Higher Diploma in Business

Provided by TMC Academy


Awarded by TMC Academy

Course introduction


The Higher Diploma in Business programme provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical aspects to meet career opportunities in the commercial, manufacturing, financial and service sectors of the economy. This programme consists of 12 modules of which 3 modules are in specific areas of specialisation.

Upon completion of this programme, students are eligible to progress to the final year top up Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Management, Marketing Management, International Logistics & Trade Finance or International Accounting.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Course Assessment:
Examinations, assignments, projects, presentations, class tests, and/or practical tests.

Graduation Requirements:
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the Higher Diploma in Business from TMC Academy.

Area of Studies

Core Modules:
- Introduction to Management
- Marketing for Managers
- Accounting
- Statistical Techniques for Business
- Business Economics
- Business Law
- Business Finance
- Business Strategy
- Business Communication and ICT

Elective Modules:
Without Specialisation
Any 3 modules from the below specialisation (maximum of 2 modules from any one specialisation)

With Accounting
- Cost and Management Accounting
- International Business
- Investment and Financial Markets

With Logistics
- Introduction to Business Logistics
- Supply Chain Management
- Business to Consumer Logistics

With Marketing
- International Marketing
- Marketing Communication and Research
- Consumer Behaviour

With Human Resource Management
- Human Resource Management Strategy
- Developing People at Work
- International Human Resource Development

With International Business
- International Business
- International Organisational Behaviour
- Human Resource Management Strategy

Entry Requirements

17 years old

Academic Qualification
Any of the following or equivalent:
- Obtained at least an E at GCE A level in any 2 subjects
- TMC Diploma/Foundation Diploma
- Polytechnic Diploma
Diploma (in Accounting / Business / Management / IT / Computing / Hospitality / Psychology) from Private Education Institutions (assessed on a case by case basis)

English Proficiency
Any of the following or equivalent:
- At least a C6 at GCE O English
- Completed a Diploma or equivalent where medium of instruction is English

Mature Candidates
≥ 30 years old with 8 years of work experience

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Intake Period: 
January / March / May / July / September / October / November

Full Time: 
14 months*

Part Time: 
18 months*

* may be completed in 12 months (full-time) or 16 months (part-time) in the intensive mode.

Fees & Funding

Please enquire below for course fees and financial grants: