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.

Delivery Schedule
 2018 Quarter 1
8 Jan 2018 -  6 Apr 2018 
 2018 Quarter 2
16 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018 
 2018 Quarter 3
9 Jul 2018 - 21 Sep 2018 
 2018 Quarter 4
1 Oct 2018 - 28 Dec 2018 
BM 2030 Operations Management  BM2040 Human Resource and Cross Cultural Management BM2110 Performance Management BM 2030 Operations Management 
BM 2080 Marketing Management BM2050 Management Information System  BM2020 Organisational Behaviour BM 2080 Marketing Management
    BM2260 Financial Management BM 2090 Research Methods     
 2019 Quarter 19
7 Jan 2019 -  5 Apr 2019 
 2019 Quarter 2
15 Apr 2019 - 28 Jun 2019 
 2019 Quarter 3
8 Jul 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 
 2019 Quarter 4
30 Sep 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 
BM2040 Human Resource and Cross Cultural Management BM2110 Performance Management BM 2030 Operations Management  BM2040 Human Resource and Cross Cultural Management
BM2050 Management Information System  BM2020 Organisational Behaviour BM 2080 Marketing Management BM2050 Management Information System 
BM2260 Financial Management BM 2090 Research Methods      BM2260 Financial Management
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
8 Jan 18 / 16 Apr 18 / 9 Jul 18 / 1 Oct 18
One Month Prior to Intake Dates
Average Teacher-Student Ratio
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.
  • 1. Performance Management
    • 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. Management information Systems with FinTech Applications
    • This module provides students with an introduction to the various types of Information Systems (IS) especially Management Information System and how IS can be employed to support various business functions. At the end of this module, the student would have a gained a deeper understanding of what Business Analyst needs to deliver. This module also seeks to deliver a high-impact focus on advancing current FinTech and TechFin applications in a real-world application setting, and expect to dive into details from Peer-to-Peer(P2P) Lending platform to Payments platform and Cryptocurrencies. (88 words)
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. Innovation & Entrepreneurship II
    • Furthering from Innovation and Entrepreneurship I , this module looks into developing sustainable venture; value creation; social entrepreneurship, innovation within the value chain of an organization; ownership and structure; innovators in action: managing rapid growth, managing a troubled organisation, and crafting a personal strategy. An insight of the process reveals more than how innovation is carried out in a systematical structure, it leads to the concept of social entrepreneurship to support the idea of environmental sustainability and challenges. (78 words)
  • 6. Organizational Behavior
    • This module aims to allow learners to contribute to various aspects on decision-making process that influence an organization’s behavior and improve its performance. It enables learners to understand how changes in internal and external environment impact an organization and how different management practices can help shape its response to these changes. It looks at the importance of professional ethics and its relationship to managing risk. This qualification is relevant to learners across different functional areas of an organization in whichever sector it operates, including finance, HR and other business operations. Learners could also choose to continue their academic development by progressing to degree courses in various disciplines. This module covers the internal and external organization environment, managing people and organizational performance, organization compliance and control, ethics, corporate governance and risk management.
  • 7. 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 – CPM/PERT; and Quality Management and TQM system. Emphasis will be on applying problem solving, decision-making and project management tools in their work.
  • 8. 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.


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