Advanced Diploma qualifications provide practical skills and theoretical business knowledge that employers need. They allow advanced entry to universities nationally and internationally. The AD in Business (SCQF level 8) provides current insight into the main aspects of international business with a focus on business management and human resource management.

The AD Business Program covers business culture and strategy, managing people in different sizes of organizations, marketing, economic issues, accounting, business law, and IT.

Learning Objectives

AD Business will provide a breadth of competencies. The specific aims of the AD Business are to:

  • Develop suitable competencies to enter a range of administrative, commercial or managerial positions.
  • Develop student competencies to support their career aspirations.
  • Prepare students for progression to degree courses delivered by UK universities.
  • Develop skills for independent, life-long learning.
  • Develop and enhance transferable skills for employability and Core Skills.
  • Develop and enhance transferable skills in planning, organizing, critical and evaluative thinking and enable the candidate to investigate business issues and problems in depth.
  • Develop intrapersonal and interpersonal skills relevant to a range of administrative, commercial or managerial positions in business organizations.
  • Develop communication and presentation skills.
  • Adopt an innovative and creative approach to their work and be able to respond quickly to challenges posed by changes in the business environment.
  • Develop the ability to work flexibly and cooperatively with others.

Entrance Requirements

The Advanced Diploma Business program requires:

  • Minimum Grade 12 or Equivalent Canadian qualification.
  • If English is not a student’s mother tongue, they are required to have an IELTS level 6.0 OR equivalent (In case of other testing standards) to be admitted to the course. If on starting the program, their language proficiency proves to be significantly lower than what is expected of an IELTS 6.0, they will be required to take an English course at Focus College before being able to continue with their program studies.

Careers Opportunities

AD Business will prepare candidates for entry to a wide range of positions. Respondents to employer consultation named the following as posts for which AD Business graduates would typically be recruited: Administrative Officer, Manufacturing Distribution, Administration Supervisor, Office Manager, Assistant Manager, Personal Assistant, Banking Advisor, Planning Officer, Business Development Assistant, Purchasing Officer, Business Manager, Sales Coordinator, Customer Service Coordinator, Team Leader, Finance Assistant, Trainee Manager.

The AD has a strong managerial focus which enables candidates to progress more quickly to supervisory/management roles. In addition, HND candidates, through their choice of options, will be able to prepare for a career (or further studies) in a number of specialist areas, for example, Human Resource Management, Marketing, and Financial Services.

Who Does this Qualification Suit

The AD Business Management Program is suitable for a wide range of candidates including:

  • High School Graduates.
  • Adults returning to education.
  • Individuals in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects.
  • People who wish to start their own business.

Required Textbooks

Various Text/reference books are supplied. Please see course outline forms for individual course books.

Equipment Required for this Program: School supplied a computer with required software.

Homework/Self-study Hours

Approximately 10-15 hrs./week is required from students to be successful in this fast-paced and intensive program.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

AD Business Management will provide a breadth of competencies. The specific aims of the AD Business Management are to:

  • Develop suitable competencies to enter a range of administrative, commercial or managerial positions.
  • Develop student competencies to support their career aspirations.
  • Prepare students for progression to degree courses delivered by partner universities in different countries.
  • Develop skills for independent, life-long learning.
  • Develop and enhance transferable skills for employability and Core Skills.
  • Develop and enhance transferable skills in planning, organizing, critical and evaluative thinking and enable the candidate to investigate business issues and problems in depth.
  • Develop intrapersonal and interpersonal skills relevant to a range of administrative, commercial or managerial positions in business organizations.
  • Develop communication and presentation skills.
  • Adopt an innovative and creative approach to their work and be able to respond quickly to challenges posed by changes in the business environment.
  • Develop the ability to work flexibly and cooperatively with others.
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated March 15, 2019
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