Certificate in Business Studies (Part Time & Full Time)

The aim of the Certificate in Business Studies is to give students an introduction to Business Management to continue Higher Education qualification or to commence a career in one of a wide range of industries. Graduates of the course will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic underlying a  cademic concepts and principles associated with the broader discipline of Management.

Programme Objectives

The Certificate in Business Studies aims to provide students with:

  • The eligibility to progress into the Diploma in Business Studies programme.
  • The understanding of basic theories and concepts of the subject area, and the ability to communicate these accurately to a range of peers.
  • Skills that can be used in a wide range of situations and contexts.

While the Certificate in Business Studies may be a first step towards obtaining the Diploma in Business Studies, holders of the Certificate will be equipped to enter employment in a role requiring some personal responsibility but within a mainly supervised context.

Course Duration

Full Time: 4 Months
Contact Hours: 36 hours/module

Part Time: 6 Months
Contact Hours: 30 hours/module

Mode of Delivery

Face to Face

Course Intakes

Full Time: Every 2 months
Part Time: Every 3 months

Entry Requirements
  • 17 years old or above
  • Singapore GCE O, N Levels or NITEC; Or
  • Completion of equivalent middle high school qualification (Year 10-11);Or
  • Pass in appropriate Foundation / Certificate programme; Or
  • Mature Entry Route (MER) minimum age of 21 assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Minimum English Language Entry Requirement
  • GCE ‘O’ level D7; Or
  • PCE-Upper Intermediate grade LSBF English language certificate, or the equivalent.
  • All international students for whom English is not their first language must provide evidence of their linguistic ability by gaining a minimum level of IELTS 5.0/TOEFL 500 or equivalent, prior to receiving an offer for the course.

Students, who have other qualifications, will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Course Modules
Communication Skills

The aim of this module is to help students develop their communication skills, and to develop skills that will be useful for future studies. Introduction to Accounting.

Introduction to Accounting

This module introduces students to the fundamental concepts and key techniques of accounting.

Introduction to Management

The aim of this module is to provide students with an introduction to the principles and practices of management.

Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics

This course introduces the basic concept of quantitative approaches to decision making.

Attendance Requirements

International Students: 90%
Local, PR, non-student pass: 75%

Assessment Requirements

A: Assessment Outline
Assignment/Class test :   50%
Final Exam:                    50%                                     
Total:                            100%

B: Assessments Profile
i. In-course Assessment: (50%)
  • Assessment guidance will be given in the first session of the module, with any relevant documentation distributed to the students.
  • The In-Course Assessment content will be aligned to the module’s learning objectives and the form can represent any type of assessment. The assessment selected for the module will be the method most conducive to enhancing student learning and maintaining standards.

ii. Final Examination: (50%)
  • Assessment guidance will be given in the first session of the module, with any relevant documentation distributed to the students.
  • The Lecturer will conduct a revision for the examination to provide the student an opportunity to focus on the primary learning objectives and to answer any remaining questions from the students
  • Students are required to sit for the examination to successfully complete the module.
Course Fee

Local Student
Part / Full time: S$3,000 (inclusive of GST)

SDF Funding Available: http://www.lsbf.edu.sg/students/financial-assistance/

International Student
Full time: S$4,500 (inclusive of GST)

Certificate Awarded

Graduating students will be awarded with a Certificate in Business Studies by London School of Business & Finance in Singapore upon successful completion of the programme and a pass for all modules.

Teacher Student Ratio
1 : 60
Education Pathway

Upon completing the Advanced Diploma in Business Studies course, student can pursue their to Degree qualification at the following universities:

University Canada West, (UCW)

  • View the articulation here


University of Canterbury (UC)

  • View the articulation here


Northwood University (NW)

  • View the articulation here


Victoria University (VU)

  • View the articulation here

Intake Dates

Full Time:Every 2 month
Part Time: Every 3 months 


Full Time: 4 Months

Part Time: 6 Months

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