• Study mode: Part Time
  • Location: Distance Learning
  • Duration: Thirty Weeks
  • Start Date: November 2017

Course Overview

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.

Course Details

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.

"We have been placing staff on the Bucks New University BCI Diploma for a number of years now, I attended the very first course. Globally we have standardised on this course for all of my team, regardless of their background, experience or qualification. Every year we have had at least three people attend. This has helped us globally standardise on a methodology and the language used, something that isn’t achieved in the typical one week course. Combined with a progression path within the BCI and the course’s continuous evolution, I believe we will maintain this relationship for many years to come."

- Neal Mullen, Head of Operational Resilience, Arvato Finance BPO

What are the course 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

Fees for September 2017 to August 2018 entry

Part Time Home and EU: £2,500

Part Time International: £2,500

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation, course delivery costs or subject to government regulations.

For information on financial assistance to support your learning, visit our Undergraduate Fees and Funding section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Student Centre on:
01494 603 020

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applynow