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Higher Diploma in Business (Marketing Specialization)

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The Higher Diploma in Business Studies programme provides students a clear understanding of management and key business processes. This programme consists of an Industrial Attachment module, which is a paid internship program with leading companies in Singapore. It aims to provide students a platform to put the knowledge and skills acquired to practical use.


Upon successfully finishing this program, students become eligible to pursue the Top up degree awarded by The University of Northampton at TMC Academy.

Industrial Attachment (IA)

This is a paid internship programme. If the IA cannot be completed due to unsuccessful placement, students will study two additional modules as below:

  • Introduction to Management

  • Business Communications and ICT

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Full Time: 14 months
3 hrs daily Monday to Friday
Part Time: 14 months
2 to 3 times per week


INTAKE:

Monthly

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Modules

Core Modules

  • Introduction to Management

  • Marketing for Managers

  • Accounting

  • Statistical Techniques for Business

  • Business Economics

  • Business Law

  • Business Finance

  • Business Strategy

  • Industrial Attachment (6 months)


Elective Modules Without Specialisation

  • Any 3 modules from the below specialization (maximum of 2 modules from any one specialization)


With Accounting

  • Cost and Management Accounting

  • International Business

  • Investment and Financial Markets


With Logistics

  • Introduction to Business Logistics

  • Supply Chain Management

  • Business to Consumer Logistics


With Marketing

  • International Marketing

  • Marketing Communication and Research

  • Consumer Behaviour


With Human Resource Management

  • Human Resource Management Strategy

  • Developing People at Work

  • International Human Resource Development


With International Business

  • International Business

  • International Organisational Behaviour

  • Human Resource Management Strategy


Course Assessment

Examinations, assignments, projects, presentations, class tests, and/or practical tests.

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Entry Requirements (Local)

Age
17 years old*


Academic Qualification
Any of the following or equivalent:

  • Obtained at least an E at GCE A level in any 2 subjects

  • TMC Diploma/Foundation Diploma

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (at least 24 points)

  • NUS High School Diploma

  • Polytechnic Diploma

  • Diploma (in Accounting / Business / Management / IT / Computing / Hospitality / Psychology) from Private Education Institutions (assessed on a case by case basis)

English Proficiency
Any of the following or equivalent:

  • At least a C6 at GCE O English

  • Completed a Diploma or equivalent where medium of instruction is English

  • Pass an English online test and an interview with the Dean/HOD/designate


Mature Candidates

Mature Candidates of ≥30 years old with 8 years of work experience may be admitted in lieu of academic qualification

*Students must be at least 18 years old at the time of Industrial Attachment

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Entry Requirements (International)

Age
17 years old*


Academic Qualification
Completed High School or Year 12


English Proficiency
Any of the following or equivalent:

  • IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL (Paper) ≥ 547 or TOEFL (Computer) ≥ 210 or TOEFL (Internet) ≥ 78 or TOEIC ≥ 780

  • Other qualifications equivalent to High School or Year 12 where the medium of instruction is English

  • Attend and pass Certificate in English up to Upper Intermediate B level

  • Attend and pass EAP Level 3 with final score >60%


Mature Candidates
Mature Candidates of ≥30 years old with 8 years of work experience may be admitted in lieu of academic qualification

* Students must be at least 18 years old at the time of Industrial Attachment.

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Programme Fees (Local)

Full-Time

Course Application Fee: $100.00


Course Fee

Tuition Fee: $7,600.00


Other Mandatory Fee

Assessment Fee: $1,300.00

Course Material Fee: $600.00

Medical Insurance: $160.00

Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) Fee: $72.45


Total Course Fee Excluding Application Fee: $9,732.45


Note:

  • Fees indicated are in SGD and exclusive of GST.

  • All information stated is accurate and effective as at 15 January 2024.

Part-Time

Course Application Fee: $100.00


Course Fee

Tuition Fee: $7,600.00


Other Mandatory Fee

Assessment Fee: $1,300.00

Course Material Fee: $600.00

Medical Insurance: $160.00

Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) Fee: $72.45


Total Course Fee Excluding Application Fee: $9,732.45


Note:

  • Fees indicated are in SGD and exclusive of 9% GST.

  • All information stated is accurate and effective as at 15 January 2024.

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Programme Fees (International)

Full-Time

Course Application Fee: $100.00


Course Fee

Tuition Fee: $7,600.00


Other Mandatory Fee

Assessment Fee: $1,300.00

Course Material Fee: $600.00

Medical Insurance: $160.00

Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) Fee: $72.45


Total Course Fee Excluding Application Fee: $9,732.45


Note:

  • Fees indicated are in SGD and exclusive of GST.

  • All information stated is accurate and effective as at 15 January 2024.

Part-Time

Course Application Fee: $100.00


Course Fee

Tuition Fee: $7,600.00


Other Mandatory Fee

Assessment Fee: $1,300.00

Course Material Fee: $600.00

Medical Insurance: $160.00

Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) Fee: $72.45


Total Course Fee Excluding Application Fee: $9,732.45


Note:

  • Fees indicated are in SGD and exclusive of 9% GST.

  • All information stated is accurate and effective as at 15 January 2024.

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