DIPLOMA IN RETAIL MANAGEMENT


Awarded by DIMENSIONS International College

Full-Time/Part-Time
Overview

Why Study Retail Management at DIMENSIONS?

Gold Standard Service Provider Award in Business Management

Honoured with the distinguished Gold Standard Service Provider Award in Business Management by JobsCentral Learning, Singapore, for two years in a row, it markedly bespeaks the outstanding educational quality of our Business and Management programmes.

As we understand that the business world is constantly evolving, we continuously forge partnerships with reputable educational institutions to furnish our students with global knowledge to enhance their employment prospects. Our pedagogical methods also enable students to gain predictive insights into the risks and successes of the dynamic business environments through case studies and quality sessions with skilled practitioners. Upon graduation, our students will be able to effectively contribute their academic knowledge and skills to the business world.

Programme Introduction

In this day and age, customers are becoming more well-informed and tech-savvy and hence, it is fundamental to keep abreast of the latest trends and fashion in order to cater to their every whim. The Diploma in Retail Management is particularly designed to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills to flourish in the retail industry and establishments.

This course covers the modules in human resource management, merchandise management, financial statement and analysis and so on. Furthermore, you will be given the opportunity to put your theoretical knowledge into practice through a 6-month Industrial Attachment (IA) / Work Experience*.

Upon successful completion, you will be awarded with the Diploma in Retail Management by DIMENSIONS International College. This qualification broadens your employability in careers ranging from merchandising operations project manager, human resource generalist to department manager.

The programme consists of two components:

  1. Theory and practical lessons conducted at DIMENSIONS International College (6 months).
  2. Industrial Attachment (IA) / Work Experience*. Students will be attached to retail establishments (6 months).

Objective

  • To equip students with knowledge and theories in the aspect of business for further study and individual advancement.
  • To develop the concept and understanding of business and culture in support of their career development in various business fields.

Designed for

  • Junior College graduates who intend to acquire knowledge and skills to pursue a career in the business sector.
  • Students who intend to pursue a higher academic qualification of business-related discipline in the future.
Course Structure

Course Structure

Diploma in Retail Management consists of 7 modules.

Course Outline

  • Outline for Introduction to Retail Operations
  • Outline for Principles of Management
  • Outline for Introduction to HR Management
  • Outline for Managing Merchandise Presentation
  • Outline for Understanding Financial Statement & Analysis
  • Outline for Business Environment
  • Outline for Work Experience
* Internship / Industrial Attachment (IA) will be arranged for qualified students. Students must satisfy the following pre-qualifying requirements prior to school’s arrangement for their Internship / IA posting:
A. Students must be at least 18 years old at the time of the IA posting
B. Complete and pass the practical and theory assessments of your course
C. Achieve at least an attendance rate of 90%
D. Pass the Interview and Screening Test (comprising technical test and performance test)
Note:
  • Internship / IA posting is not guaranteed and will be subject to the approval of relevant passes by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). No further Internship / IA posting will be arranged if a student withdraws or is terminated from the IA centre.
  • Students who fail to secure an IA will have to successfully complete a Research Project.
  • Qualified students who have secured an Internship / Industrial Attachment (IA) with an organisation will have to successfully complete the IA. Students who withdraw or are terminated from the IA centre will result in a failed IA module. In order for students to graduate from this programme, students are required to retake the module in the form of a Research Project. Students are also required to pay a re-take fee for the module as well as the fee for the extension of the Student’s Pass

Scope of Study

Theories and practices in retail management

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials, discussions and researches

Commencement Date/Intakes

To check the dates of Programme Intake for 2019, please click here.
To check the dates of Programme Intake for 2020, please click here.
DIMENSIONS reserves the right to change the intakes at any time without prior notice.

