ABE Level 5 Diploma in Business Management

Programme Overview

Businesses and organisations require strong leadership and management skills. Every company looks out for capable leaders and managers. The ABE Diploma in Business and Management, will equip learners with business skills, knowledge and understanding to achieve high performance in a global business environment.

You will develop vital employability and communications skills, explore new ideas and gain a deep awareness of business. A level 5 Diploma in business management at Chelsea Business School will open new exciting opportunities in your career field. Previous graduates from this diploma have gone onto successful careers nationally and internationally.

Programme Structure

The ABE Level 5 Diploma is built upon the subjects covered in the Level 4 Business Management Diploma and gives more extensive coverage of knowledge and understanding in Business Management. Learners must complete four core mandatory units and two of the three optional units to achieve ABE level 5 Diploma in Business Management.

  • Total guided learning hours (GHL) is 420 hours
  • Total qualification time (TQT) is 1200 hours
  • Credit Value: 120 credits
  • Mode of study: Online
  • Duration: One year
  • Fees: £4500

Programme Modules

ABE UNIT CODEUnite Title Level GLHCredits 
Core Mandatory Units 
5UMAO Managing Agile Organisations and People57020
5UIBPInnovation and Business Performance57020
5UEFMEffective Financial Management 57020
5UIBEInternational Business Economics and Markets57020
Optional Units 
5UOMOperations Management 57020
5UADMAnalytical Decision- Making57020
5UMSRManaging Stakeholders Relationships57020

Module Description

Managing Agile Organisations and People

This unit will explore the traditional nature and form of organisations and how the external environment has led to the emergence of new business models and ways of working. The implications of this on the role and scope of management will be considered drawing out the professional implications for those aspiring to a career in management. A range of contemporary working practices will be studied, examining their risks and benefits, leading to an understanding of how these can best be deployed. The unit will also consider the contribution staff can make in helping ensure sustainable organisational success.

Innovation and Business Performance

Throughout the world,  innovation is a key factor that gives rise to changes in market conditions for different goods and services.  As a result, businesses need to constantly evolve in order to compete effectively, underlining the need for strong business performance. This unit focuses upon the importance of business performance and the need to identify, develop and utilise the appropriate forms of measurement that are essential for informed managerial decisions and for evaluating results. The impact of innovation within an organisation is very much part of this focus. The unit aims to provide you with a theoretical framework of the concept of innovation that can be used to assess its impact in a range of business contexts and situations.

Effective Financial Management

The focus of this unit is the management of financial resources in a business. It addresses the applied techniques that managers need in order to make informed financial decisions and also addresses the critical and theoretical knowledge and skills that managers need in a financial role.

International Business Economics and Markets

This unit develops a strong understanding of economic theory and principles in the ever changing and dynamic international marketplace. When a firm decides to engage in international trade they have a number of options to choose from and the aim of the unit is to make you aware of the relevance of each method of entry through the analysis of case histories.A key focus will be how multinational firms and organisations operate in a competitive marketplace. One of the driving factors is the rise of information and communication technologies and many markets that were previously limited geographically are now truly international. The factors of production are becoming more mobile across the world with the movement of labour and capital being commonplace.

Operations Management

The effective management of operations is vital in modern day business. This module will introduce you to operations, logistics and supply chain management, an essential topic which offers excellent employment opportunities. We will consider challenges  in introducing a successful operations and supply chain approach, how internal operations will have to work together to achieve common objectives, and how organisations need to co-operate at a strategic level.

Analytical Decision- Making

This unit is designed to provide you with the theoretical, practical and technical knowledge to identify, define, analyse and interpret data from a broad range of sources to support critical business decisions in a variety of contexts and using a range of methodologies.You will gain technical skills in research methodology including the collection, analysis and interpretation of multiple data sets using narrative and predictive techniques and models. These skills will encourage you to develop your business acumen and will be useful in conjunction with other units within the level 5 syllabus, for example the Innovation and Business Performance unit

Managing Stakeholders Relationships

Stakeholders come in many forms: governments, pressure groups, employees and customers to name just a few. Some are more important than others but all can affect an organisation in some way.  For example, pressure groups can encourage consumers to boycott brands in a matter of minutes using social media;  shareholders can overturn board decisions; governments can bring in legislation that will change the nature of an industry sector and consumers can tell millions of others about poor service by just clicking a few keys.In this unit, you will explore different stakeholders in depth, analysing their potential impact and influence in order to develop relevant relationship management strategies that will enable organisations to overcome threats, take advantage of opportunities, achieve their objectives and protect their brand

Entry Requirements

  • A typical offer will require students to have completed a 4 level program or equivalent.
  • If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 in each component is required. We also accept Anglia Examination, Cambridge Certificate (Academic) PTE.
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