply for jobs, at ABMS we have a special service for our Alumni, we can help you in looking for a job.
2. After graduating from this program, you can do a "TOP UP" by writing just a thesis with one of our supervisors (thesis takes usually 6 months) and you will be awarded an MBA issued by ABMS and possible for a dual award with Taurida National University. (our MBA is in a candidacy status for accreditation by EVALAG which is a recognized accreditation body by the Swiss Accreditation Council & German Accreditation Council).
- Study fee does not include application and reservation fee (to guarantee you a study place) of 240 Euro (one-time payment and non-refundable).
- This program is 60 ECTS (1 ECTS = 25 hours)
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