Certificate in Business Management

The Certificate in Business Management is particularly designed to provide learners a solid foundation in understanding the concepts in business management, marketing, project management and effective communication within a competitive global landscape.

Course Objective

    The Certificate in Business Management is particularly designed to provide learners a solid foundation in understanding the concepts in business management, marketing, project management and effective communication within a competitive global landscape.

Course Outcome

    The Certificate in Business Management prepares learners to be immediate contributors in the workforce. Learners who have successfully completed the course will be able understand the concepts in business management, marketing, project management and effective communication in a business environment.
    The overall outcomes of Certificate in Business Management are as follows:

    • To provide students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to progress to Diploma in business management related studies
    • To provide students with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge of business management at the foundation level
    • To lay the foundation for future professional development.

Course Structure

    Duration of Study and Contact Hours:
    - 6 months (3 months institutional studies + 3 months Industrial Attachment) (Full-time)
    - 3 hours per day, 5 days a week, 3 weeks per module
    Total Hours: 180 hours + 3 months industrial attachment

     

    Modules:
    Four (4) Modules
    - Fundamentals of Effective Communication
    - Principles of Marketing
    - Fundamentals of Project Management
    - Industrial Attachment

     

    Mode of Teaching:
    Face-to-Face Delivery via
    - Lecture Sessions
    - Tutorial Sessions
    - Class Discussion
    - Group Work & Pair Work
    - Practical Sessions
    - Industrial Attachment

     

    Teacher to Student Ratio:
    - 1:80

    Medium of Instruction:
    - English

    Format:
    - Full Time

Industrial Attachment

    The Industrial Attachment provides students the opportunity to undergo 3 months internship in a business environment. Typical establishments range from business management companies, sales and marketing companies, hospitality and tourism enterprises as well as other related organisations. Students will be able to apply their academic learning via hands-on learning in real life scenarios.
    The Industrial Attachment forms a critical part of the overall assessment. Students are expected to complete their work-based assessment in the form of the Industrial Attachment Logbook during the 3-month period.
    A training work permit is required to undertake the Industrial Attachment. The application for training work permit is subject to approval by the Ministry of Manpower. Students who do are unable to secure the training work pass will have to successfully complete and submit an assignment for the module under IA.

Course Modules and Outline

    1) Fundamentals of Effective Communication:
    This module introduces the fundamentals of effective workplace communication, the barriers to communication, as well as essential skills in managing communication effectively. Learners will also learn to understand the different process of communication, and how to develop an engaging style that will lead to positive outcomes.

     

    2) Principles of Marketing:
    This module covers fundamental knowledge of marketing principles, its roles in strategic planning, the importance of marketing research in discovering the needs of consumers, relationship between segmentation and positioning as well as the determinants of success in effective marketing.

     

    3) Fundamentals of Project Management:
    This module will provide a fundamental understanding into the project management methodology, project phases, management tools, and relevant resources required in project management. Learners will be exposed to the process of the systems development life cycle, analysis, design implementation and evaluation stages in managing a project.

     

    4) Industrial Attachment
    Through a 3-month industrial attachment, this module aims to introduce learners to the various functional management areas in a business environment, which includes increasing the productivity and business efficiency of students in their areas of responsibilities.

Graduation Requirements

    Students will be awarded the Certificate in Business Management if they achieve at least a Pass grade in all 4 modules of the course and has a minimum of 90% of attendance rate for the whole duration of the course.

     

    Students who successfully completed the Certificate in Business Management can progress onto the Diploma qualifications in business management related studies.

Admission Requirements

    Age Requirement:
    Minimum 17 years of age
    Language Requirements:
    Minimum Grade 5 in English Language for GCE ‘N’ Level or regional equivalent
    Academic Requirements:
    Minimum 2 GCE ‘N’ Level credits or regional equivalent
    Mature Candidates:
    - Are 30 years and above at the time of registration; and
    - Have at least 8 years of verifiable working experience; and
    - Provide a detailed resume with contact details of past and present employers
    All applicants are subjected to the School’s assessment of eligibility for entry into the programme.

Required Documents

    Application Form

    Passport Photocopy of Applicant

    Certified Copy of Highest Qualification Certificates and Transcripts

    2 Passport Size Photograph

    CV (For Mature Candidates)

Course Fees

    Course Fees

    Price ($SGD)

    Tuition Fee

    2400

    Examination Fee

    150

    Course Material Fee

    350

    School Administration Fee

    100

    Fee Protection Scheme

    200

    Student Pass Application and Issuance Fee

    180

    Medical Insurance

    120

    Total Course Fees Payable

    3500

    Miscellaneous Fees

    Price (SGD)

    Student Pass Renewal Processing Fees

    200

    School Application Fees (Non-refundable)

    300

    Medical Check-Up

    50

    Re-Mark Examination Fee / Certificate Reprint

    150

    Re-Examination Fee / Late Entry Exam Fee (per module)

    100

Course Assessment

    Modes of Assessment:

    The students will be assessed through two (2) components:

    1. Written Examination
    2. Industrial Attachment Logbook / Assignment

     

    Module Code

    Module Title

    Assessment Mode

    Frequency

    Weightage

    FEC

    Fundamentals of Effective Communication

    Written Examination

    1

    100%

     

     

    Total

     

    100%

     

     

    Module Code

    Module Title

    Assessment Mode

    Frequency

    Weightage

    PM

    Principles of Marketing

    Written Examination

    1

    100%

     

     

    Total

     

    100%

     

     

    Module Code

    Module Title

    Assessment Mode

    Frequency

    Weightage

    FPM

    Fundamentals of Project Management

    Written Examination

    1

    100%

     

     

    Total

     

    100%

     

     

    Module Code

    Module Title

    Assessment Mode

    Frequency

    Weightage

    IA

    Industrial Attachment

    Industrial Attachment Logbook

    / Assignment

    1

    100%

     

     

    Total

     

    100%

Overall Grade Structure

    90% to 100% – High Distinction
    80% to 89% – Dinstinction
    60% to 79% – Merit
    50% to 59% – Pass
    Below 50% – Fail

Assessment Schedule

    Weeks 1 to 3 – Week 3 Written Examination
    Weeks 4 to 6 – Week 6 Written Examination
    Weeks 7 to 9 – Week 9 Written Examination
    Weeks 10 to 12 – Week 12 Written Examination
    3 Months IA – Industrial Attachment Logbook / Assignment

     

    Note:
    Actual dates of the assessments may vary to better fit students’ learning progress. Students will be informed by the class lecturer if there are changes.

REGISTERED WITH CPE FOR PERIOD:
08 AUGUST 2018 TO 07 AUGUST 2022
BRN: 200514560H

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