Level 4 Diploma in Business Management (OTHM, 120 credits)

Level 4 Diploma in Business Management (OTHM, 120 credits)

Level 4 Diploma in Business Management (OTHM, 120 credits)

The objective of the Level 4 Diploma in Business Management qualification is to provide learners with an excellent foundation for building a career in a range of organisations. It designed to ensure each learner is ‘business ready’: a confident, independent thinker with a detailed knowledge of business and management and equipped with the skills to adapt rapidly to change.

The content of the qualification is focused on:

  • managing business communication
  • understanding the business environment and organisations in a global context
  • business functions including people management
  • quantitative methods in business
  • finance for managers
  • research and academic writing.

The qualification is ideal for those who have started, or are planning to move into, a career in private or public sector business. Successful completion of the Level 4 Diploma in Business Management qualification will enable learners to progress to further study or employment.


International Recognition and Accreditation

Level 4 Diploma in Business Management is an internationally recognised qualification accredited by Ofqual - UK Qualifications and Examination Regulator to UK Qualifications Framework at Level 4, equivalent to UK University Bachelor Honour Year 1 (120 credits). 

  • UK Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) (England) - Level 4
  • Qualification Accreditation Number is 603/2174/X
  • Qualification is awarded by OTHM Qualifications Awarding Qualifications.



Course Structure

The OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Business Management consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 480 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

  • Research and Academic Writing (20 credits)
  • Business Environment (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Business Communication (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Business Functions (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Finance (20 credits)


Assessment Method

You will write one assignment for each unit. There are a total of six assignments to submit in this qualification. To achieve a ‘pass’ in each unit, learners will demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. 


How will you study?

You will study online via our Virtual Learning Platform (VLP), available to you study 24/7. You can use your Desktop Computer, Laptop, Mobile or Tablet anytime in a flexible way to study entirely online. Our Virtual Learning Platform (VLP) will provide you with a structured way to start the course, access learning materials of each unit and write your assignments. You will have full support from the Online Chat Support team, tutor and help from Student Support.


Results and Certificate

You will be required to complete three units to achieve 120 credits. In this qualification, all of your marked work will go through quality assurance checks by external examiners before the awarding body of this qualification issue the qualification certificate and units transcript. 


Who is this course for?

Level 4 Diploma in Business Management is suitable for learners to become senior administrators, managers and leaders of SMEs - Small and Medium-Sized Organisations or large-sized organisation in the public or private sector. It is also suitable for job progression, personal and professional development.


Career paths

Primary employment areas include senior administrative, management and leadership role in any sector (public or private). The qualification also helps learners in job progression, personal or professional development.


How to Apply?

There are two ways to apply for this course.

(1) Purchase the course from this link - Click Here. or

(2) Complete the admission application form - Click Here

Once we receive your application, you will be offered an conditional offer letter to complete the admission process. 


  1. Study Planner - Business Management L4

  2. Unit 01 - Research and Academic Writing

    The aim of this unit is to enable learners to develop effective research plans, to evaluate different research methods, to use a high standard of academic writing, and to use independent learning techniques to support their self-development.
  3. Unit 02 - Business Environment

    The aim of this unit to develop learners’ understanding of the dimensions of the business environment, including various business types and purpose.
  4. Unit 03 - Introduction to Business Communication

    The aim of this unit is to enhance learners’ business communication skills and enable them to operate confidently in the business world.
  5. Unit 04 - Introduction to Quantitative Methods

    The aim of this unit is to review the basic concepts in mathematics, algebraic equations, graph construction, matrix algebra and probability that need to be understood by all business learners. The emphasis rests on applying these concepts to a variety of mathematical problems encountered in business contexts.
  6. Unit 06 - Introduction to Finance

    The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of the current regulations governing financial reporting, as well as the purpose and formats of financial statements for different users.

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