Course Code: MP001
The Executive Diploma in Business Administration is our signature program at Capital.
Ultimately, most highly motivated, well-educated people in administration wish to fulfil a senior management role in which they have to understand and effectively coordinate the work of major divisions of a company or group of companies.
The EDBA is an advanced program specifically meant for those who have already gained a recognized diploma or degree and who now wish to study a course that prepares them for a senior management position. The emphasis during the course is on those aspects, which are essential for effective management within commercial or non-commercial organisations.
Students applying for the program would benefit more readily if they meet with one of the following:
1. An appropriate Diploma
2. Applicants must have experience of working in a management position
3. An appropriate professional qualification
Student progress is monitored by continuous assessment. A variety of assessment methods will be used, for example, assignments, business style reports, case studies, logbooks, observations, oral presentations, personal audits, portfolios, role-play and projects. Students are graded at either Distinction, Merit , Pass or Fail.
Modules of Study
- Strategic Marketing Management
- Strategic Planning
- Strategic Human Resources Management
- Professional Development for Strategic Managers
- Developing Strategic Management and Leadership Skills
- Managing Financial Principles and Techniques
- Developing Strategic Management and Leadership Skills
Marketing is at the core of business. Outperforming the competition requires solid marketing knowledge and precise marketing decision making. An organisation’s positioning, and the positioning of its products and services, depend on the formulation and implementation of intelligent and well-informed strategic marketing plans. All organisations operate in a dynamic marketplace. Competition, consumers, technology and market forces constantly redefine the way organisations operate. Staying competitive means that organisations need to continuously adjust and adapt their customer approach to meet changing needs and expectations. Strategic marketing is a way of focusing an organisation's energies and resources on a course of action that can lead to increased sales and dominance of a targeted market. A strategic marketing strategy combines product development, promotion, distribution, pricing, relationship management and other elements of marketing. It identifies an organisation’s strategic marketing goals, and explains how they will be achieved, ideally within a designated timeframe.
This module provides the learner with an understanding of how to review current organisational management strategies and the skills to develop a strategy plan in an organisational context. Learners will discover how important it is for an organisation to understand what is happening in their external environment and how the environment is changing. This will then enable learners to review an organisation’s existing business plans, using appropriate tools and techniques. Having explored the competitive environment, learners will understand how to develop strategic options using modelling tools and then develop a strategic plan, giving due consideration to the core values, vision and mission of the organisation. Learners will then look at planning the implementation of a strategic plan and the creation of monitoring and evaluation systems to measure progress.
Strategic human resource management is concerned with the management of human resources in ways that support an organisation’s strategy and contribute to the achievement of organisational goals. It takes a long-term perspective on how human resources can be matched to organisational requirements and considers broader matters such as the quality and commitment of the human resource to an organisation. The nature of the changing business environment requires adaptable strategic human resource plans. Organisations have a range of human resources policies that explain how human resources are managed.By examining human resource management, learners will understand how human resource strategy and policies enable personnel to work in ways that contribute to the overall effectiveness of organisations in both the short and long term.
This module is designed to enable learners to take responsibility for their learning and development needs to gain the personal and professional skills needed to support the strategic direction of an organisation. Learners can achieve this through analysing their current skills and preparing and implementing a personal development plan. The module highlights the importance of seeking feedback from others to improve performance by continuously reviewing learning needs. The development of appropriate personal and professional skills will allow learners to cope with demanding responsibilities and career progression.
Learners will gain an insight into the current thinking on leadership from an organisational perspective. They will examine the links between strategic management and leadership, particularly the skills a leader needs to support organisational direction. The unit will help learners understand the impact of management and leadership styles on strategic decisions in differing situations, through examining the competences and styles of successful leaders. gives an organisational perspective, but it offers learners an insight into how it can contribute to development of their strategic management and leadership skills through assessing requirements for their current or future job roles. will enable learners to research a range of management and leadership development methods and evaluate their in meeting the skills requirements for effective leadership.
This module provides the learner with the skills to apply financial principles relevant to strategic management in an organisational context, including forecasting, capital appraisal, budgeting, financial appraisal and analysis.This unit will give learners a foundation in financial principles and techniques relevant to the strategic management process. It encourages learners to explore the nature of cost-based financial data and information, the impact of the budgeting process on the organisation, and the development of cost reduction and management procedures and processes. It also focuses on the management of these costs through the use of forecasting, appraisal and financial reporting procedures. One of the main objectives of this unit is for learners to develop the confidence to apply, analyse and evaluate financial and cost information.
Strategic change management is most effective when an organisation actively seeks the participation of all relevant stakeholders. A change management strategy will be effective only if it has the support of all stakeholders. If they are to have a sense of ownership, stakeholders need to have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the change strategy. Strategic change impacts on the human resources structure of the organisation and this often means a restructuring of the workforce or changes in working practices. Learners will develop an understanding of the models of strategic change and the role that stakeholders play in this process. They will then examine the need for change in a selected organisation and plan the implementation of a model for change.
The diploma program is designed to allow the student to complete it in four months by evening sessions. Learners may take individual units of the qualification which can be certificated by a Certificate of Achievement.
On successfully completing the program, students are awarded the Executive Diploma in Business Administration (EDBA) programme by Pearson Assured, UK
Status of Qualification
Advanced vocational qualification
What after the EDBA
Students may enroll for the Dual programme in Executive Diploma in Human Resources Management programme or they may contact the counselors for further options
Visa Support to Male students: Once admitted, upon request CAPITAL will provide visa support to male students who wish to continue studying on extended parents visa.