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Association of Business Executives (ABE )

Organisations that are successful, whether large or small, have been satisfactorily managed. The development of an organisation is centred on such organisation equipping the staff with the required skills for performance at consistent level.

The Association of Business Executives (ABE) provides students with professional business qualifications that assist them in their chosen career as well as furthering their educational pursuit even at University level. Programme Structure:

The Business Management programme will comprise three levels:

Level 4 Diploma in Business Management
Mandatory Units:


* Introduction to Business
* Introduction to Quantitative Methods
* Introduction to Business Communication
* Introduction to Accounting.

Level 5 Diploma in Business Management
Mandatory Units:


* Quantitative Methods for Business Management
* The Business Environment
* Financial Accounting
* Marketing Policy, Planning and Communication
* Organisational Behaviour
* Human Resource Management.

Candidates will need to pass two of these optional units:
* Principles of Business Law
* Managerial Accounting
* Economics for Business
* Managing the Customer Relationship
* Entrepreneurship and Business Development.

Level 6 Diploma in Business Management
Mandatory Units:


* Corporate Strategy and Planning
* Managing in Organisations
* International Business Case Study

Candidates will need to pass two of these optional units:
* Strategic Marketing Management
* Strategic Human Resource Management
* Project Management

Corporate Finance:
Full Time One Year
Part Time Two Years

Entry Requirements:

Level 4:
Candidates should have attained Level 2 Qualifications (O Levels) in Mathematics and English Language or can demonstrate competence through obtaining an alternative qualification of similar standard.

Level 5:
Candidates who have passed ABE Level 4 Diploma in Business Management are eligible to take this qualification. Applications from candidates, who, although not holding a formal entry qualification, have been in appropriate employment for at least two years, will be considered on their merits. A signed reference letter from employers must accompany all such applications.

Level 6:
Candidates who have passed ABE Level 5 Diploma in Business Management are eligible to take this qualification. Other Level 5 qualifications from another internationally recognised awarding body or approved Overseas Institute of Higher Education will be considered.

Student Membership:
All students studying for an ABE qualification are advised to register with ABE as a student.

Students must be registered member of ABE before they would be allowed entry for examinations.

June Examinations – register by the first Friday in March (7 March 2014)
December Examinations – register by the first Friday in September (5 September 2014)

 

*Students should be aware of the closing dates for registration and examinations as these are strictly adhered to.*

 

Institute of Administrative Management (IAM)

The Institute of Administrative Management (IAM) is the oldest Management Institute in the UK having inspired professional business managers and administrators since 1915.

The main focus of IAM is on developing professional administrators, administrative managers, and business leaders. Administrative Management is quite critical to the success of all businesses. It is essential for all organisations, and assists in providing good performance. The Qualifications are for those wishing to learn about or build a successful career in business management. These qualifications are designed to meet Business Management.

Programme Structure:
QCF Diploma: IAM Diplomas provide excellent opportunity for people wishing to get higher level studies.

Level 4:
This is aimed at practising and aspiring Managers who wish to gain skills in a range of business and administrative areas.

Mandatory Units:
Group 1
- Administrative Management & Systems
* Fundamentals of Administrative Management
* Administrative Systems

Group 2 - Managing Operations and Quality
* Managing Operations
* Managing Quality

Group 3 - Managing and Developing Human Resources in Organisations
* Personal Effectiveness
* Managing People in Organisations

Group 4 - Managing Finance, Information and Knowledge
* Managing Information and Knowledge
* Finance for Administrative Managers.

Optional units:
* Administration for Executive Assistants
* Introduction to Islamic Finance
* Managing Business Facilities

Imported Optional Units:
* Management Accounting: Costing and Budgeting
* Marketing Intelligence
* The Internet and E-business
* Business Events Management

Qualification Accreditation Number: 501/1567/4
Credit Value: 120 Guided Learning Hours
(GLH): 545 – 580
This qualification requires the learner to obtain a minimum of 120 credits.
This will be achieved through the completion of eight mandatory units (worth 100 credits) and two optional units (worth a minimum of 20 credits).
The Mandatory units are grouped into four assessments groups.

Assessment:
Each mandatory assessment group is assessed by either a single, three hour examination or a single, 2000 – 25000 word assignment. Each optional unit is assessed by a 2000 – 2500 word assignment. A score of 40% is required to pass each assessment; results are graded.

Level 5:


Mandatory Units:
Group 1 - Strategic Administration of Operations, Information and Finance
* Operations Management
* Information for Strategic Decision Making
* Advanced Finance for Business Managers

Group 2 - Strategic Administration of Human Resources, Knowledge & Change
* Organisational Analysis and Change
* Human Resource Management
* Knowledge Management Strategy

Group 3 - Governance, Leadership & Motivation
* The context of corporate governance
* Leadership, Motivation and Group dynamics

Group 4 - Research & thinking skills for Business Managers
* Business Research

Optional Units:
* Economics for Business
* Organisational Facilities Management
* Islamic Finance

Imported Optional Units:
* Finance Systems & Auditing
* Small Business Enterprise
* European Business
* Business Ethics

Qualification Accreditation Number: 501 / 2122 / 4
Credit Value: 120 Guided Learning Hours
(GLH): 585 – 615

This qualification requires the learner to obtain a minimum of 120 credits.
This will be achieved through the completion of nine mandatory units (worth 100 credits) and two optional units (worth a minimum of 20 credits).
The Mandatory Units are grouped into four assessment groups.

Assessment:
Groups 1-3 are each assessed by either a single, three hour examination or a single, 2500 – 3000 word assignment. Group 4 is assessed by a 2500 – 3000 word business research project. Each optional unit is assessed by a 2500 – 3000 word assignment. A score of 40% is required to pass assessment; resulted are graded.

Level 6:
This is inspired by the MBA (Master in Business Administration) model and approaches learning in a practical, applied way. This is aimed at practising and aspiring senior Managers who wish to gain high–level skills in Strategic Management.

A combination of mandatory and optional units provides each learner with the key theories and concepts underpinning the course, whilst enabling the selection of units which are of particular interest to the learner.

Mandatory Units:
* Strategic Management (601)
* The Dynamics of Leadership (602)
* Management Information Systems for Business (603)
* Advanced Finance for Decision Making (604)

Optional Units:
* Marketing Management in Business (605)
* Customer Focus for Strategic Advantage (606)
* Leadership skills (607)
* Managing Risk in Business (608).

Qualification Accreditation Number: 600/1528/7
Credit Value: 120 Guided Learning Hours
(GLH) 480

This qualification requires the learner to obtain a minimum of 120 credits.
This will be achieved through the completion of four mandatory units (worth 80 credits) and two optional units (worth a minimum of 40 credits).

Assessment:
Units 601, 602 and 604 are each assessed by either a three hour examination or a 3000 – 3500 word assignment. Units 603 and 607 are each assessed by a 3000 – 3500 word reflective portfolio. The remaining optional units are each assessed by a 3000 – 3500 word assignment. A score of 40% is required to pass each assessment; results are graded.

Course Intakes:

January

July

September