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Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Business

Course CodeVBS026
Fee CodeFD
Duration (approx)1020 hours
QualificationFoundation Diploma


This course provides a foundation across all key areas of business studies improving your ability to manage:

  • Finance
  • People
  • Marketing
  • Innovation and change

SaveThe course has 8 compulsory core units plus 3 electives units that you choose from a range of electives provided (see below).

This course is structured to give you very broad exposure to business studies and the business environment and ensures that your studies keep up with modern business trends. It is a great starting point for any budding business person, to get ahead in your career or acquire enough skills and knowledge to gain a firm foothold in the world of business.Sav



Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Business.
 Bookkeeping Foundations BBS103
 Business Studies BBS101
 Marketing Foundations VBS109
 Office Practices VBS102
 Personnel Management VBS107
 Research Project I BGN102
 Small Business Start Up SGB1
 Business Planning BBS302
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 3 of the following 11 modules.
 Ecommerce BIT100
 Financial (Money) Management BBS104
 Legal Systems and Terminology BWR108
 Marketing Psychology BPS107
 Motivation VBS111
 Bookkeeping - Applications BBS203
 Entrepreneurship BBS204
 Ethics BPS217
 Project Management BBS201
 Research Project II BGN201
 Technical Writing (Advanced) BWR301

Note that each module in the Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Business is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.



Do new opportunities excite you? Do you think you have what it takes to work in a small business environment but lack the qualifications? Or do you want to fast-track your career?

Success has its rewards and most of us want to have the opportunity to grasp those rewards. Whether it is for job satisfaction or just a willingness to learn and do the best possible job you can, this course will help you to gain those much needed skills and give you the confidence to forge ahead in your career or in setting up your dream business.


Why Study With ACS?

This course would be about three years of full time study at most colleges. Under our system however you have the ultimate in flexibility. Study where and when it suits you. Start whenever you like. Hit the course hard and fast, or take your time and study the modules you need when you need them and when you're ready. Our assignments are also designed to be relevant and flexible, to work in with your own workplace circumstances or career plans.Our academic staff take pride in their student support skills - we support our students by encouraging questions, by answering them promptly and by treationg each of our students as an individual with unique learning needs.

  • Distance education doesn't mean you're going it alone - you have tutor support every step of the way
  • Don't follow the crowd - develop uniqueness and skills unlike others in your field
  • Resources are extensive and under continuous revision
  • Study to suit your commitments - your education doesn't need to stop as life make demands
  • Our program design has less focus on assessment and more on your lifelong learning
  • Affordable study and payment options available
  • Our independence from government means we can offer courses suited exactly to employer needs and wants chance of business success.

Who Will Benefit from This Course?

  • Those already running their own small business but wanting to improve their skills and business opportunities.
  • Those working in businesslooking for new opportunities to advance their career.
  • Those needing a sound understanding of the fundamentals of business and the new ways businesses operate these days.
  • School leavers looking to work in a small business environment.

If you would like to speak with an academic staff member who can advise you on the best course or the most appropriate unit selection for you: