Level 4 – Level 7 (progress onto a Bachelors, Masters or MBA degree

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TUF is an approved center to offer ABE qualifications which are designed to fit in around you. You can start at Level 4 and work your way up to Level 7 (equivalent to a Master’s degree), or use your ABE qualification to top up to the next level at one of our partner colleges or universities.

The Association of Business Executives (ABE) is a professional membership body and examination board which has been offering business and management qualifications for more than 40 years. It is based in the UK with offices all over the world.
In Pakistan, the ABE graduate-level Diploma (Level 6) in Business Management is recognized by the Government of Pakistan Higher Education Commission as the equivalent of a Bachelors degree.

All ABE programs are accredited by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in the UK as well as equivalent bodies worldwide. ABE programs are management focused and they all blend common units with more specialist subject areas to allow greater flexibility.

Studying ABE qualifications at TUF will give you the opportunity to develop your knowledge of business and management topics and grow your key competencies – so you gain the skills to tackle work projects and situations more effectively. This in turn gives you the potential to earn a platform from which to progress onto a Bachelors, Masters or MBA degree course at TUF and around the world.

A message from ABE Pakistan President, Muhammad Alamgir Chaudhary

ABE_Pakistan_President_Muhammad_Alamgir-239x300Muhammad Alamgir Chaudhary achieved an ABE Advanced (now called Level 6) Diploma in Business Management in 2007 and is a highly respected leader of organisations. He currently holds the position of CEO of SMEDA and general manager of Outreach.

Business Management

ABE’s Business Management programme is a comprehensive and detailed programme which covers the knowledge and skills required in modern business practice. The programme will provide you with an appreciation of the theoretical issues involved in the study of business whilst also helping you to develop a range of practical skills which will enhance your value to employers. Major topics covered in the Business Management programme include management, marketing, economics and accounting.

Career Opportunities

The positions below are examples of jobs currently held by ABE Business Management qualification holders. The list is not exhaustive as ABE qualifications are applicable to a wide range of vocations.

Level 4 Diploma in Business Management – Administration or Accounts Assistant
Level 5 Diploma in Business Management – Management Trainee or Supervisor
Level 6 Diploma in Business Management – Office Manager or General Manager

Programme structure

The Business Management programme from Level 4 comprises three pathways*

  1. Business Management pathway
  2. Business Management – Management of Information Systems pathway
  3. Business Management – Financial Management pathway

Marketing is an important function that brings companies and clients closer together. Marketing management and establishing a marketing orientated organisation with the emphasis on the customer is a core component in an organisation’s success.

Why study the Marketing Management programme?

The programme introduces students to the crucial role that marketing plays in business development. Holders of our Marketing Management qualifications will have a good knowledge and understanding of the key principles of marketing and will be able to relate this to the workplace.

Career Opportunities

The positions below are examples of jobs currently held by ABE Marketing Management qualification holders. The list is not exhaustive as ABE qualifications are applicable to a wide range of vocations.

Level 4 Diploma in Marketing Management– Marketing or Business Development Assistant
Level 5 Diploma in Marketing Management– Assistant Marketing or Assistant Business Development Manager
Level 6 Diploma in Marketing Management– Marketing or Business Development Manager

Programme structure

Current qualifications offered by the Marketing Management programme:

Qualification Title No. of Units Ofqual No.
ABE Level 4 Diploma in Marketing Management 4 (500/9773/8)
ABE Level 5 Diploma in Marketing Management 8 (501/1209/0)
ABE Level 6 Diploma in Marketing Management 5 (501/1210/7)
ABE Level 6 Extended Diploma in Marketing Management 13 (600/0372/8)
 

Human Resource Management

The effective management of an organisation’s human resources is now recognised as a critical component in the success of public and private enterprises. This recognition has led to a demand for trained and qualified HR professionals and the development of a career structure rising to the highest levels of the organisation.

Why study the Human Resource Management programme?

