Course Description
This course introduces the students into the world of business and management. It highlights some of the common concepts of business – the different sectors of organizational theory, human resource management, marketing, finance and accounting, operations management, etc – and also pushes important skills such as business communication, bookkeeping, and statistics.

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

Course Code: ABE-301-1

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 6th year of School
  • MNQF Level 2 Qualification
  • 18 years old AND ability to communicate in English language

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)
  • ABEL4-303-3: Introduction to Accounting (IA)

There are no Optional Subjects.

For pathways of the Business Management Course, see Management of Information Systems Courses and Accounting Courses.

Duration: 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. 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.