Advanced Diploma in Business with Marketing

About the Course:

The SQA Advanced Diploma in Business with Marketing is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in Marketing Management or a range of general business/management positions. This programme is designed to equip students with an understanding of marketing issues and practices within a changing business environment.

Year 1

• Accounting for Business: An Introduction
• Business Law: An Introduction
• Communication: Business Communication
• Creating a Culture of Customer Care
• Economic Issues: An Introduction
• Business Fundamentals with Emerging Technologies
• Managing People and Organisations
• Marketing Research Theory
• Marketing: An Introduction
• Marketing Practice: An Introduction
• IT in Business: Spreadsheets
• Business with Marketing: Grad Unit 1

Year 2

• Economics: Micro and Macro Theory and Application
• Business Contractual Relationships
• Managing Business Culture and Strategy
• Economics: The World Economy
• Project Management: Strategy, Decision Making and Risk
• International Marketing: An Introduction
• Marketing Research Applications
• Marketing Planning: Domestic Market
• Preparing Financial Forecasts
• Statistics for Business
• Business with Marketing: Graded Unit 2

Entry Requirements:

  • Students to hold a minimum of 55 % aggregate in CBSE Grade X/ Cambridge “O” level/equivalent (Preferred Subjects – Science and Maths/ Technical Subjects).
  • Successful completion of a relevant UAE equivalent National Certification of 6 or above.
  • Applicants who do not meet these criteria but have relevant experience or alternative qualifications will be considered.


Articulation arrangements exist between a number of Scottish, UK and international universities where SQA Advanced Certificates and Diplomas will be accepted as advanced entry to either the second or third year of a related degree programme. Depending on the specific degree programme, certain units may be required as part of the SQA Advanced Certificate/Diploma. A high proportion of our candidates have articulated to degree programmes and successfully completed them.

Career Opportunities:

  • Marketing Assistant.
  • Brand Assistant.
  • Social Media Co-ordinator.
  • Event Marketing Assistant.
  • Assistant Media Planner.
  • Product Marketing Assistant.
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