Common Business Programme (R57)

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What You Will Learn

If you are looking to develop transferable skills and gain practical experiences before deciding on a business-related diploma to pursue, then the Common Business Programme (CBP) is for you!

Conducted during the first semester in your first year of study, you will embark on a holistic programme to explore various business disciplines offered by the School of Management and Communication (SMC) and School of Hospitality (SOH). Through the CBP, you will acquire foundational business knowledge which will help you make an informed decision in choosing the business-related diploma that you are most passionate about.

Towards the end of semester 1 in your first year of study, you will be streamed to a preferred business-related diploma programme from either SMC or SOH to continue your studies: 

 

SMC

SOH

In the first semester, you will take the following modules:

   

From the second semester onwards, students will study the modules that are allocated to a specific diploma from the School of Management and Communication or the School of Hospitality.

GCE O-level

Aggregate Type Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2021 JAE Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-B 13 to 26

Subject

a) English Language/1 - 6 
b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)/1 - 6
c) Any three other subjects/1 - 6

To be eligible for admission, you must also have sat for one subject listed in the 2nd group of relevant subjects for the ELR2B2-B Aggregate Type listed in the JAE Information Booklet


Courses with remaining vacancies after JAE posting are indicated with an asterisk (*). In order to appeal to these courses with vacancies, students need only meet the course’s MERs. Do note that meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee placement, as appeals posting is in order of merit, and subjected to available vacancies in the course.

Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPA Relevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • NT84 Business Services
  • NT85 Finance Services
  • NT86 Retail Services
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • BS23 Retail & Online Business
  • BS24 Financial Services
  • BS81 Early Childhood Education
  • BS82 Banking Services
  • BS83 Hospitality Operations
  • BS84 Business Studies (Event Management)
  • BS85 Business Studies (Accounting)/Accounting
  • BS86 Business Studies (Administration/ Secretarial)
  • BS87 Business Studies (Logistics)/Integrated Logistics Management/Logistics for International Trade/International Logistics
  • BS88 Business Studies (E-Commerce)/Business-Information Technology
  • BS89 Business Studies (Sport Management)/Sport Management
  • BS90 Business Studies (Service Management)/Service Management
  • BS91 Beauty & SPA Management / Beauty & Wellness Management
  • BS92 Visual Merchandising
  • BS93 Community Sport & Recreation Management
  • BS94 Retail Merchandising
  • BS98 Event Management
  • BS99 Human Resource & Administration
  • IT64 Business Information Systems
  • IT65 Leisure & Travel Operations
  • IT76 e-Business Programming
  • IT77 Facility Management
  • IT78 Shipping & Operations Services / Maritime Business

GCE A-Level

Minimum Entry Requirements
  • Obtain an A-S grade for General Paper (English Medium),
  • Obtain an A-E grade for 2 other H2 subjects, AND
  • Must have taken GCE 'A' Level examinations whilst studying in a Junior College / Millennia Institute in Singapore

Note:

For more details on admission using Singapore Cambridge GCE A-levels qualifications, please refer to our webpage at www.rp.edu.sg.

Note:

Admission to RP is based on academic merit and subjected to available vacancies of our diploma programmes. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee that applicants will be offered a placement in the diploma programme. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants.

Further Studies

Upon completion of the Common Business Programme, you will have a better understanding of the diploma programmes available at School of Management and Communication (SMC) and the School of Hospitality (SOH); providing you a clear decision in which diplomas to choose from based on what best suits your interests and passion.

Last updated on 29 Jan 2021

Important Dates

Joint Admissions Exercise
(JAE)

Intake for AY2021 has closed

Polytechnic Foundation Programme Admissions Exercise (PFPAE)

Intake for AY2021 has closed

Direct Admissions Exercise
(DAE)

January 2021 – April 2021

Early Admissions Exercise
(EAE)

Application Dates for Intake AY2022:

  • O-Level Students: 24 - 30 June 2021
  • ITE Students: 10 - 16 June 2021
  • Working Adults: 7 June - 4 July 2021