Higher Diploma in Business Management

MQF Level 5

Higher Diploma

Business Management

October 2023
Price  (Local/EU)
Part-Time: 25 months
ECTS Credits
120 ECTS
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Course Description

The aim of the Higher Diploma in Business Management is to provide participants with advanced management skills and knowledge needed to become an effective manager. The practical nature of this programme ensures participants are equipped to play a vital management role of any organization. Participants will be equipped to interpret and synthesise information to confidently resolve complex issues which face today’s organisations. Participants will also gain a deep level of knowledge and understanding of current issues within Management for their immediate workplace application. It is designed on a modular basis to meet the needs of working professionals. 

Entry Requirements

  • A qualification at MQF Level 4 (one ‘A’ Level or equivalent in any subject) and a pass in English Language and Mathematics at MQF Level 3 (‘O’ Level or equivalent) and preference will be given to prospective applicants having 1 year work experience related to the study programme. 

 *Students whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate English language capability at IELTS level 6.0 or equivalent.     

Target Audience

This course is targeted at people who wish to have a thorough background in management in order to progress further in their careers, such as:

  • Assistant Managers
  • Junior Managers
  • Working individuals who are aspired to become managers. 

The target group can also be extended to groups that have significant management experience but lack a formal qualification, such as managing directors and officers.

Career Paths

The programme aims to help you progress from first-level supervisory positions to higher managerial roles.


You are required to complete 17 compulsory modules (120 ECTS) to fulfil the requirements of this Higher Diploma in Business Management

If you stop here, you will get:

MQF Level 5

Undergraduate Certificate in Management

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How you’ll be assessed

This is a part-time course that will typically take 25 months to complete. The programme consists of a total of 17 modules. The method of assessment is assignment-based.

The course comprises:

  • 6 lectures per module;
  • 3-hour lectures (evening);
  • 12 hours of guided learning, presentations, comprising synchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos;
  • Self-study hours comprising research, reading and assignment work.



The programme includes different forms of assessment which allow for and promote students’ critical engagement. The formative and summative assessment tasks may include an in-class assignment and/or a home-based written assignment using diverse assessment tools which may take the form of online and in-class discussions, examinations, case studies, reports, proposals, essays, and presentations, etc., as applicable to the diverse modules.


Course Intake Dates

October 2023

Additional Info

The cost for the different exit points is as follows:

  • Certificate in Management: €2,000
  • Diploma in Management: €4,000
  • Higher Diploma in Business Management: €6,000

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible for a 70% refund of the cost through the ‘Get Qualified’ scheme.*

Due to the modular structure of the course, you may also opt to take individual modules as stand-alone. The entry requirements still apply.**

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