1 The Institte Of Commercial Management Prospects Start Yor Career Here!
3 The fondation of every state is the edcation of it s yoth. Diogenes Laertis Welcome... Althogh we are an Examining and Awarding body, we are also a large employer, with hndreds of staff in the UK and overseas. The Institte has all the typical departments one wold expect to find in any edcational sector organisation - a Post Room, a large IT Department, an Acconts Office, a Print Department, Book Store and a large Data Processing Department, to name bt a few, and one of my many roles involves interviewing prospective employees. In the corse of every interview I look for specific information abot the candidate. What qalifications does this candidate possess? What are his or her skill sets? What is his or her employment history, what interpersonal skills does the candidate have and what is their level of general knowledge? Obviosly, I also evalate their personal presentation and their commnication skills. The information I need from candidates is going to be wanted by all employers for whom the starting point is always a review of the candidate s qalifications. The reality is that for all those seeking employment, it will be their qalifications which will dictate their employment opportnities, career progression, career prospects and eventally, their sitability for promotion. This Prospects otlines the wide variety of ICM Awards and qalifications available to its Stdent Members. It also otlines the niversity progression rotes available to all ICM Stdent Members, irrespective of their age or level of employment. Regardless of where yo go in the world today, it is almost certain that yo will find a former ICM Stdent Member holding down a sccessfl career. In the past forty years, over for million candidates have ndertaken stdies and examinations leading to the isse of an ICM Award and despite the vagaries of local and national economies, the reality is that ICM Stdent Members do well in the job market. We want yo to scceed and I hope that an ICM Award will play a major role in helping yo to achieve yor goals in life. My very best wishes to yo for a sccessfl and prosperos ftre. Dr Alistair Somerville-Ford - Chairman, ICM Contents Welcome & Contents 2-3 Stdy with ICM - General Information & Gidelines 4-15 Acconting & Finance 16 Bsiness Management 17 Bsiness Stdies 18 Commercial Management 19 Commercial Stdies 20 Corporate Governance 21 Financial Services 22 Health & Safety 23 Hospitality Management 24 Hman Resorce Development 25 International Bsiness Stdies 26 International Relations 27 International Trade 28 Jornalism 29 Jornalism & Media Stdies 30 Legal Stdies 31 Management 32 Management Stdies 33 Maritime Management 34 Marketing 35 Marketing Management 36 Marketing, Advertising & PR 37 Office Management 38 Professional Compting & Information Processing 39 Project Management 40 Pblic Sector Management 41 Prchasing & Spply Management 42 Retail Management 43 Sales Management & Marketing 44 Sports Management 45 Torism & Bsiness Stdies 46 Travel & Torism 47 3
4 Stdy With ICM 1 2 Established in the early 1970s, the Institte of Commercial Management provides academic and vocational qalifications which are recognised both in the UK and overseas. In its capacity as a corse developer and an examining and certifying Board, the Institte offers a wide range of professional and vocational awards in Bsiness, Management and related vocational areas. ICM programmes are designed to address the personal development and training needs of those wishing to enter the commercial sector and to spport the contined development and workplace fl exibility of those already in employment. ICM s global services inclde the design, development and certifi cation of bsiness edcation and training programmes for edcation providers; the development and certifi cation of tailored edcation and training programmes for the corporate sector, emerging indstries and the global workforce and the examination, assessment and certifi cation of stdents ndertaking bsiness, management and related vocational edcation programmes. An acknowledged specialist in the design and development of progressive, practical and mlti-fnctional programmes of stdy, the Institte works with a range of pblic and private sector clients inclding niversities, bsiness schools, colleges, training providers, International Development Agencies, government agencies and local athorities. ICM provides examinations in more than 200 sbject areas ranging from acconting and fi nance to torism and hospitality and from marketing and advertising to project management and examines and certifi es candidates to an internationally consistent standard. The Institte is reglated by Ofqal as an Awarding body athorised to offer qalifi cations at all levels on the UK National Qalifi cations Framework. Ofqal reglates general and vocational qalifi cations in England and vocational qalifi cations in Northern Ireland. The prpose of these Gidelines featred in the next few pages of this prospects, is to provide yo with general information abot stdying with the Institte of Commercial Management (ICM). The information shold be read in conjnction with other Gidelines available on the ICM website. There is general information abot ICM and its programmes and details abot ICM Certifi cate (NQF* Level 4 Diploma), Diploma (NQF Level 5 Diploma), Advanced Diploma (NQF Level 6 Diploma), Gradate Diploma (NQF Level 6 Diploma) and Post Gradate Diploma Awards (NQF Level 7 Diploma). Please note that not all Levels are available for all programmes. The material in this brochre is as accrate as possible at the time of prodction. Please forward any comments or sggestions relating to the contents to *NQF: the UK National Qalifi cations Framework 4
