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Why DBA @SP Business School?

If you are interested in studying business, choosing Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) could be your first smart business decision. The DBA is the first and leading business course that champions entrepreneurial thinking among "O" level graduates who desire to be competent business leaders. Our course is designed to enhance your learning through real world experiences, such as our state-of-the-art Singapore Polytechnic Entrepreneurship Living Lab (SPELL), a collaboration with the Changi Airport Group.

Flexibility and choices are what you get with our DBA. “T” is the way to future-proofing your career. The DBA nurtures and trains “T-Shape” graduates so that you will be competent as well as versatile. In Year 1 and 2, you will acquire key skills and competencies in business. DBA provides you with different tracks to satisfy the variety in your academic interests and career plans. In Year 3, you can choose from four focused tracks which provide deep specialisations in two specific business functions/industries (Please click on the individual tracks of the diagram below for more details on the modules, experiences and career prospects). This is where you will enhance your competitive edge through specialised training in business functions or industry sectors.

The typical DBA graduate is someone who can offer innovative solutions, able to capitalise on business opportunities, has a deep empathy for stakeholders, and able to lead to make a difference. DBA prepares students for future, building in them lifelong fundamental values and skills. The “T-shaped” skills are vital for your career progression and enhancing your marketability.


Please click on the individual tracks of the diagram below E.g. Business Marketing for more details

Course Highlights

  • A focused track which consists of two specialisations over two semesters. The focused tracks offered to deepen students’ skills and competencies are: Business Venture, Business Management, Business Marketing, and Business Trade. You are also able to enrol in our Overseas Immersion Programme as one of your specialisations.
  • Opportunity to manage the state-of-the-art facility, SP Entrepreneurship Living Lab (SPELL) at the Changi Airport Terminal 3
  • Curriculum with design thinking tools
  • Exciting learning experiences through industry collaborated projects, hands-on activities, overseas immersion programme and field trips.










“My three- years as a Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) student with SP Business School was a life-changing experience for me.  It provided me with an excellent base and propelled my career to greater heights. The Entrepreneurship option equipped me with critical thinking skills, essential business acumen and motivation to start my own business!  Beyond the academics, the SP brand is well regarded globally as Singapore's first polytechnic, and afforded me exposure to international conferences and competitions.  ?/em>

- Mr Keith Tan Quan-Lai
(DBA Class of 2009),
Co-founder & Head (Strategy)
Start Now Volunteerism Strategy



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