Advanced Diploma in Business Administration

Students can be admitted to the course either on full-time or part-time basis. The DipBA curriculum com prises of 120 credit points over 6 modules and 3 of these modules (20 Credit points each) are foundation modules.
“Students are required to select 3 course modules (20 Credit points each) from the 6 modules available. selection of modules are subject to availability of modules conducted in that term.

Course Duration

Full time: 8 months (3-hour lessons/day, 5 days/week)
Part time: 12 months (3-hour lessons/day, 3 days/week)

Course Structure

There are a total of 6 modules have to be completed and passed for the award of the Advanced Diploma in Business Administration

Managing International Business

This module allows students to develop their understanding of the reasons why businesses may become involved in the international arena and the strategies they adopt to meet the challenges and respond to the opportunities in this environment

The module enables students to analyse the impact of external environmental factors such as culture, financial systems, entry barriers, technological developments, and risk factors which affect the policies, operations and strategies of private, public and third sector organisations in various parts of the world. The module will seek to build on students’ understanding of the international business environment which they have developed in previous parts of their programmes.

Business Communication

The aim of this module is to enable students to explore theoretical aspects of communication and to apply effective communication techniques in practice. Improving communication is a key issue for business organisations and is also an important area of professional development for individuals who need to collaborate in teams and persuade and negotiate with line managers, customers and other stakeholders. During this module students will be involved in critiquing organisational and individual communication practices and identifying and practising effective communication strategies, including collecting requirements, negotiating and giving and using feedback.

New Enterprise Creation

This module aims to integrate knowledge of entrepreneurship, corporate venturing and social enterprise with new venture creation. It will help create an advanced understanding of the process of new venture creation within the context of enterprise skills and the theory of entrepreneurship.

This module will help students appreciate the process of new venture creation within the context of their own enterprise skills and the theory of entrepreneurship.

Financial Management

This module aims develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the core concepts of financial management in an international business context. The module enables students to develop the ability to choose between alternative sources of finance and critically evaluate the effect of financing decisions on business

The module will seek to build on students’ appreciation of the role and application of working capital management in financial management and its role and application of investment appraisal techniques for making investment decisions in business organisations.

Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management

Students are introduced to the prevailing contemporary themes, issues, trends that affect HRM and the HR practitioner role. The module goes on to develop an understanding of the traditional and emerging HR practitioner roles and activities within business organizations.

Students learn about and evaluate the theories and perspectives underpinning HRM in a changing environment; the module asks students to consider HRM in changing environmental conditions and different settings and to apply their knowledge and understanding/analytical and synthesis skills in recommending pertinent courses of action in different cases.

Strategic Management

The module exists primarily to support students in making sense of the overall behaviour of the organisations in which they will work, integrating past and future studies and experience with each other. Specifically it aims to:

– help students understand the nature and significance of strategic management;

– introduce them to theories, insights and methods which help a manager to think strategically; give them an opportunity to integrate previous learning into a strategic setting; and

– provide students with the opportunity to reflect critically on their direct and indirect experience of the strategic behaviour of organisations

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face, in classroom mode, practicals.

Course Commencement

January, April, July and October

Assessment Methodology

Assessments/Exams are conducted after every module.

Examinations, critical analysis and synthesis of laboratory reports, abstracts, business planning exercises, simulation and case studies.

Note:
In case students fail the main examination of a particular module, they are allowed to sit for ‘One’ supplement assessment with payment of the appropriate fee*. Students are to re-take the module, shall they fail the supplementary assessment. Modules are independent of each other.
* Refer to Miscellaneous Fees

Graduation Requirements and Awards

Students must complete and pass 6 modules to be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Biomedical Science conferred by CSM Academy International Pte Ltd.

 

Entry Requirement

  • Diploma in Business Administration awarded by local Polytechnic or CSM Academy International or other relevant Diploma holders.


English Requirement:

  • IELTS with a minimum overall band of 5.0 or A-level pass in English or equivalent

Application Fee (Non-Refundable and non-transferrable)

S$50 (before GST)*

*Local student refers to Singaporeans/PRs/Employment Pass/Dependant pass holders

International Student: S$600 (before GST)

Course Fee

Local student: $1,100 (Per module)
Total Fees: $8,800 (Before GST)

International student: $1,250 (Per module)
Total Fees: $10,000 (Before GST)

Insurance Fees

  • Fee Protection Scheme***: Subject to prevailing market rate
  • Medical Insurance Fee****: Subject to prevailing market rate

***The Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) serves to protect students’ paid fees.
****It is compulsory for all local and international students to purchase medical insurance which is valid throughout their course of studies with the CSM Academy International. Local students (Singaporeans, PRs & Non-student’s Pass holders) may opt-out for this scheme if they can provide the proof of adequate medical insurance coverage in Singapore.

