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Diploma in International Business

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

Students are assessed in each unit by various methods. These include researched essays and reports, reports, presentation, case studies, problem solutions portfolio, online discussions, tests and exams.

Modules are taught in a face-to-face manner.

Students may also be asked to participate in group work as well as individuals assignments. The weighting of assessment marks between assignments and examination varies.

 

Award

Candidates who successfully complete all coursework and pass the examinations will be awarded the MDIS Diploma in 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

The module provides students with a concise understanding of current management concepts and processes that enables effective management in specific organisational situations. Students should be able to apply the management theories to solve different problems in a business environment.

 

Business Accounting

The module introduces students to the role of accounting in business operations, statutory requirements for business to prepare accounts. It also covers on the purpose and the elements of a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement. Students will be able to prepare financial statements for business enterprise at the end of the module.

 

Fundamentals of Information Technology

The module equips students with fundamental concepts of computer, adequate knowledge of business computing concepts, hardware and software components, and information processing skills. Students should be able to perform essential information processing tasks in business environments upon completion of the module

 

Organisational Behaviour

The module introduces students to various behavioural disciplines contributing to organisational behaviour. It also covers the theory and concepts in analysing organisational issues and problems and to make informed decisions that will increase effectiveness and efficiency at the workplace.

 

Business Law

The module provides students with a comprehensive insight into the law governing business activities. Students should have the knowledge to understand the basic, simple business contracts and the implications of legal situations. The content covers Contract Law; Consumer Protection’ Law of Insolvency’ Intellectual Property Law’ Land Law, etc.

 

Principles of Marketing

The module provides students with an understanding of the principles and core concepts of marketing. It also imparts knowledge on how marketers manage demand and build customers relationships; understand the challenges faced by marketers in a globalised economy. The content covers Market Segmentation; Product Life Cycle; Distribution Channels and Marketing Communication Strategy, etc.

 

Internet & E-Commerce

The module provides students with an understanding of the internet and key concepts of e-commerce along with its implementations and impact on business. Students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the applications of the internet, explain e-commerce and its underlying concepts and principles, differentiate the different models and types of e-commerce applications and design a workable e-commerce website at the end of the module.

 

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
  • Minimum 8 months
  • 2 modules per term
 

Commencement Date


Class Intake for 2014

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
Full-Time Programme Jan 2014 Aug 2014
  Mar 2014 Oct 2014
  May 2014 Dec 2014
  Jul 2014 Feb 2015
  Sep 2014 Apr 2015
  Nov 2014 Jul 2015

 

 

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:

  • Obtained at least a Grade C6 in any 3 GCE 'O' level subjects
  • Obtained at least a Grade '5' in at least 5 subjects at GCE 'N' level (including English)
  • Higher NITEC
  • Obtained at least 1 Grade E GCE "A" level subject or at least 1 Grade C6 GCE "AO" (H1) level subject. 

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English (with pass in English Language)

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

 

Additional Criteria

English Requirement:

  • Obtained at least C6 in English at GCE 'O' level or 6.0 IELTS (or equivalent)
 
 

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
  • Minimum 12 months
 
 

Full-Time Programme (for Local students only)

  • 8 modules
  • Minimum 8 months
 
 

Commencement Date


Class Intake for 2014

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
Full-Time Programme Jan 2014 Aug 2014
  Mar 2014 Oct 2014
  May 2014 Dec 2014
  Jul 2014 Feb 2015
  Sep 2014 Apr 2015
  Nov 2014 Jul 2015
Part-Time Programmes Jan 2014 Jan 2015
  Apr 2014 Apr 2015
  Jul 2014 Jul 2015
  Oct 2014 Oct 2015

 

 

Fees:

  • Application Fee:      S$21.40
 

Full-Time Programme

  • Tuition Fees:             S$4,708
  • Non-Tuition Fees:      S$340.47
  • Total:                         S$5,048.47
 
 

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 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.
 
 

Entry Requirements

Interested applicants must possess ONE of the following entrance requirements:

  • Obtained at least a Grade C6 in any 3 GCE 'O' level subjects
  • Obtained at least a Grade '5' in at least 5 subjects at GCE 'N' level (including English)
  • Higher NITEC
  • Obtained at least 1 Grade E GCE "A" level subject or at least 1 Grade C6 GCE "AO" (H1) level subject

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English (with pass in English Language)

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

 

Additional Criteria

English Requirements:

  • Obtained at least C6 in English at GCE 'O' level or 6.0 IELTS (or equivalent)
 

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

 

  1. 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

  2. CREDIT CARD INTEREST FREE 0%  INSTALMENT PLANS

    For All Programmes (Available in 6, 12 or 24 months)

    Organisation Contact Number Website
    Standard Chartered
    Bank
    Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
    DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.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
    Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg
    POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666 www.posb.com.sg
    Bank of China  Tel : 1800 669 5566 www.bankofchina.com/sg

 

 

 

 
 
QUICK INFORMATION
Duration of Course | Full-time: Minimum 8 months & Part-time: 12 months
Award | DIPLOMA
  PROGRESS TO NEXT LEVEL  
COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intake for 2014

For Day Programme
Last intake November 2014 

For Evening Programme
Last intake October 2014

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