Higher Diploma in Business Management (E-Learning)

A.   Title of Course

Higher Diploma in Business Management (E-Learning)

B.    Overview

The Higher Diploma in Business 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:

a. 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.
b. Develop the knowledge and skills necessary for positions within a business environment
c. Create awareness in regards to the growing trends of the business industry
d. 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 10 modules:

Unit 1 – Financial Accounting

Unit 2 – Business Communication

Unit 3 – Principle of Management

Unit 4 – Marketing

Unit 5 – Human Resource Management

Unit 6 – Introduction to Statistics

Unit 7 – Entrepreneurship

Unit 8 – Organisational Behaviour

Unit 9 – Leadership

Unit 10 – Innovative Management

Module Outlines & Learning Outcomes

Unit 1 Financial Accounting

This module intends to help students learn about the basic accounting theory and accounting method so that they can account for actual business transactions in companies and provide the accounting report according.

Unit 2  Business Communication

This module aims to promote an understanding of key concepts of business communication as it applies to today’s organizations.

Unit 3  Principle of Management

This module equips the students with the explanation of the basic theory, knowledge, skills, and techniques of management, and combines with case study to enhance student’s ability of problem analyzing and solving.

Unit 4  Marketing

This module equips students with the basic theory, knowledge, skills and techniques of marketing, combines with case study to enhance student’s ability to problem analyzing and solving.​

Unit 5  Human Resource Management

This module equip students with the basic theory and method of human resource management, and know the common procedure of human resource management in companies.

Unit 6  Introduction to Statistics

This module aims to equip students with a basic knowledge and understanding of business statistics.

Unit 7  Entrepreneurship

The module provides a good understanding of entrepreneurship, the issue encountered on the entrepreneurial journey, and most importantly, how you can become an entrepreneur yourself.

Unit 8  Organisational Behaviour

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

Unit 9  Leadership

This module equip students with the fundamental aspects of leadership, theories and models.

Unit 10  Innovative Management

This module equip students with the fundamentals of innovative management to support creative and innovative management processes for an organization.

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

b.     Scope of Study

Principles, theories and case studies

c.     Delivery Mode

Classroom lectures, tutorials and case studies.

d.     Commencement Dates / Intakes

Please refer to the Academic Calendar.

e.     Course Duration

The duration is as follows:

Part-time:  12 months

Maximum allowable period to complete the course is 24 months from date of course commencement

f. Class Period


1 sessions per week x 4 hours per session

Contact hours:   192 hours

g.     Course Fees

Application fee : $327

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h.     Payment Mode

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i.     Assessments

100% course work assignment

j.   Assessment Methods

k.    Assessment Grading Criteria






l.   Expected Examination Results Release Date

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

m.   Qualification Award

Higher Diploma in Business Management awarded by Exerceo Business International College

n.    Graduation Requirements

Achieved a ‘Pass’ for all units

o.     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  

p.     Progression Pathway

Student who successfully completed the Higher Diploma in Business 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 16 years old


Minimum 2 Passes at GCE ‘A’ Level or Completion of Senior High School or

For mature candidates, at least 21 years old with 5 years of working experience.

Language Proficiency: Minimum must Pass in English at GCE ‘O’ Level or equivalent.