@Kaplan Global Diploma - Diploma in Commerce (General studies)
Offering flexibility, portability and standardisation, the Diploma in Commerce is an 8-subject programme that students may take to gain advanced standing toward a Bachelor’s degree. Depending on the University, completed Diploma in Commerce offers between 1 to 1.5 years of exemption. To find out which Universities offer exemption, please check with your Programme Consultant.
This Diploma in Commerce comprises of 4 core modules and an additional 4 modules designed to provide the student a specialisation known as a major in some higher education systems.
The total of eight modules equating to roughly 24 - 160 units or credits in higher education systems, is designed to fulfill the general Business requirements of the first year of a university's bachelor's degree in general Commerce or Business. The Diploma of Commerce may count as electives toward year one of the undergraduate degree, and/or those modules may be used to fulfill required classes in a more specific area, e.g. Bachelor of Commerce.
With standardised curriculum and delivery across the globe, students can be assured that they have met many University entry requirements while enjoying the freedom of studying anywhere in the world.
At the end of the journey, dedicated students will achieve the same learning outcomes as in an on-campus programme, but with the added benefits of online learning. These include multimedia lecture formats, more avenues for student and lecturer interaction, as well as the flexibility to study anytime, anywhere. In well-designed cases, online learning has been proven to produce equivalent or better learning outcomes as compared to on-campus programmes.
All graduates from the Global Diploma programmes will receive a diploma awarded by the Kaplan Higher Education Institute, Singapore. There will be no differentiation in the certificate to distinguish an online or on-campus student.
In the online learning space, there will be individual tasks as well as group tasks, which will take place using different technologies for communication and project collaboration depending on the class. There may be both graded and ungraded assignments which will help give learners a sense of their progress as they move along the course.
Final exams will take place in a physical space where you will have to sit for written exams at a local exam centre alongside students from the on-campus cohort. Upon completing the require coursework, you will be presented with the same diploma certificate received by students in the on-campus programme.
There will be no differentiation in the certificate to distinguish an online learner from the on-campus ones.
The Global Diploma - Diploma in Commerce may be completed online in a minimum of 48 weeks, depending on the study load. Taking 2 subjects at a time over a 3-month period will allow the completion of the Diploma in 11 months. Students have up to 24 months to complete their programme.
1. Introduction to Management
2. Accounting for Managers
3. Quantitative Analysis
4. Economics I
Additional Modules for the Diploma in Commerce (General Studies):
5. Marketing Principles
6. Issues in International Business
7. Business Communications
8. Commercial Law
Pre-Requisites & Proficiencies
The entry requirements for direct entry into The Global Diploma are:
• GCE “A” levels or equivalent
• IELTS 5.5 or higher
Listed below are the documents required in order to complete your online application. Please note that the admissions committee will only begin the reviewing process once all documents have been submitted.
1. Application form
2. Digital copies of:
i. Certified true copy of highest qualification certificate
ii. Certified true copy of transcript
iii. A passport-sized photograph
iv. Passport / Identity Card details
v. Checklist Document (as advised by a Programme Consultant during initial phone contact)