Diploma in Business Management (Level 4 & 5)

The level 4/5 diploma in business management is a 240-credit course designed to accelerate students to the final year of an associated undergraduate degree in business and management. This can be completed at a UK university on campus or via distance learning.


Two Years

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What is Included?

  • Study plans with flexibility of time and space.
  • Globally recognized and verifiable Certificates and qualifications.
  • Premium subscription to GPDP Learning Resources worth US$250.
  • Premium subscription of Typsy–Australia worth US$96. (Video Training Courses)
  • Premium subscription to Internships & Placements Program to build your resume, and prepare for job interviews, with our AI-based video interviewing platform to land the job you want.
  • Lifetime membership of COTHM Community of Hospitality Students & Professionals.
  • Lifetime access to Online Events Portal to attend webinars and talks by industry experts
  • Career Pathway & Education pathway counseling


Am I eligible for this progamme?

This course is most suited to individuals who are at least 16 years old, have a high school education, and wish to progress to a degree at university, or the Undergraduate Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management with COTHM Online.

English Proficiency

Candidates who do not have English as a first language will have to demonstrate competence in reading, writing, and listening skills in English.

About this Course​

The level 4/5 diploma in business management is a 240-credit course designed to accelerate students to the final year of an associated undergraduate degree in business and management. This can be completed at a UK university on campus or via distance learning.

The level 4 modules and assignments are equivalent to the first year of a university degree, while the level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year.

The course includes 10 level 4 modules (120 credits) and 10 level 5 modules (120 credits), each with 6 written assignments. If a student only studies 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 about 40 guided learning hours, with an additional 30-50 hours of optional learning material, including recommended exercises, readings, and internet resources.

Career Path

Upon completion of Accounting and Finance–Level 4, Extended Diploma in Management–Level 5 and accredited degree final year undergraduate programme student will be able to pursue a career in different related fields like, business consultancy, marketing, and accounting etc.


Written Assignment 

The level 3 diploma in business management has 6 modules and 6 written assignments. On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 5,000-8,000 words each. Students are provided support for the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform.

The Assignment unit titles that students need to complete for the level 3 course are:

  1. The assignment unit titles for the level 4 course are:

    1. Managing change
    2. Communication in an organisation
    3. Business operations
    4. Leadership and the organisation
    5. Developing teams
    6. Financial awareness

    More information about the level 4 units can be found here: Qualifi level 4 diploma in business management

    The assignment unit titles for the level 5 course are:

    1. Business development
    2. Business models and growing organisations
    3. Customer management
    4. Responding to the changing business environment
    5. Risk management and organisations
    6. Effective decision making

    More information about the level 5 units can be found here: Qualifi level 5 diploma in business management

Awarding Body

Module listing Level 4


Developing personal skills
Develop a range of personal skills vital to the world of business. Concentrating on communication, leadership and decision making techniques.

Effective communication
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.

Strategic HRM
This module looks at employees and people as a business’ most valuable asset. Recruit the best, reward the best and retain the best.

Managing ethically
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.


Module listing Level 5

The entrepreneurial manager
What is an entrepreneur? Examine the skills and qualities of entrepreneurship.

Organisation structures
Why are organisations structured in the way they are? What determines the optimum structure and how does it differ between organisations? In this module, learners will look at the numerous models and theories that make up organisational structure.

Practical accounting analysis
Learners will complete exercises in accounts throughout this module to understand what they are telling us and the actions that analysis can precipitate.

Business planning and goal setting
What is the business trying to achieve? What will it do? How will it do it? This module focuses on the creation of clear goals and clear plans to achieve a clear objective.

Politics and business
Impact of politics on business and how it may help or hinder business. This module will educate learners on economic impact, exports and government support.

Business law
Explore the statutory responsibilities of managers as learners look into the legalities of business and business executives.

Managing in today’s world
Business in the modern world. This module focuses on governance and equality as a means to do right in business.

Performance management
Understanding how your people and your business can continually improve together, learners will review reward structures, CPD, training and development to ensure high performance in business.

Marketing and sales planning
Learners will analyse how markets, customers, competitors and products can come together in a cohesive plan.

Quantitative skills
On successful completion of this module, learners will have knowledge of numeric exercises and will understand their use within the context of the business.

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