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

About the Course
Course Curriculum
International Application
Local Application

 

* The Programme will teach-out by May 2018 , currently not recruiting new students

 

Objectives

  • The Diploma in Business Management is designed to impart comprehensive managerial skills and knowledge to participants and equip them with an understanding of business operations in a changing business environment
  • The programme is designed for individuals who have assumed or will assume middle management status, and wish to obtain formal training in Business Management for further advancement in their career and academic pursuits

Assessment Methods

Each course is assessed by written assignments and examination.  Modules are taught in a face-to-face manner.

Graduation

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded with the Diploma in Business Management awarded by MDIS.

 

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.

 

Principles of Business Management (II)

This module will provide a concise coverage of current management concepts and processes, so as to enable students to apply their knowledge to specific organisational situations more effectively.
The course contents include: Nature of management; Development of management thought and practice; The business environment; Corporate strategy and planning; Organising and time management; Group problem – solving and decision making; The control system of organisation; Organisational structure; The structure of organisation; Delegation, authority and responsibility; Leadership qualities of a manager; The communication process.

Business Accounting and Finance

This course is designed to provide the fundamental concepts in business accounting and financial management and the importance of the need, sources and uses of funds. The students are expected to apply the analytical techniques learnt in main areas of costing and financial decision making, i.e. financial statement analysis, budgetary planning and control, capital budgeting, product costing and short term cost-volume-profit relationship.
The course contents include: Introduction to managerial finance; Financial planning and Capital budgeting; Corporate reports; Profit determination; Financial statement analysis; Time value of money; Financial forecasting, Planning and budgeting; Cash flow budgeting and cost build-up; Costing systems and records; Marginal costing and Break-even analysis.

Principles of Marketing and Production Management

The module will provide participants with a good knowledge of the basic principles of marketing and a sound grasp of the marketing concept and its application. To assist in dealing with the problems involved in production and operations management (POM) by focusing on its concepts, ideas and analytical tools involved. The course contents include: The Marketing concept; Marketing research; Segmentation; Consumer behaviour; Product planning, Branding and packaging; Pricing decisions; Distribution, wholesaling and retailing; Promotion mix; Marketing planning and management; Introduction to POM; Work design and measurement; Operations planning and scheduling; Resource allocation and reliability analysis; Operations control and quality control; Maintenance strategies and cost control.

Organisational Behaviour

This module will assist participants in the understanding of the various behavioural and Human Resource Management issues in an organisation and translating the concepts into real life applications. The course contents include: Behaviour and human resource in the organisation; Personality and perceptions; Motivation and job satisfaction; Leadership and group behaviour; Staffing and human resource planning; Performance appraisal and compensation; Training-management relations; Labour-management relations; Power, Politics and organisation culture; Organisation change and development.

Principles of Economics

This module will provide a basic understanding of the economy, show how all economic activities are interrelated, and give a clear understanding of the principle underlying the current business situation. The course contents include: Introduction to economics concepts; The Market – Demand and Supply, Elasticity; Microeconomics – Utility and Demand, Indifference curves and demand; Keynesian economics – Consumption and investment, Government purchases and taxes, The Multiplier; Money – Money creation, The money market and output determination; Macroeconomics – The national economy, Circular flow of economic activity, National product and income, Unemployment and inflation; The factor market; Economic role of government; International trade.

Business Statistics

This module will equip the participants with skills in data processing and application of statistical methods in business forecasting. The course contents include: Statistical presentation; Probability theory; Sampling distribution and confidence interval; Testing hypotheses concerning the value of the population mean; Simple correlation; Regression analysis; Time series analysis; Index numbers.

Business Law

This module will provide the participants with an insight into the laws governing business activities. The course contents include: Introduction to law; Contract law; Sales of goods; The law of negligence in business activities; Consumer protection; Legal framework of business organisations; Law of insolvency; Intellectual property law; Corporate finance and securities regulation; Land law.

Fundamentals of Information Technology

This module will equip students with the fundamental concepts of computer, adequate knowledge of business computing concepts, hardware and software components, and information processing skills. The course contents include: Computing in business; Operating system; Information processing devices; Data communications; Networks; Hardware configurations and software installation; Window-based word processing; MS Windows; Importing and exporting of files; Graphics, Columns and mail merge; Multimedia.

 

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)

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Structure and Duration


Full-Time Programme (for International students only)

  • 8 modules
  • 7 months
  • 4 modules per term

Commencement Date


Commencement Classes for 2017 and Completion date

The programme is currently not recruiting new students

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
: : Full-Time Mar 2017  Sep 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

Interested applicants must possess ONE of the following entrance requirements:

  • Obtain at least a Grade C6 in any 5 GCE 'O' Level subjects
  • Higher NITEC
  • Obtained 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
  • Applicants must be of age 16 and above.

Mature candidates who have at least 2 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.

Applicants who are unable to meet the minimum admission requirements may enrol for the Diploma in Business Management incorporating Professional Certificate in Business Management.

 

 

Additional Criteria

Language Requirements:

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

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

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

 

Structure and Duration


Part-Time Programme (for Local students only)

  • 8 modules
  • 9 months
  • 2 to 3 modules per term

Full-Time Programme (for Local students only)

  • 8 modules
  • 7 months
  • 4 modules per term
 

Commencement Date


Class Commencement for 2017 and Completion date

Course Commencement Date Completion Date  
: : Full-Time Mar 2017  Sep 2017  
       
       
: : Part-Time Feb 2017 Oct 2017  
  May 2017 Jan 2018  
       

 

Fees:

: : Application Fees             S$21.40

Full-Time Programme

  • Tuition Fees               S$4,708
  • Non-Tuition Fees      S$447.95
  • Total                            S$5,155.95

Part-Time Programme

  • Tuition Fees               S$4,387
  • 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

Interested applicants must possess ONE of the following entrance requirements:

  • Obtain at least a Grade C6 in any 5 GCE 'O' Level subjects
  • 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
  • Applicants must be of age 16 and above

Mature candidates who have at least 2 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.

Applicants who are unable to meet the minimum admission requirements may enrol for the Diploma in Business Management incorporating Professional Certificate in Business Management.

 

 

Additional Criteria

Language Requirements:

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

  • Obtain at least C6 in English at GCE 'O' Levels
  • A minimum of band 5.5 IELTS
  • English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS
  • Score 213 points (computer based) or 550 points (paper based) in TOEFL or 79 (internet based)
  • 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 | Minimum 7 months Full-Time / 9 months Part-Time
Award | DIPLOMA

COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intake for 2017

For Full-Time Programme
Mar

For Part-Time Programme
Feb, May

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