Diploma in BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

OBJECTIVE

This course provides students with a strong foundation and knowledge in the area of business, management, accounting and marketing. This will place them in good stead for flexible career options and further educational advancement.

 

Admission Requirements

Academic:

  • Student must have minimum age of 17 years old with min 3 GCE 'O' Level passes, SPM or equivalent
  • Mature applicants of 25 years of age with minimum of 2 years of working experience
  • Other qualifications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis

English Requirements:

If English is not your first language you are also required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below.

  • Min. English IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
  • Other qualifications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis

Duration
24 Months (Full Time)
48 Months (Part Time)

Intakes
September

 
Certificate Awarding Body
 
This diploma is awarded by Chartered Institute of Technology.
 
Name of Award
 
Diploma in Business Management.
 
Course Structure

Year 1 Stage 1

Module Code

Module Name

Hours

ICIT101

Information Technology - Concepts

60

COMM211

Business Communication I

60

FSMH122

Business Statistics

60


Year 1 Stage 2

Module Code

Module Name

Hours

ECMI221

Principles of Microeconomics

60

COMM221

Business Communication II

60

AFPA111

Principles of Accounting I

60


Year 1 Stage 3

Module Code

Module Name

Hours

MTPL311

Marketing Fundamentals

60

AFFA331

Financial Accounting I

60

ECMA211

Principles of Macroeconomics

60


Year 2 Stage 4

Module Code

Module Name

Hours

AFMC215

Managerial Accounting

60

MGNT321

Principles of Management

60

MTPL206

Marketing Planning

60


Year 2 Stage 5

Module Code

Module Name

Hours

MTIP502

International Marketing Strategy

60

HRMA311

Human Resource Management

60

AFFM315

Financial Management I

60


Year 2 Stage 6

Module Code

Module Name

Hours

MTAN402

Market Research & Data Management

60

ICEM201

Electronic Commerce

60

LABL313

Business Law

60

 
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Modules Synopsis

 
ICIT101 Information Technology - Concepts

This module introduces to students about the basic computer concepts with emphasis on the personal computer and its practical use, including hardware, application and system software, the Internet and World Wide Web. It is designed to provide students with an understanding of what are the current computer applications, network and technology in the market.

Class Participation - 10%
Continuous Assessment 1 - 20%
Continuous Assessment 2 - 20%
Final Written Examination - 50%
Total Assessments - 100%


COMM211 Business Communication I

You will learn the common terms used in the business world. Various exercises will be given, requiring you to apply the terms learnt to the business context. This would help to build a basic foundation for the next module, Business Communication II. It would also equip you with the vocabulary to understand and learn the other business courses more easily.

Class Participation - 10%
Continuous Assessment 1 - 20%
Continuous Assessment 2 - 20%
Final Written Examination - 50%
Total Assessments - 100%


FSMH122 Business Statistics

This module primarily deals with the tools and techniques to understand the mathematics associated with managing business operations. Probability and risk play an important role in developing business strategy. Preparing forecasts and establishing the relationships between variables are an integral part of budgeting and planning. Financial mathematics provides an introduction to interest rates and annuities and to investment appraisal for projects. Preparing graphs and tables in summarised formats and using spreadsheets are important in both the calculation of data and the presentation of information to users.

Continuous Assessment 1 - 25%
Continuous Assessment 2 - 25%
Final Written Examination - 50%
Total Assessments - 100%


ECMI221 Principles of Microeconomics

This module provides the student with the underlying concepts, theories, and examples for market structures, product pricing, resource pricing, behaviour and the organization of industry, current economic problems and an introduction to international economics.

Continuous Assessment 1 - 25%
Continuous Assessment 2 - 25%
Final Written Examination - 50%
Total Assessments - 100%


COMM221 Business Communication II

You will learn to thrive in todayís fast-paced business environment. In the context of solving realistic business case problems, you will learn how to deliver a wide range of business documents, e-mails, and oral presentations. In the process, you will use technology to communicate effectively, address the needs of diverse audiences, and consider the ethical implications of your communication practices.

Continuous Assessment 1 - 45%
Continuous Assessment 2 - 30%
Final Project and Presentation - 25%
Total Assessments - 100%


AFPA111 Principles of Accounting I

The module provides students with an understanding of the concepts and principles of maintaining financial records, the use of double-entry accounting techniques, and the preparation of basic financial statements.

Continuous Assessment 1 - 25%
Continuous Assessment 2 - 25%
Final Written Examination - 50%
Total Assessments - 100%


MTPL311 Marketing Fundamentals

In this module, the students will learn the development of marketing and its changing role within a variety of organisations. It also provides students with an awareness and consideration of the various tools of the marketer and an evaluation of their strengths and weaknesses. This course also ensures students are able to recognise the impact achievable through modifying the marketing mix for (re)positioning the product and service offerings. This course also introduces students to the importance of planning in the management of the marketing activity.

Continuous Assessment 1 - 20%
Continuous Assessment 2 - 30%
Final Written Examination - 50%
Total Assessments - 100%


AFFA331 Financial Accounting I

This module covers the preparation of the full financial statements for a single company. Coverage of a wide range of international standards is implicit in the objectives of this module, as specified in the course outline.

Continuous Assessment 1 - 25%
Continuous Assessment 2 - 25%
Final Written Examination - 50%
Total Assessments - 100%


ECMA211 Principles of Macroeconomics

This module primarily deals with the economic context of business and how competition, the behaviour of financial markets, and government economic policy can influence an organisation.

