ABE - Business Management

Overview
Structure
Subjects
Delivery
Assessment
Entry Requirements
Cost
Registration

The Business Management (BM) targets many areas of Business and Management, from Marketing to HRM to Economics and much more. Students successful at the ABE Business Management Diploma Level 6 can gain immediate entry into the Final Year of the following degree programmes offered by CTS:

NB: Work experience required for the MBA route.

 

There are three stages (levels) in the ABE Programme. See below:

Programme StageExit Point

Level 4 Diploma in Business Management

Four Subjects

ABE - Business Management

Level 4 Diploma in Business Management

(on completion of 4 core subjects)

Level 5 Diploma in Business Management

Eight Subjects

ABE - Business Management

Level 5 Diploma in Business Management

(on completion of 6 core and 2 optional subjects)

Level 6 Diploma in Business Management

Five Subjects

ABE - Business Management

Level 6 Diploma in Business Management

(on completion of 3 core and 2 optional subjects)

The table below shows a list of subjects at the different levels.

LevelCore SubjectsOptional Subjects
Diploma Level 4 in Business Management Four (4) core subjects:
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods
  • Introduction to Business Communication
  • Introduction to Accounting
No optional subjects
Diploma Level 5 in Business Management Six (6) Core subjects:
  • Quantitative Methods for Business Management
  • The Business Environment
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing Policy Planning and Communication
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management
Any two (2) of the following:
  • Principles of Business Law
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Economics for Business
  • Managing the Customer Relationship
Diploma Level 6 in Business Management Three (3) Core Subjects
  • Corporate Strategy and Planning
  • Managing in Organizations
  • International Business Case Study
Any two (2) of the following:
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Project Management
  • Corporate Finance

The Subject Guide was developed to help students choose the subjects based on when they are being offered. The guide shows the three different Diploma Levels and the subjects that are offered in each semester. The Subject Guide also shows if a subject is offered on a Saturday or during the week. Students can now choose their modules for the full academic year based on the Subject Guide.

 

LevelCore/OptionalSubjectSemester A. Jan to JunSemester B. Jun to Dec
SaturdaysEveningsSaturdaysEvenings
Diploma (L4):
4 Core Units
Core Introduction to Business Yes Yes Yes Yes
Core Introduction to Quantative Methods Yes Yes Yes Yes
Core Introduction to Business Com Yes Yes Yes Yes
Core Introduction to Accounting Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Diploma (L5):
6 Core units & 2 Optional
Core Quantitative Methods for Business Mgt Yes     Yes
Core The Business Environment Yes     Yes
Core Financial Accounting Yes     Yes
Core Marketing Policy Planning and Com   Yes Yes  
Core Organizational Behaviour   Yes Yes  
Core Human Resource Management   Yes Yes  
Optional Managerial Accounting   Yes Yes  
Optional Principles of Business Law       Yes
Optional Economics for Business   Yes    
Optional Managing the Customer Relationship  Yes     Yes
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Diploma (L6):
3 Core Units & optional
Core Corporate Strategy and Planning Yes     Yes
Core Managing in Organisations   Yes Yes  
Core International Business Case Study Yes     Yes
Optional Coporate Finance Yes     Yes
Optional Strategic Marketing Management Yes     Yes
Optional Strategic Human Resource Management   Yes Yes  
Optional Project Management   Yes Yes  

DISCLAIMER: CTS College of Business and Computer Science reserve the right to make changes to the schedule without notice.

At the end of each module, students are required to sit an exam which will be marked out of 100%.

 

There are two (2) examination periods each year:

  • June (typically starting the 1st week of June)
  • December (typically starting the 1st week of December)

 

Candidates will be marked out of 100 and will be graded based on the following Grading Scheme

GradePercentageDescription
A* 75% + Higher Distinction
A 65% - 74% Distinction
B 50% - 64% Merit
C 40% - 49% Pass
D 30% - 39% Marginal Fail
E 15% - 29% Fail
F 0% - 14% Unclassified

Candidates achieving a pass grade (C or above) will be awarded the appropriate QCF credits.

The table below shows the entry requirements for each level of the programme.

NB: Please note that GATE entry requirements may vary as the following entry requirements are specific to ABE.

