Business Management, University 1st Year (Level 4)
The Undergraduate Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management is a 120 credit course designed to fast track students to the final year of an associated Undergraduate degree in Business and Management, which can either be completed at a UK university on campus or via distance learning.
The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree.
This course is made up of 10 Level 4 modules (120 credits), that includes 8 written assignments.
If a student decides to only study at Level 4 they will receive 120 credits and can apply for an exemption from the first year of a university Degree course.
Each module consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-50 hours of optional learning material. These materials comprise recommended exercises, recommended readings and internet resources. A full explanation of how you will be assessed can be found here.
The fee for enroling onto the Level 4 and Level 5 courses together is £8,500 online study and £12,500 for campus study.
Alternatively students can enrol onto a single level (level 4 or 5) for £5,400 each for one line study and £9,000 on campus study.
Students can make payment using one of the following methods:
- Credit or Debit Card
- Bank Transfer
- Interest Free Monthly installments
- Western Union
- All Course Materials, including online modules and written assignments.
- Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Skype sessions
Dedicated student support.
- Access to an online Social Learning forum.
- Assignment marking and feedback.
- FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00.
- Free CV Writing help on completion of the course.
If you decide to top up to a full Undergraduate Degree through an accredited UK university, the costs are listed below. Please note, the below costs are for distance learning/online only. You have the option of finishing on campus, Costs will vary depending on which university you chose to complete the final year at.
- BA (Hons) in Business and Management Top up – £3,800
- BSc (Hons) in International Accounting Top up -£3,800
University of Derby
- Undergraduate Top up to BA – £4,400
University of Worcester
University of Sunderland – On Campus
University of Bolton
BA (Hons) Top-up, fee £10,250, duration 2 semesters
New Buckinghamshire University
BA (Hons) Top-up, fee £3,000
BA (Hons) Top-up – progression from ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management, fee £9,560
Southern Cross University
Bachelor of Business.
Bachelor of Business Administration.
Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management.
Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management.
Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management.
Please enquire for top up prices for Southern Cross University.
University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Undergraduate Top up to BA – €6,000
NOTE: UK/EU students may be eligible for student loans for the top-up portion of their studies. Visit www.slc.co.uk for more information.
To enrol onto the Level 4 course, you must be at least 18 and have a full secondary education.
Developing Personal Skills
Develop a range of personal skills vital to the world of business. Concentrating on communication, leadership and decision making techniques.
Communication is the key to effective operations and working effectively with others. Throughout this module, learners will grasp a range of communication techniques used for a variety of commercial purposes.
The Business Environment
Explore issues outside of the business that may affect the business and its operations. Looking into economics, international dimensions, nature and competition.
The Marketing Mix
Exploring and using the marketing mix as part of the business planning process.
This module looks at employees and people as a business’ most valuable asset. Recruit the best, reward the best and retain the best.
Explore the various theories and models of management and their different contexts.
Culture and the Organisation
What is meant by culture? Why is it important? How does it differ between organisations?
Customers and Customer Service
This module looks at customers as the fulcrum of any business.
Fundamentals of Accounting
On completion of this module, learners will understand accounts and how they can be used to give insight into the health of the organisation.
Financial Management and Control
In this module, learners will compare and contrast some examples of good and bad financial decision making and the impact on the business.
The ATHE Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management has 10 modules and 8 written assignments at each level.
On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 3,000-5,000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform.
The Assignment unit titles for the level 4 course are:
- Applying Promotional Techniques
- Business Environment
- Communication Skills
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Customer Relationship Management
- Finance for Managers
- People in Organisations
- Resources Management.
More information about the Level 4 units can be found here.
Successful completion of the full Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management and final year of an accredited Undergraduate Degree programme will give students the right credentials to go on and apply for a job in marketing, accounting, human resources, management or business consultancy.