Part-Time Course

Advanced Diploma in Business Management


The Advanced Diploma in Business Management is a professional business management programme specially designed for those who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills in a wider context of the business environment and to advance their career goal.

Programme Structure

This is a 8-month part-time programme, covering 6 modules with a total of 216 contact hours.

The delivery of this programme involves lectures, group discussions, case studies and presentations by students. Classes are usually held three times a week. Weekend block classes may be available subject to adequate student enrolment. Weekly lectures are conducted by qualified and experienced local lecturers approved by the institute.

Students are required to pass the overall assessment in order to be granted a passing grade for each module. All students are required to fulfill the attendance requirement of at least 75% for each module before they are considered eligible to take the examinations / assessment of the module concerned.

Module Synopsis

ADB201 Business Research Methods

This module gives an overview of the information gathering function from the perspective of the researchers who gather the information and the managers who use it. The module addresses the design, collection, analysis, and reporting of research data relevant to an organisation’s needs.

Some of the topics that will be covered:

  • Survey design methods
  • Data analysis and generating result
  • Data gathering procedures and compilation

ADB202 Human Resource Management

The module aims to equip students with a functional familiarity and a conceptual foundation on the key issues in Human Resource Management (HRM). There is also a strong practical element to the module which enables students to put into practice the conceptual tools and frameworks developed.

Some of the topics that will be covered:

  • Training and development
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Workplace safety and health

ADB203 Business Information Systems

Most organisations are now supported by Information Systems (IS), which are often operated and based on Information Technology (IT). This module provides students with basic concepts and principles of IS and electronic commerce, and an understanding of the issues and challenges of managing a company’s Enterprise IS and its web presence on the Internet.

Some of the topics that will be covered:

  • Electronic Commerce and Internet Marketing
  • Information Systems (IS) & the emergence of the Information Age
  • Social media applications

ADB204 Global Management

This module is designed to familiarise students with current global management theories and practices. Greater insight into growing global business trends, strategies and operations will be studied. The module examines global management issues within the overall context of cross-cultural, comparative, strategic, operational, and functional approaches.

Some of the topics that will be covered:

  • The global environment
  • Market entry strategies
  • Managing across cultures

ADB205 Integrated Marketing Communications

The aim of this module is to build knowledge of the methods by which an organisation communicates with its target markets, to examine the roles played by various integrated marketing communications (IMC) tools in the communication process, and to assess the effectiveness of the Tintegrated marketing communications campaign.

Some of the topics that will be covered:

  • Corporate Image
  • Branding
  • Consumer Buying Behaviour
  • IMC Tools and Media
  • Evaluation of IMC Programme

ADB206 Strategic Management

The aim of this module is to provide students with a good knowledge on how to manage an organisation strategically. Students will learn how different strategies can influence the competitive advantage of the organisation, to formulate and implement strategies towards building a sustainable competitive advantage, and to use various analytical frameworks and tools that can aid in strategic decision-making.

Some of the topics that will be covered:

  • Introduction to Strategic Management
  • The external environment
  • Strategic leadership

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Entry Requirements

All applicants must possess any one of the following of the equivalent recognised qualification:

  • MIS Business School Diploma graduates, or
  • Diploma from a local Polytechnic, or
  • Diploma or the equivalent qualification from a recognised PEI, or
  • Mature candidates of 30 years old with at least 8 years of work experience, or
  • Candidates with other qualifications can be considered on case-by-case basis.

English Requirements

  • At least IELTS 5.5, or
  • At least iBT TOEFL 46 – 59, or
  • A pass in GCE ‘O’ Level English, or
  • Its equivalent (Applicants may be subjected to a written and/or oral assessment of their language proficiency conducted by the PEI).
  • *Minimum age requirement: 17 years old


  Application Fee Course Fees
Part-Time S$109.00 S$5,886.00

*The above fees are inclusive of GST (Goods and Services Tax) rate.
*The course fee covers lesson delivery, Fee Protection Scheme (FPS), and MIS Affiliate membership and DOES NOT include textbooks and other miscellaneous charges, if any. For a full list of the miscellaneous charges, please visit
*Payment of all fees may be made using cash, cheque, NETS, and all major credit cards.

Why Study Here?


MIS Business School provides a conducive working, learning, and teaching environment with the highest quality services that:

  • Meet or exceed our customers’, staff and stakeholders expectations
  • Comply with all regulatory requirements
  • Continuous improvements
  • Result in an effective and quality managementsystem

Teacher-Student Ratio

  • Small teacher-student ratio of 1:25

Graduate Outcome 2022

  • 93% Graduation Rate
  • 100% Employment Rate

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