The only wholesale-trade diploma in Singapore.
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Careers in international business analysis, trade coordination, e-commerce, and procurement in the wholesale trade and logistics sectors.
Acquire foundational business knowledge in accounting and finance, business law, economics, statistics, as well as user-centred design in business.
This module aims to impart basic accounting and finance knowledge. Students will be taught how to interpret and use financial accounting information for decision-making. This module will also cover budgeting, financing strategies, working capital management as well as capital investment analysis.
This module enables students to deliver clear and logical messages to their audience. They will develop written communication skills through crafting business messages such as business letters, emails, and meeting minutes. In addition, students will work through presentations and simulated meetings to refine their spoken communication skills, discussion techniques and people skills.
This module equips students with a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of business law and its application in a business environment. Topics include the Singapore legal system, law of contract, agency law, law of tort, law of business organisations, introduction to company law, intellectual property law and business ethics.
This module will enable students to learn the fundamentals of business and build socio-cultural skills. It immerses students in the reality of the business world and helps them understand the impact of globalisation. Students will discuss how contemporary world affairs affect business strategies that may influence business success.
This module provides students with practical insights and methods into designing content for digital media communication using user-centred design principles and approaches. Students will apply these principles to address issues related to user experience design, information design, interface design, presentation, imagery and visualisation of information on various digital devices and platforms.
Students are introduced to the basic concepts of statistics for decision-making in the business world. They will also be taught how to organise and analyse data, and interpret the results. Student will learn to create, capture and manipulate data in spreadsheet formats to help businesses solve business problems and improve business operations and processes. Students will also learn to organise and present data using spreadsheets to aid in their analysis and interpretation.
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.
This module aims to provide the students with an introduction to programming. It covers the basic tenets of algorithmic thinking to problem solving. It also covers the desired characteristics of programmes that are easy to read and modify. To ensure relevance to the industry, business-oriented programming problems and cases will be used for discussion and practice.
This module provides a grounding in the basic concepts in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. Students will examine the economic choices made by consumers, firms, and see how these decisions affect the market for a particular good or service. They will also analyse the working of a typical economy. Topics include the demand and supply of a good, production costs, price determination and supply decisions for individual firms in different market structures, economic growth, unemployment, inflation, fiscal policy, and monetary policy.
Strengthen your knowledge in international trade business management with modules such as Global Transportation, International Marketing and Risk Management.
This module builds on the foundation of Business Communication 1 and creates opportunities for students to strengthen their oral and written communication. Students will be required to enhance their presentation skills through impromptu speeches. Students will also learn how to prepare a formal business report. Job hunting and employment skills will be introduced to prepare students for a positive start to their careers. Students will learn about personal branding and will be taught to write application letters and resumes. Additionally, students will learn job interview techniques through role-plays and simulations.
This module covers the basic trade theories and concepts underpinning international trade in a business organisation. This module will equip students with a working knowledge of import/export procedures, commonly-used shipping terms and documents of shipping and trade. Students will also be introduced to concepts in physical goods distribution.
Students will learn how to select, engage and manage suppliers around the world. They will learn how to prioritise requisitions, conduct financial and operational analysis of suppliers, determine the appropriate ordering method, learn techniques to ensure supplier compliance and perform the role of a purchasing manager.
This module provides broad insights into international trading of commodity and non-commodity merchandise. This is accomplished through understanding the inter-relationship between the different elements involved in enabling smooth trading, such as trade restrictions, logistics and technology. Students will also build competencies in analysis, collaboration and negotiation in the module.
Through this module students will understand how technological trends, such as enterprise resource planning and automation, drive efficient inventory control and storage management. Students will be introduced to the concepts of inventory management, handling and storage of products, warehouse management and design, and workplace safety.
This module introduces business planning and entrepreneurship to students. Using service-learning as a pedagogy, the students apply their knowledge and skills to engage and assist individuals to start an international trading business. This experience will also develop innovation, civic literacy and cross-cultural skills in the students.
This module examines basic concepts and principles of the marketing of goods and services across national borders to enable students to better understand and evaluate the international marketing system in which products and services are planned, priced, promoted and distributed, taking into consideration the impact of technological trends.
This module deepens students’ understanding of the processes involved in trading of commodity and non-commodity merchandise. Coverage on Incoterms, export/import documentation, technology applications (such as Blockchain and Internet of Things) and trade financing mechanisms will equip students with a working knowledge of the operations of trade transactions.
With a focus on market and operations risks, the module provides students with broad insights into the entire risk management process, from risk identification through to business continuity planning. The role of technology, both as a source and an alleviator of risk, will be explored. The students will gain sufficient knowledge to effectively manage and reduce, or mitigate the impact of any disruption to the enterprise.
This module introduces students to specialised or niche areas of logistics involving handling and transportation of time-sensitive cargo; hazardous materials; and temperature-sensitive cargo, such as pharmaceuticals, perishables food and wine. Other specialty logistics, like project and emergency logistics are also covered. Students will be introduced to the principles, management of risks and regulations, and technology trends involved in handling these special cargoes.
Go on a six-month enhanced internship at local or overseas companies such as Audi Singapore, Carousell, IBM and Lufthansa Cargo. Apply your skills on a capstone project.
This module introduces the concepts and uses of business analytics as an efficient analysis and reporting solution. Students will also learn tools and techniques to manage effectiveness, continuous improvement and business performance in a business organisation by leveraging on the operational insights provided by analytics. The hands-on approach will enhance the students’ information-processing and critical thinking skills.
This module is designed for students to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills learnt in the other modules to collaboratively seize an opportunity identified in the international trade sector. Students will be trained in skills, such as leadership, business research, project management, stakeholder management, and change management, which are essential in the successful planning and execution of a project.
This module provides students with a deep understanding of the vital role of supply chain management in the end-to-end trade operations. Coverage on supply chain strategies, technologies (such as Business 4.0 and artificial intelligence), network designs and performance will train students in skills such as solutions design thinking, systems thinking and business planning.
The internship module provides a real-world, holistic, practice-oriented and self-driven learning environment where students learn by putting into practice the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the course. The students will be attached to international/logistics/supply chain organisations (commercial or public organisation) for 22 weeks in relevant areas such as international trade, marketing, entrepreneurship, supply chain management, logistics operations, international trade, etc. They will be coached by a mentor in the company throughout the period of attachment.
Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2019 JAE5 to 10
Planned Intake (2020)75
AGGREGATE TYPE ELR2B2-B
To be eligible for consideration, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.
You must also have sat for one subject listed in the 2nd group of relevant subjects for the ELR2B2-B Aggregate Type listed
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