Diploma in Business Studies (Full Time & Part Time)

The Diploma in Business Studies has been developed by London School of Business and Finance as a qualification for students aiming for a career in one of a wide range of industries, and/or for students aiming for a Higher Education qualification in a subject allied to Business and Management.
The credits gained by achieving the Diploma in Business Studies would enable progression to a suitable Advanced Diploma in Business Administration, and the skills learned would equip students for entry to a career in industry.

Programme Objectives

The programme aims to provide students with:

  • The ability to present, evaluate and interpret qualitative and quantitative data.
  • The ability to develop lines of argument and make sound judgements in accordance with basic theories and concepts of the subject area, and the ability to communicate these accurately to a range of peers.
  • A range of personal and professional skills that can be used in a wide range of situations and contexts.
  • Support and guidance to develop as independent learners and acquire a range of transferrable skills.

While the Diploma in Business Studies may be a second step towards obtaining higher level qualifications (for example an Advanced Diploma in Business Studies), holders of the Diploma will be equipped to enter employment in a role requiring some personal responsibility but within a mainly supervised context.

Course Duration

Full Time: 8 Months
Contact Hours: 42 hours/module

Part Time: 12 Months
Contact Hours: 36 hours/module

Mode of Delivery

Lectures, Case study, Group work project and presentations, Computer Exercise

Course Intakes

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

Entry Requirements
  • 17 years old or above
  • Two passes in GCE A Level Examinations; Or
  • Higher NITEC;Or
  • Completion of equivalent High School qualification (12 years); Or
  • Pass in appropriate Foundation / Certificate programme;Or
  • Other similar qualifications;Or
  • Mature Entry Route (MER) Minimum age of 21 plus work experience (2 years min) will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Minimum English Language Entry Requirement
  • Achieved a grade C6 or better in English language O level;Or
  • Equivalent qualification e.g. IELTS 5.5/TOEFL 550;Or
  • LSBF PCE Advanced.
  • 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 5.5 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
Business Communications

This module will involve the student in the diverse aspects of business communication theories and practices, and provide instruction in understanding basic principles and the importance of appropriate and professional business communication. The Purpose is to enable students to communicate effectively in business settings, including effective presentation skills.

International Business Management

This module promotes an integrative understanding of international business issues, particularly in relation to how new businesses are established. Students will develop a critical understanding of major trends and issues in international business, evaluate how global firms analyse their business environment and develop an understanding of multi-disciplinary management.

Principles of Accounting

This module introduces students to the foundation and understanding of the principles and concepts of Accounting. Students will be exposed to the application of these accounting concepts in the preparation of financial statements for use by individuals, business, non-profit organisations and government institutions. Students will also be developing expertise in using these accounting principles and concepts in their analytical approach to financial problem-solving.

Principles of Economics

The module is an introduction to basic economic principles and concepts and how they apply to the business environment. It introduces students to the global economy and reviews both the national and the global market. It establishes the framework for future courses by providing students with an overview of fundamental micro and macroeconomic concepts.

Principles of Information Systems

This module will introduce students to the concepts and methods of business information technology and its application to practical business situations. The goal is to help students to learn how to use and manage information technologies, conduct electronic commerce, improve decision-making, and gain competitive advantage in the marketplace. It therefore emphasizes on the role of Internet technologies as a technology platform for electronic business, commerce, and collaboration within and among corporations.

Principles of Management

The aim of this module is to provide students with an introduction to the principles and practices of management. Students will learn how to examine the nature of managerial work including strategy, operations and project management, control, ethics, structures and culture, organisational power, groups and teams, individual performance and stress, social responsibility and change management.

Principles of Marketing

This module seeks to equip students with an understanding of the role of Marketing. It outlines the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques. It provides students with the opportunity examine marketing theories and approaches and the value of marketing management in achieving corporate success in an increasing competitive business environment.

Quantitative Methods

This module introduces the basic concept of quantitative approaches to decision making. It introduces students to basic concepts of and methods of qualitative methods used by Management. Enables students to understand how to collate and present data, apply and range of statistical and operations research techniques.

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$5,750 (inclusive of GST)

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

International Student
Full time: S$7,500 (inclusive of GST)

Certificate Awarded

Graduating students will be awarded with a Diploma 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 : 80
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)

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Northwood University (NW)

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Victoria University (VU)

  • View the articulation here

Intake Dates

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


Full Time: 8 Months

Part Time: 12 Months

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