Overview

This Diploma has been specifically designed to equip students with theoretical knowledge, understanding and the applicable skills for a successful employment trajectory within the corporate Business sector. The overarching aim of the Diploma is to demonstrate student’s competence in applying learnt skills, knowledge and professional development relating to business. 

The programme provides the required experiences to link theory to practice, developing skills and competencies as well as personal qualities and attitudes which are essential for business management. During the course, students will be encouraged to engage in critical and reflective discussions related to the Business sector. Furthermore, students will also be able to make use of the practical tools related to different aspects of business and management.  Knowledge: Learners will be exposed to the theoretical and practical features of Business Management, guiding principles of management, human resources, project management, variations of teams, CRM strategies, marketing and finance. Issues related to sustainability, people management, relations and communication are also areas that are covered during the course, to ensure students are exposed to demonstrative ways of implementing, maintaining and sustaining high-quality  management within a business environment.  Skills: Learners will develop an awareness and understanding of the external and internal factors that affect effective management of an organisation, comprehend the importance and role of Human Resources, to ensure a sustainable operation is maintained within the corporate sector.  Competencies: Learners will be able to exercise self-management within the business sector, implement specific project and team strategies, monitor progress of change implementation and be held accountable for the needs of the organisation. In doing so, they will be competent and fully aware of the importance of managing change, trends and collaborate with various departments and stakeholders.   Target Audience & Occupation    This Diploma is suitable for individuals who wish to work, or who are currently working within the Business/Corporate industry specifically in management. On completion of the Diploma, successful learners can apply for employment within the business sector, as they will have benefited from this up-skilling learning experience.   Students will be able to undertake further studies within business and management, work towards a promotion in the current occupation and/or simply aim at personal and professional development.  Successful students can progress to Level 6 qualifications on completion of this course (suggested progression would be to MQF Level 6 Undergraduate Degree in Business Leadership & Management).  

Total Contact hours 600
Supervised Placement and Practice hours 0
Self Study hours 1800
Assessment hours 600

Malta/EU Fee

€3,600

Fee per academic year for Non-EU/Non-EAA applicants: €7,000.

Flexi-payment terms available.

Benefits

Funding

Receive up to 70% refund with the Get Qualified Scheme.

Malta Further and Higher Education Authority

The Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) was officially launched on the 8th of January 2021 and is legislated by the revised Education Act which came into force on the 1st of January 2021. Our tagline is ‘Quality Education for Confident Futures.’

Our mission statement is:

“to foster the development and achievement of excellence in further and higher education in Malta through research, effective licensing, accreditation, quality assurance, and recognition of qualifications established under the Malta Qualifications Framework.”

The MFHEA focuses on:

  • providing accreditation to further and higher educational institutions;
  • providing accreditation to programmes or courses of studies at further and higher education levels;
  • quality assurance of both educational institutions and programmes or courses;
  • recognition of obtained national or international qualifications as well as prospective qualifications;
  • validation of informal and non-formal learning;
  • research and policy recommendations on issues related to further and higher education.

The MFHEA is an independent, transparent, and international authority. We work to ensure the highest standards and to foster a competent community of empowered individuals, with the right skills to follow their dreams and make the future happen.

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Duration

24 Months

Starting

October, 2022

Delivery

Face to face/Blended

Language

Delivered in English

Credits

120 ECTS/ECVET

Principles of Management and Leadership – EQF/MQF Level 5 – 12ECTS

  1. Introduction to the principles of management;
  2. History of Management;
  3. Managing in the 21st century;
  4. What is the role of a manager?
  5. Attitudes, behaviour and skills;
  6. Mission, vision and values of organisations;
Total Contact hours 60
Supervised Placement and Practice hours 0
Self Study hours 200
Assessment hours 40
Assessment Criteria

Case Study & Individual Examination  

Human Resource Management- EQF/MQF Level 5 – 12ECTS

  1. What is Human Resource Management?
  2. Resourcing and Recruitment of Human Resources;
  3. Principles of Effective Performance Management;
  4. Human Resource Retention and Development;
  5. What is Human Resource Management?
  6. Resourcing and Recruitment of Human Resources
  7. Principles of Effective Performance Management;
  8. Human Resource Retention and Development;
Total Contact hours 60
Supervised Placement and Practice hours 0
Self Study hours 200
Assessment hours 40
Assessment Criteria

Case Study & Individual Examination  

Managing a Project – EQF/MQF Level 5 – 12ECTS

  1. What is a Project?
  2. Introducing Project Management
  3. The Project Life-Cycle
  4. Processes in a Project
  5. Introduction to the Project Management areas within organisations
Total Contact hours 60
Supervised Placement and Practice hours 0
Self Study hours 200
Assessment hours 40
Assessment Criteria

Case Study & Individual Examination  

Working in a Team – EQF/MQF Level 5 – 12 ECTS

  1. What is a Team?
  2. Different types of teams in Organisations;
  3. Characteristics of a successful team;
  4. Different roles within a team;
  5. Challenges in teams;
Total Contact hours 60
Supervised Placement and Practice hours 0
Self Study hours 200
Assessment hours 40
Assessment Criteria

