Awarded By


Credit Value

120 ECT


6- 8 Months

Study Mode

Distance/Blended (Online)


6 Units (20 credits each)


Assignment Based

Course Overview

OTHM is a UK based Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). OTHM has a network of numerous delivery centers globally to deliver their qualifications in wide range of courses. OTHM qualifications are developed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills that employers are looking for. Pursuing an OTHM qualification will give you the opportunity to enhance knowledge of business and management and grow key competencies to tackle work projects and situations more effectively. This in turn gives you the potential to get promotion within workplace. Alternatively, it allows you to progress onto a Bachelor degree / Master degree / MBA top-up programmes around the World.

The OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Business Management qualification is designed to equip learners with a solid base for a career in a variety of organizations. It is meant to guarantee that each student gets ‘business ready’ – a self-assured, independent thinker with a thorough understanding of business and management, as well as the ability to adapt quickly to the change.

This course is mainly designed for candidates who are new to the business and want to start by learning the basics. The Learners University College in Dubai, UAE offers a wide selection of specialist subjects in this course from which the students can choose and study as per their preference. There are also a variety of subjects for students who want to gain fundamental concepts, skills, and practical expertise in managerial areas like human resources, marketing, risk management, and policies and operations in order to advance their careers or job positions in the business or administration sector.

The content of the qualification is focused on:

  • Managing business communication
  • Understanding the business environment and organizations in a global context
  • Business functions including people management
  • Quantitative methods in business
  • Finance for managers
  • Research and academic writing.
  • The qualification is ideal for those who have started, or are planning to move into, a career in private or public sector business

The OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Business Management consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 480 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Mandatory units

  • Research and Academic Writing (20 credits)
  • Business Environment (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Business Communication (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Business Functions (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Finance (20 credits)

The qualification is designed to be delivered over 6-8 months for full-time study, but it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance learning. The qualification is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars, distance, online through Learners University College

For entry onto the OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Business Management qualification, learners must possess:

  • Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 3 Award/Diploma or at the level of GCE/GCSE or equivalent qualification.
  • Mature learners (over 21) with management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)
  • Learner must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course
  • English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language competency.

OTHM qualifications at RQF Level 4 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Higher National Certificates (HNC) and Year 1 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programme.

All units within this qualification are internally assessed by Learners university college and externally verified by OTHM. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.

Successful completion of Level 4 Diploma in Business Management provides learners the opportunity for a wide range of academic progressions including OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Business Management. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to gain direct entry into Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programmes.

Progress to the following programmes:

  • BA (Hons) Business (top-up) at Arden University
  • BA (Hons) Business Management (direct entry to Year 3) at Middlesex University, Mauritius
  • BA (Hons) Business Management and Entrepreneurship (top-up) final year at University of Sunderland
  • BA (Hons) in Business Management (top-up) awarded by University of Chichester delivered through London Graduate School
  • BA (Hons) Global Business (top-up) at Coventry University
  • BA (Hons) International Business (direct entry to Year 3) at Middlesex University, Mauritius
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (top-up) at Concordia University Chicago
  • BA (Hons) Business (top-up) final year at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)
  • BA (Hons) Business and Computer Studies (top-up) final year at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)
  • BA (Hons) Professional Studies (top-up) final year at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Studies (top-up) final year at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)

This diploma program prepares candidates for a traditional career in the business executive field, where they understudy how they will be able to adequately conduct business-related exercises and board responsibilities. Candidates are given many areas to study, including financial accounting, business communication, marketing principles, project management, and human resources, to name a few. The faculty ensures that the students go through the course content and also trains them by explaining to them how to increase their key administration aptitudes and organization capacities.

This adaptable and far-reaching program paves the way for a plethora of new career opportunities. After completing the level 4 diploma in Business Management course, a number of managerial opportunities are available for candidates at both the junior and senior levels. It is great for company visionaries or financial specialists, as well as individuals looking for a job, who are typically executives. Those who want to improve their formal preparation in the field of business management should apply for this course.

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