Higher Diploma in Business and Management - Singapore’s College & Business School | DIMENSIONS

Higher Diploma in Business and Management

Awarded by DIMENSIONS International College

Full-time / Part-time

Why Study Business and 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

A stepping stone to a full degree, the Higher Diploma in Business and Management is a well-balanced programme which encompasses the nuts and bolts of the major functional aspects of business such as finance, sales and marketing, economics, human resources, operations management, and so forth. At the same time, learners will be able to gain an increased exposure to a full breadth of business topics and international issues on an enterprise-wide basis.

What Will I Learn?

  • To develop the core competencies to grow a solid customer base and market a business profitably
  • To access and effectively manage a broad spectrum of sources of finance to sustain a successful business
  • To understand the various factors that influence consumer behaviour as well as the underlying principles which underpin all marketing activities

At Whom Is This Programme Targeted?

  • Students who seek to possess a desirable base of knowledge relating to real-world business strategies and their marketing implications
  • Budding entrepreneurs who are invested in developing marketable and transferrable skills to maintain and strengthen their global market position
Course Structure

Course Structure

Higher Diploma in Business and Management consists of 16 modules.

Course Outline

  • Outline for Organisational Behaviour
  • Outline for Personal and Professional Development
  • Outline for Consumer Behaviour
  • Outline for Business Research Methods
  • Outline for Business Operation
  • Outline for Financial Accounting
  • Outline for Economics
  • Outline for Managing Information and Technology
  • Outline for Marketing
  • Outline for Human Resource Management
  • Outline for Global Business Environment
  • Outline for Financial Management
  • Outline for Management Accounting
  • Outline for Business Law
  • Outline for Small Business Management
  • Outline for Business Strategy

Scope of Study

This course aims to provide students with a broad base of understanding, knowledge and skills in business and management. Upon completion, successful students will have built up the competency of the major areas of business and management supporting their further study or career development in the related fields.

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials, discussions and research activities

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.


16 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 32 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

In addition to serving as an international passport to higher education, the Higher Diploma in Business and Management programme is oriented towards enhancing the employment prospects for a horde of graduates in today’s competitive business environment.

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 Received a passing grade in at least one (1) GCE A-Level subject or DIMENSIONS’ Foundation Diploma in Business or other certificate in Foundation programme (with equivalent entry requirements as Foundation Diploma in Business and subject to approval) or for mature students, they must be at least 30 years of age and possess a minimum of 8 years of work experience in relevant fields.
International students Equivalent to Year 12 from the respective home countries of the applicants.

English Proficiency : An IELTS score of at least 5.5 or DIMENSIONS’ Certificate in Academic English (CAE) Level 4 or passed DIMENSIONS’ English Proficiency Test at an equivalent level 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 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 or course

Assessment Methods

Assignment (70%); Examination (30%)

Assessment Grading Criteria

A : (80 marks and above)
B : (70 – 79 marks)
C : (60 – 69 marks)
D : (50 – 59 marks)
F : Fail (49 marks and below)

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 Diploma only if they pass all 8 modules at Level 4. 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.

Assessment Weighting


Assessment Methods (Weighting)

Business Operation

Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)

Consumer Behaviour

Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)


Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)

Personal and Professional Development

Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)

Business Law

Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)

Financial Accounting

Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)

Managing Information and Technology

Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)


Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)

Financial Management

Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)

Management Accounting

Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)

Human Resources Management

Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)

Global Business Environment

Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)

Organisational Behaviour

Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)

Business Research Methods

Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)

Small Business Management

Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)

Business Strategy

Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 3 months after the final assessment

Qualification Award

Higher Diploma in Business and Management awarded by DIMENSIONS International College

Graduation Requirements

A “Pass” in all assessments of all assignments and examinations

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.