Course Description
The ABE Level 4 Diploma in Business Management and Human Resources provides an introduction to an in-demand profession. The effective management of an organization’s human resources is now recognized as a critical component in the success of public and private enterprises. HR managers are needed in all organizations irrespective of size and their importance is being increasingly appreciated. The course introduces students to the academic disciplines that underlie the effective management of the human resource, and proceeds to explore the theory, practice and strategy of human resource management. The course is equivalent to the first year of a Bachelors degree.

Course Code: ABE-306-6

Awarding Body
Certificate for this course will be awarded by the Association of Business Executives (ABE).

MNQF Level
Level 5 Diploma (view Approval)

Academic Requirements
Applicant must meet one of the following minimum entry requirements:

  • 2 A’ Level passes (E or above)
  • 2 HSSC passes (C or above)
  • MNQF Level 4 Qualification (related field)
  • MNQF Level 4 Qualification (unrelated), AND successful completion of an MQA approved University Preparation Program
  • 20 years old, completion of the 10th year of School, 2 years of work experience in relevant field, AND successful completion of an MQA approved University Preparation Program

Course Structure
Compulsory Subjects:

  • Dynamic Business Environments
  • Enterprising Organizations
  • Employability and Self-development
  • Finance for Managers
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods
  • Project Management
  • Principles of HR

Students may also wish to choose from the ABE Level 4 Diploma in Business Management, or the ABE Level 4 Diploma in Business Management and Marketing.


Duration: 1 year (2 semesters)

Intakes: January and June

Course Assessments
All subjects are assessed by time constrained examinations or take home assignments that are set by ABE.

Course Fee and Payment Plan
Payments can be made in installments. Please see Course Fees and Payment Plan for information.

How to Apply?
Candidates may apply online or download and complete application, which can be submitted to College Reception on the First Floor of H. Vaifilaa-age, Janavaree Magu. Applicants are requested to read the Terms and Conditions for Studying at MAPS College before applying.