Foundation Certificate in Business Management

Provided by ERC Institute


Awarded by ERC Institute

Course introduction


The Foundation Certificate in Business Management is designed to enable students to attain the basic thinking skills, creative ability, and technical knowledge in areas such as Business Research and Statistics, Economic Principles, Business Management, Ethics and Sustainability, Business Reports and also to develop students’ ability to understand and use the English language effectively. In addition, students will learn to be flexible and sensitive to the dynamic changes in business trends and also the needs of their industry.

ERCI runs its classes on a lecture-tutorial system. The average teacher-student ratio for lectures and tutorials are as follows:

  •     Lectures - 150 Students to 1 Lecturer
    Tutorials - 35 Students to 1 Tutor

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Assessment Framework
Courses are assessed by a combination of coursework, practical assignments and examinations. Unless otherwise stated, all modules within the Foundation Certificate in Business Management programme are assessed based on the 30% Competency-Based Assessment with the rest of the 70% based on individual assignments, class tests, quizzes and group assignments.


Area of Studies

Course Modules
Module 1: English Beginner Level (144 Hours) => [60 Credits]
Module 2: English Pre-Intermediate Level (144 Hours) => [60 Credits]
Module 3: English Intermediate Level (144 Hours) => [60 Credits]
Module 4: Business Research and Statistics (36 Hours) => [15 Credits]
Module 5: Economic Principles (36 Hours) => [15 Credits]
Module 6: Business Management, Ethics and Sustainability (36 Hours) => [15 Credits]
Module 7: Business Reports (36 Hours) => [15 Credits]

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Local  applicants should possess the minimum qualifications:

  • Minimum C6 in English Language at GCE ‘O’ Level
  • 2 GCE ‘O’ Level Credits (Grade C6) or regional equivalent
    Note: [the only language subject to be accepted is English]
International applicants should possess the minimum qualifications:
  • Minimum of Year 10 Studies or equivalent
  • IELTS 4.5 or regional equivalent
Applicants should be at least 16 years of age at the time of registration.
All applications are subject to the Institute’s assessment of eligibility for entry into the programme.

Graduation Requirements

Students must pass all prescribed modules in the Foundation Certificate in Business Management programme with a minimum grade of P (Pass).

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Intakes for the Foundation Certificate in Business Administration commence at an interval of every 2 -3 months. All applications should be submitted to ERCI no later than 2 months before the commencement.

Fees & Funding

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