School of Business and Management
In Partnership With Manchester College of Law
MCL qualifications portfolio includes awards, certificates and diplomas from level 3 to 7 that are the culmination of expert input from colleges, industry professionals and our qualification development team. MCL also has partnerships with many UK and international universities providing opportunities to progress to Bachelors and Master’s degree top-ups. The business school is offering a flexible route to gain British qualifications leading to BA Business and Finance and an MBA top-up.
The Business and Management qualification covers key areas of management such as Leadership and Research with a wide range of optional units in areas such as Finance, HR, Marketing and Personal Development. It also provides entry to an MBA at a range of universities in the UK and overseas. The qualification typically takes 9 months full-time study to achieve and prepares learners for a range of careers. As well as the Extended Diploma option (120 credit) there is a Diploma option (60 credit).
The addition of our GenEd pathway in 2018, if taken in combination with the MCL Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management and the MCL Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management, allows the learner to progress onto a Bachelor’s degree in the USA at Northwood University in Michigan. A range of specific units are required in order to meet the criteria.
Level 3 Diploma in Business
The MCL Level 3 Diploma in Business is a 60-credit Ofqual regulated qualification and is the equivalent level to an A Level or Access to HE qualification. It has been designed for learners who wish to progress to a business or management degree but may not have the traditional entry qualifications usually required. We also offer a larger, 120-credit qualification in Business and Management at this level.
Learners must complete all 4 mandatory units.
- How Businesses Operate
The key features of an organisation and their importance are explored, including finance, leadership, HR, marketing, managing data and customer service.
- Marketing Principles and Techniques
An introduction to marketing is provided, followed by a look at research, analysis and promotional techniques.
- Academic and Research Skills for Business
This unit is for understanding ones own academic strengths and weaknesses and developing research papers using a variety of skills.
- Communication Skills for Business
A look at how communication is used in business and how ones own communication skills can be developed to effectively present information and ideas.
With this Level 3 Diploma, learners can take A-Levels in Law, IT, and Business.
Learners who complete this qualification can progress to study a variety of bachelor’s degrees at a university such as one of our partner universities.
- 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above
- other related level 2 subjects
- metric or other equivalent international qualifications