OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Business Management


The course provides all the necessary information about how to make an excellent career in all kind of business organizations. At the end, we expect the learner to be much more confidant person with detailed knowledge about business management and environment.

The learner will get detailed information on the contents; business communication and environment, Global business environment, business functions including people management, quantitative methods in business and more on. The course also enables the learner to understand the core principles about business management. The learner also acquires skills for business administration. The course also provides knowledge regarding the business strategies and business strategy formulation.

Business Management is a fast moving career substance with tremendous opportunities all over the world. Learners possess the wide variety of units offered on this course. The qualification is ideal for those who have started, or are planning to move into, a career in private or public sector business.

OTHM is an established and recognised Awarding Organisation (Certification Body) launched in 2003. OTHM has already made a mark in the UK and global online education scenario by creating and maintaining a user-friendly and skill based learning environment. OTHM has both local and international recognition which aids OTHM graduates to enhance their employability skills as well as allowing them to join degree and/or Master top-up programmes.

OTHM qualifications has assembled a reputation for maintaining significant skills in a wide range of job roles and industries which comprises Business Studies, Leadership, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Health and Social Care, Information Technology, Accounting and Finance, Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

  • Outstanding tutor support that gives you supportive guidance all through the course accomplishment through SBL Support Desk Portal.
  • Access to our cutting-edge learning management platform where you will be able to access vital learning resources and communicate with support desk team.
  • Quality learning materials such as structured lecture notes, study guides, practical applications which includes real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats, such as PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.
  • Formative assessment feedback will be provided by the tutors to improve the learners’ achievements.
  • Assessment materials are accessible through our online learning platform
  • Supervision for all modules
  • Multiplatform accessibility through online learning platform. This facilitates SBL in providing learners with course materials directly through smartphone, laptop, tablets or desktop offering students’ opportunity to study as per their convenience.
  • Live Classes (for Blended Learning Students only).

The delivering Centre will internally assess all units. All of the units are assessed by coursework and this may include the production of portfolios, presentations, practical projects, and staff observations. None of the units requires you to sit a formal examination.

Students will need to show that they meet each of the assessment criteria detailed within each unit, to the required standard for the level of the unit.

Diploma Certificates will be awarded following assessment of the candidate’s course works. A qualified tutor will examine the evidence and make a decision, which is verified by the external verifier and passed for certification. To be awarded the certificates, candidates must pass all the six units. Candidates need to achieve 40% mark in order to pass each unit. The achievement (pass) rates for this qualification are outstanding.

For entry onto the OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Business Management qualification, learners must possess:

  • Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 3 Award/Diploma or at the level of GCE/GCSE or equivalent qualification
  • Mature learners (over 21) with management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)
  • Learner must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course
  • English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language competency. For more information visit English Language Expectations page in this website.

Successful completion of Level 4 Diploma in Business Management enables the learners to pursue progressions including OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Business Management.

 As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to gain direct entry into Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programmes.

  • Industry-focused programmes which meet global standards.
  • Programs reviewed by highly qualified experts in the relevant sector.
  • Career enhancement through providing advanced knowledge and skills which meets the 21st-century employer needs.
  • Availability of globally approved centres for enrolling in the desired program.
  • Availability of flexible study options.

The OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Business Management consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 480 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Learners must request before enrolment to interchange unit(s) other than the preselected units shown in the SBL website because we need to make sure the availability of learning materials for the requested unit(s). SBL will reject an application if the learning materials for the requested interchange unit(s) are unavailable.

Learners are not allowed to make any request to interchange unit(s) once enrolment is complete.


Reference No : M/616/0694

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The unit enables learners to develop effective research plans, to evaluate different research methods, to use a high standard of academic writing, and to use independent learning techniques to support their self-development.

Reference No : M/616/2719

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

Unit II aims to develop learners understanding of the dimensions of the business environment, including various business types and purpose.

Reference No : H/616/2720

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

Unit III enhances learners business communication skills and enable them to make a career in the business industry. Learners will be able to make persuasive presentations, Negotiate convincingly, write reports that address and/or solve strategic problems and more on.

Reference No : T/616/0695

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The aim of this unit is to review the basic concepts in mathematics, algebraic equations, graph construction, matrix algebra and probability that need to be understood by all business learners. The learner is expected to analyse and apply these concepts to a variety of mathematical problems encountered in business contexts.

Reference No : K/616/2721

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

This unit enables the learner in understanding different businesses types and external influences on organisations such as the comparative environmental framework.

Reference No : M/616/2722

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The final unit helps to develop learners’ understanding of the current regulations governing financial reporting. The unit also gives an idea about purpose and formats of financial statements for different users.

Delivery Methods

School of Business London provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners, including online learning and blended learning. Thus, learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience. The program is self-paced and accomplished through our cutting-edge Learning Management System. Learners can interact with tutors by messaging through the SBL Support Desk Portal System to discuss the course materials, get guidance and assistance and request assessment feedbacks on assignments.

We at SBL offer outstanding support and infrastructure for both online and blended learning. We indeed pursue an innovative learning approach where traditional regular classroom-based learning is replaced by web-based learning and incredibly high support level. Learners enrolled at SBL are allocated a dedicated tutor, whether online or blended learning, who provide learners with comprehensive guidance and support from start to finish.

The significant difference between online learning with live classes and online learning methods at SBL is the Block Delivery of Online Live Classes. Learners enrolled at SBL on blended learning are offered a block delivery of online live classes, which can be booked in advance on their convenience at additional cost. These live classes are relevant to the learners' program of study and aim to enhance the student's comprehension of research, methodology and other essential study skills. We try to make these live sessions as communicating as possible by providing interactive activities and presentations.

Resources and Support

School of Business London is dedicated to offering excellent support on every step of your learning journey. School of Business London occupies a centralised tutor support desk portal. Our support team liaises with both tutors and learners to provide guidance, assessment feedback, and any other study support adequately and promptly. Once a learner raises a support request through the support desk portal (Be it for guidance, assessment feedback or any additional assistance), one of the support team members assign the relevant to request to an allocated tutor. As soon as the support receives a response from the allocated tutor, it will be made available to the learner in the portal. The support desk system is in place to assist the learners adequately and streamline all the support processes efficiently.

Quality learning materials made by industry experts is a significant competitive edge of the School of Business London. Quality learning materials comprised of structured lecture notes, study guides, practical applications which includes real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats, such as PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.

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