Our SCQF Level 8 programme is truly special because it’s a future focused qualification which emphasises Innovation, Entrepreneurship and the Application of Technology in the international business environment.

SCQF Level 8 qualification allows learners to study core subjects of Business Management along with their choice of a specialisation.


On completion of this programme learners will be able to progress to a top up with one of our partner UK universities either online or in the UK to get a UK awarded bachelor’s degree.


Learners who can evidence prior learning from similar business-related programmes at the same level and with similar credit size units may be admitted under the Recognition of Prior Learning Arrangements.


Core Modules:

  • Business Analytics for Decision Making
  • Business and Professional Ethics
  • Change Management
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Level 8 programme enables learners to specialise in one of the following eight pathways:

Accounting and Financial Management

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.

Pathway Modules
SCQF Credits
Financial Management
15
Financial Accounting and Reporting
15
Financial Modelling
15
Financial Technology
15

Marketing Management

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.

Pathway Modules
SCQF Credits
Global Marketing Strategy
15
Digital Marketing
15
Social Media Analytics
15
Brand Management
15

Human Resource Management

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.

Pathway Modules
SCQF Credits
Managing Organisational Behavior
15
International Human Resource Management
15
Contemporary Employment Relations
15
Leadership: Theory and Practice
15

International Business Management

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.

Pathway Modules
SCQF Credits
Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Commercialisation
15
Entering New International Markets
15
International Human Resource Management
15
Global Marketing Strategy
15

Tourism and Hospitality Management

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.

Pathway Modules
SCQF Credits
The Contemporary Tourism and Hospitality Industry
15
Operations Management in Tourism and Hospitality
15
Managing Customer Relations and the Customer Experience
15
Emerging Challenges in Tourism and Hospitality
15

Healthcare Management

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.

Pathway Modules
SCQF Credits
Human Resource Management in Healthcare
15
Process and Operations Management in Healthcare
15
Quality Control and Improvement Management in Healthcare
15
Service Users and Client Management
15

Project Management

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.

Pathway Modules
SCQF Credits
Principles of Project Management
15
Project Planning
15
Project Financing and Risk Management
15
Project Quality Management
15

General Business Management

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.

Pathway Modules *
SCQF Credits
Financial Management
15
Leadership: Theory and Practices
15
International Human Resource Management
15
Global Marketing Strategy
15
Principles of Project Management
15
Entering New International Markets
15
* Only 4 modules to be attempted

Progression Opportunities

Undergraduate Diploma in Business Management from ISDC will enable you to gain direct entry into the final year of a UK Bachelor’s Degree Programme.*

Upon successful graduation, the learner will be eligible to apply for a two-year Post Study Work Visa (as dictated under the current UK rules and regulations).

Note: Learners choosing to complete the UK awarded degree online will not qualify for a Post Study Work Visa.