5 Stdy With ICM 3 ICM Articlation Agreements with Universities The Institte has formal partnership arrangements with a wide range of niversities in the UK and overseas. A fll list of progression rotes from ICM qalifi cations into Undergradate and Post Gradate corses at UK Universities is available from the ICM website. Established articlation arrangements provide direct access to the second and fi nal years of a wide range of BA/BSc degrees for ICM Diploma qalifi cations (Level 5 Diploma) and Advanced Diploma qalifi cations (Level 6 Diploma). Access to Masters programmes also exist for those with ICM Gradate Diplomas (Level 6) and ICM Post Gradate Diplomas (Level 7). In addition, ICM Certifi cate (Level 4 Diploma) holders may be eligible for entry to Year 1 of appropriate degrees. Sbject to stats and grades obtained, stdents holding ICM Diploma qalifi cations at levels 4, 5, 6 and 7 are accepted onto Undergradate and Post Gradate degree programmes offered by instittions in continents across the globe. Or strategic partners have agreed that stdents can enter their degree programmes with Advanced Standing, provided they possess the right Grade profi le and are able to meet other admissions criteria, sch as langage competence. The stated grade and points reqirements may be sbject to local variation. Entry to the First Year Application for entry to the fi rst year of a relevant degree programme will be considered for those stdents who hold a relevant ICM Certifi cate Level Award. Entry to the Second Year Application for entry to the second year of an Honors degree programme will be considered for stdents who have passed a relevant ICM Diploma (Level 5) programme and have met the following reqirements: obtained at least 24 Points from 8 sbjects leading to the qalifi cation obtained at least a Grade C in all sbjects in the Diploma Entry to the Final Year Stdents who have passed a relevant ICM Advanced Diploma (Level 6 Diploma) programme will be considered for fi nal year entry if they have achieved the following: obtained at least 32 Points from 12 sbjects leading to the Advanced Diploma obtained at least a Grade C in all sbjects in the Advanced Diploma Entry to the Post Gradate Year Stdents who have passed a relevant ICM Gradate Diploma (Level 6 Diploma) programme will be considered for entry to Masters programmes if they have achieved the following: obtained at least 12 Points from the fi nal 4 sbjects leading to the qalifi cation obtained at least a Grade C in all sbjects in the Gradate Diploma 5
6 Stdy With ICM Converting ICM sbject grades into points The following rles apply in relation to converting ICM sbject grades into points: an A grade is awarded 6 points a B grade is awarded 4 points a C grade is awarded 2 points a D grade is awarded 0 points Progression Rotes Stdents wishing to progress to degree and Post Gradate programmes shold review the range of corses available at or partner Universities. Information on appropriate niversity corses can be obtained from or website. The Institte s qaliﬁcations are also recognised by leading professional examining bodies for either sbject exemption or registration prposes. Details of this can be obtained from the appropriate examination bodies. 4 6 Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy Tition in preparation for the Institte s examinations takes place on a nmber of levels, inclding lectres, seminars, class discssion and problem review and analysis. Formal lectres provide a fondation of information, which stdents bild on throgh directed learning and self-managed stdy otside the classroom. Stdents are actively encoraged to form stdy grops to discss corse material, fostering a greater depth of learning experience. 4.1 Assessment Assessment for the majority of programmes is based on ﬁnal examinations. The Institte has a traditional approach to assessment. Formative assessment is provided by ICM Teaching Centres as and when appropriate and may inclde; essays, in-class tests, role play exercises, presentations and projects. However, in terms of gaining a professional qaliﬁcation, and in order to maintain standards, ICM believes that stdents shold be formally assessed on the body of knowledge covered dring the corse and be examined as individals on the reqired learning otcomes. 4.2 Stdent Workload In accordance with nationally accepted codes of practice in the UK, each 20 credit nit represents a total of approximately 200 hors of learning. Typically, each ICM award at Undergradate level comprises for nits of 20 credits each. Stdents mst complete for nits at each level leading to the awards of Certiﬁcate (Level 4 Diploma), Diploma (Level 5 Diploma), Advanced Diploma (Level 6 Diploma) and Gradate Diploma (Level 6 Diploma). Ths, for example, in order to gain an ICM Advanced Diploma, a stdent mst have completed the Certiﬁcate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma stages. The Post Gradate Diploma (Level 7 Diploma) consists of 120 credits divided into six nits. +44 (0)
