Business Administration (Level 3)


Course Code EDOCBBM13

Course Overview

A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Business Administration is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

In order to be an organised and competent Business administrative professional, skills of organisation and managing one’s own work load, as well as being able to support a team in the digital world are required. Skills of being able to work in different business environments, with the necessary qualities and experiences to support learning are practiced through theoretical and practical activities. The rise of technology has made the tasks in this field easier to accomplish, but also the responsibilities have grown as much more can now be completed through the use and support of modern technology, e.g. finance packages have meant that often jobs done by a secretary and bookkeeper in the past can easily be combined into one role for small businesses. Different business models and related legal requirements to work in a global economy will be assessed since no one model or method will suit everyone.


What Could I Do After Taking This Business Administration Course?

The Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration is a job ready qualification that prepares learners for work in a specific industry. The course is designed to give you the knowledge and skills you will need to work in a business administration role and to develop your expertise within the role in areas such as business communication, administration, delivering presentations and presenting business data. It’s ideal for those who are new to the role or who’ve been working at that level for a short period of time.

Fully qualified business administrators can earn from £21,000 a year. *Source : National Careers Service

On completion of the Business Administration course, learners can go on to study further in areas such as:


Course Features

Your Business Administration (Level 3) Course:

    This Quality Assured Level 3 Diploma course provides training at in the subject area of Business Administration. It is considered an ideal foundation course for those graduates wishing to pursue postgraduate studies having completed an undergraduate degree and continue their studies in either Management or Business Administration and in particular the MBA degree course. However, it is equally suitable for students from other professionals who do not have as their core skill Business Administration but require this as a valued supplement to their job or boost their career prospects.

Study Time

Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the Business Administration (Level 3) course is: 200 Hours

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Key Topics

The Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration  course is divided into 10 comprehensive modules:

  • Unit 1 - Introduction to Business Administration
  • Unit 2 - Human Resource Management
  • Unit 3 - Team Based Leadership
  • Unit 4 - Management Accounting
  • Unit 5 - Project Management
  • Unit 6 - Consulting Skills
  • Unit 7 - Presentation Skills
  • Unit 8 - Strategic Planning
  • Unit 9 - Concepts of Organizational Change
  • Unit 10 - Managing in the Global Economy

When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of any Workbooks, Activities and Exercises successfully.

100% of the final mark is made up of an online multiple choice exam.

Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, you will be awarded your diploma by ABC Awards as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.

Entry Requirements
Min 16 Years

All students must be 16 years of age and above.

Level 3 Diploma courses require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order that students can manage their studies and the assumed knowledge within course content.

This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Business Administration and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.

Home Study Support

You will be provided with online comprehensive materials, designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Diploma in Business Administration course. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.

What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.

Home Study Resources

You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study.Your course fee covers all textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.

This Level 3 Business Administration Course pack includes the Student Handbook with all relevant information that you would need to successfully complete the course.


Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration

This course is Quality Assured by the Quality Licence Scheme

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that the provider has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.

The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Oxford Learning to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

Possible Career Path

Management Consultant
As a management consultant you would use your business skills to help organisations solve problems, improve efficiency and manage change. Companies might bring inmanagement consultants to provide particular knowledge or skills that they lack,offer a fresh viewpoint on a problem, or even help save a struggling business. You might help your clients with a wide range of business areas, for example: planning and strategy finance improving productivity and processes marketing personnel IT. Although projects could vary depending on the type of business you were helping, your job would generally involve: meeting clients to discuss their needs carrying out research to gain an understanding of the client's business interviewing the client's managers, staff and customers collecting and analysing data, and preparing reports identifying and investigating issues, and planning how to tackle them outlining current procedures, to highlight any inefficiencies creating computer models to test possible business solutions presenting recommendations to the client agreeing a course of action with the client providing any support the client might need to put the plan into practice, such as staff training. Projects may run from one day to several years, depending on the needs of your client.

