Diploma in Business Studies

The Diploma in Business Studies has been developed by London School of Business and Finance as a qualification for students aiming for a career in one of a wide range of industries, and/or for students aiming for a Higher Education qualification in a subject allied to Business and Management.

Diploma in Business Studies

Key Facts

  • Duration: 8 months (full-time), 12 months (part-time)
  • Intake dates: Start in January, March, May, July, September, November (full-time); January, April, July, October (part-time)
  • Delivery Mode:
    • Live Online
    • On campus  
  • Fees: SGD $6,104.00 (local students) / SGD $8,074.07 (international students) (Prices inclusive of GST)

The credits gained by achieving the Diploma in Business Studies would enable progression to a suitable Advanced Diploma in Business Studies, and the skills learned would equip students for entry to a career in industry.

The main aim of the Diploma in Business Studies is to give students the best possible preparation for a successful career in one of a wide range of industries. Graduates of the course will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic underlying academic concepts and principles associated with the broader discipline of Management. 

The programme aims to provide students with:

  • The ability to present, evaluate and interpret qualitative and quantitative data.
  • The ability to develop lines of argument and make sound judgements in accordance with basic theories and concepts of the subject area, and the ability to communicate these accurately to a range of peers.
  • A range of personal and professional skills that can be used in a wide range of situations and contexts.
  • Support and guidance to develop as independent learners and acquire a range of transferrable skills.

Lectures, Tutorial, Seminars, Workshops, Case study and Exercises, Class Discussion, Group work project and presentations, Computer Exercise

International Students: 90%
Local, PR, non-student pass: 75%

All modules except Data Analytics Using R

Assessment Profile
Assignment/Class test: 50%
Final Exam: 50%        

Introduction to Data Analytics Using R

Mid term Quiz 1: 25%
Mid term Quiz 2: 25%
Final Project: 50%
Total: 100%                          


Student must achieve an overall passing grade of 40%.  If students fail to achieve an overall passing grade of 40%, students will be permitted one retake attempt in each failed assessment and failure of this retake will require students to re-module the failed module(s) again in full prior to additional retake attempt.

Graduation and Awards

Students must complete and pass all required modules in this course to receive a Diploma in Business Studies certification.

Students who are for any reason unable to complete the Diploma and who have successfully passed a minimum of 4 modules are eligible for an Exit Award of a Certificate in Business Studies.

1 : 120

Minimum Age: 18 

Local students shall possess one of the following:

  • Two passes in GCE A Level Examinations, or
  • International Baccalaureate (24 points)
  • Local Polytechnic Diploma in any field

International students shall possess one of the following:

  • Completion of Year 12 High School Qualification or equivalent qualification from respective home countries
  • Completed International Baccalaureate (24 points)
  • Equivalent Local Polytechnic Diploma in any field in respective home countries

Minimum English Language Entry Requirement

Both local and international students MUST fulfil the minimum English language entry requirement of one of the following:

  • Achieved a grade C6 or better in English language O level, or
  • Pass in English Language in Year 10 High School qualification or equivalent
  • IELTS 5.5/TOEFL 550
  • Completed LSBF Preparatory Course in English Upper Intermediate Level

Students with non-standard entry requirements (e.g. other PEI qualification, lack of equivalent Year 12 in home country, etc.) will be assessed on a case by case basis subject to approval of the Academic Board. 

Full-time students attend three hours per day plus directed/independent study for a period of eight months from Monday to Friday. (Total 36 hours of directed study; 27 hours Synchronous and 9 hours Asynchronous)

Part-time students attend 3-hour lessons, three nights a week and scheduled weekends for a period of 12 months. (Total 30 hours of directed study; 21 hours Synchronous and 9 hours Asynchronous)



This module will involve the student in the diverse aspects of business communication theories and practices, and provide instruction in understanding basic principles and the importance of appropriate and professional business communication. The Purpose is to enable students to communicate effectively in business settings, including effective presentation skills.


This module promotes an integrative understanding of international business issues, particularly in relation to how new businesses are established. Students will develop a critical understanding of major trends and issues in international business, evaluate how global firms analyse their business environment and develop an understanding of multi-disciplinary management.


This module introduces students to the foundation and understanding of the principles and concepts of Accounting. Students will be exposed to the application of these accounting concepts in the preparation of financial statements for use by individuals, business, non-profit organisations and government institutions. Students will also be developing expertise in using these accounting principles and concepts in their analytical approach to financial problem-solving.


The module is an introduction to basic economic principles and concepts and how they apply to the business environment. It introduces students to the global economy and reviews both the national and the global market. It establishes the framework for future courses by providing students with an overview of fundamental micro and macroeconomic concepts.


This module will introduce students to the concepts and methods of data analytics and use open source GUI tools (point and click) to perform key statistical tests, data modelling and visualization of results from business data decision making and draw useful interferences from data. Students will be introduced to key concepts of statistical tests, data mining algorithms, evaluation of models and results as well as effective presentation of results. 

The aim of this module is to provide students with an introduction to the principles and practices of management. Students will learn how to examine the nature of managerial work including strategy, operations and project management, control, ethics, structures and culture, organisational power, groups and teams, individual performance and stress, social responsibility and change management.

This module seeks to equip students with an understanding of the role of Marketing. It outlines the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques. It provides students with the opportunity examine marketing theories and approaches and the value of marketing management in achieving corporate success in an increasing competitive business environment.


This module introduces the basic concept of quantitative approaches to decision making. It introduces students to basic concepts of and methods of qualitative methods used by Management. Enables students to understand how to collate and present data, apply and range of statistical and operations research techniques.

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