Note:

  • Payment of fees is in Singapore Dollars.
  • Payment method only by Cheque/ Nets/ Telegraphic Transfer

Local students

Step 1 – Fill up the following online forms:

  • Application Form – CSM Academy International Pte Ltd

Step 2 – Attached the following documents:

  • A copy of passport-size photographs with white background
  • A copy of passport (must have at least 1 year validity for foreigners with valid pass) / NRIC (For Singaporean / PRs)
  • Notarised/Certified true copies of all your educational transcripts and completion certificates
  • Proof of English Proficiency; either IELTS/TOEFL score sheet or equivalent qualification (if applicable)
  • A copy of resume
  • Application fee (non-transferable and non-refundable):
  • Payment mode:
    • Via Paypal
    • Via Demand Draft / Cheque payable to “CSM Academy International Pte Ltd”; or by Telegraphic Transfer:
      • Account Name: CSM Academy International Pte Ltd
      • Company Address: 250 Sims Avenue #03-01 SPCS Building Singapore 387513
      • Account Number: 3183003044
      • Bank Name: United Overseas Bank Limited
      • Bank Address: Tanjong Pagar Blk 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #01-37/40 Singapore 082001
      • Bank Code: 7375
      • Branch Code: 009
    • Note:All documents must certified true copies of the original documents. If documents are not in English, official translations must be included.
      Please ensure that your application forms and documents reach us at least 2 months before course commencement.

Step 3 – Acceptance by the School
Upon receipt of your completed application, you will be notified of the outcome of your application within 2 weeks. Successful applicants will receive Letter of Acceptance via email and mail out the original copy to applicants.

Step 4: Offer Acceptance
If you decide to accept the offer, you will need to sign the Letter of Acceptance via email/post.

Step 5: Payment of Programme Fees
Upon receipt of your signed Letter of Acceptance, you will be required to bring the original certificates for verification and to sign the student contract and follow by course fee payment.

International Students

Step 1 – Fill up the following forms:

  • Application Form – CSM Academy International
  • ICA Form 16 and Form V36 (complete in English and duly signed by applicant)

Step 2 – Attach the following documents:

 

  • A copy of passport-size photographs with white background
  • A copy of passport (must have at least 1 year validity)
  • A copy of birth certificate
  • Notarised/Certified true copies of all your educational transcripts and completion certificates
  • Proof of English Proficiency; either IELTS/TOEFL score sheet or equivalent qualification (if applicable)
  • Resume or Letter from employer certifying period of employment (if applicable)
  • Bank balance to show a minimum of S$30,000 for students from visa-required countries (China, India etc)
  • Application fee (non-transferable and non-refundable):
  • Payment mode:
    • Via Paypal
    • Via Demand Draft / Cheque payable to “CSM Academy International Pte Ltd”; or by Telegraphic Transfer:
      • Account Name: CSM Academy International Pte Ltd
      • Company Address: 250 Sims Avenue #03-01 SPCS Building Singapore 387513
      • Account Number: 3183003044
      • Bank Name: United Overseas Bank Limited
      • Bank Address: Tanjong Pagar Blk 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #01-37/40 Singapore 082001
      • Bank Code: 7375
      • Branch Code: 009
    • Note:All documents must certified true copies of the original documents. If documents are not in English, official translations must be included.
      Please ensure that your application forms and documents reach us at least 2 months before course commencement.

Step 3 – Acceptance by the School
Upon receipt of your completed application, you will be notified of the outcome of your application within 2 weeks. Successful applicants will receive Letter of Acceptance via email and mail out the original copy to applicants.

Step 4: Offer Acceptance
If you decide to accept the offer, you will need to sign the Letter of Acceptance via email/post. Alternatively, you may also submit the documents to CSM Academy’s recruitment partner in your country.

Step 5: Application of Student Pass
Upon receipt of your signed Letter of Acceptance, CSM Academy will proceed to submit your Student’s Pass application via SOLAR+ to Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). You will know of the outcome within 1 – 2 months.

Step 6: Payment of Programme Fees
Once your Student Pass application is approved-in-principle by ICA, you will be required to bring the original certificates for verification and to sign the student contract and follow by course fee payment. Do contact our Student & Industry Outreach Executive if you require student services on arrival such as airport pick-up, accommodation, medical check-up and more.

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