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Diploma in Business Administration

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Enhance your management skills and hone your ability to run a small business with the Diploma in Business Administration (Dip. BSAD). This programme is designed to provide an academic foundation and specialised training for small business owners and persons interested in business and management who need to upgrade their academic qualifications for further tertiary level studies and formalize functional skills in management. Students build competencies in English Language and Mathematics and are introduced to management principles and integrated skills to enable them to improve organizational efficiency.


Who is this programme for?

This Diploma BSAD programme is designed for junior staff, office assistants and persons interested in formalizing their skills in management.


Programme Structure

The diploma programme is delivered using a mixed-mode format. Some courses are delivered using  online or blended ne 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 30 credits normally equivalent to 10 courses. Students explore general education and core courses in a number of areas including:

  • Business Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Management
  • Business Law
  • Small Business Management

When will the programme start?

The programme starts in August  of the academic year.


Entry Requirements

Applicants should meet one of the following matriculation requirements:

1. Persons over the age of 21 on the basis of their overall academic and professional attainments.
2. Holders of the approved certificates from the School of Continuing Studies, UWI with an acceptable pass in English Language
3. Holders of three (3) CSEC or GCE ‘O’ Level passes or equivalent, not necessarily obtained at the same sitting, as follows:
    (i) English (A), and
    (ii) Two (2) other approved subjects.


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 a UWI Open Campus Associate Degree programme.

OOL1001 Orientation to Online Learning  
IYSS1001 Improving Your Study Skills


Course of Study
Level 1 
Fundamentals of English
Introduction to Computers
Level 2 
Business Communication
Small Business Management
Fundamentals of Marketing
Business & Commercial Law
Principles of Management
Introduction to Microeconomics
Introduction to Financial Accounting