YEAR 3. ACADEMIC STUDY + PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
PART A. ACADEMIC STUDY
If your ultimate dream is to get a degree, you can go all the way with our programme. We have an exclusive partnership with the University of Hertfordshire (UH), a leading British university, so that on completion of a COLBS-ABE Level 5 Diploma you can progress straight onto their BA (Hons) Business Administration (top-up) course. This is an online programme, delivered and awarded by the UH and facilitated via ABE and COLBS INSTITUTE. It provides a direct route to a degree course from a leading UK university. Plus, the course is designed to provide flexibility that allows you to fit study around work and other commitments.
WHAT´S THE COURSE ABOUT? The course offers a strong understanding of business and the disciplines which underpin it.
How will I study? Online distance learning gives you the flexibility of when and where to study. However, interacting with other students and tutors is still important, so this flexibility is combined with online discussions, podcasts and synchronised sessions, where possible. To keep you on track, assessments are also scheduled at specific times.
Course length. Part-time, three consecutive semesters (12 months).
When can I join? Intakes are September, January and May.
Entry requirements. To be eligible for entry you need to have successfully achieved an ABE Level 5 Diploma from the current (RQF) syllabus and hold English language to the equivalent of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band).
PART B. OPTIONAL INTERNSHIP IN EUROPE OR CHINA
COLBS programme includes as OPTIONAL the possibility to work in an internship in a European (Germany, France or Spain) or China / Thailand mostly. In case students wish to study in another Asian location we can offer as well other countries. This is a great opportonity to start your international career in a global environment. Most internships last for 3-4 months.
PART C. COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENT (CDA)
This is a program is taken online or on-site in Thailand and it is made by 10 different activities related to the development of managerial competencies. At the end of the programme the student will obtain a certificate which can add to its CV showing from a third party what are the best stating the best professional competencies of the student. This document is highly valuable for employers and HR managers due to the fact THAT GOES BEYOND THE TRADITIONAL UNIVERSITY KNOWLEDGE.
YEAR 3: BEYOND AN UNIVERSITY DEGREE
MANDATORY ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS FOR YEAR 3. UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE (ONLY ONE OF THEM)
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band) for undergraduate or 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band) for postgraduate.
Cambridge English Qualifications: B2 First (FCE) and C1 Advanced (CAE) score of 169 (with no less than 162 in any band) for undergraduate or 176 (with no less than 162 in any band) for postgraduate. C2 Proficiency (CPE) score of 180 (with no less than 162 in any band) for both undergraduate and postgraduate.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) 51 (with no less than 42 in any band) for undergraduate or 58 (with no less than 42 in any one band) for postgraduate.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 72 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20 for undergraduate or a score of 79 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20 for postgraduate.
Language Cert International ESOL SELT B2 (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) Listening: 33/50; Reading: 33/50: Writing: 33/50; Speaking: 33/50
Local English language qualifications including Indian Standard XII English Language (65% undergraduate/70% to 75% postgraduate).
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