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Certification

Level A

General Knowledge

At the first stage of EBC*L, graduates will acquire the economic targets of a company and understand the language used during business conversations and meetings. Therefore the graduates become a competent contact person who has the necessary basis for entrepreneurial thinking and acting. Level A contains essential fundamentals of practice-oriented and privately and professionally realizable business competences thus becming a qualified person in production, sales and administration.

Topics

  • Business Objectives and Management Ratios
  • Accounting
  • Costing and Pricing
  • Business Law

Examination

To obtain the EBC*L certificate Level A, the candidate has to take a hand written, two-hour examination at an accredited EBC*L exam centre. The basis of the Level A exam with regard to the contents is the EBC*L Learning Target Catalogue Level A. To pass the examination, at least 75 % of 100 points must be obtained. The EBC*L Level A examination consist of

  • 16 knowledge questions
  • 4 comprehension questions
  • 1 case study

The exam questions are open questions (no multiple-choice test). Hence, the candidates show their ability to freely express their economically well founded answers.


Level B

Planning Knowledge

The graduates know how to draw up business plans for projects and enterprises under economic criteria and have the necessary know-how to develop budgets. It includes the most significant economic planning instruments such as marketing plans, ABC or UBS analysis. This level also includes knowledge necessary for the realization of strategies to meet corporate objectives and to take the appropriate measures.

Topics

  • Business Plan
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Financial Planning (Budgeting)
  • Pre-Investment Analysis and Profitability Analysis

Examination

The structure of the EBC*L Level B examination is similar to that of Level A. There are knowledge questions, comprehension questions as well as one case study which all have to be answered in the candidate’s own words (no multiple-choice questions). The basis of the Level B examination regarding the contents is the EBC*L Learning Target Catalogue Level B (the Level B examination is divided into two parts). The examination EBC*L Level B consists of

  • 12 knowledge questions
  • 3 comprehension questions
  • 1 case study

Part 1

Length: 90 minutes

  • Goals, methods and instruments of business plan design
  • Marketing and sales

Part 2

Length: 90 minutes

  • Financial planning (budgeting), investment analysis and financing

 

It is possible to only do one of these partial examinations at a time.

To successfully pass the examination, 75 % of 80 points must be obtained.


Level C

Management Knowledge

The graduates know the economical instruments for the management of an enterprise and its departments, as well as the conditions and procedures of effective personnel management. This level also contains leadership competence such as self-management, motivation, team development, communication, conflict resolution and target orientation. In addition, practical cases and relevant issues related to the role of general manager such as human resources or personnel management challenges are also included in the syllabus. Those who complete all levels will receive the EBC*L Certified Manager certificate.

Topics

  • Management of Organizations and Processes
  • Management of Personnel
  • Human Resource Management

Examination

The structure of the EBC*L Level C examination is similar to the Level B. There are knowledge questions, comprehension questions as well as one case study which all have to be answered in the candidate’s own words (no multiple-choice questions). The basis of the Level C examination regarding the contents is the EBC*L Learning Target Catalogue Level C (the Level B examination is divided into two parts). The examination EBC*L Level C consists of

  • 14 knowledge questions
  • 2 short case study questions
  • 1 long case study question

Part 1

Length: 120 minutes

  • Management of Organizations and Processes
  • Management of Personnel
  • Human Resource Management

Part 2

Length: 60 minutes

  • Case study in Human Resource Management

 

It is possible to only do one of these partial examinations at a time.

To successfully pass the examination, 75 % of 80 points must be obtained in Part 1 and 50 % of 50 points in Part 2.