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ABE - Business Management

ABE

Overview

Knowledge in business management will enable you to excel in many different career paths. If you are ambitious, this qualification will give you the required skills to enable you to achieve your goals. The ABE qualification has been developed to provide you with the capability needed for a management career.

Entrepreneurialism is embedded throughout the ABE programmes. This is a great benefit as employers increasingly value staff who demonstrate such abilities and, in an ever-changing job market, having the know-how to create your own business is an invaluable life skill.

Students successful at the ABE Business Management Diploma Level 5 (RQF) or the Diploma Level 6 can gain immediate entry into the Final Year of the following degree programme offered by CTS:

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Note: Work experience required for the MBA route.

Structure

There are three stages (levels) in the ABE Programme. See below:

Programme Stage Exit Point

Level 4 Diploma

Four Units

Level 4 Foundation Diploma

You must complete all four mandatory units to be awarded the qualification.

Students can start level 5 units by successfully completing 3 of the 4 units at this level.

Level 5 Diploma

Six Units

Level 5 Diploma

You must complete all six units (4 core and 2 elective) to be awarded the qualification.

Students can start level 6 units by successfully completing 5 of the 6 units at this level.

Level 6 Diploma

Six Units

Level 6 Diploma

You must complete all six units (4 core and 2 elective) to be awarded the qualification.

Subjects

CTS College ABE RQF Framework - Levels and Subjects Offered

Business Management Assessment Type

Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Business Management (60 Credits)

Dynamic Business Environments

Examination

Enterprising Organisations

Examination

Employability and Self-development

Assignment

Finance for Managers

Examination

Business Management Human Resource Management Marketing Management Assessment Type

Level 5 Diploma in Business Management

(120 Credits)

Level 5 Diploma in Business Management & Human Resources

(120 Credits)

Level 5 Diploma in Business Management & Marketing

(120 Credits)

Managing Agile Organisations & People

Managing Agile Organisations & People

Managing Agile Organisations & People

Assignment

Innovation & Business Performance

Innovation & Business Performance

Innovation & Business Performance

Examination

Effective Financial Management

Effective Financial Management

Effective Financial Management

Examination

International Business Economics & Markets

International Business Economics & Markets

International Business Economics & Markets

Examination

Choose 2 optional units

Choose 2 optional units

Choose 2 optional units

Operations Management

Human Resource Management

Integrated Marketing Communications

Assignment

Analytical Decision-making

Employee Engagement

Buyer & Consumer Behaviour

Assignment

Managing Stakeholder Relationships

The HR Professional

Societal and Social Marketing

Assignment

 

Level 6 Diploma in Business Management

(120 Credits)

Level 6 Diploma in Business Management & Human Resources

(120 Credits)

Level 6 Diploma in Business Management & Marketing

(120 Credits)

Leading Strategic Change

Leading Strategic Change

Leading Strategic Change

Assignment

Business Strategy & Decision-making

Business Strategy & Decision-making

Business Strategy & Decision-making

Examination

Developing International Markets

Developing International Markets

Developing International Markets

Examination

Business Ethics and Sustainability

Business Ethics and Sustainability

Business Ethics and Sustainability

Examination

Choose 2 optional units

Choose 2 optional units

Choose 2 optional units

Strategic Stakeholder Relationships

Strategic HRM

Strategic Marketing

Assignment

Corporate Finance

Organisational Design, Development & Performance

Strategic Marketing Relationships

Assignment

Advanced Project Management

Contemporary Developments in Global HRM

Digital Marketing Strategy

Assignment

Semesters

The accelerated learning model allows students to complete their qualifications in the shortest possible time. This has become a popular of many undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. CTS College will be delivering the ABE RQF programme using the accelerated model of 4 semesters per year, with each semester running for a duration of 3 months. This allows students to finish a level in as little as 6 months (2 semesters). For students who wish to progress at a slower pace, the semester system allows students the flexibility to study just one unit at a time and finish a level over 18 months.

The ABE semester system works as follows:

Semester Period

Semester A

January to March

Semester B

March to June

Semester C

July to September

Semester D

September to December

The units offered in Semester A will be repeated in Semester C while the units offered in Semester B will be repeated in Semester D. This further allows a student to start in any semester (A, B, C or D) and complete the programme in the next semester, thereby completing the programme in just 2 semesters.

Assessment

Each unit is assessed via an assignment only or an examination only. Assignments may be submitted in any of the four semesters (A, B, C or D) however examinations are only held at the end of Semesters B and D (June and December).

CTS College will be providing tuition for each unit however tuition for the Assignment only units will be done in Semesters A and C and tuition for the Examination only units will be done in Semesters B and D.

Title Semester A
Jan to Mar
Semester B
Mar to Jun
Semester C
Jul to Sep
Semester D
Sep to Dec

Units Offered

Assignments

Exams

Assignments

Exams

Assessment Dates

March (first week)

June (first week)

September (first week)

December (first week)

Note: Assessment Dates are subject to change.

Students are awarded Grades based on the following guidelines:

Percentage

Comment

70% - 100%

Distinction

54% - 69%

Merit

40% - 54%

Pass

0 - 39%

Fail

Cost

Fees are payable to both CTS College and to ABE. Fees can be paid per semester and students are only required to pay for those units that they are enrolled in.

Level Fees Payable to CTS College Fees Payable to ABE

 

Registration Fee

Tuition Fee

Registration Fee

Assessment Fee

Level 4
(4 units)

$200 per semester

$1200 per unit

GBP 45

GBP 45 per unit

Level 5
(6 units)

$200 per semester

$1400 per unit

GBP 60

GBP 60 per unit

Level 6
(6 units)

$200 per semester

$1600 per unit

GBP 75

GBP 60 per unit

Note: Assessment Fee includes both examination fee and assignment fee.

Payment Plans Available

Students will be given a payment plan where a percentage is paid with an arrangement for the remaining balance to be paid over the next couple months. Please liaise with the Administration Office for a full list of tuition fees and payment plans available.

Registration

Registration is a two-step process:

  • Registering with CTS
  • Registering with ABE

Registering with ABE:

To register with ABE, you will need to complete the ABE Registration Form (available at the CTS Administration Office or on register via ABE’s website) and return this to the front desk along with your payment details.

ABE only accept payment via credit card. If you don’t have a credit card please contact Narine Neeranjan, the ABE programme manager, for assistance at nneeranjan@ctscbcs.com or by calling him on (868) 790-9095.

Note: In order to submit assignments or write examinations, students must register with ABE and submit their relevant assessment fee.

Title Semester A
Jan to Mar
Semester B
Mar to Jun
Semester C
Jul to Sep
Semester D
Sep to Dec

Units Offered

Assignments

Exams

Assignments

Exams

Semester Start Date

Saturday 19th January, 2019

Saturday 23rd March, 2019

Saturday 7th July, 2018

Saturday 22nd September, 2018

ABE Registration Deadline

Third Friday in January

First Friday in April

Third Friday in July

First Friday in September

ABE Assessment Deadline

Third Friday in February

Last Friday in April

Second Friday in August

First Friday in October

Note: All students must submit their registration and assessment fees to CTS College as specified by CTS College.

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