Course Description

Advanced Business Management (QQI Level 6 Major Award)

Who should complete the Advanced Business Management (QQI Level 6 Major Award) course?

This course equips Managers including those new to Management with comprehensive skills in the management of people, resources and activities. The course is based around eight sought after and highly practical modules but you have a choice of 6 elective modules.

At The Open College we offer our students the chance to create the course that suits them by providing many options on elective modules as listed in the next section – Course Details. We are the market leaders in price, quality and in providing our students with detailed educational materials supported by tutors who are experts and fully qualified in their fields.

Requirement in credit value for this Major Award is 120 Credits with 15 Credits per Module available.

Options include:

Mandatory Modules (60 Credits):

Business Management (6N4310)
Personal and Professional Development (6N1949)
Finance (6N4165)*
Customer Service (6N0697)

Elective Options: A minimum of 4 components with credit value of 45 from the following components:

Human Resources Management (6N3750)*
Supervisory Management (6N4329)
Business Planning (6N4105)
Conflict Management (6N2775)
Business Law (6N4045)*
Employment Law (6N4322)*

Marketing Communications (6N4370)

For further details on the modules listed above on the Advanced Business Management (QQI Level 6 Major Award) course, please visit our website –

*  Students taking these modules will have to sit an examination (€50.00) that is normally held in Dublin but arrangements can be made in outside centres around the country. This can be paid before exam dates and is not required upon enrolment. This exam fee is not covered in the course fee/registration fee


A combination of module appropriate assessment procedures will facilitate the assessment of learning outcomes of the course. These methods will include assessment processes such as assignments, collection of work, learner records, projects and skills demonstration. All assignments will be designed to maximize student skills in their career development. All work submitted must be your own work.
As part of our quality assurance, student assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, validated by a Verifier with an independent QQI External Authenticator to complete the process.

Students who successfully complete this Major Award can use this certificate as the basis for entry to selected courses in Third Level Colleges and Universities.

CollegeThe Open College
Course LocationLeopardstown, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 18
Course CategoryBusiness Management, Business
Course TypeDistance Learning
Course QualificationLevel 6 Advanced Certificate
Awarding Body DetailsQQI Level 6 Advanced Major Award in Business Management – 6M4587
Course Duration13 Months
Course TimeThis Advanced Major certificate in Business Management – 6M4587 course is completed fully through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend. Students can complete this course within 13 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.
Course Fee1,160
Entry RequirementsEntry Requirements / Prerequisites: Level 5 Award or equivalent in a relevant subject area (Business or Management) and/or relevant practical experience (3 years minimum) – Please ask about our requirements surrounding Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for entry. Students must currently be working (or on work experience) in the Business sector for a minimum of 30 hours (see below), as assignments will require learners to draw upon practical experience. As part of the assessment for the Personal & Professional Development module, learners are required to complete a skills demonstration. This skills demonstration can be carried out in the work placement or other appropriate professional work placement. You will not need to complete a separate work placement if you are either employed, or have to undertake a work placement for another module. English Language Requirement: Students entering programmes leading to awards at Level 6 are expected to be able to: fluently read, draft, prepare and understand complex information, including quantitative information, that is personally relevant and reflecting a broad knowledge base. For example, this might include text and other information relating to abstract theoretical ideas, concerns or procedures, such as local planning concerns in relation to broader spatial strategy, political issues in relation to particular agenda, budget plans / specifications. Certain assessments require completion of work, which must be observed and evaluated by a Supervisor or Line manager. Learners undertaking this programme must have basic IT skills and access to the necessary equipment to enable them to undertake an online programme: computer, broadband, email, Microsoft, recording equipment necessary for some skills demonstration tasks, and where applicable any other specialised software/equipment. As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
Carear PathProgression to further Studies: - This course leads to a level 6 award on the National Framework of Qualifications. - Students who successfully complete this programme may use their credits towards completing a higher level of study in the area of Business/Management. - Students who successfully complete this Major Award can use the Certificate as the basis for entry into selected courses in Third Level Colleges and Universities.
Phone01 2061828
Course Code6M4587
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Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,, Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D18KX34

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