Leadership | Management

Undergraduate Diploma in Business Management

Build up your business skills, enhance your leadership capabilities, become an effective manager in any capacity in the workplace and lead your organisation to success with our MQF Level 5 Undergraduate Diploma in Business Management. In addition to a Level 5 Diploma, graduates of this programme will also earn a Level 4 CertHE in Business Management from Coventry University.

May/Oct 2024

Start Date

9 Months





Course Provider


MQF/EQF level 4





Course Fees


What you'll learn

The Undergraduate Diploma in Business Management provides learners with the knowledge and competencies required to effectively manage people, lead teams, mitigate conflict and communicate effectively within an organisation. The programme also introduces learners to the impact that marketing has on the management of a business and looks at the challenges that organisations face when it comes to making decisions based on marketing data.

Learners will learn how to:

  • Define and critically discuss the term ‘business’ and the different types of organisations found in the business industry
  • Understand the effects of the external environment on the overall success of a business
  • Comply with employment laws and regulations when performing recruitment
  • Understand the key differences and similarities between management and leadership
  • Carry out stress management exercises when needed
  • Provide recommendations on the ways in which marketing can help an organisation reach their goals
  • Execute an effective communication plan according to the requirements of the organisation
  • Ensure the use of effective and appropriate communication methods and techniques with all stakeholders

Upon successful completion of this programme, learners will be eligible to advance their studies by pursuing a Foundation Degree in Business Management.

This course is intended for those who are aged 21+ and aspire to work or are already working as team leaders or managers.


  • A Diploma in a related field pegged at MQF Level 4 or equivalent OR;
  • A Matriculation certificate with at least 2 A-levels & 3 Intermediate OR;
  • Mature Student OR;
  • A MATSEC certificate with Grade 5 or better in English, Maltese and Mathematics together with at least 5 years of experience working within a business setting

Course Modules

This module introduces learners to the basic principles of the business world. It demonstrates the different types of organisations found in the business world and highlights the different departments which are crucial to the effective management and performance of an organisation.

This module allows the learner to get acquainted with the main similarities and differences between leadership and management. Moreover, they will also be exposed to the main theories governing them allowing them to critically think about which ones are most suitable for different activities, departments and objectives of organisations.

This module introduces learners to the world of human resource and people management, whereby they will be exposed to the different activities and responsibilities of this department within organisations. This module will therefore look at processes and procedures related to managing people.

This module focuses on the main techniques and tools which a manager might implement in order to recognise, resolve and mitigate conflict in the workplace. Furthermore, it also provides learners with the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to manage stress within an organisation.

This module allows learners to understand the basic principles and concepts of marketing in organisations. It will allow them to gain an insight into the competitive environment, and conduct effective analysis of the market, segmenting, targeting and positioning one’s product. Furthermore, it also looks at the challenges that organisations face when it comes to effective marketing decision-making.

This module introduces learners to the basic principles included in communications management and its role in enhancing effectiveness and a positive business environment whereby all staff members are aligned towards the same goals and objectives of the organisation.

Course Provider

Central Mediterranean Business School (CMBS) is an education powerhouse dedicated to developing and delivering cutting-edge qualifications, offering world-class undergraduate and postgraduate education in leadership, management, organisational behaviour, coaching and mentoring, human resources, employment law, IT, healthcare, marketing, finance, transport, culture and sports. The business school was launched in late 2013 as the Academy of Business Leaders to provide professionals with unparalleled opportunities to increase their awareness of industry issues, learn the skills necessary to handle today’s changes and discover their potential, and has since helped thousands of students build up their skills and propel their studies and careers forward. CMBS is licensed as a Further and Higher Education Institution with the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority in Malta and has built working relationships with world-renowned institutions and professional bodies City & Guilds of London Institute, the Institute of Leadership & Management, Dublin City University, the Organisation for Tourism and Hospitality Management, Training Qualifications UK, Coventry University and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

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