Doing business across borders and cultures can be a complex affair. The Diploma in International Business (IBZ) provides you with an understanding of global affairs and equips you with key business competencies in areas such as human capital management, marketing communication and entrepreneurship. You will also get the opportunity to travel every year for learning trips or even propose an overseas study trip to a destination of your choice.International Network
Our programme is strongly endorsed by the Singapore Business Federation. Through our industry partners, you will be able to build an international network of contacts and gain strong industry experience while studying in NP.Shanghai Overseas Centre Our unique overseas centre helps to facilitate student learning programmes in China. Located at a prime business address in Shanghai, here you will get to attend talks and network with experienced business practitioners. Gain Exposure Through Yearly Overseas TripsYear
1: Learning Journey [ASEAN Countries] - Go on learning journeys in the ASEAN region. You will gain cross-cultural perspectives and a better understanding of different business environments.Year 2: Study Trip [Regional Countries] - Venture further to countries such as China and Japan. You will also be able to attend talks and network with international business practitioners.Year 3: Internship [Worldwide] - Embark on an overseas internship of up to six months at global commercial hubs such as Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Sydney, Melbourne, and even those in the European Union and the United States!International Business Exploration & Study Trip (iBEST)You could also propose a study trip to any part of the world. This option is available to all Year 3 students.
Embark on a career in business development, sales and marketing, human resource management, operations and logistics or become a global entrepreneur. You can also find jobs in the financial services and trading sectors as well as in the fields of property development, education, tourism, hospitality, finance and healthcare.For more information on career prospects, click here.
IBZ is recognised by all local universities and many overseas universities, with many of them granting module exemptions. In fact, you can enjoy at least one year’s exemption at many universities in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Upon graduation, students can also embark on the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme (ELP) which is a work-study programme designed to give fresh graduates from polytechnics a head-start in careers related to their discipline of study. For more information on further studies, click here.
AGGREGATE TYPE ELR2B2-BTo be eligible for our diplomas, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.
You must also have sat for a Humanities subject or Art / Music or Principles of Accounts or a relevant OSIE / Applied Subject and fulfil the aggregate computation requirements.
YEAR 1 MODULES
This module helps to give students a foundational introduction to their three-year diploma course curriculum and how it prepares them for industry. It will help them embark on their three-year course with the end in mind through guided reflection on their personal characteristics and development of an overall game plan for their future education and career goals. The module aims to deepen students’ commitment to the sector that the course prepares them for.
YEAR 2 MODULES
This module provides students with an insight into the complexities of managing organisations across borders and culture. It provides an analytical framework to understanding and explaining the diversity of cultures and values and their impact on international business functions. Infused in the module are practical application tools designed to equip students with the strategies to bridge cultures, as well as awareness and observation skills to succeed in cross-cultural interaction.
YEAR 3 MODULES
This practical module aims to help students be persuasive in the business world. Students will learn listening and data gathering skills to better understand their target audience’s needs and requirements and persuasive skills to convince the audience to accept a new policy/ suggestion/ product through role-playing a boardroom presentation. Students will also be taught business networking skills including conversation techniques, dining etiquette and personal branding through role-plays and simulations.
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