Undergraduate Degree Programmes

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The following degree programmes are offered at African Leadership College Mauritius and are awarded by our academic and accreditation partner Glasgow Caledonian University. All degrees are accredited by the Quality Assurance Agency of the UK. Students will select the degree they would like to pursue during their first year at ALC.  Students will complete the Leadership Core in year 1 and continue with the selected degree programmes from year 2 onward.

Each degree programme has a minimum number of enrolled students required for it to run. You will be notified of any changes to the programme offering when you receive your admissions decision.

BA (Hons) BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Prosperity in Africa depends on Africans creating thriving, vibrant, sustainable businesses that serve Africans and create jobs in Africa. Through the BA (Hons) in Business Management, students will combine coursework, extracurricular activities, and a year of work placements to develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to create and lead these prosperity-producing global businesses.

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What will you learn in this course?
In this course, students will study a broad business & management curriculum:

  • Introduction to business sector comprising of a mixture of core business and management modules such as Workplace Culture and Behaviour, The Business of Social Science, Foundations of Marketing, Fundamentals in Financial Management, International Economic Issues and Challenges and Law in Business.
  • Society, Employability and Business, Essentials of Managing Human Resources, Management Issues and Concepts, Business Management, Contemporary Cultural Challenges in International Business and Financial Management for Decision Makers.

Duration:
3 years

Entry Requirements:
The below listed entry requirements are guidelines for entry into African Leadership College (ALC) prior to completion of the Leadership Core. Students can enter into any of the GCU degree programmes with an A-level equivalent in Math & Science and at least a Level 2 on completion of the Leadership Core.

– SQA Higher: ABBBB Higher English at B plus Nat 5 Maths
– A level: BBC plus GCSE Maths at C and English at B
– ILC Higher: A2 B2 B2 B2 B2 including Higher level English at B2 and Ordinary Maths at A2
– IB Diploma: 25 points must include Maths
– Btech Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM in relevant subject

Module examples:

*SCQF Level 7:
– International Economic Issues & Challenges
– Fundamentals in Financial Management

SCQF Level 8:
– Contemporary Cultural Challenges in International Business
– Management Issues & Concepts
– Society, Employability, and Business
– Financial Management for Decision Makers
– Essentials of Managing Human Resources

SCQF Level 9:
– Project Management
– International Business Strategy
– The Enterprise Value Challenge
– Operations Management
– Managing People and Diversity at Work
– Information Resource Management
– Business Research Methods & Skills

SCQF Level 10:
– Managing Sustainable Business Excellence
– Global Social Entrepreneurship & Enterprise
– Management of Innovation & Creativity
– Business and Supply Chain Management
– Leading Organizations in a Changing Global Context
– Dissertation

*SCQF = Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework.

BSc (Hons) COMPUTING SCIENCE

As software increasingly underpins every kind of human activity, the person who can design and develop software as a service is a person who has significant influence in shaping the future.

The BSc Computing Science programme equips students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required of a modern IT professional. A flexible programme, you can personalise your studies to suit career paths in specialisations such as mobile development, cloud systems development, secure software development, user experience development, advanced project management & Big Data.

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What will you learn in this course?
In this course, students will study a broad curriculum in computer science:

  • Fundamentals of Computing, Programming, Web Platform Development, Fundamentals of Software Engineering, Maths for Computing
  • Object Oriented Analysis & Design, Database Systems Development, Data Structures & Algorithms, Human Computer Interaction
  • IT Project Management, Research Skills and Professional Issues, Web Platform Development.

Duration:
4 years

Entry Requirements:
The below listed entry requirements are guidelines for entry into African Leadership College (ALC) prior to completion of the Leadership Core. Students can enter into any of the GCU degree programmes with an A-level equivalent in Math & Science and at least a Level 2 on completion of the Leadership Core.

– SQA Higher: BBBB. Applicants must hold English and Maths at a minimum of National 5 C.
– A Level: BCC. Applicants must hold English and Maths at a minimum of GCSE C.
– ILC Higher: B1 B2 B2 B2. Applicants must hold English and Maths at a minimum of ILC Ordinary Level A2.
– IB Diploma: 24 points
– BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: MMM in a relevant subject.

