Diploma in Business Administration

The  Diploma in Business Administration (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.


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.


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


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).

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


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.

Course Module & Synopsis

Performance Culture in the Workplace

Job performance and organisational commitment are 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 with extensively and are linked to the 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.

Business Economics

Economics offers powerful insights into the world in which we live. This introductory economics course aims to provide an essential, simple, useable 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 the 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.

The aim of this module is to provide an essential, simple, useable body of economic theory, which will both 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. The students will go on to apply the theory to the analysis of the real world.

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 of 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.

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 provides students with 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 the external environment has upon business decision making.

Financial Management

The module aims are to provide a foundation of financial management concepts. This will enable students to understand how corporations make important investment and financing decisions, and how they establish working capital policies.

This module describes the corporation and its operating environment; it will help any future manager to understand how the finances of a company work, how they will be interfacing with accounting and finance and how firms meet their financial objectives utilizing financial decisionmaking.

Fundamental of Marketing

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.

For Diploma

Entry Requirement:

• GCE ‘A’-Level with at least 3 passes of equivalent or 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-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.