Find out more about the Job Role for Management Consultant .

Other possible career paths include Administrative Manager, Office Supervisor / Manager

What's Included

Our online courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.

As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Level 3 Business Administration home study course and earn your award:

  • Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the course.
  • Certificate upon completion
  • Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
  • Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
  • NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
  • One year educational support by e-mail.

You can also choose to pick from following while you are enrolling and avail the services at a highly discounted price for our students.


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Reordering a course pack, if you have damaged yours, can be costly. You can usually expect to pay a huge price for a copy. The 12 month insurance Cover will meet the cost for you if your pack was damaged. We will send out another Course Pack at no extra cost if you send us a proof of the damaged course.

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We support our students even after they have graduated from the college. Learning for Life Services include:

  • 1. Academic Reference: We are often asked to provide references for students by employers or colleges and universities. The aims of an academic reference are to confirm facts (confirm accuracy of statements made in any application) and to provide relevant opinion on the candidate's aptitude and ability.

  • 2. CV Refresh Service: When you successfully complete your course you will be entitled to our CV refresh service. We will update your current CV to ensure that your new skills and achievements are presented to the highest standard. We will also add your CV to databank of our sister company

  • 3. 25% off Courses: *(This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)

    For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through eDistance Learning or it's partners.

    Furthermore this offer will be extended to your family and friends.

  • See details on 'Learning for Life'

Further Information
Award Level: Level 3 Diploma

Awarding Body: ABC Awards (

Format: Online / Paper

If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.

For Windows:
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

For Macintosh:
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.

This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.


Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.

Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.

Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.

That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.

Professional Membership

About ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers They are committed to developing qualifications, which help learners and organisations, by cultivating the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life.They work with over 600 centers nationally and many tens of thousands of learners achieve an ABC Awards’ qualification each year.


What is the difference between Level 3 Diploma and an A Level?

Our Level 3 Diplomas have been specifically written for us by qualified distance learning course writers who are qualified to at least Level 5 or above. The Level 3 Diplomas are 1 year courses comprising 10 modules followed by an online examination. The course is pitched at Level 3 so is the equivalent level of study as an A Level. On successful completion of the exam, an Oxford College Diploma certificate is issued.

An A Level is a 2 year course that follows a specific syllabus provided by the corresponding examining body such as Edexcel, AQA and OCR. The A Level carries UCAS points depending on the grade achieved. The A Level is on Level 3 of the National Qualifications Network. A Levels are assessed by exams which have to be attended in person. A Level certificates are provided by the examining boards.

How is the course accredited?

The Level 3 Diplomas are accredited by ABC Awards. Our Diplomas do not carry UCAS points. Many of our Diplomas are approved by the CMA (Complementary Medical Association) where students can register as a practitioner and receive advice on setting up a practice and getting the correct insurance.

How is the course assessed and examined?

All Level 3 Diplomas are assessed by online examination at the end of the course. The online exam must be taken within the 1 year time limit of the course. The exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions. When you are completely ready to take the exam, please contact us for an authorisation code for one-time access to your exam. We recommend that students also complete all SAPs (Self Assessment Preparation assignments) at the end of each unit to ensure full knowledge has been gained prior to the exam.

Can I re-sit the exam if I fail?

You can take an online exam re-sit within 3 months of taking the exam, or before the end of your course, whichever is sooner. There is a £150 charge to re-sit the exam.

What is the duration of the course?

Our Level 3 Diplomas last for 1 year from the date of enrolment. All studies and the online exam must be completed within the 1 year time frame.

Can I extend the course if I don’t finish in time?

We do offer a course extension programme where Level 3 Diploma courses can be extended for £75 per month for up to 3 months. The extension period starts from the expiry date of the course.

Can I get into university with a Level 3 Diploma?

Most universities require UCAS points to gain entry. Some universities accept Level 3 Diplomas in place of A Levels. We urge you to check the entry requirements of your chosen college/university/employer before enrolling on a course with us.

