Advanced Diploma in Business Studies

Provided by London School of Business & Finance

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Awarded by LSBF


Course introduction

Introduction


The Advanced Diploma in Business Studies has been developed by London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) as a progression route for students aiming for a Higher Education qualification in the subject area, and/or for students aiming for a career in business and management.
Graduates of the Advanced Diploma in Business Studies may wish to progress further in their studies and will be equipped to join a level six (Honours degree) qualification in Business Studies or Management. Graduates wishing instead to enter employment at this stage will be suited to roles that require effective, autonomous action and the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making skills.



Curriculum Overview


Programme Structure


The Advanced Diploma in Business Studies aims to provide students with:

  • The ability to apply underlying concepts and principles of business and management in an employment context.
  • Knowledge of the main methods of enquiry in the academic study of Business Studies and management.
  • An understanding of the limits of their knowledge, and how this influences analyses and interpretations based on that knowledge.



Area of Studies


On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and how they are managed;
  • Demonstrate effective problem solving and decision making using appropriate quantitative and qualitative skills including identifying, formulating and solving business problems;
  • Take and demonstrate responsibility for their own learning and continuing personal and   professional development;
  • Undertake further training, develop existing skills and acquire new competences that will enable them to assume significant responsibility within organisations;
  • Acquired a range of personal and professional skills that can be used in a wide range of situations and contexts;
  • Gained the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making;



Entry Requirements


Minimum Age: 19

Local students shall possess one of the following:

  • LSBF Diploma in Business Studies
  • Local Polytechnic Diploma in a relevant field
International students shall possess one of the following:
  • LSBF Diploma in Business Studies
  • Equivalent Local Polytechnic Diploma in a relevant field in respective home countries in English medium
AND

Both local and international students MUST fulfil the minimum English language entry requirement of one of the following :
  • Achieved grade C6 or better in English language in GCE O level;
  • Pass in English Language in Year 10 High School qualification or equivalent;
  • IELTS 5.5/TOEFL 550;
  • Completed LSBF Preparatory Course in English Upper Intermediate Level;
Students with non-standard entry requirements (e.g. other PEI qualification, lack of equivalent Year 12 in home country, LSBF Diploma in other discipline, etc) will be assessed on a case by case basis subject to approval of the Academic Board.



Duration & Intake


Programme Duration


COURSE DURATION
Full Time: 8 Months
Students attend lessons 3 hours per day plus directed/independent study for a period of 8 months from Monday to Friday.

Part Time: 12 Months
Students attend 3-hr lessons 3 nights a week and scheduled weekends   for a period of 12 months.

MODE OF DELIVERY
Lectures, Tutorial, Seminars, Workshops, Case Study and Exercises, Class Discussion.



Fees & Funding

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