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Award in Business Studies

12 weeks
MQF Level 6

Course Overview

Global College Malta’s MQF Level 6 ‘Award in Business Studies’ provides students with an appropriate grounding in Business and Management to allow them to progress successfully onto one of the College’s accredited Masters’s programmes. In addition, the College’s ‘Award in Business Studies’ provides students with training in the study skills they will need to successfully complete an MQF Level 7 award and, as appropriate, relevant English language preparation.

Successful completion of the College’s ‘Award in Business Studies’ will guarantee progression onto one of the College’s Masters programmes. In turn, successful completion of one of the College’s Masters programmes of study will produce graduates who have the high-level knowledge, competencies, and skills to potentially succeed in a varied number of professions including, by means example: Financial Adviser; Management Analyst; Investment Banker; Finance Manager; Marketing Manager; Information Technology Manager; Human Resources Manager; and Business Consultant.

Level 6
Minimum - 12 weeks, Maximum: 24 Weeks
Bachelor’s degree
Middle to Senior organizational managers in commercial for-profit organizations, the public sector, and the voluntary sector.
Prior to entering the College’s ‘Award in Business Studies’ applicants must be able to demonstrate the following:
  • The normal minimum age for this Award is 21. The College will very exceptionally consider admitting students under 21 on a strictly case-by-case basis subject to very careful scrutiny;
  • Have successfully completed an appropriate first qualification at MQF Level 6 or equivalent or be able to demonstrate work experience which, when subject to assessment through the College’s RPEL procedures, is equivalent to an MQF Level 6 qualification; and,
  • Have attained an English Language level of, or equivalent to, at least academic IELTS 4.5 or above.
Any applicants who do not meet the stated entry criteria are approached and asked to convincingly demonstrate how they are qualified to undertake the ‘Award in Business Studies’. The College may undertake a video interview with the prospective student to better understand their English Language proficiency and, where appropriate, may also require a Medium of Instruction certificate from the student’s previous educational institution. The English Language proficiency requirement may be waived if the student is a native speaker of English and they have completed their secondary education in a country where English is the official language or English was the language of instruction where they graduated.
Module Code Module Name EQF/MQF level ECTS Total hrs of learning
GCM-PM01 Principles of Management 6 8 200
GCM-PM02 Enterprise for Managers 6 8 200
GCM-PM03 Study Skills 6 8 200
GCM-PM04 English for Academic Purposes 6 8 200
The College’s ‘Award in Business Studies’ utilizes a variety of assessments including coursework and examinations. Coursework is typically in the form of essays, reports, or case studies, while group or individual presentations may be required to assess other competencies. Examinations typically take the form of written elements or multiple-choice questions and may be unseen or part-seen, where assessment material is released in advance. The College seeks to offer flexibility in how assessments are undertaken and, where appropriate and pedagogically secure, the programme of study may utilize relevant online tools to deliver assessments. All assessments will be submitted via the internationally recognized plagiarism software, Turnitin.

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Fees include:

  • Assessment fee
  • Overall qualification certificate
  • Course material tutorial support notes
  • Access to online course resources

Monthly discounts are available, please contact one of our student recruitment staff members to learn more.

Registration for programs can be made either online or by hand. For more information please visit the Admissions Section here

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