Advanced Diploma in Business Administration

Advanced Diploma in Business Administration

The objectives of the YMCA Advanced Diploma in Business Administration course are:

  1. To provide students with the requisite business and management knowledge and skills
  2. To develop students’ competencies and values related to the social roles played by business entities
  3. To provide students with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge of business
  4. To lay the foundation for future professional development
Graduation Requirements:

Students must achieve passes in all 8 modules with a total 120 credit points.

Course Synopses - Year 2 (Advanced Diploma in Business Administration)

Modules Synopses:

BA2011 Accounting II

This module aims to introduce business decision-making accounting information systems, managerial and cost accounting skills. Emphasis is on managerial accounting concepts for external and internal analysis, summarizing, reporting, and interpreting financial information and decision-making. Upon completion, students should be able to analyse and interpret transactions relating to managerial concepts (including product-costing systems), financial statements, understand the role of financial information in decision-making and address ethical considerations.

BA2012 International Marketing

This module is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and tools to develop marketing strategies for a variety of markets in diverse cultural, political and economic situations. The module will present an overview of the unique aspects of marketing in the international business environment and provide framework upon which multinational marketing management can be based. Focus will be on the decision making process in the areas of foreign market analysis, target identification, product planning, promotion and channels of distribution. Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to analyse foreign markets to determine their overall export potential. Students will be aware of the various techniques used by modern marketers for segmenting foreign markets in both the consumer and industrial sectors.

BA2013 Finance Management

The main goal of this module is to develop a foundation of financial management concepts. This will enable students to understand how corporations make important investment and financing decisions, and how they establish working capital policies. This module describes the corporation and its operating environment; it will help any future manager to understand how the finances of a company work, how they will be interfacing with accounting and finance and how firms meet their financial objectives utilizing financial decision-making.

BA2014 Information Technology II

This module aims to introduce students the large spectrum of information system characteristics and the information technology infrastructure, covering the topics of IT infrastructure, telecommunications, E-commerce. The module focuses on how business utilise IT, and a special care given to current trends in the information system and technology domain, including: Internet use in business, the implementation of strategic information systems and corporate systems (ERP). This module provides a solid foundation in understanding how IT works and helps create new ventures to change entire economic systems.

BA2015 Statistics for Business

This module is designed to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analysing and drawing conclusions from data. Data and information are integral to the operation and planning of all businesses, and as businesses grow and develop there is an increasing need for the use of formalized statistical methodology to answer business related questions. Upon completion of this module, students will learn to apply statistical methods in a business context, describe date with descriptive statistics, perform statistical analyses, interpret the results of statistical analyses and make inferences about the population from sample data.

BA2016 Operation Management

This module aims to provide students with the understanding of operations management and enhance the analytical skills. The module will present several analytical techniques which would aid students in making decisions in the real world. Meanwhile, the module will introduce students various aspects, issues, and initiatives in nowadays business operations. At the end of the module, students will have a sound understanding of the role operations management plays in business processes. Emphasis is given both to familiarization of various production processes and service systems, and to quantitative analysis of problems arising in the management of operations.

BA2017 Organisational Behaviour

This module introduces students to the field of and trends in organizational behaviour. It will enhance their understanding of the fundamental concepts and practices of individual and group behaviours and its implications for Managers. The module covers key topics, such as, values and attitudes; personality and emotion, perception and individual and group decision making; job satisfaction; motivation theories; job specialization; job design, rotation, enlargement and enrichment; communication; sources of power; conflict and conflict resolution; leadership and leadership styles; organizational structures and design; organizational culture; and organizational change.

BA2018 Human Resource Management

This module provides students with a framework for understanding employment relations and management of human resources in diverse organisations, such as in the Hospitality and Tourism industry. It aims to develop students’ abilities to adapt and manage an increasingly diverse and competitive business environment. Topics include job analysis and job design; planning, recruiting, selection and orientation; training and development; compensation, incentives and benefits; and evaluating employee performance.

Course Schedule

Entry Points

There will be 4 entry points – January, April, July and October.

 Course Duration:

The Advanced Diploma in Business Administration comprises 8 modules to be completed over a period of 10 months for the full-time course or 12 months for the part-time course.

15 credits will be awarded upon completion of each module.

Course Outline

The course is made up of 120 credits consisting of a total of 8 multi-disciplinary core subjects as follows:

Advanced Diploma in Business Administration – Year 2 (Full-time)


Amount S$

(Foreign Citizen)

Amount S$

(Singapore Citizen / Permanent Resident)


Application Fee 535.00 214.00 Non-refundable and non-transferable
Administrative Fee 214.00 214.00 Includes administrative services to the student such as attending to ad-hoc student enquiries, settling-in service, and ad-hoc administrative duties
Course Fee 6,955.00 5,885.00 -
Fee Protection Scheme Fee 73.50 67.95 -
Medical Insurance 53.50 53.50 Optional for Singapore Citizen / Permanent Resident
Study Materials 642.00 642.00 -
Total 8473.00 7076.45

Prices are inclusive of GST.

Minimum Entry Requirements


18 years old and above

Singaporean / PR Applicants:

YMCA Diploma in Business Administration

Matured applicants:

minimum 30 years of age with 8 years’ work experience and completed Secondary Education.

International Applicants:

YMCA Diploma in Business Administration

English Proficiency:

IELTS 5.0; OR C5 at GCE ‘O’ Level; OR
Pass YMCA English Proficiency test if English is not the language of study.

Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.