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Diploma in Business Studies (DBS)


The customised Diploma in Business Studies with a specialisation option in Entrepreneurship Management is an athlete-friendly through-train programme offered in collaboration with Ngee Ann Polytechnic. If you are interested to continue developing in sport while pursuing your academic aspirations in a business-related course concurrently, you can enjoy the bite-sized curriculum and flexible learning structure that the course offers that will enable you to train and study at the same time.

You will gain core fundamentals in business management, before specialising in entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneurship Management option will expose student-athletes to in-depth knowledge in starting and developing a business through a broad range of skills including Programming and Statistical Applications for Businesses, Business Communication, Business Law, Finance and Accounting, Marketing in the Digital Age, Business Analytics and Startup Finance, amongst many others.

You will also get the opportunity to deepen and apply skills through a six-month internship with an industry partner. The internship will enhance your exposure to the working world, and help you make better career choices in future.


  • Bite-sized curriculum
  • Learn one module at a time to balance sports and studies
  • Flexible learning hours that allow twice-a-day sports training
  • Taught by polytechnic lecturers within Sports School
  • Easy access to boarding facilities, sport facilities, athlete life services and sport science support within campus
  • Close mentorship and dedicated staff to ensure the needs of student-athletes are met
  • Established partnership between Sports School and National Sports Associations


While pursuing high-performance sport excellence, you can gain a Diploma certificate from Ngee Ann Polytechnic. The course will prepare you also for a career in a range of business fields such as business consulting, corporate communications, learning and development management, service operations and management, marketing communications and research, and human capital management, or you can even start your own company.

As the course is recognised by local and overseas universities, you can also further your studies in related areas (in Arts, Social Science and Business amongst others) directly after graduation or after a few years of work upon graduation.

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“The best thing about the Diploma programme is its athlete-friendly structure. Doing one module at a time for four afternoons in a week gave me the time and space to continue high intensity sport training that put me in good shape to participate at major games such as the 2018 Youth Olympic Games and 2019 SEA Games. The curriculum structure and the strong academic support for student-athletes, also allowed me to gain the skills and knowledge that I needed to prepare for my future. Now, I am ready to take on the world!”

Jaslyn Hooi Yue Yann
Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Class of 2021