Programmes Offered ISDC Qualification and Pathway required for Progression Requirements Online Y/N Face To Face Y/N Entry Year
BA (Hons) Business Management Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with International Business Management Pathway No Yes 3rd Year
BA (Hons) International Business Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with International Business Management Pathway No Yes 3rdYear
BA (Hons) Business Administration (Finance, Strategy, or Marketing) (top up) Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with International Business Management Pathway No Yes
BA (Hons) Marketing Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with Marketing Management Pathway No Yes 3rdYear
BA (Hons) Business & Marketing Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with Marketing Management Pathway No Yes 3rd Year
BA (Hons) Business Administration (Marketing) (top up) Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with Marketing Management Pathway No Yes
BA (Hons) Global Arts Management Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with Tourism & Hospitality Management Pathway No Yes 3rd Year
BA (Hons) Accounting and Business Management Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with Accounting & Finance Pathway No Yes 3rd Year
BSc (Hons) Accounting (Top up) Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with Accounting & Finance Pathway No Yes
BA (Hons) International Finance and Business (Top up) Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with Accounting & Finance Pathway No Yes
BA (Hons) Business Administration (Finance) (Top up) Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with Accounting & Finance Pathway No Yes
BA (Hons) Human Resource Management Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with Human Resource Pathway No Yes 3rd Year
BA (Hons) Business Administration (Strategy) (Top up) Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with Human Resource Pathway No Yes
Programmes Offered ISDC Qualification and Pathway required for Progression Requirements Online Y/N Face To Face Y/N Entry Year
BA(Hons) International Business Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with International Business Management pathway or General Business pathway No Yes 3rd Year
BA(Hons) International Supply Chain & Operations Management Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with General Business Management pathway or International Business pathway No Yes 3rd Year
BA(Hons) Business Management Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with General Business Management pathway or International Business pathway No Yes 3rd Year
BA(Hons) Risk Management Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with General Business Management pathway or International Business Pathway No Yes 3rd Year
BA(Hons) International Marketing Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with Marketing Management pathway No Yes 3rd Year
BA(Hons) International Tourism and Events Management Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with Tourism and Hospitality Management pathway No Yes 3rd Year
BA(Hons) Finance, Investment and Risk Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with Accounting and Finance Management pathway No Yes 3rd Year
BA(Hons) International Business with HRM Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with Human Resource Management pathway No Yes 3rd Year
Programmes Offered ISDC Qualification and Pathway required for Progression Requirements Online Y/N Face To Face Y/N Entry Year
BA(Hons) Business Management (top-up) Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with General Business Management pathway or International Business Management pathway No Yes
BA(Hons) International Business with Management (top-up) Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with General Business Management pathway or International Business Management pathway No Yes
BA(Hons) International Business with Marketing (top-up) Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with Marketing Management pathway or International Business Management pathway No Yes
BA(Hons) International Business with Finance (top-up) Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with Accounting and Financial Management pathway No Yes
BA(Hons) International Business with Accounting (top-up) Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with Accounting and Financial Management pathway No Yes
BSc(Hons) International Hospitality Business Management (top-up) Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with Tourism and Hospitality Management pathway No Yes
BSc(Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Business Management (top-up) Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with Tourism and Hospitality Management pathway No Yes
Programmes Offered ISDC Qualification and Pathway required for Progression Requirements Online Y/N Face To Face Y/N Entry Year
BA Business Management (General) Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with General Business Management pathway or Accounting and Finance or Human Resource Management or Marketing Management pathway or International Business Management Pathway or Project Management pathway No Yes 3rd Year
BA Business Management (Marketing) Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with General Business Management pathway or Human Resource Management or Marketing Management pathway or International Business Management Pathway or Project Management pathway No Yes 3rd Year
BA Business Management (Enterprise) Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with General Business Management pathway or Human Resource Management or Marketing Management pathway or International Business Management Pathway or Project Management Pathway No Yes 3rd Year
BA Business Management (Finance) Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with General Business Management pathway or Accounting & Finance Management or Human Resource Management or Marketing Management pathway or International Business Management Pathway or Project Management Pathway No Yes 3rd Year
Programmes Offered ISDC Qualification and Pathway required for Progression Requirements Online Y/N Face To Face Y/N Entry Year
BSc Business Management Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with General Business Management Pathway or Human Resource Management Pathway or Marketing Management Pathway International Business Pathway or Project Management Pathway No Yes 3rd Year
BSc Marketing Management Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with Marketing Management pathway No Yes 3rd Year
Programmes Offered ISDC Qualification and Pathway required for Progression Requirements Online Y/N Face To Face Y/N Entry Year
Bachelor of Business Business Intelligence & Information Systems Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with General Stream or Human Resource Management pathway or International Business Management pathway No Yes 3rd Trimester
Bachelor of Business Hospitality and Tourism Managemen Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with General Stream or Human Resource Management Pathway or International Business Management pathway No Yes 3rd Trimester
Bachelor of Business Human Resources Management Bachelor of Business Human Resources Management No Yes 3rd Trimester
Bachelor of Business International Business Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with General Stream or Human Resource Management Pathway or International Business Management pathway No Yes 3rd Trimester
Bachelor of Business Management Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with General Stream or Human Resource Management Pathway or International Business Management Pathway No Yes 3rd Trimester
Bachelor of Business Marketing for the Digital Age Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with General Stream or Human Resource Management Pathway or International Business Management pathway No Yes 3rd Trimester
Bachelor of Commerce Majoring in Accounting Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with General Stream or Human Resource Management Pathway or International Business Management pathway No Yes 3rd Trimester
Bachelor of Commerce Majoring in Accounting Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with General Stream or Human Resource Management Pathway or International Business Management Pathway No Yes 3rd Trimester
Bachelor of Commerce Majoring in Banking and Finance Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with General Stream or Human Resource Management Pathway or International Business Management pathway No Yes 3rd Trimester
Bachelor of Commerce Majoring in Economics Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with General Stream or Human Resource Management Pathway or International Business Management pathway No Yes 3rd Trimester
Bachelor of CommerceFinancial Management Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with General Stream or Human Resource Management Pathway or International Business Management pathway No Yes 3rd Trimester
Bachelor of Commerce International Trade Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with General Stream or Human Resource Management Pathway or International Business Management pathway No Yes 3rd Trimester
Bachelor of Tourism Hospitality and Events Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with General Stream or Human Resource Management Pathway or International Business Management pathway No Yes 3rd Trimester
Programmes Offered ISDC Qualification and Pathway required for Progression Requirements Online Y/N Face To Face Y/N Entry Year
Bachelor of Business (Any pathway) Completion of ISDC Level 7 with General Business Management pathway No Yes 2nd Year
Bachelor of Business Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with Accounting and Finance pathway or Marketing Management pathway or Tourism and Hospitality Management pathway No Yes 3rd Year
Bachelor of Business (Bbus) Accounting Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 Accounting and Finance Management pathway No Yes 3rd Year
Bachelor of Business (Bbus) Marketing Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 Marketing Management pathway No Yes 3rd Year
Bachelor of Business (Bbus) Tourism and Hospitality Management Completion of ISDC Level 7 & Level 8 with Tourism and Hospitality Management pathway No Yes 3rd Year

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