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London Examination Board Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration Leading to Master of Business Administration Triple Awards by Brittany Université, Vern’ University and UCAM.

Final Awards ReceivedPostgraduate Diploma in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration
Awarding BodiesThe Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration is awarded by the London Examinations Board and the Master of Business Administration triple awards are awarded by the Brittany Université, Vern' University and UCAM.
Total ModulesThere are 8 modules in the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration and 1 Module for the Master of Business Administration.
Total Duration12 - 14 months
IntakesExpress: May / Aug / Nov

Synopsis

Candidates who meet the entry requirement shall complete 8 modules from the London Examinations Board’s Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration over 10 months. Upon completion of all 8 modules, candidate shall enter into the Brittany Université‘s Master of Business Administration top up programme whereby candidates shall complete 3 – 6 months of Work Based Project.

Introduction To Brittany Université (BU)

This may be unbelievable for students and parents, because few universities are willing to accept 100% of courses from other universities. Established in 2019, Brittany Université’s transcendence philosophy is to bring students education across universities and national boundaries. The mission of Britney University is to provide vocational education according to the needs of society at any time, laying a solid foundation for the employment and career development of our students. Education summarizes the training and promotion of knowledge and ability.

For this purpose, the master and doctoral programs of the of Brittany Université in France have been recognised by the Croatian VERN’ University (VERN’ University) for quality. As such, VERN’ University Sciences agreed to also award Brittany’s Université MBA and DBA students with an additional award in recognition of the quality of the programme.

Introduction To VERN’ University (VERN’)

VERN’ University (Previously known as University of Applied Sciences) was established in 1990. Its establishment was started in 2000 under the permission and decision of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Croatia. It became the first business university in Croatia in 2007. In 2009 and 2011, VERN’ University merged with the Zagreb School of Management and Journalism to develop it into a comprehensive and innovative European university. As the first Croatian private business university, VERN’ began its academic development with its professional research in entrepreneurial economics, which is still the backbone of the VERN undergraduate study program and business culture advocated by the VERN education program. VERN’ University is also recommended by China’s Ministry of Education’s Foreign-related Education Regulatory Information Network and is one of the nationally recognized universities. (http://jsj.moe.gov.cn/n1/12130.shtml)

VERN’s focus is knowledge transfer, or more precisely, practical knowledge with high use value in business practice (ie, business). These are applicable multi-disciplinary business skills based on economics, communication and other theories related to business practice.

Authoritative certification and ranking

  • The only university from Croatia who is the member of United Nation Academic Impact.
  • JSJ accredited university of Chinese education department
  • Locally registered comprehensive European university
  • UNESCO recognized universities

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Introduction To Catholic University of San Antonia (UCAM)

UCAM, also known as the Catholic University of San Antonio, was established in 1996 and is a well-known comprehensive university located in Murcia, southeastern Spain. The school covers an area of 225,000 square meters and has two branch campuses in Madrid and Cartagena. The infrastructure is complete, with professional scientific laboratories. UCAM is not only outstanding in business, sports is also a feature of UCAM. In the Spanish University Games over the years, UCAM has repeatedly ranked first in the medal list. Many Olympic medalists and sports legends choose to study here.

Authoritative certification and ranking

  • Universities recognized by the Foreign Regulatory Network of the Ministry of Education of China. (http://jsj.moe.gov.cn/n1/12051.shtml)
  • Universities approved by the Ministry of Education of the Spanish Government are officially accredited and authorized by the national education quality and accreditation assessment agency ANECA to provide undergraduate, master and doctorate courses.
  • The Business Administration of UCAM of Spain ranks fourth in Spain and TOP30 in Europe.
  • According to the British Times ranking, UCAM in Spain ranked 151 in Europe in 2019.
  • In 2018, UCAM ranked first in the “Institute of Market and Public Opinion” (IMOP) Spanish private universities.
  • In 2015, the “U-Multirank” sponsored by the European Union (U-Multirank) UCAM ranked first in Europe for its psychology majors.
  • UCAM is a long-term strategic partner of La Liga and the Spanish Olympic Committee. The UCAM Murcia Football Team is a Spanish football team in Murcia.
  • UCAM has been awarded an overall score of four stars out of a maximum of five by the prestigious company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), which specialises in analysing higher education institutions across the world.

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Introduction to London Examinations Board (LEB)

London Examinations Board (LEB) is a UK entity registered with the UK Register of Learning Providers (number 10043715) and the Education and Skill Funding Agency UK.

