Business Administration (Level 3) Diploma Course
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COURSE OVERVIEW A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a qualification in Business Administration. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Business Administration is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required. This Quality Assured Level 3 Diploma course provides training at in the subject area of Business Administration. It is considered an ideal foundation course f…
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COURSE OVERVIEW A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a qualification in Business Administration. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Business Administration is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required. This Quality Assured Level 3 Diploma course provides training at in the subject area of Business Administration. It is considered an ideal foundation course for those graduates wishing to pursue postgraduate studies having completed an undergraduate degree and continue their studies in either Management or Business Administration and in particular the MBA degree course. However, it is equally suitable for students from other professionals who do not have as their core skill Business Administration but require this as a valued supplement to their job or boost their career prospects.
Course Key Topics The Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration is divided into ten comprehensive modules. Unit 1 - Introduction to Business Administration Unit 2 - Human Resource Management Unit 3 - Team Based Leadership Unit 4 - Management Accounting Unit 5 - Project Management Unit 6 - Consulting Skills Unit 7 - Presentation Skills Unit 8 - Strategic Planning Unit 9 - Concepts of Organizational Change Unit 10 - Managing in the Global Economy (see full course syllabus below for more information)
Home Study Tutor Support You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete Diploma in Business Administration. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%. What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
Course Assessments When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of any Workbooks, Activities and Exercises successfully. 100% of the final mark is made up of an online multiple choice exam. Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, you will be awarded your diploma by OLQA as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
Course Duration We recommend you spend approximately 200 hours of your time studying for Business Administration course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 4 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 8 hours a week you could complete it in six months. Get started today, and you can earn your Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration in as little as six months, or take up to a year, if you prefer – the choice is yours.
How is the course structured? The OLQA Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration course is divided into 10 comprehensive modules: Unit 1: Introduction to Business Administration The first module will provide the foundation blocks for the entire course for the student. This module will introduce the student to modern concepts of business administration. The focus will be on business administration in the context of the global economy, working in the new digital age Business Administration programmes prepare students for a wide range of Administrative, Management and Executive occupations. There are many layers of business management and it is important to obtain a foundation of business management practice if you are to progress in this field. Recent graduates often obtain entry level positions and progress by practical application of both knowledge and experience. This Diploma course is intended to prepare you for further advancement in this field and specifically the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree. Unit 2: Human Resource Management This unit considers the role of the modern HR professional in business today. This will particularly focus on managing people, resource utilization, stakeholder management, motivational skills, coaching and mentoring skills. The Human Resources Management function, within any organization, can include a variety of activities. This course will provide a basic introduction to these functions and provide you with a background of the activities carried out. The HR function has undergone dramatic changes in the last 20-30 years. Many years ago, organizations looked to the HR ( Personnel Departments) to control the legal issues and paperwork around payroll and the hiring and firing of people. This role developed into a more interactive and participative function in the coaching and training of people. This resulted more in succession management and developing individual career plans. As people became more transient within the global economy, the focus has changed again with convergence towards people, technology and achieving more global ambitions of organizations. The course will examine the major skills and characteristics required for Human Resource Management. These will include: Aspects of leadership and motivation Oral and written communication Writing management reports Effective presentation writing Basic Computing skills Resource Planning activities Group Dynamics and working in teams Critical thinking Interpersonal skills Cross-cultural skills Analysis and interpretation of data Problem solving and decision making Mentoring Skills Career Planning and Training Managing third party relationships Customer Relationship Management Unit 3: Team Based Leadership An examination of group dynamics and team leadership, how to work with groups, leadership styles, leading by example and managing by objectives will be examined in this module. This section will be focused on the development of team based leadership skills. This means understanding aspects of "group dynamics" and the determination of optimization of results by both team based learning and participation in group activities. The course will consist of two main components: (i) Open discussion on leadership and (ii) The objectives for good team based leadership skills. Open discussion of leadership: What is it? How does it apply to team situations? Qualities required to be a leader Defining leadership in a team setting The skills needed to become a leader Leaders are created not born? Examples of leadership styles Objectives for good team based leadership skills: The concept of leadership behaviour Going beyond the traditional leader stereotype Individual leadership qualities and strengths Understanding the way effective communication works The importance of attitude Understanding empathy Leadership by example - gaining the respect of others Gaining people commitment Intellect, innovation and creativity Gaining consensus in group decision making The course will contain a number of additional learning modules made up as follows: Managing effective meetings Process based leadership Effective Listening Root Cause Analysis The Balanced Scorecard Constructive feedback Gaining leverage from group analysis Unit 4: Management Accounting This module looks at modern methods of management accounting, effective management report writing, use of computers, problem solving and decision making. Management Accounting is concerned with the provision of business accounting information to Managers within organizations. Such information is designed to inform them about how they run their business operations and to facilitate decision making and improving controls. Such information within an organization is normally highly confidential. This course focuses on UK Management Accounting practices but also looks at the international dimension. The course examines trends in the profession, a look at basic techniques and how Management Accounting might change within the new global business enterprise. On successful completion of this module the student should gain an appreciation of: General Management Accounting principles Techniques used for solving business problems How IT is used in Management Accounting How Management Accounting is utilized for Management report writing An examination of current and future trends International competition in the UK : focus on integration of Japanese business Students will gain an appreciation of: Budgeting for planning & control Variance Analysis Capital Budgeting Absorption Costing Variable Costing Balanced Scorecard Activity based costing Management Reporting Benchmarking Estimating