Continuous Assessment 1 - 25%
Continuous Assessment 2 - 25%
Final Written Examination - 50%
Total Assessments - 100%


AFMC215 Managerial Accounting

This module deals with the basic techniques for the identification and control of costs and cost management. It introduces the context of management accounting in commercial and public sector bodies and its wider role in society. It identifies the position of the management accountant within organizations and the role of management accountants.

Continuous Assessment 1 - 25%
Continuous Assessment 2 - 25%
Final Written Examination - 50%
Total Assessments - 100%


MGNT321 Principles of Management

In this module, it provides studentís understanding of the underpinning systems of organization and management, and the ways these can evolve in progressive organisations.

Continuous Assessment 1 - 25%
Continuous Assessment 2 - 25%
Final Written Examination - 50%
Total Assessments - 100%


MTPL206 Marketing Planning

The Marketing Planning subject provides the essential knowledge and understanding in the creation and use of operational marketing plans and the marketing process. It aims to provide you with an understanding of the differences in the internal and external contexts, within which operational marketing planning and marketing are carried out, and the different models of marketing used to meet these contingencies. The subject aims in particular to ensure that the knowledge and understanding can be applied in the practical construction of appropriate and realistic marketing plans.

Continuous Assessment 1 - 25%
Continuous Assessment 2 - 25%
Final Project - 50%
Total Assessments - 100%


MTIP502 International Marketing Strategy

The International Marketing provides the skills and knowledge that enable marketers to manage marketing activities in the international market. It provides students a well-rounded perspective of international markets that encompasses history, geography, language, and religion as well as economics.

Continuous Assessment 1 - 25%
Continuous Assessment 2 - 25%
Final Project - 50%
Total Assessments - 100%


HRMA311 Human Resource Management

This course introduces the overall functions, roles, responsibility of a human resource department within an organization. It also provides the students the understanding of the whole recruitment cycle, employment opportunities, how jobs are designed and created within an organization. It also depicts how employees are paid, reviewed and managed within a company.

Continuous Assessment 1 - 25%
Continuous Assessment 2 - 25%
Final Written Examination - 50%
Total Assessments - 100%


AFFM315 Financial Management I

This module primarily deals with the tools and techniques that generate information needed to evaluate and control present and projected performance. Thus, forecasting key variables, recognizing uncertainties attached to future events, is a basis for budget construction; the budget is then used with costing systems to evaluate actual performance.

Continuous Assessment 1 - 25%
Continuous Assessment 2 - 25%
Final Written Examination - 50%
Total Assessments - 100%


MTAN402 Market Research & Data Management

This module introduces the principles and the key steps involved in the marketing research process. Students will understand the significance of research problem definition and research objectives setting to determine the appropriate research design, data collection methods, questionnaire design and sampling plan for accurate data collection. Other areas include marketing intelligence activities and research report preparation and communication. Opportunity to learn relevant IT skills for data tabulation, analysis and interpretation is provided. The module also explores the use of technology through online research and the utilization of database techniques for information management.

Continuous Assessment 1 - 25%
Continuous Assessment 2 - 25%
Final Project - 50%
Total Assessments - 100%


ICEM201 Electronic Commerce

This course covers emerging online technologies and trends and their influence on the electronic commerce marketplace. Students will learn various revenue models and how to market on the Web. Students will learn about important security issues, such as spam and phishing, their role in organized crime and terrorism, identity theft, and online payment fraud. Finally, students learn how to plan for electronic commerce.

Class Participation - 10%
Continuous Assessment 1 - 20%
Continuous Assessment 2 - 20%
Final Project - 50%
Total Assessments - 100%


LABL313 Business Law

This module introduces students the legal framework for business and provide the underpinning framework for commercial activity. It includes the areas of contract law, employment law, financing, administration and management of companies. The globalisation of business is recognised by the inclusion of alternative legal systems, as well as the English legal system. Judicial precedent is included in relation to professional negligence. Wherever business is conducted, the highest professional standards must be demonstrated for the benefit of all stakeholders. With this in mind, the place of ethics and ethical conflict is considered, as well as the role of corporate governance and its increasing impact in the management of organisations.

Continuous Assessment 1 - 25%
Continuous Assessment 2 - 25%
Final Written Examination - 50%
Total Assessments - 100%


 
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Mode of Assessment
 
Each module is assessed by academic work comprising of a mixed of assignments, tests, presentation, projects and final written examination as determined by the course outline. The assessment criterion varies from module to module.
 
Learning and Teaching Strategies
 
Every modules are delivered via lectures, PowerPoint presentations, tutorials, and individual assistance as required.
 
Our courses are generally conducted on a modular basis.
 
Graduation Requirements
 
On successful completion of the Diploma program, students will be able to receive a certificate in Diploma in their respective area of course. This certificate is awarded by Chartered Institute of Technology.
 
Upon successful completion of this Diploma program, students will be able to progress their study to the Postgraduate Diploma program or External Degree courses accordingly.
 
Student must achieve an overall mark score of minimum 50% for all the modules in order to graduate with the respective award.
 
The grades for awards of respective course are as follows:
No. Marks Grade Grade Description
1. 80% and above A Very Good
2. 70% to 79% B Credit
3. 60% to 69% C Good Pass
4. 50% to 59% D Pass
5. 0% to 49% F Fail
6. 50% P Re-sit Pass
 
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