The Only Specialized Diploma in Kandy by ICBS
For the first time in Kandy, the Imperial College of Business Studies is offering an International Specialized Diploma in Business Management from the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA Level 8). Being the first diploma of its kind that offers the opportunity to specialize in a core subject, this opportunity is open to any student who has completed their G.C.E. Ordinary Levels (O/Ls) The SQA Level 8 Qualification is a locally and internationally recognized qualification that is equivalent to a Higher National Diploma (HND). It is equivalent to the first year at university and has been designed to provide a highly relevant program of study that provides you with the opportunity to transfer into a degree programme, bypassing its first year of study. It is widely recognized by employers and higher education institutes across the world and moulds potential employees that are equipped with a modern skillset that meets the needs of employers in a multitude of countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and Europe.
The first Sri Lankan Diploma that you can specialize in!
If you are searching for a business-related HND in Kandy, the SQA Level 8 programme is the best option for you to consider; given its unique structure that allows you to major in a core subject, similar to a degree programme.
The diploma is 14 months, broken down into two semesters which are 7 months each. Once you finish the first 7 months you will receive your Foundation Certificate in International Business. Afterwards, you can select your area of specialization from the following core areas of study:
Human Resource Management
With SQA Specialized Diplomas, you will get the opportunity to specialize in one of four key business areas!
Be assured when we say that through our International Specialized Diploma in Business Management, you will receive an HND equivalent that far surpasses the qualifications provided by any other HND in Kandy.
Project management is a systematic approach to initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria at the end of the project.
The project manager's role is one of many responsibilities within an organization with responsibility for its overall success or failure.
Project management is a critical skill for anyone who works in business. It's about ensuring that everyone works towards the same goal and that the project runs smoothly. You need to know how to keep yourself organized and get your work done, but you also need the ability to communicate with your peers, subordinates and superiors so they can help you out when necessary.
Marketing is the process of planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion and distribution of ideas, goods and services to create exchanges that will satisfy individual and organizational goals.
Marketing can be defined as the management of relationships with customers at all stages of a product or service's life cycle—from initial research through customer satisfaction. It involves four steps: deciding what to sell (or how to do it), identifying who buys it; developing promotional strategies; creating sales promotions; persuading consumers to buy your product/service. Marketing is an area of high demand in the current world. Through this major, you can set a firm foundation to branch out to high-demand areas such as digital marketing, growth hacking and analytical marketing.
3.Human Resource Management (HRM) The Human Resource Management (HRM) program is the study of the process of managing the workforce of an organization. HRM is concerned with all aspects of human resources, including recruitment, selection and placement; training; compensation; performance management and development, employee relations and more. If you are an individual with people skills and aspires to be one, this will be the correct career path for you.
4.International Business International business is the study of international trade and business management, including the export and import of goods and services, production, distribution, and consumption in a global economy. It teaches you how to manage supply chains across borders by understanding key factors such as currency exchange rates. It also teaches you how to deal with legal issues and risks that may arise in cross-border transactions.
Through this major, you can also gain a comprehensive understanding of the different aspects of an international company: marketing; human resources (HR); finance; legal issues faced by companies operating internationally; taxes & customs regulations affecting businesses operating abroad, international marketing, international financial management and international business strategies.
Topping every HND in Kandy, our programme is extremely unique!
Compared to a Higher National Diploma (HND), The SQA Level 8 is equivalent to completing the first year at university.
Seven months into the course, you can understand what your strengths and weaknesses are when it comes to the various aspects of business studies. Even if you do not have an idea of where you want to go, after our foundational seven-month period, you will be equipped with the necessary skills and awareness to recognize your areas of strength; which will help you select the most suitable career path moving forward.
As an ICBS student, you will have access to the world-class facilities and resources that our school offers. You will be able to learn new skills in a fun and friendly environment. Our students will benefit from an intensive coursework program that includes lectures, tutorials and practical courses. This will provide them with the knowledge required to succeed in the workplace.
Upon completion of your diploma, you can either enter a 2nd-year degree in Sri Lanka, transfer to the 2nd year foreign university or top up your qualification with an additional qualification from another country based on your choice as long as it meets our requirements for equivalence with comparable qualifications accredited overseas.
It has been designed to provide a highly relevant program of study that meets the needs of employers. It is widely recognized by employers and higher education institutes across the world.