Diploma in Business (Office Management)

Faculty of Business and Logistics
Programme Title (Arabic) الدبلوم في إدارة الأعمال (الإدارة المكتبية)
Acronym / Abbreviation* Dip Bus OM
Nature Specialisation
Programme Code BBS6013 Programme Duration 2 Year/Cycle Programme Level Level 6
Programme Credits 240 Award Category Diploma
Effective From 2022/2023 Sem 1
Owner School of Business
Professional Body
Professional Body Recognition Status Effective From Interim Date Professional Bodies Contact Person Evidence
Employability Skills Yes 04/01/2021        
Target Groups*
High School Graduates
Qualification Completion Requirements Criteria

Awarded where candidates have met all of the requirements below (240 Credits):

  • Successful completion of all courses listed in schedule A, including 45 credits of English courses

  • Completion of the National Requirements courses

Programme Overview*

The Business programme is based on a curriculum that provides a solid foundation in a broad range of business disciplines, which widen students’ ability to think strategically, and which enhance their employability.  The programme has been designed to provide opportunities for students to gain a sound understanding of the business environment with options to major in a specialised field as determined in consultation with Bahraini industry. Students may choose to exit with a Diploma in Business which covers the first two years of the programme. Each major has a range of courses to allow students to study in areas which are of relevance and interest to their individual career plan. The design of this programme also offers flexibility by allowing selection of courses from not only other business disciplines but also from other Bahrain Polytechnic programmes. 

Entry and Selection*

General entry requirements such as secondary school achievement, English and Mathematics are described in the Student Admission Policy A/AB/006. Specific entry requirements for this qualification, beyond those described in the Student Admission Policy are as follows:

  • Academic

    • Applicants must demonstrate competence in English and in Mathematics. These requirements may be met by:

      • The successful completion of:

    AP4203 English 2

    AP4101 Mathematics 2 or similar


  • or passing English and Mathematics Selection Tests at the required level.


  • Applicants who do not meet all of the entry criteria above may be considered for special or provisional entry.

Selection and Criteria and Process*

Where there are more applicants who meet the programme entry criteria than can be accepted, the following shall be used:

  • Selection Criteria

Preference will be given to students who have successfully completed the Certificate of Academic Preparation programmes at Bahrain Polytechnic and have clearly demonstrated an aptitude for Business and a commitment to their study.

Results from programme entry tests will be used to select students with the highest likelihood of successfully completing the degree programme.


  • Selection Process

Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

Consideration of work experience and prior educational achievement may be used.

Major Selection Criteria*


Accreditation / External Approval Requirements*

None specific to this qualification

Attendance Requirements*

Attendance requirements are described in the policy Student Attendance A/AB/006.

Qualification Overview*

The Diploma in Business (Office Management) is designed to equip students with detailed knowledge of various business-related aspects with more focus on Office Management knowledge and skills. 

The diploma programme is delivered in student-centered learning environment, in which students will be given group projects, problem-solving activities, case studies and independent work-integrated learning which will include Management Information Systems, planning, decision making and Project Management. This program will focus on traditional business and specifically Office Management Coursework, such as gaining knowledge and skills related to various business aspects such as Finance, Economics, Management, Marketing and English, but also provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of Office Management concepts and Supervisory and Operations Management.


Qualification Aim*

The overall aim of the Diploma in Business (Human Resources) is to provide students with detailed knowledge and advanced skills in the area of Office Management.

Graduate Pathways and Destination*

Pathways Diagram

Postgraduate Study




                                       

Bachelor of Business

(Years 3 and 4)





(Years 1 and 2)






Secondary school graduates

Certificate of Academic Preparation


















Employment Opportunities: This programme prepares students for the following careers and/or employment opportunities (but not limited to):

  • Accounts assistant

  • Sales assistant

  • Merchandising and marketing assistant

  • Business research assistant

  • Customer relationship representatives

  • Business owner

Other Information*

Employability Skills Generic Definition:


Communicate in ways that contribute to productive and harmonious relationships across employees and customers.

Team work

Work effectively independently and in collaboration with others.

Problem solving

Think critically and respond appropriately to changing needs within a growing and diversifying economy.

Initiative and enterprise

Apply resourcefulness, innovation and strategic thinking to a range of workplace situations.

Planning and organisation

Plan and manage their working lives.


Demonstrate self-discipline and adaptability and be able to plan and achieve personal and professional goals.


Understand the need for and engage with continuous learning throughout the lifespan.


Utilize information technology effectively and ethically in their personal and professional lives.


Programme Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of core Office Management business concepts and a broad understanding of the changing business environment
Evaluate business perspectives and adapt strategies of Management to deal with varied Office Management contexts.
Practice as a professional Office Management professional using 21st century skills.

Semester Schedules

Year 1 / Semester 1

Course Code Title
BU6005 Introduction to Accounting
EL5001 Introduction to English Communication
BU6004 Introduction to Management
BU6001 Introduction to Marketing

Year 1 / Semester 2

Course Code Title
EL5007 English 2 for Business
BU6007 Introduction to Economics
NR National Requirements
BU6006 Quantitative Business Methods
Course Code Title
NR-Arabic National Requirements- Arabic

Year 2 / Semester 1

Course Code Title
EL6404 English 3
BU7002 Human Resource Management
BU6009 Introduction to Finance
BU6012 Project Management

Year 2 / Semester 2

Course Code Title
BU7200 Advanced Supervisory Management
BU7099 Internship
BU6010 Management Information Systems
BU7201 Operations Management