Higher Diploma in Business Management (Full-time)

Provided by Auston Institute of Management

Course introduction


This Higher Diploma is a business course programme aims to provide a broad business curriculum that is responsive to local and international markets. A course that facilitates access to higher education (HE) for a diverse range of students aspiring to learn and excel. This course reflects the contemporary business management and entrepreneurial skills taught and practiced with an emphasis, where appropriate, on the application of theory to practice, and enable students to develop, or enhance their careers in the business world.

Graduation and Progression

Students will be awarded with Higher Diploma in Business Management upon completion of the programme. Graduates of the programme can then move on to pursue Bachelor’s degree programmes with one of our university partners.

  • London South Bank University


Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Core Modules:

Year 1:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Business Organisations
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Management Accounting
  • Introduction to Business Economics
  • Business Law
Year 2:
  • Strategic Management and Competitive Advantage
  • The HRM Framework
  • Business and Social Entrepreneurs
  • Introduction to Business Research Methods

Elective Modules (Select 2):
  • Managing and Leading People
  • Introduction to Business Logistic
  • Introduction to E-Commerce
  • Introduction to International Business

Professional Development Modules*
  • Business English (T1 & 2)
  • Business Communication (T3 & 4)
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Business Information System

* Full-Time students only
** The order of modules may subject to change due to availability

Entry Requirements

Candidates aged 18 years or older are eligible to enter the Higher Diploma programme with one of the following qualifications:

  • GCE ‘A’ levels
  • Higher NITEC
  • Auston Certificate
  • Other equivalent qualification from recognised institutions (completed 12 years of formal education)
  • Matured candidates with more than 2 years of relevant experience
Applicants whose first language is not English or whose previous qualification was not taught and assessed in English must provide evidence of attainment in English Language by achieving a GCE ‘O’ level C6, an IELTS 5.5 or an equivalent qualification.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Course Length (Study Mode)

  • 16 Months (Full-Time)
  • 24 Months (Part-Time)

  • 10 Core and 2 Elective Modules

Intake Dates
  • February, June, October

Course Delivery

Lectures, tutorials, seminars, example workshops, outside speakers, computer-based learning packages, group discussion and presentations and student centered learning

Fees & Funding

Study: Year 1 & Year 2

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee covers admin fee, tuition fee and study guides. Auston absorbs FPS and Medical Insurance fee.

  • Programme fee for full-time: SGD 14,700
  • Programme fee for part-time: SGD 10,500

Study: Year 2

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee covers admin fee, tuition fee and study guides. Auston absorbs FPS and Medical Insurance fee.
  • Programme fee for full-time: SGD 9,700
  • Programme fee for part-time: SGD 6,200

Non-tuition fees:

Non-refundable application fees are as follows:
  • Application fees for Singaporean/ PR: SGD 100.00
  • Application fees International Student: SGD 450.00

*All prices are subject to 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST).
*Installment plan is available. Please contact our course consultants to find out more.
*Medical Insurance is excluded for part-time students.
*All fees are subjected to change annually.