Diploma in Business (Part-Time)

Provided by Marketing Institute of Singapore Business School


Awarded by Marketing Institute of Singapore Business School

Course introduction



The Diploma in Business is specially designed for those who wish to acquire or upgrade their knowledge and skills in the whole arena of business operations and to further their career.

Delivery & Assessment
The delivery of this programme involves lectures, group discussions, case studies and presentations by students. Classes are usually held three to four times a week. Weekend block classes may be available subject to adequate student enrolment. Weekly lectures are conducted by qualified and experienced local lecturers approved by the Institute.
Students are required to pass the overall assessment for each module at the end of each semester in order to be granted a passing grade for the module. All students are required to fulfil the attendance requirement of at least 75% for each module before they are considered eligible to take the end-of-semester examinations.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Programme Structure & Curriculum

This is a 8-month part-time programme, covering 6 modules over 2 semesters with a total of 216 contact hours. 12 sessions are to be conducted for each module. The details are as follows:
Modules Code Modules
DB101 Principles of Management
DB102 Understanding Business and Economic Environment
DB103 Business Statistics
DB104 Principles of Marketing
DB105 Financial and Managerial Accounting
DB106 Business Law

Module Synopsis
DB101: Principles of Management
Managers in modern business today are facing increasingly competitive and uncertain environments. This module aims to introduce students to the management function, and will focus on planning, organising, leading, and controlling an organisation effectively.

DB102: Understanding Business and Economic Environment
This module provides students with an introduction to business and economic concepts and models, and to help them understand how microeconomic and macroeconomic issues can have implications on the business decisions of a firm.

DB103: Business Statistics
This module provides students with an introduction to the concepts, methods and applications of descriptive and inferential statistics. The objectives are to help students understand various business situations in which a range of statistical techniques are applicable to develop skills in presenting, summarising and processing sample data, making basic statistical inferences and arriving at appropriate business decisions.

DB104: Principles of Marketing
The module aims to equip students with a good knowledge of the fundamental concepts of contemporary marketing and their practical applications.

DB105: Financial and Managerial Accounting
This module introduces students to the basic financial accounting (preparing, interpreting and analysing of financial statements) and management accounting (use of accounting information for planning and control, decision making, and the costing of organisational activities). Students will acquire knowledge on how financial and managerial information is used by decision-makers in organisations.

DB106: Business Law
The aim of this module is to equip students with a functional familiarity of the legal environment in which business decisions are made. It was designed to give students the knowledge they need regarding the basis of business law, so as to enable them to make legal and ethical decisions.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

All Applicants Must Possess
- 3 GCE 'O' level credits with at least 3 years of working experience
- Higher National ITE Certificate (Higher NITEC) in any of the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Banking Services
  • Engineering with Business
  • Human Resource & Administration
  • Event Management
  • Leisure & Travel Operations
  • Passenger Services
  • Retail Merchandising
  • Service Management
- MIS Business School graduates who attained the Certificate in Sales and Marketing (CSM)
- Certificate or the equivalent from a recognised PEI:
  • Professional Certificate in Business Management (MDIS)
  • Professional Certificate in Marketing & Communications Management (MDIS)
  • Certificate in InfoComm Technology (MDIS)
  • Certificate in Business Management (PSB)
  • Certificate in InfoComm Technology (PSB)
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies (Kaplan)
  • Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Kaplan)
  • Management Foundation Studies (SIM)
  • Certificate in Foundation Skills (Informatics)
English Requirement
At least IELTS 5.5 or a pass in GCE 'O' level English or its equivalent. Applicants may be subjected to a written and/or oral assessment of their language proficiency conducted by PEI.

Minimum Age Requirement
16 years old

Fees & Funding

Course Fees $4087.4 (Inclusive of GST)


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