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  1. ABE – 2009 and beyond

  2. 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

  3. 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)

  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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)

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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)

  15. 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)

  16. 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)

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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 info@abeuk.com ABE website www.abeuk.com