Diploma in Business Administration (Level 4)
Course Level Level 4
Awarding Body ABC AWARDS
Study Method Distance Learning
Course Duration 260 Recommended Study Hours
Entry Requirements No Entry Requirements
Start Date Ongoing
Pay in Full
Get £ 100.00 Discount when you pay in full.
Discounted Fee: £ 440
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Pay in Instalments
£ 108 Deposit & 12 payments of £ 36 / Month
Total Fee: £ 540
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Online Business Diploma.

Explore the core skills and essential industry insights required to begin or advance rewarding careers in high-level business administration.  Discover what makes the difference between an entry-level admin worker and a professionally-qualified administrative specialist.  Private and public sector organisations at all levels depend upon flawless administration services to facilitate largely every aspect of day to day operations.  Even in the instance of a primarily practical brand or service provider, administration lies at the heart of every successful business.  In an era of large-scale application automation, the human workforce is still depended on to plan, implement, oversee and manage all aspects of business administration.

This Online Business Diploma, has been designed for those already working in an office environment, or perhaps looking to begin a new career in an administrative capacity.  No specific prior education or professional experience is required to get the very most out of this diploma, which has the potential to help candidates begin careers above entry-level.  Over the course of 13 insightful and intensive modules, candidates are gradually guided through each and every core element of professional business administration from a contemporary corporate perspective.

Beginning with a general overview of the business environment, course content on this diploma business administration online, introduces candidates to the most important fundamentals of administrative management, a series of crucial human resource management discussions and the management of finances, resources and performance.  Candidates also explore the basics of business marketing, risk assessment and management, a number of effective time management strategies, stress management and ultimately how to start and manage a successful business.

This diploma of business administration online, is delivered over 13 modules:

Module 1 – The Business Environment

In the first course module, candidates are provided with a broad overview of the business environment in general, incorporating a close inspection of micro and macro environments.  Course content introduces a series of business types and their respective ownerships, a variety of internal and external factors that can affect a business, business ethics, the social responsibilities of the modern business and more.

Module 2 – Fundamentals of Administrative Management

A comprehensive introduction to the concept of administrative management follows in the second module, which provides candidates with an important definition as to what management means from a contemporary business perspective.  A series of general management principles are outlined, along with several important management functions and characteristics.

Module 3 – HR Management

Human resource management forms the primary core focus of Module 3, which begins by introducing candidates to the primary functions of the human resource manager and a series of important HR ethics.  Along with the primary objectives of human resource management for the modern business, course content covers professional HR planning.

Module 4 – Performance Management

Diploma Module 4 brings performance management into discussion, with specific focus on the primary objectives, functions and benefits of professional performance management.  The concept of the performance appraisal is also outlined and explored.

Module 5 – Managing Finance

A series of financial management concepts and teachings are introduced in the following module.  Course content covers a number of contemporary issues, including the objectives and functions of financial management, scope for financial management, planning for funds and an overview of financial responsibility and accountability.

Module 6 – Managing Resources

Resource management from a contemporary business perspective represents the primary core focus of Module 6, which explores the most important requirements for the provision of effective resource management and the benefits of planning/implementing a workable resource management strategy.  Candidates also explore a series of challenges and issues related to resource management.

Module 7 – Effective Marketing

A brief introduction to effective business marketing is provided in Module 7, which guides candidates through the specifics of both creating and implementing an efficient marketing plan.  Course content also provides an overview of the “6 Ps” and the core elements of the marketing mix.

Module 8 – Business Communications and Report Writing

The importance of exceptionally strong business communications is outlined and explored in Module 8, which also walks students through the basics of professional report writing.  Along with exploring the key elements and structures of several reports and business communication types, candidates are guided through the most important key guidelines for effective corporate communications in general.

Module 9 – Time, Stress and Crisis Management

The following course module introduces candidates to a series of strategies for effectively and efficiently managing both time and stress.  Along with an overview of workable and efficient stress management techniques, course content covers the preparation and implementation of an effective crisis management plan.

Module 10 – Assess, Manage and Monitor Risks

Risk management enter the conversation in Module 10, which guides candidates through a brief history of risk management and its most important core elements.  Along with an overview of contemporary risk management as it exists today, course content provides an introduction to a wide variety of risk types and risk management tools.

Module 11 – Build and Maintain Effective Customer Relations

The importance of building and consistently managing strong customer relations represents the primary theme throughout Module 11, breaking the concept of customer relationship-management down to its core components.  Along with exploring the traits and behaviours of positive and negative customers, candidates learn exactly how to transform negative customer experiences into positives for the business.

Module 12 – Team Management

Course content in Module 12 focuses primarily on team management skills and associated theoretical teachings.  A variety of critical subtopics are covered, including the benefits of professional team management, how to build effective teams, an overview of the different types of business teams and an introduction to Bruce Tuckman's Team Development Model.

Module 13 – Starting a Business

In the final course module, candidates are guided through the most important aspects and considerations for those interested in starting their own businesses.  Along with a comprehensive overview of the advantages of running a private business, course content introduces professional business plans, the marketing plan, effective methods for projecting costs, workable pricing methods and more.

Payment Option

Paying in Instalments: £540(interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £108

No of Instalments: 12

Each Instalment: £36

Pay in Full: (£100 Discount) £440

Course Accreditation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementfrom ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Oxford home study centre has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Oxford home study centre to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

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