Business Management (Level 4 and Level 5 – 240 Credits)

Course Overview

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 30-50 hours of optional learning material. These materials comprise of recommended exercises, recommended readings and internet resources.

What is included?

  • 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 £19.90
  • FREE laptop
  • Free CV writing help on completion of the course

The fee for enrolling onto the Level 4 and Level 5 courses together is £2200. Alternatively students can enrol onto a single level (level 4 or 5) for £1800 each.<br><br>

Students can make payment using one of the following methods:<br><br>
<li>Credit or debit card</li>
<li>Bank transfer</li>
<li>Interest free monthly instalments</li>
<li>Western Union</li>
All course material, including online modules and written assignments
Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Skype sessions<br>
Dedicated student support<br>
Access to an online social learning forum<br>
Assignment marking and feedback<br>
FREE NUS Extra card worth £19.90<br>
FREE Laptop<br>
Free CV writing help on completion of the course<br>
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.<br><br>

<b>Northampton University</b><br><br>
BA (Hons) in Business and Management Top up – £3800<br><br>
BSc (Hons) in International Accounting Top up - £3800<br><br>

<b>University of Derby</b><br><br>
Undergraduate Top up to BA – £4400<br><br>

<b>Edinburgh Napier University</b><br><br>
BA in Business Management (Top-Up) – £4600<br>
BA in Business and Enterprise (Top-Up) – £4600<br>
BA in Sales Management (Top-Up) – £4600<br><br>

<b>Anglia Ruskin University</b><br><br>
BSc (Hons) Business Management (Final Year) – £4500<br><br>
BA (Hons) Management (Top-Up) – £4500<br><br>

<b>University of Sunderland – On Campus</b><br><br>
BA (Hons) Business and Management (Year 3 ) – £9250<br><br>

<b>University of Bolton</b><br><br>
BA (Hons) Top-up, fee £10,250, duration 2 semesters<br><br>

<b>Buckinghamshire New University</b><br><br>
BA (Hons) Top-up, fee £3,000<br><br>
<b>Coventry University</b><br><br>
BA (Hons) Top-up – progression from ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management, fee £9,560<br><br>

<b>Southern Cross University</b><br><br>
Bachelor of Business<br>
Bachelor of Business Administration<br>
Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management<br>
Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management<br>
Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management<br><br>
Please enquire for top up prices for Southern Cross University<br><br>

<b>University of Hertfordshire</b><br><br>
BA (Hons) Business Administration (top-up) (Online) | Courses | University of Hertfordshire (<br><br>

<b>University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)</b><br><br>
Business Management (Top Up), BA (Hons) – University of Central Lancashire (<br><br>

<b>University of Cumbria</b><br><br>

BA (Hons) Global Business Management (Top-Up) Course – University of Cumbria<br><br>
BA (Hons) International Business Management (Top-up) Course – University of Cumbria<br><br>

<b>University of Chichester</b><br><br>
BA (Hons) Business Management (Top Up) <br><br>

<b>Sheffield Hallam University</b><br><br>
BA (Honours) International Business with Management<br><br>

<b>University of Nicosia, Cyprus</b><br><br>
Undergraduate Top up to BA – €6000<br><br>
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.
<b>Developing personal skills</b><br><br>
Develop a range of personal skills vital to the world of business. Concentrating on communication, leadership and decision making techniques.<br><br>

<b>Effective communication</b><br><br>
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.<br><br>

<b>The business environment</b><br><br>
Explore issues outside of the business that may affect the business and its operations. Looking into economics, international dimensions, nature and competition.<br><br>

<b>The marketing mix</b><br><br>
Exploring and using the marketing mix as part of the business planning process.<br><br>

<b>Strategic HRM</b><br><br>
This module looks at employees and people as a business’ most valuable asset. Recruit the best, reward the best and retain the best.<br><br>

<b>Managing ethically</b><br><br>
Explore the various theories and models of management and their different contexts.<br><br>

<b>Culture and the organisation</b><br><br>
What is meant by culture? Why is it important? How does it differ between organisations?<br><br>

<b>Customers and customer service</b><br><br>
This module looks at customers as the fulcrum of any business.<br><br>

<b>Fundamentals of accounting</b><br><br>
On completion of this module, learners will understand accounts and how they can be used to give insight into the health of the organisation.<br><br>

<b>Financial management and control</b><br><br>
In this module, learners will compare and contrast some examples of good and bad financial decision making and the impact on the business.<br><br>

<b>The entrepreneurial manager</b><br><br>
What is an Entrepreneur? Examine the skills and qualities of entrepreneurship.<br><br>

<b>Organisation structures</b><br><br>
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.<br><br>

<b>Practical accounting analysis</b><br><br>
Learners will complete exercises in accounts throughout this module to understand what they are telling us and the actions that analysis can precipitate.<br><br>

<b>Business planning and goal setting</b><br><br>
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.<br><br>

<b>Politics and business</b><br><br>
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.<br><br>

<b>Business law</b><br><br>
Explore the statutory responsibilities of managers as learners look into the legalities of business and business executives.<br><br>

<b>Managing in today’s world</b><br><br>
Business in the modern world. This module focuses on governance and equality as a means to do right in business.<br><br>

<b>Performance management</b><br><br>
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.<br><br>

<b>Marketing and sales planning</b><br><br>
Learners will analyse how markets, customers, competitors and products can come together in a cohesive plan.<br><br>

<b>Quantitative skills</b><br><br>
On successful completion of this module, learners will have knowledge of numeric exercises and will understand their use within the context of the business.<br><br>
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.<br><br>

<b>The assignment unit titles for the level 4 course are:</b><br><br>

<li>Marketing mix</li>
<li>The business environment</li>
<li>Corporate social responsibility</li>
<li>Customer relationship management</li>
<li>Financial techniques for managers</li>
<li>People in organisation</li>
<li>Resources management</li>
More information about the level 4 units can be found here ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business and Management | Athe<br><br>

<b>The assignment unit titles for the level 5 course are:</b><br><br>
<li>Managing communications</li>
<li>Business organisations in a global context</li>
<li>People management</li>
<li>Finance for managers</li>
<li>Research project</li>
<li>Marketing principles and practice</li>
<li>Planning a new business venture</li>
<li>Business law</li>
More information about the level 5 units can be found here ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business and Management | Athe
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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