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* This course is in the teach out phase. It is not available to new students for enrolment. Existing students are in the process of completing the course.


The Advanced Diploma in Business Management course is designed to meet the needs of serious learners and enhances the learning experience. In addition, this course aims to improve the students’ theoretical and practical framework and the perspective of business management.

Learning Outcome

  • This course enables candidates to meet the rigour and dynamism nature of global commercial environment.
  • Acquire specialised business management skills to the demands of globalisation.
  • Enhance the career progression of successful candidates upon completion of course.
  • It provides the learner with understanding and skills relating to project management principles, methodologies, tools and techniques that are used in business.
  • It's also reflects learners the understanding and skills to develop, implement, monitor, maintain and improve business managerial skills.
  • Develop the skills and knowledge needed for working with and leading others, through understanding the importance of recruiting the right people for the job.
  • Equip students with the understanding and skills to manage their activities in the business workplace to improve their effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Gain Broad understanding of the interaction between marketing and business management and relate strategic marketing issues to underlying theoretical concept for appropriate disciplines.
  • Students also equip with an understanding of the role and importance of operations management (OM) in the efficient and effective production of goods and services.



24 months (Full-Time / Part-Time)

Delivery Methods

Classroom face to face lectures and tutorials.

Assessment Methods

Course Work and Written Examinations.


All exemptions are subject to academic board approval.

Course Modules

  • Business Communication Skills
  • Research Methodology
  • Business Economics I
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Law and Ethics
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Management Techniques
  • Small Business Management
  • Organisational Behavior and Culture
  • Global Business Management
  • Business Economics II
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management
  • Organisational Performance Management
  • Management Information System
  • Corporate Governance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Strategic Management

Modules and Synopsis

Business Communication Skills

This module inspires and cultivates critical thinking, civic literacy and global awareness. It fosters the knowledge, skills and character traits that are essential to both a healthy democracy and to a competitive economy.


Research Methodology

This module develops critical thinking and research skills that are valuable in studies, all facets of life, as well as help to keep our society vibrant.


Business Economics I

This course will provide the students with a comprehensive knowledge on how the economy works and how it affects different types of businesses. It covers topics like supply and demand, elasticity, money market and output determination, national economy, unemployment and inflation, economic role of government, international trade, and other related matters.


Business Analysis

This module will introduce to students the basic elements of statistics. It is designed to equip students with the statistical research skills, including data analysis, data representation and data interpretation. These skills will allow them to make informed decisions or projections. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, sampling methodology, index numbers, financial mathematics, linear regression, and forecasting.


Business Law and Ethics

This module provides an understanding of the underlying principles of business law and a working knowledge of the law of contract and its practical application. It also explains the legal environment in which businesses operate. Moreover, this course also covers topics about ethics and corporate crime.


Financial Management

The focus of this module is in the area of financial management. It will show managers how to interface with accounting and finance departments, help them to understand how firms meet their financial objectives utilizing financial decision-making. This course will also explain financial tools and techniques, which can be used to help firms maximize value by improving decisions relating to capital budgeting, capital structure, and working capital management. This course will deal with a number of related topics, including risk management, the efficiency of financial markets; the management of interest rate and currency risk; insolvency risk prediction models; contemporary financial management issues.


Marketing Management

This module is designed to provide an overview of the marketing environment in which organizations operates. It also investigates the role and function of marketing within the context of changing business setting and increasing international competition. The module covers the basic principles of marketing and how to apply it in actual situations. This module also tackles how the consumer behaviour will affect the marketability of a product or service. The students will be provided with an overview of how behaviour is influenced by the society. A sound understanding of consumer behaviour is essential to the success of marketing activity.


Business Management Techniques

This module covers the basic concepts of business administration and international business management. It will enable the students to understand and apply managerial principles to real situations in the organization. The Principles of Business Management is designed to prepare the students to be an effective manager, as it delves on topics like business ownership, environment of management, managerial skills and functions, globalization, and international trade and business handling.


