Advanced Diploma in Business Administration

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The Advanced Diploma in Business Administration (Adv DipBA) provides the students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and the practical aspects to meet career opportunities in the commercial, manufacturing, financial and service sectors of the economy.

DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

COURSE INFORMATION

Part Time

12 months

3 Hours a Day / 3 Days a Week

Full Time

8 months

3 Hours a Day / 5 Days a Week

Intake Schedules

January, April, July, October

Course Commencement

Minimum of 15 registered students to commence.
Students will be informed two weeks before the start of class.

Lectures, tutorials and independent learning will be employed. To make sure that students have a clear
understanding of the concepts, tutorials will re-emphasize the key areas.

Independent learning involves pupils taking the initiative in recognizing learning requirements and undertaking activities to meet them.

These activities could take the form of research, tutorial exercises, review questions and coursework. The Advanced Diploma in Business Administration is available in full-time and part-time mode (Evening Classes).

The assessment of modules will be guided by the following principles:

  • Each module of the course should be taught and assessed in the way that best fits the subject matter. This programme makes extensive use of coursework-based assessments.
  • A variety of different ways of working (individual and team-based) will be introduced in order to demonstrate the students’ skills and knowledge in the best way possible. The modules will be assessed through the use of coursework-based assessments and examinations.

The coursework and examinations will not be returned to the students, though students will receive feedback on each assignment and
examination.

To graduate, a student must complete and pass a total of 6 modules to be awarded the Diploma in Business AdministrationAdvanced 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.

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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, giving them an opportunity to integrate previous learning into a strategic setting
  • Provide students with the opportunity to reflect critically on their direct and indirect experience of the strategic behaviour of organisations.

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.

Financial Management II

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

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.

New Enterprise Creation

This module aims to integrate the knowledge of entrepreneurship, corporate venturing and a 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.

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.

The Diploma and Advanced Diploma will equip students to meet career opportunities in the Business and Commerce industry such as:

  • Marketing/ Sales Officer
    General Administrator
  • 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.

Local Students

International Students

Application Fees

Application Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

$50

$600

Course Fees Per Module

The fees required for each module.

$1,100

$1,250

Full Course Fees

The full fees for 8 Modules

$8,800

$10,000

  • Above amounts are in Singapore Dollars, and are exclusive of GST.
  • Application Fees refer to the price that the student pays the school for the sole purpose of processing the application and admission requirements.
  • Local Student refers to Singaporean Citizens, Permanent Residents, Employment Pass or Dependant Pass Holders.
  • For course fee refunds policy, please refer to the Student Handbook.

Application Fees

Application Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Local Students

$50

International Students​

$600

Course Fees Per Module

The fees required for each module.

Local Students

$1,100

International Students​

$1,250

Full Course Fees

The full fees for 8 Modules

Local Students

$8,800

International Students​

$10,000

  • Above prices are in Singapore Dollars, and the amounts are before GST.
  • Local student refers to Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, Employment Pass or Dependant Pass Holders.

Insurance Fees

Fee Protection Scheme
  • Under Edutrust Certificate Scheme stipulated by Committee for Private Education (CPE), the student’s fee must be protected.
  • Serves to protect students’ paid fees.
  • Subject to prevailing market rate

Medical Insurance Fee
  • Subject to prevailing market rate
  • Local and International Students are to purchase medical insurance valid throughout their course of studies with CSM Academy International.
  • Local Students (Singaporeans, Permanent Residents & Non-student’s Pass Holders) may opt-out of this scheme if they can provide proof of adequate medical insurance coverage in Singapore.

Payments

  • All Payments of fees are in Singapore Dollars.
  • Amounts presented above are exclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Payment Methods

Cheque
Telegraphic Transfer
NETS
PayNow

To begin your application process, please click the Apply Now! button below, or find the application form found on this page.

Documents
Please prepare screenshots, scans, or digital copies of your personal documents as they may be required to be uploaded to the application form, such as your NRIC, Working Pass, Student Pass, Passport, Diploma, Certificate or Transcript of Records (where they apply), etc. 

Application Fees
Your application fee for this course must be paid prior to submission of the form. Payment details will appear as you go through with the application form. Application Fees are non-refundable.

After Submission
A representative from CSM Academy International will contact you shortly after submission to assist you further into the application process. 

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