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Advanced Diploma in Business Administration ( International Business) (Awarded by Management Development Institute of Singapore)

About the Course
Course Curriculum
International Application
Local Application

Objectives

The Advanced Diploma in Business Administration (International Business) has been specially designed to: 

  • Equip students with practical business concepts to understand and to handle challenges of managing across national borders.
  • Inculcate students with the spirit of entrepreneurship to venture into international business arena.

 

Assessment Methods

Modules will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations depending on the individual module objective.

 

Graduation

Participants who successfully complete the MDIS Advanced Diploma in Business Administration (International Business) will be able to apply for Southern Cross University Bachelor of Business Administration programmes, subject to meeting university’s requirements.

 

 

 

 

Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), founded in 1956, is Singapore's oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two subsidiaries: Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd (MDIS Pte Ltd) to oversee its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd to further its globalisation strategy.

 

Business Economics

This module aims to introduce to students key economic concepts, principles and policy instruments in the context of the business environment. The emphasis will be on the relevant microeconomic reasoning to evaluate the structure, conduct and performance of business organisations and assess major influences shaping the behavior of business organisations.

Financial Management 

This module aims to equip the students with relevant knowledge and understanding of accounting, and finance concepts and techniques that are relevant in the business environment. At the end of the course, students are expected to incorporate fundamental accounting and finance concepts in the areas of decision making, planning, control, risk assessment and financial resource management.

International Economics

The aim of the module is to provide the student with an understanding of basic theories and concepts in international economics and their importance in the world today.

Upon successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Explain how international economic theory has been shaped by real world events
  • Understand the different international economic theoretical models in light of ‘real world’ situations
  • Explain and discuss specific policy issues in international economic
  • Understand the effect of globalisation on the current policy debate on international trade, foreign direct investment and multinational corporations

International Marketing 

This module aims to provide the student an understanding of the basic concepts, principles, and theories in International Marketing as well as the practice of it. It seeks to examine the specific issues involved in entering overseas markets, as well as practical solutions to international logistic problems and decision making.

Management of HR and the Practice of Management 

This module aims to equip participants with the essential knowledge and skills in the management of human resources within an organisation, and to develop and implement policies and practices to meet the company’s needs. It also aims to develop an understanding of key managerial concepts, both traditional and “modern”, related to Management as a profession, and to provide a sound basis on which to build knowledge specific managerial activities.

Managing E-Business

This module aims to provide an overview of e-Business from a managerial perspective. It will introduce the fundamental concepts and frameworks for exploring e-Business opportunities by comparing and contrasting various e-Business models. The course will also examine e-Business strategies and implementation issues faced by new Internet ventures as well as established firms. Current issues surrounding e-Business practices such as the role of intranets and extranets, electronic payment systems, Internet security, privacy, and regulations will be discussed as well. Learning in this course is accomplished through a combination of lectures, case analysis and discussion, and group presentations.

Marketing Communications

This module highlights the significance of marketing communications today. It aims to explain the various tools available for the practice of it today, including the swiftly changing role of e-Marketing. It highlights the importance of integrated marketing communications in today’s marketplace and how it can be put into practice.

Productions and Operations Management 

Operations Management (OM) has a profound effect on manufacturing and services.  The objective of this module is to equip students with the knowledge and abilities of the various functions of OM to manage their manufacturing products and services more intelligently and innovatively.  Fundamentally, OM is the transformation of inputs to outputs given the constraints of the environment and the availability of the tools provided.  This module also enables students to appreciate what it means to make decisions that would impact a manufacturing and services operations.

 

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching modules

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

 

 

Structure and Duration


Full-Time Programme (for International students only)

  • 8 modules
  • 8 months

It is important to take note that all GCE ‘A’ Level or 'Senior High School' students are required to take Diploma in Business Administration (International Business); we no longer allow students
to progress directly to the SCU BBA (12 modules) without having an equivalent Diploma qualifications.

 

Commencement Date

 

Class Commencement for 2017

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
Full-Time Programme May 2017 Dec 2017
     
     
     
     
 
 

Fees

: : Application Fee:       S$321.00

: : Tuition Fees:            S$6,955

* All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
* Non-tuition fees are not included.

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 16 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Obtained at least a Grade E in any 2 GCE 'A' level subjects and at least a Grade C6 in any 2 GCE 'AO' (H1) level subjects
  • Diploma from recognised local/oveseas poly/professional institute.

Other equivalent qualifications may be considered on a case by case basis

 

Additional Criteria

Language Requirements:

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

  • Obtained at least C6 in English at GCE 'O' level
  • A minimum of band 5.5 IELTS
  • English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS
 
 

Student Pass Application

International student are required to apply for student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for more information.

 

Structure and Duration


Part-Time Programme (for Local students only)

  • 8 modules
  • 9 months

 

Full-Time Programme (for Local students only)

  • 8 modules
  • 8 months

Commencement Date

 

Class Intake for 2017

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
Full-Time Programme May 2017 Dec 2017
     
     
     
     
Part-Time Programme Jan 2017 Sep 2017
  Apr 2017 Dec 2017
     
     

 

 

Fees:

  • Application Fees:     S$21.40

Full-Time Programme

  • Tuition Fees:            S$5,243.00
  • Non-Tuition Fees:     S$342.88
  • Total:                        S$5,585.88           

 

Part-Time Programme
  • Tuition Fees:            S$4,922.00
  • Non-Tuition Fees:     S$188.75
  • Total:                        S$5,110.75

 

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees for evening programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for day programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
  • The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.
  • It is important to take note that all GCE ‘A’ Level or 'Senior High School' students are required to take Diploma in Business Administration (International Business); we no longer allow students
    to progress directly to the SCU BBA (12 modules) without having an equivalent Diploma qualifications.
 
 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 16 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Obtained at least a Grade E in any 2 GCE 'A' level subjects and at least a Grade C6 in any 2 GCE 'AO' (H1) level subjects
  • Diploma from recognised local/oveseas poly/professional institute.

Other equivalent qualifications may be considered on a case by case basis

  

Additional Criteria

Language Requirements:

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

  • Obtained at least C6 in English at GCE 'O' level
  • A minimum of band 5.5 IELTS
  • English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS

 

 

 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

 

STUDY LOANS
 

Organisation Contact Number Website
TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700 www.tcc.org.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265 www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS

For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Standard Chartered
Bank
Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265 www.maybank.com.sg
UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121 www.uob.com.sg
OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333 www.ocbc.com.sg
DBS Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666 www.posb.com.sg
Bank of China  Tel : 1800 669 5566  www.bankofchina.com/sg

 

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg

 

 

 
 
QUICK INFORMATION
Duration of Course | Full-time: 8 months & Part-time: 9 months
Award | ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  PROGRESS TO NEXT LEVEL  
COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intake for 2017

For Day Programme
May

For Evening Programme
Jan, Apr

CONTACT DETAILS  

Local students:

+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:

+65 6278 8000

 

Local Enquiries
etc@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6247 9111
ib@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6278 8000
International Enquiries