When will I receive my course?

If you have paid in full and opted for the Online version, the course access will be emailed to you within 48 hours. The paper version will take 3 weeks after you have received the online version and are happy with the course contents.

For students, who choose to pay in instalments - you are required to complete the necessary agreement before the course is emailed to you.

Will I get a certificate on completion of my course?

You will receive a certificate from the College. A digital version is included in the price and will be emailed to you within 5 days of taking your online exam.

Should you require an embossed hard copy of your certificate to be sent to you by Special Delivery post, you can order this separately after taking your exam.

How do I contact my tutor and submit assignments?

All our tutors are working professionals in their chosen fields and prefer to be contacted by email. In this way they can record your questions and progress.

Will my tutor answer my support requests quickly?

Yes, all tutors aim to give you feedback on your assignments within 10 working days. However, you do not usually have to wait this length of time.

Are there any exams?

Most of our courses are designed to be completed through assessments so you are not required to take exams except for A Levels and some Bookkeeping courses. However, as mentioned elsewhere, the arrangement for a centre at which to sit your exams is for you to make.

How does distance learning work?

To ensure studying is flexible and convenient, most of our courses are divided into sections. You work through each section at your own pace and time. Once completed, send the test paper back to your personal tutor for marking. You will then move onto the next section once successfully completing the previous section. The support period is dependent on the type of course you choose; our minimum support period is one year.

When can I start the course?

The answer is simple, when YOU want; you can start the course at any time we do not have any set enrolment dates. Most of our courses don’t require any previous experience or qualifications. All you need is a desire and motivation to succeed. You can even start right now - call and speak to one of our Professional Course Advisors.

How long do the courses take?

This is dependent upon your choice of course and how fast you want to learn. A full breakdown of the course is available in your course literature. We do provide estimated number of study hours; ask our course advisors for details.

I want to buy a course that is not on the course list. What do I do?

Our website has an excellent list of the most popular courses on the market. However, we do have access to a more in-depth portfolio should you not find the course you are looking for. You can call our course advisors and discuss the course you are interested in.

Do the courses have tutorial support?

Yes, You will be allocated an experienced tutor who will guide you through the course, mark your assignments and generally help you with any problems you may have. Your tutors can be contacted via email and post. Please note that some of the courses do not have tutor support. Please check the course literature for details

Is the course work done online or sent via the internet?

Most of our courses are available in both Online & Paper formats. You can choose the way your want to study and submit your course work

Is there a time limit or any deadlines?

We do like you to complete the course within the tutor support period but we can extend this for a small charge (currently £65). If you follow the recommended study hours, this will give you a good guide to complete the course withim the specified time period.

I wish to cancel my course. How do I do this?

If you have decided that this is not the right type of course for you you may cancel your course, in writing, within the first seven days of having received it. You then need to return your materials to the address printed on the course pack. This is at your own expense and we would advise that you return the materials by a traceable service, as this is your responsibility until we receive the materials. Once we have received the materials, in good condition, we will organise a refund cheque to be sent to you. Please note that an admin fee will apply. If you required your materials to be delivered abroad, the additional postage charge will not be refunded.

Do I have to buy any other materials?

Our comprehensive course materials are designed to be self-contained with all the relevant information you require to complete the course and gain the relevant certification. However some of our students undertake additional reading via relevant textbooks/study guides and/or the Internet to add value to their studies.

I’m not sure of what course I should take? Can you help?

Yes we can, it is important that you pursue a course which you will enjoy. Although we cannot make this decision for you, we employ a team of dedicated Professional Course Advisors, who will guide you towards making the right choice. Whether you want specific information, or just a chat about what’s available, contact us now.

Why choose eDistance Learning?

The breadth and depth of our portfolio of courses means that we will have a course to interest you. We are committed to your success, and offer advice and support through every step of the process. We have a dedicated team of Professional Course Advisors that can give you access to career and recruitment advice, whilst offering excellent value and quality courses.

