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Business Continuity Management

The BCI and Bucks New University have designed this programme to meet the needs of experienced business continuity practitioners wishing to develop their capabilities and enhance their career prospects.

Credits: 90

Study mode: Distance learning

Location: High Wycombe Campus

Duration: 30 weeks

Start date: Several throughout the year


Is this course for me?

Business Continuity Institute logo.This course is designed to cater for professionals who are seeking acceptance into the BCI at the level of Member (MBCI).

It is also suitable for employees who are currently working in, or have the potential to work in, a key role where they have responsibilities for ensuring the business can continue to operate effectively, during, or after a non-destructive or disruptive incident as well as individuals who have experience in business continuity management.

Applicants who have been out of the education system for some time and who wish to focus on developing a career in business continuity management are welcomed.

What will this course cover?

The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) was established in 1994 to enable individual members to obtain guidance and support from fellow business continuity practitioners. The BCI currently has over 6,000 members in 100 countries, supporting around 2,500 organisations in private, public and third sectors.

The wider role of the BCI is to promote the highest standards of professional competence and commercial ethics in the provision and maintenance of business continuity planning and services.

The BCI is the world's most eminent BCM institute and its name is instantly recognised as standing for good practice and professionalism within continuity and related industries. This short course is taught by the University’s academic team, who have strong industry and academic experience in business continuity management and associated resilience disciplines. The tutors consult closely with industry and sector practitioners through the BCI.

On this course, you will utilise our virtual learning environment (VLE), with guidance and advice available from tutors via email, telephone, and internet to ensure timely and effective support for your studies.

This programme is eligible for funding under the Ministry of Defence Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) scheme. Our ELCAS number is 1682.

Attendance and Personal Study

You will need to study an average of three to four hours per week.

Year One

  • Business Continuity Management Best Practice and History
  • Business Continuity Management - Emerging Solutions
  • Business Continuity Management - Project Module

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal pre-entry requirements for the Diploma, although you will be required to demonstrate an acceptable standard of written English.

How much does it cost?

For September 2015 entry: £2,500

For November 2015 entry: £2,500

For January 2016 entry: £2,500

Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years are subject to rise with inflation or course delivery costs.

Funding: This programme is eligible for funding under the Ministry of Defence Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) scheme. Our ELCAS number is 1682.

How do I apply?

Applications for this course should be made through our Online Store.

If you would like to use ELCAS credits, or are being sponsored by your employer, please email us or call 0800 0565 660 prior to making an application.