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Protocol & Etiquette

BIRCHAM INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Faculty of Business & Media



Faculty of Business & Media

 

MODULE: Protocol & Etiquette

Program delivered by distance learning higher education up to a maximum of 21 credits. This module may be combined or completed with other online university courses from this faculty.

 

DESCRIPTION: Protocol & Etiquette

Business Protocol is an essential tool for any businessperson in today's global business environment. This program presents a practical methodology for understanding cultural interaction in our diverse an complex world. It goes beyond the "dos" and "don'ts" of international business customs to the rationale and reasoning behind these actions. It examines the fundamental motivating factors for each culture, and the rules for behavior that stem from them. With this thorough understanding of protocol and etiquette, the student will have the confidence to approach any culture and act consistently and effectively in all areas of business transactions.

 

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 Academic Credits):

1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Interpersonal Communication
Multicultural Diversity
Cross Cultural Social Perspectives
Public Speaking
Business Communications
Business Protocol & Etiquette
International Protocol & Etiquette

 

Academic Supervisor: Deric N. Bircham
More information about this supervisor and instructors at Bircham University Human Network.

 

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DEGREE PROGRAMS: Protocol & Etiquette

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. (Doctor) Programs. This distance learning degree program is designed at the postgraduate level – Master’s or Doctoral. This module may be easily adapted to complete the Specialist, Expert or Bachelor’s adult degree program requirements. A further option is the enrollment into the online university courses listed in this module.

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma in Protocol & Etiquette (21 Academic Credits)
Select 5 courses for the Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of 7 courses from this specialization module in Protocol & Etiquette.

 

Bachelor's Degree (B.A., B.S., B.B.A.) in Protocol & Etiquette (130 Academic Credits)
21 credits for 7 Specialization Courses in Protocol & Etiquette.
+ 60 credits in General Education may be transferred from previous education and experience.
+ 49 credits or 16 additional courses that may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Business & Media from Bircham International University. This selection must to be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree (M.B.A., M.S., M.A.) in Protocol & Etiquette (35 to 50 Academic Credits)
21 credits for 7 Specialization Courses in Protocol & Etiquette.
+ 13 credits that correspond to research methodology and the Final Project.
+ Some additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Business & Media from Bircham International University if required. This selection must to be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Doctorate (Doctor Ph.D. Degree) in Protocol & Etiquette (45 to 70 Academic Credits)
21 credits for 7 Specialization Courses in Protocol & Etiquette.
+ 18 credits that correspond to research methodology and the Thesis.
+ Some additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Business & Media from Bircham International University if required. This selection must to be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

 

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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

This program is delivered by traditional correspondence instruction. Bircham International University will send to your address the physical program suggested textbooks. You will be requested to write 20 to 35 pages reports about these books. You submit these reports by email or mail. The reports are the course exams. Bircham International University will evaluate your required written work. If passed, you will earn the degree from Bircham International University. Read BIU Study Guide for more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring and evaluation.

 

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ADMISSION PROCESS:

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

Students enrolling into this program should be aware that:

1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of the program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment in the program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this program of study.
5. Language: Book and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in the course.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each degree program.
 

 

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SUBJECT COURSES: Protocol & Etiquette

Each subject accounts for 3 credits.

 

Each of the following subjetcs may be studied as a continuing education course.

 

Interpersonal Communication

This course deals with the spontaneous human interaction in face-to-face situations. It gives special attention to perception, language, and attitudes in small groups; leadership and participation in groups, committees, conferences, and public discussions; and logical and psychological aspects of group processes. It analyzes how to improve communication climates and manage interpersonal conflicts.

Instructor: Shelley-Ann Meihuizen

 

Multicultural Diversity

The course shows how to deal with a different culture. It covers identity development, acculturation, class, prejudice and discrimination, demographics, and verbal and non-verbal communication in the context of different cultures and values. It examines the impact of different cultural backgrounds on managerial decisions and highlights the complexities of management in a global environment.

Instructor: Catherine Wanjiru Gachutha

 

Cross Cultural Social Perspectives

This course focuses on the study of the similarities and differences of different cultures. It will enable students to learn the skills of communication, negotiation and managing cultural differences. It provides a cross cultural social perspective to deal effectively with individuals from varied cultures in different situations.

Instructor: Catherine Wanjiru Gachutha

 

Public Speaking

This course teaches public speaking abilities and speech strategies. It provides an understanding of rhetorical theory and its application in a variety of speech situations. It addresses speech preparation and delivery, audience analysis, listening skills, critiquing and speaker anxiety.

Instructor: Shelley-Ann Meihuizen

 

Business Communications

This course describes strategies for planning managerial communications, and builds skills in oral and written reporting and persuading. It looks at how new technologies are changing the way people in business communicate, and the implications those changes have for organizations. It considers interviewing, listening, meeting planning, presentations, and telecommunication.

Instructor: Shelley-Ann Meihuizen

 

Business Protocol & Etiquette

This course explains how to handle any situation with control and diplomacy, from introductions and greetings to office behavior. Handling every situation with confidence and control is the best competitive edge. It shows how to conduct meetings that achieve results by establishing protocols for any situation. Well-run meetings provide valuable opportunities to share experiences, information, and knowledge.

Instructor: Deric N. Bircham

 

International Protocol & Etiquette

This course shows how to understand international protocol and respect cultural differences. In the global marketplace knowing how to receive, interact with and entertain international guests and business associates are critical success factors. Mistakes in protocol and etiquette can even ruin many situations or business.

Instructor: Deric N. Bircham

 

 

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Accredited (Non USA CHEA). International legalization available.

Non formal and independent education.

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