Diploma in Commerce

Course Outline

The Diploma in Commerce at Hitmaker Global Academy is a comprehensive one-year programme that equips students with a strong foundation in business studies. The programme comprises of 10 carefully curated modules, each designed to provide students with the essential knowledge and skills required to excel in the business world.

Upon completing the Diploma in Commerce programme at Hitmaker Global Academy, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of the basic concepts of business.
  • Analyze business problems and develop effective solutions.
  • Communicate effectively in a business setting.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively in teams.
  • Utilize information technology effectively in a business context.

Method Blended or E-learning
Assessment Methods Coursework and Quizzes | Assignment | Exam (Practical and Paper-based)
Maximum Duration 12 months (Full-Time) | 18 months (Part-Time) No refund for failure to
complete course
Introduction to Management
This module introduces students to the fundamental principles and practices of management, including topics such as organizational structure, leadership, decision-making, and strategic planning.
This module covers the principles of microeconomics, including the concepts of supply and demand, market structures, consumer behaviour, and production theory, providing students with a solid understanding of how individual economic agents operate in the market.
Business Statistics
This module focuses on the application of statistical techniques in business decision-making. Students will learn how to analyse and interpret data, make informed business decisions, and understand statistical concepts such as probability, sampling, and hypothesis testing.
Fundamentals of Finance
This module provides students with an overview of the basic principles of finance, including topics such as financial statements analysis, time value of money, risk and return, and capital budgeting.
Introduction to Marketing
This module introduces students to the fundamental concepts and strategies of marketing, including topics such as market segmentation, marketing research, product development, and pricing.
Fundamentals of Accounting
This module provides students with a solid foundation in financial accounting, including topics such as financial statement preparation, financial analysis, and budgeting, enabling them to understand and interpret financial information for decision-making purposes.
Financial Management
This module builds upon the fundamentals of finance and covers advanced topics such as capital structure, working capital management, risk management, and valuation, providing students with a deeper understanding of financial management principles and practices.
Strategic Management
This module focuses on strategic planning and decision-making in a business context. Students will learn how to analyse and evaluate business opportunities, formulate effective strategies, and implement strategic initiatives to achieve organizational goals.
Calculus 1
This module introduces students to the fundamental concepts of calculus, including topics such as limits, derivatives, and integrals, providing them with a solid foundation in mathematical principles applicable to business and economic decision-making.
Macroeconomics for Business Decision
This module covers the principles of macroeconomics, including topics such as national income, inflation, unemployment, fiscal policy, and monetary policy, enabling students to understand the broader economic context in which businesses operate.

Course Information

The Diploma in Commerce (DCOM) programme at Hitmaker Global Academy is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in business studies. Through a comprehensive curriculum that covers essential areas such as management, economics, finance, marketing, and accounting, students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the dynamic world of business. The programme is delivered by experienced faculty who are passionate about teaching and research, and is designed to develop students’ critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and teamwork skills. With a focus on practical applications and real-world scenarios, the DCOM programme prepares students for further study or employment in business, setting them on a path towards a successful career in the field.

Admission Requirements

GCE ‘O’ Level or C6 Grade for 3 Subjects iGCSE


Music | English requirements

ABRSM Grade 5 Practical & Theory


Course Intake | Duration


12 months or 18 months, 24 teaching weeks


Audition & Interview

2 Pieces of Music in contrasting style. 10 Mins

15 Mins Interview

Course Mode
Full-Time | Part-Time
Learning Methods

Delivery modes:

Hitmaker Programmes are conducted and delivered using the hybrid model of both online and blended learning approaches. The method allows students to learn flexibly with non-practical modules delivered online.

    • Online/Blended Learning; or
    • On-campus


Hitmaker conducts online or on-campus Global Experience Workshops featuring the REAL industry practical experience.


Depending on the modules, assessment/examination may vary in way of:

    1. Course Assignment – Student is required to complete and submit instructions in the form of a written assignment
    2. Practical Examination – Student is assessed (especially music performance) in the form of live performance judging
    3. Application/Computer-based Examination
    4. Workshop Assignments – Student is assessed in a group context and normally given a set of tasks to complete
    5. Paper-based Examination
Teacher-student Ratio

The teacher to student ratio shall depend on factors such as:

1. The nature of the course/module:

      • Private Instructions | 1:1

2. The size of the premises:

      • Ensemble | 1:10
      • Tutorial | 1: 8
      • Music Production | 1:5
      • Instrumentals | 1:5
      • Lecture | 1:25

Covid Advisory – Due to the restrictions, class size is kept to the limitation of 1 – 2 metres distancing measures. Student shall expect a smaller class sizes or smaller cohort sizes.

Course Fees

Programme Fees

Full Fees JAC Funding
S$9,600.00 S$6,000.00

JAC Foundation Scholarship subsidises course fees for students, enabling them to fulfil their full potential. It also sponsors and supports costs for programmes and musical instruments. Eligible students will be given JAC Foundation Scholarship forms along with their Letters of Offer.

Application & Audition Fees

1. Pre-enrollment fees

Application fee S$50.00
Audition fee(If applicable) S$150.00

2. Enrollment fees

Registration fee S$300.00
Study Resources & Facility S$1,000.00


The Foundation Diploma comprises of a combination of multiple assessment methods depending on the design and nature of the course. Our programme emphasises a substantial amount of practical based elements that would require a combination of different assessment methods:

  • Practical / Live Performance Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Written and Practical Assignments
  • Workshop Assignments
  • Project Assignments
  • Examinations & Assignments: 60%
  • Workshop Assignment: 20%
  • Participation: 10%
  • Ethics: 10%
  • High Distinction (HD) – 90 Marks and Above
  • Distinction (D) – 75 to 89
  • Credit (C) – 60 to 74
  • Pass (P) – 50 to 59
  • Fail (F) – 49 Marks and below


EXPECTED AWARD CONFERMENT DATE | within 1 month after successful completion of all modules

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