Overview

The Advanced Diploma in Business Management programme is offered with the main objective to provide the students a higher level perspective on issues of business and management. It covers skills development through practical applications and a deeper analysis and evaluation of the theoretical foundations of business management.

Objective

To equip all graduating students with the vital knowledge and skills to ensure that each and every student is effectively well-versed to begin a career in business management at an advanced level.
To develop students’ intellectual capabilities of interpretation and analysis, critical evaluation, selection and synthesis, reasoned argument, research and problem solving skills related to business management at an advanced level
To enable students to acquire vital skills that are essential in the field of business management such as communication skills, problem-solving skills, team work and personal responsibility.

Course Structure

This programme aims to equip aspiring students with the knowledge and skills to find employment with management prospects in general business or to continue your professional or academic studies in related field.

Course Synopsis

Financial Accounting 2 This course consists of a mixture of lectures and class drills and exercises to introduce managerial accounting concepts. The module covers costs and managerial accounting concepts that could help students better understand management accounting topics, research and issues from the perspective of a business manager - using extensive classroom discussions, case analysis and relevant mathematical calculations. This module is for students who use or will use managerial and cost management accounting tools in decision making. It aims to develop the student’s ability in understanding managerial accounting problems in the real world. Managers should understand the basics of management accounting, and this module shows how management accounting will be useful to them. It pays ample attention to the needs of managers who have knowledge of financial reports and can choose solutions vital to running their business.

Business Law 2 This course examines the impact of the law on the enterprises that conduct international business and on particular transactions entered into by such enterprises. The law concerning the formation and some other aspects of international sales contracts especially pursuant to the law relating to the international transport of goods by sea and international payments (documentary credits) will be examined.

Economics 2 This module is tailored for students who have no basic foundation in economics. This module introduces the students to microeconomics and macroeconomics theories and concepts. Major topics covered include the fundamentals of economics and the economy, tools used to analyze and understand the situation in the basic model, demand and supply and the market structure and the role of the government. Under microeconomics, topics include price and income elasticity, demand quantities, consumer’s choice, form of business structure, various market competition, factors of production. Under macroeconomics, the topics include macroeconomics and national income accounting, aggregate issues on demand and supply, money and banking, role of central bank and the monetary systems’ fiscal and monetary policies, unemployment and inflation, economic growth, and general issues on business cycle.

Human Resource Management This module provides students with a broad understanding of the scope, key areas of focus and the evolving nature of human resource management in a rapidly evolving global business environment. Beyond the traditional functions of selection, recruitment and compensation & benefits, the module will also touch on emerging issues that will have a significant impact on human resource practices, such as corporate social responsibility, the impact of workforce diversity and globalization as well as workplace safety and health. The Human Resource Management module is aimed at providing students with a broad theoretical framework, as well as practical knowledge of key business-related areas in contemporary human resource management. This module will impart knowledge and skills in managing people, handling employee relations and tackling practical issues in the workplace.

Principles of Information System 2 Gain a detailed understanding of today's principles of information and a strong grasp of the latest developments and their impact on the rapidly changing role of today’s Information System professional. Will also be focusing on the increased use of cloud computing throughout the world and the latest in mobile solutions and challenges in Information Systems today. How Information Systems can increase profits and reduce costs as you review new information on e-commerce and enterprise systems, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, green computing, and other issues reshaping Information System today.

Business Research MethodsThis module provides students with an understanding of the main quantitative and qualitative methods used in business, management and marketing research, and an appreciation of the practical application of these skills within a variety of research settings. Students are equipped with a range of transferable skills, as well as an understanding of methodological, ethical and practical considerations in the design of business research, and in the collection, analysis and dissemination of research data. The module is designed for students to understand how to undertake a thorough review of relevant data sources, how to synthesize material from a range of sources, and how to collect and collate data, analyze and review findings. Students will also develop skills in the presentation, discussion and dissemination of research material, and to gain an applied and reflexive understanding of the processes and skills involved in planning, organizing and managing research projects. Students will also explore the dynamics of ethical issues within research design, data management and dissemination..

Strategic ManagementThis module introduces the student to the theory and practice of strategic management, and the holistic way in which it draws upon a wide variety of managerial functions in its creation. It provides students with an understanding of the key concepts, theories and process integral to the strategic management of organizations.

International Business Environment 2 International Business Environment is about the economics and politics of the nation in a global economy. Student will study the political and economic forces that shape production, trade flows, capital flows, interest rates, exchange rates, and other variables that create the global economic landscape. The course is also about firm-level decisions in the face of these global forces. This module seek to illustrate how globalization influences strategy and performance within firms. The students will know how to develop a framework for analyzing both opportunities and risks in a global business environment

Teacher Qualifications

All teachers are registered with the Committee for Private Education (CPE). All teachers have the required qualifications. Please refer to Our Teachers list in the website for more details.
Average Teacher-Student Ratio is 1:30
Please note that the maximum number of students in the classroom is subjected to the maximum allowable seating capacity

Education Pathways

Graduates progression pathway is subject to the respective Institutions’/Universities’ entry requirements at the point of application

Entry Requirements

Minimum Age: 19 Year Old
Successful completion of a Polytechnic Diploma in any field or equivalent
Language Profiency : Obtained at least C6 in GCE 'O' Level English or equivalent