Diploma in Business Management (Full Time)

Provided by East Asia Institute of Management (EASB)


Course introduction

Introduction


PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE
  • To develop sound understanding of good accounting and finance practices.
  • To employ appropriate research methods to identify trends and changes in business cycles.
  • To understand business management problems, select and apply appropriate methodologies and devise solutions to these problems.
  • To understand the importance of technology in the business environment.
  • To develop analytical and evaluative skills.
MODULES

Business Law


This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the precept of legal reasoning and as the basis of professional and business relationship. Students will learn the fundamentals of Singapore legal system; and Law of Contract and be able to identify breaches of contract, and the appropriate remedies for such breaches. The module will cover other topics such as Agency; Sale of Goods; Insurance; Negotiable Instruments; Trademarks and Copyrights; Incorporation of Companies; and Duties of Directors and other Officers.

Economics

In this module, students will learn the different economic systems and how the market works. They will be exposed to the various micro-economic theories of demand and production, product pricing, market forms; price determination under perfect competition and imperfect competition, and the theory of distribution. In addition, students will learn the macro-economic theory of income and employment determination, National Income, Keynesian and monetarists’ viewpoints, and the main macro-economic concerns of Inflation; Unemployment, and Macro-economic policies and International Trade.

Principles of Management

The module covers the current contemporary trends in management and organizations. Learning includes study of management concepts, management processes, and managerial roles in organization; classical, behavioral and contemporary viewpoints in management; organizational culture and social responsibility and ethics in management; planning and managerial decision making; organizing and organizational structure and design; leading, managing individuals and groups, motivation, leadership, employment relations and managerial control and control methods.

Principles of Information System

This module provides students a general overview of information systems concepts and its application to practical business situation. Students will learn to differentiate between data and information and learn the key attributes of information and the various types and levels of information. Next, students will be exposed to the major areas of IS knowledge: Information Technologies – hardware, software, networks, data resource management, and Internet-based technologies; Business Applications; and Systems Development Processes.

Business Statistics

This module provides students an introduction to quantitative techniques which are widely applicable in business application. Students will be exposed to the various methods of Collections and Presentation of Numerical Information – survey methods, tabulation, graphs, charts and diagrams; Frequency Distributions – measures of location: measures of dispersion, and skewness; Relationships and Forecasting – correlation and regression, time series analysis, and simple forecasting; Index numbers – price relative methods and aggregate methods; and Probability and Statistical Inference.

Principles of Marketing

This module is designed to provide students with an overview of the key concepts, theories and applications of marketing in an organisation. The subject will cover the nature and role marketing; marketing planning, control and research, the environment of marketing, consumer behaviour, market segmentation and positioning; product life cycle and employing the appropriate marketing strategies; marketing mix and the 4Ps, and product planning and development. Students will learn how to engage in transactions and relationship building with the customers.

International Business Environment

This module is designed to provide students with basic knowledge about international business and the implications of international business on organizations’ strategies, structure and functions, particularly in the face of the fast growing pace of globalization. Students are exposed to all dimensions of international business from international business theories, national and international environment, international legislation to international management as well as other related aspects.


Financial Accounting 1

This module aims to develop students’ understanding of the principles and concepts of accounting and enables students to prepare and evaluate accounting statements, systems and reports. The module will cover: Accounting principles; Control Accounts and Bank Reconciliation; Accounting for Inventory and Accounts Receivables; Fixed Assets Accounting; Errors & Incomplete Accounts; preparing Profit & Loss Accounts and Balance Sheet; and Financial Ratio Analysis. Students will also be exposed to basic costing concepts and cost accounting.


MODE & DURATION
 
Full-time:9 months
Part-time:9 months

INTAKES
 
January / April / July / October


ASSESSMENT
 
Each module is assessed by academic work comprising written assignments, case study reports, essays, examination as determined by the subject profile. The assessment criterion varies from module to module and level to level.

DELIVERY METHOD
 
Generally the curriculums for all levels are taught over 4 terms of 12 weeks each. Modules are conducted in formal instructor-led classroom sessions where students are introduced to the course discipline. Each term will cover 2-3 modules with 50 contact hours per module. Lectures are 3-hour sessions and Tutorial 3-hour sessions weekly.
   

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Singaporean / PR
  •      2 GCE ‘A’ level with a pass in General Paper;      or
  •      5 GCE ‘O’ level with a pass in English;  or
  •      EASB Foundation Programme; and
  •   All applicants must be at least 16 years of age at time of application

International Students
  •      High School Certificate or equivalent     or
  •      EASBFoundation Programme     and
  •      Proficiency in English Language
         (Minimum EASB ETEDP Level 1 / IELTS 4.5 / TOEFL 475)   and
  •    All applicant must be at least 16 years of age at time of application

     
 

 





 



Fees & Funding

Please enquire below for course fees and financial grants:


 

Top