Diploma in International Business Management

Full-time programme developed and awarded by SHRM

As globalisation increases, more organisations have to work beyond their traditional regional boundaries, compete in diverse global environments and find that their traditional domestic markets are open to global challenges. These organisations need experts who can work across multicultural barriers, develop effective international strategies and source products internationally. This course will train you in these key business areas.

About the Programme

The 24 credit hours, 8-module course is designed to equip students with the technical knowledge of operating in an ever changing global economic and business landscape. Students will be exposed to fundamental business knowledge in the areas of marketing, business statistics, and communication.


PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The Diploma programme is conducted over 4 terms in 8 months. Upon successful completion of the 8 modules, students will be awarded the Diploma in International Business Management.

Each term consists of 6 study weeks, 1 exam week and 1 break week.


MODE OF DELIVERY

The programme is fully conducted on a face-to-face basis. Students will attend lectures and tutorial classes. Classes are conducted on Monday to Friday between 9.a.m. to 6p.m. Class size is generally kept to a maximum of 66 students for lecture classes.

DURATION

8 months

MODULES

  1. Principles of Management
  2. Data Analytics
  3. E-Commerce Management
  4. Fundamentals of Marketing
  5. Principles of Economics
  6. Global Business Environment
  7. Managing Change
  8. International Business Communications

Please click here for module Synopsis.

ASSESSMENT

Students are assessed with a mixture of continuous assessments throughout each term in the form of case studies, discussions, presentations, group and individual assignments, and theory tests.

In the event a student fails a module, the student will be given a chance to take a supplementary paper. Failing a supplementary paper will result in the student having to retake the module again. In repeating the term, students will only be required to take the modules he/she has failed.

GRADING SCHEME

Grading Scheme

Grade Module Marks Status
A 80%- 100% Pass
B+ 75% – 79%
B 65% – 74%
C+ 55% – 64%
C 50% – 54%
D 40% – 49%
F <40% Fail
SP >39% Supplementary Paper Pass

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Academic Requirements

Country Entry Requirements
CHINA Senior High School 3 or Equivalent
INDIA Senior Secondary School Certificate
INDONESIA At least 12 years of formal education
MALAYSIA STPM (Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia) or UEC (United Examination Certificate)
SINGAPORE GCE ‘A’ Level
VIETNAM Senior High School
OTHERS SHRM Certificate in Foundation Studies. Applicants who do not possess the above requirements are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Students with related higher academic qualifications may be granted exemptions.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Pass in English at GCE ‘A’ Levels
  • or IELTS score of 5.5
  • or an equivalent English Language Qualification

Applicants who do not meet the above English language requirements will have to undergo the SHRM English Placement Test. Based on the table below, you may be required to take the Preparatory English Language Programme.

SHRM English Placement Test Mark (out of 100) Entry Level
Less than 45% English Level 1
Between 45% and 74% English Level 2
75% or more Exempted from Preparatory English Programme