Diploma in Business Information Management

The Diploma in Business Information Management programme offers students an appreciation of the inter-relationship of processes in the business information industry. This diploma also introduces fundamental concepts in Business Information Management that are widely used.

Programme Objective

To provide a comprehensive and balanced programme of business and computing knowledge and skills required for business in the information age.
To develop well educated and skilled people who understand the managerial and strategic issues associated with implementing information systems.
To provide a relevant and flexible study in the field of Business Information Management.
To provide students with the ability to synthesise knowledge, understanding and practical skills in a vocational context.

Delivery Method

Generally the curriculum for all levels are taught over 4 terms of 12 weeks. Modules are conducted in formal instructor-led classroom sessions where students are introduced to the course discipline. Each term will cover 2-3 modules with 54 contact hours per module. Lectures are 3-hour sessions and Tutorial 3-hour sessions weekly

Progression Pathway
Diploma in Business Information Management
Mode & Duration
Full-time: 9 mths
Part-time: 9 mths
January / April / July / October
Average Teacher-Student Ratio
Each module is assessed by academic work comprising written assignments, case study reports, essays, examination as determined by the subject profile. The assessment criterion varies from module to module and level to level.
  • 1. Business Statistics
    • This module provides students an introduction to quantitative techniques which are widely applicable in business application. Students will be exposed to the various methods of Collections and Presentations of Numerical Information - survey methods, tabulation, graphs, charts and diagrams; Frequency Distributions - measures of location, measures of dispersion, and skewness; Relationships and Forecasting - correlation and regression, time series analysis, and simple forecasting; Index numbers - price relative methods and aggregate methods; and Probability and Statistical Inference.
  • 2. Database Management
    • Students will learn the components of a database system together with its database management system from a relational model perspective. The module will cover other models of database systems such as hierarchical and network models. Students will also be able to describe the conceptual, logical and physical design of a relational database, as well as SQL in data definition, data retrieval and data manipulation. The module also introduces the concept of Database Administration, Security and Integrity in the areas of Database Backup, Recovery and Concurrency.
  • 3. Introduction to Software Development
    • This module aims to provide students with an introduction to programming and related problem-solving skills. It also teaches students fundamental programming constructs, its grouping towards comprising a program, program structure, and communication between various segments of the program. Students will be introduced the fundamentals of object oriented programming skills and object-oriented programming concepts. Students will learn how to implement these concepts using various programming languages. It will also cover program testing, debugging, and a number of program design tools and techniques used to express the solutions needed to solve impending problems.
  • 4. Principles of Information System
    • This module provides students a general overview of information systems concepts and its application to practical business situation. Students will learn to differentiate between data and information and learn the key attributes of information and the various types and levels of information. Students will also be exposed to the major areas of IS knowledge including Information Technologies - hardware, software, networks, data resource management, and Internet-based technologies; Business Applications; and Systems Development Processes.
  • 5. Web Application Programming with PHP
    • This module covers the general concept of colour, design elements, design principles, design structure and the interactivity interface of websites. Students will learn the basic concepts of Internet, Internet Architecture, Internet services, internet scripting language and rich media technologies for the creation of interactive web applications. It will equip students with the skills to formulate and implement web strategies which raise websites’ productivity. Students will be exposed to various search engine optimization (SEO) tools, techniques and analysis.
  • 6. Financial Accounting I
    • This module aims to develop students' understanding of the principles and concepts of accounting and enables students to prepare and evaluate accounting statements, systems and reports. The module will cover topic such as Accounting Principles; Control Accounts and Bank Reconciliation; Accounting for Stock; Fixed Assets Accountings; Errors & Incomplete Accounts; Sole Proprietorship & Final Accounts; Company Final Accounts; Sources and Uses of Funds; and Financial Ratio Analysis.
  • 7. Principles of Marketing
    • This module is designed to provide students with an overview of the key concepts, theories and applications of marketing in an organisation. The subject will cover the nature and role of marketing; marketing planning, control and research, the environment of marketing, consumer behaviour, market segmentation and positioning; product life cycle and applying the appropriate marketing strategies; marketing mix, and product planning and development. Students will learn how to engage in transactions and relationship building with the customers.
  • 8. Principles of Management
    • This module introduces students to key challenges faced by managers in the new millennium. Learning includes the study of management concepts, management processes, and managerial roles in organization; classical, behavioral and contemporary viewpoints in management; organizational culture and social responsibility and ethics in management; planning and managerial decision making;organizing and organizational structure and design; leading, managing individuals and groups,motivation,leadership, employment relations and managerial control and control methods.

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