Level 5 Diploma in Business Studies

OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Business Studies (QCF)

This qualification is designed for learners to enhance their understanding of management in the context of general business. The qualification will give learners a theoretical understanding of management concepts and an overview of general business. It will equip learners to find employment with junior management prospects in general business or to continue professional or academic studies in a related area.

The programme allows you to acquire knowledge and understanding in a range of topics and to develop key skills they require to work in Business Management roles.


Entry Requirements

For entry onto the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Business Management qualification, learner must possess:

  • UK level 4 diploma or equivalent overseas qualification 

  • Mature learners (over 21) with relevant work experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)Learner must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course;

  • OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Business Management consists of the following 6 mandatory units that provide a total of 120 credits:


Qualification Structure

OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Business Management (QCF) The OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Business Management is a 120 credit qualification that includes six mandatory units. To achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Business Management, learners must complete all 6 units equalling 120 credits.


  • Human Resource Management                                  

  • Project Management                                                   

  • Marketing Management and Planning                        

  • Financial Accounting                                     

  • Business Law                                                             

  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance



Human Resource Management

This unit will introduce you to the theory and practices related to the management of an organisation's human resources (HRM). It exposes you to HRM practices and to the skills required by a HRM practitioner through a range of case studies.


Project Management

This unit will provide you with understanding and skills relating to project management principles, methodologies, tools and techniques that are used in business.


Marketing Management and Planning

This unit aims to give you a detailed understanding of the marketing planning process and to apply these principles to a variety of business contexts. It also enables you to develop a thorough understanding of how a comprehensive environmental analysis can lead to the development of appropriate objectives and strategies to enhance operational marketing performance.


Financial Accounting

The unit develops you with the skills needed to prepare Financial Statements which comply with legal and regulatory requirements for a variety of organisations using a range of techniques


Business Law

The unit aims to develop your understanding of the concepts and principles of business law and the ability to apply them to practical situations.


Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance

The unit aims to provide learners with a broad understanding of the roles and requirements for businesses to embed ethics and incorporate social responsibility. It provides learners with an understanding of the issues surrounding corporate social responsibility and ethics from national and international perspectives. Significant emphasis is placed on the role that corporate governance plays in ensuring accountability to the owners and other stakeholders in the firm.


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