Business & Computing Examinations

Business Administration

A business administration qualification can lead to many attractive career opportunities in today’s competitive business world, and hundreds of companies are looking for highly-skilled professionals who can lead and supervise their teams. The business administration course is designed to provide a strong foundation of communications, problem solving, and leadership skills for the business setting. Account managers and team leaders, executives who are in charge of various departments, and supervisors in the e-commerce sector are just a few options that can lead to a successful career in the field. The Business Administration qualification include computers to suite today’s ever needed requirements.

Job Description and Responsibilities
Successful companies are looking for strong leaders and managers to take on supervisory duties and responsibilities. A business administration qualification offer candidates the opportunity to adopt and practice core skills for business growth, become leaders for an organisation, and develop key business processes for the organisation. In today’s technology-driven world, it’s become even more important for managers and executives to adapt to internet and computer use, hence the business courses include computing. Understanding how to network, collaborate, and communicate online is becoming a very valuable skill, and has become a fundamental component of our business administration programs.

General responsibilities and types of jobs with a business administration qualification include:
• Developing and implementing solid business practices
• Addressing organisational problems and developing solutions to overcome them
• Employing leadership skills and recruiting team members
• Working with a variety of departments in a general manager or supervisor role
• Initiating and implementing new projects
• Organizing a team for specific projects and overseeing duties
• Assigning and delegating responsibility to employees or team members
• Evaluating financial reports and making decisions accordingly
• Conducting research in a variety of fields including marketing, financial analyses, and human resources
• Organizing and prioritizing projects—implementing effective project management initiatives

Skills required
After completing the Advanced Diploma in Business Administration, candidates can implement skills learned in areas such as:
• Communications
• Accounting
• Time management
• Problem-solving
• Conflict resolution
• Organisational management
• Leadership
• Management Information System
• Analysis and decision-making
• Database Technology

Career Potential and Employment Prospects
Employment prospects look promising for those who have earned a business administration qualification. More and more employers are looking for skilled professionals who can organise, develop, and lead the teams of an organisation and it is critical for these prospective managers and supervisors to have both interpersonal and technology skills in today’s competitive business world. Opportunities for managers, supervisors, and organisational leaders will continue to grow, especially in the fields of e-commerce and many web-based companies. Individuals who are interested in travelling and working abroad may also find many options with a business administration qualification.

Typical salaries for managers and supervisors range widely depending on the industry, location of the company, and supervisory experience. Starting salary ranges for business administration and management roles range from £15,000-£33,000 and increased offers are extended to those with more experience.

Related careers include:
• Administrative Officer
• Communications Manager
• Administrator
• Registrar
• Bookkeeper
• Office Manager

Business Administration Syllabus