Advanced Diploma in Administrative Management

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Description

Unit:

  1. Administrative Systems in the Organisations
  2. Strategic Issues in Administration
  3. Administrative Management Resources
  4. Human Resource Management and Practice
  5. Case Study or Project Report

Career Path
This qualification is for individuals who want to use best practice tools and techniques to manage organisations. It enables individuals to work at a senior level, making and implementing strategic decisions.

The course will give you the ability to:

  1. Operate comfortably and effectively at senior levels
  2. Use your knowledge and experience creatively to deliver organisational improvements
  3. Prove your ability to operate as a senior manager

Programme Objectives
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Unit:

  1. Administrative Systems in the Organisations
  2. Strategic Issues in Administration
  3. Administrative Management Resources
  4. Human Resource Management and Practice
  5. Case Study or Project Report

Career Path
This qualification is for individuals who want to use best practice tools and techniques to manage organisations. It enables individuals to work at a senior level, making and implementing strategic decisions.

The course will give you the ability to:

  1. Operate comfortably and effectively at senior levels
  2. Use your knowledge and experience creatively to deliver organisational improvements
  3. Prove your ability to operate as a senior manager

Programme Objectives
Students will be provided with the body of knowledge to:

  1. Use business models to design and implement effective systems
  2. Understand and apply strategic decision making skills
  3. Apply best practice in Human Resource Management
  4. Use financial and project management tools
  5. Manage finances and other resources

Syllabus aim
The aim of this qualification is to provide a framework and tools for applying the systems approach to managing systems as an integrative activity. The qualification also allows candidates to consider administration in its wider business and environmental context. It introduces candidates to some of the key concepts of higher-level business discourse.
Candidates develop knowledge and understanding of the key principles involved in managing organisational resources and to provide an appreciation of the tools and techniques associated with managing finance, projects and facilities. Candidates also develop knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of managing human resources in the organisation.

Assessment
1. Units 1-4 are individually assessed by a three hour unseen written paper comprising of a choice of 4 questions from 8. These questions are designed to assess the depth and breadth of candidates’ knowledge of how administrative systems are applied and managed throughout the organisation.

2. Unit 5 is assessed by either a Case Study or a Project Report
a. Case Study examination answering questions based on a realistic scenario
which is provided for study in advance.
b. Project Report, a work based project which is submitted for independent
marking to complete this qualification.

Learning resources
Study Guide from the Institute of Administrative Management

Learning resources
Study Guide supplied by the Institute of Administrative Management

Course Duration
12 months of full time study at the International College of Professional Studies.

Examinations
From January 2010 the pass-mark for each unit will be 40%. The thresholds for Credit and Distinctions is 60% and 70% respectively.

Examination timetables will be supplied to students showing the registration deadlines and actual examination dates.

Exams are held in March, June, September and December. Candidates must be fully paid up members of the Institute of Administrative Management.

Exemptions
The Institute will also consider applications from educational institutions or
examining bodies whose courses and assessment methods might also satisfy the
Institute's criteria for exemption. Once such an exemption has been approved by
the Institute, students successfully completing the qualification may apply or
exemptions individually.

The Institute will also consider applications for exemption from individuals who
hold other qualifications provided they are from a reputable awarding body where
both the level and content of its syllabus matches those of the Institute's
qualifications.

In line with current best practice the Institute of Administrative Management will only permit the maximum number of exemptions shown in the table below:

Qualification Exemptions allowed:
Advanced Diploma in Administrative Management - 2

Exemptions must be granted in writing, before entering for examinations. Exemptions cannot be granted against units that the applicant has previously failed.

Candidates who have been granted exemptions cannot obtain overall distinction for any qualification as the rules regarding overall distinction state that the candidate must achieve all modules by examination or other assessment appropriate to the modules, administered by the Institute of Administrative Management.

Entry Requirements
The International College of Professional Studies require any one of the following will serve as the entry qualifications:

  1. English at IELTS grade 4.5 minimum and
  2. One GCE A level or five GCSEs and
  3. IAM Diploma
  4. Other qualifications equivalent to 3 above or The minimum age for registration for this programme is 18.

Continuing Education
The Diploma in Administrative Management will entitle holders to continue to the Advanced Diploma in Administrative Management

University Progression
Holders of the Advanced Diploma in Administrative Management in Administrative Management are eligible for credit towards or direct entry onto several degree programmes at other universitie Sheffield Hallam University recognises the Advanced Diploma in Administrative Management for entry to the BA (Hons) Business Management top up degree. Students wishing to study this degree will need to attend the University campus in Sheffield.

Teesside Business School, University of Teesside recognises the Advanced Diploma in Administrative Management for direct entry into their BA (Hons) Business Management and BA (Hons) International Business Management degree programmes.

IAM Qualification

Entry Level

Teesside Degree Programme

Advanced Diploma in Administrative
Management

Final year

BA (Hons) Business Management

Diploma in Administrative
Management

Final year

BA (Hons) Business Management –
International Business

Study Methods
The Institute of Administrative Management has provided the International College of Professional Studies with a detailed syllabus and reading list for each subject area. Each subject syllabus clearly defines the areas that you will be required to cover for each subject and your examination questions will be based on the areas and topics detailed for each subject. It is important to ensure that you obtain a copy of each subject syllabus from this college.

Each subject syllabus is normally linked to one main textbook and the examiners base their questions on the contents of the nominated text.

The subject syllabuses also give details of 'Alternative Texts' and texts recommended for further reading. Where possible you should read one or more of the 'Alternative Texts' in order to broaden your knowledge of the subject area.

Programme Title

Administrative Management

Accrediting and Awarding Body

Institute of Administrative Management (IAM)

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