Group Presentation  

Change Management in Organisations –  EQF/MQF Level 5 – 12ECTS

  1. Importance of Change Management in Organisations;
  2. Models of Change Management;
  3. Identifying the need for change;
  4. Planning for Change within Organisations;
  5. Implementing Change Strategies;
  6. Monitoring Change Implementation;
  7. Reporting on Change Management;
Total Contact hours 60
Supervised Placement and Practice hours 0
Self Study hours 200
Assessment hours 40
Assessment Criteria

Individual Assignment & Individual Examination  

Customer Relations Management – EQF/MQF Level 5 – 12ECTS

  1. What is Customer Relationship Management?
  2. Successful CRM factors;
  3. The importance of CRM within an organization;
  4. The creation of a successful CRM strategy;
  5. Managing Customer Information;
  6. The use of E-Commerce in CRM;
  7. Dealing with conflict in CRM;
Total Contact hours 60
Supervised Placement and Practice hours 0
Self Study hours 200
Assessment hours 40
Assessment Criteria

Case Study & Individual Examination  

Corporate Social Responsibility – EQF/MQF Level 5 – 12ECTS

  1. Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility;
  2. The 5 W’s of CSR (Who, what, where, when, why)
  3. Introducing organizational governance;
  4. Fair operating procedures;
  5. The Environment;
  6. Implementing CSR practices in organisations;
  7. Organisational Governance and Fair Operating Procedures;
Total Contact hours 60
Supervised Placement and Practice hours 0
Self Study hours 200
Assessment hours 40
Assessment Criteria

Group Presentation & Individual Examination  

Marketing in Organisations – EQF/MQF Level 5 – 12ECTS

  1. Introduction to Marketing;
  2. Marketing Tools and Concepts (SWOT Analysis etc);
  3. The Marketing Mix;
  4. Market Segments and Target Markets;
  5. Consumer Markets;
  6. The Consumer Buying Behaviour;
  7. E-Commerce;
  8. Marketing and Sales;
Total Contact hours 60
Supervised Placement and Practice hours 0
Self Study hours 200
Assessment hours 40
Assessment Criteria

Case Study & Individual Examination  

Fundamentals of Accounting – EQF/MQF Level 5 – 12ECTS

  1. Introduction to Accounting Basics;
  2. Understanding the role and responsibilities of an accountant;
  3. Taking a look and understanding a financial statement;
  4. Profit and Loss Statement and Balance Sheet;
  5. Differentiating between Bookkeeping and Accounting;
  6. Introducing Auditing & Taxation;
  7. Processing Information in Accounts;
  8. Financial Reporting;
  9. Budgeting;
Total Contact hours 60
Supervised Placement and Practice hours 0
Self Study hours 200
Assessment hours 40
Assessment Criteria

Case Study & Individual Examination  

Managing Communications in Organisations – EQF/MQF Level 5 – 12ECTS

  1. Introducing Communication in Business and Communication Strategy;
  2. Benefits of Effective Communication Strategies;
  3. Impact of Ineffective Communication Strategies;
  4. Incorporating Communication Strategy with overall organisational strategy;
  5. Different methods and tools of communication;
  6. Importance of communicating for successful businesses;
  7. The Communication Model;
  8. Barriers to communication;
  9. Organisational Communications;
Total Contact hours 60
Supervised Placement and Practice hours 0
Self Study hours 200
Assessment hours 40
Assessment Criteria

Case Study & Individual Examination   All modules are mandatory to qualify for this complete 120 ECTS MQF Level 5 Diploma.  Students who fail to pass/complete all mandatory units will be given exit Awards from Avanza Training Academy, detailing the specific modules achieved and the number of ECTS/ECVETs gained.

  1. State organizational goals clearly and explain them to other team members;
  2. Discuss the importance of having an effective HRM strategy and the impact it has on the overall organizational strategy;
  3. Discuss the processes of project management;
  4. Present findings;
  5. Report changes in consumer buying behaviour;
  6. Undertake further studies in business and management;

As part of the enrolment process, all applicants will be assessed via Avanza’s interview board. All entries will be assessed on an individual basis.  Learners are required to be 18+ years of age, possess either;

  • MQF Level 4 Course in Management (60 ECTS) or equivalent;

OR

  • In possession of a Matriculation Certificate or equivalent. 

AND

  • Students should also have good command of the English Language and in possession of IELT 6.0 or equivalent.

Each module will be assessed based on a mixture of formative and summative assessments methods; Formative; Individual/Group Presentations, Discussions, Classroom Observations. All formative assessment methods will occur during each module and Tutors will provide students with on-going feedback throughout the course. Summative; End of Module Exam, Module Essay, Case Study (where applicable). All summative assessment methods will occur at the end of each module and will evaluate the student learning.

Location

Avanza Training Academy

Head Office

Oftec Business Centre,
1-2, Notabile Road
Birkirkara, BKR1876
Malta.

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