Course Description
The ABE has developed the ABE Level 7 Diploma in Business Management with the help of senior university professors, utilising current academic learning and research, as well as employer knowledge and practice. It is therefore an ideal progression route for those who:

  • are currently studying professional qualifications and wish to proceed to a Masters degree in business/management
  • have a related Honours degree but wish to proceed to a Masters level business/management qualification
  • are in employment, at managerial level, and wish to achieve a Masters level qualification

The qualification provides a route for students to gain advanced entry to a Masters degree at UK universities.

This course may have been referred to as ABE Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management 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 7  Bachelors Degree  (view MQA approval)

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

Subject to approval from MQA, applicants meeting the following may also be considered:

  • 20 years old AND completion of the 10th year of School AND 2 years of work experience in relevant field

Course Structure
Compulsory Subjects:

  • Strategic Business Management and Planning
  • Management of Financial Resources and Performance
  • Leadership, Change and People Performance
  • Corporate Strategy, Governance and Ethics in the Global Environment
  • Research Methods and their Application to Marketing

There are no Optional Subjects.

 12 months (2 semesters)

Intakes: January and June

Course Assessments
Except the unit “Strategic Business Management and Planning” rest of the units are assessed by written assignment of 3,500 words set by ABE, marked by the College and verified by ABE. The unit “Strategic Business Management and Planning” will be assessed by a paper based exam set and marked by ABE, UK. The paper based exams will be conducted and invigilated by the Department of Public Examinations in the Maldives.

The Association of Business Executives (ABE) Level 7 Diploma in Business Management is accepted at many UK universities (see ABE Website for details) and can even gain students advanced entry into a MBA program at various UK universities.