Diploma in Business Studies

Who are these qualifications suitable for?

The OTHM Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies (QCF) is a 60-credit value qualification. The programme is designed in such a way that it enables learners to increase their competence in their academic writing skills, and the critical thinking skills that will enhance their academic knowledge and understanding required for their subsequent studies. It also exposes learners to the dynamics of the rapidly changing business environment.

The content of this qualification is focused on managing communication, business organisations in a global context, people management and finance, as well as an understanding of the research skills and personal development expected of a manager. It includes a broad range of highly relevant business and management subject areas, making it ideal for those who have started, or are planning to move into a career in a business within the private or public sector. The programme allows learners to acquire knowledge and understanding in a range of topics and to develop the key skills required to work in Business

Course Structure

The course is developed through one academic year. At the end of each of year and after successful completion, you obtain a Level 3 Diploma.

The Diploma consists of six modules (three modules per semester) comprising a total of 60 (UK) or 30 ECTS (European System) credits. The modules of the diploma are:

TypeModulesCredits (UK)
Core Personal, Professional and Academic Development 10
Using IT for Business 10
Fundamentals of Business Accounting 10
Introduction to the Business Environment 10
Optional Customer Service Excellence 10
Managing Business Events 10
Introduction to Marketing 10
Introduction to People Management 10


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