Please contact us if you have not found the answer you are looking for.

Course Outline

How is the course structured?

The Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration  course is divided into 10 comprehensive modules:

Unit 1
Introduction to Business Administration
The first module will provide the foundation blocks for the entire course for the student. This module will introduce the student to modern concepts of business administration. The focus will be on business administration in the context of the global economy, working in the new digital age

Business Administration programmes prepare students for a wide range of Administrative, Management and Executive occupations. There are many layers of business management and it is important to obtain a foundation of business management practice if you are to progress in this field. Recent graduates often obtain entry level positions and progress by practical application of both knowledge and experience. This Diploma course is intended to prepare you for further advancement in this field and specifically the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree.

Unit 2
Human Resource Management
This unit considers the role of the modern HR professional in business today. This will particularly focus on managing people, resource utilization, stakeholder management, motivational skills, coaching and mentoring skills.

The Human Resources Management function, within any organization, can include a variety of activities. This course will provide a basic introduction to these functions and provide you with a background of the activities carried out. The HR function has undergone dramatic changes in the last 20-30 years. Many years ago, organizations looked to the HR ( Personnel Departments) to control the legal issues and paperwork around payroll and the hiring and firing of people. This role developed into a more interactive and participative function in the coaching and training of people. This resulting more in succession management and developing individual career plans. As people became more transient within the global economy, the focus has changed again with convergence towards people, technology and achieving more global ambitions of organizations.

The course will examine the major skills and characteristics required for Human Resource Management. These will include:

- Aspects of leadership and motivation
- Oral and written communication
- Writing management reports
- Effective presentation writing
- Basic Computing skills
- Resource Planning activities
- Group Dynamics and working in teams
- Critical thinking
- Interpersonal skills
- Cross-cultural skills
- Analysis and interpretation of data
- Problem solving and decision making
- Mentoring Skills
- Career Planning and Training
- Managing third party relationships
- Customer Relationship Management

Unit 3
Team Based Leadership
An examination of group dynamics and team leadership, how to work with groups, leadership styles, leading by example and managing by objectives will be examined in this module.

This section will be focused on the development of team based leadership skills. This means understanding aspects of "group dynamics" and the determination of optimization of results by both team based learning and participation in group activities. The course will consist of two main components:
(i) Open discussion on leadership and
(ii) The objectives for good team based leadership skills.

Open discussion of leadership:

- What is it? How does it apply to team situations?
- Qualities required to be a leader
- Defining leadership in a team setting
- The skills needed to become a leader
- Leaders are created not born?
- Examples of leadership styles

Objectives for good team based leadership skills:

- The concept of leadership behaviour
- Going beyond the traditional leader stereotype
- Individual leadership qualities and strengths
- Understanding the way effective communication works
- The importance of attitude
- Understanding empathy
- Leadership by example - gaining the respect of others
- Gaining people commitment
- Intellect, innovation and creativity
- Gaining consensus in group decision making

The course will contain a number of additional learning modules made up as follows:

- Managing effective meetings
- Process based leadership
- Effective Listening
- Root Cause Analysis
- The Balanced Scorecard
- Constructive feedback
- Gaining leverage from group analysis

Unit 4
Management Accounting
This module looks at modern methods of management accounting, effective management report writing, use of computers, problem solving and decision making.

Management Accounting is concerned with the provision of business accounting information to Managers within organizations. Such information is designed to inform them about how they run their business operations and to facilitate decision making and improving controls. Such information within an organization is normally highly confidential. This course focuses on UK Management Accounting practices but also looks at the international dimension. The course examines trends in the profession, a look at basic techniques and how Management Accounting might change within the new global business enterprise.

