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Top 10 Online Business Administration Courses

Top 10 Online Business Administration Courses

At, we've seen an increased interest in online courses from our learners. People around the world have been taking important measures to socially isolate in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis - learning has shifted from classroom-based courses to online formats. To help you find the types of courses you need, we're calculating our most popular online courses that we think can help you during this time.

Do you want to get a head start in your business administration career? A business administration qualification can help you start a career in this area or help you progress in your current role.

By taking a business administration training course, you will develop your knowledge of a range of business-critical principles and tasks. You will attain the essential skills to take on more business and managerial responsibilities in the workplace.

The topics covered in a business administration training programme typically include:

  • Commercial awareness 
  • Workload and time management
  • Communication skills
  • Strategic and critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Developing working relationships
  • Conflict management and negotiation

… and many more.

Browse our top 10 online business administration courses listed below to start your learning journey today!

10. The Effective Administrator

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Online or classroom


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275 - 415 GBP

This course aims to provide the administrator with the essential skills to be successful in their role. Beginning with ‘what good looks like’, it focuses on the key skills of managing workload, time management & assessing priorities, effective communication & building rapport - including professional telephone techniques & email - as well as assertiveness and dealing with difficult people & situations. 

This course has a CPD value of 5.5 hours.

    Learn more about The Effective Administrator

    9. Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration - Funded Online Course

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    8-12 weeks


    0 GBP excl. VAT

    Have you got what it takes to provide the crucial everyday support that organisations need to run their business, meet their targets and be successful? Well, this qualification provides you with a thorough understanding of all the aspects of a business administration role, which could enable you to progress within a business environment.

    You will gain the underpinning knowledge that is required to ensure you can successfully work in a range of different environments in a business administration role. You will develop essential knowledge of how to carry out administrative tasks such as how to manage information and supporting events. You will also learn how to apply your knowledge in a variety of industries and job roles.

      Learn more about Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration - Funded Online Course

      8. ILM Management Skills for Office Professionals

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      6 hours


      295 GBP + VAT

      This Certified E-Learning Programme meets the demand for EAs and PAs to take on more managerial and business responsibilities in the workplace and represent their Executive across all levels of the organisation.

      This programme will offer EAs and PAs insights into how to manage their Executive's day effectively, gain self awareness, explore 'what is management' and how to implement management skills into their roles, become assertive, manage workplace conflict with confidence and find balance in their life and career for optimal performance.

      A month after the live 4-week online learning programme, there will be a follow-up 1:1 coaching and mentoring call. Participants will also be invited to join the Global PA E-learning Group for further discussion and sharing. 


        Learn more about ILM Management Skills for Office Professionals

        7. Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Top-Up)

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        6 months


        3,850 GBP excl. VAT

        The Master of Business Administration (MBA) (top-up) programme is offered to learners who already possess the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification.

        Learners must also have a minimum of 2 years work experience at graduate level, in either a managerial or professional capacity which may include voluntary work, placements, internships, project management etc.

        The MBA (top-up) is validated and awarded by the University of Chichester and delivered by OTHM.

        The MBA (top-up) consists a compulsory single module ‘Consultancy Project Report’ worth 60 Credits. 

          Learn more about Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Top-Up)

          6. Principles of Business & Administration Level 2 Certificate

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          8 weeks


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          The Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration is great for people looking to start their career in business. With the units that are covered, learners will develop an understanding of various business administration skills that are all essential for the success of an organisation.

          Upon completion of this course, you will receive a Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration.


            Learn more about Principles of Business & Administration Level 2 Certificate

            5. Business Administration - Level 2 (Certificate)

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            Online or classroom


            128 hours


            597 GBP

            This course is designed for adults (19+) who would like to develop their business administration skills for everyday life and work and achieve a Level 2 qualification. By taking this course, you will develop skills and knowledge directly relevant to the business administration sector. 

            By the end of the course you will develop your knowledge in the principles of working in business administration, professional behaviour, providing administrative services and creating documents.

            This training course will prepare you for employment or a level 3 course in this area.

              Learn more about Business Administration - Level 2 (Certificate)

              4. Business Administration Skills

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              10 hours


              59 GBP

              This Business Administration Skills course is ideal for those that want to work in administrative support roles in public or private sector organisations, or want to improve their administrative and supervisory skills.

              This popular course examines the day-to-day workings of existing companies and teaches you the techniques that help them to operate successfully. From teaching you the fundamentals of administration to giving you the skills to provide high-level support, this course covers a wide range of units that will make you more employable.


              Successful candidates will be awarded a Certificate in Business Administration Skills.

                Learn more about Business Administration Skills

                3. The Lifelong MBA - Award Winning Mini-MBA

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                Self-paced, flexible


                199 GBP

                This award-winning Mini-MBA course has been designed to help you master the business fundamentals. This online course consists of 3 modules each of which is broken down into Learn, Apply and Transform elements.

                With this course, you will learn how to build cutting-edge leadership, management and strategic thinking into everything you do. The personal development resources at the end of each module will help you and your colleagues get the best out of your energies, skills and talents.

                On completion of the course you will be awarded with a Mini-MBA Certificate as accredited by the MBA Academy

                  Learn more about The Lifelong MBA - Award Winning Mini-MBA

                  2. Advanced Certificate for the Executive Assistant: ACEA® Online

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                  7 Lessons


                  1,499 GBP excl. VAT

                  Fast becoming the de-facto must have training certification for ambitious Executive Assistants, the Advanced Certificate for the Executive Assistant: ACEA® course equips Executive Assistants with the skills and knowledge to meet the increasingly demanding roles that are expected of them in the modern corporate environment.   

                  To become a true ‘business partner’ to an Executive, it is imperative that Executive Assistants have a deep understanding of the business and their Executives’ role & responsibilities. Uniquely delivered from an 'Executive Led' perspective, the ACEA® course focuses on elevating the role of the Executive Assistant, by delivering a fundamental understanding of business and organisations, as well as practical skills, including:

                  • Strategic thinking
                  • Stakeholder management
                  • Communication skills
                  • Critical thinking and problem solving
                  • Negotiation skills and conflict management

                  … and much more

                  Those who successfully complete the ACEA® examination and participate effectively in the course case studies will receive the Advanced Certificate for the Executive Assistant ACEA®.

                    Learn more about Advanced Certificate for the Executive Assistant: ACEA® Online

                    1. Level 2 Certificate in Business Administration Free Course

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                    5-10 weeks


                    0 GBP

                    Are you keen to start a career in business administration or progress within a current role? This qualification will equip you with a competitive and impressive knowledge about this sector.

                    By taking this course, you will develop your knowledge of a range of business administration and support tasks, understand communication in a business environment and learn how to develop working relationships with colleagues.

                    Upon completion of this course, you will receive a Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration (RQF), awarded by TQUK.

                    Funding is available for anyone who is unemployed and aged 19 or over who has been living in the European Union for the last 3 years

                      Learn more about Level 2 Certificate in Business Administration Free Course

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