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Higher Education/APEC Advanced Diploma In Business Administration

1. Introduction

Here we are with the collaboration of FTMS and APEC for Advanced Diploma. FTMS APEC is planning to be successfully applied to learning and engaging students in practical, interpersonal, and thinking skills. APEC's is for the students who take their first steps into employment, or for those already in employment and seeking career development opportunities. APEC's provide progression into the workplace either directly or via study at university and are also designed to meet employer’s needs.                                                                                                          

1.2       Why choose FTMS APEC Advanced Diploma?

FTMS APEC Advanced Diploma qualifications in Business are designed to reflect this increasing need for high quality professional and technical education pathways at UK’s RQF Levels 4 and 5, thereby providing students with a clear scenario of employment and progression to a degree at Level 6.

2.1       Purpose & Objectives of the FTMS APEC Advanced Diploma in Business Administration

The purpose of the FTMS APEC Advanced Diploma in Business Administration is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the various business sector

  • To equip students with business skills, knowledge, and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global business environment.
  • To provide education and training for a range of careers in business, including management, administration, human resources, marketing, entrepreneurship, accounting, and finance.
  • To equip students with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organizations, cross-cultural issues, diversity, and values.
  • To provide opportunities for students to enter or progress in employment in business, or progress to higher education qualifications such as a bachelor’s degree in business or a related area.

The APEC Advanced Diploma qualifications in Business Administration are aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. The APEC Advanced Diploma provides a wide-ranging study of the business sector and is designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their careers in business.


3.1       Entry requirements and admissions

For students who have newly been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

General Entry Requirements ( Hong Kong markets ) – For student who would like to apply our APEC Advanced Diploma programme , one should provide one’s profile including one of the followings

 i. A UK level 3 or equv. Qualification ; or HKQF Level 2 Qualification or

 ii. HKDSE/HKCEE Exam. ( at least 6-points in the best 5 subjects with Level 2 or above in English and Chinese language ) or

 iii. Mature students age above 24 with 5 years of working experience with a recommendation letter from work place or

 iv. APEC accredited or approved Foundation Courses or Entry Exam

b. English Requirements ( Hong Kong markets ) – In order to facilitate students being successful on APEC Advance Diploma Programme which are taught and assessed in English , it is critical that they have achieved our basic required levels of English Testing skills :

 i. IELTS 5.5 or above or equv. in TOEFL ; PTE ; SAT ; or

 ii. HKCEE English Language at Grade E ; or HKDSE English Language at Level 2 or

 iii. APEC Entry Exam or

 iv. APEC Accredited or Approved Foundation Classes




4.1       Units, credits and Total Qualification Time (TQT)

The FTMS APEC Advanced Diploma is a Two-years programmed qualification made up of 144 credits.

Total Qualification Time (TQT) Level 4 Diploma = 704 hours

Total Qualification Time (TQT) Level 5 Diploma = 704 hours

Mainly Guided Learning Hours (GLH) is defined as the time of tutor for specific guidance regarding the learning program and aim to be studied on a programme.

Total Guided Learning (GL) Level 4 Diploma = 176 hours

Total Guided Learning (GL) Level 5 Diploma = 176 hours



4.2 Programme structures



Programme Units of Achievements

Level 4 Diploma





Business Environment



People in Organisation



Introduction to Accounting 



Introduction to Business Microeconomics Environment



Introduction to Financial Management



Introduction to Operation Management



Introduction to Marketing



Introduction to Business Macroeconomics Environment




Level 5 Diploma





Business Law



Principles of Management



Human Resources Management



Fundamentals of Corporate Finance



Business Ethics



International Marketing



Essentials of Contemporary Management



Organisational Behaviour and Management










3     Pathway Job Roles

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Accounting Technician
  • Financial Advisor/ Financial Planner
  • Business Management Officer
  • Business Development Officer
  • Business Advisor
  • Office Administration Officer
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Training and Development Officer
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Marketing Channel Officer
  • Sales and Promotion Officer
  • Executive Officer
  • Communications Planner
  • Digital Marketing Executive
  • Operations Management Logistics and Distribution Officer


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1 Online Learning Platform 2 Years 5500 Dates

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