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Diploma in Business Administration

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This programme covers both the breadth and the inter-disciplinary aspect of business as a whole. It balances conceptual knowledge with an applied curriculum that is also suitable for vast positions in various industries such as Finance, Marketing, Human Resource and others.

The Diploma in Business Administration programme is aimed at helping those who want to equip themselves with comprehensive management knowledge to deal effectively with the rapidly changing environment. It offers a unique opportunity for students to enhance their understanding of the ‘whole enterprise’ in its competitive situation.

At the end of this programme, students will be able to:

  • Understand the theory and practice of specific functional management areas
  • Understand how to plan more effectively, solve organisational problems and contribute towards making management decisions
  • Apply specific functional management skills to increase the productivity and business efficiency in their areas of responsibility
  • Assume higher levels of responsibility within specific functional management areas as a result of newly acquired /improved skills

Programme Structure

Programme Duration

The programme can be completed within 9 months* for full-time pathway and 12 months* for the part-time pathway.

* with module exemption

Programme Structure

This programme consists of 11 modules, amounting to a total of 388 contact hours for the full-time pathway and 284 contact hours for the part-time pathway.

Assessment and Examination

At the commencement of each module, students will be provided the assessment mode and weightings for the module. Most modules have several points of assessment, which may include assignments, tests, projects and final examinations.

Programme Outline

Core Modules

  • Business Decision Making
  • Macroeconomics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Business Study Skills*
  • Business Environment*
  • Fundamentals of Accounting*

Elective Path 1

  • Business Law
  • Communications and Information Systems
  • Microeconomics

Elective Path 2

  • Business Ethics
  • Communications and Information Systems
  • Financial management

* exempted modules

The delivery of modules may not follow the sequence as shown and is subject to change.


Full-time: January, February^, April, May^, July, August^, October, November^

Part-time: January, April, July, October

^Available for Full-Time Diploma with no exemption

Programme Details

Contact Hours

Full-Time: 388 hours

Part-Time: 284 hours

Maximum Candidature Period

Full-Time: 18 months

Part-Time: 24 months

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials and project assignments will be conducted within PSB Academy campus.  

Minimum Number of Students Before a Class Commences

Minimum 25 students are required before commencement of classes. 

Admission Criteria

Local Student Admission

Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirements are:

  • GCE A-Level, Higher NITEC or equivalent qualifications (eligible for exemption); OR
  • GCE N, O-Level, NITEC holders or equivalent qualifications; OR
  • Mature candidates will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may also apply, but will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

International Student Admission

Admission Requirements

For more information on international students' entry requirements, please click here.


Local Student

Full-time Pathway (Local Admissions)
Total Programme Fee with exemption: S$6,291.60*
Total Programme Fee without exemption: S$6,981.75*

Part-time Pathway
Total Programme Fee with exemption: S$5,264.40*
Total Programme Fee without exemption: S$5,954.55*

You can claim up to $500 of the paid course fee using your SkillsFuture^ credit!

^All Singaporeans aged 25 and above will receive an opening credit of S$500 from January 2016. Your credit will not expire and the government will provide periodic top-ups, so you may accumulate your credit.


Singaporean/PR graduates of PSB Academy are entitled fee rebates for subsequent programmes. Please contact our Programme Consultant for more information.


* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks
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Financial Aid / Available Grants

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International Student

Total Programme Fee (International Admissions):

Programme Fee without Exemption



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Programme Fee with Exemption



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2nd Instalment


3rd Instalment


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* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks
* Click here to view other charges for students

Local Applications

How to Apply

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International Applications

How to Apply

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