Undergraduate Diploma in Business Management


72 Weeks

Mode of Study


Credits Awarded



The Undergraduate Diploma comprises of the ISDC International Certificate in Business and the ISDC International Specialised Diploma in Business qualifications which have been credit rated by the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) of Scotland at Level 7 & 8 respectively on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) with 120 allocated SCQF credits at each levels.

Students will have exit options after the completion of Level 7 with an exit award of the ISDC International Certificate in Business and a final exit after the completion of Level 8 with an exit award of the ISDC International Specialised Diploma in Business. Both qualifications enable students to progress to relevant undergraduate programmes of study in compliance with the entry requirements of individual universities in the UK with Credit Exemptions. In addition, both qualifications are at Level 5 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

Level 7 is widely considered as the First Year of Undergraduate Study; Level 8 is widely considered as the Second year of the Undergraduate study and after Level 7; students are accepted for entering into the Second Year of the Undergraduate Degree and similarly Students are accepted for entering into the Third Year of the Undergraduate Degree after the Level 8 completion.

Please see a link to the SCQF database form where you can access the ISDC qualification information https://scqf.org.uk/about-the-framework/scqf-database/ .

The SQA is the national awarding body in Scotland responsible for the development, accreditation, assessment, and certification and awarding of qualifications other than University Degrees.SQA was established by the Education (Scotland) Act 1996 which is an act of Parliament and as such is responsible to the Scottish Government.

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As an internationally recognised awarding body many of the qualifications that are quality assured and certificated by SQA are accepted by UK and International Universities for advanced entry and/or credit transfer into Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes. Additionally, the UK University sector are important stakeholders of SQA who are integral to the development and validation of a range of SQA qualifications which can facilitate progression pathways to University.

Programme Structure

In order to successfully complete ISDC’s Undergraduate Diploma in Business Management Qualification, you will have to complete six modules of Level 7, three core modules of Level 8 and choose any one of the eight career focussed pathways in accordance with your interest and aspiration.


This specialisation is intended for students who want to pursue a career in finance. This programme will assist in developing the skills necessary to deal with complex accounting and financial management issues.

The programme will provide a deep-rooted Knowledge of Financial Analysis, Investment, Financing, and Distribution Decisions, as well as a thorough understanding of the Fintech Landscape, Trends, and how it is transforming Banking and Financial Services Industries.

Module Title SCQF Credits
Financial Strategy15
Financial Reporting15
Financial Modelling15
Financial Technology15

The Human Resource Specialisation will focus on Assessing the Role of Human Resources in Modern Organisations, from Managing Organisational Behaviour to Strategies for Motivating Employees, and Systems for Developing and Retaining Talent. This pathway also focuses on individual and team developments that help in improving workforce performance.

Learners will also get an in-depth understanding of Leadership Theories, Leadership Styles, Team Work, The Attributes of Leaders and Organisational Culture.

Module Title SCQF Credits
Managing Organisational Behaviour15
International Human Resource Development15
Contemporary Employment Relations15
Leadership – Theory & Practice15

A specialisation in Marketing Management is designed for learners who aspire to be Marketing Professionals. This pathway will enable you to understand the complexities of the Contemporary Marketplace and Global Marketing Strategies that will help them in Strategic and Tactical Decision Making. Through exploring the current trends in Digital Marketing Strategies and Social Media Analytics, this advanced pathway aims to develop Social Media Analytics Skills through the application of Statistical Procedures and Data Analysis, with the goal of making Data-Driven Decisions.

Module Title SCQF Credits
Brand Management15
Social Media Analytics15
Digital Marketing15
Global Marketing Strategy15

This pathway is specifically designed for future business managers or entrepreneurs who aspire to gain a deeper comprehension of the International Business Environment. The pathway enables the learner to explore how an organisation, particularly an SME, can expand internationally and market its products or services by taking advantage of the advancing Digital Technology and changes in entry barriers into international markets.

This pathway focuses on specialised knowledge of International Marketing and the Human Resource Environment.

Module Title SCQF Credits
Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Commercialisation15
Entering New International Business Markets15
International Human Resource Development15
Global Marketing Strategy15

This specialisation is designed for learners who want to advance their careers in the Tourism and Hospitality industries. The pathway explores the current trends and issues of the tourism and hospitality business and how they can be used to appraise, design, implement, and evaluate future-oriented plans for interacting with competitive environments.

The programme enables students to understand the significance of customer relations and customer experience industries and to develop skills to analyse the key factors that contribute to customer service excellence. This pathway also encourages learners to develop an appreciation for the need for constant change and development in the industry in order to meet external demands and uncertainty or respond to events or phenomena that have or are radically impacting the industry.

Module Title SCQF Credits
The Contemporary Tourism and Hospitality Industry15
Operations Management in Tourism and Hospitality15
Managing the Customer Experience and Customer Relations15
Emerging Challenges in Tourism and Hospitality15

This specialisation is aimed at learners who want to explore the healthcare industry by acquiring practical experience in the domain of healthcare. The pathway is also open to learners from business disciplines who aim to work in a management capacity in the healthcare industry and who want to take on managerial and leadership roles.

The Healthcare Management Pathway pathway aims at developing managerial and leadership skills within the healthcare sector. It covers the managerial operations and services in healthcare facilities including an in-depth knowledge and understanding of healthcare governance and quality management. The pathway also includes an in-depth understanding and application of team building theories, team performance, shared goals, objectives and team’s challenges. Hence, enable learners to develop the necessary knowledge & skills required to lead in a healthcare environment.

Module TitleSCQF Credits
Human Resource Management in Healthcare15
Process and Operations Management in Healthcare15
Quality Control and Improvement Management in Healthcare15
Service Users and Client Management15

This specialisation is designed for learners who want to explore the role of Project Management in improving organisational performance by developing project management skills consistent with the current principles and practices. It will assist the learner in discovering the best project management skills and advancing career prospects.

The module on project management will help in recognising issues in a realistic project scenario, a systematic and thorough introduction to all aspects of project management and the importance of understanding the relationship between projects and the strategic goals of an organisation. The programme will help the learners to enhance their ability to Plan and Manage Resources, Time, People, Quality and Communications.

Module Title SCQF Credits
Principles of Project Management15
Project Planning15
Project Financing and Risk Management15
Project Quality Management15

The General Business Management pathway necessitates a wide grasp of the business world, including marketing, sales, accounting, human resources, finance, and logistics, as well as the ability to lead teams, motivate employees, produce revenue, and reduce costs.

The specialisation is developed to show current challenges, opportunities, and management practises while also providing integrated learning. The General Business Management pathway will equip the learners with critical insights and allow them to advance to positions of leadership.

Module Title SCQF Credits Module Status
Financial Strategy15Specialised
Leadership Theory and Practice15Specialised
International Human Resource Development15Specialised
Global Marketing Strategy15Specialised
Principles of Project Management15Specialised
Entering into New International Business Markets15Specialised