Diploma in Business

Provided by DIMENSIONS International College


Awarded by DIMENSIONS International College

Course introduction


The Diploma in Business which is a Pearson Assured Programme is designed for students who are interested in acquiring knowledge in Business. Students will be trained to achieve competency in business management practices and knowledge through lectures, tutorials, discussions, researches and assignments.

In general, students will be able to comprehend, the business environment and organisation behaviour. In addition, they will also acquire a good knowledge of management in areas like marketing and finance, as well as an understanding in quantitative analysis and management accounting.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded the Diploma in Business by DIMENSIONS International College and another certificate of completion will be issued by Pearson Education Limited, UK. Our successful students can continue their advancement in education or look forward to performing their roles as business management executives in various industrial sectors.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure


  • To equip students with knowledge and theories in the aspect of business for further study and individual advancement.
  • To develop the concept and understanding of business and culture in support of their career development in various business fields.
Designed for
  • Junior College graduates who intend to acquire knowledge and skills to pursue a career in the business sector.
  • Students who intend to pursue a higher academic qualification of business-related discipline in the future.

Area of Studies

Course Structure
This course consists of 8 modules.

Course Outline

  • Outline for Managing Activities
  • Outline for Managing Financial Resources
  • Outline for Organizations and Behaviour
  • Outline for Managing Self
  • Outline for Quantitative Techniques for Business
  • Outline for Managing Accounting
  • Outline for Management Information System
  • Outline for Financial Systems and Auditing
Scope of Study
Theories and practices in Business

Delivery Mode
Lectures, tutorials, discussions and research

8 months Institutional Training
Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 16 months.

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway
For career pathway, students can look forward to employment opportunities in these industries:
  • Business Administration and General Management
  • Marketing and Sales Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business and Trade
  • Other relevant sectors or industries
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

Local students
GCE ‘A’ level with at least 1 subject pass or DIMENSIONS Business Foundation or Hospitality Diploma or other private Foundation Certificate (with equivalent entry requirements as Foundation Diploma in Business and subject to approval).
International students
Equivalent to Year 12 from the respective home country of the applicant.
Note: Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis
English Proficiency :
At least IELTS 5.5 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)

Weekday (Monday to Friday)
Sessions will be conducted from 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Weekend (Saturday and/or Sunday)
Sessions will be conducted within 9.00am to 6.00pm
3 contact hours per session, 4 sessions per week (Total: 12 contact hours per week)

Examination Period
At end of each module.

Assessment Methods
Assignments and examinations

Assessment Grading Criteria
Theory Component
A : (80 marks and above)
B : (70 – 79 marks)
C : (60 – 69 marks)
D : (50 – 59 marks)
F : Fail (49 marks and below)

Assessment Weighting

50% assignment and 50% examinations

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

Qualification Award

  • Diploma in Business awarded by DIMENSIONS International College
  • Certificate of completion issued by Pearson Education Limited
Graduation Requirements
A “Pass” in all assignments and 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

Funding / Grants
  • Skillsfuture Credit


1. Application Fee (Non – refundable) S$500.00
2. Tuition Fee S$7,300.00
3. Administrative Fee S$460.00
4. Examination Fee S$200.00
5. Course Material S$600.00
6. Medical Check-Up Fee S$60.00
7. International Student Management Fee S$500.00
8. Certificate issued by Pearson Education Limited S$150.00
9. ICA Processing and Student’s Pass Fee S$120.00
7% GST S$692.30
Total S$10,582.30


1. Application Fee (Non – refundable) S$100.00
2. Tuition Fee S$7,300.00
3. Administrative Fee S$400.00
4. Examination Fee S$200.00
5. Course Material S$600.00
6. Certificate issued by Pearson Education Limited S$150.00
7% GST S$612.50
Total S$9,362.50

 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$214.00
13. Re-take Fee Per Module S$1070.00

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

For more information on Payment Mode, please go to : https://dimensions.edu.sg/current-students/types-of-fee-and-payment-modes/

For more information on Fee Protection Scheme (FPS), please go to : https://dimensions.edu.sg/current-students/fee-protection-scheme/

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