Baccalaureate on

Business Administration (BAC)

A professional Programme which increases knowledge and understanding, and evaluation and analysis ability, for business, managerial and administrative situations with a specific focus and specialisation in business.

This Baccalaureate in Business Administration Study Programme with specialisation on Business Administration is designed by professionals to develop the high-level skills and competencies vital in men and women seeking successful careers in business, commerce, finance, management and related areas, for all business, commercial, industrial, government and professional fields.  Such training is essential in today’s competitive business environment and a world of increasing international trade and globalisation. The Programme provides a thorough and wide range of knowledge of business, administrative and advanced management subjects, including leadership and strategic matters, as well as on the major subjects of business accounting, finance, investment, economics and commerce.


(1) Anybody enrolling for this Programme before 31st December 2024 will also be enrolled FREE for a Course on Strategy, Quality & Contemporary Business Concerns; the only requirement is that you provide your personal email address to the College on enrolment.

(2) If - for reasons such as “Covid-19” (Corona virus) outbreaks and lock-downs, or war, conflict or severe travel restrictions - you cannot sit an Exam, then enrolled Members may be allowed to attempt an Assignment (home-based course work) instead of sitting an Examination.

(3) If you would like to study Business English & Communication as an additional subject on this Programme, the total fee would then be: A single full fee on enrolment of GBP1495 or USD2990 or EUR2320 OR, 2 instalments each of GBP825 or USD1650 or EUR1230 OR, 9 monthly instalments each of GBP215 or USD425 or EUR320. Confirm your wish to add this course when you send your Enrolment Form and fee payment.

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  • Study & Career development

CORE Subjects studied in ‘STUDY YEAR ONE’ are:

1.  Business Theory & Commercial Practice   

2.  Commercial Practice & Law

3.  Management & Administration in Business    

4.  Advanced Management & Administration

CORE Subjects studied in ‘STUDY YEAR TWO’ of the Programme are: 

5.  Business Economics & Commerce            

6.  Sales & Marketing Administration

7.  Business Finance & Accounting     

8.  Advertising & Public Relations


Summary of Content/Syllabus of each Core Subject

1. Business Theory & Commercial Practice  

  1. Planning, Forecasting, Profit, Objectives, Policy, Enterprises, Business Units, Directors, Distribution 
  2. Capital, Financing of Business, Working Capital, Funds Forecast, Revenue, Expenditure, Overhead
  3. Starting/Taking Over a Business, Market Potential, Competition, Location, Knowledge, Goodwill
  4. Organisation, Delegation, Responsibility, Structure, Charts, Control,  Communication, Flows 
  5. Budgets, Budgeting, Budgets, Limiting Factors, Control, Review, Standards, Pricing Policy       
  6. Credit and Credit Control, Types and Uses of Credit, Dangers, Liquidity,  Types of Discounts
  7. Management of Personnel, Recruitment, Job Analysis, Selection, Appointment, Induction, Policy
  8. Stock Control, Costs, Levels, Records, Principles of Purchasing , Buyers, Suppliers, Orders, Receipts
  9. Sales, Salesmanship, Customers, Marketing Management, Responsibilities, Advertising, Promotion
  10. Production Management, Market, Technology, Factories, Costing, Industrial Administration  
  11. Financial Accounting, Bookkeeping, Ledgers, Manufacturing, P&L, Balance Sheets, Ratios
  12. Office Organisation, Room Layout, O&M Study, Environment, Control, Data, Records, Computers

2. Commercial Practice & Law 

  1. Commerce in the Modern World, Economics Systems, Commercial Law, Trade, Banking, Insurance
  2. Classifications of Law, Legal Systems; Criminal & Civil, Constitutional, Common, Statute, Case Law
  3. Commercial Law, Law of Contract: Offer, Acceptance, Consideration; Terms & Conditions of Trade
  4. Credit Transactions, Risk, Credit Management and Credit Terms, Business and Credit Documents
  5. Legal Business Units, Financing Companies, Shares, Law Relating to Company Directors & Officers
  6. Law of Tort for Physical Products, Types of Tort, Recovery, Defences, Proof, Consumer Protection
  7. Tort Law for Services, Defects, Damages, Types of Losses, Negligence, Harm, Duty of Care
  8. The Law of Agency, Types of Agent, Rights & Duties of Principals & Agents, Termination, Bailments
  9. Employment and Labour Law, Employment Contracts, Duty of Care, Breaches, Discrimination
  10. Principles and Law of Insurance, Indemnity, Risk, Insurers, Types of Insurance Policies, Documents
  11. Tort Liability for Premises, Workplaces, Occupiers, Visitors, Liability Insurance, Negligence, Defences
  12. Intellectual Property Protection, Copyright, Patents, Rights, Data Security, Franchises, Passing Off

