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

About the Course
Course Curriculum
International Application
Local Application

Objectives

  • To equip students with fundamental business concepts
  • To handle the challenges of managing across national borders

Assessment Methods

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

Award

Candidates who successfully complete all coursework and pass the examinations will be awarded the MDIS Diploma in Business Administration (International Business)

 

 

 

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 Statistics

The module equips students with data processing and application of statistical methods in business forecasting. Students should be able to analyse different business situations using the various theories and models to arrive at business decisions.

 

Principles of Business Management

This module aims to enable students to explore the importance of management to business organisations. It provides a concise coverage of current management concepts and processes, so as to enable students to apply their knowledge to specific organisational situations more effectively.

 

Business Accounting

This module aims to develop an understanding of the role of accounting in business, including the underlying principles and concepts relating to financial accounting, double entry system to record business transactions and the reporting of business performance using a Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Cash Flow Statement. The module also introduces the concept management accounting for decision-making in terms of cost classification and budgeting techniques.

 

Business Strategy

  • To introduce basic concepts, theoretical frameworks and analytical tools of strategic management
  • To provide an understanding of the main factors which influence the strategic decision-making process in organisations.
  • To develop an integrated understanding of how strategic options may be identified, chosen and implemented.
  • To recognise the role and importance of strategic management in a business organization.

 

Organisational Behaviour

  • To examine key issues in organizational behavior at the individual and group level.
  • To study key concepts associated with individual, interpersonal and group processes within organizations.
  • To understand the impact of individual behavior on organizations and management approaches.
  • To explore the dynamics of the workplace produced by the interaction of individual and group behavior.
  • To provide an understanding of the impact and influence of cultural differences on behavior.

 

Introduction to Business Law

This module aims to give the student a good working knowledge of the various aspects of business law. This includes the Law of Contract, Agency Law and an understanding of the workings of the Singapore Legal System. By the end of the module the student should have a good working and academic understanding of the subject.

 

Principles of Marketing

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the core concepts and principles of marketing – to provide them knowledge of how marketers build and manage demand and create and sustain customer relationships - and to understand the challenges facing marketers in a globalised economy.

 

Internet & E-Commerce

  • Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts such as electronic markets, electronic data interchange and Internet commerce.
  • Critically evaluate the business strategy and business decision-making processes, taking into account, competitive strategy, first mover advantage models, etc. which are crucial in developing e-commerce solutions.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of e-Markets and e-Marketing and be able to analyses, design and provide eCommerce solutions for a given scenario.
  • Evaluate the possible legal outcomes of alternative designs, practices and processes.
  • Differentiate the different models and types of e-commerce applications

 

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
 

Commencement Date


Class Intake for 2017

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
Full-Time Programme Feb 2017 Sep 2017
  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 : 

  • Obtain at least a Grade C6 in any 3 GCE 'O' Level subjects
  • Obtain at least a Grade '5' in at least 5 subjects at GCE 'N' Level (including English)
  • Higher NITEC
  • Obtain at least 1 Grade E GCE 'A' Level subject or at least 1 Grade C6 GCE "AO" (H1) Level subject
  • Professional Certificate in Business Management 

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

Mature candidates who have at least 2 GCE ‘N’ level pass & above, or 1 GCE ‘O’ level pass & above, and possess at least 2 years continuous full time entry or executive level in office environment with clerical or administrative working experience and with minimum age of 21 years old & above can be considered for enrolment.

 

Additional Criteria

Language Requirements:

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

  • Obtain at least a D or 5 in English at GCE 'N' Level
  • Obtain at least C6 in English at GCE 'O' Level
  • A minimum of band 5.5 IELTS
  • Score 213 points (computer based) or 550 points (paper based) or 79 (internet based) in TOEFL
  • English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS
  • MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE)
 
 

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
  • 12 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 Feb 2017 Sep 2017
  May 2017 Dec 2017
     
     
Part-Time Programmes Jan 2017 Dec 2017
  Mar 2017 Feb 2018
  May 2017 Apr 2018

 

 

Fees:

  • Application Fee:      S$21.40
 

Full-Time Programme

  • Tuition Fees:             S$4,708.00
  • Non-Tuition Fees:      S$447.95
  • Total:                         S$5,155.95
 
 

Part-Time Programme

  • Tuition Fees:              S$4,387.00
  • Non-Tuition Fees:       S$186.34
  • Total:                          S$4,573.34
 
 

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, CGC Workshop, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) 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.
 
 

Entry Requirements

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

  • Obtain at least a Grade C6 in any 3 GCE 'O' Level subjects
  • Obtain at least a Grade '5' in at least 5 subjects at GCE 'N' Levels (including English)
  • Higher NITEC
  • Obtain at least 1 Grade E GCE 'A' Level subject or at least 1 Grade C6 GCE "AO" (H1) Level subject. 
  • Professional Certificate in Business Management

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

Mature candidates who have at least 2 GCE ‘N’ level pass and above or 1 GCE ‘O’ level pass and above and possess at least 2 years continuous full time entry or executive level in office environment with clerical or administrative working experience and with minimum age of 21 years old and above can be considered for enrolment.

 

Additional Criteria

Language Requirements:

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

  • Obtained at least a D or 5 in English at GCE 'N' Levels
  • Obtained at least C6 in English at GCE 'O' Levels
  • A minimum of band 5.5 IELTS
  • Score 213 points (computer based) or 550 points (paper based) or 79 (internet based) in TOEFL
  • English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS
  • MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE)

 

 

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: 12 months
Award | DIPLOMA
  PROGRESS TO NEXT LEVEL  
COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intake for 2017

For Day Programme
Feb, May

For Evening Programme
Jan, Mar, May

CONTACT DETAILS  

Local students:

+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:

+65 6278 8000

 

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