The Association of Business Executives (ABE)
The Association of Business Executives (ABE) Level 7 Diploma in Business Management (QCF) is regulated by Ofqual and is equivalent to level 7 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). The qualification provides a route for students to gain advanced entry to a Masters degree at UK universities
The Level 7 Diploma in Business Management (QCF) comprises of five units:
- Strategic Business Management and Planning
- Management of Financial Resources and Performance
- Leadership, Change and People Performance
- Corporate Strategy, Governance and Ethics in the Global Environment
- Research Methods and their Application to Marketing
The Level 7 Diploma in Business Management (QCF) does not have Study Manuals as students at level 7 are expected to be capable of carrying out their own reading and research, which is the normal practice at Masters level.
One unit – Strategic Business Management and Planning will be assessed by a written three-hour examination which is externally marked by ABE.
The remaining four units will EACH be assessed by an assignment of (3,500 +/- words) only, which is internally marked by the College or by Management Approaches and moderated by ABE.
Both the examination and the assignments are marked out of 100 and carry equal weighting.
Students will be given a mark each time a piece of work is assessed. To pass the unit requires a pass mark of 40% or above.