Master of Business Administration (Product Development Management)

Provided by DIMENSIONS International College


Awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

Course introduction


Cardiff Metropolitan University
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Programme Introduction

Product development and innovation are the lifeblood of all businesses. To be at the forefront in today’s tech-savvy world, the Master of Business Administration (Product Development Management) degree is fundamental for product development managers to master the development concepts and devise the “next big thing” to drive sales figures in the competitive business market.

For successful completion of this programme, it is mandatory for students to complete seven compulsory core modules together with a final dissertation. The core modules equip students with the exceptional knowledge and skill-sets to manage and demonstrate the understanding of product design as well as development methodologies, technologies and processes.

Upon completion, qualified students will be awarded with the Master of Business Administration (Product Development Management) degree by Cardiff Metropolitan University. Graduates can seek to become a product development manager and get the opportunity to work with market researchers to assess consumer gaps in the marketplace.

DIMENSIONS International College is an approved academic partner of Cardiff Metropolitan University for the above programme.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure


  • To equip students with the exceptional knowledge and skills needed to manage and demonstrate the understanding of product design along with development methodologies, technologies and processes
  • To develop students’ ability in making informed judgements through critical and reflective analysis
Designed for
  • Graduates who are interested in the conceptualisation, design and development of new products.
  • Existing market research managers, product marketing managers and consumer product managers who desire to hone their skills and deepen their expertise.

Area of Studies

Course Structure

Master of Business Administration (Product Development Management) consists of 5 core modules, 2 compulsory elective modules and a final dissertation.

  • People and Organisations
  • Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing the Product Development Process (Elective)
  • Product Development Management (Elective)
  • Dissertation
Course Outline
  • Outline for People and Organisations
  • Outline for Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Outline for Operations Management
  • Outline for Marketing
  • Outline for Strategic Management
  • Outline for Managing the Product Development Process (Elective)
  • Outline for Product Development Management (Elective)
  • Outline for Dissertation
Scope of Study
Theories, case analysis and practices in the area of business administration and management

Delivery Mode
Classroom lectures and tutorials; case studies, group-based discussion, coursework, project and research activities

  • Full-time: 12 months Institutional Training
  • Part-time: 15 months Institutional Training
  • Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 36 months, subject to the approval from the Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway
Students may consider progressing to a Doctoral degree of relevant discipline in any Universities subject to their acceptance.
  • 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:

One of the following must be fulfilled:

  • A degree from a recognised university with a minimum of a 2:2 classification;
  • Hold a professional or other qualification which is deemed as acceptable for admission by Cardiff Metropolitan University and have held a responsible position for a minimum of 5 years.
Selection for this course is through an application form and, where necessary, an interview.

English Proficiency: Applicants must have an IELTS score of at least 6.0 or pass the Certificate in Academic English Level 6 conducted by DIMENSIONS or pass the English Proficiency Test at equivalent level conducted by DIMENSIONS or its equivalent. 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
5 sessions per week, 3 contact hours per session

Weekday (Monday to Friday)
Sessions will be conducted from 7.00pm to 10.00pm
and / or
Weekend (Saturday and/or Sunday)
Sessions will be conducted within 9.00am to 6.00pm
1-2 sessions per week, 3 contact hours per session

Examination Period
Assessments in course and / or at the end of semester

Assessment Methods

Module Name Assessment Methods (Weighting)
People and Organisations Portfolio (100%)
Accounting for Decision Makers Time Constrained Test Multiple Choice Questions (50%);
Examination (50%)
Operations Management Coursework (100%)
Marketing Coursework (50%); Examination (50%)
Strategic Management Portfolio (50%); Examination (50%)
Managing the Product Development Process Coursework (100%)
Product Development Management Individual Report (100%)
Dissertation Dissertation (100%)

Assessment Grading Criteria
70% – 100%
Merit: 60% – 69%
Pass: 40% – 59%
Fail: 0% – 39%

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

Qualification Award
Master of Business Administration (Product Development Management) awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

Graduation Requirements
A “Pass” in all assessments of 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$19,800.00
3. Registration Fee For Overseas University S$3,500.00
4. Administrative Fee S$510.00
5. Examination Fee S$1,200.00
6. Course Material S$980.00
7. Medical Check-Up Fee S$60.00
8. International Student Management Fee S$500.00
9. ICA Processing and Student’s Pass Fee S$120.00
7% GST S$1,901.90
Total S$29,071.90

1. Application Fee (Non – refundable) S$100.00
2. Tuition Fee S$14,000.00
3. Registration Fee For Overseas University S$3,500.00
4. Administrative Fee S$300.00
5. Examination Fee S$1,200.00
6. Course Material S$980.00
7% GST S$1,405.60
Total S$21,485.60

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$128.40
3. Administrative Fees for Extension / Replacement of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only) S$535.00
4. Additional Book Fee Per Book S$107.00
5. Appeal for Result Fee Per Module S$160.50
6. Academic Status Certification Fee Per Certification Letter S$53.50
7. Late Payment Fee S$107.00
8. Documents Courier Services Fee Per Delivery S$53.50
9. Re-enrolment Fee S$535.00
10. Course Deferment Fee S$374.50
11. Graduation Ceremony Fee Subject to University / DIMENSIONS’ prevailing charges
12. Re-assessment Fee Per Module S$481.50

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 20th June 2017. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make necessary amendments to the course fees without prior notice.

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