Advanced Diploma in Business Administration

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.


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


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


January, April, July, October
• A minimum number of 15 students for the commencement of the class.
• Students will be informed 2 weeks before the commencement of the 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


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

Career Opportunity

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

Course Module & Synopsis

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.

For Advanced Diploma

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.


Application Fee

(Non-Refundable and non-transferable)

  • For local students: S$50.00 (before GST)*

*Refer to Singaporean/PRs/EmploymentPass/Dependent Pass holders)

  • For international students: S$600 (before GST)

Course Fees

  • For Local Students: S$8,800 for Diploma or Advanced Diploma (before GST) Per module: $1,100
  • For International Students: S$10,000 or Diploma or Advanced Diploma (before GST) Per module: $1,250

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.

Miscellaneous Fees
Please ask for a copy of the document from our Programme Executives or Recruitment Agents.