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Diploma in International Business (DIB)



What will I learn?

This programme equips you with the core international business competencies that are necessary to tackle the challenges of an increasingly globalised world. The key goal of the DIB course is to groom you to be a global talent - one who is culturally intelligent, multi-lingual, and ready to lead.

The course provides students with the full repertoire of knowledge and skills required to conduct business or manage companies in today's ever-changing global business environment. Armed with this competitive advantage, students of international business thrive on the challenge of dealing with the myriad economic, political, legal and social systems that define the international business environment. DIB’s purpose-built business home, iBall, offers an innovative learning space for the exclusive use of DIB students to experience the high-pressure environment of a corporate “war room”. By constantly monitoring unfolding global developments in the iBall and by using the decision-making tools available within it to appreciate geographical implications, the students are able to deliver top-notch projects to fulfil the challenging requirements of an innovative integrated learning approach. Furthermore, subsidised overseas study tours to destinations such as India, China, and Vietnam help students to gain first-hand knowledge about countries around the world and develop a network of alliances that will help them in their future career in the international business arena.

Armed with the Diploma in International Business, fully endorsed by International Enterprise Singapore, you will be highly sought after. Whether you would like to chart your own journey as an entrepreneur or pursue a fulfilling career in a multinational corporation, you can choose from a number of meaningful career positions as executives that could lead ultimately to top echelon positions such as:

Global Brand Executive
International Operations Manager
International Business Developer

The specially formulated integrated learning curriculum and comprehensive overseas exposures prime you to excel academically in any top universities locally or globally. The Diploma in International Business from Singapore Polytechnic gains you immediate recognition for admission to these universities. Many renowned foreign universities grant generous advanced standing to Diploma in International Business graduates and admit them directly into the second year of their degree programmes.

Which department am I in?

School of Business

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (5,57,266) per year
Total Fee payable for student who accepts tuition grant/year: S$ 9,211.11; Total Fee payable for student who rejects/ not eligible for tuition grant/year: S$ 26,226.21
Start date

Expected April, October 2023


School of Business

Singapore Polytechnic,

500 Dover Road,

139651, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have obtained the following qualification: GCE 'O' Levels, relevant Institute of Technical Education Higher NITEC (ITC/CBS) qualifications, or relevant Institute of Technical Education NITEC (NTC2) qualifications (with minimum GCE 'N' Level qualifications). A 'B' average overall would be minimally sufficient for candidates to make a competitive application. those from Integrated Programme (IP) Schools in Singapore who have completed the equivalent of Sec 4 as well as those who have graduated from IP schools can be considered for admission; eligibility is similar to GCE 'O' level; for those who have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the entry requirements are minimum Grade 4 for English (1st Lang) except for Creative Writing for Television and New Media and Media and Communication courses where a Grade 5 (1st Lang) is required, minimum Grade 5 for Mathematics, minimum Grade 5 for relevant subject, overall aggregate should be at least 22 (based on 5 subjects including English, Mathematics and relevant subject); or equivalent qualification. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Singapore. Also they must fulfill the following English language requirements: TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based); or IELTS (International English Language Testing System - overall minimum 6.0; for China qualifications 6.0 is also required for reading and speaking components), or passes English language entrance test.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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