Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Administration - Top-Up Degree (Full Time)

Provided by DIMENSIONS International College


Awarded by University of Hertfordshire

Course introduction


The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Administration – Top-up Degree is designed to provide students with a sound theoretical and practical knowledge of all the key related areas. The course offers management subjects with integrated learning approach which provides students with a good foundation for future employment.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Administration by University of Hertfordshire, UK.

  • To provide an oriented introduction to the questions of interest in general business administration
  • To address different historical and ideological perceptions of firms and the principle of efficient use of resources, business administration
  • Explore global business changes and dynamics
Designed for
  • Students who are going into job market
  • Business executives
  • Students who aspire to study master degree

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Course Structure
This course consists of 7 modules.

Course Outline

  • Outline for Business and Commercial Awareness
  • Outline for Contemporary Issues in Business and Management
  • Outline for Leadership and Organizations
  • Outline for Issues in Global Economy
  • Outline for Marketing Communications
  • Outline for Business Strategy
  • Outline for Small Business Management
Scope of Study
Theory and practical lessons in business-related areas

Delivery Mode
Lectures, tutorials, discussions and research

The course duration is 12 months Institutional Training.

Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 24 months.

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway
For career advancement, students can look forward to employment opportunities in these industries:

  • International Business and Trade
  • Regional Business Enterprises
  • International Business Offices
  • For study advancement, students may consider progressing to a Master Degree
  • 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.

Area of Studies

1. Application Fee (Non – refundable) S$500.00
2. Tuition Fee S$18,800.00
3. Registration Fee for Overseas University S$800.00
4. Administrative Fee S$510.00
5. Examination Fee S$900.00
6. Course Material S$1,050.00
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$1,626.80
Total S$24,866.80

Miscellaneous Fees:

1. Loss of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only) S$
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.

Payment Mode

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For further details, please contact your Admissions Officer at 6334 0600.

Entry Requirements

Academic Level:
Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Business (Management) or (Accounting) (QCF) or at least 3-year Diploma or Advanced Diploma from relevant disciplines or its equivalent.

English Proficiency:
At least IELTS 6.0 or CAE Level 5 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
Examinations and/or assignment at end of semester

Assessment Methods
Combination of assignments and/or examinations

Assessment Grading Criteria
Assessment Weighting

Module Name Assignment / Coursework Examination
Business and Commercial Awareness (15 credit points) 100%
Contemporary Issues in Business and Management (15 credit points) 100%
Leadership and Organization (15 credit points) 100%
Issues in Global Economy (15 credit points) 100%
Marketing Communications (30 credit points) 30% 70%
Business Strategy (15 credit points) 30% 70%
Small Business Management (15 credit points) 50% 50%

Interpretation of Grade

Numeric Grade awarded Grade Descriptor Equivalent Classification Descriptor
80-100 Outstanding 1st Class Honours / Distinction
70-79 Excellent
60-69 Very good Upper 2nd Class Honours / Commendation
50-59 Good Lower 2nd Class Honours / Pass
40-49 Satisfactory 3rd Class Honours / Pass
Referred Pass
30-39 Marginal fail Not applicable
20-29 Clear fail
0-19 Little or nothing of merit

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

Qualification Award
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Administration awarded by University of Hertfordshire (UK)

Graduation Requirements
A “Pass” in all assignments and/or examinations

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

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