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Kaplan Higher Education Academy

Global Diploma – Diploma in Commerce (Finance and Banking)

Kaplan Higher Education Academy

Global Diploma – Diploma in Commerce (Finance and Banking)

The diploma programme consists of 8 subjects and may be completed in 8 months.

  • Introduction to Management
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Economics I
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Reporting & Analysis
  • International Finance
  • Principles of Banking and Finance

For Singaporean / PR

  • GCE ‘N’, ‘O’, NITEC holders or equivalent qualifications (3 Foundation Studies subjects required)
  • GCE 'A' Levels, Higher NITEC or equivalent qualifications
  • Mature candidates with substantial work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Applicants who do not meet the English language requirement are required to complete Foundation Studies subjects

For International Students

  • Year 12 or equivalent qualifications
  • Year 9-11 or equivalent qualifications (3 Foundations Studies subjects required)
  • English proficiency may be considered sufficient and an IELTS score may not be required if applicant possesses a diploma from a recognised institution where English was the sole medium of instruction. Otherwise, minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or to pass the Kaplan PBEP programme Level 5, prior to entry or equivalent is required.

Delivery Method

The programme consists of 8 subjects and may be completed in a minimum of 8 months over 4 terms. Each subject is supported with 42 contact hours. Classes are 3-hour sessions held Monday - Friday. There will be no weekend classes.

Assessment Methods

Each unit is assessed by any combination of class participation, written assignments, project or examinations. Assessment methods may vary according to individual unit requirements.

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded with the Diploma in Commerce by Kaplan Higher Education Academy, as appropriate. Diploma graduates can then move on to pursue bachelor degree programme with one of our prestigious partner universities in Singapore.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee covers study guides, course notes, assignments, examination, projects, diploma/advanced diploma (if earned) and transcript.

For Singaporean / PR

  • Programme fee: SGD 5,029
  • SGD 4,529 (after SGD 500 study rebate for fresh GCE 'N'/'O'/'A'/ITE graduates & ORD personnel)

For International Students 

  • Programme fee: SGD 10,593

Non-tuition fees

Non-refundable application fees are as follows:

For Singaporean/PR

  • Application fee: SGD 74.90 (with effect from 1 July)

For International Students

  • Application fee: SGD 492.20 (with effect from 1 July)
  • Administration fee: SGD 642 (which includes application for Kaplan student access card, Student’s Pass, Fee Protection Scheme and Medical Insurance)

All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

*Note: All fees are subjected to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 13 January 2015. For more information about the programme, please contact our sales consultant.