The BIMAP Diploma in Management Studies (BDMS) is a 2 ½ Year management diploma programme which currently offers eight (8) areas of specialization in the key areas of management.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
The eight (8) specializations for this programme are:
- Administrative Management
- Event Planning & Conference Management
- Financial Management
- Human Resource Management
- Management of Information Technology
- Marketing Management
- Production and Operations Management
- Tourism Management
QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION
Five (5) CXC certificates: General Proficiency Grades 1, 2, (or Grade 3 from 1998) including English ‘A’ and Mathematics or equivalent and four (4) years’ work experience.
Four (4) BIMAP certificate courses or the equivalent: (With an average of 55% or more) and four (4) years’ work experience.
Applicants without CXC English ‘A’ or the equivalent must successfully complete Business Communications. Applicants without CXC Mathematics or the equivalent must successfully complete Quantitative Managerial DecisionMaking. Applicants pursing the Marketing Management specialization without a background in Marketing are required to pursue “Fundamentals of Marketing” before attempting the three (3) core subjects.
Each applicant’s range of qualifications and years of . experience will be examined individually.
Application forms may be found on the website www.bimapbb.com or may be collected from the office. The completed form along with a non-refundable $50.00 BDS fee (*Effective Feb 1st 2017) and the copies of CXC’s or other courses pursued at other institutions should be submitted to our headquarters in Wildey, at least two (2) weeks before the start of the term.
LENGTH OF THE PROGRAMME
The BDMS programme length is 2 ½ academic years. In the event of documented extenuating circumstances, i.e. illness or work commitments, students may be granted an extension up to 2 ½ years. Documented proof must be presented in all cases.
There are three (3) trimesters per year:
- January to April
- April to July
- September to December
Students are required to take a minimum of two (2) courses per term for completion of the programme within the given time period. An average of 55% (C) or more must be maintained throughout the course of study. Classes are held between 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm Mondays to Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
For a course to be considered for exemption, it must have been passed with a grade of “C” in the BIMAP grading scheme and taken within five (5) years prior to the application. Request for an exemption must be made at the time of the application. In the case of non-BIMAP courses, a transcript is required to support the request.
An exemption fee is payable for each exemption granted. The scale of fees is follows:
• BIMAP courses − $100.00
• Non-BIMAP courses − $250.00