Full-Time Course

Advanced Diploma in International Business


The Advanced Diploma in International Business equips students with a combination of knowledge and skill sets to operate and compete in an increasingly integrated business world.

Business executives and leaders interact with counterparts of diverse culture, diverse talent with varying experiences, working ethos and practices. The course covers key concepts and knowledge which are necessary for managing international business successfully. Upon successful completion of all modules, the successful candidate may operate confidently in the global business environment and will be awarded the Advanced Diploma in International Business.

Programme Structure

This is a 6-month full-time programme, covering 5 modules with a total of 168 contact hours.

The delivery of this programme involves lectures, group discussions, case studies and presentations by students. Classes are usually held five times a week. 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. Singapore-based students are required to fulfil the attendance requirement of at least 75%, while international students requires of at least 90% for each module before they are considered eligible to take the examinations / assessment of the module concerned.

Module Synopsis

DIMB101 Introduction to International Business Management

An understanding in international business management is essential for students in today’s independent world. This module provides an introduction to management as it relates to the international business context.

Some of the topics that will be covered:

• The most widely used international business terms and concepts.
• International business decisions in the context of cultural political, legal, and economic forces.
• Trade and investment theory and the effects of government intervention and aid.

DIMB102 Fundamentals of Economics & Finance in a Global Environment

Students first gain understanding of the boundaries of accounting principles and economic principles to gain insights into key microeconomic and macroeconomic indicators that impacts financial decision making in a regional and global context.

Some of the topics that will be covered:

• Microeconomics
• Macroeconomics
• Global Financial Markets and Institutions • International Finance

DIMB103 International Marketing Strategy

On completion of this module, students would have gained an understanding of marketing concepts, have the ability to analyse consumer markets, and be able to formulate marketing strategies for both local and international markets.

Some of the topics that will be covered:

• Cross-cultural consumer behaviour
• Balancing Standardization versus Adaptation
• Market entry and resource allocation acoross markets • Branding Strategies for Global Markets

DIMB104 Organisational Behaviour: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

This module equips students with knowledge on factors that energise, direct and sustain effort across cultures. It is important for students to undertand the relationship between the individual and the organisation, and relationship between psychological contacts, justice, citizenship behaviour and person-environment fit.

Some of the topics that will be covered:

• Diversity and Inclusion in Workplace
• Leadership and Power in Organizations
• Cultural Dimensions and Their Impact on Behaviour
• Cross-Cultural Management in a Global Environement

DIMB100 Academic Skills Workshop

This module is part of the continual effort to equip students with a curriculum that helps achieve the desired learning outcomes in MIS Business School graduates. The module emphasises the rigours of academic activity and the importance of integrity. The module builds key skills in report writing, proper citation, making presentations and analysing case studies.

Some of the topics that will be covered:

• Academic report writing
• Citations/Harvard Referencing method
• Case study method

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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
  • A C6 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

Singapore Based:



*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 www.mis.edu.sg
*Payment of all fees may be made using cash, cheque, NETS, and all major credit cards.

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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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