The Association of Business Executives (ABE) - Diploma 4, 5a, 5b, 6 and 7
The Association of Business Executives (ABE) provides flexible professional business qualifications which can lead to university entry or help in developing your career.
ABE offers Diplomas in Business Management (with additional pathways in Financial Management and Management of Information Systems), Human Resource Management and Marketing Management.
ABE qualifications are accredited in the UK by Ofqual and are studied by 50,000 students every year in more than 400 colleges worldwide.
Pentecost University College (Ghana) is accredited by the National accreditation Board (NAB) and ABE, UK to run the programme in Ghana.
Every organisation, whether large or small, needs to be well managed before they can become successful. Therefore development of managerial skills, techniques and tools are essential for high business growth.
Why study the Business Management programme?
The Business Management programme, which is accredited by Ofqual, is a comprehensive and detailed programme which covers the knowledge and skills required in modern business practice. The programme will provide you with an appreciation of the theoretical issues involved in the study of business whilst also helping you to develop a range of practical skills which will enhance your value to employers. Major topics covered in the Business Management programme include management, marketing, economics and accounting.
To aid you in your studying of the Business Management programme, ABE has developed a series of Study Manuals. These books cover all the learning outcomes of the respective syllabuses and are essential reading for all Business Management students, and for students who are studying other ABE programmes which have units which are common to the Business Management programme.
The positions below are examples of jobs currently held by ABE Business Management qualification holders. The list is not exhaustive as ABE qualifications are applicable to a wide range of vocations.
- Diploma in Business Management- Marketing Assistant, Administration Assistant, or Accounts Assistant
- Higher Diploma in Business Management– Marketing Executive, Management Trainee, or Secretary
- Graduate Diploma in Business Management– Marketing Manager, Office Manager, or HR Manager
The Business Management programme now comprises three pathways*
- Business Management pathway
- Business Management – Management of Information Systems pathway
- Business Management – Financial Management pathway
Each of the pathways is split into three levels: Level 4 Diploma, Level 5 Higher Diploma and Level 6 Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma Level 7 (Business Management).
All businesses need to manage their finances correctly in order to ensure their stability and potential for future growth. Knowledge of finance is one of the core skills of running a profitable operation and is integral to all areas of the business.
The Association of Business Executives (ABE) now offers a Financial Management pathway within the Business Management programme. The new pathway system allows greater flexibility for students who now have the option to complete multiple qualifications simultaneously. The Financial Management pathway contains three levels of Ofqual accredited qualifications to improve your financial management knowledge and skills. These are Level 4 Diploma, Level 5 Higher Diploma and Level 6 Graduate Diploma as shown in the table below.
Management of Information Systems
Information is crucial to running a successful business. Technology now provides a range of information systems, so a modern manager needs to understand the way they can be used to develop and control the business.
ABE now offer a Management of Information Systems pathway within the Business Management programme. The new pathway system allows greater flexibility for students, who now have the option to achieve additional qualifications. The Management of Information Systems pathway contains three levels of Ofqual accredited qualifications to improve your information management knowledge and skills. These are Level 4 Diploma, Level 5 Higher Diploma and Level 6 Graduate Diploma.
*What is a pathway?
ABE’s Level 4, 5 and 6 Diplomas in Business Management are divided into three separate ‘pathways’. A pathway is a combination of units (with some options within them) which enable you to specialize in a particular area. The three pathways are Business Management, Financial Management, and the Management of Information Systems. All successful students will receive a Diploma in Business Management (at the appropriate level). If you choose to focus on either Financial Management or Management of Information Systems, the relevant pathway will be shown on your award certificate. This will be especially useful if you are considering a career or planning further study in either of these specific areas.
Human Resource Management
The effective management of an organisation's human resources is now recognised as a critical component in the success of public and private enterprises. This recognition has led to a demand for trained and qualified HR professionals and the development of a career structure rising to the highest levels of the organisation.
Why study the Human Resource Management programme?
The Human Resource Management programme introduces you to the academic disciplines that underlie the effective management of the human resource and proceeds to explore the theory, practice and strategy of human resource management.
To aid you in your studying of the Human Resource Management programme, ABE has developed a series of Study Manuals in partnership with BPP Learning Media. These books cover all the learning outcomes of the respective syllabuses and are essential reading for all Human Resource Management students.
The positions below are examples of jobs currently held by ABE Human Resource Management qualification holders. The list is not exhaustive as ABE qualifications are applicable to a wide range of vocations.
- Diploma in Human Resource Management- working in a Personnel or HR Department
- Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management– Assistant Personnel Manager or Assistant HR Manager
- Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management– Personnel Manager or HR Manager
There are three levels of qualification available on the Human Resource Management programme - 4 Diploma, Level 5 Higher Diploma and Level 6 Graduate Diploma.
Marketing is an important function that brings companies and clients closer together. Marketing management and establishing a marketing orientated organisation with the emphasis on the customer is a core component in an organisation’s success.
Why study the Marketing Management programme?
The programme introduces students to the crucial role that marketing plays in business development. Holders of our Marketing Management qualifications will have a good knowledge and understanding of the key principles of marketing and will be able to relate this to the workplace.
The positions below are examples of jobs currently held by ABE Marketing Management qualification holders. The list is not exhaustive as ABE qualifications are applicable to a wide range of vocations.
- Diploma in Marketing Management- Marketing or Business Development Assistant
- Higher Diploma in Marketing Management– Assistant Marketing or Assistant Business Development Manager
- Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management– Marketing or Business Development Manager
There are three levels of qualification available on the Marketing Management programme - Level 4 Diploma, Level 5 Higher Diploma and Level 6 Graduate Diploma.
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Please note that forms downloaded from this website should be attached to a
GH¢ 25.00 bankers draft payable to Pentecost University College in an enclosed envelope and mailed to:
The Coordinator (ABE)
Pentecost University College
P. O. Box KN 1739, Accra
Application Forms may also be obtained at a cost of GH 30.00 from any of the following outlets:
- Ghana Post Office (EMS counters in all Regional Branches Nationwide)
- FedEx Offices Nationwide
- Pentecost University Campus, Sowotuom – Accra (Accounts Office)
- Forms can be downloaded from www.pentvars.edu.gh
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