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Diploma in Business Management (General Studies)

Provided by: Kaplan Higher Education Academy
Awarded by: Kaplan Singapore

Course Introduction

The Diploma in Business Management (General Studies) programme consists of 8 modules and may be completed in 8 months. It aims to provide students with a well-rounded discourse of business in general. This specialisation complements the 6 core modules with any two modules that students are most interested in.


Curriculum Overview

There are 3 intakes per year.
  • April
  • August
  • December
    Please contact our programme consultant to obtain a copy of the class schedule.
Minimum Class Size
  • Minimum class size: 20 students
    Class may commence with fewer students than indicated above, subject to resource availability. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified at least 1 week before the programme commencement date, stated in your student contract with Kaplan, and our consultants will contact you to advise on a backup plan.


Area of Studies

Core Modules
The Diploma programme caters to students with a wide range of interests. Students take the 6 core modules and choose the remaining 2 modules from a comprehensive list of 18 electives to either:
  • Customise their own Diploma according to their interests and goals
  • Customise their Diploma to meet specific university requirements for advanced standing into a Bachelor Degree*
*If electives are for articulation into a specific Degree programme with our university partners, please speak with our programme consultant to select the correct elective combination.
The following modules are covered in the programme:
  • Business Statistics and Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Commercial Law
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Principles of Economics
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
Click here for module descriptions.
Elective Modules
(Select 2)
  • Computational Mathematics and Computer Architecture
  • Foundational Psychology
  • Fundamentals of Computer Systems
  • Globalisation and the World Economy
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Introduction to Data Communications
  • Introduction to Database Design and Development
  • Introduction to Health Systems
  • Introduction to Media Studies
  • Introduction to Multimedia and the Internet
  • Introduction to Programming using Java
  • Principles of Computer Forensics
  • Principles of Consumer Behaviour
  • Principles of Finance and Banking
  • Principles of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Principles of Human Resource Management
  • Principles of Information Systems and Data Management
  • Principles of Supply Chain Management
The above modules are subject to changes and subject to availability. Not all modules will be offered every term.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements
  • Kaplan Foundation Diploma; OR
  • Minimum 1 GCE A-Level pass; OR
  • Other private or foreign qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis (based on the equivalence to the GCE A-Level); OR
  • Mature candidates (30 years old and above, with a minimum of 8 years of work experience)
English Language Requirements
  • At least C6 in GCE O-Level English or equivalent

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fee
The total tuition fee covers registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and main assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Diploma (if earned) and e-transcript.
S$5,951.40 payable in 4 instalments 
Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)
Receive a S$300 Referral Reward when you recommend a friend to enrol in our Diploma programme*
Receive a S$300 Study Rebate*.
Receive a S$600 Upgrader Rebate (only applicable if you are progressing from Foundation Diploma to Diploma programme)*
Non-Refundable Application Fee
Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)
Student Development Fee
Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)
*Payment for this fee will be included in the first instalment.
The Student Development Fee covers the provision of a comprehensive range of initiatives aimed at enhancing the career and industry-readiness of Kaplan students, such as programmes aimed at improving interpersonal skills, technical and digital skills, as well as career advisory and job matching services.
All fees indicated are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate of 9%. For more information on the GST revision, please refer to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website. Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.
Fees remain subject to change. Applicant will be charged the prevailing fees and GST at the time of application. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.

Study Mode & Duration

  • 8 months
Maximum allowed candidature period
  • 16 months
    If a student fails to complete the programme within the candidature period, they will not be entitled to any recourse or refund.
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