London Examinations Board (LEB) was established with one vision in mind – to facilitate and make available high quality programmes and recognised qualifications globally. They aim to offer individuals across jurisdictions the opportunity to transform their lives by giving them access to prized further education and training which is further enhanced by internationally recognised qualifications. This will significantly augment their education, qualifications, employability and career progression.

Headquarters is in Hertfordshire, England and a Asia regional offices, the London Examinations Board only promotes superior internationally recognized courses. LEB is a distance learning provider, but they also recognizes that not everyone is comfortable with distance learning. Therefore LEB has approved Axon Consultancy to offer student support and, if preferred, face to face classroom learning in addition to LEB’s online delivery platform. Quality assurance visits and training on the London Examinations Board learning platform are carried out before approval is given. Annual reviews are also undertaken to ensure processes, procedures and quality assurance are maintained.

LEB Approved Learning Centres like Axon Consultancy will provide additional tutoring, administrative and other support to the learners. Learners will have full access to LEB’s online learning platform therefore be able to enjoy the benefits of LEB online learning platform which is truly interactive and harnesses the power of social networking to make learning fun, collaborative and engaging. It is a perfectly safe and secure network for learners to interact and learn from tutors and from each other.

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London Examinations Board is one of 205 organisations nationally and one of 9 companies in Hertfordshire to be recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise announced on the 29th of April 2021.

London Examinations Board has been recognised for its excellence in international trade.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country.

Programme Structure

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) by LEB has been articulated to the USW’s MBA course.

USW has recognised the PGDBA and given it 120 credit towards the USW MBA. Therefore, PGDBA graduates need to undertake USW MBA top-up course, i.e. the 20 credit Research Methods Unit and the 40 credit Management Project.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration uses the EHEA framework for cycles and credit workload to ensure compliance and to facilitate comparability and transfer of credits internationally.

At the beginning of the programme, all the students undergo an online induction workshop which aims to get students to acquire e-learning skills for the use of the Online Learning portal and the E library. Students’ performance in the workshop will not be assessed. Additionally, the academic expectations regulations and the concept of independent learning will also be covered at this workshop. This induction will be delivered via a pre-recorded video.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration has eight (8) core modules of 15 credits each. Students shall undertake all eight core modules.

Students are required to complete the programme and earn a total of 120 credits to gain the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration award.The programme accrues 120 credits over eight (8) core modules are as below:

Managerial Accounting

Module Level: 7
Pre-requisite: None
Learning outcome: Upon completion, students will be able to:

  1. To critically evaluate the informational content of financial and accounting reports and their use as a tool for appraising corporate performance;
  2. To develop an understanding of financial planning tools and techniques and the contribution they make to the achievement of an organisation’s core objectives;
  3. To explain the role of financial modelling in the context of developing an organisation’s corporate strategy; and
  4. To evaluate the results of financial models used for long term decision making.

Indicative Content/Area of Study

  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance concepts;
  • Measuring and Reporting Financial Performance;
  • Cash Flow Statements and Performance Measurement;
  • Cost Volume Profit analysis and Costing
  • Budgets and Capital Investment Decisions
  • Working Capital and Financing

Delivery
Lectures – Tutorial: 12 hours
Online Learning: 18 hours
Directed Independent Learning: 120 hours
Total: 150 hours

Assessment
Assessment Weighting: 100% Coursework
This unit will be assessed via real financial issues and problems confronted by organisation. Assessment tasks formulated will typically require the student to identify problems, analyse them and critically appraise current practices and offer options for bringing about better results or improvement backed by sound decision making. Assessment tasks will consist of written coursework in the form of financial management report. The word length will be about 3,500 – 4,000 words.

Managing Business Strategy

Module Level: 7
Pre-requisite: None
Learning outcome:
Upon completion, students will be able to:

  1. Apply the appropriate models, techniques and theories to produce an environmental audit of the external and internal environment for an organisation; and
  2. Critically analyse and evaluate the alternative strategic directions an organisation may consider to employ and propose the most appropriate strategic option for execution.

Indicative Content/Area of Study

  • The Concept of Strategy and how it benefits the orgnisation vision, mission and objectives.
  • Transformation of the External Strategic Environment and the consequences and the Influence of the Internal Environment on Current Practie
  • Key Strategic Techniques for Analsysis
  • Strategic Development, namely acquisitions and Mergers, Joint Ventures and Alliances, and Divestment.
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Strategic Performance Analysis

Delivery
Lectures – Tutorial: 12 hours
Online Learning: 18 hours
Directed Independent Learning: 120 hours
Total: 150 hours

Assessment
Assessment Weighting: 100% Coursework
A Strategic Plan of about 3,500 – 4,000 words is to be developed by individual student which creates recommendations for revising a business strategy to improve the competitive position and financial performance of the organisation. To support the recommendations, the student must identifies and evaluate the current competitive strategy of a business, analyses the conditions and trend in its environment, assesses its resources and competencies and examines its organisation culture and leadership.

