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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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Roles have changed. Expectations are higher than ever. Demands from empowered consumers mean that long-standing businesses and brands cannot take continued success for granted. All of this impacts on the career prospects and employment experiences of professionals and entrepreneurs in today’s job market and business arena.

People management, leadership and motivation are increasingly important areas in the 21st century. To be successful in business, managers and employees must be able to retain, nurture and grow talent to deliver organisational strategies. 

You may be an architect or an entrepreneur, a lawyer or an engineer, a customer services manager or a finance officer. You have possibly studied a specialist course or a relevant degree to get your career started. But whatever your goals or interests, you also need to understand and apply some of the more traditional skills of business to succeed in the 2020s and beyond.

So how can you obtain these skills?


Teaching & Assessment

How will I be taught and assessed?

Each Unit consists of two 2-day workshops and a six week online learning programme. Students are expected to attend both workshops and actively engage in online activities. Assessment will be via group presentations, individual assignments and podcasts. Two submissions will be assessed per Unit.

Certificate or Diploma level

The award of our Undergraduate Certificate in Operational Business and Management will give you 60 credits at FHEQ4 which is broadly equivalent to half the first-year of a full degree programme.



Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. If your first language is not English, please refer to our Information for Applicants pages for further guidance.

Course dates

07 Oct 2019 to 30 Jun 2020

Course duration

1 Year

Apply by

27 Sep 2019

Course fee


Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at Level 4

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 12

Course code