7 Stdy With ICM The learning hors for each nit are sbdivided into appropriate categories of learning opportnities, sch as lectres, seminars, preparation time, directed stdy, time spent on assessment items and exam preparation. Approximately one qarter of this time is sally devoted to formal contact time. A frther one qarter of this time is related to directed learning. The balance of workload is comprised of individal, self-managed stdent learning and revision. Note that for a nit delivered in standard mode, the ICM examinations calendar accommodates a teaching year of approximately 2 x 20 teaching weeks, and for weeks of revision/end of year assessment. Frthermore, each nit is assigned to a particlar Level, with each Level corresponding to the grop of sbjects contained within the programmes leading to the award of a Certifi cate (Level 4 Diploma), Diploma (Level 5 Diploma), Advanced Diploma (Level 6 Diploma), Gradate Diploma (Level 6 Diploma) or Post Gradate Diploma (Level 7 Diploma). 5 ICM Qalifications and Progression Understanding yor qalifi cation is important and the following gidelines otline how ICM qalifi cations fi t within the UK National Qalifi cations Framework and spport vocational learning. ICM has benchmarked its qalifi cations against the UK National Qalifi cations Framework (NQF). For more information abot the NQF, visit In recognition of the NQF levels and with reference to appropriate National Occpational Standards, the Institte has prodced the following Level descriptors, which shold be read in conjnction with the table provided in section ICM Certificates (eqivalent to NQF Level 4 Diplomas) ICM Certifi cates are awarded to those who have passed Part 1 (the fi rst for or fi ve sbjects, depending on the corse) of an ICM Diploma programme. See Page 5 for ICM Diploma Entry Reqirements. ICM Certifi cates represent a level of qalifi cation that recognises the ability to gain, and where relevant apply, a range of knowledge, skills and nderstanding. ICM Certifi cate holders shold be able to display competence in the application of knowledge in the performance of a range of work activities, some of which may be rotine and predictable with some being complex or non-rotine. Learning at this level involves gaining knowledge and skills appropriate for individals working semi-independently, or receiving basic spervision and training from others in their fi eld of work. Stdents shold begin to develop a degree of individal responsibility or atonomy in their stdy as well as the ability to collaborate with others, for example throgh participation in work grops or teams. 7
8 Stdy With ICM Sccessfl completion of the ICM Certifi cate enables entry to the fi rst year of appropriate degree programmes at a range of niversities. For a complete list of progression rotes please refer to the website. 5.2 ICM Diplomas (eqivalent to NQF Level 5 Diplomas) Entry to an ICM Diploma programme reqires completion of secondary edcation or an eqivalent and recognised programme of stdy. ICM Diplomas represent a level of qalifi cation which recognises the ability to gain, and where relevant apply a range of knowledge, skills and nderstanding. ICM Diploma holders shold be able to display competence in the application of knowledge in a broad range of varied work activities performed in a wide variety of contexts, most of which are complex and non-rotine. Learning at this level involves obtaining detailed knowledge and skills appropriate for people working independently, or providing basic spervision and training of others in their fi eld of work and people wishing to go to niversity. Progression is available from the ICM Diploma to the second year of relevant degree programmes at a range of Universities. For a complete list of progression rotes please refer to the website. 5.3 ICM Advanced Diplomas (eqivalent to NQF Level 6 Diplomas) Entry to an ICM Advanced Diploma programme reqires completion of the ICM Diploma in the selected programme. Stdents holding other relevant and eqivalent qalifi cations which contain ICM Diploma sbjects cold qalify for entry as well as sbject and Level exemptions. ICM Advanced Diplomas represent a level of qalifi cation which involves specialist learning and detailed analysis of a high level of information, knowledge and skills in a specifi ed area of work or stdy. Stdents ndertaking an ICM Advanced Diploma shold demonstrate the depth of knowledge and nderstanding of an area of work or stdy to enable them to formlate soltions and responses to complex problems and sitations. ICM Advanced Diplomas are appropriate for people working in positions sch as Senior Spervisors, Professionals or Managers. These individals need to demonstrate signifi cant levels of knowledge, a high level of work expertise in job roles and competence in managing and training others. Learning at this level is appropriate for people working in technical and professional jobs, and/or managing and developing others. The ICM Advanced Diploma is eqivalent to NQF Level 6 and in terms of level and credit vale these qalifi cations are comparable to UK Intermediate Higher Edcation qalifi cations sch as HNDs, Diplomas of Higher Edcation and Fondation Degrees. Progression is available from ICM Advanced Diplomas to the fi nal year of relevant degree programmes at a range of niversities. For a complete list of progression rotes please refer to the website. 8