Managing Human Capital

Module Level: 7
Pre-requisite: None
Learning outcome:
Upon completion, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding that to engage successfully in process of human capital management; their thinking needs to go beyond such dualisms as thinking and acting, structure and culture, strategy and implementation, and see each of these as different facets of unified processes in human and organisational life
  2. Analyse and evaluate the choices presented in approaches to human capital management practices and how these relate to the overall strategic way an organisation handles its changing environment and the range of stakeholders with which it deals; and
  3. Critically appraise current managerial practices to inform the way they can contribute to the strategic direction of human capital resourcing and develop appropriate and relevant solutions to employment management issues in their organisations.

Indicative Content/Area of Study

  • Historical view of work, work today and workers’ psychological contract
  • Essence of orgnisational strategy, human capital strategy
  • Human Capital Management (HCM) roles in structures, culture and policy as well as strategic Human Capital (HC) partnership and alliance
  • The Workplace Relations
  • New Roles and Challenges for HCM
  • Human Capital Trends and Orgnisation Culture

Delivery
Lectures – Tutorial: 12 hours
Online Learning: 18 hours
Directed Independent Learning: 120 hours
Total: 150 hours

Assessment
Assessment Weighting: 100% Coursework
An individual piece of management report of about 3,500 – 4,000 words that requires students to critically appraise current human capital managerial practices to inform the way they can contribute to the strategic direction of human capital resourcing, and develop appropriate and relevant solutions to employment management issues in their organisations or other organisations they are familiar with.

Marketing Management

Module Level: 7
Pre-requisite: None
Learning outcome:
Upon completion, students will be able to:

  1. Undertake a situation analysis such that it is possible to develop a concise understanding of the marketing environment
  2. Use situation analysis findings to formulate a marketing strategy that will fit the company and its environment; and
  3. Formulate a marketing plan that provides for the implementation and control of chosen strategies.

Indicative Content/Area of Study

  • Introduction to Marketing Management
  • The Environment Influence and its management
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Product Planning and Screening
  • Promotion Strategy
  • Advertising Strategies
  • Global Marketing
  • Pricing Policies & Strategies
  • Marketing Analysis and Formulating a Marketing Plan Implementation, Evaluation & Control

Delivery
Lectures – Tutorial: 12 hours
Online Learning: 18 hours
Directed Independent Learning: 120 hours
Total: 150 hours

Assessment
Assessment Weighting: 100% Coursework
An individual piece of management report of about 3,500 – 4,000 words that requires students to identify and assess current marketing issues using the appropriate tools. Identify a marketing strategy that will fit the company and its environment and develop a marketing plan that provides for the implementation and control of chosen strategies.

Managing Operations

Module Level: 7
Pre-requisite: None
Learning outcome:
Upon completion, students will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the established approaches to managing operation form both a strategic and tactical viewpoint;
  2. Develop and justify a strategic operations management approach for an organisation; and
  3. Evaluate the transformations required to change the operations philosophy of an organisation.

Indicative Content/Area of Study

  • Introduction to strategic operations management
  • Operations strategies
  • Operations management and product design
  • Capacity planning
  • Work Study, Diplomacy and Sensitivity
  • The management of the inventory
  • Facility layout and flow
  • Business process re-engineering and quality management

Delivery
Lectures – Tutorial: 12 hours
Online Learning: 18 hours
Directed Independent Learning: 120 hours
Total: 150 hours

Assessment
Assessment Weighting: 100% Coursework
An individual piece of management report of about 3,500 – 4,000 words allowing students to demonstrate the ability to develop and justify a strategic operations management approach for his or her own organisation or one in which s/he is familiar and to evaluate the transformations required changing the operations philosophy of an organisation. Students will be required to identify a process issue or problem, analyse & discuss, draw conclusions from the analysis, and make relevant recommendations.

