Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management

A.   Title of Course

Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management

B.   Overview

Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management integrates modern business management skills and knowledge essential to efficiently manage a business, or in business development. The business industry continuously faces varied and dynamic challenges and opportunities.

The course is suitable for mature learners with a background in academic study or industry.

Successful completion of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management will equip learners with the key skills and capabilities to become an effective strategic leader.

C.   Objective

The Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management aims to develop strategic management and leadership skills for managers with capability to translate organisational strategy into effective operational performance. The course reflects current practice in Strategic Management and Leadership and allows learners to develop and expand their high understanding of strategic management and leadership in the workplace.

D.   Course Structure

  1. Course Outline

 The course consists of 6 modules as follows:

–      Unit 1   Strategic Management

–      Unit 2   Strategic Leadership

–      Unit 3   Strategic Human Resource Management

–      Unit 4   Creative and Innovation Management

–      Unit 5   Strategic Financial Management

–      Unit 6   Strategic Marketing

Module Outlines

Unit 1 Strategic Management

The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of strategic and change management models, as well as the ability to review strategic plans, to propose strategic options, to create implementation plans and to lead organisation changes.

Unit 2 Strategic Leadership

This unit provides an in-depth understanding of the key principles and practice of leadership. This will enhance the individuals’ knowledge, skills and attributes to effectively engage in the role and responsibilities required of an effective team player and leader of a team; being proactive in innovation and improvement to inform strategy and business planning within the organisation.

Unit 3 Strategic Human Resource Management

The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of how the effective strategic management of human resource supports the achievement of organisational objectives in different contexts. Learners will evaluate the contribution of strategic human resource management, and the application of leadership and management theory for organisational benefit.

Unit 4 Creative and Innovation Management

This unit will help learners to develop skills to effect innovation. They will understand the benefits of creativity and innovation, and how to evaluate current levels of innovation in an organisation, to lead others to embrace and support innovation.

Learners will recognise the crucial part that mission and vision play in this. They will also find out how to identify creative ideas and assess their viability and, through the understanding of change models, support the implementation of innovative ideas.

Learners will find out how to produce an appropriate rationale and identify key goals and priorities to help persuade and communicate ideas to stakeholders.

In this unit, learners will find out how to assess these barriers and develop and implement a strategy to overcome them.

Unit 5 Strategic Financial Management

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to apply financial principles relevant to management in an organizational context, including analytical techniques and theories/models of management accounting, evaluation of budgetary processes, recommending funding sources and appraising investment options.

Unit 6 Strategic Marketing

The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of the concepts, methods and technical aspects of strategic marketing and the challenges associated with marketing in today’s business environment, including how a strategy combines product development, promotion, distribution, pricing, relationship management and other elements.

b. Scope of Study

Principles, theories, cases studies, research work

c. Delivery Mode

Lectures, case studies, tutorials, seminars and workshops.

d. Commencement Dates / Intakes

Please enquire for more information.

e. Course Duration

The duration is as follows:


Full-time:   10 months

Maximum allowable period to complete the course is 20 months from date of course commencement


Part-time:  6 months

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

f. Class Period


Monday to Friday

5 sessions per week x 3 hours per session

Contact hours:   540 hours


2 sessions per week x 6 hours per session

Contact hours:   288 hours

g.     Course Fees

Application fee : $327

This course is currently under review.

h.     Payment Mode

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For further information or clarification, please call our Student Support Services Officer at +65 6221 0603

  1.   Assessments

100% course work assignment

j.  Assessment Methods

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

1. Pass

2. Fail​

  • Expected Examination Results Release Date

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

  • Qualification Award

Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management

awarded by Exerceo Business International College

  • Graduation Requirements

Achieved a ‘Pass’ for all units

  • 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

Students may pursue their studies in other institutions subject to meeting the minimum entry requirements and acceptance by the institution.

 E.   Entry Requirements


18 years old at registration of course.

Academic Qualification:

Bachelor Degree or Honour Degree in relevant discipline or equivalent.

For mature candidates who does not have the above academic qualification, at least 30 years old with 8 years of working experience.

Language Proficiency

At least a C6 for GCE O level English or equivalent.

This course is currently not being run.