Diploma in Business Management

Provided by SAA Global Education


Awarded by SAA Global Education Centre

Course introduction


The SAA Global Education Advanced Diplomas are designed to equip you with the ability to apply business management related concepts and theories in the real world.

The Diploma in Business Management programme is designed for students with 10 years of former education such as the GCE ‘O’ Level or equivalent to acquire a broad understanding of the management and business discipline.

Upon completion, students would have the necessary background to cope with the Level 2 of Advanced Diploma whereby they can specialise in Accounting and Finance or Business Management.

Area of Studies

The Diploma in Business Management consists of 6 modules. This diploma is equivalent to Level 1 of the Advanced Diploma in which you can progress to Level 2 for the Advanced Diploma with a chosen area of specialisation.Classes are a mix lectures and tutorials whereby students adopt an active role in learning through discussions and presentations.
Each module is assessed by means of coursework and/or examinations.

Principles of Accounting
This module provides students with an understanding of the concepts and principles of accounting, the double entry accounting system and basic financial reporting for unincorporated and incorporated entities. It includes the financial reporting environment, importance of ethics and corporate governance, accounting concepts, principles and conventions, the double-entry system of recording, preparation and analysis of financial statements.
Management Concepts
This module explores the underpinning theories relating to modern management and examines their application of these to today’s businesses. It covers theory and applications relating to context of management, analysis of internal and external environment, planning and organising, management types, decision-making, organisation structures, evolution and changes, leading and controlling, leadership styles, managing and influencing others, motivation, control activities and performance measurement, international management and current issues.
Marketing Concepts
This module provides students with an understanding of the fundamental principles of marketing and the marketing process in modern organisations. It explores theoretical tools and techniques for analysing major marketing strategies, issues and challenges. Key topics include an analysis of the marketing environment, consumer behaviour, segmentation and positioning, marketing research, marketing mix, services marketing, Internet and social media marketing, marketing strategy and issues in marketing.
Quantitative Methods for Business
This module develops students’ skills in statistical and operational research techniques used in data analysis and problem-solving in the modern business context. This includes data collection and sampling, presenting data especially through the use of spreadsheet, descriptive statistics, probability concepts, simple linear regression and correlation, time series, moving averages, exponential smoothing and manipulative models, indices, linear programming and decision trees.
Business Economics
This module introduces students to key economic principles and concepts as they apply to the business environment. It examines the effect of supply, demand and price elasticity on market position and competition and also analyses the impact of economic policies on businesses. Key topics include an introduction to economics and the business environment, supply and demand concepts, market structure and the competitive environment and macroeconomics concepts such as fiscal and monetary policy and economic growth, exchange rates, inflation, unemployment and globalisation.
Business Communications
This module provides in-depth knowledge of how to manage trade, consumer This module focuses on the key business communication skills necessary for the effective and efficient operations in today’s complex business environment. It includes an introduction on communicating in today’s workplace, changes in business communication, effective writing process, reporting workplace data, importance of effective presentation skills and interpersonal skills and professionalism at work.
  • Students take 2 modules in each semester
  • Each semester consists of 10 taught weeks and 1 exam week (i.e. 3 months)
  • The 6 modules may be completed in 3 semesters (i.e. 9 months)

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum age of entry is 16; and
  • GCE ‘O’ Levels or equivalent High School qualifications
English Language Requirement:
  • GCE ‘O’ Level (minimum C6) or
  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Full-Time / Part-Time  (9 months)

Full Time & Part Time Intake Dates: 6 Jan 2020, 17 Feb 2020, 16 Mar 2020, 13 Apr 2020, 1st June 2020


Fees & Funding

Course Fees $7500 (20% early bird discount)

Diploma in Business Management (DBM)

Commences on: January, April, July and October

Course Fees

9 Months: $7,500

Total Course Fee: $7,500