9 Stdy With ICM 5.4 ICM Gradate Diplomas (eqivalent to NQF Level 6 Diplomas) Entry to an ICM Gradate Diploma programme reqires prior completion of the ICM Diploma and Advanced Diploma in the selected programme. Advanced Standing and Exemptions: Stdents holding relevant degrees and eqivalent qalifi cations which contain ICM Certifi cate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma sbjects cold qalify for entry as well as sbject and Level exemptions. Stdents at this level stdy highly developed and complex levels of knowledge enabling the development of in-depth and original responses to complicated and npredictable problems and sitations. Learning at the Gradate Diploma Level involves the demonstration of high level specialist professional knowledge appropriate for senior professionals and managers. Indicative competencies involve the application of a range of fndamental principles across a wide and often npredictable variety of contexts as well as the ability to perform technical or professional work activities in a variety of contexts with a sbstantial degree of personal responsibility and atonomy. A qalifi cation at this level is appropriate for people working as knowledge-based professionals or in professional management positions. This qalifi cation is eqivalent to a Bachelors degree, and progression is available from the ICM Gradate Diploma to Post Gradate programmes sch as Masters degrees. For a complete list of progression rotes please refer to the website. 5.5 ICM Post Gradate Diplomas (eqivalent to NQF Level 7 Diplomas) Entry to an ICM Post Gradate Diploma programme reqires completion of an ICM Gradate Diploma, another Level 6 Award or a degree level qalifi cation in an appropriate discipline. Refer to Section 6 for Advanced Standing arrangements for matre candidates. Stdents at this level of stdy shold display a mastery of high level knowledge and skills and have professional and research-based skills. This qalifi cation is eqivalent to two thirds of a Masters degree (MBA or MA) and Advanced Standing can be given onto a range of Masters degrees. For a complete list of progression rotes please refer to the website. 5.6 Relative Positioning of ICM Qalifications The following table gives an indication of the relative positioning of ICM Awards, compared with other types of qalifi cations and Levels. Reference is made to Levels in the UK National Qalifi cations Framework and example qalifi cations at each Level. In addition, the fi nal colmn in the table (FHEQ) shows the eqivalent qalifi cations commonly being developed and delivered in the University sector. For example, these indicate that the ICM Advanced Diploma eqates to an intermediate Level 9
10 Stdy With ICM award (in terms of credit accmlation this ICM qalifi cation eqates to a Higher National Diploma). Frthermore, the ICM Gradate Diploma eqates to a Bachelors degree Level qalifi cation and the ICM Post Gradate Diploma eqates to a Masters degree Level qalifi cation Relative Positioning of ICM Qalifications National Qalifications Framework (Levels and example vocational qalifications) Level 8 Specialist awards Level 7 Professional Diploma in Translation Level 6 Diploma in Management Level 5 BTEC Higher National Diploma in 3D Design Level 4 Certifi cate in Early Years Practice Level 3 Certifi cate in Small Animal Care NVQ in Aeronatical Engineering A levels Level 2 Diploma for Beaty Specialists NVQ in Agricltral Crop Prodction GCSEs Grades A*-C Level 1 Certifi cate in Motor Vehicle Stdies NVQ in Bakery GCSEs Grades D-G Entry eg. Entry Level Certifi cate in Adlt Literacy Framework for ICM Levels ICM professional programmes nder review ICM Post Gradate Diploma (Level 7 Diploma) ICM Gradate Diploma (Level 6 Diploma) ICM Advanced Diploma (Level 6 Diploma) ICM Diploma (Level 5 Diploma) ICM Certificate (Level 4 Diploma) Framework for Higher Edcation Qalification Levels (FHEQ) D (Doctoral) Doctorates M (Masters) Masters degrees, Post Gradate certifi cates and diplomas H (Honors) Bachelors degrees (BSc/BA) I (Intermediate) Diplomas of higher edcation, fondation degrees, Higher National Diplomas C (Certificate) Certifi cates of higher edcation Stdent Registration & Corse/Level Entry Reqirements 6.1 Stdent Registration In order to ndertake any ICM examination candidates mst be Registered ICM Stdent Members. Stdent Membership can be obtained by completing the appropriate Stdent Registration Application form and retrning the form and the Stdent Registration fee to the Institte. Details of Stdent Registration fees can be fond on the ICM website. The Stdent Registration fee is valid for one year and can be renewed annally.
