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Diploma of Higher Education (Business Studies)




What will I learn?

Students in this course will be given a tailored program within the allocated study period to acquire the necessary skills needed to progress to an undergraduate degree program.

The Diploma of Higher Education (Majoring in Business Studies) will also provide an exit point for early graduates who wish to undertake advanced skills or paraprofessional work in the industry.

Upon completion, students may be given advanced standing of 8 subjects into the Bachelor of Business Program.


Students are required to complete 8 subjects (24 credit points)

  • Developing Academic Skills (Core)
  • Learning in a Digital Environment (Core)
  • Essential Maths
  • Managing Consumer Markets
  • Business, Environment and Society in the Tropics
  • Contemporary Business Communications
  • Economics for Sustainable Business
  • Accounting for Decision Making

Which department am I in?

James Cook University Singapore

Study options

Full Time (8 months)

Tuition fees
SG $19,260 for the entire course
Start date

Expected July, November 2023


James Cook University Singapore

149 Sims Drive,

387380, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Year 12, GCE 'A' Level qualifications or its equivalent (who do not meet direct entry requirement)

IELTS 5.5 (no component lower than 5.0) or

Satisfactory completion of James Cook University Singapore English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP) Level 2, with a minimum score of 75% or ELPP Level 3 with a minimum score of 55%.

Students who have successfully completed 2 years of full-time study in English medium may satisfy the English Language Requirement


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