Diploma in Strategic Business Research and Leadership Direction
NOTE: This course is no longer on offer with effect from 10 October 2014
Qualification OverviewThe business strategy of an organisation is designed to achieve a desired end result. One of the reasons why directors or senior managers become unable to achieve their desired organisational results is the lack of research while formulating strategy. Other reasons can be the change in the world environment, economic recession and globalisation.The Diploma in Strategic Business Research and Leadership Direction is designed for strategists to develop the skills and knowledge in the development and implementation of strategic business programmes relevant to the world of management through addressing real problems.This programme is of real interest to senior managers who desire to a high level of education in the theoretical and practical aspects of operating a business. It will develop creative and innovative skills for resolving and analysing organisational and managerial problems where learners will be able to implement research projects.Learning ObjectivesBy the end of the qualification, learners will be able to:
Course StructureCourse is designed with the combination of research techniques and specialised modules in management context. Learners have to complete all units to complete the Diploma in strategic business research and leadership with 180 credits:Unit 1: Strategic ManagementUnit 2: Project Management for Business and TechnologyUnit 3: Organisational AnalysisUnit 4: Quantitative Techniques for ManagementUnit 5: Qualitative Techniques for ManagementUnit 6: Advanced Statistical MethodsUnit 7: Case Study Research MethodsUnit 8: Survey Research MethodsUnit 9: Research Design and Business Report WritingUnit 10: Strategic Financial Analysis and PlanningUnit 11: Strategic Human Resource Planning and DevelopmentUnit 12: Strategic Marketing Planning and Control
Entry RequirementsLearners must fulfil the following criteria to gain admission to EBMA programme:
Additionally, holders of diploma/degree are expected to have a minimum of five years work experience of a professional, supervisory or management nature.If you are an overseas student studying in the UK, you must ensure that both you and the institute (study centre) meet the UK government criteria. Applicants applying from outside of the UK must demonstrate the evidence of the equivalence of the qualification to a UK degree; ‘Equivalence’ to be calculated through National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UKNARIC).
AssessmentModules are typically assessed by individual assessment.Assessment involves investigative assignments, presentations and action research activities. The main objective of the assessment of the Diploma in Strategic Business Research and Leadership Direction will be to meet the assessment criteria detailed within each unit.
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Career DevelopmentThis qualification is for those who aim to develop their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and develop their expertise in a research environment. This is for those who aspire to be researchers and academics.