Baccalaureate on

English & Administration (BEA)

A professional Programme which increases knowledge and understanding of management, communication, English, administration and business, with a specific focus and specialisation in English and Administration.

This Baccalaureate Study Programme with specialisation on English and Administration is designed by professionals to develop the high-level skills and competencies vital in men and women seeking successful careers in management, administration, communication and related areas in which a high level of English language skill is required, 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 English, communication, administration and advanced management subjects, including leadership and strategic matters, as well as on the major subjects of business and general management.


(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) During the “Covid-19” (Corona) virus pandemic and in lock-down periods, affected Members may be allowed to take Assignments (home-based course work) instead of or in addition to sitting Examinations to complete the Programme; details can be provided on request after enrolment onto the Programme.

  • Summary of major topics
  • What is included
  • Related courses
  • 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’ are: 

5.  Professional & Social English      

6.  Business English & Letter Writing  

7.  Business English & Communication            

8.  Advanced English Language


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, Preparation, Limiting Factors, Control, Review, Standards, Pricing Policy       
  6. Credit and Credit Control, Types and Uses of Credit, Dangers, Liquidity, Types of Discount
  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. Organi2ations, 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, Organi9ation 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. Professional & Social English 

  1. English-English Dictionaries, the English Alphabet, Vocabulary, Sentences, Punctuation
  2. Sentence Subjects, Predicates, Subjects; Finite Verbs, Present Tenses of Verbs, Singular and Plural
  3. Nouns: Gender, Possession, Objects. Pronoun: Forms, Subjective, Objective. Adjectives, Articles
  4. Verbs, Tenses: Present, Future, Past, Participles, Conjugating. Adverbs: Describing, Positioning
  5. Variety and Interest, Context, Assessing Word Roles, Parts of Speech, Avoiding Mistakes
  6. Compound Sentences, Main, Subordinate Clauses, Conjunctions. Prepositions, Exclamations
  7. Sentences Using Tenses, Adjectives, Adverbs, Phrases, Conjunctions. Questions, Commands
  8. Language, Word Confusion, Idiomatic and Colloquial Expressions. Similes, Metaphors, Proverbs
  9. Effective Writing: Sentences, Paragraphs, Passages, Comprehension. Speech and Writing
  10. Introduction to Letter Writing; Social, Business and Private Letters, Logical Order, Layout, Features
  11. Business Letters; Objectives, Planning, Drafting: Employment, Promotion. Post Scripts, Enclosures  
  12. Expression, Feeling, Tone. Sequences of Letters. Memoranda. Private Letters. Writing Style

6. Business English & Letter Writing

  1. Business Language, Technical Terms, Good English, Objectives, Style, Features, Layout, Appearance
  2. Enquiries, Circulars, Quotations, Estimates, Orders, Acknowledgements, Proformas, References
  3. Employment, Promotion, Examination, Advertisements, Attachments, Recommendations, CVs
  4. Internal Recruitment, Transfers, Copies. Appointment, Terms and Conditions, Recommendations
  5. Accounts, Financial Terms and Expressions. Invoices, Statements, Demands. Credit, Credit Limits
  6. Communication: External and Internal, Vertical and Horizontal. Letters Between Employees.
  7. Sales Letters, Terms, Expressions, Features of Sales Letters, Sales Literature, Discounts, Guarantees
  8. Sales Circulars, Responses to Enquiries, Compliment Slips, Confirmations of Orders, Related Sales
  9. Follow-Up Sales Letters, Information, Prospective Clients, Customer Retention, Buying Motives
  10. Complaints, Complainants, Settlements, Agreements, Continuity, Follow-Ups, Emphasis
  11. Occupations, Professionals, Exchanges of Letters, Official Letters; Governmental, Banks, Legal
  12. References, Copies, Records, Filing Schemes, Word Processing, Computers, Email, The Internet

7. Business English & Communication  

  1. The Role and Importance of Communication in Business, Management and the Work Environment
  2. Forms and Business Documents, Their Purposes, Special Features, Design, Layout
  3. Business Letters, English in Business Letters, Objectives of Letters, Abbreviations, Vocabulary
  4. Written Composition and Style; Technical English - Verbs, Nouns, Adjectives, Punctuation
  5. Communications Concerning Recruitment, Employment, Promotion and Matters of Work
  6. Sales Letters and Literature; Objectives, Approaches to Customers, Follow-Up, Selling Role 
  7. Enquiries, Quotations, Orders and Payments, Financial Terms and Expressions
  8. Communications Between Employees, Internal Documents and Communication Methods 
  9. Letters of Complaint: from Customers or Clients, and to Suppliers; Handling Dissatisfied Customers
  10. Drafting, Dictating, Checking and Correcting Communications; Despatching Letters; Secretarial Role
  11. Data, Information and Records; Filing Records; Features and Types of Different Filing Systems    
  12. Telecommunications, Word Processing and Desktop Publishing, Office and Computer Equipment

8. Advanced Communication

  1. Structure of English, Grammar, Function, Form, Morphology, Phrases, Clauses, Cohesion, Mood 
  2. Phonetics and Phonology, Organs of Speech, Articulation, Assimilation, Elision, Intonation, Rhythm 
  3. Style, Sentence Organisation, Literary and Rhetorical Devices, Metaphor, Metonymy, Patterns 
  4. Using Knowledge, Words and Phrases, Cohesion, Phonetics, Transcription, Linguistic Terminology 
  5. Pronunciation, Attitudes, Audience, Purpose, Context, Register and Variations, Spoken and Written 
  6. Living Language, Changes, Change Factors, International, Text and Electronic Language   
  7. Historical Change, Text Analysis, Historical Periods. Regional and Social Variation, Accent, Dialect 
  8. The Language of Newspapers; Function, Features. The Language of Advertising; Nature, Function, Features, Types 
  9. The Language of Literature, Narrative Prose, Poetry; Nature, Function, Features, Intention, Aspects 
  10. The Language of Law; Legal Nature, Function. The Language of Religion; Features, Function 
  11. The Language of Politics; Features. The Language of Broadcasting; Functions, Features, Types, Considerations 
  12. The Language of Humour, Features and Functions. Preparing for Examination, Questions, Styles



 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, communication, English language and many other important skills attained from this 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 various areas of management, organisation, HR and other fields; and the CIC AMBA/MBA Programme with various specialisations available.  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 second 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
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Single payment of $2700
Or 8 monthly payments of $440
Or 2 monthly payments of $1500
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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.)


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