Diploma in Business (R60)

School of Management and Communication, Diploma in Business (R60)

What You Will Learn

Two tracks, one firm foundation.

A solid base of business skills and knowledge is yours to gain from the Diploma in Business (DBIZ). Incorporating innovation, digitalisation and communication, DBIZ sharpens your business acumen and deepens your expertise with one of the two specialisation tracks.

Aspire to make a positive impact on the environment, society and the economy? Take on the Social Enterprise track to make a difference. You will hone your skills in social innovation and learn to create sustainable businesses. Alternatively, get on the Sport Management track and prepare to assume a pivotal role in Singapore’s pursuit of sporting excellence.

DBIZ takes you beyond the classroom for experiences in the local community and the working world, and exposes you to cultures across the globe. When you graduate, you will be well-prepared for a career in business and management, across the private, public and social sectors.

The course structure consists of general, discipline, and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. 

General Modules

Discipline Modules

Specialisation Modules

Industry Orientation Programme

Elective Module

Freely Chosen Module

Select either one of the following:


GCE O-level

Aggregate Type Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2022 JAE Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-B 15 - 21


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



Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPA Relevant Qualifications 
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • NT18 Business Administration
  • NT44 Digital Media Design/ Digital Media Design (Interactive Media)
  • NT46 Product Design
  • NT69 Community Care & Social Services
  • NT70 Interactive Media Design
  • NT71 Visual Communication
  • NT80 Social Media & Web Development
  • NT81 Attraction Operations
  • NT84 Business Services
  • NT85 Finance Services
  • NT86 Retail Services
  • NT87 Travel & Tourism Services
  • NT90 Food & Beverage Operations / Hospitality Operations
  • NT95 Logistics Services
  • NT99 Web Applications
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
  • IT75 Advanced Manufacturing / Engineering with Business
  • 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
  • Please click here to view a list of module exemptions


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


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.

Career Opportunities

As a Diploma in Business (DBIZ) graduate, you may look forward to an exciting career in roles such as:

Commercial Sector

  • Business Development Executive
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/Sustainability Executive
  • Finance and Administration Officer
  • Marketing Executive
  • Retail and Merchandising Executive
  • Social Entrepreneur
  • Sports and Recreation Event Organiser

Public Sector

  • Administration Executive
  • Allied Educator
  • Social Research Executive
  • Sports and Wellness Executive

Social Service Sector

  • Community Engagement Executive
  • Programme Executive
  • Volunteer Management Executive

Further Studies

Upon completion of your DBIZ studies, you can pursue business and social sciences degree programmes at local or overseas universities.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Community Development 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social and Public Policy


  • Bachelor of Business Administration 
  • Bachelor of Business Economics 
  • Bachelor of Business and Management 
  • Bachelor of Business  in Sport Management
  • Bachelor of Commerce 
  • Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Social Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Sustainable Business Management
  • Other business-related degrees


  • Bachelor of Education (Physical Education)

Science/Social Science

  • Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Social Science in Social Work
  • Bachelor of Social Science in Sociology

Last updated on 23 May 2022

Important Dates

Joint Admissions Exercise

Application for Intake AY2022 will open in January 2022.

Polytechnic Foundation Programme Admissions Exercise (PFPAE)

Application for Intake AY2022 will open in January 2022.

Direct Admissions Exercise

Application for Intake AY2022

  • Other Qualifications: November 2021 and January 2022
  • O-Levels, ITE and Working Adults: January - March 2022

Early Admissions Exercise

Application Dates for Intake AY2023:

  • O-Level Students: 23 - 29 June 2022
  • ITE Students: 9 - 15 June 2022
  • Working Adults: 6 June - 3 July 2022