11 Stdy With ICM Important Note: All stdents wishing to register for any ICM Advanced Diploma programme or above, MUST complete and attach an Academic History form to their Stdent Registration form. Copies of all qalifications and Awards obtained by the stdent mst also accompany the Academic History form. The Academic History form is sed to ensre that stdents are qalifi ed to commence their stdies at the Level they have selected. 6.2 Stdent Registration Fees Stdent Registration fees for standard ICM Awards and programmes are based on the contry in which yo will ndertake yor examinations. The crrent fees levels are as follows: Grop 1: If yo are based in Erope, an EU Member State, North America, a Glf State, India, the Middle East, Astralasia, Singapore, Soth Africa, China, Hong Kong or Malaysia yor Registration fee will be GBP Grop 2: If yo are based in sb-saharan Africa, Central or Soth America, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Caribbean or North Africa yor Registration fee will be GBP Grop 3: A special fee rate exists for stdents in contries which have (a) emerged from confl ict (b) contries in which the general poplation is sbject to great poverty and (c) contries in which the UN acknowledge that the level of economic activity and national per capita income is nacceptably low. 6.3 Corse/Level Entry Reqirements ICM professional programmes are strctred in Levels. These Levels are designed to provide a strctred and progressive level of knowledge. All stdents are reqired to commence their stdies at the Diploma Level of all programmes nless they are able to claim sbject-for-sbject or Level exemptions. Sbject-for-sbject exemptions can be applied for if the stdent has (a) been examined, in the sbject, by another recognised Awarding body and (b) has passed the examination/s set by the alternative body. The Institte operates an Open Entry policy in respect of most of its Diploma Level vocational programmes, sbject to appropriate work experience, bt prospective stdents shold note that the following qalifi cations are recommended for those wishing to ndertake ICM Diploma Level programmes: Entry to an ICM Diploma Level Programme (NQF Level 5) Entry to an ICM Diploma programme reqires completion of secondary edcation or eqivalents. For example: One GCE A-level pls three GCSEs (or eqivalents) or 5 GCSEs A sitable BTEC National Award Any qalifi cation eqivalent to one or more of the above 11
12 Stdy With ICM 7 12 The minimm age for registration for the majority of programmes is 18. Applicants over the age of 20 who do not hold one of the recommended entry qalifi cations may also register for some Diploma Level programmes providing they have been in fll-time employment for a minimm of two years and can prodce a letter from their employer to confi rm this. Entry to an ICM Advanced Diploma Programme (NQF Level 6) Entry to an ICM Advanced Diploma programme reqires completion of the ICM Diploma Level of the selected programme. Entry to an ICM Gradate Diploma Programme (NQF Level 6) Entry to an ICM Gradate Diploma reqires completion of the ICM Diploma and Advanced Diploma in the selected programme. Entry to an ICM Post Gradate Diploma Programme (NQF Level 7) Registration for an ICM Post Gradate Diploma is accepted from those: who have completed any qalifying ICM Gradate Diploma who hold any Level 6 bsiness or management Award holders of bsiness and management degree level qalifi cations. Matre Candidates. Applications from those over the age of 25 who do not meet the standard Entry Reqirements will also be considered providing they: are over the age of 25 have been in employment for 5 years - a letter of spport is reqired from the applicant s employer; and hold a management or senior spervisory position. 7 Examinations and Reslts 7.1 Examinations Examinations and assessments are externally set and marked by the Institte. Examinations are held each year in March, Jne, September and December. Candidates mst be registered and paid-p Stdent Members of the Institte at the time they ndertake their examinations. Examination papers are secrely distribted to ICM Approved Centres and scripts are assessed and moderated in the UK by ICM Appointed Examiners. Fll details of Examination dates can be fond on the ICM website. 7.2 Examination Entry Fees and Forms Examination Entry fees are shown on the appropriate Examination Entry form for the sbject/programme yo are ndertaking. In general, the standard Examination fee is GBP per sbject. There are, however, some specialist programmes where a higher sbject fee may be payable. If yo have any qeries relating to fees please contact yor Teaching Centre. In order to ndertake any ICM Professional or Single Sbject examination yo mst be a Registered and paid-p ICM Stdent Member. To enter for an examination yo need to complete the relevant Examination Entry form and sbmit it to the Institte, together with the appropriate Examination Entry fee/s.