On successful completion of this module the student should gain an appreciation of:

- General Management Accounting principles
- Techniques used for solving business problems
- How IT is used in Management Accounting
- How Management Accounting is utilized for Management report writing
- An examination of current and future trends
- International competition in the UK : focus on integration of Japanese business

Students will gain an appreciation of:

- Budgeting for planning & control
- Variance Analysis
- Capital Budgeting
- Absorption Costing
- Variable Costing
- Balanced Scorecard
- Activity based costing
- Management Reporting
- Benchmarking
- Estimating
- Shareholder value analysis
- Information Technology and Accounting
Unit 5
Project Management
Gain an appreciation of Planning, Organization and Control in the context of modern project management. A look at Gantt Charts and how Microsoft Project assists the modern project manager

Project Management is best defined as Planning, Organization and Control in a structured and managed environment. This will be one of the core modules in the Diploma in Business Administration.

The course will focus heavily on the applied use of up to date government and commerce regulation which is rapidly becoming the standard in both Government and Commerce within the United Kingdom. Students may expect to gain an excellent foundation knowledge of project management and an appreciation of the up to date government and commerce regulation method and how it might be applied.

On successful completion of this course the student should gain an appreciation of:

The fundamentals of Project Management
- An overview of the up to date government and commerce regulation
- Understanding Organizational need
- Project Planning
- An introduction to the use of Microsoft Project
- Project Controls - setting up a project
- How to manage risks
- How to establish change control procedures
- Configuration Management
- Aspects of due diligence
- Resource Management

On successful completion of this course the student should gain an appreciation of:

- The fundamentals of Project Management
- An overview of the up to date government and commerce regulation
- Understanding Organizational need
- Project Planning
- An introduction to the use of Microsoft Project
- Project Controls - setting up a project
- How to manage risks
- How to establish change control procedures
- Configuration Management
- Aspects of due diligence
- Resource Management

Unit 6
Consulting Skills
Students will examine the skill sets adopted by the leading firms of management consultants. In particular focusing on methods of enquiry, scoping of assignments, stakeholder management, report writing, problem solving and decision making, management of risks, understanding the concept of value-added delivery.

This course will focus upon the development of business advisory or consulting skills. It will examine how the Administration function interfaces with external consultants and business service providers. It seeks to ramp up the Administrators knowledge of consulting skills and provide an improved understanding of the importance of these skills, together with the service they provide. Consultants are normally used in the capacity of "Corporate Problem Solvers", provision of specialist services e.g. Strategy studies, business process reviews, HR consulting etc. and as a valuable aid to busy executives in the form of interim management services of a specialist nature.

Students will gain an appreciation of:

- The business of consultancy
- Conducting consultancy projects
- Creating change
- Effective report writing
- Data collection and analysis
- Rational persuasion
- Making client presentations
- Training Sessions and Workshops

Unit 7
Presentation Skills
Using Microsoft Powerpoint we illustrate tips for putting together visual presentations, public speaking, how to address people, how to gain audience participation and getting the best from people to assist in creating professional and effective presentations.

This course provides the business administrator with guidelines to conduct and carry out effective business presentations. This considers:

- Putting together presentation material
- Use of flipcharts / whiteboard
- Presentation software - specifically Microsoft Powerpoint
- The format of presentations
- The length and content of presentations
- Use of visual aids
- Selection of the venue
- Preparation
- Obtaining feedback and documenting the results
Students on this course will acquire the following skills:

- Confidence in public speaking
- Ability to put together an effective presentation
- How to use flipcharts for optimum impact
- How to use powerpoint
- How to prepare for presentations
- How to deal with varying audiences
- Audience participation & basic teaching skills
- How to prepare handouts and presentation materials
- Presenting in Workshops

Unit 8
Strategic Planning
Students will examine the concepts of strategic planning assignments, looking at both Information Systems (data) and Information Technology (infrastructure and communications), aspects of alignment and integration to both Corporate Planning and Programme Management.

