Diploma in Business Practice (Business Management)




This Diploma course in Business Practice (Business Management) will comply with the revised CET Diploma Framework. The revised CET Diploma Framework specifies that each CET diploma course consists of five 180-hour modular certificates (MC). Each MC comprising 180 curriculum hours, is designed to be completed in one academic semeer. Lessons take place in the form of face-to-face classroom lessons and self-paced online lessons.


Participants are expected to bring computer notebook when attending lessons, as you may need it to access e-learning materials.


Course Objectives

The objective of the part-time diploma is to provide a broad-based business education with emphasis on key business functions as well as communication, information technology and problem-solving skills. The modules have been carefully selected to address the necessary skills and knowledge required by a person who aspires career advancement and further studies.


Suitable for

The diploma is suitable for working adults who want a broad-based business education with an emphasis on key business functions as well as communication, information technology and problem-solving skills.

Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the Part-Time diploma:

a) The following GCE 'O' Level grades and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience :

English Language Grade 1 – 6
Mathematics (Elementary or Additional) Grade 1 – 6
Any One other subject excluding CCA Grade 1 – 6


b) Nitec with GPA >= 3.5 


c) Nitec with GPA >= 3.0 and at least 1 year of relevant working experience.


d)  Nitec in Technology/Services with GPA >= 3.5 and at least 1 year of relevant working experience.


e) Higher Nitec with GPA >=2.0


f) Higher Nitec with GPA >=1.5 and at least 1 year of relevant working experience.


g) Higher Nitec in Technology/Services with GPA >=2.0 and at least 1 year of relevant working experience.


h) Relevant WSQ Advanced Certificate (or higher) with at at least 1 year of relevant working experience and Level 6 for both WSQ Workplace Literacy SOA & Workplace Numeracy SOA


i) Applicant with one of the qualifications listed above and at least 2 years of relevant working experience.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Course Outline

The course is a 2.5 years part-time programme. It consists of 5 Modular Certificates (MC) conducted over 5 semesters, 1 MC per semester. The first MC to start with is MC1. The classes are conducted in the evening. Each MC comprises of 3 to 4 modules and the details are as follows:


MC 1 – Certificate in Business Fundamentals
BA4111 Business Statistics
BA4112 Basic Economics
BA4113 Marketing Fundamentals
LC9701 Interpersonal Skills and Proposal Writing

MC 2 – Certificate in Business & Technology
BA4114 Fundamentals of Accounting
BA8014 Essentials of Technology for Business
LC9702 Effective Business Communication Skills
MS1570 Fundamentals of IT and Data Analysis for Business

MC 3 – Certificate in Business Enterprise
BA4116 Introduction to Business Law
BA4132 Human Resource Management
BA4133 Financial Management
BA8016 Organisational Management  

MC 4 – Certificate in Business Administration
BA4122 Essentials of Financial & Management Accounting
BA4138 Innovations in Service Quality
BA4139 Supply Chain Management

MC 5 – Certificate in Business Marketing
BA4124 Essentials of Consumer Psychology
BA4125 Essentials of Customer Relationship Management
BA4127 Essentials of Digital Marketing

The synopsis of the modules can be found here.

Award / Certification / Accreditation

Upon completion of five Certificates within a five-year validity period, the participant will be conferred a Diploma qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Which universities can I apply to after I complete my CET Diploma?

You can apply to part-time undergraduate programmes which are relevant to your diploma course at SUSS.

2. Will I need to take any bridging programme?

The revised part-time diploma is intended to be more accessible to the workforce, and is made shorter in duration compared to the full-time diploma because broad-based interdisciplinary modules, final year projects and internships, as well as academic modules such as Mathematics and Sciences, are omitted. As such, most part-time undergraduate programmes would require you to go through a bridging programme to prepare you adequately before admission.

3. If I need to take the bridging programme, how much will it cost and how long will it take?

The duration will depend on the type and nature of the part-time degree course that you apply for, and are expected to be between six months to a year. The fees will not be more expensive than undergraduate modules of comparable duration.

Course Fees

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Diploma in Business Practice (Business Management)
Modular Certificates (MC) Singapore Citizens Below the age of 40 Singapore Citizens
Aged 40 and above
Singapore PR Enhanced Training Support For SME Scheme (for SC)* Enhanced Training Support For SME Scheme (for PR)** Others / Repeat Students
Certificate in Business Fundamentals $494.02 $329.35 $1,317.38 $340.12 $393.98 $3,293.46
Certificate in Business and Technology $494.02 $329.35 $1,317.38 $340.12 $393.98 $3,293.46
Certificate in Business Enterprise $494.02 $329.35 $1,317.38 $340.12 $393.98 $3,293.46
Certificate in Business Administration $494.02 $329.35 $1,317.38 $340.12 $393.98 $3,293.46
Certificate in Business Marketing $494.02 $329.35 $1,317.38 $340.12 $393.98 $3,293.46
Total Course Fees: $2,470.10 $1,646.75 $6,586.90 $1,700.60 $1,935.30 $16,467.30

*SC - Singapore Citizens 

**PR - Permanent Residents


Other Fees Payable:


Fee Description Per semester (after GST)
Singapore Citizens Singapore PR and others
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS) $1.01   $1.01
Examination Fee - $16.05
Miscellaneous Fee $7.49   $7.49
Insurance Fee (GPA) $1.70   $1.70
Students' Union Entrance Fee
(one-time payment upon enrolment)
Students' Union Subscription Fee $4.50*

*Not subjected to GST

- The fees shown (inclusive of 7% GST) are indicative as they are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review.

- Module Certificate Fee is payable on a semester basis.

Refund Policy:

i) Withdraw within 2 weeks before semester commencement - 70% refund of paid course fee
ii) Withdraw on or after date of semester commencement - no refund of paid course fee

Please note that other fees paid are non-refundable.




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Date of Course Commencement:
18 Oct 2021

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Registration Period:

* Registration may be closed earlier once seats are filled up.


Class schedule:
Every Mon, Tue, Wed & Thu
6.30pm to 9.30pm


900 hours (2.5yr)


MC to start with:

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