Diploma in Management Studies (E-Learning)

SIM Global Education

Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level

Diploma, single major

Awarded by
Awarded by

Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore

Programme type
Programme type

Full-time, 15 months

Campus location
Campus location

Online Learning

Application Dates
Application Dates

7 August 2023 - 16 February 2024

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*

S$18,000.00 - $20,132.30

* Exclude application fee, preparatory or bridging course fee, and other fees. Refer to the Fees & Financial Aid section for details.

Programme Outline

Developed and Awarded by Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore

Since 1973, the DMS programme has been the pathway for many successful, resourceful businesspeople and professionals who otherwise were unable to acquire academic credentials.

The programme provides the prerequisites and productive learning in vital management knowledge and skills required in an entrepreneurial setting.

This programme offers broad-based training in crucial management skills and knowledge, including Accountancy, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Operations Management, Information Technology, Law, Communications, and Economics.



Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will gain a good understanding of business fundamentals, the critical thinking process and people management skills.

Further Studies & Career Prospects

With the Diploma, students can pursue a full business degree programme.

View the progression pathway (PDF 37 KB)

Besides managing an SME, students may consider jobs in:

  • Banking
  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Public Services
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Why study at SIM


SIM is the leading private education institution in Singapore.


Excellent value with lower tuition costs in SIM, with opportunities for overseas exchange and transfer.


Bond-Free Scholarship & Bursary - Scholarships are available to students who excel in academics, sports or arts.


Global Perspectives & Insights - Exposure to diverse cultures and a global network.

Learn more about the SIM Advantage

Intake Dates

There will be four intakes a year, in January, April, July and October.

April 2024 Intake


1 April 2024 - 30 June 2025


5 October 2023 - 1 March 2024

July 2024 Intake


1 July 2024 - 30 September 2025



October 2024 intake 


1 October 2024 - 31 December 2025


23 Febuary till 1 September 2024 

January Intake





Download academic calendar (PDF 18.7 KB)

Maximum allowed period to complete the 15-month programme is 30 months or 2.5 years. Students may re-apply for the programme if they did not complete the course in the maximum allowed period.

No refund or recourse should the student fail to complete in the maximum period.




  • The online learning mode allows students to take ownership and control over their learning with a learning approach of 100% online delivery (asynchronousand synchronous) to cover the syllabus. In addition, the programmes will still be delivered in the typical full-time structure of three hours X five days per week.
  • The online asynchronous lessons for each module for the programmes require two hours over 12 sessions, a total of 24 hours of self-directed learning. The online synchronous learning support or facilitation sessions also require three hours over 12 sessions and two three-hour online Revision Sessions, totalling 42 hours of online synchronous interaction. Each module comprises a total of scheduled 42 hours (plus 24 hours of self-directed learning) over 14 sessions of interaction time. To complete the programme, students need to go through 15 modules, in total, 630 hours of lessons


Assessment & Attendance

  • For examinable-based module, the module is assessed through continuous assessment and end-of-term exam. 
  • For 100% continuous module, the module is assessed through multiple continuous assessments. 
  • Continuous assessments may include case studies, quiz, class tests, discussion, presentation, group and individual assignments.
  • To attain a pass for each module, students must achieve overall minimum GPA of 1.0 (grade D).
  • Attendance requirement: 75%

Requirements to Graduate

Students must successfully complete and pass all 15 modules. Graduating students will be awarded with a Diploma from SIM.


Admission Criteria

Accepted Entry Qualifications

  • At least 1 GCE ‘A’ level or 1 H2 level pass
  • IB diploma
  • Polytechnic diploma or equivalent
  • SIMGE Management Foundation Studies (MFS) qualification*
  • Other qualifications will be assessed based on other equivalence pre-university certification

*Applicants who do not meet the direct academic entry requirement are required to complete the Management Foundation Studies (MFS) programme.

Equivalent International Qualifications

International applicants will be assessed on the qualification’s equivalent to the GCE ‘A’ level examinations. For information on international qualifications, refer to SIM’s International Student Prospectus.

Download the International Student Prospectus

English Language Requirements

  1. GCE ‘O’ level credit pass (Grade 1 to 6) in English (as a first language); or
  2. IELTS with an overall score of at least 5.5; or
  3. TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) plus 4 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or 59 (iBT); or
  4. An equivalent English language qualification.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirement would need to undergo the Certificate in English Language (CEL) programme before enrolment in the Diploma programme.

The duration of the CEL programme depends on the applicant’s English language proficiency level.

Applicants can sit for an English Placement Test conducted by SIM to determine their English language proficiency level.

View full requirements 


  1. IELTS or TOEFL scores must be less than two years at point of enrolment.
  2. The SIM English Placement Test results will be valid for one year from the date of the test.


Fees & Financial Aid 

Payment to SIM can be made through SIMConnect using Credit Card (Visa or Master), PayNow, eNETS, OCBC Interest-free Instalment Plan (min. S$500) and cheques.

Programme Fees 

International students who are not residing in Singapore 

  • Total Programme Fees: S$18,000.00
  • Per module: S$1,200.00

For students residing in Singapore 

  • Total Programme Fees: S$19,620.00 (inclusive of 9% GST)
  • Per module: S$1,308.00 (inclusive of 9% GST)




Mandatory Fees 

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

Student Development Fee

Applicable to all students embarking on a full-time Diploma or Undergraduate programme at SIM. This fee goes towards activities that will help in students’ personal growth and equip them with functional skills that enhance their employability.


Application Fee

Payable for each application form that is submitted. Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee will be refunded fully only if the intake does not commence. Unpaid applications will not be processed.

Applicant not residing in Singapore: S$90.00

Applicant residing in Singapore: S$$98.10 (inclusive of 9% GST)