ABE Level 5 Diploma in Business Management

ABE Accredited College

Hours: 15 Hours per week
Start date: September & January annually
Level 5 (NFQ Level 6)


EU student: €1,850 pa
Non-EU Ireland: €1,850 pa
Non-EU Abroad: €4,500 pa
* Above Fees excl. Awarding Body Fees

Length: 2 Years (minimum)

Higher Diploma in Business Management


Holders of the Higher Diploma in Business Management are able to proceed to the Graduate Diploma or to university or into employment. We have articulation arrangements with universities for direct entry into the second year of an honours degree following successful completion of the Higher Diploma. Potential job occupations: Manager Computer Operations, Consultant Customer Service, Assistant/Manager, Management Consultant, Store Manager, Training Instructor.

The Diploma qualification consists of eight units. Learners must complete all six mandatory units , plus two optional units. All units are mandatory to pass the Written Examination.


The Diploma Qualification consists of 8 units.

Compulsory Units

  • Marketing Policy,Planning and Communication
  • Financial Accounting
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Quantitative Methods for Business Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • The Business Environment

Optional Units (Choose two)

  • Economics for Business
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Business Law
  • Managing the Customer Relationship
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Development
Entry Requirements for Higher Diploma Courses

Applicants must have obtained one of the following: Certificate Two “A” Level passes plus four GCSE passes at Grade A, B or C, two of which must be English and Maths.

Overseas qualifications which may be accepted by the Registrar as being equivalent to the above. We welcome applications from candidates without formal qualifications who have been in appropriate employment for at least two years. A reference letter from employer(s) must accompany such applications

Important ABE Dates

IIn order to take ABE examinations, students must be registered members of the Association. Registration and examination deadlines are strictly enforced. Entries received after the deadline will incur late entry fees.

Registration and exam entry closing dates vary but are generally two months prior to the exam sitting.