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Business Functions

My Distance Learning College


This course presents an introductory over-view of the study of business organizations. The course examines business organizations in terms of their missions and values, their structures and cultures and the key organizational processes which underpin business activity. Although organizations are essentially unique, they also share common features which are explored in detail.

We also present a number of basic models for analyzing business organizations and their performance. Business organizations can only be fully understood if we know how they interact with their environments and the course presents a number of ideas for analyzing their interaction with their competitors, their markets and the wider set of prevailing circumstances which influence business performance.

This course covers topics such as:

  • The Nature of Organizations
  • The Business Environment
  • Competition and Change
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Operations Management
  • Logistics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Planning and Project Management


On completion of your course, you will receive two qualifications:

Business Functions Diploma

Business Functions Diploma issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.

NCFE Level 3 Business Functions Award

This Course leads to an NCFE Level 3 Award Certificate for successful learners. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which case GCSE's are at levels 1 and 2 and A Levels are at level 3). In accrediting the program at level 3, NCFE attests that its learning outcomes are at an equivalent level to a level 3 national qualification.

This award has been designed by My Distance Learning College to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning program has been scrutinized and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9404
cost $265.00
estimated time to
complete course
108 Hours
course materials
365 Days