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Designing Business. Defining Tomorrow

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Diploma in International Business (DIB) JAE Code: S36 The last intake for the Diploma in International Business course will be for the Academic Year 2016/2017.

What You'll Study

The Diploma in International Business (DIB) course provides students with the full repertoire of knowledge and skills required to conduct business or manage companies in today's ever-changing global business environment. Armed with this competitive advantage, students of international business thrive on the challenge of dealing with the myriad economic, political, legal and social systems that define the international business environment. DIB’s purpose-built business home, iBall, offers an innovative learning space for the exclusive use of DIB students to experience the high-pressure environment of a corporate “war room”. By constantly monitoring unfolding global developments in the iBall and by using the decision-making tools available within it to appreciate geographical implications, the students are able to deliver top-notch projects to fulfil the challenging requirements of an innovative integrated learning approach. Furthermore, subsidised overseas study tours to destinations such as India, China, and Vietnam help students to gain first-hand knowledge about countries around the world and develop a network of alliances that will help them in their future career in the international business arena.

 

First Year

Module Code Module Name Total Hours
BA0150 Statistics for Business
Provides students with an understanding of basic statistics concepts and their relevance to the business environment. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, sampling, estimations, hypothesis testing, chi-square, analysis of variance, linear regression and correlation, and index numbers. Statistical software and computer-based learning (CBL) packages are also introduced.
90
BA0288 Management and Organisational Behaviour
The first part of the module provides students with basic knowledge of management principles in planning, organising and controlling. Topics on organisational culture and change management are also included. The second part focuses on OB (Organisational Behaviour) topics such as personality, perception, group dynamics, motivation, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.
90
BA0358 Fundamentals of Marketing
Introduces the basics in marketing to students. Topics include the strategic marketing management process, market opportunities analysis and target market selection. The elements of the marketing mix will also be examined. An integrated approach will be adopted to discuss how these elements can be blended to produce an effective marketing programme.
90
BA0362 Microeconomics
Microeconomics will provide students with an understanding of the basic microeconomic concepts which are needed in decision-making processes. It also enables students to have a better understanding of the larger economic environment and to relate the concepts taught to real world situations.
60
BA0363 Macroeconomics
Macroeconomics will provide students with an understanding of the macroeconomic concepts and applications which are needed in decision-making processes in the business world. It also enables students to have a better understanding and appreciation of the larger economic environment that they are facing.
60
BA207Z Principles of Accounting
Provides students with an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of accounting. Significant areas are the double entry concept, accounting process, special journals, subsidiary ledgers and control accounts, and the financial statements of merchandising businesses. This also includes an understanding of the control and accounting for cash, inventories and fixed assets, goods and services tax, partnership and fundamental accounting principles. An accounting software will be introduced.
120
BA9104 Discovering Business and Enterprise
This module aims to give students a broad overview of the different sectors of Singapore open economy and the different functions and processes of a business enterprise. It also explains the role, responsibilities and code of conduct of the studentschosen professions. In addition, students will learn the importance of creativity and business innovation in enhancing the value and competitiveness of the enterprise.
60
LC0756 Communicating for Project Effectiveness
Aims to equip students with skills in effective communication, teamwork and interpersonal communication, and report writing.
30
LC8001 General Education 1
Aims to equip students with critical reasoning skills and provide them with opportunities to practise critical thinking through the exploration of contemporary social issues. It also provides a platform for students to learn the basics of arguments through the formal argumentation structure.
30
LC8002 General Education 2
Aims to equip students with the skills to critically analyse the elements of persuasion in narratives used in a variety of contexts to appreciate the power of storytelling in our daily life. Students will also explore the history of discrimination in societies and craft their responses through their own narrative.
30
MS1521 Information Technology For Business
This module aims to equip students with a working knowledge of some aspects of information technology. Students will learn about practical skills in industrial standard application software in PowerPoint presentation, Word processing, Electronic spreadsheet, and Database management.
60

