What will I learn?

  1. Business with a heart – the first such course in Singapore
  2. ​Broad-based curriculum that covers business and the social sciences
  3. ​Study at an overseas university and work on service learning projects for five weeks
  4. ​Opportunities to intern at Dialogue in the Dark, an innovative social enterprise on campus

If you have always wanted to combine your enterprising spirit and big heart, you could be the next social entrepreneur to help make life better for someone. What better way to kick off your quest for a better world than by joining the Diploma in Business & Social Enterprise (BZSE) to learn the ropes of starting and managing a social enterprise?

Throughout the course, you will get to execute projects with social enterprises and voluntary welfare organizations. You will also get an opportunity to embark on a five-week Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP) in Hong Kong, Lingnan University, where you will study a core module and work on a service learning project.

In the first two years of your course, you will study the different aspects of starting and managing a business with a social mission. You will cover areas such as enterprise creation and development, accounting, marketing and human resource management. At the same time, you will gain insights into various social and environmental issues, and brainstorm innovative social and business solutions to address those issues.

To wrap up your learning journey, you will acquire knowledge on how successful businesses and social enterprises can innovate in order to meet the changing demands of their industries. In your final year, you will also study what it means for businesses to be well-governed and socially responsible.

What's more, you will embark on your own social enterprise project or intern with companies and government agencies such as DBS Bank, Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC). Alternatively, you can choose to intern with Dialogue in the Dark (DiD) Singapore where you get to build on both management skills and empathy as you work alongside the visually-impaired.

Careers

Does the soulless stereotype of the corporate world bother you? You can be the person to show companies that they can be both profitable and socially responsible

Upon graduation, you will be able to work for businesses and non-profit organisations as a community development officer, human resource executive, marketing executive or corporate communications officer

Further studies

Get up to one semester's exemption when applying for relevant degree programmes at Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore.

You can also receive up to one year's exemption with the following overseas degree programmes:

Murdoch University (Australia)

- Bachelor of Commerce

- Bachelor of Arts (Community Development)

University of Queensland (Australia)

- Bachelor of Business Management

- Bachelor of Business

- Bachelor of Commerce

- Bachelor of Communication

- Bachelor of International Hotel & Tourism Management

- Bachelor of Economics

Bond University (Australia)

- Bachelor of Business

Which department am I in?

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (4,94,265) per year
Start date

Expected October 2021

Venue

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Ngee Ann Polytechnic,

Block 52 #04-01, 535 Clementi Road,

599489, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

AGGREGATE TYPE ELR2B2-B

To be eligible for our diplomas, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.

Subject : English Language as a First Language: 1–6 ('O' Level Grade); Mathematics (Elementary/Additional): 1–6 ('O' Level Grade); Any three other subjects: 1–6 ('O' Level Grade)

You must have also sat for a Humanities subject or Art / Music or Principles of Accounts or a relevant OSIE / Applied Subject and fulfil the aggregate computation requirements.

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