The Advanced Diploma in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship) will be particularly attractive to the next generation of students who wish to start and lead their own businesses or progress within their own organisations. The next generation of entrepreneurs will be inspired and can emerge as they will begin to acquire the knowledge, skills and networks needed to grow innovative, sustainable enterprises that have a positive impact on their lives, their families and communities.
ERCI runs its classes on a lecture-tutorial system. The average teacher-student ratio for lectures and tutorials are as follows:
Upon completion of the Advanced Diploma in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship), students will be eligible for entry into the final year of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Management (Top Up) (Various specialisations available) programme offered by the University of Greenwich or the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Business Management (Top Up) programme offered by the University of Wolverhampton.
Students undertaking the Advanced Diploma in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship) programme will be expected to complete 15 modules of academic study over 8 semesters. This programme is available in full and part time modes, and will take 20 months to complete. Full-time students will attend classes 5 days a week on weekdays, while part-time students will attend classes 3 times a week on weekdays and/or on weekends.
ERCBA 103 – Operations & Quality Management
This course has been developed to promote an understanding of key concepts of Operations Management as it applies to today’s organizations. Students will be exposed to the different frameworks of studying Operations Management and Production as organizational functions. Topics covered include the Introduction to Operations Management, Designing Operations, Managing Operations, Project Management and Quality Management.
ERCBA 202 – Marketing & Brand Management
Building brand equity is the focus of leading companies whose brands are leaders in their respective industries, segments and markets. This module will expose the student to the concept of branding and offer students in-sights to the learning of brand management within the context of marketing mix from a global perspective. The course provides students with a valuable perspective, and a common denominator to interpret the potential effects and trade-offs of various strategies and tactics for building brands.
ERCBA 206 – Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation
This course will introduce the framework of business management from an entrepreneurial perspective. It enables participants to evaluate trends in thinking about core entrepreneur qualities like risk management, making accurate corporate decisions and managing growth. The emphasis will be on how new economic, social and technological trends can be turned into opportunities through a process of critical thinking and innovation. The course also addresses the challenges faced by the entrepreneur and his new venture and it looks at ways to overcome the challenges and achieve growth in the organization.
ERCBA 220 – Global Marketing
This module covers the essentials and basic to global marketing focusing on elements of external environment influences and company global competitive advantage from the perspective of segmentations, branding and positioning. The module is designed as a foundation programme to allow students to have a good overview of what global companies are doing in the competitive world economy of international marketing.
ERCBA 101 – Business Communication
This module focuses on the key business communication skills necessary for effective and efficient operations in today’s complex business environment. Students will be introduced to basic communication concepts and principles, and will develop an understanding of the importance of both verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Students will have opportunities to apply their newly acquired communication skills in small and larger group settings and in creating effective documents appropriate to different business contexts.
ERCBA 102 – Principles of Management
This module explores the processes and functions of management. Students will be given the opportunity to explore traditional and modern management theories and the Planning, Organisation, Leadership and Control (POLC) approach to management. The module will promote an understanding of management from a holistic perspective and will examine local, international and global management practices.
ERCBA 104 – Human Resource Management
In today’s complex economic & social environments, it is important to manage human resources well in order to build an enriching work environment and an effective and organization. This course provides the basic concepts of human resource management that are useful all employees and managers.
ERCBA 105 – Principles of Accounting
This course aims to provide students with a solid foundation in the dynamic and growing field of accounting. Students will be introduced to the double-entry bookkeeping and the process of completing the Accounting cycle. Cash, Receivables, Inventory system, and Fixed Assets will be discussed in details in this course.
ERCBA 106 – Principles of Finance
This is an introductory course of corporate finance. Students who aim to have some knowledge in financial management will learn some basic concepts of investment decisions and financing decisions. Acquiring the right decisions today will determine the success of the business in the future. The students will also be introduced to some market players and various types of financial instruments. Furthermore, how to estimate the intrinsic value of the financial instruments will be another challenging part of the course.
ERCBA 108 – Principles of Marketing
This module will introduce students to key basic concepts in marketing and will focus on critical competitive strategies for generating and meeting customer satisfaction. Additionally, the module will focus on the activities used to implement marketing strategies created to meet customer needs and expectations.
ERCBA 110 – Supply Chain Management
This module aims to equip the students with key skills and knowledge required to perform effectively in a supply chain management environment. To meet the growing importance of supply chain, the module also aims to equip the students with in-depth understanding and broad-based knowledge on logistics and supply chain management.
ERCBA 207 – Customer Relationship Management
This module enables students to understand and acquire basic customer service skills that are necessary for the promotion of customer satisfaction. The course promotes competency in terms of information exchange, active listening, relationship building, complaint handling, meeting customer expectations and promoting loyalty through ongoing classroom activities and discussions. This course covers customer relationship management (CRM) and customer driven, market–based management practices that assist an organisation in attracting customers whilst sustaining profitability. Students will learn the skills to utilise CRM more accurately in evaluating the market place; evaluate competitors and determining the lifetime value of the customer.
ERCBA 210 – Principles of Economics
This course provides students with a general knowledge of the basic microeconomics principles and macroeconomics policies and to relate these to the major economic institutions that forms the backbone of a country’s enterprise system. It helps students gain a better understanding and the ability to analyze important microeconomics and macroeconomics matters that affect their daily lives. Principles of Economics will serve as an important step toward a student’s plan for advance study in Economics.
ERCBA 211 – Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
This module is designed to provide students with an appreciation and understanding of business ethics and corporate social responsibility. From the time the Enron Corporation collapsed in 2001, business ethics, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility has seldom strayed from the front pages of the press. The aim of this subject is to ensure students incorporate an ethical framework when making responsible business decisions. Students who master the knowledge and skill of integrating business ethics into their decision making will find this subject very useful for future growth of their respective organisations.
ERCFP 001 – Industry Project
This module aims to develop a project concept, partnership and plan. Students will work with a designated lecturer to supervise them during the process of doing this project. The project undertaken is with an industry partner. Project students are expected to utilize their learning throughout the course of core units and specialization. By the end of this module, students will be able to identify issues, propose solutions, utilize skills developed during the whole program and inter-disciplinary teamwork. The students will learn to present and advocate, in written and oral formats, a project concept and plan for development and production. In addition, they will learn how to evaluate challenges affecting practical implementation of their learning.
Intakes for the Advanced Diploma in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship) programmes are available 5 times a year. All applications should be submitted to ERCI no later than 1 month before the commencement date.
Courses are assessed by a combination of coursework, practical assignments and examinations. Unless otherwise stated, all modules within the Advanced Diploma in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship) programme are assessed based on the 3-3-4 framework: 30% on examination, 30% on individual assignment(s) and/or class tests, 40% on group assignment(s) and/or class participation.
All applications are subject to the Institute’s assessment of eligibility for entry into the programme.
Students must pass all prescribed modules in the Advanced Diploma programme with a minimum grade of P (Pass).
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Yen has a proven track record in various key business development & marketing roles involving evolution and change management. Her pilot roles in various media organisations of Cable TV (Singapore Cable Vision), Regional TV (MTV), Internet Advertising (China.com) and Digital Music (Soundbuzz & Motorola) at their nascent stages is a testimonial of her experience and expertise of driving businesses whilst embracing new technology. Her acumen and passion are evidenced in multiple “first to market” products and projects she has been involved in cutting across from media to digital products. Always pushing the concept of creative solutionism while building strong relationships with customers has translated to dynamic growth for the various companies. Being an ardent believer in change management to stay on top of ever changing economies, her current role as Group Chief Executive Officer of ERC Holdings sees interesting forays leveraged on her experience.
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