13 Stdy With ICM 7.3 Examination Timetable ICM examinations take place for times each year, in March, Jne, September and December. The Timetable for each year states the Closing Date for receipt of entries for each Examination Series. Please visit the website to view the ICM Examination Timetable. 7.4 Examination grades and remarking Yo can reqest that yor examination script is re-marked if yo are nhappy with yor reslt. The fee for this is GBP per script. The Institte operates a triple marking and moderation system. In the event that the moderator increases the original marks awarded, the fee for re-marking yor script will be refnded to yo. Shold the Grade awarded remain the same, yo will be issed with a fll Examiner s Report detailing yor examination performance. The Institte retains answer scripts for a maximm period of six months. Examination scripts/answer books are not retrned to candidates nder any circmstances. 7.5 Examination re-sits Althogh ICM Examinations are held every twelve weeks it shold be noted that it takes an average of twelve weeks to mark the scripts after each Examination Series. If yo sit, for example, for one or more sbjects in March yo will not receive yor reslts ntil Jne. This means that if yo were to fail a sbject in March, yo wold not be able to re-sit the sbject in Jne, as yo will have missed the Closing Date for the Jne Series. Or advice is that yo try to split yor sbject examinations between two consective Examination Series e.g. if yor programme has for sbjects yo cold take two sbjects in one Series and two in another Series. On this basis, were yo to fail one sbject in March yo wold be able to re-sit it in September, giving yo plenty of time for revision. 7.6 Examination Closing Dates There is a Closing Date for receipt of Examination Entries and candidates entering for examinations mst ensre that their completed Examination Entry forms and fees reach the Institte before the Closing Date for each Examination Series. Examination Timetables indicate the Closing Date for receipt of entries for each sitting and this information also appears on the ICM website. Entries received after the Closing Date are atomatically carried forward to the next Examination Series. 7.7 Examination Reslts Reslts are distribted within twelve weeks from receipt of scripts. Candidates are advised not to telephone the Institte for reslts as this information is confi dential and cannot be disclosed over the telephone. 7.8 Examination Grades Shold yo wish to re-sit any examination to improve yor previos Grade, please note that the latest Grade yo obtain will stand. 13
14 Stdy With ICM 7.9 Transcript of Academic Reslts Yo may reqest a transcript of yor Academic Reslts, however, please note there is a charge of GBP for each Award transcript reqested Replacement Certificates Replacement certifi cates are available on payment of a fee of GBP per certifi cate. Please inclde yor Stdent Registration Nmber together with yor crrent postal address and indicate which certifi cate is reqired Deferrals There is a fee of GBP per sbject shold yo wish to defer yor examinations to another Series for health or for any other reason. If yo are nable to ndertake yor examinations, it is essential yo advise ICM before the appropriate examination date, otherwise the fll entry fee of GBP will be applicable. Please note that yo may only defer examinations on one occasion. The fll entry fee of GBP per sbject will become de if yo defer on more than one occasion Sbject Exemptions for Professional Programmes Stdents holding relevant recognised qalifi cations from other professional bodies or recognised Higher Edcation instittions may apply for Sbject Exemptions, on a sbject-for-sbject basis. It may also be possible, sbject to qalifi cations held, to obtain exemption from a Level within a programme. Docmentary evidence is reqired before any decision can be made in connection with the granting of Sbject/Level Exemptions. No exemptions are given for case stdies or assignments. Internally awarded school certifi cates and diplomas are not accepted for exemption prposes Single Sbject Candidates Registered ICM stdents who do not want to complete a fll ICM programme may stdy individal sbjects. Single Sbject candidates receive a Single Sbject Diploma on sccessfl completion of the relevant sbject examination. Single Sbjects qalify, on a sbject-for-sbject basis, for sbject exemptions from ICM professional programmes. Note: 1. Case Stdies, Assignments and Projects inclding ALL sbjects in any Post Gradate programme, do not qalify for Single Sbject Awards. 