Leading Organisations

Module Level: 7

Pre-requisite: None

Learning outcome:

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse a strategic context of an organisation and envision necessary directions and activities;
  2. Evaluate and select appropriate processes or actions for developing the potential of managers and employees for engaging in critical and strategic thinking (e.g. involvement in decision making, empowerment, information, concern, etc); and
  3. Evaluate opportunities and strategies for developing partnerships with other organisations to achieve strategic goals.

Indicative Content/Area of Study

  • Shaping an organisation for strategic change
  • Leadership attributes and credibility
  • Leadership of change at multiple levels of the organisation
  • Empowerment of managers
  • Developing receptiveness to reform and innovation
  • Handling conflict during strategic changes
  • Networking and partnerships
  • Ethical leadership behaviour

Delivery

Lectures – Tutorial: 12 hours

Online Learning: 18 hours

Directed Independent Learning: 120 hours

Total: 150 hours

Assessment

Assessment Weighting: 100% Coursework

An individual piece of management report of about 3,500 – 4,000 words involving the analysis and evaluation of leadership and transformation strategies, selecting appropriate processes or actions for developing the potential of managers and employees for engaging in critical and strategic thinking and organisation development practices in organisations.

Financial Management

Module Level: 7
Pre-requisite: None
Learning outcome:
Upon completion, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate and consider the optimal mix of debt and equity financing.
  2. Develop the tools needed for valuing investment projects, including the determination of the relevant cash flows and the appropriate discount rate.
  3. Formulate appropriate risk management provision in financial decision making

Indicative Content/Area of Study

  • Financing and Capital Structure
  • Capital Structure: Informational and Dynamic Considerations
  • Valuation of Free Cash Flows
  • Valuation models: WACC and APV
  • Valuing a company
  • Risk Management

Delivery
Lectures – Tutorial: 12 hours
Online Learning: 18 hours
Directed Independent Learning: 120 hours
Total: 150 hours

Assessment
Assessment Weighting: 100% Coursework
Students will be required to formulate a financial management strategy for its own organisation or other organisation which they are familiar with. Students will be responsible for analysing the financial position of his or her firm and making strategic recommendations. The recommendation focus on such areas as risk management, valuation, dividend policy and capital structure. The word length should not be more then 3,5000 – 4,000 words

Project Management

Module Level: 7
Pre-requisite: None
Learning outcome:
Upon completion, students will be able to:

  1. Develop and define project scope;
  2. Apply project management knowledge in a practical setting; and
  3. Use project planning and management techniques.

Indicative Content/Area of Study

  • The nature of projects
  • Scoping and initiation
  • Risk Management
  • Time and activity planning
  • Links to motivation, team management and other theories
  • Project selection
  • Managing the project life-cycle
  • Project documentation

Delivery
Lectures – Tutorial: 12 hours
Online Learning: 18 hours
Directed Independent Learning: 120 hours
Total: 150 hours

Assessment
Assessment Weighting: 100% Coursework
Individual student will identify a real company and negotiate to undertake a project management assignment and submit a 4,500 – 5,000 words project management report.

Upon successfully completed the PGDBA, students may apply into the BU MBA top-up course and continue into BU DBA programme.

Axon Consultancy together with the London Examinations Board will provide assistance to facilitate the application.

Students will need to complete the Work Based Project by first attending a briefing session. After knowing the requirements of the project, student shall prepare a project proposal. Upon approval, a supervisor will be assigned and student will be required to execute the proposed project and prepare the project report. Students will learn to critically review a range of solutions and select the most appropriate one to address a project need. It will equip students with the skills required for the practical aspect of planning, conducting and producing a Masters level work.

Assessments

Each PGDBA module is assessed by an individual assignment.

Assessment Weighting: 100% Coursework

The individual piece of management report will be about 3,500 – 4,000 words allowing students to demonstrate the ability to develop and justify a strategic operations management approach for his or her own organisation or one in which s/he is familiar and to evaluate the transformations required changing the operations philosophy of an organisation. Students will be required to identify a process issue or problem, analyse & discuss, draw conclusions from the analysis, and make relevant recommendations.

Afther completing the PGDBA, learners shall complete a Work Based Project of between 7,000 and 8,000 words within the choice of the student’s specialisation.

There is NO Final Examinations in this programme.

Module Delivery

Central to the philosophy of the PGDBA programme is the desire to produce independent and thinking learners who can use their theoretical knowledge creatively in a variety of contexts, bringing to bear initiative, and application of knowledge and skills acquired through their learning and development.

