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Recognition and accreditation of prior learning for undergraduate degrees in business administration

You can apply for prior learning to be recognised and accredited for the following associated undergraduate degrees, this section sets out how it works for Stage 1 and 2 courses.

You can apply for prior learning to be recognised and accredited for up to four (120 credits) of the following Stage 1 courses (each worth 30 credits):

  • Foundations of quantitative methods for sustainable organisations [BA1510]
  • Interpreting management, market and consumption [BA1520]
  • Information systems and organisation studies [BA1530]
  • International business and accounting [BA1540]

And you can also:

Apply for prior learning to be recognised and accredited for up to four (120 credits) of the following Stage 2 courses (each worth 30 credits):

  • Employability and human resource management [BA2510]
  • Strategic management and accounting [BA2520]
  • Operations management and marketing strategy [BA2530]
  • Managing organisational change and performance [BA2540]
  • Marketing research and digital marketing [BA2550]
  • The global economy and multinational enterprise [BA2560]

If your prior learning is recognised, you will not need to study the corresponding course to complete your degree.

How it works / How to apply

Automatic recognition and accreditation of prior learning

If you have a qualification listed in the table below, and it has been awarded within the past five years, you may apply for your prior learning to be accredited automatically. There is no fee payable for this service.

Institution

Qualification

Automatic APL for up to 120 credits from:

Saint Martin's Institute of Higher Education, Malta

Diploma in Entrepreneurship

Foundations of Quantitative Methods for Sustainable Organisations [BA1510] (30 credits)
Interpreting Management, Market and Consumption [BA1520] (30 credits) Information systems and Organisation
Studies [BA1530] (30 credits)
International Business and Accounting
[BA1540] (30 credits)

Saint Martin's Institute of Higher Education, MaltaDiploma in MarketingFoundations of Quantitative Methods for Sustainable Organisations [BA1510] (30 credits)
Interpreting Management, Market and Consumption [BA1520] (30 credits)
Information systems and Organisation
Studies [BA1530] (30 credits)
International Business and Accounting [BA1540] (30 credits)

Discretionary APL

If you have successfully completed other qualifications that, in your view, reflect similar learning outcomes to any of the listed Stage 1 and/or Stage 2 courses, you can apply for this to be recognised and accredited as prior learning.

In each case, we assess how the course you have studied compares to the course for which you have applied for accreditation. You pay a non-refundable fee per course when you apply.

How to apply

You apply for recognition of prior learning by completing the relevant sections of the online application form.

Please note all discretionary requests must be submitted by 01 October in the year that you apply. Once submitted, we must receive all required evidence to support your application by 15 October in the year that you apply.

More information

Read more about how to apply for recognition and accreditation of prior learning and what happens next.