OVERVIEW- ICM

The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) is the leading professional body for Commercial and Business Development. The Institute, which is an international examining and awarding body, provides globally recognized awards for Business, Management and a wide range of professional and vocational students.

ICM programmes are designed to address the personal development and training needs of those wishing to enter the commercial sector and to support the continued development and workplace flexibility of those already in employment.

ICM provides examinations in more than 200 subject areas ranging from accounting and finance to tourism and hospitality and from marketing and advertising to project management and examines and certifies candidates to an internationally consistent standard.

At Data Link Institute (DLI), ICM programmes are selected and organized to give students an advantage of the various industries with and outside Tema. Students are given first hand practical on the courses they undertake to groom them properly for the industry.

 

OBJECTIVES

Participants will:

  • Increase their employment opportunities
  • Prepare them for supervisory and management careers in industry and commerce
  •  Be provided with a qualification which will enable them to progress to higher level general management or specialized business programmes at a later stage in their business or academic careers.

 

COURSES

Human Resource Development (HRD)

  • Diploma /Advanced Diploma 

 

Course Structure

The Diploma in Human Resource Development – Part 1

  • Business Law
  • Business Management & Administration
  • Human Resource Development I
  • International Business Communications

(The ICM Diploma in Human Resource Development is awarded on completion of all Part

Subjects)

 

The Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Development – Part 2

  • Employee Relations
  • Human Resource Development II
  • Management Theory & Practice
  • Training & Development

(The ICM Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Development is awarded on completion of all Part 1 and 2 subjects)

 

  1. Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations (MAPR)
  • Diploma/Advanced Diploma

Course Structure

Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations – part 1

  • Advertising
  • Buyer Behaviour & Consumerism
  • International Business Communications
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations

(The ICM Diploma in Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations is awarded on completion of all Part 1 subjects)

 

Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations – Part 2

  • Campaign Planning & Control
  • Financial Management
  • Management Theory & Practice
  • Strategic Marketing Management

(The ICM Advanced Diploma in Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations is awarded on completion of all Part 1 and 2 subjects)

 

  1. Accounting & Finance (AF)
  • Diploma/Advanced Diploma

Course Structure

The Diploma in Accounting & Finance – Part 1

  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Management & Administration
  • Economics for Business
  • Numeracy & Statistics

(The ICM Certificate in Accounting & Finance is awarded on completion of all Part 1 subjects)

 

The Diploma in Accounting & Finance – Part 2

  • Accounting II
  • Business Law
  • Computer Appreciation & Applications
  • Cost Accounting

(The ICM Diploma in Accounting & Finance is awarded on completion of all Part 1 and 2 subjects)

 

The Advanced Diploma in Accounting & Finance – Part 3

  • Accounting III
  • Auditing & Taxation
  • Financial Management
  • Management Theory & Practice

(The ICM Advanced Diploma in Accounting & Finance is awarded on completion of all Part 1, 2 and 3 subjects)

 

3.Managing Health & Safety

  • Certificate | Diploma

 

Course Structure

Certificate in Managing Health & Safety

  • Essentials of Health & Safety Management
  • Working Practices, Hazards & Controls
  • Working Environment & Occupational Health
  • Accident & Emergency Procedures

(The Certificate in Managing Health and Safety is awarded on completion of all part 1 subjects)

 

Diploma in Managing Health & Safety

  • Framework for Successful Health & Safety Management
  • Promoting a Positive Health & Safety Culture
  • Principles of Control
  • Effective Leadership of Health & Safety

(The Diploma in Managing Health and Safety is awarded on completion of all part 1 and Part 2 subjects)

 

  1. Introduction to Journalism
  • Diploma

Course Structure

  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Newspaper Reporting
  • Sub-Editing
  • Freelance & Feature Writing
  • Media Law & Ethics

(The Diploma in Managing Health and Safety is awarded on completion of all part 1 and Part 2 subjects)

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

Entry to an ICM Diploma programme requires completion of secondary education or equivalent. For example:

  • One GCE A-level plus three GCSEs (or equivalents) or 5 GCSEs
  • A suitable BTEC National Award
  • Any qualification equivalent to one or more of the above

The minimum age for registration for the majority of programmes is 18. Applicants over the age of 20 who do not hold one of the recommended entry qualifications may also register for some Diploma Level programmes providing they have been in full-time employment for a minimum of two years and can produce a letter from their employer to confirm this.

Entry to an ICM Advanced Diploma Programme (NQF Level 6)

Entry to an ICM Advanced Diploma programme requires completion of the ICM Diploma Level of the selected programme.

Entry to an ICM Graduate Diploma Programme (NQF Level 6)

Entry to an ICM Graduate Diploma requires completion of the ICM Diploma and Advanced Diploma in the selected programme.

Entry to an ICM Post Graduate Diploma Programme Level

Registration for an ICM Post Graduate Diploma is accepted from those

  • who have completed any qualifying ICM Graduate Diploma
  • who hold any Level 6 business or management Award
  • holders of business and management degree level qualifications

Mature Candidates. Applications from those over the age of 25 who do not meet the standard Entry Requirements will also be considered providing they:

  • are over the age of 25
  • have been in employment of 5 years – a letter of support is required from the applicant’s employer; and
  • hold a management or senior supervisory position

 

Sessions:             Weekends

Nationality:        Ghanaian/Foreign

Periods:               Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma

Duration:             4 to 6 months for each course