Part-Time Course

Certificate in Business Studies


The Certificate in Business Studies programme aims to provide students with a sound knowledge of the basic concepts and principles needed in a business environment.

It is suitable for sales and marketing practitioners in all sectors who seek to upgrade their professional selling skills and marketing competencies for more effective marketing performance and career advancement.

It also aims to equip non-marketing students with the essential marketing capabilities to enhance their employment prospects in a sales or marketing career.

Programme Structure

This is a 6-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 two 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

CBS101 Introduction to Management

This module introduces students to basic management concepts, principles, tools, and practices. It will cover the application of management theories to practical problems in planning, organising, leading, and controlling business activities. Students will explore what is involved in managing organisations today.

Some of the topics that will be covered:

• Introduction to management
• The environment of management
• Planning, Organising, Leading and Controlling

CBS102 Introduction to Marketing

The primary theme of this module is that marketing is undergoing dramatic and exciting changes and the field promises to be just as dynamic in the years ahead. Even the smallest firms are using innovative marketing techniques to compete globally. Students will explore what marketing is all about and gain an appreciation of what is really involved in marketing a company and its products effectively.

Some of the topics that will be covered:

• Segmenting and targeting markets
• Pricing decisions
• Marketing channels and retailing

CBS103 Introduction to Accounting

This module provides an introduction to the principles and concepts of accounting. It focuses on accounting procedures through the accounting cycle for a proprietorship, including special journals. This introductory accounting course assumes no prior knowledge of accounting.

Some of the topics that will be covered:

• Introduction to accounting concepts
• Cash control systems
• Financial statements for a proprietorship

CBS104 Understanding People in Organisations

This module on people in organisations has been designed to familiarise students with various aspects of people behaviour: how people and groups in organisations behave, react, and interpret events, and how organisations shape behaviour. It provides students with the basic knowledge on a variety of organisational behaviour (OB) that is essential to being effective at all organisational levels.

Some of the topics that will be covered:

• Introduction to organisational behaviour
• Foundations of group behaviour
• Understanding work teams

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Entry Requirements

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

  • 3 GCE ‘N’ Passes (Grade A-D or Grade 1-5) in English Language and two other subjects, or
  • 2 GCE ‘O’ Grades (Grade 1-8) in any two subjects, or
  • Completed PSLE with at least 4 years of working experience, or
  • Completed Secondary 1 with at least 3 years of working experience, or
  • Mature candidate of 30 years old with at least 8 years of working 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 35 – 45, 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: 16 years old


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*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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