Higher Diploma in Business Administration


1. Title and Origin:

• Higher Diploma in Business Administration (HDBA)

• Awarded by: Amercian 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. Higher Diploma in Business Administration is another level to complete before achieving a bachelor’s degree in BA.

Candidature Period:

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


3. Entry Requirements:
Academic Requirements:

• Diploma/Advanced Diploma holders in Business Administration or similar majors

Age Requirement:

• Minimum age: 17

English Requirements:

• Pass GCE ‘O’ Level English subject, or

• Minimum TOEFL IBT 61 or IELTS 5.0, or

• Equivalent English Level and Skills

4. Total Course Duration/Instruction Hours:
• Full Time: 12 Months/270 hours, 5 sessions per week x 3 hours
• Part Time: 12 Months/270 hours, 4 sessions per week x 3 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:
Designed to help learners develop the necessary knowledge and skills required by future manager and entrepreneur role and various concepts for managing business functions.

1. International Business

2. The World of Ideas

3. Writing in Your Major

4. Marketing Principles

5. Ethics Beyond Borders

6. Strategic Management Accounting

7. Management Principles and Practices

8. Organizational Behaviour

9. Introduction to Operations Management

10. Case Studies in Strategic Management

11. Principles of Management Information Systems

12. Technology and Cyberspace: Ethics and Issues

13. Information Privacy, Security and Continuity

14. Essentials of E-Commerce

15. Personal and Professional Development

16. Strategic Change Management


8. Graduation Requirement
• Pass any 6 modules


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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