Extended Diploma (Certificate 4) in Business


The Extended Diploma (Certificate 4) in Business provides learners with foundation knowledge and skills to prepare them for employment or further study in business.

You will gain understanding of how a business operates and what makes it successful. You will study a variety of subjects such as accounting, business law, economic environment, finance, marketing, organizational behaviour and human resource management.

This is a High School equivalent vocational qualification, ideal for learners aged 16 years plus who want an alternative learning environment to High School.

Why enrol on this programme?

Learners will be introduced to principles of business using case studies and project work based on real world business scenarios. Emirates Aviation University (EAU) incorporates industry visits and field trips into the learning process to provide a holistic vocational context. Overall the emphasis is on practical knowledge and personalized learning.


The Extended Diploma (Certificate 4) in Business is a dual award programme conferred by Emirates Aviation University and BTEC Pearson, UK. The EAU award is recognised by the National Qualifications Authority (NQA) in the UAE.

Career prospects

When you graduate you will be qualified for employment in private or public sector organizations in an administrative business role.

Successful completion of the Extended Diploma (Certificate 4) in Business qualification will also enable you to progress to an applied bachelor programme in a relevant field of study.


Two years.

Mode of delivery

This programme is offered on full-time semester basis.

Course outline

A typical two-year study plan

First Year

First Semester

Business Environment
Business Resources
Introduction to Marketing
Business Communication
Business Accounting

Second Semester

Managing a Business Event
Aspects of Employment Law
Supply Chain & Stock Management
Human Resource Management
Market Research in Business

Second Year

First Semester

Financial Accounting
Developing Teams in Business
Aspects of Contract and Business Law
Understanding Retailing

Second Semester

Management Accounting
Recruitment and Selection in Business
Starting a Small Business
Understanding Business Ethics

Entry requirements

  • Grade 11 or equivalent, minimum cumulative average of 60%
  • British System IGCSE/GCSE/O-Level Five IGCSE/GCSE/O-level subjects at grade 'C' or above.
  • BTEC Qualification: First Diploma Business or Engineering.
  • English Proficiency: Original scores for any of the following - TOEFL Paper Based (500); or TOEFL CBT (173); or TOEFL IBT (61); or IELTS (5); or PTE Academic (36) or sit the Emirates Aviation University's English Language Entry Test.

For any further information regarding specific qualifications, please contact the Admissions Office on +9714 6050122/174.


Application Fee* Registration Fee* Tuition Fees
N/A AED 2,500 AED 55,140 per year


How to Apply

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