Taught course

Business Continuity Management

Bucks New University · Bucks New University

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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. If you have specific questions about entry requirements or any other elements of the course please email louisa.berry@bucks.ac.uk or paul.breed@bucks.ac.uk.

Months of entry

February, April, September, November

Course content

The Business Continuity Management BCI Diploma is designed to cater for professionals who are seeking acceptance into the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) as members. The course is suitable for those 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.

It is a natural career step for those who have learned the fundamentals of business continuity, and want a formal qualification to recognise their knowledge. This course provides:

  • Academic recognition – Earn an officially recognised academic qualification in business continuity.
  • Fits your schedule – Distance-learning allows you to schedule studies when they work for you. You can communicate with tutors online.
  • Membership status – After completing the Diploma, you could be eligible to apply for MBCI or AMBCI membership.
  • Proof of expertise – DBCI is evidence of an in-depth knowledge of business continuity.

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 also welcomed.

The Business Continuity Institute

The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) was established in 1994 to enable individual members to obtain guidance and support from fellow business continuity practitioners. It is the world’s most eminent BCM institute and is instantly recognised as standing for good practice and professionalism within continuity and related industries.

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.

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.

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

Diploma students can apply for free BCI Student membership for the duration of their studies to access a range of resources available in the BCI Members Area.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Diploma
    part time
    7 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Paul Breed
0330 123 2023