Advanced Diploma in Global Business Management

Course Information


As globalisation increases, more organisations have to work beyond their traditional regional boundaries, compete in diverse global environments and find that their traditional domestic markets are open to global challenges. These organisations need experts who can work across multicultural barriers, develop effective international strategies and source products internationally. This course will train you in these key business areas.

The 240 credit hours, 16-module course is designed to equip students with the technical knowledge of operating in an ever changing global economic and business landscape. Students will be exposed to fundamental business knowledge in the areas of marketing, human resource management, accounting, business management, business statistics, and communication.

The Advanced Diploma programme is conducted over 8 terms in 16 months. Upon successful completion of the 16 modules, students will be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Global Business Management.

Each term consists of 6 study weeks, 1 exam week and 1 break week.

The programme is conducted on a face-to-face basis. Students will attend lectures and tutorials. Classes are conducted on Monday to Friday between to 6p.m. Class size is kept to a maximum of 40 students.

16 months

  1. Principles of Management
  2. Data Analytics
  3. E-Commerce Management
  4. Fundamentals of Marketing
  5. Principles of Economics
  6. Global Business Environment
  7. Managing Change
  8. International Business Communications
  9. Legal Aspects of Business
  10. Luxury Brand Marketing
  11. International Strategic Management
  12. Managing Human Capital for Service Excellence
  13. Accounting for Business Decision Making
  14. Research Methods
  15. Contemporary Issues in International Business
  16. Social Media and Business
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The program methodology and assessment is based on assignments, not just ordinary assignments but what we in SHRM call Action learning Assignments. (ALA).

Central to our Action Learning Assignments (ALA), is the careful selection of case studies. Cases would have an Asian focus (Haier Group from China, Singapore Airlines of Singapore) or well-known multi-national companies which international students would be familiar with. ALA assist in relating theoretical concepts to the real world and also provides students an opportunity to apply practical knowledge of the business concepts that are taught in the classroom, by working both individually or in groups with the guidance of the lecturers.

The selected case would be analysed from various perspectives in relation to the modules being taught. At the end of the programme, student would not only have gained theoretical knowledge but an in-depth knowledge of the workings of the particular organization through our ALA approach.

In the event a student fails a module, the student will be given a chance to take a supplementary paper/ re-submission of assignments. Failing a supplementary paper will result in the student having to retake the module again.

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old by 31 December in the year of enrolment.
  • All applications are subject to SHRM College’s assessment of eligibility for entry into the programme.
  • Pass in English at GCE ‘A’ Levels
  • or IELTS score of 5.5
  • or an equivalent English Language Qualification

Applicants who do not meet the above English language requirements will have to undergo the SHRM English Placement Test. Based on the table below, you may be required to take the Preparatory English Language Programme.