Students with Year 12, GCE 'A' Level or its equivalent but do not meet direct entry to a degree program are eligible to pursue this qualification.
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.
March, July, November
8 months full time
2 trimesters per year (4 subjects per trimester)
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
For a comprehensive listing and outline of the respective course subjects, please click here.
- Year 12, GCE ‘A’ Level qualifications or its equivalent (who do not meet direct entry requirement to a degree program)
- Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of IELTS 5.5 (no component lower than 5.0) / TOEFL (Internet Based) 56 (no component less than 16) / Pearson PTE Academic 46 (no component less than 42); or
- Satisfactory completion of James Cook University Singapore English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP); or
- Successful completion of other qualifications completed in English Language deemed comparable to Australian standards within the last two years on a case-by-case basis
International students holding a valid Student’s Pass are required to attend at least 90% of scheduled classes per month. Failure to attend classes is a breach of the student visa conditions. Being absent from classes for a continuous period of seven days or more, or attendance falling below 90% without valid reasons will result in the student needing to surrender their Student's Pass for cancellation.
Domestic students must attend at least 75% of the scheduled lecture and tutorial activities to be eligible for assessment.
*Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding those holding a Student Pass)
Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Note: International students in Singapore on a Student Pass are not permitted to work. For more information please visit http://www.ica.gov.sg.
James Cook University is EduTrust Certified. The EduTrust certification scheme is administered by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).
EduTrust requires all students to be covered under a Fee Protection Scheme. In James Cook University, this is provided through an insurance protection scheme. Further, EduTrust also
requires that the students must be covered under a medical insurance coverage which has provision for hospitalisation, surgery and treatment costs throughout their course duration.
James Cook University will advise in the Standard Student Contract the total amount of insurance payable.
For more details please visit the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) website: www.cpe.gov.sg
Although James Cook University endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.