3.  Management & Administration in Business

  1. Contemporary Management, Leadership, Commerce, Enterprises, Private/Public Companies  
  2. Functions of Management, Objectives, Strategy, Tactics, Operations, Quality, Standards 
  3. Responsibilities of Management, Seniority, Authority, Subordinates, Customers, Community
  4. Delegation of Responsibility, Review, Business Organisation, Expansion, Structure, Span of Control  
  5. Communication in Management, two-way, Vertical/Horizontal, Principles, Oral, Unspoken, Written  
  6. Planning, Forecasting, Budgeting, Budgetary Control, Preparation, Master Budget, Variances    
  7. Manpower Planning, Specialisation, Recruitment, Applicants, Selection, Interviews, Planning, Trials  
  8. Management of Personnel, Induction, Training, Remuneration, Personnel Policy, HR Department
  9. Industrial Relations, Trade Unions, Industrial Action, Collective Bargaining, Joint Consultation
  10. The Manager-Subordinate Relationship, Attitudes of Employers and Employees, Relationships
  11. Management Styles, Leadership, Respect & Loyalty, Disciplinary Action, Counselling, Resignations
  12. Manager Development, Traits, Attributes, Preparing for Career and Promotion in Management

4. Advanced Management & Administration 

  1. The Evolution of Management Theory, Fayol, Weber, Taylor, Mayo, Scientific Management
  2. Organi3ations, Ownership, Categories of Enterprises, Environmental Interaction, Systems Theory
  3. Structures of Organi3ations, Growth and Development, Structure and Control, Communication
  4. Motivational Theories, Argyis, Maslow, McGregor; Likert, Herzberg, Vroom, Handy, Psychology
  5. Theories on Leadership, Types, Trait, Style, Groups & Teams, Models, Analysis, Theorists
  6. Strategic Management, Fayol, Chandler, Andrews, Ansoff, BCG Matrix, Porter, SWOT, Analysis 
  7. Business Environment, PEST, Competition and Industry Rivalry, Barriers to Entry
  8. Managing Change, Culture, Learning Organisations, Theorists, Entrepreneurship
  9. Mission Statements, Organisation and Strategic Vision, Values and Beliefs, MBWA, MOST 
  10. Stakeholders, Shareholder Value, Business Ethics, Corporate & Social Responsibility 
  11. Communication Theory, Attitudes and Organisational Behaviour, Models and Theories 
  12. Business Ethics, Law, Compliance, Codes of Conduct, Ethical Investment

5.  Business Economics & Commerce   

  1. Economic Systems and Activities, Factors of Production, Division of Labour, Money
  2. Demand and Supply, Markets, Price Factors, Equilibrium and its Calculation and Implications
  3. The Role of Commerce, Products, Categories of Enterprises, Commercial Terms, Capital
  4. Price and Pricing Strategy, Demand and Demand Factors, Elasticity, Government Intervention
  5. The Distributive Trade, Channels of distribution, Credit in Business, Types of Discounts   
  6. Commercial and Business Documents, Information, Data, Records
  7. Consumer Choice and Behaviour, Budget Lines, Indifference Curves, Product Bundles and Utility
  8. Profit and Turnover, Remuneration, Gross Profit Calculation and Ratios, Distribution of Profits, Costs
  9. Business Finance, Financial Statements, Interpretation, Cash Flow, Overtrading, Break-even Analysis
  10. Production, Considerations, Levels, Expansion, Economies of Scale, Government Involvement
  11. Commercial Services, Banking, Interest, Insurance, Risks, Uncertainty
  12. Transport, Communications, Advertising, Sales Promotion, International Trade,  Export Business

