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ABE – 2009 and beyond About ABE The Association of Business Executives Established in 1973 High-quality, affordable business and management qualifications Committed to the development of effective managers business professionals QCA recognition and accreditation

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About ABE

  • The Association of Business Executives

  • Established in 1973

  • High-quality, affordable business and management qualifications

  • Committed to the development of effective managers business professionals

  • QCA recognition and accreditation

  • ABE presence in over 100 countries

  • Over 50,000 members

  • Head office based in London with regional representatives worldwide

  • President is Edward de Bono - the originator of lateral thinking


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ABE qualifications – 2008/9

  • Six subject areas

    • Business Management

    • Business Information Systems

    • Financial Management

    • Human Resource Management

    • Marketing

    • Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management

  • Four levels

    • Certificate (4 units)

    • Diploma (9 units)

    • Advanced Diploma (5 units)

    • Postgraduate Diploma (5 units, BM)


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ABE qualifications – 2008/9

  • Developments

    • Optional Islamic banking units added to Diploma & Advanced Diploma

      level in BM programme

    • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management was introduced in February 2009

    • Advanced Diploma level added to Marketing programme


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ABE qualifications

  • Flexible models – classroom-based, distance learning or self-study

  • Common units – easier for colleges to deliver

  • Common units – easier for students to transfer

  • Specialist units and pathways in programmes tailored to business needs

  • No coursework – exam only, so easier to quality assure

  • UK qualifications without the cost of the UK!


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Business Management

  • Certificate

    • Introduction to Business

    • Introduction to Quantitative Methods

    • Introduction to Accounting

    • Introduction to Business Communication

  • Diploma Part 1

    • Economic Principles and Their Application to Business

    • Organisational Behaviour

    • Financial Accounting

    • Quantitative Methods for Business and Management


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Business Management

  • Diploma Part 2

    • Marketing, Policy Planning and Communication

    • Human Resource Management

    • Management in Action

      Plus two from

    • Managerial Accounting

    • Principles of Business Law

    • Systems Analysis and Design

    • Concepts and Principles of Islamic Economics


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Business Management

  • Advanced Diploma

    • Corporate Strategy and Planning

    • Managing in Organisations

    • International Business Case Study

      Plus two from

    • Strategic Marketing Management

    • Corporate Finance

    • Strategic Human Resource Management for Business Organisation

    • Managing the Information Resource

    • Islamic Finance


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Business Management

  • Postgraduate Diploma

    • Strategic Business Management and Planning

    • Organisational Resource Management

    • Management of Financial Resources and Performance

    • Leadership and Change Management

    • Corporate Management in Action (integrative case study assessment)


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Islamic Finance Units

  • Optional units developed in partnership with the Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance (IIBI)

    - Concepts and Principles of Islamic Economics (BM Diploma 2)

    - Islamic Finance (BM Advanced Diploma)

  • Fully accredited by QCA


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Human Resource Management

  • Certificate

    • Introduction to Business

    • Introduction to Business Communication

    • Managing People

    • Personnel Administration

  • Diploma Part 1

    • Organisational Behaviour

    • Human Resource Development

    • Human Resource Management

    • Economic Principles and their Application to Business


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Human Resource Management

  • Diploma Part 2

    • Personnel Information Systems

    • People Planning and Resourcing

    • Employment Relations

    • Human Resource Management in Action

    • Plus either

    • Principles of Business Law or

    • Quantitative Methods for Business and Management


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Human Resource Management

  • Advanced Diploma

    • Corporate Strategy and Planning

    • Managing in organisations

    • Strategic Human Resource Management for Business Organisation

    • Managing Organisational Change and Development

    • Performance Management and Reward


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Marketing

  • Certificate

    • Introduction to Business (existing ABE unit)

    • Introduction to Business Communication (existing ABE unit)

    • Introduction to Quantitative Methods (existing ABE unit)

    • Introduction to Marketing (new unit)

  • Diploma Part 1

    • Economic Principles and Their Application to Business (existing ABE unit)

    • Organisational Behaviour (existing ABE unit)

    • Quantitative Methods for Business and Management (existing ABE unit)

    • Principles of Marketing (new unit)


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Marketing

  • Diploma Part 2

    • Marketing Policy, Planning and Communication (existing ABE unit)

    • Marketing Information Systems (new unit)

    • Marketing in Action (new unit)

    • Plus two from

    • Principles of Business Law (existing ABE unit)

    • Human Resource Management (existing ABE unit)

    • Systems Analysis and Design (existing ABE unit)


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Marketing

  • Advanced Diploma

    • Corporate Strategy and Planning (existing ABE unit)

    • Strategic Marketing Management (existing ABE unit)

    • International Marketing (new unit)

    • Integrated Marketing Communications (new unit)

    • Contemporary Issues in Marketing (new unit)


