Foundation Degree In Business Management & Leadership (MQF Level 5)

YEAR 1

Module 1 - 10 ECTS

Introduction to the Business World

This module introduces learners to the basic principles of the business world. It demonstrates the different types of organisations found in the business world and highlights the different departments which are crucial to the effective managing and performance of an organisation.

1 reading
Reading: Module 1 – Introduction to the Business World

Module 2 - 10 ECTS

Leadership and Management

This module allows the learner to get acquainted with the main similarities and differences between leadership and management. Moreover, they will also be exposed to the main theories governing them both and allow them to critically think which ones are most suitable for different activities, departments and objectives of organisations.

1 reading
Reading: Module 1 – Introduction to the Business World

Module 3 - 10 ECTS

Essentials for Managing People

This module introduces learners to the world of human resource and people management, whereby they will be exposed to the different activities and responsibilities of this department within organisations. This module will therefore look at processes and procedures related to managing people.

1 reading
Reading: Module 1 – Introduction to the Business World

Module 4 - 10 ECTS

Conflict Resolution

This module focuses on the main techniques and tools which a manager might implement in order to recognise, resolve and mitigate conflict at the workplace. Furthermore, it also provides learners with the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to manage stress within an organisation.

1 reading
Reading: Module 1 – Introduction to the Business World

Module 5 - 10 ECTS

Principles of Marketing

This module allows learners to understand the basic principles and concepts of marketing in organisations. It will allow them to gain an insight on the competitive environment, conducting effective analysis of the market, segmenting, targeting and positioning one’s product. Furthermore, it also looks at the challenges that organisations face when it comes to effective marketing decision making.

1 reading
Reading: Module 1 – Introduction to the Business World

Module 6 - 10 ECTS

Basic Principles in Communications Management

This module introduces learners to the basic principles included in communications management and its role in enhancing effectiveness and a positive busines environment whereby all staff members are aligned towards the same goals and objectives of the organisation.

1 reading
Reading: Module 1 – Introduction to the Business World

YEAR 2

Module 7 - 10 ECTS

Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance

This module allows learners to delve into the basic principles which govern accounting and finance and their role in a business context. It will allow them to understand how accounting and finance and proper financial management can aid the organisation in performing better overall.

1 reading
Reading: Module 1 – Introduction to the Business World

Module 8 - 10 ECTS

Interpersonal Skills for Managers

This module will allow learners to understand and further nurture their interpersonal skills which will enable them to go further successfully throughout their career. It will allow them to further their studies in management and to portray effective communication skills.

1 reading
Reading: Module 1 – Introduction to the Business World

Module 9 - 10 ECTS

Operations Management

This module has been strategically designed to aid learners in understanding the fundamental role of operations management. It helps them by understanding its purpose within an organisation as well as outline the fundamental skills required by an effective operations manager.

1 reading
Reading: Module 1 – Introduction to the Business World

Module 10 - 10 ECTS

Creativity and Innovation in Organisations

This module introduces the basic principles of managing and implementing creativity and innovation within organisations. It will equip them with enough knowledge and skills to assess and implement creative and innovative thinking when it comes to planning, implementing and monitoring strategies.

1 reading
Reading: Module 1 – Introduction to the Business World

Module 11 - 10 ECTS

Basic Economics for Managers

This module aims at introducing learners to the basic concepts of economics in order to implement them at the workplace in a business context.

1 reading
Reading: Module 1 – Introduction to the Business World

Module 12 - 10 ECTS

Critical Thinking for Managers

This module introduces learners to the basic concepts of critical thinking and the main benefits and challenges of implementing such practices at the workplace. This module shall also provide a link between enhanced team performance within an organisation and implementation of effective decision making, critical thinking and problem solving.

1 reading
Reading: Module 1 – Introduction to the Business World

Foundation Degree In Business Management & Leadership (MQF Level 5)

€6,500
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About this course

The Foundation Degree In Business Management & Leadership is made up of the first two years of the BSc in Business Management & Leadership. This foundation degree targets individuals who would like to start working towards their career in management. This course will serve as the first stepping stone towards holding a managerial position and building a successful business career. By the end of this programme, learners will be eligible to advance their studies in business management by pursuing the BSc in Business Management & Leadership.

 

Duration

18 Months

Start Date

March

Delivery

Face-to-face

Credits

120 ECTS Credits

Awarding Body

This qualification is awarded by Central Mediterranean Business School (CMBS).

 

This qualification is awaiting accreditation by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold:

  • A Diploma in Business Management pegged at MQF Level 4 or equivalent OR;
  • A Matriculation certificate with at least 2 A-levels & 3 Intermediate OR;
  • Mature Student OR;
  • A MATSEC certificate with Grade 5 or better in English, Maltese and Mathematics together with at least 5
    years experience working within a business setting.

Assessment Mode

This course shall be assessed through the use of an assignment based on the theoretical concepts presented during the lectures, and ways of implementing said concepts and theories. These assessments will include group assignments, group presentations, individual assignments and individual presentations.

Delivery Mode

This Foundation Degree In Business Management & Leadership is delivered through classroom-based learning.

 

Who is this course for?

This course is intended for those who are aged 21+ and aspire to work or are already working as team leaders or managers.

 

Language of Instruction

This programme will be delivered in English.

 

Location of Lectures

Lectures will be delivered at Business Leaders Hub, 160, Mdina Road, Zebbug, Malta, ZBG 9015.

