Students are required to study the following eight core units:

  • Essentials of Management – covers the principles and functions of management. Students will be taught the key elements in planning and decision-making, and the significance of different controls required in an organisation.

  • Fundamentals of Economics – covers fundamental economic theories and concepts which are applied in decision-making in a business environment. Students will gain an understanding of the economic environment and its effect upon business organisations and their markets.

  • Communications for Business – gives an introduction to a wide range of skills for business professionals. Students will cover the production of various types of documents and presentations as well as the skills needed to communicate effectively in a business environment.

  • Understanding Business Organisations – introduces the objectives, roles, functions and various forms of business organisations as they adapt to a dynamic and changing environment.

  • Business Mathematics – covers a range of mathematical techniques and formulae to support business studies and develop the ability to make informed business decisions. Students will also be taught to present and analyse business data.

  • Introduction to Finance – introduces the basic concepts and techniques of financial and managerial accounting. It considers the role of accounting in recording and reporting financial performance and in providing information to decision makers.

  • eBusiness – explores a wide range of applications for eCommerce and the use of these in solving business problems. Students will learn about state-of-the-art technologies and their major impact on the business world.

  • Principles of Marketing – examines the role and value of marketing in today’s increasingly competitive and dynamic environment. Students will practise marketing principles in order to analyse, plan and implement policies to achieve marketing and corporate objectives.

Students are required to complete six of the following eight units:

  • Business Economics– examines how an organisation can achieve its objectives most efficiently through the application of micro-economic theory and the tools of analysis of decision science, such as statistics and quantitative methods. It demonstrates how economic analysis can be used in formulating business policies.

  • Advanced Business Mathematics – provides an understanding of how a number of statistical and mathematical techniques are applied in economic and business decision-making.

  • Marketing in Business – highlights the need for managers to view the role of marketing as critical to their organisation. The crucial role of marketing in contributing to the success of organisations is emphasised.

  • Human Resources in Business – explores the dynamic role of human resource management policies and practices in contemporary organisations and their contribution to the goals of those organisations. It defines and critically examines the major philosophies, policies, procedures and practices related to the management of human resources.

  • Understanding Consumer Behaviour – provides an understanding of customers’ needs and the complexity of the decision making process customers undertake in both consumer and industrial markets.

  • Principles of Business Operations – explores the operations management function and its basis in creating and sustaining effective and efficient operations which deliver the products or services in a manner which achieves the objectives of the organisation. You will analyse this with respect to cost, quality, flexibility, dependability and speed.

  • Financial Management – builds on your knowledge of fundamental financial concepts in financial and management accounting by considering the applications of these topics in a business environment and by examining a set of more advanced issues.

  • Information Systems and Organisations – introduces the subject of information systems and technology in organisations, taking a broad management perspective. Students will gain an understanding of the current and future role of information systems in modern organisations, including an appreciation of the social, cultural and political aspects that are important to the successful adoption of technology.

Students are required to complete the six following units:

  • Business Research Methodology – provides an understanding of business research, including how it is conducted, its importance for business students when conducting academic business research and also for business research within an organisation.

  • Business Strategy – examines the role that strategic management plays within organisations and its effects upon organisational performance and survival. This module examines important techniques used to analyse the position of a company in both its actual and potential marketplace. The approach adopted in this module encourages students to question and evaluate different perspectives of strategic management.

  • International Marketing Strategy – provides an understanding of the international marketplace and how best to promote products within it. This module compares and contrasts export, international and multinational marketing. Upon completion, students will be able to precisely differentiate between the marketing policies appropriate to industrialised, developing and underdeveloped economies.

  • Business Analysis and Decision Making – explores the use of information and information systems to the support commerce and aid decision-making within organisations. This module will extend students’ practice in qualitative and quantitative analysis in business in order to develop critical diagnosis and decision-making skills.

  • Management and Organisational Behaviour – examines how management, particularly in terms of organisational and staff development, can contribute to the achievement of a more effective organisation. The module covers the analysis of effective management in organisations with emphasis on the functions of management and the behavioural processes of change, conflict, leadership, motivation, communication, innovation and group dynamics.

  • Business-to-Business Marketing – critically examines the scope and nature of business marketing, exploring unique aspects of business marketing strategy development, and issues that face business marketers. It considers areas, including developing customer relations, quality service marking, and consumer and buyer behaviour.

Due to own agreements and agreements of our awarding body NCC, we facilittate the progression to a last year BA(Hons) in a relevant number of UK and Australian Universities for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

TUTION FEES GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Diploma in Business Administration (Colbs BBA 3-year program)
BOOKING FEE : 500.00 USD (included in the tuition fees)
Tuition fee/year: 9,900.00 USD
Examination Fees are 50.00 USD/subject. Total examination fees are:
Year One: 400.00 USD (8 subjects)
Year two: 300.00 USD (6 courses)
Year three: 300.00 USD (6 courses)

*Notice that the tuition fees can slightly vary depending on the payment system chosen