LevelABE Entry Requirements
Diploma Level 4 in Business Management
  • No formal prerequisite
Diploma Level 5 in Business Management
  • ABE Certificate Level or Diploma Level 4 (at least 3 modules passed) OR
  • Two 'A' Level passes OR
  • At least 2 years work experience. A reference letter from employer(s) must accompany such applications OR
  • Qualifications which may be accepted by ABE as being equivalent to the above
Diploma Level 6 in Business Management
  • ABE Diploma Level 5 OR
  • A UK Degree or equivalent OR
  • Other recognized qualifications of approved Institutes of Higher Education

The overall cost of the programme includes payments to both CTS (for registration and tuition) and to ABE (for registration, annual subscription and exams). This information is provided below:

 

Payments to ABE

Students are only required to register once with ABE and each year after registering they are required to pay their annual subscription fee. Exam fees are also included in the table below:

LevelRegistration FeeExamination Fee
Diploma Level 4 in Business Management A new student: £30 
Annual Subscription Fee: £25

Per exam fee: £30

Total Exam Fee: £120 (4 modules)

Diploma Level 5 in Business Management A new student: £40 
Annual Subscription Fee: £25

Per exam fee: £40

Total Exam Fee: £320 (8 modules)

Diploma Level 6 in Business Management A new student: £50
Annual Subscription Fee: £25
Per exam fee: £40 
Total Exam Fee: £200 (5 modules)

* The fees above reflect fees payable to ABE and are stated in pound currency. Estimated rates are TT$10.00 = £1.00

The rates may vary, kindly use the following website to get a more accurate cost: http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/

 

Payments to CTS

Registration Fee:
CTS registration fee is $200.00 per semester.

 

Tuition Fee:
If a student does not qualify for GATE funding they will be required to pay tuition. Please liaise with the Administration Office for a full list of tuition fees and payment plan.

Registration is a two step process:

1. Registration with ABE

2. Registration with CTS

 

Registering with ABE

To register with ABE, you will need to complete the ABE Registration Form (available at the CTS Administration Officer or on ABE's website) and return this to the front desk along with your ABE Bank Draft (or you may pay via credit card).

ABE Membership Registration Due DatesABE Examination Registration Due Dates
For the June examinations, Register for ABE Membership by the first Friday in March For the June examinations, Register for the Examination by the first Friday in April
For the December examinations, Register for ABE Membership by the first Friday in September For the December examinations, Register for the Examination by the first Friday in October

Students should be aware of the closing dates for registration and examinations as these are strictly adhered to.

 

Registration with CTS

The table shows the steps required to register with CTS.

LevelRegistration steps for students wishing to apply for GATERegistration for non GATE applicants
Diploma Level 4 in Business Management Normal Entry
  1. Registration Fee of $200.00 per semester.
  2. Three copies of one form of Identification (passport, identification card, birth certificate)
  3. Must be 16 years or older and four O' levels inclusive of English

 

Mature Entry

  1. Must be 21 years or older, two (2) years working experience and completed secondary school education.
For both Normal Entry and Mature Entry candidates must walk with proof of qualifications
  1. Registration Fee of $200.00 per semester.
  2. One form of Identification (passport, identification card, drivers permit, birth certificate).
Diploma Level 5 in Business Management Normal Entry
  1. Registration Fee of $200.00 per semester.
  2. Three copies of one form of Identification (passport, identification card, birth certificate)
  3. ABE Certificate or Candidate must be 18 years or older, and have two (2) A' Level passes.

 

Mature Entry

  1. Candidate must be 21 years or older with four (4) O' Levels passes inclusive of Mathematics/Accounts and English, and two (2) years working experience. OR
  2. Candidate must be 25 years or older with three (3) years working experience and four (4) O' Level passes inclusive of English.
For both Normal and Mature Entry, candidates must walk with proof of qualifications
Normal Entry
  1. Registration Fee of $200.00 per semester.
  2. Three copies of one form of Identification (passport, identification card, birth certificate).
  3. ABE Certificate or Candidate must be 18 years or older, and have two (2) A' Level passes.

 

Mature Entry

  1. Candidate must be 21 years or older with two (2) years working experience.
For both Normal and Mature Entry, candidates must walk with proof of qualifications
Diploma Level 6 in Business Management Normal Entry
  1. Registration Fee of $200.00 per semester.
  2. Three copies of one form of Identification (passport, identification card, birth certificate)
  3. ABE Diploma Level 5 or a recognized Degree
Candidates must walk with proof of qualifications
Normal Entry
  1. Registration Fee of $200.00 per semester.
  2. One form of Identification (passport, identification card, drivers permit, birth certificate).
  3. ABE Diploma Level 5 or a recognized Degree
Candidates must walk with proof of qualification

 

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