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

Course Overview

The level 4 Diploma in Entrepreneurship and the level 5 Extended Diploma in Management are a 240 credit course designed to provide business managers and the CEO’s of tomorrow with the skills they will need to succeed in business, with a specific focus on innovation and entrepreneurship within medium to large businesses.

The Management and Entrepreneurship course at level 4 and 5 is equivalent to the first two years of an undergraduate course, allowing learners to progress onto the final year of an undergraduate degree programme at a University.

This course is made up of 10 Level 4 modules and 10 level 5 modules, each of which will be assessed by one multiple choice exam and written assignments (10 assignments at level 4 and 8 assignments at level 5). To help you study for these assessments, our team of expert academics have designed a series of exclusive, comprehensive lessons for online study. This material will cover everything you need to know and can be accessed anytime and anywhere.

Each module of the course consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-50 hours of optional learning material. These materials are comprised of interactive exercises, further 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>University of Sunderland – On Campus</b><br><br>
BA (Hons) Business and Management (Year 3 ) – £9250<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 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 (herts.ac.uk)<br><br>
<b>University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)</b><br><br>
Business Management (Top Up), BA (Hons) – University of Central Lancashire (uclan.ac.uk)<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>
London Graduate School (lgsglobal.uk)<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>Managing business operations</b><br><br>
This module aims to introduce learners to key aspects of all businesses and how they operate within the
wider business environment as well as internally. Learners will gain knowledge and understanding of key business functions and their importance to business success.<br><br>
<b>Business environment</b><br><br>
This module aims to develop the learner’s knowledge of the business environment and its impact on organisations. This includes factors that shape the internal environment and other external influences. Using this knowledge, learners will be able to develop approaches for managing change.<br><br>
<b>Personal effectiveness</b><br><br>
This module explores the skills of different approaches to learning and examines the significance of time management. It investigates the skills managers need to develop to solve problems and to make decisions, as well as discussing the issue of management stress.<br><br>
<b>The entrepreneurial manager</b><br><br>
This module aims to identify competing perspectives on the nature of entrepreneurial management as both a function and a process supporting the process of organisational change and development.<br><br>
<b>Business planning and goal setting</b><br><br>
This module aims to identify mechanisms for the setting of organisational goals and their achievement as part of the process of business planning.<br><br>
<b>The manager’s toolkit</b><br><br>
This module provides a selection of the most useful tools used in management and explores some of the uses of each. It aims to provide sufficient information to understand the principles behind each tool and enable them to be used with confidence. The module aims to help learners analyse situations within the organisation; develop solutions to organisational problems; evaluate an organisation’s position in its operating and competitive environment; and develop elements of an effective organisational strategy.<br><br>
<b>Managing and using finance</b><br><br>
This module aims to provide an outline of the use and management of finance within an organisation. This includes an introduction to accounting and financial terminology. Learners are also introduced to the basics of financial reporting.<br><br>
<b>Managing and using marketing</b><br><br>
This module aims to develop knowledge of marketing as key management tool. This includes understanding the marketing planning process and the role of internal as well as external marketing. Using this knowledge, learners will be able to understand the value of marketing activities to an organisation.<br><br>
<b>Psychology of entrepreneurship</b><br><br>
This module aims to introduce the fundamental principles of the science of psychology, relating them to the entrepreneurial perspective of business management.<br><br>
<b>Innovation and creativity</b><br><br>
This module describes the role of innovation and creativity for organisations. It considers models used to help understand and recognise their importance, as well as techniques to facilitate their use as part of strategic development.<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 level 4 Diploma in Entrepreneurship has 10 modules and 10 written assignments and the level 5 Extended Diploma in Management has 10 modules and 8 written assignments. 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>Managing business operations</li>
<li>Business environment</li>
<li>Personal effectiveness</li>
<li>The entrepreneurial manager</li>
<li>Business planning and goal setting</li>
<li>The manager’s toolkit</li>
<li>Managing and using finance</li>
<li>Managing and using marketing</li>
<li>Psychology and entrepreneurship</li>
<li>Innovation and creativity</li>
<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>
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Successful completion of The Undergraduate Level 4 (Diploma in Entrepreneurship) and Level 5 (Extended Diploma in Management) and the final year of an accredited Undergraduate Degree programme, students will have attained the right credentials to go on and apply for a job in management, HR, strategic business management or set up their own business.
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