The Human Resource Management programme introduces you to the academic disciplines that underlie the effective management of the human resource and proceeds to explore the theory, practice and strategy of human resource management.

To aid you in your studying of the Human Resource Management programme, ABE has developed a series of Study Manuals in partnership with BPP Learning Media. These books cover all the learning outcomes of the respective syllabuses and are essential reading for all Human Resource Management students.

Career Opportunities

The positions below are examples of jobs currently held by ABE Human Resource Management qualification holders. The list is not exhaustive as ABE qualifications are applicable to a wide range of vocations.

Level 4 Diploma in Human Resource Management– working in a Personnel or HR Department
Level 5 Diploma in Human Resource Management– Assistant Personnel Manager or Assistant HR Manager
Level 6 Diploma in Human Resource Management– Personnel Manager or HR Manager

Programme structure

Current qualifications offered by the Human Resource Management programme:

Qualification Title No. of Units Ofqual No.
ABE Level 4 Diploma in Human Resource Management 4 (500/9614/X)
ABE Level 5 Diploma in Human Resource Management 8 (600/6054/2)
ABE Level 6 Diploma in Human Resource Management 5 (600/6085/2)
ABE Level 6 Extended Diploma in Human Resource Management 13 (600/0370/4)

More About ABE Qualifications

ABE Levels
Entry Requirements
 Level 4 2 passes at GCE/VCE A Level (grades A-E) plus 3 passes at GCSE/Vocational GCSE/GCE O Level (grades A-C or 1-6) in 5 separate subjects including Mathematics and have demonstrated competence in English Language (IELTS 5.0) /.HSSE / I.Com for any boardOr Level 3 in relevant background.
 Level 5 ABE Level 4 or equivalent qualification / Graduate 2 years equivalent / BBA,B.com ( 2years ) / ACCA part qualified ( F1-F9) / BTEC National Diploma or overseas equivalent Edexcel-UK and have demonstrated competence in English Language (IELTS 5.0)Special Entry: 2 Years or relevant work experience required. (Signed and dated reference letter from their employer(s) must accompany all such applications.)
 Level 6 Graduate 2 years equivalent / BBA,B.com (2 years) / or An ABE Level 5 Diploma or equivalent qualification from another internationally recognized awarding body or approved Overseas Institute of Higher Education.An ABE Level 5 Diploma or have passed at least six units in an ABE Level 5 Diploma.A UK Degree or Overseas equivalent, awarded by a recognized university, or a BTEC HND Level 5.Special Entry: Five years’ managerial experience. (Signed and dated reference letter from their employer(s) must accompany all such applications.)
 Level 7 An ABE Level 6 Diploma or equivalent Level 6 qualification from another internationally recognized awarding organization.An ABE Level 6 Diploma or have passed at least four units in an ABE Level 6 Diploma.A Bachelors (Honours) / MBA or MSc degree in a relevant subject awarded by a recognized UK or overseas university.Special Entry: Five years senior management experience. A signed reference letter from employer(s) must accompany all such applications. (Signed and dated reference letter from their employer(s) must accompany all such applications.)

Results

Examination results will not be issued to any candidate who owes annual subscriptions or any money to ABE. Any outstanding monies must be paid in full.

Grades

Successful candidates will be awarded a graded pass in each subject. Merits or Distinctions will be awarded where applicable. It is not ABE policy to disclose marks obtained.

Please see below details of the grades:

Grade A* Higher Distinction
Grade A Distinction
Grade B Merit
Grade C Pass
Grade D Marginal Fail
Grade E Fail
Grade F Unclassified
Grade CF Criteria Fail

Exemptions from Level 4, 5 or 6 Diploma subjects may be granted to holders of qualifications of certain other professional bodies, provided that such qualifications have been obtained by external examination.

Please note that no exemptions are available in the Level 7 Diploma.

All applications for exemptions must be supported by acceptable documentary evidence (in English) of the qualification(s) and the grade or standard attained. Any exemptions granted will be confirmed in writing.

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