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ASc in Administrative Professional Office Management

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Build the competencies to further a career in administrative management with the Associate of Science Degree in Administrative Professional Office Management (ASc APOM). The programme is designed to create a cadre of trained administrative professionals at the middle administrative level across the Caribbean. Students pursue a mix of courses designed to provide them with general knowledge and skills, a foundation in management principles and functional skills in administrative and office management which will enable them to enhance productivity and advance organizational goals.

Graduates who meet minimum GPA requirements will be eligible for entry to Level 2 of the relevant BSc programme at UWI.


Who is this programme for?

The ASc APOM programme is specifically designed for administrative professionals, office managers and persons interested in formalizing their skills in administrative management.


Programme Structure

The associate degree programmes are delivered using a mixed-mode format.  Courses are delivered using online and blended approaches. Students must have access to a computer and Internet access. Online orientation is conducted before the start of the programme.

Students complete a total of 60 credits normally equivalent to 20 courses. Students explore general education and core courses in a number of areas including:

  • Mathematics
  • Office Management
  • Business Law
  • Records Management
  • Corporate Secretarial Practices
  • Introductory Foreign Language


When will the programme start?

The programme starts in August  of the academic year.


Entry Requirements

Applicants should meet lower level matriculation requirements which include:

1.    Holders of five (5) CXC or GCE ‘O’ Level passes or equivalent, not necessarily obtained at the same sitting, as follows:
    (i)    English (A), and
    (ii)   Mathematics or a foreign language, or an approved science (not Health Science), or additional Mathematics or Geography
    (iii)  Three (3) other approved subjects not already counted above.

2.    Persons over the age of 21 on the basis of their overall academic and professional attainments.
3.    Holders of the approved certificates from the School of Continuing Studies, UWI with an acceptable pass in English Language


Academic Preparation

Prior to the start of the programme all new participants must take part in an orientation programme held in August of an academic year.  This orientation introduces learners to online study and prepares them for the demands of UWI Open Campus Associate Degree programme.

OOL1001 Orientation to Online Learning
IYMS1001 Improving Your Math Skills


Course of Study
Level 1 
Introductory Spanish
Principles of Management
Caribbean Civilisation
Introductory Statistics
Mathematics for Social Sciences I
English for Academic Purposes
Level 1 Electives 
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Microeconomics
Level 2 
Human Resource Management
Fundamentals of Organizational Behaviour
Industrial Relations Management
Corporate Secretarial Practices
Records Management
Business & Commercial Law
Office Management
Business Ethics
Principles of Management
Introduction to Macroeconomics
Cost and Management Accounting
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Level 2 Electives 
Foundations of Caribbean Environment
Project Cycle Management
Fundamentals of Management Informations Systems