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SQA Advanced Diploma in Business with Marketing

With a syllabus strategically designed after a comprehensive assessment of practical business requirements today, SQA Advanced Diploma in Business with Marketing equips you with the practical skills and theoretical business knowledge that today’s employers expect from you. Also, it allows you advanced entry to the universities internationally. In other words, after the successful completion of the course (including the exams, presentations, and viva, etc.), you’ll have the opportunity to join a top-up degree in business management, marketing, etc.

Current Insights into the World of Business

The SQA Advanced Diploma in Business with Marketing (SCQF level 8) offers current insights into the main spheres of international business, management and administration, while enabling you to specialise in marketing. It includes marketing planning, marketing research, managing the dynamic nature of the marketing environment, and implementing marketing plans.

For the First Time in Sri Lanka and Exclusively from PACE Institute

For the first time in Sri Lanka, PACE Institute, an SQA Approved Centre, offers SQA Advanced Diploma in Business with Marketing, quite an exclusive course (as no other SQA Approved Centre in the country is offering it). The course is scheduled for 18 months, the last six of which are meant for an internship at reputed private and public companies, and for the final project.

The Fastest and Economical Pathway to a Degree from an Internationally Recognised SQA Partner University

An SQA Advance Diploma is the fastest and economical gateway to a bachelors or masters degree in the relevant field from a world-renowned university. This so because upon successful completion of the diploma, you’re eligible to apply for and join a top-up degree programme, which always entails significant cost and time savings. Besides that, you will get to study at prestigious SQA partner universities in at SQA partner universities in the UK, the USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.

Why Secure this Qualification?

SQA Advanced Diploma in Business with Marketing has been developed by SQA in partnership with colleges, universities and industry, so employers recognise that the qualification holder possesses a certain set of skills and certain amount of knowledge.

The unit-based structure supports flexible delivery and at PACE, students will be able to access laboratory facilities and seek advice & guidance from lecturers after the regular lecturing hours.

This qualification arms learners with an up-to-date understanding of contemporary marketing issues and practices - highly valued expertise in a rapidly evolving and fast-paced business environment.

Target Audience

SQA Advanced Diploma in Business with Marketing is suitable for a wide range of candidates including:

  • School leavers
  • Adult returners to education
  • Individuals in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • People who wish to start their own business
  • Those who wish to pursue a career in marketing management or in general business/management

Advancement / Progression

As already revealed above, the SQA Advanced Diploma in Business with Marketing can provide advanced entry to a degree-level study or a masters degree programme at SQA partner universities in the UK, the USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.

Course Content

  • Business Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Business Communication
  • Creating a Culture of Customer Care
  • Economics
  • Micro and Macro Theory and Application
  • Applications Software in Business
  • Managing People and Organizations
  • Marketing Research Theory
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Practice
  • Spreadsheets in Business
  • Behavioral Skills for Business
  • Business Contractual Relationships
  • Business Culture and Strategy
  • The World Economy
  • Information and Communication Technology in Business
  • International Marketing
  • Marketing Research Applications
  • Domestic Market Planning
  • Preparing Financial Forecasts
  • Statistics for Business
  • Industry Oriented Training (incentive by PACE Institute)
  • SQA Advanced Project

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