Level 6 Certified in Business Research

Level 6 is equivalent to Bachelor's level

The aim of this Level 6 certified is to develop learners’ research skills, including producing a research question and carrying out independent research using approriate research techniques. Learners will also analyse research findings, evaluate the research methodology used and present their research findings.

Level 6 is equivalent to Bachelor’s level and could transfer 20 credits and full tuition fees to Bachelor programs of Paris-U.

Programs in details

Learning Outcomes:

1. Be able to propose a research project in a business and management context.

  • 1.1 Assess the factors that contribute to the process of research project selection.
  • 1.2 Formulate and record possible research project outlines and specifications.
  • 1.3 Develop research questions or hypothesis with rationale.
  • 1.4 Clarify resources efficiently for the research question or hypothesis.
  • 1.5 Create an agreed SMART timeframe for completion of the research.

2. Be able to prepare a research plan and conduct a literature review.

  • 2.1 Critically appraise literature relevant to the chosen research context.
  • 2.2 Evaluate research methodologies and provide a rationale for a chosen research methodology.
  • 2.3 Evaluate data collection methods and provide a rationale for chosen data collection methods.
  • 2.4 Produce a research proposal.

3. Be able to carry out research according to the chosen research specification.

  • 3.1 Carry out the proposed research investigation in accordance with the research specification.
  • 3.2 Collect and present relevant data as outlined by the research specification.
  • 3.3 Interpret and analyse the results in relation to the research specification.

4. Be able to evaluate research and present results and conclusion.

  • 4.1 Use appropriate research evaluation techniques to justify the validity of the research.
  • 4.2 Make recommendations, justifying areas for further consideration.
  • 4.3 Present the outcomes of the research to an audience using appropriate media.


Research formulation, Action Plan and Design

Course Coverage:
  • Research aims and objectives; rationale for selection; methodology for data collection and analysis; literature review; critique of references from primary sources e.g. questionnaires, interviews; secondary sources e.g. books, journals, internet; scope and limitations; terms of reference; duration; ethical issues
  • Action plan: rationale for research question or hypothesis; milestones; task dates; review dates; monitoring/reviewing process; strategy.
  • Research design: type of research e.g. qualitative, quantitative, systematic, original; methodology; resources; statistical analyses; validity; reliability; control of variables.

Data collection, analysis and interpretation

Course Coverage:
  • Research design and method; test research hypotheses; considering test validity; reliability
  • Data collection: selection of appropriate tools for data collection; types e.g. qualitative, quantitative; systematic recording; methodological problems e.g. bias, variables and control of variables, validity and reliability
  • Data analysis and interpretation: qualitative and quantitative data analysis; statistical tables; comparison of variable; trends; forecasting

Evaluation and future considerations

  • Evaluation of outcomes: an overview of the success or failure of the research project
  • Future consideration: significance of research investigation; application of research results; implications; limitations of then investigation; improvements; recommendations for the future, areas for future research
  • Presenting research outcome: delivery format appropriate to the audience; use of appropriate media
  • Binsardi, A. (2008) Research Methods for Management. Cambridge: International Academic Press.
  • Booth, A., Papaioannou, D. and Sutton, A. (2012) Systematic Approaches to a Successful
    Literature Review. London: Sage Publications.
  • Bryman, A. and Bell, E. (2011) Business Research Methods. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Burns, R. P. and Burns, R. (2008) Business Research Methods & Statistics Using SPSS.
    London: Sage Publications.
  • Cooper, D. R. and Schindler, P. S. (2006) Business Research Methods. Boston: McGraw
  • Deniels, P. and Becker, L. (2012) Developing Research Proposals. London: Sage
  • Denscombe, M. (2007) The Good Research Guide. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
  • Gill, J. and Johnson, P. (2010) Research Methods for Managers. London: Sage Publications.
  • Jankowicz, A. D. (2005). Business Research Projects. London: Thomson Learning.
  • Jesson, J. K., Matheson, L. and Lacey, F. M. (2011) Doing Your Literature Review. London:
    Sage Publications.
  • McNiff, J. and Whitehead, J. (2009) Doing and Writing Action Research. London: Sage
  • Moutinho, L. and Hutcheson, G. D. (2011) The Sage Dictionary of Quantitative Management
    Research. London: Sage Publications.
  • Saunders, M., Lewis, P. and Thornhill, A. (2009) Research Methods for Business Students.
    5th Edition. Harlow: Financial Times / Prentice Hall.
  • Thomas, R. and Lynn, P. (2009) Survey Research in Practice. London: Sage Publications.

Entry requirements

To enroll The Level 6 Certified, the learner must possess:

  • Graduated vocational schools or College or completed 2nd year of Bachelor or
  • Relevant NQF / QCF / RQF Level 5 Diploma, or equivalent or
  • HNDs/ NVQs/ Foundation degrees/ Diploma of higher education (DipHE) or
  • At least 2 year working experience.
  • And learners must be over 18 years old.

Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) reserves the highest decision-making power for admission whether to accept or not accept after a specific review of each candidate’s profile to ensure that they can comprehend and gain benefits when participating. For the fake university or diploma mills, Paris-U shall not be accepted.

English requirements

If a learner is not from a predominantly English-speaking country, proof of English language proficiency must be provided.

Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 or equivalent

Or A minimum TOEFL score of 101 or IELTS 6.5; Reading and Writing must be at 6.5 or equivalent

After graduating from Level 6 Certified, students receive all certified documents from Université Libérale de Paris. 

Certified Documents:

  • e-Certificate from Université Libérale de Paris. 
  • Hard copy certificate from Université Libérale de Paris. 
  • Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning for Qualifications (APELQ) certified from Paris-U for credit and tuition fee transfer
  • Accreditation & Recognition certified from Paris-U.

Because the program is accredited and recognized, students can easily use certified in the working environment and have many opportunities for career advancement. In addition, in case if you want to study for a university degree, students can convert all credits and the full tuition fee when participating in the program Paris-U.

 Université Libérale de Paris’s Level 6 Certified means:

Paris-U Level 6 certification is the certified at the bachelor level and is equivalent to:

    • Level 6 certificate of Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) of UK
    • Level 9 certificate of Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)
    • Level 6 certificate of Credit and Qualifications Framework (CQFW)
    • Level 6 certificate of European Qualifications Framework (EQF)
    • Level 7 & 8 certificates of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
    • Level 6 certificate of ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF)
  • Level 7 & 8 certificate of the African Continental Qualifications Framework (ACQF)

Students can convert all credits and the full tuition fee when participating in the Paris-U academic programs if they want to study for an academic degree.

Credits transfer:

Learners can accumulate 20 credits from the Level 6 Certified program when participating in the Bachelor of Business Administration with Hons – final year. Please see the credit transfer policy HERE

Tuition fee transfer:

When participating in the BBA with Hons program, students who have graduated 1 Level 6 Certified will receive a discount equivalent to short courses tuition fee. Please see the tuition fee transfer HERE

[APEL.Q] – Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) for Award of Academic Qualifications (Q) is the award of academic qualifications to individual learners through the evaluation and assessment of prior experiential learning towards fully accredited programmes offered by Paris-U. A degree with [APEL.Q] pathway is granted on the basis of the knowledge, skills, and competencies acquired through formal, informal, or non-formal learning.


As a crucial component of Liberal Education, Paris-U is the first university in the world to fully implement the APEL.Q approach to acknowledge past experience and knowledge. Assist students in becoming rapidly recognized and entering the labor market.


Short Courses Certified programs are completely approved and recognized, according to the same rigorous standards as academic degree programs. Learners might include this qualification in their portfolios when submitting for the APEL.Q examination.

Please note that, the APEL.Q process will leads to only MBA degree of Paris-U, not dual degree. For more information, read more HERE

Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) Certified program is not-for-profit, so the tuition fees are fully supported by Paris-U, and its partners. Université Libérale de Paris reserves the right not to accept more students if the number exceeds the quotas.

Apply Policy:

  • To participate in Paris-U’s Short courses program, students need to meet the entry criteria corresponding to each level. Please see the “Entry” tab for more details.
  • Paris-U will not accept applicants if their entry qualifications are from diploma mill universities or schools/universities that are not accredited.
  • For Level 6 short courses programs, if an entry diploma is unavailable, students must demonstrate a minimum of 2 years of work experience in the relevant field.
  • English is not a mandatory entry requirement for short course programs, but candidates need to ensure that English is used in reading documents, listening to lectures, and doing assignments. Candidates should note that English is a mandatory requirement when switching to an academic program at Paris-U.

Apply Process:

  1.  Choose the program that suits your requirements. Note that applicants without a university degree will not be able to participate in the program at Level 6, and applicants without a Master’s degree will not be able to participate in the program at Level 7.
  2. Email your application to support@paris-u.fr with all the required documents. You could download the application form here.
  3. Our admission department will contact you and guide you through further processes if the registration documents need to be supplemented.
  4. Université Libérale de Paris will issue the Letter of Acceptant (LOA). You wil proceed to the next steps according to the instructions and pay tuition fee.
  5. Université Libérale de Paris will issue a student confirmation letter, login account to the e-learning system and related documents.
  6. You have become an official Paris-U student and enjoy your study journey.

The Short Courses Certified program is a fully online program. You can study anytime, anywhere. The final exam will be uploaded to the system and marked by the academic panel of Paris-U . Students must submit assignments on time. Otherwise, the student is considered not to continue the program

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Tuition fees

Tuition policies are in keeping with the provisions of the Paris-U policy and subject to change without notice. In some case, Paris-U offer variety of Scholarships for International Students. 

Level 6 short courses tuition fee & e-certificate
Hard copy certificate & APEL.Q documents
Transfer to Paris-U degree

Université Libéral de Paris

Université Libéral de Paris (Paris-U) offers higher education programmes in English only and that are different from the French National Curricula and Programmes leading to French Government accredited university qualifications, which falls under the French Public Higher Education sector.

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