6. Sales & Marketing Administration 

  1. Selling and Salesmanship in Modern Commerce, Sales Personnel, Personal Selling, Products    
  2. Consumer and Corporate Buyers, Transactions, Sales Displays, Demonstrations, Ongoing Sales   
  3. Travelling Sales Personnel, Environment, Attributes, Sources, Leads, Research, Journey Cycles
  4. Principles of Management in Sales, Recruiting and Training Sales Personnel       
  5. Markets, Market & Consumer Research, Test Marketing, Competition, Pricing, Psychology, Brands
  6. Sales Forecasting and Planning, The Product Life Cycle (PLC), Sales Budgets and Control
  7. Channels of Distribution, Wholesale, Retail, Franchise, Internet, Guarantees and Warranties
  8. Credit Terms, Accounts, Credit cards, Leasing, Contract Rental, Hire Purchase, Discounts      
  9. Advertising, Publicity, Agencies, Media, Public Relations, Sales Promotion, Loss Leaders
  10. Sales Records, Sales Office Organisation and Control, Sales graphs and Statistics
  11. Developing Sales Teams, Expansion, Supervision, Sales Targets, Sales Force Remuneration      
  12. International Marketing, Exporting, Balance of Payments, Customs Duties, Researching Overseas

7.  Business Finance & Accounting  

  1. The Need for Accounting Information, Functions of Accounting, Limitations of  Financial Statements
  2. Accounting, Terminology, Business Finance, Capital, Revenue, Income and Expenditure, Investment
  3. Principles of Bookkeeping, Books of Account, Bank Accounts, Bank Reconciliations   
  4. Financial Accounting Concepts, Goodwill, Trading and Manufacturing Accounts, Statistics and Ratios
  5. Profit & Loss Accounts, Balance Sheets, Analysis, Ratios, Gross Profit, Stock Turnover
  6. Cost Accounting, Costing Systems, Overheads, Standards, Variances, Activity Based Costing
  7. Financial Planning and Forecasting, Budgets, Budget Preparation and Budgetary Control  
  8. Stock Control, Inventory Costs, Stock Levels, Records, Stocktaking and Valuation, Work in Progress
  9. Types of Credit, Importance of Credit, Credit Control, Bad Debts, Accounting for Debts, Discounts   
  10. Partnership Accounts, Formation, Dissolution, Departmental and Branch Accounts, Hire Purchase
  11. Interpretation of Accounts, Liquidity, Borrowing, Ratios, Break-even Analysis, Pricing Policy, Auditing
  12. Computers in Accounting, Characteristics, Applications, Software, Database Systems, New Systems

8. Advertising & Public Relations   

  1. Advertising, Advertisers, Advertisements, Features, Types, Importance, Marketing, Media, Agencies
  2. Advertising Media, Print Media, Broadcast Media, Cinema, Internet, Speciality, Point of Sale
  3. Agencies, Functions, Clients, Expertise, Organisation, Departments, Accounts, Revenue
  4. Creating Adverts, Copy, Typography, Commercial Buyers, Copywriting, Brands, Elements
  5. Illustrated Advertising Messages, Layout, Design, Contrast, Proportion, Layout, Print, Illustrations
  6. Preparing Radio, Television and Direct Mail Advertising
  7. Public Relations (PR) Theory and Practice, Communication, Goodwill, Images, Techniques
  8. PR Practitioners, Qualities, Internal PR Departments, Consultancy, Costs, Budgets, Accounts
  9. PR Programmes, Campaigns, Planning, Stages, Objectives, Media, Techniques, Results
  10. Sales Promotion, Personal Selling, Methods, Consumers, Market Behaviour, Attention, Sponsorship
  11. Promotional Campaigns, Planning, Operation, SWOT, Strategy, Targeting, Marketing, International
  12. Measuring Advertising Effectiveness, Research, Opinions, Recognition Tests, Interviews, Survey