Second Year

Module Code Module Name Total Hours
BA0176 Global Business Environment
Aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge for global market analysis and the formulation of international strategies. It will provide students with an understanding of the rationale for developing an external economy, the impact of environmental forces, the role of international organizations/groupings like WTO and NAFTA, and opportunities in emerging markets.
60
BA0329 Financial Analysis and Management
Introduces students to the financial objectives and financing decisions of a firm. It covers the basic concepts of finance such as interest rates, time value of money, risk and return, stock and bond valuations, cost of capital, capital budgeting techniques and working capital management.
90
BA0301 International Economics
This module aims to present a simple and clear exposition of the theory and principles of international economics that are essential for understanding and evaluating the important international economic problems and issues facing Singapore and the world today.
60
BA0902 Law Relating to International Business
This module provides students with a fundamental understanding of business law and how it relates to international business. Students will be able to identify legal issues relating to trade and business in an international environment.
90
BA0903 International Relations
This module aims to introduce the basic concepts and theories of international relations. The key areas of discussion include examining the political and military relations among states, international political economy and the politics of global welfare (e.g., the environment, resource scarcity, north-south relations, poverty, disease, hunger, and human rights).
60
BA0904 Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the principles of emotional intelligence (EQ), how it is developed, and the belief systems necessary to be effectively emotionally intelligent in business situations. It helps students to identify their own emotions and their impact on performance, as well as to increase their self-awareness, personal effectiveness and people skills. Students will have an in-depth understanding of communication styles and learn how to manage group emotions during conflict and change in their overseas assignments. They will learn how to apply EQ to workplace challenges and enhance their leadership skills.
60
BA0906 International Finance
This module aims to introduce students to issues related to both international financial markets and the financial operations of a firm within the international environment. Students will learn how to evaluate the effect of currency changes on the competitive position of a firm. Students will also learn international risk management principles and have an appreciation of the risk management strategies that the firm can take to minimise risks.
60
BA0907 Cultural Intelligence
This module aims to provide students with a good understanding of the different dimensions of culture and the concept of ethics in business. It aims to strengthen the student ability to understand, predict and handle diverse situations that occur in a multicultural work environment.
60
BA0909 International Marketing and Research
This module aims to provide students with the knowledge, techniques and skills essential for scanning foreign markets for customers and suppliers. Students will then learn to develop appropriate marketing strategies based on the results of the research.
75
BA3305 Business Model Development
Teaches students to analyse and understand the organs of a business and their related elements which will help them to develop new business ventures and enhance the operational efficiency of various business functions.
75
LC8003 or LC8006 Social Innovation Project or Overseas Social Innovation Project
Aims to equip students with the Design Thinking mindset, methods and tools to conceptualise innovative solutions for real life problems. Students will explore a social cause, go through the practical rigour of the Design Thinking process and apply suitable tools to fulfil the objectives of the project. Students will also be exposed to trends and issues related to themes, such as Healthcare, Active Ageing, Environment, and Social Integration. In the process, they will develop a better understanding of themselves and the world, as well as the positive impact they can make.
30
LC8004 General Education 3
Aims to enhance students’ knowledge and appreciation of a broad range of social, political and economic issues. Students will learn about the importance and relevance of information literacy skills as well as develop their ability to assess the validity and reliability of information from different sources, consider diverse perspectives, and put forward a convincing point of view.
30

Third Year

Module Code Module Name Total Hours
- Tri City Study Mission OR Internship
15 Weeks
BA0299 Principles of Import-Export Trade
This module aims to introduce students to the basics of trade, practical aspects of importing and exporting goods, and the various shipping documents commonly encountered in shipping goods internationally by both sea and freight. Students will also be exposed to INCO terms, shipping procedures and shipping terminologies.
60
BA0364 Foreign Language and Culture
It is important for an International Business executive to understand the language and culture of the other or opposing party when interacting with a customer, supplier or business partner. Students will learn one foreign language and appreciate the culture associated with the language group.
60
BA0369 Professional Preparation
Students are taught how to write effective cover letters and resumes, to develop a portfolio and to handle job interviews. They also learn the importance of personal grooming and business etiquette to prepare them for the work place.
45
BA0908 Doing Business Overseas
This module aims to provide students with the essential skills needed to navigate the cultural, economic and political environments when doing business overseas, particularly in emerging markets. Students will develop a working knowledge of the customs, cultures, rewards and risks of doing business in these markets. Students will attend a series of seminars and workshops conducted by industry practitioners and conduct country research to gain an in-depth understanding of the emerging markets.
75
BA0912 International Business Strategy
This module aims to introduce students to the principles of strategy and provides a framework for strategic analysis and decision-making in a global perspective. Students will learn to probe underneath symptoms to find and address the root causes of problems and to make decisions under uncertainty.
60
BA0913 International Supply Chain Management
This module provides students with the basic concepts of supply chain management (SCM) and its importance to businesses. It covers the theoretical principles underlying key supply chain processes, including distribution, sourcing, transportation, inventory management, information management, with an international focus.
60

Please note: Course structure subject to change.

 

 

 

…Diploma in International Business …provides an increased level of understanding for students entering the business world. Your particular focus on international business is particularly important in the global community of today’s world.
Prof James Gerber

Professor of Economics at
San Diego State University