Course Details

BACCALAUREATE IN PROJECT ADMINISTRATION (BPA)

Cambridge International College provides a structured, two ‘Study Year’ Programme designed to develop project management and business administration skills which are essential in those with ambitions to make successful careers in the fast moving, competitive business world. CIC’s BPA Programme is composed of Core Subjects which are essential in planning, controlling and providing leadership for the operations and activities of modern enterprises, and provides wide-ranging knowledge which will accelerate career development in business and project management environments.


Details:

STUDY METHOD AND DURATION

*Registration onto the Project Administration Programme as a CIC BPA Member can take place on any day or date of the year; there are no fi xed start dates, term-times or semesters.  

*CIC’s unique BPA Programme is structured to take account of each applicant’s present level of existing¬ qualifi cations and work experience. Therefore, although many people will need to proceed through both ‘Study Year One’ and ‘Study Year Two’, persons who are considered by CIC to be suitably qualifi ed or experienced, might be granted Study Exemption from one or more (up to a maximum of four) of the Core Subjects taught in a ‘Study Year’.

* The description ‘Study Year’ is used as a guide only. The fl exible distance-learning study method  of CIC’s BPA Programme allows each individual to proceed and progress at his or her OWN pace. Some people might complete a ‘Study Year’ in less than a 12-month (one year) period; others might need to take longer. The average time taken to complete CIC’s BPA Programme is 18 - 24 months.

*  All Examinations will be arranged in a Member’s own area - there is no requirement to come to CIC premises in Jersey, Britain, to sit the Examinations. Arrangements for the Examinations required to be sat by a CIC BPA Member are made only after registration onto the CIC BPA Programme, when the relevant stage has been reached and satisfactory progress has been made in studies. Examination arrangements cannot be made before registration onto the Programme.

 

 ‘STUDY YEAR ONE’ OF THE BPA PROGRAMME

The CORE subjects which will be studied are:

1. Business Theory & Commercial Practice

 2. Management & Administration of People in a Business Environment

 3. Business English & Communication

4. Advanced Management & Administration Theory & Practice

‘STUDY YEAR TWO’ OF THE BPA PROGRAMME

The CORE subjects which will be studied are:

 5. Project Management

 6. Purchasing & Supply Management

7. Business Finance & Accounting

 8. Project Leadership

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

 For Registration onto a CIC BA Programme an applicant must be at least 20 years of age and have either (or both) of the following ‘entry qualifications’:

 

* Academic/Professional Qualifications

To be accepted onto a CIC BA Programme an applicant must hold at least Certifi cate, Diploma or local equivalent examination passes, or other recognised Course or Program or Training/Study examination-based qualifi cations acceptable to and recognised by CIC.  

 

Work/Practical Experience/Seniority Qualifications

The CIC BA highly values work experience, and a minimum of two to three years work experience in a hospitality or management environment at an appropriate level of responsibility is expected of applicants applying for registration onto the Programme based upon their work experience alone.

 

An Eligibility Assessment is available before Registration if required;

*Each of the two ‘Study Years’ comprises four Core Subjects - a total of eight in the two ‘Study¬ Years’ - and each ‘Study Year’ requires an advised 300 to 480 study hours (if there are no Study Exemptions). On completion of each ‘Study Year’ an End of ‘Study Year’ Examination sat under approved Invigilation/Supervision in the Member’s own area must be successfully passed as part of the requirement for eligibility for the award of the appropriate CIC Baccalaureate - BA - award.

 

 ‘STUDY EXEMPTIONS’ AND EXAMINATIONS

 Each CIC BA Programme comprises eight (8) ‘Core Subjects’. Holders of relevant CIC Diplomas, CIC Honours/Advanced Diplomas or CIC Higher Awards, and holders of similar qualifi cations awarded by non-CIC bodies, might be granted a ‘Study Exemption’. A ‘Study Exemption’ might be granted on a Core Subject for Core Subject basis ONLY if:

(i)                the applicant has ALREADY studied the full syllabus of a CIC Core Subject to an acceptable level AND has passed an Examination on that syllabus set by or recognised by CIC; AND

(ii)              the recognised Examination (whether set by CIC itself or any other recognised body) must have been passed within three years prior to registration onto the CIC BA Programme. Examinations passed longer than three years before registration will NOT be accepted for CIC Core Subject ‘Study Exemption’ purposes.

 

 If a ‘Study Exemption’ is allowed from one or more Core Subjects then the normal Programme Fee may  be reduced. If a Core Subject ‘Study Exemption’ is allowed, the CIC Study & Training Material for that Core Subject is NOT supplied. However, the registered Member will be expected to revise thoroughly his/ her former studies of the syllabus of that Core Subject.

* Even if a ‘Study Exemption’ is granted from a Core Subject, the Member MUST STILL sit and pass the  CIC Examination set on that Core Subject. A ‘Study Exemption’ is NOT an exemption from sitting an Examination - the CIC Examination for EVERY Core Subject of a CIC BA Programme MUST be sat and passed regardless of whether any ‘Study Exemption’ has been granted.  

 

*The maximum number of ‘Study Exemptions’ allowed is four (4). CIC reserves the sole right to grant or  to refuse to grant any Core Subject ‘Study Exemption’ at its sole discretion.

* The College reserves the right to amend from time to time the title and/or contents of one or more of the  Core Subjects to be studied as part of a BA Programme.

* All Examinations will be arranged in a Member’s own area - there is no requirement to come to CIC  premises in Jersey, Britain, to sit the Examinations. Arrangements for the Examinations required to be sat by a CIC BA Member are made only after registration onto the CIC BA Programme, when the relevant stage has been reached and satisfactory progress has been made in studies. Examination arrangements cannot be made before registration onto the Programme.

 

Project/Thesis option: Members who are enrolled/enrolling on a BA Programme have the option to prepare and submit a Project or Thesis as part of their BA Programme - this is in addition to sitting the End of ‘Study Year’ Examinations. If a Member wishes to prepare a Project as part of the BA Programme, he/she must send an additional GB£150 or US$300 or E225 to CIC; on receipt of that payment CIC will forward Project Instructions to the Member (Project Instructions CANNOT be provided before enrolment or payment of the Project Fee) and extend the Study Period by 6 months. Once completed, the Project Grade will shown on the fi nal BA Transcript. Preparing a Project is optional, and is not a requirement for graduating or being awarded the BA certification.

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