Course Fees

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Full-time

1. Application Fee (Non – refundable)

:S$

500.00

2. Tuition Fee

:S$

8,500.00

3. Administrative Fee

:S$

535.00

4. Examination Fee

:S$

600.00

5. Course Material

:S$

400.00

6. Medical Check-Up Fee

:S$

60.00

7. International Student Management Fee

:S$

500.00

8. ICA Processing and Student’s Pass Fee

:S$

120.00

7% GST

:S$

785.05

Total

:S$

12,000.05

Part-time

1. Application Fee (Non – refundable)

:S$

100.00

2. Tuition Fee

:S$

8,500.00

3. Administrative Fee

:S$

500.00

4. Examination Fee

:S$

600.00

5. Course Material

:S$

400.00

7% GST

:S$

707.00

Total

:S$

10,807.00

Please click here for more information on the fees which are likely to be incurred during the students’ course of study. Students are expected to pay for the stipulated fee(s) incurred, if necessary.

Note 1: All miscellaneous fees are inclusive of 7% GST.
Note 2: Total course fees paid (except application fee and GST) by students are protected under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS).
Note 3: All students must sign the Advisory Note to Student before signing the Standard PEI-Student Contract.
Note 4: The Standard PEI-Student Contract must be signed by the student prior to making course fees payments to DIMENSIONS.
Note 5: The course fees shown above are effective from 1st January 2019. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make necessary amendments to the course fees without prior notice.

Payment Mode

For more information on Payment Mode, please click here.
For more information on Fee Protection Scheme (FPS), please click here.
For further details, please contact your Admissions Officer at 6334 0600.

Duration

6 months Institutional Training and 6 months Industrial Attachment (IA)* (Total 12 months)
Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 12 months of Institutional Training

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway

Students may consider pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Retail Management or other options within this field of study.

Notes:
Foreigner’s application for jobs in Singapore is subject to the approval from the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore (MOM). DIMENSIONS DOES NOT GUARANTEE any success rate of approval.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Academic Level: 
International students: Completion of GCE N-Level with a minimum 1 year of relevant work experience or GCE O-Level or 11 years of formal education or its equivalent.

English Proficiency : At least IELTS 6.0 or DIMENSIONS CAE Level 4 or Pass the English Proficiency Test at equivalent level conducted by DIMENSIONS or its equivalent. English proficiency may be considered to have been met and an IELTS score may not be required if applicant possesses a highest qualification where English is the sole medium of instruction.

Assessment & Awards

Class Periods

Full-time

Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 11.30am and/or 12.15pm - 3.15pm and/or 3.30pm - 6.30pm

3 hours per session. All specific programme schedules will be reflected in the timetable.

Part-time

Weekday (Monday to Friday)
Sessions will be conducted from 7.00pm to 10.00pm

and/or

Weekend (Saturday and/or Sunday)
Sessions will be conducted within 9.00am to 6.00pm

3 hours per session. All specific programme schedules will be reflected in the timetable.

Examination Period

At the end of each semester or course

Assessment Methods

Assignments and examinations

Assessment Grading Criteria

Module Name Assessment Methods (Weighting)
Principles of Logistics Management Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)
Warehousing Management Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)
Purchasing Management Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)
Introduction to Material Resource Planning Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)
Management Information System Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)
Physical Distribution Management Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)
Internship / Industrial Attachment* Practical Performance (100%)

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 3 months after the final assessment

Qualification Award

Diploma in Retail Management Awarded by DIMENSIONS International College

Graduation Requirements

A “Pass” in all assessments of all modules, including Industrial Attachment (IA) / Work Experience*
Students who have passed all the theoretical modules under the institutional training but fail in Industrial Attachment/Research Project can only be entitled to the award, Certificate in Retail Management

Note 1: International Student must achieve at least 90% attendance rate (ICA Requirement).
Note 2: International Student must not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason (ICA Requirement).
Note 3: Students who do not require ICA’s student’s pass must achieve at least 80% attendance rate.Our College only accept medical certificates as proof for absenteeism. Any other documents should only be accepted on a case-by-case basis with full justification and be acceptable by ICA.
Note 4: In the first week of studies, an induction session will be conducted. The students will be briefed by the Academic Staff on full details of the course including scheme of work, timetable, assessments and grading, assessment and exam dates and venue and many other academic matters.
Note 5: DIMENSIONS has the right to cancel a class/an intake if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 10 for any programme per class. Students may enroll into a later intake, if any, or withdraw from course. (For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy).
Note 6: Students (both international and local) must achieve an attendance rate of 80% and above in order to qualify for examinations.