Business Management Level 4 and 5

Course code: OBS022
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Boost your knowledge of business management from home and achieve an Ofqual regulated Level 4 and 5 Extended Diploma in Management qualification.

  • Develop the personal skills to allow you to succeed in a working environment.
  • Understand the financial, social and managerial aspects of a business.
  • Gain an understanding of the marketing mix and it’s use within the business planning process.
  • Explore the statutory responsibilities of managers and learn the fundamentals of business law.
This course is only available to study online.
Course Overview

Combining both levels 4 and 5, this course dives into the in-depth knowledge and skills of business and management, providing the equivalent to the first and second years of an undergraduate degree.

It is ideal for:

  • Students who want to develop their business management skills.
  • Learners that want to go onto university and further learning.
  • Those aspiring to work or progress their career in business management.

This course provides you with the equivalent skills and education of the first two years of an Undergraduate degree, at a pace that suits you.

Join over 90,000 other students who chose to improve their education and boost their employability through distance learning.

Course Duration

Up to five years.

Course Outcome

You will receive an ATHE Level 4 and 5 Extended Diploma in Management qualification.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Online and written assignments.

Course Content



  • Understand which personal skills are vital to the business world and why.
  • Learn a range of vital communication skills and understand how and why they are used in different commercial purposes.
  • External factors that may affect the business and its operations, including economics, internal dimensions, nature and competition.
  • Gaining an understanding of the marketing mix and using it within the process of business planning.
  • Looking at employees as a business's most valuable asset, and how you can recruit, reward and obtain the best possible.
  • Exploring management theories and models and their different contexts.
  • Looking at culture, why It’s important and how it differs between organisations.
  • Looking at customers as a business's most valuable asset, and how you can recruit, reward and obtain the best possible.
  • Understanding accounts and how they can be used effectively to give valuable insight into the health and status of an organisation.
  • Reviewing good and bad financial decision making and the impact they have on a business.
  • Understanding the necessary skills and qualities of being an entrepreneur.
  • Examining the structure of organisations and why they are as such. How is this determined? Why does it differ between organisations?
  • Learners will complete exercises in accounts throughout this module to understand what they are telling us and the actions that analysis can precipitate.
  • Understand the importance of goal setting and how a company can work towards achieving this.
  • Discover the impact that politics has on a business - positive and negative - economic impact, exports and the support of the government.
  • Explore the statutory responsibilities of managers as learners look into the legalities of business and business executives.
  • Looking at governance and equality as a means to do right in business.
  • Evaluating the performance of the people within your business and how you can improve as a unit. Review reward structures, training, CPD and development.
  • Analyse markets, customers, competitors and products, and how they can come together.
  • Understand the use of numeric exercises and their purpose within a business.