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ABE’s key underlying ethos is to never disadvantage the Learner. We do this by providing high quality qualifications in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Business Start-Up, Business Management, Marketing, Human Resources, and Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Management . Our qualifications are delivered by our Accredited Centre Partners, which operate in all four corners of the globe. ABE Alumni form a well-established, prestigious global network of professionals engaged in a wide range of disciplines - in business, the professions and in government.

History of ABE

ABE was founded by Dr. Lyndon Jones in 1973.

His vision was to bring high quality affordable business qualifications to those who had limited access to education.

Lyndon had a long and distinguished career in the UK Higher Education sector. He worked in Britain, Western Europe, South East Asia, the USA and Africa. He authored a number of books and was published extensively in the press. Lyndon was influential in shaping education policy having served on numerous committees including the Business Education Council, the Council for the Accreditation of Correspondence Colleges, BBC Further Education Advisory Committee, British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education, and the International Federation for Training and Development Organizations to name but a few. In recognition of Lyndon’s outstanding services to education, he was awarded the Management and HRD Excellence Award from ARTDO.

Lyndon established ABE as a not for profit organization dedicated to the intellectual, social and economic development of individuals and communities through the provision of relevant, high-quality, affordable qualifications. In pursuit of this, he travelled extensively to meet with students, colleges and senior government officials across the world.

Lyndon retired in 2015 but continues to advise ABE to this day. He is fondly remembered by staff, centers and learners.


Myanmar International Business Academy is the one of the accredited study center at ABE.

Myanmar International Business Academy(MIBA) is delivering the following IQN Courses.
  • Level 5 – Diploma in Business Management
  • Level 4 – Diploma in Business Management
  • Level 4 – Diploma in Business Start-up and Entrepreneurship
  • Level 3 – Certificate in Business Start-up

Level 5 Diploma in Business Management(QCF)

Qualification objective

This qualification aims to help learners to develop their understanding of management in the context of general business.

Why you should consider taking this qualification

The qualification will give you a theoretical understanding of management concepts and an overview of general business. It will equip you to find employment with junior management prospects in general business or to continue your professional or academic studies in a related area.

Any other qualification which you must have completed before taking the qualification
This is a stand-alone qualification, but there are entry requirements.
  • Learners who have passed any ABE Level 4 Diploma (QCF) or ABE Level 3 Certificate (NQF) are eligible to take this qualification.
Other applicants must have obtained one of the following:
  • Two level 3 passes (‘A’ level standard)
  • A level 3 qualification, or above, as notified on the NQF or QCF of the United Kingdom or overseas qualifications, as judged by UK NARIC, to be equivalent in standard to a level 3 qualification in the UK (or higher). Such qualifications should entail a similar number of learning hours to that of the ABE Level 3 Certificate or Level 4 Diploma and ABE reserves the right to reject such qualifications if they are deemed to have insufficient subject relationship.
  • Applications from learners who, although not holding a formal entry qualification, have been in appropriate employment for at least two years, will be considered on their merits. A signed reference letter from employers must accompany all such applications.
Units which you must complete before the qualification will be awarded and any optional routes
Learners must pass these six mandatory units:
  • Quantitative Methods for Business Management
  • The Business Environment
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing Policy, Planning and Communication
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Human Resource Management
Learners for the Business Management pathway must pass two of these optional units:
  • Principles of Business Law
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Economics for Business
  • Managing the Customer Relationship
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Development Learners for the Financial Management pathway must pass these two optional units:
  • Systems Management and Internal Financial Controls
  • Managerial Accounting
The knowledge, skills and understanding which will be assessed as part of the qualification
How to:
  • Use practical, theoretical or technological understanding to find ways forward in broadly defined, complex contexts
  • Analyse, interpret and evaluate relevant information, concepts and ideas
  • Be aware of the nature and scope of the area of study
  • Understand different perspectives, approaches or schools of thought and the reasoning behind them

Level 4 Diploma in Business Management(QCF)

