Diploma in Business Administration

The Diploma programme in Business Administration (DipBA) introduces the fundamental concepts and practices of business to develop a broad-based practical understanding of its context, purpose and underlying functional areas: accounting, econom ice, finance, mart‹eting and management.

 

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a new business manager or a professional seeking a career transition vath greater business responsibility, this Diploma employs materials and techniques that are consistent with modern principles and best practices, providing l‹nowledge and skills that you can use immediately.

 

You also get the advantage of a curriculum that is overseen by an Academic advisory board and education leaders and registered with the Council for Private Education (CPE) and taught by working professionals with many years of practical business experience.

 

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 Diploma in Business Administration

Course Module and Synopsis

Students can be admitted to the course either on full-time or part-time basis. The DipBA curriculum comprises 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 specific modules (20 Credit points each) from the 6 modules available. Selection of modules are subject to availability of modules conducted in that term.

Course specific modules

  1. Business Economics
    Economics offers powerful insights into the world in which we live.  This introductory economics course aims to provide an essential, simple, usable body of economic theory which will provide the basis for further study and equip students with a real understanding of the role of economics in business, public and private decision making.  Students will be taught how to apply the theory to analysis of the real world. The classes are designed to convince you that using a blend of theory, applications and policy analysis, that economics is both interesting and relevant to the study and practice of business.
  2. Business and Society
    The business world can be hazy-tough to navigate and understand. With obstacles put in place to question a potential leader’s ethics, world view and career outlook, how does a future leader rise to the top while overcoming obstacles? This module brings clarity to what business is about. It provide students a cutting edge approach to business, and its technology components offer an active learning environment, allowing students to envision a prosperous career in business.
    This module introduces the student to this increasing international context of business and society, it explores the implications that external environment has upon business decision making
  3. Performance Culture in Workplace
    Job performance and organisational commitment is of vital importance. Being good at one’s job and wanting to stay with one’s employer are critical concerns for employees and managers alike. This module takes a unique approach by highlighting the concepts of performance and commitment. These two concepts are dealt extensively and are linked to chapter’s major topic. Students can better appreciate the practical relevance of organisational behaviour concepts.  All this ensures students achieve success in the classroom, readying them for today’s real business world.
  4. Fundamentals of Marl‹eting
    Fundamental of Marketing: A Marketing Strategy Planning Approach is about marketing and marketing strategy planning. At its essence, marketing strategy planning is about figuring out how to do a superior job of satisfying customers. The four Ps framework, managerial orientation, and strategy planning focus have proven to be foundational pillars that are remarkably robust for supporting new developments in the field and innovations.
    The module teaches students analytical abilities and provides a sound appreciation of the fundamentals of the theory and practice of marketing. It critically evaluates the effectiveness of different marketing strategies and approaches using case studies drawn from a cross section of sectors.
  5. 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.
  6. Business Law
    As  a  student  of  business  administration every  student  is  required  to  know  the  environment  in  which  the  business  would  operate.  Indispensable  among  them  would  be  the  knowledge  on  the  legal environment. Particularly, the knowledge on the principles of negligence, law relating to contracts and consumer  protection  are  highly  relevant  for  a  businessman  to  be  successful  in  his  business.  This Module  would  help the students  to  mould  their  understanding  of the  other  business  principles  in a legal environment.The  Business  Law  module introduces the students to the fundamentals of business law as applied in Singapore. It addresses students’ difficulties in understanding the law and provides clear examples. Non-law students without prior legal training will find that this module makes the law accessible to them.

 

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 Diploma in Business Administration conferred by CSM Academy International Pte Ltd.

Local students must achieve an attendance of 75% and international students must achieve an attendance of 90% in any month of the course.

Assessments/Exams are conducted after every module.

Entry Requirement

  • GCE ‘A’ Level with at least 3 passes or equivalent.
  • GCE ‘O’ Level holder with a minimum age of 30 at the point of application and 8 years of working experience.

English Requirement:

GCE ‘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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