Higher Diploma in Business Management
The Higher Diploma in Business Management course is designed for learners who wish to develop knowledge and skills required by future managers and entrepreneurs. Throughout the course, students learn various concepts for managing business functions.
Upon completion of the course, learners should be able:
- To understand knowledge and administration of business management.
- To demonstrate theories and principles that are relevant to the business management.
- To display soft skills such as communication, creativity, teamwork, and work ethics.
- To perform managerial functions in a business environment.
- To research, organize and critically analyze information for further application or dissemination.
- To apply appropriate frameworks and models to a range of business scenarios.
Learners are required to complete 11 modules.
Academic and Research Skills
This unit aims to develop learners’ academic research and writing skills. Topics include academic English, primary and secondary research, writing and reading strategies, referencing, and crafting research proposal
This unit introduces various communication options available in business context so that students can make appropriate choices in the workplace. Students will gain confidence in their ability to communicate by practising and receiving feedback on business communication skills. Opportunities for improving academic language proficiency are embedded in this unit.
This unit provides the students with a comprehensive knowledge on how the economy works and how it affects different types of businesses. It covers topics like supply and demand, elasticity, money market and output determination, national economy, unemployment and inflation, economic role of government, international trade, and other related matters.
Human Resource Management
This unit aims to develop learners’ knowledge and understanding of human resources in the workplace. Learners gain knowledge of human resource management theory and link it with organisations’ current human resource management practices.
Financial Decision Making
This unit equips learners with a set of accounting and financial tools that enables them to interpret financial information from variety of sources and to make informed and effective financial decisions that directly impact their company operations and stakeholders within.
This unit provides learners with a basic understanding of retail operations. It aims to equip learners with the knowledge, skills, and techniques to operate the basic functions in physical and online stores.
This unit equips learners to understand key aspects of using internet, digital media and marketing technology to achieve the goals of integrated multichannel marketing.
TIn this unit, learners will develop an understanding of how organizational behaviour, structure, culture, motivation, creativity and leadership impact on an organization’s effectiveness and efficiency.
This unit provides learners with an understanding of strategic analysis, strategic decision making and strategic processes within and between organisations. The module content combines approaches to strategic management, concepts and frameworks, and issues in strategic management.
This unit facilitates the development of an entrepreneurial mind-set and equips students with necessary cutting-edge knowledge and skills vital for generating value in a knowledge-based economy.
Learners will get to apply the knowledge and skills which they have gained in the classroom in a real work setting. Learners will be deployed as interns in retail or commercial business environment for a period of 6 months. Industrial Attachment is a compulsory and integral part of the course. Should a learner be unable to secure a suitable internship due to circumstances beyond the control of the college, the learner will be required to complete a Project Work instead.
|Mode of Delivery:||Blended learning (face to face & online learning/webinar)|
|Class Size:||The number of students per class is capped at 60|
|Duration:||15 months full-time (9 months classroom + 6 months industrial attachment). The maximum candidature period is 36 months (Full-time) 18 months part-time (12 months classroom + 6 months industrial attachment). The maximum candidature period is 36 months (Part-time)|
|Class Frequency:||5 days per week x 3 hours per day (full-time)
3 days per week x 3 hours per day (part-time)
|Total Contact Hours:||450 hours|
|Attendance:||90% (full-time students)
75% (part-time students)
|Assessment Method:||Assignment and Presentation|
|Graduation Criteria:||Students who have successfully completed the course by passing every module will be awarded the Higher Diploma in Business Management by the Baking Industry Training College.|
Minimum Entry Requirements:
|Minimum Age||17 years||17 years|
|Academic Qualification||2 GCE ‘A’ Level credits or BITC Diploma in Business & Technology or equivalent or Matured students who are at least 30 years old with minimum 8 years of working experience will be considered on an individual basis.||Completed 12 years of formal education or or equivalent or|
|English Proficiency||C6 grade in GCE ‘O’ level English or equivalent||Passed English in grade 10 or equivalent|