Higher Diploma in Business and Management (Mandarin)

A.   Title of Course

Higher Diploma in Business and Management (Mandarin)

B.   Overview

The Higher Diploma in Business and Management will help students to develop managerial skills in confronting economic uncertainties, correlating rising costs of managing business and technological advancement, as well as preserving values in a highly competitive environment.

Upon completion of the course, students can expect to gain further knowledge and cutting-edge skill in business-related field. This course is suitable for those who aspire to develop a successful business venture in the arena of business development. It is also appropriate for industry personnel who wish to reinforce their knowledge and attain a professional qualification as a booster for their career advancement.

C.   Objective

The course aims to:

  1.   Provide students with an understanding of the complexity of the business sector and equip them with skills and ability to successfully assist in the management of an organization.
  2.   Develop the knowledge and skills necessary for positions within a business environment
  3.   Create awareness in regards to the growing trends of the business industry
  4.   Develop the concept and understanding of business and culture in support of their academic development in the field of business management.

D.   Course Structure

a. Course Outline

The course consists of 5 modules:

  1. Introduction to Statistics
  2. Entrepreneurship
  3. Organizational Behaviour
  4. Leadership
  5. Management Psychology

Introduction to Statistics

This module aims to equip students with a basic knowledge and understanding of business statistics. Statistics is a mathematical science including methods of collecting, organizing and analyzing data is such a way that meaningful conclusions can be drawn from them. In general, its investigations and analyses fall into 2 broad categories called descriptive and inferential statistics. Descriptive statistics deals with the processing of data without attempting to draw any influences from it. The data presented in the form of tables and graphs. The characteristics of the data are described in simple terms. Events that are dealt with include everyday happenings such as goods, business, incomes, epidemics, accidents, sports, data

and population data. Influential statistics is a scientific discipline that uses mathematical tools to make forecasts and projections by analyzing the given data. This is of use to people employed is such fields as economics, biology, the social sciences. Business and communication.


Entrepreneurs are the creators and builders of new ventures that are not only fulfil their own drams, bring them huge fortune but also make a strong impact on the society and improve the lives of people.

Upon successful completion of the module, you would have a good understanding of entrepreneurship, the issues encountered on the entrepreneurial journey, and most importantly, how you can become an entrepreneur yourself.

Specially, the course covers aspects of accounting and finance essential for entrepreneurial venture, basic concepts on commercialization of technology, management of intellectual property and entry and exit strategies.

Organizational Behaviour

Organizational behaviour (OB) is “the study of human behaviour in organizational settings, the interface between human behaviour and the organization, and the organization itself”. OB research can be categorized in at least 3 ways, including the study of:

  • Individuals in organization (micro-level)
  • Work groups (Meso-level)
  • How organizations behave (macro-level)

Upon completion of the module, students will have a better idea how to work along with their fellow colleague and form a strong team.


Leadership development entails nurturing, encouraging, incubating, and mentoring prospective leaders. Leadership skill training provides the essential skills that are required to successfully lead any team. Key characteristics that are essential in any outstanding leader are maintaining effective communication, motivating team members, adapting to changing environments, delegating tasks in an appropriate manner, transparency and honesty, confidence, and a positive attitude.

Management psychology

Management psychology from many perspectives has long been regarded as an art for one to gain insight of the science. It is a young, human-oriented discipline recently adopted in management science by managers for enterprises to support their work. Understanding workplace human psychology and behaviour are key to human resource management in enterprises of sizes which develop human assets as instruments to achieve operation effectiveness and productivity, for economical and behavioral perspectives. Employees learn the practices for self-development as they grow and inspire to become a manager, in their workplaces.

The module aims to provide learners with adequate knowledge and skills of workplace psychology, develop understanding of organizational behaviors applicable to workplaces. It prepares them in leading and managing skills for team management.

b. Scope of Study

Principles, theories and case studies

c. Delivery Mode

Classroom lectures, tutorials and case studies

d. Commencement Dates / Intakes

Please enquire for more information.

e. Course Duration

Full-time:    6 months

Part-time:   6 months

Maximum allowable period to complete the course is 12 months from date of course commencement

f. Class Period


5 days x 3 hrs/session per week

Contact hours:   360 hours


1 session per week, 4 contact hrs per week

Total Contact hours:   96 hours

g.     Course Fees

Application fee : $327

This course is currently under review.

h.     Payment Mode

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i.   Assessments

100% Course work assignment

j.  Assessment Methods

             NoAssessment TypeMark allocation
1.Course work assignment100%
  • Assessment Grading Criteria

Grade            Marks

Distinction     80 and above

Merit              65 to 79

Pass              50 to 64

Fail                0 to 49

  • Expected Examination Results Release Date

Results shall be released within 3 months upon completion of the last assessment.

  • Qualification Award

Higher Diploma in Business and Management (Mandarin)

awarded by Exerceo Business International College

  • Graduation Requirements

Achieved a ‘Pass’ for all modules

  • Teacher Qualifications

The Committee for Private Education (CPE) is duly notified on all teachers in Exerceo Business International College.  All teachers have the required qualifications. Please refer to Our Teachers list in the website for more details.

Average Teacher-Student Ratio is 1:30

Please note that the maximum number of students in the classroom is subjected to the maximum allowable seating capacity 

  • Progression Pathway

Student who successfully completed the Higher Diploma in Business and Management may wish to progress to Post-Graduate Diploma in Management and Leadership or OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership offered by Exerceo Business International College.

 E.   Entry Requirements

Age:   At least 18 years old

Academic:   A diploma in any discipline or 2 passes at GCE ‘A’ Level or Completion of Senior High School or Equivalent

If the above MER is not met, then mature candidate must be 21 years old with 5

years working experience.

Language Proficiency:   At least a C6 in Chinese at GCE ‘O’ Level or High School or equivalent

This course is currently not being run.