The Diploma in Business Administration is designed to focus on:
- Providing an broad-based and strong business foundation for a range of careers in business and administrative management
- Developing the knowledge and skills of students in the field of business, management and business related disciplines
- Providing opportunities for students to develop a range of skills and techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life
The Diploma course comprises six subject units of study. The subject units are as follows:
- Human Resource Management
This unit provides an introduction to the contemporary concepts and practices of Human Resource Management within the Singapore setting. The aim of the unit is to provide an understanding of the personnel function of management through the consideration of systems and frameworks, which create and sustain the employment relationship within the organisation.
Major topics include human resource strategy & planning, job analysis, recruitment, appraisal, salary management and training.
- Principles of Management
This unit provides students with an insight into the key functions of management and the practical issues which managers of today face. Students are expected to discuss management theories and acquire an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of being a manager in an organisation. Apart from learning about the roles and functions of managers, student will gain an understanding of the skills managers require to manage effectively in a rapidly changing and competitive business environment.
Aspects of management such as planning, organising, leading, controlling, international management, business ethics and social responsibility will be covered.
The aim of this unit is to investigate the principles that underpin the marketing process and how they apply in business. It is a broad-based unit providing a general overview of marketing for all students and a foundation for further study in the specialist area of marketing.
It will enable students to select, analyse, apply, and evaluate marketing planning models and theories to marketing planning. Upon completion candidates should have the ability to evaluate an organisation’s ability to develop and launch a new product, and present a credible marketing plan.
- Business Communication
This unit aims to develop students’ abilities in oral and written skills in a business context. It exposes students to skills in the selection and interpretation of business texts, communication in semi-formal and formal business settings including presentation, meeting, interview, minutes writing and business report writing.
- Financial Accounting
Financial accounting provides students with an understanding of the use of financial statements from a decision-making perspective. Students will be introduced to accounting concepts and principles and will develop skills to account for business transactions and prepare financial statements. Students will learn analytical techniques to interpret and evaluate financial information. Ethical issues will also be discussed.
- Principles of Entrepreneurship
This unit examines the basic elements of generating new business ideas. Through various mode of learning (e.g. lectures, online learning, tutor consultation, workshop, site visit and active participation etc) students will get an opportunity to identify, assess and select viable businesses, and then develop preliminary business proposals through a typical entrepreneurship process and field research. The objective is to develop students’ entrepreneurial mindset.
The course is mainly conducted in the classroom via face-to-face learning which encourages student-teacher interaction. Students are encouraged to attend field trips and bazaars organised by the school to encourage experiential learning.
This course is assessed by coursework which involves doing a report, presentation or project work.
- Admission RequirementsStudents should normally satisfy the following minimum academic requirements:Two GCE ‘A’ level passes or Grade 12 equivalent qualification with a ‘O’ level pass in Chinese;
- Three GCE ‘O’ level passes or Grade 10 with a pass in Chinese and at least one year of working experience;
- Five ‘N’ level passes with a pass in Chinese and at least two years of working experience.International students with equivalent qualifications may be admitted on the condition that they are proficient with Chinese.
Candidates who successfully complete all 6 units of this programme will be presented with a Graduation Certificate awarded by Beacon International College.
Total Duration: 6 months (Full-time)
1 year (Part-time)
Total Course Hours: 360
Weekly time-tabled hours (teaching): 15
Class size: Maximum 25 pax per class for practical and tutorial lessons
Maximum 35 pax for lecture
Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to demonstrate the following skills:
- Understanding of basic concepts and theories of business, management, human resource management, marketing and accounting
- Synthesis of a range of concepts, knowledge and skills relating to business and management
- Application of business and management knowledge and skills to practical, realistic work situations
Fees & Funding
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