Your CIC Fee includes:-

  • Your enrolment/registration with Cambridge International College, and your own high-quality, professionally produced and illustrated comprehensive International CIC Core Study Publications for each of the eight (8) Core Subjects of study.
  • CIC’s detailed, professional Study & Training Guides with full instructions on how to study to achieve success and gain top results.  An additional specially written Examinations Guide which includes expert advice, detailed guidance and tips on how to prepare for, approach and answer Examinations, is also provided.
  • Self-Assessment Tests with Model Answers, and Training Tests, Questions and Exercises, which can be used as ‘Past Papers/Questions’ for Examination preparation.
  • The Examination papers** set for the Core Subjects; Examinations are written under Invigilation/Supervision in your own area - full details, guidance and explanation of how your Examinations will be arranged and how Invigilation is conducted will be provided when you register.  Note, CIC arranges Examinations in over a hundred countries worldwide for thousands of Members every year; it is a flexible, straightforward process and will be arranged when YOU are ready to write your Examinations. **An Assignment Option is available instead of an Exam for the ‘Covid-19’ (Corona) virus period.
  • The prestigious Baccalaureate certification and Transcript on successful completion of the Programme.  Note, a First Study Year Transcript is also provided on completion of the First Study Year.
  • Your personal page on CIC’s Member Services website with access to results, despatch details, advice and guidance, and more:
  • Regular information and news including: Newsletters with details of special offers and new Programs and much more; and Competition Forms; by email and post.
  • Everything needed for your Study & Training success is included in the CIC Fee.


  • Further Study and Training Advice, and Assistance is available before, during and after CIC Study & Training; Members may ask CIC’s team of experienced Consultants for advice on further study and Programmes to improve career prospects and advancement.
  • CIC’s experienced and helpful staff can assist with numerous special requests, such as reference/recommendation letters and transcripts, and more, by post and email.

The Baccalaureate is designed for men and women to be able to proceed to high-level positions in their study and career areas, to gain promotions, and to carry out a wide range of responsibilities professionally, efficiently, with expertise and with confidence; this is all based upon the wide range of knowledge and understanding of vocationally and career-oriented business, management and administration skills attained from the Baccalaureate Programme.

Further high-level and specialist Study & Training is available with CIC, either in the same specialisation or in a new one, including: the Executive Business Administration Programme, which requires a Project/Thesis to be prepared, and a further specialist Subject and two more valuable and important Subjects to be studied; Mastery of Management Graduate Diplomas which specialise in a specific area of management.  Equivalent studies are also available through other higher institutions of education, universities and others worldwide (see the “Success Stories” section for many examples).

There is a wide range of options for further study - see the "Related Courses" section for suggestions – which include a secondABA & Baccalaureate specialization, the 'Double Award' EBA & BBA Bachelor degree Programme, and the 'Double Award' EMBA & MBA degree Programme.  You are welcome to ask the College for advice, and of course you can see details of these Programmes on this website.

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Payment Options:

British Pounds:
Single payment of £1350
Or 8 monthly payments of £220
Or 2 monthly payments of £750
US Dollars:
Single payment of $2700
Or 8 monthly payments of $440
Or 2 monthly payments of $1500
Single payment of €2100
Or 8 monthly payments of €330
Or 2 monthly payments of €1125
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Duration & Assessments

The standard Study Period is two years (24 months) but this is flexible; the course can be completed in a shorter period, or longer if necessary.


To gain your prestigious Baccalaureate award you must sit and pass a written Examination/Assessment on each of the 8 Subjects in your Baccalaureate Programme.  Full and clear details about this are provided to you, including in your personal Study & Training Guide, after you have enrolled.  The clear information explains when, where and how your Examinations/Assessments will be arranged - it is a simple and straightforward process, which hundreds of thousands of other Members have successfully gone through.  If you study well and follow the advice in the CIC Study & Training Guide you will be well-prepared and capable of achieving good grades, and you will be able to achieve your valuable Baccalaureate in good time!

**An Assignment Option is available instead of an Exam for the ‘Covid-19’ (Corona) virus period.

(See the “WHAT IS INCLUDED” section for this Course, and/or the “FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions” section of this website, if you would like more information.)


An accredited, approved qualification demonstrating high level career competence and ability to analyse, plan and carry out business and management activities.