MCAST Diploma in Business

MCAST Diploma in Business

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MCAST Diploma in Business
Course Code BC3-01-14
MQF Level Level 3
Duration 1 year full-time
Awarding Body MCAST
Entry Requirements MCAST Foundation Certificate


2 SEC/O-Level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes Preferred: Business Studies A full “Secondary School Certificate and Profile” (SSC&P) at Level 2 will be accepted in lieu of one (1) O-Level pass.

Other Entry Requirements
Course Description At this level of studies, students are offered the opportunity to focus on making a career in Business and related areas.  This is achieved through helping one attain skills required in basic office routines or, even more importantly, by continuing to offer an exposure to new areas and functions within business such as purchasing, customer care, business communications and further finance. The way business organisations operate, is also brought under focus in a way that students will become more familiar with the various areas of business operations and commercial studies.    In view of furthering studies on completion of this course of studies, the Diploma in Business provides a launching platform for a variety of other careers within the world of Business, Administration, Marketing and Financial Services.
Study/Course Delivery This programme of study addresses the competences required as entry level to the Business and Commerce sector. The achievement of the required underpinning knowledge and key skills will be accomplished through contextualising key skills and adopting a highly practical approach.
Assessment Assessment of the programme is an integral part of the learning process. Varied assessment methods are employed. The learning process is completed by providing students with feedback that is both formative and summative in nature.
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Understand the functions and purposes of business organisations

2. Understand the role of people in business organisations, and how these communicate and provide support to the organisation

3. Apply basic skills to manage personal finances and to keep basic financial books of a business organisation

4. Understand basic concepts of branding and retailing as well as customer relations in a business organisation.

Core Study Units
  • General Business Concepts
  • Purchasing Introduction
  • Targeting Customers
  • Communication in the Sales Process
  • The HR Role in Business
  • Bookkeeping
  • Maltese
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Personal Development
  • Information Technology
  • Science and Technology
Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Business Administration
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Administrative and Secretarial Studies
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Marketing
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Financial Services
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Insurance
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Accounting


Career Opportunities