This course will familiarise the student with the concepts of business strategic planning. This will be viewed from two different perspectives: (i) Information Systems [IS] - the science of managing both data and information, the life blood within an organization and Information Technology [IT] the Computer hardware, technology and communications that support the Information Systems. This course will focus on techniques utilized within the UK Public Sector and in particular the Office of Government Commerce [ OGC]. Approaches are relatively standard, hence an appreciation of these techniques are readily transportable to other strategic planning methods.

The student will expect to derive the following level of understanding from this course:

- How to conduct a Scoping Study
- How to conduct a Strategy Study
- Defining Strategy - Examination of findings and options
- Implementation Planning - Progressing a strategy into action plans
- Monitoring, Tuning and Review - Techniques for monitoring and maintaining strategy
- Concepts of Interlock - Corporate Planning and Program Management

Subject areas for special consideration will include:

- Methodologies - A look at methodologies being used
- Tools and Techniques for the strategic planner
- A look at some of the commonly used strategic models
- Reporting - Presentation of strategic planning reports to Executives
- What can go wrong? - How to avoid the most common pitfalls
Unit 9
Concepts of Organizational Change
This unit considers the forces that invoke organizational change, mergers and acquisitions, business process re-engineering, policy change, external change agents and how people deal with change.

This course is about making sense of Change Management and how we cope with the intense rate of change. The rate of change and technology outpaces our individual ability to keep up with it. This course will focus upon aspects of individual, team and organizational change. Management of change is also about leadership and the styles to be adopted for the management of change. The course will consider the three dimensions of leadership - Outcomes, Interests and Emotions.

Students will expect to gain the following knowledge of organizational change concepts:

- The underpinning theory
- Concepts of organizational change
- Leading Change
- Understanding mergers and acquisitions
- Cultural Change
- Organizational restructuring
- IT based process change
- Impact of change in the global economy
- Change in the new digital age
- Implications of time

Unit 10
Managing in the Global Economy
In this section students will examine the new global village, the new administrator in the digital age, international business opportunities, dealing with different cultures and backgrounds, aspects of communication and management expectations within the international business scene.

Students will expect to derive the following skill sets or knowledge from this course:

- An understanding of the global economy
- At work in the digital age
- Changes being imposed by the new global economy
- Cultural implications
- meaning of convergence
- The cultural divide
- Challenges of the new era
- The importance of distance learning
- An understanding of ITIL
- The future of the internet
- The wireless economy Advances in global telecommunications

Course Fees

Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore any registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Diploma in Business Administration home study course is £581.25, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £465 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £116.25 and then 4 equal payments of £116.25 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.

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With online based study you can access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.

PAY IN FULL£465.00£465.00
PAY IN INSTALMENTS*£116.25£116.254£581.25

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With online & paper based study we post out the course materials to you and you can also access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.

PAY IN FULL£530.00£530.00
PAY IN INSTALMENTS*£181.25£116.254£646.25

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eDistance Learning is a privately owned organisation operated by the Dialgia Group. We bring together professionals in the distance learning market with around 50 years’ experience in both home learning and customer service, to bring you excellence. We have a comprehensive database of courses, containing the most sought-after national and international qualifications with high quality course content.

We offer the solution to the dilemma faced by most adults wishing to further their education :- “how do I fit learning into an already-busy life?”. With eDistance Learning it’s easy. Our courses are all taught via ‘supported home learning’ – so you have the freedom of being able to study any time at any place, with the peace of mind of knowing that a dedicated tutor is on hand. We use the latest and most varied methods – you can contact your tutor by mail, phone, fax or email. And we have formats of courses to best suit you, available in paper, cd-rom form or online.

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Signing up for a distance learning course can be a big step but so worthwhile, you will not just improve your earning power, but gain confidence and transferable skills as well!

We want to ensure the end to end experience with eDistance Learning is as simple and straight forward as possible, and have provided a summary of helpful information and links to ease your journey into a new career.

  • Get In TouchGet In Touch

    We are always happy to hear from you, call, email, fax, live chat or complete an online form. We have a strict SLA to respond to an enquiry within 4 working hours.

