MCAST Advanced Diploma in Business Administration

MCAST Advanced Diploma in Business Administration

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MCAST Advanced Diploma in Business Administration
Course Code BC4-A1-15
MQF Level Level 4
Duration 2 years on Apprenticeship
Awarding Body MCAST
Entry Requirements MCAST Diploma in Business


4 SEC/O-Level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes Preferred: English Language, Mathematics

Other Entry Requirements
Course Description This programme is designed for those wishing to find employment at a junior administration level within businesses and organisations. It provides a mixture of theory and a practical approach to real life situations in various aspects of administration within a business organisation. It also provides a sound basis of various business functions and specialisations through its different units. This course is based on practical principles and is designed so as to develop the necessary skills and entrepreneurial spirit to enable students  to work as part of a team in the administration of a business entity. Throughout every module delivered, students  are encouraged to think critically and creatively as well as to communicate effectively.
Study/Course Delivery Class based lessons
Assessment Take Home Assignments and Time Constrained Assignments
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Understand the range of different businesses, their ownership and their goals.

2. Understand how businesses are organised to achieve their purposes and distinguish between the roles of supporting organisational activities and departments.

3. Understand different types of business information and be able to communicate and present this information effectively and use it critically and creatively.

4. Explain the impact on businesses of the economic, political and finance aspects.

Core Study Units
  • Business Accounting
  • Business, Markets & the Economy
  • Effective Written Business Communication
  • Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Office Administrations Skills
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supporting Business Activities
  • Health & Safety at Work
  • Soft Skills Training for the Business environment
  • Marketing Research in Business
  • Recruitment & Selection in Business
  • The Business Environment
  • Understanding Business Ethics
  • Starting a Small Business
  • Work Based Learning


Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Enterprise
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business Analytics


Career Opportunities
  • Administration executive
  • Human resources executive
  • Customer care coordinator
  • Front office coordinator
  • Purchasing officer
  • Field research officer
  • Supply chain/ Logistics officer