Diploma in Business Management

The Diploma in Business Management programme is designed to provide students the theoretical and practical perspective of business management. Students will study subjects covering business, management and finance. The course is ideal for anyone wishing to advance their knowledge, skills and career prospects in business.

It is articulated for advanced standing as equivalent to Year 1 of a 3-year BA honours degree in business management with Cardiff Metropolitan University and Queen Margaret University, United Kingdom.

Programme Objective

To educate the students on the nature of business management.

To develop students intellectual capabilities of interpretation and analysis; critical evaluation; selection and synthesis; reasoned argument; research and problem solving skills.

To analyse the business management environment and adopt innovative approaches to the development of business management.

To develop analytical and evaluative skills.

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

Delivery Schedule
2018 Quarter 1
8 Jan 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
2018 Quarter 2
16 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
2018 Quarter 3
9 Jul 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
2018 Quarter 4
1 Oct 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
BM1030 Economics BM1040 Principles of Management BM1210 Financial Accounting 1 BM1030 Economics
BM 1080 Principles of Marketing BM1050 Principles of Information System BM1060 Business Statistics BM 1080 Principles of Marketing
BM1020 Business Law BM1090 International Business Environment     BM1020 Business Law
2019 Quarter 19
7 Jan 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
2019 Quarter 2
15 Apr 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
2019 Quarter 3
8 Jul 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
2019 Quarter 4
30 Sep 2019 - 27 Dec 2019
BM1040 Principles of Management BM1210 Financial Accounting 1 BM1030 Economics BM1040 Principles of Management
BM1050 Principles of Information System BM1060 Business Statistics BM 1080 Principles of Marketing BM1050 Principles of Information System
BM1090 International Business Environment     BM1020 Business Law BM1090 International Business Environment
Progression Pathway
Diploma in Business Management
Mode & Duration
Full-time: 9 mths
Part-time: 9 mths
8 Jan 18 / 16 Apr 18 / 9 Jul 18 / 1 Oct 18
One Month Prior to Intake Dates
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.
Modules (120 credits)
  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Business Law
    • This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the precept of legal reasoning. It also forms the basis of professional and business relationship. Student will learn the fundamentals of Singapore legal system; and Law of Contract and be able to identify breaches of contract, and the appropriate remedies for such breaches. The module will cover other topics such as Agency; Sale of Goods;Insurance; Negotiable Instruments; Trademarks and Copyrights; Incorporation of Companies; and Duties of Directors and other Officers.
  • 3. Economics
    • In this module, students will learn the different economic systems and how the market works. They will exposed to the various micro-economic theories of demand and production, product pricing, market forms; price determination under perfect competition and imperfect competition, and the theory of distribution. In addition, students will learn the macro-economic theory of income and employment determination, National Income, Keynesian and monetarists' viewpoints, and the main macro-economic concerns of Inflation; Unemployment, as well as Macro-economic policies and International Trade.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. 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.
  • 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. International Business Environment
    • This module is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge of international business and the implications of international business on organizations' strategies structure and functions, particularly in the fast pace of globalization. Students are exposed to all aspects of international business from international business theories, national and international environment, international legislation to international management as well as other related aspects.

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