  • Get In TouchPayment & Delivery

    Information regarding accepted payment types, terms of payment, delivery times and any associated charges.

  • Get In TouchPrivacy Policy

    Your privacy is important to us so we have set out a detailed charter on customer privacy and how we handle your data and how we protect it.

  • Get In TouchTerms & Conditions

    We always encourage our customers to review our terms and conditions before enroling on a course. This is to protect you as well as to ensure there is a clear understanding of our agreement with you.

  • Get In TouchGift Vouchers

    What a great idea for a business incentive or just as a present - do you know someone who could benefit with enroling on a distance learning course?

  • Get In TouchStudent Registration

    Once you have signed up for your course, we will send you your student enrolment number, which will then allow you to sign up to the student portal to access tutor support, forums, study guides and meet and chat to other students.

  • Get In TouchQualifications

    We understand the importance of having the right qualifications that will allow you to advance your career. This is the standard that an employer will benchmark your success upon. view our nationally recognised qualifications.

  • Get In TouchFAQ's

    Visit this section to get answers to the most commonly asked questions, if you can't find the answer to a questions - please do get in touch. You'll frequently asked questions relating to this course in the course features section above.

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Use our search function below to find a course that's specific to your needs.

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Home Study Experts

Home Study Experts

If you would like to talk to us about your choice of course please don't hesitate to contact one of our team of Course Advisors to discuss your options.

Complete the enquiry form opposite with the details of the course you are interested in and a specialist advisor in your chosen subject will call you back at your requested time.

Alternatively, talk to a Course Advisor through our Live Chat facility to the right hand side of this page, you can call us on local rate 0844 357 1110 or call us free on Skype ( 8.00am-8.00pm seven days a week.

If you are calling from outside the UK, please call 0044 705 006 2221, use Live Chat or complete the enquiry form and we will call you back.

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Easy Payment Plan

Easy Payment Plan

Are you looking to spread the cost of your course? Pay a deposit online and then spread the balance over four monthly payments.

We aim to make it as easy as possible for you to get started on your chosen course. Simply download the instalment agreement below, complete in full and return the signed agreement to accept the terms and conditions as set out here. Upon receipt of this agreement we will dispatch your course materials, tutor contact details, study guide and student portal login information within 48 hours.

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Business Customers

Business Customers

eDistance Learning delivers high-quality online and paper based distance learning training services. Transform the skills of your employees and improve business performance and profitability.

Discover the benefits of learning with eDistance Learning and see how we can help your company. Call 0844 357 1110 or fill in the contact form below.

Once we understand what your business needs are, we can offer you expert training and funding advice. The helpline is open from 8am to 8pm, everyday.

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Price Match

Price Match

When you enrol with us we want you to know you're getting the best course with the most comprehensive support structure at the best price. We're proud to offer you our Price Match Guarantee.

It's simple. We're so confident that we're offering you a fantastic deal - we'll refund the difference if you find the exact same course on any other UK website within 7 days of your purchase.

To request a price match refund, please fill out the form below including: the name of the website where the product is cheaper, your full name, telephone number and email if available. You will receive an automated acknowledgment of your request, and we will review the details and reply to you via email within three business days.

Upon our acceptance of your refund request, please allow 14 days for delivery of your refund which will be credited as a second transaction on your credit or debit card. The time taken for the refund to appear on your credit or debit card statement varies so the amount may not show on your next statement.

Please note: to avoid potential abuse and to enable us to honour our price-match refund guarantee to genuine customers, the acceptance of all refund requests is ultimately at the discretion of eDistance Learning, who will at all times act reasonably and in good faith.

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Course Code
Award Level Level 3 Diploma
Format Online / Paper
Study Time 200 Hours
Entry Requirements Min 16 Years
£581.25 £465.00
£465.00 deposit + 4 monthly payments of £116.25 £87.19 £87.19 £116.25
Ex Tax: £465.00

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