Undergraduate Level 6

ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Business & Administrative Management


The ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management (Postgraduate MBA Entry) is made up of 10 modules and 6 written assignments. Each module consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours. This course will be most suited to individuals who are at least 25 years old and have 5 years managerial work experience and do not have a degree but wish to study for an MBA or Postgraduate business programme. On successful completion of the course Students will be able to enrol onto our Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management or a range of other postgraduate courses.

The Diploma is awarded by ATHE. 

Other Course Information


The Level 6 programme is for non-university graduate mature students (age 25 or older) who have five years managerial work experience and want to study for an MBA.


During the course of study for their online diploma in business management, students will gain skills in leadership, finance, and marketing. Upon successful completion of the course, students can pursue positions in the business, finance, or as an independent consultant.


The ATHE level 6 Business and administrative Management Course has 10 modules and 6 written assignments. On completion of the modules, students will be given the assignments questions. The assignments are approximately 3000-5000 words each. 


Euro 7,500 per academic year. 


This course is eligible for funding under the Get Qualified Scheme. Upon Successful completion of the course, students will be able to recover up to 70% of expenses on both the registration and tuition fees paid when starting the course. (Click here for more information)


Holders of this Diploma are eligible to progress to the following programmes: 

  • ATHE Extended Diploma in Strategic Management (Level 7) 


The Level 6 Diploma in Business & Administrative Management is awarded by ATHE & recognised by NCFHE at MQF Level 6.

Module Listings

  • IT in Business -
    There is clear evidence that Information Technology provides competitive advantage, whatever the business sphere an organisation operates it, this module will assess pros and cons of using information technology within business.
  • Effective Communications -
    Information is the most valuable asset in the contemporary organisation, and communication is the method by which information is shared. It is on the basis of information that business decisions are made. So without effective communications, an organisation simply cannot perform optimally.
  • High Performance Teams -
    This module is designed for both new and experienced managers. Using a mix of information, personal and team activities, it aims to help learners develop new team building skills or refine and expand the team building skills they already possess.
  • Leadership Skills -
    Good leadership is essential for success in any organisation, whether in the private or public sector. Today, rapid change, in the form of a constantly changing competitive environment, innovations in technology and changing economic conditions, have led to the realisation that leadership is a skill to be developed.
  • Manager’s Toolkit -
    There are literally thousands of management tools and models which can be used for analysis, problem solving and strategy development. The trick for the practising manager is to master a few which are versatile and which can be used in most of the situations you are likely to encounter.
  • Managing and Using Finance -
    This module covers key areas of accounting, as seen from a business perspective. It explains how accountancy can inform and guide management decisions.
  • Managing and Using Marketing -
    The focus of marketing is on the customer and customer satisfaction – meeting the needs of customers through the products/services we sell and offering the customer what they perceive as value. Today customers have higher and higher expectations for quality, service and value.
  • Managing Organisations -
    There is a great deal of focus on creating the right type of organisation today because it is recognised that the structure, culture and management of the organisation has a huge influence on organisational performance.
  • Personal Effectiveness -
    So what is personal effectiveness? Personal effectiveness covers those skills and abilities that we need to have, regardless of our job, status or professional background. Personal effectiveness is about using the key skills we have identified to achieve greater productivity and successful results – whether that be on a business or personal basis.
  • Quality and Excellence -
    The words quality and excellence are used in a wide variety of contexts in organisations. We refer to a quality product, a quality company, excellent business procedures or an excellent service. So what exactly do we mean by these terms? Does quality mean conformance to specifications? Does it mean a product or service without flaws? Does it mean excellence? 

Further Academic Information

For further information about learning outcomes, learning and assessment procedures for each module of the 

Level 6 course, kindly click the link below to download ATHE's detailed course information document. 

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