Shareholder value analysis Information Technology and Accounting Unit 5: Project Management Gain an appreciation of Planning, Organization and Control in the context of modern project management. A look at Gantt Charts and how Microsoft Project assists the modern project manager Project Management is best defined as Planning, Organization and Control in a structured and managed environment. This will be one of the core modules in the Diploma in Business Administration. The course will focus heavily on the applied use of up to date government and commerce regulation which is rapidly becoming the standard in both Government and Commerce within the United Kingdom. Students may expect to gain an excellent foundation knowledge of project management and an appreciation of the up to date government and commerce regulation method and how it might be applied. On successful completion of this course the student should gain an appreciation of: The fundamentals of Project Management An overview of the up to date government and commerce regulation Understanding Organizational need Project Planning An introduction to the use of Microsoft Project Project Controls - setting up a project How to manage risks How to establish change control procedures Configuration Management Aspects of due diligence Resource Management On successful completion of this course the student should gain an appreciation of: The fundamentals of Project Management An overview of the up to date government and commerce regulation Understanding Organizational need Project Planning An introduction to the use of Microsoft Project Project Controls - setting up a project How to manage risks How to establish change control procedures Configuration Management Aspects of due diligence Resource Management Unit 6: Consulting Skills Students will examine the skill sets adopted by the leading firms of management consultants. This unit will focus on methods of enquiry, scoping of assignments, stakeholder management, report writing, problem solving and decision making, management of risks, understanding the concept of value-added delivery. This course will focus upon the development of business advisory or consulting skills. It will examine how the Administration function interfaces with external consultants and business service providers. It seeks to ramp up the Administrators knowledge of consulting skills and provide an improved understanding of the importance of these skills, together with the service they provide. Consultants are normally used in the capacity of "Corporate Problem Solvers", provision of specialist services e.g. Strategy studies, business process reviews, HR consulting etc. and as a valuable aid to busy executives in the form of interim management services of a specialist nature. Students will gain an appreciation of: The business of consultancy Conducting consultancy projects Creating change Effective report writing Data collection and analysis Rational persuasion Making client presentations Training Sessions and Workshops Unit 7: Presentation Skills Using Microsoft Powerpoint we illustrate tips for putting together visual presentations, public speaking, how to address people, how to gain audience participation and getting the best from people to assist in creating professional and effective presentations. This course provides the business administrator with guidelines to conduct and carry out effective business presentations. This considers: Putting together presentation material Use of flipcharts / whiteboard Presentation software - specifically Microsoft Powerpoint The format of presentations The length and content of presentations Use of visual aids Selection of the venue Preparation Obtaining feedback and documenting the results Students on this course will acquire the following skills: Confidence in public speaking Ability to put together an effective presentation How to use flipcharts for optimum impact How to use powerpoint How to prepare for presentations How to deal with varying audiences Audience participation & basic teaching skills How to prepare handouts and presentation materials Presenting in Workshops Unit 8: Strategic Planning Students will examine the concepts of strategic planning assignments, looking at both Information Systems (data) and Information Technology (infrastructure and communications), aspects of alignment and integration to both Corporate Planning and Programme Management. This course will familiarise the student with the concepts of business strategic planning. This will be viewed from two different perspectives: (i) Information Systems [IS] - the science of managing both data and information, the life blood within an organization and Information Technology [IT] the Computer hardware, technology and communications that support the Information Systems. This course will focus on techniques utilized within the UK Public Sector and in particular the Office of Government Commerce [OGC]. Approaches are relatively standard, hence an appreciation of these techniques are readily transportable to other strategic planning methods. The student will expect to derive the following level of understanding from this course: How to conduct a Scoping Study How to conduct a Strategy Study Defining Strategy - Examination of findings and options Implementation Planning - Progressing a strategy into action plans Monitoring, Tuning and Review - Techniques for monitoring and maintaining strategy Concepts of Interlock - Corporate Planning and Program Management Subject areas for special consideration will include: Methodologies - A look at methodologies being used Tools and Techniques for the strategic planner A look at some of the commonly used strategic models Reporting - Presentation of strategic planning reports to Executives What can go wrong? - How to avoid the most common pitfalls Unit 9: Concepts of Organizational Change This unit considers the forces that invoke organizational change, mergers and acquisitions, business process re-engineering, policy change, external change agents and how people deal with change. This course is about making sense of Change Management and how we cope with the intense rate of change. The rate of change and technology outpaces our individual ability to keep up with it. This course will focus upon aspects of individual, team and organizational change. Management of change is also about leadership and the styles to be adopted for the management of change. The course will consider the three dimensions of leadership - Outcomes, Interests and Emotions. Students will expect to gain the following knowledge of organizational change concepts: The underpinning theory Concepts of organizational change Leading Change Understanding mergers and acquisitions Cultural Change Organizational restructuring IT based process change Impact of change in the global economy Change in the new digital age Implications of time Unit 10: Managing in the Global Economy In this section students will examine the new global village, the new administrator in the digital age, international business opportunities, dealing with different cultures and backgrounds, aspects of communication and management expectations within the international business scene. Students will expect to derive the following skill sets or knowledge from this course: An understanding of the global economy At work in the digital age Changes being imposed by the new global economy Cultural implications meaning of convergence The cultural divide Challenges of the new era The importance of distance learning An understanding of ITIL The future of the internet The wireless economy Advances in global telecommunications
Course Qualifications This is a dual certification course. You will receive a certificate from both the College and also the National Awarding body OLQA. Fees for both are included in the course fee. Qualification One: Business Administration Diploma Business Administration Diploma issued by the UK Learning College, entitling you to use the letters UKLC Dip after your name. Qualification Two: Business Administration Level 3 OLQA Diploma This course leads to a Level 3 Diploma for successful learners. This means that it is accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which case GCSE's are at levels 1 and 2 and A Levels are at level 3). In accrediting the programme at level 3, OLQA attests that its learning outcomes are at an equivalent level to a level 3 national qualification. Accreditation by OLQA is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by experienced educational professionals and is quality assured by OLQA.
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