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Diploma in Business

Management  (RQF)

(MQA NQF level 5 & 6 equivalence)

What does the qualification cover?

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 qualification covers all the essential knowledge you need to progress your career within an office based business environment. You will also gain an in-depth understanding of today’s business world, trends, challenges, opportunities and you will be able to develop core skills relating to business and management, customer service management, marketing, sales and global business.  


An Overview

The content of Level 4 Diploma in Business Management qualification is focused on managing communication, business organisations in a global context, people management, finance for managers as well as an understanding of the research skills and personal development expected of a manager. It includes a broad range of highly relevant business and management subject areas, making it ideal for those who have started, or are planning to move into, a career in private or public sector business. 


The Level 5 Diploma in Business Management qualification is designed for learners to enhance their understanding of management in the context of general business. It will equip learners to find employment with junior management prospects in general business or to continue professional or academic studies in a related area.

What are our entry requirements?

To enrol onto the level 4 course, you must be at least 16 and have a full secondary education at A level. Before enrolling onto the level 5 course, you must have attained a level 4 or equivalent.

Mature student will also be considered after interview.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?

Work placement is not essential for this module. However MITQ will highly recommend its students to gather work placement experience in order to improve their professional skills. During placement, learners will get our guidance and support needed to prepare them for real work environment.

The Course Structure at Level 4

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.

The Course Structure at Level 5

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.


How is it assessed?

All units are internally assessed by your Tutor through assessments and a portfolio of evidence. At the end of our academic year TQUK will carry out an External Quality Assurance of the qualifications.

How long does it take to complete?

These 2 qualifications will take 18 months to complete.

What next?

If you decide to top up to a full undergraduate degree through an accredited UK university

Career Pathway

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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