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  • Business Information Systems Certificate - Introduction to Business - Introduction to Accounting - IT Applications and Skills - Introduction to the World of Computers Diploma Part 1 - Organisational Behaviour - Financial Accounting - Computer Fundamentals - Computer Applications in Business and Finance - Principles of Programming


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Business Information Systems

  • Diploma Part 2

    - Marketing Policy, Planning and Communication

    - Human Resource Management

    - Managerial Accounting

    - Systems Analysis and Design

    - Computer Networking

    - Information Systems Project Management

    - Quantitative Methods for Business and Management


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Business Information Systems

  • Advanced Diploma

    - Strategic Marketing Management

    - Corporate Finance

    - Managing in Organisations

    Plus two from

    - Strategic Human Resource Management for Business Organisation

    - Contemporary Application Development Methods

    - Internet Systems Development

    - Relational Database Applications in Business

    - Information Systems Strategic Management


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Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management

  • Certificate

    - Introduction to Business

    - Introduction to Business Communication

    - Introduction to Accounting

    - Introduction to Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

  • Diploma 1

    - Financial Accounting

    - Economic Principles and their Application to Business

    - Organisational Behaviour

    - Travel, Tourism and Hospitality


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Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management

  • Diploma 2

    - Marketing Policy, Planning and Communication

    - Human Resource Management

    - Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Operations Management

    Plus two from:

    - IT in Hospitality and Tourism Operations, Customer

    - Service Skills, Managerial Accounting and/or Principles of Business Law


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Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management

  • Advanced Diploma

    - Strategic Hospitality Management

    - International Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

    - Sustainable Tourism, Planning and Development

    Plus two from:

    - Managing in Organisations, Strategic Human Resource

    - Management for Business Organisation, Strategic Marketing

    - Management and/or Managing the Information Resource


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Quality assurance

  • ABE is recognised as an awarding body by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA)

  • All of the ABE qualifications have received QCA accreditation

  • QCA reports to the UK Department for Education & Skills (DfES)

  • Qualifications developed in consultation with UK Sector Skills Councils & Employers, ensuring the latest industry standards

  • ABE has its own stringent college accreditation criteria

  • Question papers set and marked in the UK by specialist examiners who are university lecturers or professionals, and monitored by specialist moderators.


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ABE fees

  • We are a not-for-profit organisation

  • Our rapid growth over 35 years means we can keep fees low

  • Combined cost to student of taking Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma can be as low as £695*. (UK Fee)

  • FM Fees include dual membership of ABE & IAB / IFA

  • Cost significantly lower than two years at a university

  • Students pay in instalments so less of a burden

    * Cost based on the student taking no more than one year to pass each level of qualification

    and passing all exams at their first attempt.


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ABE entry points

  • Certificate – no formal requirements

  • Diploma – ABE Certificate/A levels/local equivalent/work

  • Advanced Diploma – ABE Diploma/local equivalents

  • Postgraduate Diploma – ABE Advanced Diploma/ local equivalents/work


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Career progression

  • Many ABE students are supported by their employers

  • Recognised as a good way of gaining a promotion

  • ABE students work in many organisations large and small including:

    • World Bank

    • United Nations

    • KPMG

    • British Airways

    • Standard Chartered Bank

    • British Council

    • HSBC


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University progression – 2009

  • Certificate holders will be able to progress to the first year of many

    degree programmes

  • Diploma holders can progress to the second year of degree programmes

  • Advanced Diploma holders can progress to the final year of degree programmes

  • Postgraduate Diploma holders can gain module/semester exemptions from UK MBA/Masters programmes

  • Well-established agreements now in place with around 65 universities worldwide

  • These progression routes can be far more affordable than spending three years

    at a university campus


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Supporting Students

  • Study Manuals and CD-ROMs specifically created for ABE programmes

  • Past Question and Answer Papers

  • Student Focus magazine

  • Business Executive magazine

  • Student Handbook

  • e-newsletter – free signup at: http://www.abeuk.com/news/newsletter/

  • Secure online access to ABE Members’ Area

  • ABE staff

  • ABE website at: www.abeuk.com

  • Third party discounts


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Supporting Colleges

  • Lecture Guides written specifically for ABE programmes

  • Secure online access to complete range of tuition resources

  • Marketing materials

  • College listing on ABE website

  • ABE staff

  • Email marketing


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Recognising results

  • ABE rewards highest achievers each session

  • President’s Prize for the outstanding Advanced Diploma student

  • Prizes pay for exam fees at next level

  • Case studies across a range of media


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Contact us

ABE - Head Office

5th Floor, CI Tower

St. Georges Square

High Street

New Malden

Surrey

KT3 4TE

UK

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8329 2930

Fax: +44 (0) 20 8329 2945

Email us

[email protected]

ABE website

www.abeuk.com


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