Course Description
Companies now seek business professionals who recognize the importance of IT to business performance and are comfortable using a range of IT applications. While introducing the students into the world of business and management, this course allows students to become specialized in the management of information systems. Students who achieve this qualification will have a good understanding of the key IT and business skills that will enable them to build bridges between technology and business management.

This course may have been referred to as ABE Diploma in Business Management / Management of Information Systems Pathway in some of the promotional materials.

Course Code: ABE-305-5

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

MNQF Level
Level 3 Certificate (view Approval)

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

  • Completion of the 7th year of School or
  • MNQF Level 2 qualification or
  • 18 years old and work experience of 1 year in a job that requires reading, writing and communication in English

Course Structure
Compulsory Subjects:

  • ABEL4-301-1: Introduction to Business (IB)
  • ABEL4-302-2:¬†Introduction to Business Communication (IBC)
  • ABEL4-304-4:¬†Introduction to Quantitative Methods (IQM)
  • ABEL4-309-9: Introduction to Management Information Systems (IMIS)

There are no Optional Subjects.

5 months (1 semester)

Intakes: January and June

Course Assessments
All subjects will be assessed by time constrained paper based exams that are set and marked by ABE, UK. The exams will be conducted and invigilated by the Department of Public Examinations in the Maldives.

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

Students who achieve the ABE Level 4 Diploma may use it to apply for a place at a university in lieu of A Levels for entry (see ABE Website for details). Alternatively, students can continue to work through to the ABE Level 5 Diploma in Business Management with specialism in Management of Information Systems. The following image shows the pathway.

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.