Advanced Diploma in Business Administration


1. Title and Origin:
• Advanced Diploma in Business Administration (ADBA)
• Awarded by:American Center for Education


2. Program Summary:

The BA programs are designed for students who wish to pursue a career in business. It is a combined exposure to communication skills and social sciences with other science subjects. The course prepares students for a wide range of careers in business, government and non-profit organizations.

Candidature Period:

This diploma has a 12 month candidature from the course end date stated on student contract.


3. Entry Requirements:

Academic Requirements:

• Scored C6 or above in any three GCE O level subjects, or

• Completed Year 2 of High School or

• Equivalent

Age Requirement:

• Minimum age: 17

English Requirements:

• Pass GCE O Level English or

• TOEFL IBT 54 or IELTS 5.0 or

• Its Equivalent


4. Total Course Duration/Instruction Hours:

• Full Time: 12 Months/540 hours, 5 sessions per week x 3 hours; On-the-job training (OJT), 6 months
• Part Time: 18 Months/540 hours, 4 sessions per week x 2 hours


5. Mode of Delivery and Intake:
• Delivery: Lectures and Tutorials (Face to face)
• Intake: Mar, May, Jul, Sep and Nov of each year *Note: The course intake months might be adjusted.


6. Course Fees:

• Please click here to find out the relevant fee details.

• ACE has Regional Course Fees List for Vietnam and Philippines. Please contact our Course Consultant for the latest Course Fees List.

• Please follow your signed student contract to make the relevant payment.

• Students and parents shall transfer the course fees directly to ACE bank account or make the payment to ACE finance department.

• Students and parents shall pay attention to the risk of paying course fees through recruitment agents or other third parties.


7. Course Synopses and Module Description:

Design to provides learners with the necessary theoretical knowledge and the practical aspects to meet career opportunities in the commercial, manufacturing, financial and service sectors of the economy.

The students without diploma must complete two semesters’ modules.

Diploma holders in Business Administration or relevant majors are required to complete one semester’s modules before being awarded the Advanced Diploma in Business Administration. Non-relevant diploma holders are advised to apply for module exemptions.


1. SENGL 121M: Writing Intensive I

2. SENGL 231M: Writing Intensive II

3. SCOMM 231M: Interpersonal Communication

4. SENGC 1103: Business English Writing

5. SCSTA 116: Business and Professional Communication

6. SECON 100: Modern Economics

7. SPSYC 312M: Research Methods

8. SMATH 115M: College Algebra

9. SMATH 120M: Pre-Calculus

10. SHIS 361M: History of Asian Americans

11. SCOMM 233M: Introduction to Intercultural Communications

12. SMIS 100M: Fundamentals of Information Technology in Organizations

13. SSTAT 201M: Statistics I

14. SECON 201M: Macroeconomics

15. SECON 202M: Microeconomics

16. SACCT 210M: Financial Accounting

17. SSOCI 101M: Introduction to Sociology

18. SREL 304M: Introduction to World Religions

19. SMNGT 480M: International Marketing

20. SPHIL 320M: Business Ethics

21. SPSYC 100M: General Psychology

22. SECON 311M: Economics of the Environment

23. SMNGT 250: Global Business and Society

24. Operations Management

25. Technology and Cyberspace: Ethics and Issues

26. Information Privacy, Security and Continuity

27. Essentials of E-Commerce

28. Personal and Professional Development

29. Strategic Change Management

Internship Module:

30. Internship for Business Administration


8. Graduation Requirement
• Pass any 12 modules, and
• Pass an Internship Module (or being replaced by a Final Project with an approval)


9. Assessment Methods:
• 45% Assignment (Homework, Quizzes, Group work & etc)
• 25% Mid-Term Examination
• 30% Final Examination


10. Lecturers:
Please refer to this page for the relevant lecturers being assigned to the relevant modules.


11. Academic Progression:

Please refer to this page for ACE Program Academic Progression Path.


If you need any extra information about this course, please click here to write to ACE course consultants.


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