Foundation Diploma in Business

Provided by DIMENSIONS International College


Awarded by DIMENSIONS International College

Course introduction


The Foundation Diploma in Business is designed to provide students with basic principles and understanding of business. By the end of this course, students will have developed the fundamentally essential knowledge in relation to business economic environment, concept of management, accounting and business English writing as well as the computer operation skills supporting business organizations.

The 6-month course equips the targeted group of learners with essential study skills in order to cope with subject requirements and challenges while pursuing a higher education qualification.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded the Foundation Diploma in Business by DIMENSIONS International College.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure


  • To equip students with the essential knowledge and skills
  • To develop the concept and understanding of business practices
  • To enhance students’ numeracy, communication competency and IT skills
Designed for
  • Students who wish to pursue higher education
  • Working adults with similar work experience who are looking to upgrade their skills

Area of Studies

Course Structure
Foundation Diploma in Business consists of 5 modules.

Course Outline

  • Outline for Fundamental of Economics
  • Outline for Organization & Behaviour
  • Outline for Introduction to Accounting
  • Outline for Basic Computer Operation and Applications
  • Outline for Business English Writing
Scope of Study
Preparation for Higher Education Studies

Delivery Mode
Lectures, tutorials, discussions and research

6 months Institutional Training
Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 12 months

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway
This foundation programme is intended for study advancement whereby students can further their undergraduate studies in business-related degree programmes

  • Graduates progression pathway is subject to the respective Institutions’/Universities’ entry requirements at the point of application.
  • Foreigner’s application for jobs in Singapore is subject to the approval from the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore (MOM). DIMENSIONS DOES NOT GUARANTEE any success rate of approval.

Entry Requirements

Academic Level:

Local students :
GCE ‘O’ level with at least 1 subject pass or other Level 2 qualification.
International students:
Equivalent to Year 10 from the respective home country of the applicant.

English Proficiency : At least IELTS 5.0 or CAE Level 4 or pass the English Proficiency Test at equivalent level conducted by DIMENSIONS. English proficiency may be considered to have been met and an IELTS score may not be required if applicant possesses a highest qualification where English was the sole medium of instruction.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Class Periods
Monday to Friday:
9.30am-12.30pm and/or 1.45pm-4.45pm
3 contact hours per session, 5 sessions per week (Total: 15 contact hours per week)

Examination Period
At the end of each semester

Assessment Methods
Assignments and examinations

Assessment Grading Criteria

Modules Assessment Type & Weighting Grading Criteria
Fundamental of Economics Assignment (50%); Examination (50%) A: (80 marks and Above)
B: (70-79 marks)
C: (60-69 marks)
D: (50-59 marks)
F: Fail (49 marks and below)
Organization & Behaviour Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)
Introduction to Accounting Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)
Basic Computer Operation and Applications Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)
Business English Writing Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)

Expected Examination Results Release Date
Not more than 3 months after the final assessment

Qualification Award
Foundation Diploma in Business awarded by DIMENSIONS International College

Graduation Requirements
A “Pass” in all modules

Note 1: International Student must achieve at least 90% attendance rate (ICA Requirement).
Note 2: International Student must not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason (ICA Requirement).
Note 3: Students who do not require ICA’s student’s pass must achieve at least 80% attendance rate.Our College only accept medical certificates as proof for absenteeism. Any other documents should only be accepted on a case-by-case basis with full justification and be acceptable by ICA.
Note 4: In the first week of studies, an induction session will be conducted. The students will be briefed by the Academic Staff on full details of the course including scheme of work, timetable, assessments and grading, assessment and exam dates and venue and many other academic matters.
Note 5: DIMENSIONS has the right to cancel a class/an intake if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 10 for any programme per class. Students may enroll into a later intake, if any, or withdraw from course. (For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy).
Note 6: Students (both international and local) must achieve an attendance rate of 80% and above in order to qualify for examinations.

Fees & Funding

1. Application Fee (Non – refundable) S$500.00
2. Tuition Fee S$7,900.00
3. Administrative Fee S$435.00
4. Examination Fee S$350.00
5. Course Material S$350.00
6. Medical Check-Up Fee S$60.00
7. International Student Management Fee S$500.00
8. ICA Processing and Student’s Pass Fee S$120.00
7% GST S$715.05
Total S$10,930.05

Miscellaneous Fees:

1. Loss of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only) S$278.20
2. Renewal of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only) S$
3. Administrative Fees for Extension / Replacement of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only) S$
4. Additional Book Fee Per Book S$
5. Appeal for Result Fee Per Module S$
6. Academic Status Certification Fee Per Certification Letter S$
7. Late Payment Fee S$
8. Documents Courier Services Fee Per Delivery S$
9. Re-enrolment Fee S$
10. Course Deferment Fee S$
11. Graduation Ceremony Fee  
12. Re-assessment Fee Per Module S$
13. Re-take Fee Per Module S$

Note 1: All miscellaneous fees are inclusive of 7% GST.
Note 2: Total course fees paid (except application fee and GST) by students are protected under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS).
Note 3: All students must sign the Advisory Note to Student before signing the Standard PEI-Student Contract.
Note 4: The Standard PEI-Student Contract must be signed by the student prior to making course fees payments to DIMENSIONS.
Note 5: The course fees shown above are effective from 1st June 2017. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make necessary amendments to the course fees without prior notice.

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