|Course Level||Level 4|
|Endorsed By||Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme|
|Study Method||Online Learning|
|Course Duration||260 Hours Approx.|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
Ready to step out from the shadows and become the successful leader you know you can be? Study business management online, with Oxford Home Study Centre’s exclusive Business Management Courses. Study the art of effective business management with Oxford Home Study Centre - the web’s leading name in high-quality distance learning! Learn how business managers power key operations at a variety of levels in an organisational setting! Explore operations management, product marketing, strategic planning, the importance of quality customer support, how to motivate employees and the value of proactive change management. Enjoy the freedom to study in your own time from any location worldwide, for the chance to enhance your CV with an endorsed Level 4 Business Management Diploma! Enrol online and your success story starts today!
Why Study Business Management?
Our endorsed Business Management short courses could open the door to the most remarkable career prospects on a global basis. One of the most popular fields in higher education, the world is constantly on the lookout for the next generation of successful business leaders. Organisations of all shapes and sizes are continuously recruiting talented candidates to progress through their ranks. Whether new to business or already working in the field, this course represents the ultimate investment in your long-term success! If you fancy yourself as the next big business leader in the making, now’s the time to turn your ambition into a rewarding career for life!
Oxford Home Study Centre offers the web’s most accessible, affordable and enjoyable distance learning programmes. With no prior knowledge or experience required, our short business courses online explore the art of successful business management over a series of nine fascinating modules, as follows:
Module 1 – Introduction to Business Management
The course begins with a broad overview of the concept of business management, examining the roles and responsibilities of those who work in the field. A variety of business types and organisational structures are discussed, along with the role of the business owner and the decisions that must be made during the earliest stages of new business establishment.
Module 2 – Operations Management
A detailed exploration of operations management follows in the second module, presenting a series of important business reports and familiarising candidates with key financial terms. The importance of allocating the right duties to the right candidates is also discussed, along with the different types of operations at different levels within an organisation.
Module 3 – Getting Your Product Together
Module three turns attention to the successful development of products and services, in accordance with the nature and objectives of the business. Tools and techniques for effective inventory management are discussed, along with the importance of consistent quality control and the creation/implementation of a wider branding strategy.
Module 4 – Marketing Your Product
A fascinating introduction to marketing, advertising and promoting products follows in the fourth module. Candidates study a detailed breakdown of the marketing plan and the marketing cycle, learning how to conduct market research, target audience analysis and more.
Module 5 – Strategic Planning
The five component steps of the effective strategic planning process are detailed and discussed in module five - goal-setting, analysis, strategy formation, strategy implementation and strategy monitoring. The so-called ‘strategic planning pyramid’ is examined, alongside key concepts such of business ethics, effective money management and succession planning.
Module 6 – Building a Strong Customer Care Team
A series of essential customer care considerations are explored in module six, primarily examining the functions of a customer support team within the modern business. Candidates also learn how to provide adequate employee training, nurture strong customer relationships and gain a competitive edge through the provision of superior customer care.
Module 7 - Motivating Employees
The relationship between employee motivation and general workforce performance is investigated in module seven. Candidates learn how an effective motivational strategy can bring business-wide benefits, along with how to nurture a motivated working culture and effective techniques for dealing with demotivation where it occurs.
Module 8 - Managing Change
Module eight discusses the effects, implications and opportunities inherent with change in an organisational setting. Candidates learn how change cannot be avoided, but should instead be embraced and capitalised on. A detailed breakdown of the ‘Change Cycle’ and its core components is also presented and discussed.
Module 9 - Managing Time
Concluding the course, module nine introduces candidates to a series of helpful time-management techniques, with wide-reaching personal and professional applications. The benefits of strategic time-planning are also brought into discussion, along with time-prioritisation techniques, workload-management strategies and an overview of the SPIRIT model – Specific, Prizes, Individuals, Review, Inspiring, Time-Bound.
Paying in Instalments: £540(interest FREE Instalments)
No of Instalments: 12
Each Instalment: £36
Pay in Full: (£100 Discount) £440
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.
There are literally no limits to where a career in business management could take you. Some dream of climbing to executive status with an established brand, tapping into a world of incredible perks and privileges. For others, it’s a case of escaping the traditional 9-to-5 grind and exploring entrepreneurship opportunities. Whatever your goals in business management, this endorsed Level 4 Business Management short course will help you take that next important step. Even at entry-level, business managers typically earn in excess of £20,000.