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ABE - Business Management



Knowledge in business management will enable you to excel in many different career paths. The Association of Business Executives (ABE) qualification has been developed to provide you with the capabilities needed for a management career and will give you the required skills to enable you to achieve your goals.

Entrepreneurialism is embedded throughout the ABE programmes and 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 College:

BABA - BA (Hons) Business Administration from the University of Hertfordshire



There are three stages/levels of 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 this qualification.

Students can start level 5 units without completing the entire level 4 or whilst awaiting results for level 4.

Level 5 Diploma

Six Units

Level 5 Diploma

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

Students can start level 6 units without completing the entire level 5 or whilst awaiting results for level 5.

Level 6 Diploma

Six Units

Level 6 Diploma

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


Upon completion of the ABE programme, students would gain:

  • A globally recognised qualification enhancing career prospects in diverse industries
  • Practical skills needed for effective management roles in various organisations
  • Access to a network of industry professionals and business leaders
  • A comprehensive understanding of core business principles applicable in real-world scenarios
  • The qualification to enter into the final year of the BA Business Administration degree programme


Below are some of the main features of this programme:

  • Internationally recognised
  • ACTT recognised
  • Flexible entry requirements
  • Affordable
  • Flexible payment terms

Target Audience

The ABE Business Management programme is perfect for:

  • Ambitious high school graduates aspiring for business leadership roles
  • Working professionals seeking advancement through accredited business education
  • Career switchers targeting entry into the business management domain
  • Entrepreneurs desiring foundational knowledge to enhance business ventures
  • Lifelong learners committed to mastering essential business management principles
  • Individuals seeking flexible, practical education tailored to real-world business challenges

Entry Requirements

The table below shows the entry requirements for each level of the programme.

Level Entry Requirements


Level 4

  • No formal prerequisites


Level 5

  • ABE Certificate Level or Diploma Level 4 (at least 3 units passed) OR
  • Two ‘A’ Level passes OR
  • At least 2 years work experience (with reference letter from employer or employers) OR
  • Qualifications which may be accepted by ABE as being equivalent to the above


Level 6

  • ABE Diploma Level 5 OR
  • A UK Degree or equivalent OR
  • Three years supervisory/managerial work experience (with reference letter from employer or employers) OR
  • Other recognised qualifications from approved Institutes of Higher Education

Programme Content

CTS College ABE RQF (Regulated Qualification Framework) - Levels and Subjects Offered

Unit Name Assessment Type

Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Business Management (60 Credits)

Dynamic Business Environments


Enterprising Organisations


Employability and Self-Development


Finance for Managers



Level 5 Diploma in Business Management (120 Credits)

Managing Agile Organisations & People


Innovation & Business Performance


Effective Financial Management


International Business Economics & Markets


Choose any 2 optional units from the following 3 units:

Operations Management


Analytical Decision-Making


Managing Stakeholder Relationships


Level 6 Diploma in Business Management (120 Credits)  
Leading Strategic Change Assignment
Business Strategy & Decision-Making Examination
Developing International Markets Examination
Business Ethics and Sustainability Examination
Choose any 2 optional units from the following 3 units:  
Strategic Stakeholder Relationships Assignment
Corporate Finance Examination
Advanced Project Management Examination


The accelerated learning model allows students to achieve their qualifications in the shortest possible time. This has become popular amongst many undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. CTS College will be delivering the ABE RQF programme using the accelerated model of 3 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 them them the flexibility to study just one unit at a time and finish a level in 18 months.

The ABE semester system works as follows:

Semester Period

Semester A

January to March

Semester B

March to May

Semester C

September to November

In Semester A, tuition is offered for assignment units, while in Semesters B and C tuition is offered for assignment and examination units. This structure allows a student to start in any semester (A, B or C) and complete the programme in the next semester, thereby completing the programme in just 2 semesters.


Units are assessed based on assignments and/or examinations. Assignments may be submitted in any of the three semesters (A, B or C), however examinations are only held at the end of Semesters B and C.

Title Semester A
Jan to Mar
Semester B
Mar to May
Semester C
Sep to Nov

Units Offered


Assignments and Exams

Assignments and Exams

Assessment Dates

First week of March

Last week of May

Second week of November

Note: Assessment dates are subject to change.

In order to submit an assignment or examination, students must register with ABE and submit their relevant assessment documents to CTS College.

Grading Scheme

Students are awarded grades based on the following guidelines:



70% - 100%


54% - 69%


40% - 54%


0 - 39%


Fees & Discounts


Fees are payable to CTS College and ABE, and can be paid per semester. Students are only required to pay for the units that they are enrolled in. The following is a breakdown of the relevant fees:

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

$1,200 Per Unit

GBP £45

GBP £50 Per Unit

Level 5
(6 Units)

$200 Per Semester

$1,400 Per Unit

GBP £60

GBP £65 Per Unit

Level 6
(6 Units)

$200 Per Semester

$1,600 Per Unit

GBP £75

GBP £75 Per Unit

Note: Assessment fees are for examinations and assignments.

Discounts Available

CTS College is committed to looking after the best interest of all students. As such, CTS College is offering a discount of 50% off tuition to any student who is repeating a module in the ABE programme (regardless of which institution you attended). Payment plans would also be availabe to these students.

REPEATERS tuition fees with 50% discount:

  • Level 4 – $600.00 Per Unit
  • Level 5 – $700.00 Per Unit
  • Level 6 – $800.00 Per Unit

*Special conditions apply

Payment Plans

Students can be given a payment plan where an initial downpayment is made, with an arrangement for the remaining balance to be paid over the next two months. Please feel free to contact us to discuss a payment plan customised for you.

CTS College Payments

The following table shows the details for the 4 convenient ways to pay the CTS College fees for this programme:

Payment Method Details
Linx Paid at the Administration Office
Credit Card Paid at the Administration Office

Paid at the Administration Office

Made Payable to CTS College

Online Bank Transfer

Paid via Online Banking

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abe Payments

Please click here to view full instructions on how to pay the ABE fees.

How To Apply

Registration is a two-step process:

  • Registering with CTS College
  • Registering with ABE

The table below shows important semester, registration and assessment fee dates:

  Semester A
Jan to Mar
Semester B
Mar to May
Semester C
Sep to Nov

Units Offered


Exams and Assignments

Assignments and Exams

Semester Start Date

Saturday 20th January, 2024

Saturday 23rd March, 2024

Saturday 14th September, 2024

ABE Registration Deadline

Saturday 20th January, 2024

Wednesday 27th March, 2024

Wednesday 11th September, 2024

ABE Assessment Fee Deadline

Saturday 27th January, 2024

Wednesday 3rd April, 2024

Wednesday 18th September, 2024

To register with ABE please complete the ABE Registration Form available at the CTS College administration office and submit it at the same office.

Student Support

Programme Management

The programme management team is responsible for the management of this programme. If you would like further information or clarification on this programme please contact:

Mr. Narine Neeranjan
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 790-9095

Mr. Alvin Ramsamooj
Programme Administrator
Phone: (868) 431-6051

E-mail: ABE@CTSCollege.com

We are an ACTT recognised institution and partner with international awarding bodies