SQA Advanced Diploma


The cutting-edge curriculum of the Advanced Diploma in Business is specially designed to enhance the practical skills and knowledge of candidates who wish to obtain a job oriented qualification and cater to the demands of the dynamic business world.

The Advanced Diploma in Business also provides a pathway for direct entry into the 3rd (Final) year of a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree offered by Northshore College and many other recognised Universities worldwide.

Entry Requirements
  • Age should be minimum of 16 years AND
  • A/L with 2 passes + Credit Pass for English in O/L or Any other English Language qualifications recognized by Northshore OR
  • O/L with 6 passes + Credit Pass for English or Any other English Language qualifications recognized by Northshore
    + Foundation Programme in Business Management offered by Northshore or Relevant Foundation/Diploma Programmes conducted by any other recognized institutions
Mode of Study & Duration
  • Full Time – 18 Months
  • Part Time – Weekends – 24 Months


Flexible Payment Plans (including monthly payments) and Special Scholarships are available

 Value Addition

Diploma in English Programme will be offered by the Northshore College free of charge to the Advanced Diploma candidates as a value addition


Job Opportunities available for Advanced Diploma Holders
  • Associate Software / QA Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Hardware Technician
  • Web Designer/Developer
  • Lecturer
  • Junior Systems Analyst
  • IT Executive
  • Business Analyst
SQA Advanced Diploma @ Northshore College of Business and Technology
  • Globally recognised qualification
  • Equivalent to 1st and 2nd years of a UK Honours Degree and certain degree programmes offered locally
  • Direct entry into 3rd year of a Computing degree especially from UK, Australia, Canada Universities
  • Assignment based assessments.
  • Well-equipped computer lab facilities and all other modern amenities
  • Real university learning environment
  • Job placement opportunities
Unit Code Module
Semester 1
1 HP71 47 Managing People and Organisations
2 HP6T 47 Economic Issues: An Introduction
3 HP6L 47 Information Technology: Applications Software 1
4 HP7K 47 Business Accounting
5 HP6N 47 Marketing: An Introduction
6 HP6Y 47 Business Law: An Introduction
Semester 2
7 HP74 47 Human Resource Management: Introduction
8 HP76 47 International Marketing: An Introduction
9 HP75 47 Communication: Business Communication
10 HP6X 47 Business Contractual Relationships
11 HP78 47 IT in Business: Spreadsheets
12 HR35 47 Manage Operational Resources
13 HP7C 47 Business: Graded Unit 1
Semester 3
14 HP70 48 Preparing Financial Forecasts
15 HP6P 48 Economics 1: Micro and Macro Theory and Application
16 HP6W 48 Behavioural Skills for Business
17  HP72 48 Economics 2: The World Economy
18  HP6V 48 Statistics for Business
19 HR0Y 47 Research Skills
Semester 4
20 HP0T 48 International Purchasing and Supply
21 HP6R 48 Business Culture and Strategy
22 HP7A 48 Information and Communication Technology in Business
23 HR63 48 Business: Graded Unit 2