ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Business and Management - Malta Business School
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ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Business and Management

About this programme

This qualification is designed for learners who are seeking to enhance their job prospects in a range of industries and functions. The programme includes a core selection of fundamental management subjects such as Human Resources, Finance and International Business. The programme aims to develop key management skills. Following this qualification, learners can progress to the Extended Diploma in Management and then to the final year of a bachelor’s degree course in the area of management studies.

This Diploma option is 60 credits.  [Learners can progress to an Extended Diploma with 120 credits.]

Who is it for?

This Diploma in Management programme is designed for professionals in employment who can be in various roles of responsibility (such as, but not limited to, managerial or supervisory positions) as well as aspiring managers, team leaders and owners of small businesses.

Course content

The Diploma in Management is delivered over 4 Units:

  1. Managing Communication
  2. People Management
  3. Finance for Managers
  4. Business Organisations in a Global Context

Learning Outcomes per Unit

Each Unit carries a set of learning outcomes and assessment criteria. The learning outcomes set out what a learner is expected to know, understand or be able to do as the result of the learning process. The assessment criteria describe the requirements a learner is expected to meet in order to demonstrate that the learning outcome has been achieved.

Unit: Managing Communications

This unit aims to develop knowledge and understanding of communication within and between organisations. Learners will also review their own communication skills in an organisational context.

At the end of this Unit students will have achieved the following learning outcomes:

  • Understand channels of communication within and between organisations and their effectiveness
  • Be able to assess the factors that impact on workplace communication
  • Be able to demonstrate the effective use of own communication skills within the workplace
  • Be able to evaluate the effectiveness of communication within an organisation

Unit: People Management

This unit will enable learners to understand how to manage individuals and teams. They will study organisational factors and how these impact on and influence individual and team behaviour, as well as learning management tools and techniques to help them effectively manage individuals and teams.

At the end of this Unit students will have achieved the following learning outcomes:

  • Understand how structure, culture and other factors impact on people in organisations
  • Understand how to manage individuals and teams in order to achieve sustainable business performance
  • Understand how to develop individuals and teams in order to achieve sustainable business performance
  • Be able to review people management strategies in an organisation

Unit: Finance for Managers

The unit aims to equip learners with the knowledge and understanding of the sources and use of finance in organisations and how to evaluate and interpret financial data.

At the end of this Unit students will have achieved the following learning outcomes:

  • Understand the sources of finance available to organisations
  • Be able to assess an organisation’s financial performance
  • Be able to use costing methods to make informed organisational decisions

Unit: Business Organisations in a Global Context

This unit develops learners understanding of the issues organisations face operating within a global context. This understanding will allow learners to review the issues currently impacting on business organisations.

At the end of this Unit students will have achieved the following learning outcomes:

  • Understand differences in global business operations
  • Understand the impact of external factors on global business organisations
  • Understand the impact of globalisation on the internal operations of business organisations
  • Be able to review current issues that impact on business activities of a specified country

Progression routes

From the ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Management you can progress to the ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management, and then to a bachelor degree top-up. Talk to us for further information on university top-ups.

Entry criteria

This qualification provides a flexible route for learners who:

  • Have already achieved qualifications at a lower level
  • Do not have a business or management qualification (but who may have qualifications in other areas) but who would like to learn more about business and management
  • Have prior professional experience at the work place
  • Are at least 19 years of age or older
  • Learners must have an appropriate standard of English to enable them to access relevant resources to complete unit assignments.

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