Qualification objective
This qualification aims to help learners to develop a basic understanding of management in the context of general business.
Why you should consider taking this qualification
The qualification will give you a theoretical understanding of management concepts and an overview of general business. It will equip you to find employment in general business or to continue your professional or academic studies in a related area.
Units which you must complete before the qualification will be awarded and any optional routes
Learners must pass these three mandatory units:
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods
  • Introduction to Business Communication
Learners for the Business Management pathway must pass this unit:
  • Introduction to Accounting
Learners for the Financial Management pathway must pass this unit:
  • Accounting for Financial Managers
The knowledge, skills and understanding which will be assessed as part of the qualification
How to:
  • Use practical, theoretical or technical understanding to address problems that are well defined but complex and non-routine.
  • Analyse, interpret and evaluate relevant information and ideas.
  • Be aware of the nature and approximate scope of the area of study.
  • Have an informed awareness of different perspectives or approaches within the area of study or work.

Level 4 Diploma in Business Start-up and Entrepreneurship(QCF)

Carrier Opportunities

The ABE Business Start-up and Entrepreneurship programmes give you the skills and knowledge you will need if you start your own business. They can also help you find a job or obtain a promotion , as all business benefit from employing someone with an entrepreneurial outlook.

Qualification objective

This qualification aims to help learners to develop a basic understanding of how to start and manage their own business.

Why Study business start-up and entrepreneurship?

The qualification will give you a theoretical understanding of concepts in the field of entrepreneurship. It will equip you to find employment in general business, to consider whether to start your own business or to continue your professional or academic studies in a related area.

Units which you must complete before the qualification will be awarded and any optional routes
Learners must pass these four mandatory units:
  • Understanding Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Enterprise Start-up
  • Business Plan for Enterprise Start-up
The knowledge, skills and understanding which will be assessed as part of the qualification
How to:
  • Use practical, theoretical or technical understanding to address problems that are well defined but complex and non-routine.
  • Analyse, interpret and evaluate relevant information and ideas.
  • Be aware of the nature and approximate scope of the area of study.
  • Have an informed awareness of different perspectives or approaches within the area of study or work.

Level 3 Certificate in Business Start-up(QCF)

This newly developed qualification is designed to give you the tools to successfully and confidently launch a new business.

An innovative idea might not be sufficient to ensure the success of a new venture. Any new business should be underpinned by thorough research, planning and business know-how. This course develops your ability to reduce risk and improve the probability of success for a business start-up.

The every learner taking the qualification will receive a detailed specially designed study manual.

ABE regrets that this course can only be taken via an accredited ABE study center.

Why study ABE Level 3 Certificate in Business Start-up

Around the world we are seeing a new mind-set where people are no longer thinking about employment – they are thinking about generating wealth for themselves and for their communities. But the big idea to work for yourself still needs careful and considered planning. So many would-be entrepreneurs fail at the first hurdle because they don’t know enough about business to succeed. That’s where we come in.

QUALIFICATION OVERVIEW

Below is an overview of the key capabilities, designed to support the owners of new business start-ups, built by taking this ABE Level 3 Certificate in Business Start-up.

Element 1 Analyze entrepreneurial and market potential
  • Ability to assess the marketing environment and how it impacts and influences your business idea
  • Ability to assess your own capability against the needs of the proposed business venture
Element 2 Build the business idea
  • Ability to scope and refine a business idea – what it might look like, feel like, act like and be like and the ability to research the market to make sure the business idea is of interest to your customers Element 3 Developing the marketing approach
  • Ability to build the unique selling proposition, to know who the customer and market is and how to approach them
  • Ability to create the scope of the product and/or service and the ability to price it, promote it, sell it and service it whilst building brand recognition
Element 4 Plan the operations
  • Ability to identify the need for the right legal set-up for the new business venture, while identifying the right people, operational processes and resources for the new business start-up
Element 5 Plan the budget
  • Ability to develop a funding and operational budget for the new business start-up, including a daily cash flow along with setting key business performance indicators to monitor performance
Element 6 Create the business plan and pitch
  • Ability to develop a business plan that incorporates all of the above
  • Ability to pitch and present effectively for business funding from a range of sources