Foundation Diploma in Business - Singapore’s College & Business School | DIMENSIONS


Awarded by DIMENSIONS International College

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Why Study Business 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

The Foundation Diploma in Business programme is designed to provide students with the basic principles and understanding of business. By the end of this course, students will have the fundamental knowledge in relation to the economic factors affecting the business environment, concepts of management, accounting, marketing, and business English writing as well as the computer skills supporting business organisations.

The 6-month course equips the targeted group of learners with the essential study skills in order to cope with the subject requirements and challenges while pursuing a higher education qualification.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded the Foundation Diploma in Business by DIMENSIONS International College.


  • To equip students with the essential knowledge and skills
  • To develop the concept and understanding of business practices
  • To enhance students’ numeracy, communication competency and IT skills

Designed for

  • Students who wish to pursue higher education
  • Working adults with similar work experience who are looking to upgrade their skills
Course Structure

Course Structure

Foundation Diploma in Business consists of 6 modules.

Course Outline

  • Outline for Induction of Economics
  • Outline for Induction to Organisational Behaviour
  • Outline for Introduction to Accounting
  • Outline for Basic Computer Operation and Applications
  • Outline for English for Academic Purpose
  • Outline for Introduction to Marketing

Scope of Study

Preparation for Higher Education Studies

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials, discussions and research

Commencement Date/Intakes

Click here to check the dates of Programme Intake for 2024
DIMENSIONS reserves the right to change the intakes at any time without prior notice.

Course Fees

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1. Application Fee (Non-refundable and non-transferable)



2. Tuition Fee



3. Administrative Fee



4. Examination Fee



5. Course Material



6. Medical Check-Up Fee



7. International Student Management Fee



8. ICA Processing and Student’s Pass Fee



9% GST






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 9% 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: Course materials include, but are not limited to lecture notes, e-books, online resources (including the Turnitin system and portals) and any other materials used for instruction in a course.
Note 6: The course fees shown above are effective from 1st April 2024. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make necessary amendments to the course fees without prior notice.

Payment Mode

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


6 months of Institutional Training with the schedule and session sequence set according to the Scheme of Work
Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 12 months

Maximum Candidature Period

Student is not allowed to retake the course and/or request for a refund in the event if he/she fails to complete the programme within the maximum candidature period.

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway

This foundation programme is intended for study advancement whereby students can further their undergraduate studies in business-related degree programmes


  • Graduates progression pathway is subject to the respective Institutions’/Universities’ entry requirements at the point of application.
  • 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:

  • Local students : GCE ‘O’ level with at least 1 subject pass or other Level 2 qualification.
  • International students: Equivalent to Year 10 from the respective home country of the applicant. Other private or foreign qualifications will be assessed on case-by-case basis.

English Proficiency : At least IELTS 5.0 or CAE Level 4 or pass the English Proficiency Test at equivalent level conducted by DIMENSIONS. 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 was the sole medium of instruction.

Assessment & Awards

Class Periods

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.

Examination Period

At the end of each semester

Assessment Methods

Assignments and examinations

Assessment Grading Criteria


Assessment Methods (Weighting)

Grading Criteria

Introduction to Economics Assignment (60%); Examination (20%); Quiz (20%) A: (80 marks and Above)
B: (70-79 marks)
C: (60-69 marks)
D: (50-59 marks)
F: Fail (49 marks and below)
Introduction to Organisational Behaviour Assignment (60%); Examination (20%); Quiz (20%)
Introduction to Accounting Assignment (60%); Examination (20%); Quiz (20%)
Basic Computer Operation and Applications Assignment (60%); Final Project (20%); Quiz (20%)
English for Academic Purpose Assignment (60%); Examination (20%); Quiz (20%)
Introduction to Marketing Assignment (60%); Examination (20%); Quiz (20%)

All students will only be given 2 referral assessments, and no further referral assessment is permitted if they have maximised the number of attempts allowed. If students do not pass the module during the referral assessment attempts, they will not qualify for the full award and will only be eligible to exit the programme with a Certificate only if they pass 4 modules. Alternatively, students can opt to retake the module with the payment of retake fee per module of S$ 1,635.00 (inclusive of 9% GST) to try to achieve the full award.

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 3 months after the final assessment

Qualification Award

Foundation Diploma in Business Awarded by DIMENSIONS International College

Graduation Requirements

A “Pass” in all modules

Teacher – Student Ratio

Average teacher-student ratio is 1:35
Note: The number of students in the classroom is subject to the maximum seating capacity.

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.