Small Business Management

This module is designed to introduce the pursuit of entrepreneurial dreams. This course will provide a path and a guide to achieve entrepreneurial success. As the student will discover, there is much more than just leading and managing, although that too will be explored. The focus of this study is to assist those who seek an independent business career. The direct method of achieving the objective of this course is for the budding entrepreneur to produce a business plan.


Organisational Behavior and Culture

This module provides a framework for students to understand and apply relevant models of behavior to the workplace, while allowing them to learn how to analyse different organizational environments and structure. It also emphasizes the critical importance of people in a work environment that is progressing through change and globalization. The module will also cover how human resources are motivated to endure exceptional work output and how different types of leadership may affect performance. Management practices will also be tackled.


Global Business Management

This course will provide the students with an in-depth understanding of international business management in today's fast moving global industries. The module will cover topics ranging from culture, politics, law, international business strategy, and economics. It will also expound the interrelationship of global businesses, policies, and economics, as well as trend in international business activities.


Business Economics II

In this module, students will be provided with a thorough understanding of how economics works in a business enterprise. It deals with the economic factors in an organization, as well as the business' relationship with the government and how it is affected by macroeconomic policies.


Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management

This module will cover all information needed to gain entrepreneurial skills, like human resource management, how to raise funds, and have a sound financial management. It will delve into the key elements on how to be an outstanding entrepreneur, while also creating awareness for the new product or service offering. This module will prepare the students to become a business owner or manager able to succeed in risky initiatives.


Organisational Performance Management

This course focuses on understanding an area of business concerned with the organization as a whole, as well as the performance of individuals and teams alike. It provides the students with information on group dynamics and how individual team members contribute to the success of an organization. This module will also cover topics like problem solving in an organization, effective communication, and team building.


Management Information System

This course will cover introduction to the information system and business computing concepts and its application to actual business situations. The module will focus on how to apply e-commerce, as well as information and communication technology, to fast-changing business enterprises and how it is affecting current industrial practices. It will also cover topics in Soft System Methodology, Business Process Re-engineering, and other related information.


Corporate Governance

This course outlines different regulatory processes and ethical practices essential to an understanding of the principles of corporate governance and ethics in the contemporary business environment. It is designed to facilitate analysis of the regulatory influences on the behaviour of corporate executives, information disclosure and board functions/structures and to foster the growth and integration of candidates' knowledge of the ethical influences on the economic, financial, managerial, and environmental aspects of management. This course also critically analyses stakeholder participation in decision-making and the moral obligations of corporate managers.


Human Resource Management

This course will provide the students with an in-depth understanding of the strategic and coherent approach to an organization's most valued assets - the people working there who individually and collectively contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the business. This module will also focus on effective business practices, like performance and reward management, to ensure the motivation and success of the human resource of the company. They will be introduced to different learning theories and styles, helping them reflect on their learning experience and increasing their effectiveness as independent self-learners. In addition, they will be involved with personal development planning (PDP) to improve their employability and professional skills.


Business Strategic Management

This module covers the conduct of drafting, implementing, and evaluating cross-functional decisions that will enable an organization to achieve its long-term objectives. It also focuses on understanding the process of specifying the organization's mission, vision and objectives, developing policies and plans, often in terms of projects and programs.

Course Fee*

S/N Title List Fee
1 Advanced Diploma in Business Management Studies SGD 30,000


  • Application Fee for International and Local Students: SGD 374.50 (with GST).
  • Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) and Medical Insurance: please visit Insurance Information for details.
  • All course fees are exclusive of the prevailing GST (7%) and are subject to change.
  • FTMSGlobal reserves the right to review and revise the fees as it deems fit without advance notice.


Advanced Diploma in Business Management by FTMSGlobal Academy.

Graduation and Progression

Students who successfully complete the Advanced Diploma in Business Management has advanced standing route into the Final Year (Year 3) of BA (Hons) Business Management awarded by Anglia Ruskin University, UK or into the 3rd year of Degree programmes offered by various highly rated Universities subject to the applicant meeting their entry requirements.


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