2. A stdent who ndertakes, on a Single Sbject basis, sbjects within a Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Gradate Diploma or Post Gradate ICM programme will not be entitled to a professional Award nless they are exempted from or have completed all lower Levels of that Award. 3. In order to comply with UKBA reqirements, overseas stdents stdying in the UK (exclding those from EU contries) are not permitted to ndertake Single Sbjects and mst ndertake a professional programme. 14
15 Stdy With ICM Sbject advice, edcational gidance and stdent spport 8.1 Stdy Methods Teaching Centres are provided with a detailed Syllabs and Reading List for each sbject area. Each Unit Syllabs clearly defi nes the areas that yo will be reqired to cover for each sbject and yor examination qestions will be based on the areas and topics detailed for each Unit. It is important to ensre that yo obtain a copy of each Unit Syllabs from yor Teaching Centre. Alternatively, this information can be obtained online at Each Unit Syllabs is linked to one main textbook and the examiners base their qestions on the contents of the nominated core text. The Unit Syllabses also give details of Alternative Texts and texts recommended for frther reading. It is advised that yo shold refer to the Alternative Texts to broaden yor knowledge of the sbject area. 8.2 Payment Methods Registration and Examination fees can be paid by any one of the following: Sterling Bank Draft Sterling Money Order Sterling Postal Order Sterling Cheqe (if drawn on a UK Bank) Made payable to ICM Sterling Cash (this needs to be registered available in the UK ONLY) Credit Card - yo may download this form at: (Please be aware there is a 5.00 Sterling Administration Charge for this service and this form can only be accepted as a hard copy by post) Western Union - if yo wish to se Western Union yo may tilise one of the following payee s names: Jackie Cleaver Adair Somerville Ford Alistair Somerville Ford It is ESSENTIAL that yo provide s with the Money Transfer Control Nmber (MTCN) yo are given by Western Union. If payment is made for examinations, the Money Transfer Control Nmber MUST be clearly written on yor examination entry form. If yo propose to send yor fees throgh Western Union please confi rm by to that payment has been made by this method. Please note that it is not ICM policy to provide or Bank accont details, and yo are therefore reqested to se one of the above accepted payment methods. 8.3 Choosing yor corse of stdy As an ICM Stdent Member yo can work towards obtaining either a recognised Professional qalifi cation or stdy for one or more of the 200 Single Sbject Awards from the list of sbjects offered by the Institte. 8.4 ICM Approved Centres Tition leading to the Institte s examinations can only be provided by Instittions which have been granted ICM Approved Centre stats. 9 Past Papers The ICM website, provides a database of recent examination papers, assignments and Case Stdies. These can be fond in the Stdent Resorces section of the website. 15
16 Acconting & Finance Diploma Advanced Diploma Bookkeeping & Finance (Bookkeeping) Bsiness Management & Administration Economics for Bsiness Interpreting & Analysing Information (Nmeracy & Statistics) Acconting in Decision Making (Acconting II) Introdction to Bsiness Law (Bsiness Law) Compter Appreciation & Applications Cost & Management Acconting (Cost Acconting) Acconting & Financial Reporting (Acconting III) Aditing & Taxation Financial Management Management Theory & Practice To provide employees and prospective acconting and fi nance stdents with a body of knowledge which will: a) increase their employment opportnities b) prepare them for careers in the fi eld of accontancy c) provide them with a qalifi cation which will enable them to progress to spervisory positions at a later stage in their careers. 16
