Common Business Programme (R57)


What You Will Learn

In the varied and dynamic world of business, where does one focus? The CBP allows you to have a preview of what the School of Management and Communication (SMC) and the School of Hospitality (SOH) have to offer during the first semester of your first year.

During your course of study, you will acquire transferable skills and fundamental business principles that can be readily applied to real-life situations, effectively preparing you for your future career development.

RP’s Education and Career Guidance activities will further help you decide what is best for you from SMC’s and SOH’s diploma programmes.

Note: Students enjoy the flexibility of up to one year to decide on a specific diploma. This will allow you to choose a more suitable and fulfilling course after exploring the different fields. You can choose one of the options below.

Choose a Diploma

You can choose a diploma directly after Semester 1.

Choose a Cluster

Still undecided? You can choose a cluster - Business Cluster or Hospitality Cluster - after Semester 1 which will allow you more time to explore your options. You can then choose your diploma later after Semester 2.

After Semester 2

Choose one of the following diplomas in the Business Cluster:

After Semester 2

Choose one of the following diplomas in the Hospitality Cluster:

GCE O-level

Aggregate Type Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2024 JAE Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-B 10 to 23
  • English Language: C6
  • Mathematics (Elementary/Additional): C6
  • Any one of the 2nd group of Relevant Subjects for the ELR2B2-B Aggregate Type: C6

Click here to view the aggregate computation for ELR2B2-B Aggregate Type.

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), AND
  • Obtain an A-E grade for 2 other H2 subjects


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


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 11 Jun 2024