ENTREPRENEURSHIP
AND SMALL BUSINESS OPERATION

UNITED KINGDOM QUALIFICATIONS

DIPLOMA
IN
BUSINESS STUDIES

Awarded by: Raffles Singapore
Intakes: January, April, July, and October
Duration: 9 Months (Full-time)

ADVANCED DIPLOMA
IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP
AND SMALL BUSINESS OPERATION

Awarded by: Raffles Singapore
Intakes: January, April, July, and October
Duration: 1 Year and 3 Months (Full-time)

COURSE FEE

COURSE FEE STRUCTURE

Diploma in Business Studies
(9 months)
Advanced Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Operation
(1 Year and 3 Months)
Total Fees
Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4Term 5Term 6Term 7Term 8
SGD3,500SGD3,500SGD3,500SGD3,500SGD3,500SGD1,750SGD1,750SGD3,500SGD3,500SGD28,000
SGD10,500SGD8,750SGD8,750
SGD17,500

  • Course fees listed are in Singapore dollars.
  • Prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be levied on the above fees.
  • Each TERM is three (03) months.
  • The dates of payment are subject to change by the School. Any change will be communicated to all students.

COURSE OVERVIEW

DIPLOMA

The Diploma in Business is an introductory programme to prepare students for entry into Advanced Diplomas in business specialisations.

The overall aims of the programme are to develop:
• Knowledge and skills in marketing research and planning;
• Knowledge and skills in analysing and interpreting financial statements;
• Knowledge and skills in managing human resource;
• The ability to perform statistical analysis and interpretation for business situations;
• The ability to apply marketing and operation management techniques and best practices;
• The ability to communicate professionally and to work independently or in a group.

Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • IGCSE / GCE ‘O’; or
  • Equivalent

  1. 5 credits including English.
  2. Applicants who do not have a pass in English or IELTS 5.5 must take the Raffles English Placement Test.
  3. The minimum age requirement is 16-years of age.

ADVANCED DIPLOMA

The programme will provide students with critical entrepreneurship and innovation concepts and principles so that they can facilitate, lead, and implement entrepreneurial projects and run a small business operation.

Throughout the programme, students will be taught to apply analytical and innovative thinking to integrate the different functional areas of a venture into a business plan, which is an important deliverable of this programme.

The overall aims of the programme are to develop:
• Knowledge and skills to set up and manage a small business operation;
• Critical and innovative thinking skills;
• The ability to manage projects effectively;
• The ability to communicate effectively and to work individually or in a group.

Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • Completion of Raffles Singapore Diploma; or
  • Equivalent

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Areas of employment include:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Office Manager
  • Relationship Manager
  • Corporate Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Consultant

COURSE MODULES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Students whose native language is not English must submit evidence of proficiency in the language. Students must meet the minimum English Standard as stipulated below to commence their registered Advanced Diploma/Bachelor/Master courses with Raffles College of Higher Education.

Undergraduate Courses Postgraduate Courses
Advanced Diploma (2 Years) Bachelor of Commerce (Top Up)
Applicable to students with Diploma / Higher NITEC / NITEC or equivalent (based on Recognition of Prior Learning)
Master of Commerce (1 Year)
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 5.5, taken during the last two years
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 525 (Paper-based) or 70 (Internet-based), taken during the last two years
  • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) with a minimum score of 620
  • GCE 'O' Level English Language Examination of C6
  • Completion of Advanced English with Raffles College of Higher Education, Singapore
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 6.0, taken during the last two years
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 550 (Paper-based) or 79 (Internet-based), taken during the last two years
  • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) with a minimum score of 650
  • GCE 'O' Level English Language Examination of C6
  • Completion of Advanced English with Raffles College of Higher Education, Singapore
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 6.5, taken during the last two years
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 575 (Paper-based) or 90 - 91 (Internet-based), taken during the last two years
  • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) with a minimum score of 700
English Speaking Countries Non-English Speaking Countries
Course is undertaken solely in the English Language The study was completed in an institution which is listed in the International Handbook of Universities, World Higher Education Database, UK Naric Database or AEI NOOSR guides and is conducted and examined solely in the English Language
  • Preparation course approved by RCDC as a basis for admission*
  • Senior secondary qualification accepted by RCDC*
  • 1 (or more) Year(s)- Post-secondary study at an RCDC recognised institution
  • 2 (or more) Years - Senior secondary qualification
  • 2 (or more) Years - Post secondary Diploma qualification
  • 3 (or more) Years - Undergraduate programme
  • 2 (or more) Years - Postgraduate programme
  • 3 (or more) Years - Undergraduate programme
  • 3 (or more) Years - Undergraduate programme
  • 2 (or more) Years - Postgraduate programme
The College reserves the right to verify applicant's standard of English through English Placement test for applicants applying through Part B. (*Only applicable to RCDC Programmes)
Students who do not meet the minimum requirement as stipulated above will need to take the Raffles College of Higher Education's English Placement Test

AGE REQUIREMENTS

For All Advanced Diploma Programmes
The minimum age requirement is 16-years of age.

For All Top up Bachelor Programmes
The minimum age requirement is 18-years of age.

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