  • Normal Mode – Each taught unit will have a total of 12 hours of face to face lectures and 18 hours of online tutoring and online interactions with the module. There will be 1 module commenced at the begining of every month allowing each module assessment to be completed over 2 months. Classes will be delivered for each module during the first month when the module is offered.
  • Validated Mode (Express mode): Each taught unit will have a total of 12 hours of face to face lectures and 18 hours of online tutoring and online interactions with the module. There will be 2 to 3 modules commenced at the begining of every month allowing each module assessment to be completed withi nt he same month. Classes will be delivered for each module during the weekends when the module is offered.

All classes by Axon Consultancy are delivered using the hybrid classroom facilities that allows students to join the other students who are attending classes in the classroom via Zoom.

Attending Classes in Hybrid Classroom

While students are attending classes in the hybrid classroom, students who are far away can also join the class using zoom.

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Entry Requirements

Candidate for this programme are expected to meet the following entry requirements.

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree qualification in any subject from a recognised institution; OR
  2. A professional qualification equivalent to a degree and a minimum of two years of working experience; OR
  3. Mature and high potential candidates without degree or equivalent qualifications but hold Diplomas or Advanced Diplomas with more than six years of work experience of which at least two years are at supervisory or managerial level; OR
  4. Mature and high potential candidates without Diploma qualifications but with more than 8 years of work experience of which at least 3 years are at supervisory or managerial levels.

And

Demonstrate English Language proficiency in order to participate in the programme taught in English.

Holders of other postgraduate qualifications or certified public accountants may receive up to 50% exemptions on a case by case basis.

To be eligible for the BU MBA Top-up MBA course, students must have successfully completed the PGDBA.

Programme Highlights

  • Worldwide Recognition – The MBA qualification from the University of South Wales is widely recognised by employers and universities worldwide.
  • No Examinations – All modules are fully assessed via course work that are highly practical. Students could use the same time and skill to prepare solutions to solve own business challenges.
  • USW Alumni – Graduate of this programme will be registered as the alumni of the university which enhances one’s network opportunities.
  • Business Strategy Professional certification – all participant of this programme via Axon Consultancy enjoys the benefit of taking one time Business Strategy Professional certification assessment.
  • Flexiable – Classes are scheduled on weekends so the study does not interrupt the student’s professional commitment.
  • Work Experience Recognition – this programme recognises one’s working experiences and promote continues education. Without a Bachelors Degree qualification, one can still pursue a MBA qualification.
  • 24 x 7 learning materials – learning materials will be made available to all students via portal whereby students will have assess all time.
  • Border less interaction – Unlike traditional education where students must visit the centre for any work submission, portal provide limitless assess to students regardless of time, place and distance as long as the student can be online. Through these facilities, students submit assignments regardless of their location.
  • Hybrid classroom – We are one of the very few centres in Asia that provides a true hybrid classroom enthronement for blended learning. This means if you are not in Kuala Lumpur during the class period, you can join our classes by joining zoom and you will be enjoying a 100% synchronised class as we deliver.
  • Highly qualified lecturers / trainers / facilitators – Axon Consultancy’s lecturers / trainers / facilitators are approved by the university and all students’ work will be first marked by our lecturers / trainers / facilitators; who will also be the same person delivering the lessons to you during classes. Learners benefit from receiving first hand information from our expert.

Sample Certificates

Upon completion of this programme, you receive 4 certificates. Click on the certificate image to see a larger sample.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I already have Diploma, can I skip the Diploma?

No. Most undergraduate Diploma qualifications are level 4 qualification and the PostGraduate Diploma is a level 7 qualification. It is a pre-requisite for you to complete in order to join the MBA top-up course.

Q: Are there scholarships?

Yes, Axon Consultancy is providing scholarship to serious candidate. please contact us via form below.

Q: If something happened and I cannot continue, what should I do?

You can apply for defernment by contacting us and fill in the defernment form. The awarding bodies will grant you up to 1 semester defernment as long as you are experiencing something that out of your control, which causes you facing difficulties in your studies. Examples are like float, earthquake and etc.

Q: What happens if I fail a module

You are allow to resit up to 2 attempts for all modules in the PGDBA and USW except for the final Management Project.

 

Q: Is it possible for me finish this programme in a year?

The soonest one can finish this programme is 14 months. That is just 2 months after a  year. You get a world wide recognised qualifications.

Q: This is Recognised by Malaysian Government?

Malaysian government will only recognises all qualification that you study at the university in person. However, using this qualification, you can apply into Doctorate Degree such as Doctor of Business Administration programme that are offered by local institution. 

If you aim to use this qualification to obtain a job in the public section, you need a Bachelors Degree instead.

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