Course Description
Use of information technology has become extremely important for business performance. Companies now seek business professionals who understand the importance of IT and are comfortable using a range of IT applications.  This course is a well-rounded programme that covers the core elements of business management while allowing student to specialize in management of information systems within the business environment.  Students who achieve this qualification will have a sound understanding of the key IT and business skills that will enable them to build bridges between technology and business management effectively.

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

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
Applicants must have completed ONE of the following:

» ABE Certificate or ABE Level 4 Diploma in any field
» 2 A’ Levels pass (E or above)
» 3 O’ Levels including SSC passes (C or above) and 2 years work experience
» 20 years old and 1 pass (C and above) in O Level and 2 years work experience

Course Structure
Compulsory Subjects:

» Financial Accounting
» Human Resource Management
» Marketing Policy, Planning and Communication
» Organizational Behavior
» Quantitative Methods for Business Management
» The Business Environment
» Information Systems Applications for Business
» Information Systems Development

There are no Optional Subjects.

16 months (3 semesters)

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 complete the ABE Level 5 Diploma may use it as professional qualification, or as an entry requirement into either the ABE Level 6 Diploma in Business Management with specialism in Management of Information Systems or second year of a degree at one of many universities in the UK or abroad (see ABE Website for details).