Module examples:

*SCQF Level 7:
– Introduction to Network Technology
– Security Landscape
– Fundamentals of Software Engineering
– Programming 1
– Web Platform Development 1
– Mathematics for Computing
– Integrated Project 1

SCQF Level 8:
– Database Development
– Human Computer Interaction
– Data Structures and Algorithms
– Programming 2
– Object Oriented Analysis and Design
– Integrated Project 2

SCQF Level 9:
– IT Project Management 1
– Applications Architecture and Design Patterns
– Systems Programming
– Web Design Technologies
– Web Platform Development 2
– Research Skills and Professional Issues

SCQF Level 10:
– Big Data
– Client Side Web Development
– Cloud Platform Development
– Mobile Platform Development
– Secure Software Development
– Honours Project

*SCQF = Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework.

BA (Hons) SOCIAL SCIENCES

For the future leader who wants to make an impact in the public sector or civil service, a multidisciplinary understanding of civilization and society is a necessary foundation for identifying the right opportunities and approaches.
Social science explores how societies function and looks at the institutional frameworks which underpin them, examining issues such as crime, immigration, gender, consumer culture, human rights and the environment.

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What will you learn in this course?
This multi-disciplinary programme provides students with the opportunity to develop a wide knowledge base from a selection of subject areas which include politics, history, sociology and economics.

You will also have the option to study additional modules including media and languages, thus broadening your knowledge and the scope of your career options. Graduate employability is high on our agenda and is embedded throughout our programme, which will also equip you with skills in presentation, research and computing, critical evaluation and concise writing.

Duration:
3 years

Entry Requirements:
The below listed entry requirements are guidelines for entry into African Leadership College (ALC) prior to completion of the Leadership Core. Students can enter into any of the GCU degree programmes with an A-level equivalent in Math & Science and at least a Level 2 on completion of the Leadership Core.

– SQA Higher: AABBB including Higher English plus Nat 5 Maths
– A level: BBB plus GCSE Maths at C and English at B
– ILC Higher: A2 A2 B2 B2 B2 including English and Ordinary Level Maths
– IB Diploma: 26 points must include Maths
– Btech Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM in relevant subject

Module examples:

SCQF Level 7:
– Business of Social Science

SCQF Level 8:
– Contemporary Economic Issues
– Politics: Concepts, ideas, and issues
– Sociology of culture and society
– Crime and society
– Society, employability, and business
– Imperialism and decolonisation
– The First World War
– Women, work, and income

SCQF Level 9:
– Theories of crime and punishment
– Poverty, inequality, and wealth
– Research methods

SCQF Level 10:
– Dissertation Honours Project
– Environmental Political Thought
– Global Capitalism and Twenty First Century Work
– Victimology, Trauma, and Social Harm
– Global Social Entrepreneurship
– Contemporary Issues in World Economy
– The Rise of Modern Medicine

*SCQF = Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework.

BSc (Hons) APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY

The Applied Psychology programme at ALC engages the future leader who wants to address deep human needs, challenges, and concerns by providing a solid grounding in interplay of the internal life of a person and its external manifestations in the world.

In Psychology we describe, explain and predict thoughts, feelings and behaviours. We search for answers to explain: Why do we spend so much time on Facebook? And does playing computer games make you aggressive?

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What will you learn in this course?
The focus of this degree is to apply the core psychological material of research methods, cognitive, social, developmental, personality and biological psychology to real life examples. You will cover forensic, counselling and health psychology.

Duration:
3 years

Entry Requirements:

The below listed entry requirements are guidelines for entry into African Leadership College (ALC) prior to completion of the Leadership Core. Students can enter into any of the GCU degree programmes with an A-level equivalent in Math & Science and at least a Level 2 on completion of the Leadership Core.

– SQA Higher: AABB plus English and Maths at Nat 5
– A level: ABB plus GCSE English and Maths at C
– ILC Higher: A1 B2 B2 B2 B2 including English and Maths at minimum A in Ordinary Level
– IB Diploma: 28 points
– Btech Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM in relevant subject
– College: Access to Humanities/Science at BBB; HNCScience/Social Science with a B in the Graded Unit

Module examples:

SCQF Level 7:
– Foundations in Psychology

SCQF Level 8:
– Applied Psychology
– Introduction to research in psychology
– The person in a social context
– Political and environmental issues in psychology
– Introduction to biological, cognitive, and developmental psychology

SCQF Level 9:
– Applying research methods in psychology
– Applied human cognition
– Physiology of behaviour
– Personality and individual differences
– Social psychology

SCQF Level 10:
– Developmental science and applied contexts
– Counselling psychology
– Health psychology
– Work based learning in psychology
– Forensic psychology

*SCQF = Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework.

Last updated on June 22, 2016.