Certificate in Business

The Certificate in Business aims to impart students, who do not have the academic knowledge to meet the entry requirements of the higher academic level; with the basic understanding of the principles and practice of management, in preparation for entry into the Diploma level, for higher academic studies.

 

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this Course, students will be able to progress to the Diploma programme, for further academic progression.

Graduation Requirements

Students must achieve passes in all 4 modules, which students will be awarded the Certificate in Business and can then progress to the Diploma programme.

Manner of Assessment

All modules will be assessed, through the combination of Assignment/Coursework, Presentation, and Written examination.

 

Modules Synopses

Fundamentals of Marketing:

This module aims to provide students with the basic understanding of the differences between marketing and sales and the interrelations of the individual elements of marketing; in achieving marketing goals.

Students will acquire understanding of:

•           Principles of Marketing

•           Differences between sales and marketing concepts

•           Meaning and importance of exchange relationships

•           Importance of customer satisfaction and how to meet customer satisfaction

 

Foundation in Business Communication:

This module aims to equip students with the knowledge of different communication theories, in applying the appropriate communication skills; to establish and maintain effective relationships.

Students will acquire understanding of:

•           Common communication terms

•           Factors influencing written communication.

•           Principles of effective oral communication.

•           Significance of non-verbal communication.

•           Identifying office organization skills

•           Common barriers affecting communications and how to overcome these barriers

•           Effects of modern technologies on communications

 

Basic Essentials of Management:

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of different levels of management; the respective responsibilities; and the common issues in managing organisations.

Students will acquire understanding of:

•           Principles of management

•           Understand key aspects of management

•           Types of management styles

•           Common organisation issues affecting management of organisation

•           Types of organisation theories

 

Introduction to Accounting:

The module introduces students to the principles, concepts and applications of financial accounting, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement as well as the limitation of financial statement.

Students will acquire understanding of:

•           Accounting concepts used in preparing financial statements.

•           Role of financial accounting information in managing a business.

•           Understanding Balance Sheet and the Cash Flow Statement.

•           Limitations of financial statement

•           How to prepare, interpret and analyse financial statements

•           Limitations of financial statement

Course Duration

Full-Time:      6 months

Part-Time:     8 months

Course Fees

Full-Time / Part-Time:         $3,800

Minimum Entry Requirements

Age:

16 years old and above

Singaporean / PR Applicants:

2 GCE ‘O’ Level passes
OR
NITEC Certificate
OR

Matured applicants:

minimum 30 years of age with 8 years’ work experience.

International Applicants:

Completed Year 10 of formal education

English Proficiency:

IELTS 4.0; OR C6 at GCE ‘O’ Level; OR
Pass YMCA proficiency test if English is not the language of study.

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

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