 

How to Apply

Interested candidates can apply by sending an email to daniela@cmbs.edu.mt or by calling us on 00356 9912 1110. Applicants will be provided with a link to complete our booking form and will be requested to submit any relevant documents required to process the application.

 

Have questions?

Email Daniela at daniela@cmbs.edu.mt or call on 00356 9912 1110 to learn more.

 

 

Price (EU Students): €6,500

Price includes:

  • Access to a comprehensive student management system
  • Overall qualification certificate

  • Course material tutorial support notes
  • Access to online course resources

 

 

 

ACCREDITATION PENDING

Kindly be informed that this programme is undergoing *accreditation from the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA).

Should you wish to express your interest to register for this educational programme you are kindly requested to contact us at admissions@cmbs.edu.mt. A student agreement inclusive of payment of registration and tuition fees shall only be signed upon approval of accreditation of this educational programme, by the MFHEA.

 

*Accreditation is a form of certification in which the MFHEA will verify that

 

an academic or vocational programme meets minimum academic and vocational standards. Accreditation ensures that the qualification a student works so hard to obtain meets quality standards, and that it will be recognized as such by other educational institutions and employers. The decisive stage of accreditation is the mapping of the programme to the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) and the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) further information on the MFHEA and the MQF/EQF may be obtained from www.mfhea.mt

Syllabus

YEAR 1

Module 1 - 10 ECTS 0/1

Introduction to the Business World

This module introduces learners to the basic principles of the business world. It demonstrates the different types of organisations found in the business world and highlights the different departments which are crucial to the effective managing and performance of an organisation.

1 reading
Reading: Module 1 – Introduction to the Business World
90 hours

Module 2 - 10 ECTS 0/1

Leadership and Management

This module allows the learner to get acquainted with the main similarities and differences between leadership and management. Moreover, they will also be exposed to the main theories governing them both and allow them to critically think which ones are most suitable for different activities, departments and objectives of organisations.

1 reading
Reading: Module 1 – Introduction to the Business World
90 hours

Module 3 - 10 ECTS 0/1

Essentials for Managing People

This module introduces learners to the world of human resource and people management, whereby they will be exposed to the different activities and responsibilities of this department within organisations. This module will therefore look at processes and procedures related to managing people.

1 reading
Reading: Module 1 – Introduction to the Business World
90 hours

Module 4 - 10 ECTS 0/1

Conflict Resolution

This module focuses on the main techniques and tools which a manager might implement in order to recognise, resolve and mitigate conflict at the workplace. Furthermore, it also provides learners with the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to manage stress within an organisation.

1 reading
Reading: Module 1 – Introduction to the Business World
90 hours

Module 5 - 10 ECTS 0/1

Principles of Marketing

This module allows learners to understand the basic principles and concepts of marketing in organisations. It will allow them to gain an insight on the competitive environment, conducting effective analysis of the market, segmenting, targeting and positioning one’s product. Furthermore, it also looks at the challenges that organisations face when it comes to effective marketing decision making.

1 reading
Reading: Module 1 – Introduction to the Business World
90 hours

Module 6 - 10 ECTS 0/1

Basic Principles in Communications Management

This module introduces learners to the basic principles included in communications management and its role in enhancing effectiveness and a positive busines environment whereby all staff members are aligned towards the same goals and objectives of the organisation.

1 reading
Reading: Module 1 – Introduction to the Business World
90 hours

YEAR 2

Module 7 - 10 ECTS 0/1

Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance

This module allows learners to delve into the basic principles which govern accounting and finance and their role in a business context. It will allow them to understand how accounting and finance and proper financial management can aid the organisation in performing better overall.

1 reading
Reading: Module 1 – Introduction to the Business World
90 hours

Module 8 - 10 ECTS 0/1

Interpersonal Skills for Managers

This module will allow learners to understand and further nurture their interpersonal skills which will enable them to go further successfully throughout their career. It will allow them to further their studies in management and to portray effective communication skills.

1 reading
Reading: Module 1 – Introduction to the Business World
90 hours

Module 9 - 10 ECTS 0/1

Operations Management

This module has been strategically designed to aid learners in understanding the fundamental role of operations management. It helps them by understanding its purpose within an organisation as well as outline the fundamental skills required by an effective operations manager.

1 reading
Reading: Module 1 – Introduction to the Business World
90 hours

Module 10 - 10 ECTS 0/1

Creativity and Innovation in Organisations

This module introduces the basic principles of managing and implementing creativity and innovation within organisations. It will equip them with enough knowledge and skills to assess and implement creative and innovative thinking when it comes to planning, implementing and monitoring strategies.

1 reading
Reading: Module 1 – Introduction to the Business World
90 hours

Module 11 - 10 ECTS 0/1

Basic Economics for Managers

This module aims at introducing learners to the basic concepts of economics in order to implement them at the workplace in a business context.

1 reading
Reading: Module 1 – Introduction to the Business World
90 hours

Module 12 - 10 ECTS 0/1

Critical Thinking for Managers

This module introduces learners to the basic concepts of critical thinking and the main benefits and challenges of implementing such practices at the workplace. This module shall also provide a link between enhanced team performance within an organisation and implementation of effective decision making, critical thinking and problem solving.

1 reading
Reading: Module 1 – Introduction to the Business World
90 hours

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