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Advanced Diploma in Business Management

The Advanced Diploma in Business  Management programme is designed to provide the theoretical and practical perspective of business management

You will be exposed to a full range of management skills that is useful to succeed in today’s business environment.

Programme Objective

To educate the students on the nature of business management.

To develop students intellectual capabilities of interpretation and analysis; critical evaluation; selection and synthesis; reasoned argument; research and problem solving skills.

To understand business management problems, select and apply appropriate methodologies and devise solutions to these problems.

To analyse the business management environment and adopt innovative approaches to the development of business management.

To develop analytical and evaluative skills.

To develop sound understanding of good accounting and finance practices.

To employ appropriate research methods to identify trends and changes in business cycles.

To understand business management problems, select and apply appropriate methodologies and devise solutions to these problems.

To understand the importance of technology in the business environment.

To develop analytical and evaluative skills.

Delivery Method

Generally the curriculums for all levels are taught over 4 terms of 12 weeks. Modules are conducted in formal instructor-led classroom sessions where students are introduced to the course discipline. Each term will cover 2-3 modules with 54 contact hours per module. Lectures are 3-hour sessions and Tutorial 3-hour sessions weekly.

Progression Pathway
* Advanced Diploma in Business  Management
* Progression to Bachelor Degree is subject to articulation arrangement / mapping
Mode & Duration
Full-time: 9 mths
Part-time: 9 mths
Intakes
January / April / July / October
Average Teacher-Student Ratio
1:30
Assessment
Each module is assessed by academic work comprising written assignments, case study reports, essays, examination as determined by the subject profile. The assessment criterion varies from module to module and level to level.
Modules
  • 1. Managerial Accounting
    • Students will learn the role of Management Accounting Decision Making, Performance Evaluation and Rewards. They will learn the difference between Management Accounting and Financial Accounting and how Cost Accounting Systems are designed and used for tracking and measuring resource consumption. Key topics will include Job Order Costing and Overheads Allocation, Costing and Value Chain, Cost-Volume-Pro t-Analysis; Incremental Analysis, Responsibility Accounting and Transfer Pricing, Use of Variances; Standard Costing, Operational Budgeting and Capital Budgeting.
  • 2. Organizational Behavior
    • This module provides the understanding on the basic concepts and practices of individual and group processes, behaviours in organisations, and how they affect other people in the organization. Students learn why people behave in such ways and what needs to be done to ensure a harmonious and effective working relationship in an organization. Students develop the knowledge and expertise required to ensure the efficient and effective use and deployment of human resources and to use them to the fullest benefit of the organisation in its attempts to achieve the corporate goals and objectives
  • 3. Operations Management
    • This module provides students with the conceptual framework of Operations Management that is applicable to both manufacturing and the service industries. Students will be exposed to Operations Management; Operations Decision Making; Forecasting; Facility Location; Materials Management – purchasing, inventory and JIT systems; MRP and CRP; Scheduling and Control; Project Management – COM/PERT; and Quality Management and TQM System. Emphasis will be on applying problem solving, decision-making and project management tools in their work.
  • 4. Human Resource and Cross-Cultural Management
    • TThe module aims to equip students with the abilities and skills to adapt and manage an increasingly diverse and competitive business environment. Topics include the strategic role of human resource management; diversity management; job analysis and job design; human resource planning; and recruiting, screening and selection of candidates; interviewing candidates; orientation, training and development; compensation, incentives and benefits; evaluating and appraising employee performance; and organizational culture and change and cross-cultural issues.
  • 5. Management Information Systems
    • Students will learn about the changing role of Information Systems and the key challenges facing managers using information systems. They will be exposed to different kinds and types of information systems and how IS can be employed to support various business functions. Students will learn to manage IT infrastructure - hardware and software assets and data resources management; and the internet and the new IT infrastructure. Other key topics include systems development phases and life cycle, the importance of change management in implementing information systems, and information systems security and control.
  • 6. Financial Management
    • This module is designed for finance and business students to enable them to present and apply theories of corporate finance. Students will learn about the goals of managerial finance and the roles of financial managers and be exposed to financial and ratio analysis and its limitations. The core areas cover Financial Forecasting, Planning and Budgeting; Management of Working Capital; Sources of Finance; Time Value of Money and Capital Investment Appraisal; Capital Budgeting; Cost of Capital; Leverage and Capital Structure and Dividend Policy.
  • 7. Research Methods
    • This module introduces students to the core concepts, methods, and values involved in conducting research, from formulating research questions, reviewing the literature, designing questionnaires, to carrying out data analysis and presenting research results. The strengths and weaknesses of different types of research are examined to help students choose an appropriate methodology, and the wider philosophical issues and ethical controversies that affect research are discussed. In this module, it also examines the distinction between quantitative and qualitative research techniques and how and when they should be used.
  • 8. Marketing Management
    • Students will learn the role of Marketing in developing corporate and business unit objectives and strategies by understanding market opportunity and analysis viz customer analysis, marketing research and forecasting, market segmentation, targeting and positioning; and developing strategic marketing programs (the 4 Ps). Students will be exposed to organizational markets and buying behavior; product differentiation and branding positioning; and the different marketing strategies to be adopted at each stage of the Product Life Cycle. Students will be required to prepare a comprehensive Marketing Plan as a group/individual assignment.
 

 

Balestier Campus

9 Ah Hood Road
Singapore 329975
Tel: (65) 6252 5500
Email: enquiries@easb.edu.sg

Operation Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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