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Diploma in

International Trade & Business


Doing business across borders and cultures in an increasingly digitalised world can be a complex yet exciting affair. You need to make sense of new ways of arranging for financing and shipping, and tap on emerging technologies to develop innovative digital business solutions to market and distribute your products and services. Discover how you can play a role in the fast-changing global business environment with the Diploma in International Trade & Business (ITB).

Robust Curriculum & Industry Partnerships

In your first year, you will gain a strong foundation with modules such as Accounting & Finance, Business Statistics & Applications, Economics, and Global Business.

In your second year, you will strengthen your knowledge in international trade and business management with interesting modules such as International Trading & Digitalisation, Global Transportation and International Marketing.

Round off your third year with a six-month internship at local or overseas companies such as Audi Singapore, Carousell, IBM, Lufthansa Cargo and Singapore Wine Vault. On top of that, you will get to apply your skills on a capstone project to solve real-world challenges.

Throughout your three years, our strong emphasis on international trade operations from a global perspective will give you an edge in careers in the wholesale trade and logistics sectors. Our strong links with industry partners will also provide you with up-to-date and real-world learning experiences as well as mentorship.

Unique Course with a Global Focus

This unique course gives you a solid grounding in business, trade and logistics, with a global focus. You will gain a broad-based understanding of international trade practices and supply chain management, and learn skills in key domain areas such as finance, purchasing and logistics. What’s more, there may be opportunities for you to go on learning trips or even take on an overseas internship!

Business Digitalisation Track ​​New

Deepen your knowledge in emerging technologies through the new Business Digitalisation Track in your final year*. The programme is taught based on competency areas: Emerging Technologies and Disruptive Innovation; AI and Robotics; Advanced Business Analytics; Transformational Digital Marketing; Digital Commerce; Xtech; and Change Management and Persuasion. Upon graduation, you will be awarded not just a diploma, but also industry based certifications in relevant areas.

What’s more, you will benefit from blended learning opportunities comprising seminars delivered by industry experts, learning journeys, online courses, hackathons, company-based projects, practical research projects, as well as multiple internships over one year.

*for selected students only
Unique Course
The only wholesale-trade diploma in Singapore
Gain Industry Exposure
Benefit from a six-month internship locally or overseas
Practice-Oriented Learning
Engage and network with industry players through national and international competitions

Entry Requirements



Candidates must have the following GCE 'O' Level examination (or equivalent) results.

  • English Language

    1 - 6
  • Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

    1 - 6
  • Any three other subjects

    1 - 6

You must also have sat for one subject listed in the 2nd group of relevant subjects for the ELR2B2-B Aggregate Type

ELR2B2-B Aggregate Type List >


Find out more on entry requirements and admissions exercise periods for qualifications such as N(A)-Level, A-Level, ITE, IP, IB and more.

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Application Information

  • Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2021 JAE

    6 to 12
  • Planned Intake (2021)



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Diploma in International Trade & Business (N85)