Why should you join the MAPS Advanced Certificate in Business Administration?

  • It offers the quickest route to completing your Associate Degree and Bachelor’s Degree after completing your O’Levels.
  • Affordable course fees with monthly installments.
  • Receive access to world class online library resources to help with your studies.
  • Specifically designed for those in work – evening classes only.
  • Flexible progression routes allow you to progress onto MAPS College qualifications or International qualifications.
  • High quality lecturers – bringing business management theory and practice to life.
  • Specifically designed to provide foundational knowledge of core business management concepts, supporting career growth in a range of business-related job roles.
  • Fully approved by MQA as a Level 4 qualification.

Course Description
MAPS Advanced Certificate in Business Administration qualification provides learners with knowledge and skills required for starting or progressing through a successful career in administrative and management positions at business organisations.

The qualification also enables learners to progress onto undergraduate degree level qualifications (MNQF Level 7) in business or a related area.

Course Code: MC-406-58

Awarding Body
The certificate for this course will be awarded by MAPS College.

MNQF Level
Level 4 Advanced Certificate (view Approval). Previously known as MAPS Foundation Studies in Business.

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

  • 3 O’ Level passes (C or above) including SSC or equivalent
  • MNQF Level 3 Qualification
  • 18 years old AND 1 year work experience AND ability to communicate in English language

Course Structure

  • Unit 1 Academic English
  • Unit 2 Business Mathematics
  • Unit 3 The Business Environment
  • Unit 4 Principles of Management
  • Unit 5 Introduction to Business Accounting
  • Unit 6 Introduction to Marketing
  • Unit 7 Principles of Human Resource Management
  • Unit 8 Optional Unit

Duration: 1 academic year

Credits: 120 credits

Intakes: January, July

Mode of Study: Face to Face (Male’ Campus), Online

Course Assessments
All subjects will be assessed by time constrained written examinations. Some subjects will also include assignments and presentations.

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

Students who complete the MAPS Advanced Certificate in Business Administration may use it as a standalone professional qualification or progress onto the MAPS Diploma in Business Administration, Associate Degree in Business Administration or Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

Students may also join any other business-related Bachelors degree at MAPS College, or one of the ABE Level 4 Diploma qualifications.

How to Apply?
Candidates may apply online or download and complete the application form, which can be submitted to the 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.