17 Bsiness Management Gradate Diploma Bsiness Management & Administration Interpreting & Analysing Information (Nmeracy & Statistics) Marketing Principles (Marketing) Acconting Techniqes (Acconting) Economics for Bsiness Introdction to Bsiness Law (Bsiness Law) Analysing & Improving Organisational Behavior (Organisational Behavior) Strategic Management in Theory & Practice (Strategic Management) Marketing Planning & Decision Making (Marketing Management) Theory & Practice of Hman Resorces Management (Hman Resorces Management) Cstomer Service for Managers & Spervisors (Cstomer Service) Corporate Policy & Strategic Decision Making (Corporate Policy) Financial Management Leadership Stdies The International Bsiness Environment Management Project To provide prospective bsiness and management stdents with a body of knowledge which will: a) increase their employment opportnities b) prepare them for spervisory and management careers in indstry and commerce c) provide them with a qalifi cation which will enable them to progress to higher level general management or specialised bsiness programmes at a later stage in their bsiness or academic careers. The ICM Gradate Diploma in Bsiness Management programme is also sitable for working spervisors and managers who reqire recognised bsiness qalifi cations for career advancement or promotion prposes. 17
18 Bsiness Stdies Diploma Advanced Diploma Bsiness Management & Administration International Bsiness Commnications Marketing Principles (Marketing) Interpreting & Analysing Information (Nmeracy & Statistics) Acconting Techniqes (Acconting) Introdction to Bsiness Law (Bsiness Law) Economics for Bsiness Analysing & Improving Organisational Behavior (Organisational Behavior) Cstomer Service for Managers & Spervisors (Cstomer Service) Theory & Practice of Hman Resorce Management (Hman Resorces Management) Marketing Planning & Decision Making (Marketing Management) Strategic Management in Theory & Practice (Strategic Management) To provide prospective bsiness and management stdents with a body of knowledge which will: a) increase their employment opportnities b) prepare them for evental spervisory and management careers in indstry and commerce c) provide them with a qalifi cation which will enable them to progress to higher level general management or specialised bsiness programmes at a later stage in their bsiness or academic careers. The programme is also sitable for working spervisors and managers who reqire recognised bsiness qalifi cations for career advancement or promotion prposes. 18
19 Commercial Management Certifi cate Diploma Advanced Diploma Gradate Diploma Bsiness Management & Administration International Bsiness Commnications Marketing Principles (Marketing) Interpreting & Analysing Information (Nmeracy & Statistics) Acconting Techniqes (Acconting) Introdction to Bsiness Law (Bsiness Law) Risk Management Contract Negotiations Cstomer Service for Managers & Spervisors (Cstomer Service) Project Management Marketing Planning & Decision Making (Marketing Management) Strategic Management in Theory & Practice (Strategic Management) Logistics & Spply Chain Management Financial Management Commercial Management Project The International Bsiness Environment To provide prospective Commercial Management stdents with a body of knowledge which will: a) increase their employment opportnities b) prepare them for spervisory and management careers in indstry and commerce c) provide them with a qalifi cation which will enable them to progress to higher level commercial management or specialised bsiness/ management programmes at a later stage in their bsiness or academic careers. The ICM Diploma in Commercial Management programme is also sitable for working spervisors and managers who reqire recognised management qalifi cations for career advancement or promotion prposes. 19
20 Commercial Stdies Certifi cate Bsiness Finance & Bookkeeping Bsiness Organisation People in Bsiness The Bsiness Environment The Strctre of Bsiness To provide bsiness stdents with the following: a) information abot the ways in which different bsinesses are fi nanced, inclding practical bookkeeping and acconting skills b) a clear nderstanding of the legal ways in which different bsinesses are formed and the manner in which they are strctred and organised c) an nderstanding of the importance of people in organisations, inclding the need for motivation, control and commnication d) an introdction to the principles of economic theory in relation to bsiness activity and an nderstanding of the environment in which all bsinesses operate e) knowledge abot the different bsiness departments and their activities and fnctions. 20