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Professional Diploma in Business (Full Time)

Diploma Programme

Professional Diploma in Business (Full Time)

Full Time

Professional Diploma in Business

If you are looking for ways to progress your further studies into a business-related path, our Professional Diploma at Business at Kaplan Business & Accountancy School (KBAS) is the right choice for you.

The Professional Diploma in Business (PDB) blends theory with practical training, not only demonstrating fundamental knowledge across a wide range of business disciplines, but also explaining the broad economic, social, regulatory and ethical environments in which businesses operate within our global economy.

A career in business administration is far from just answering telephones and taking messages. You need a broad range of technical skills to keep up with the pace – all of which we’ll teach you in 12 months.

Why study Professional Diploma in Business at KBAS?

  • A maximum 50% of credit exemption can be granted to applicant with prior learning in business related programme
  • Class schedule designed for full-time students
  • Face to face tuition conducted by experienced lecturers

Programme Details

This programme is suitable for those students who want to fully engage for further studying at a non-local bachelor degree programme with us after finishing this programme. 

This programme consists of 8 modules. 

Programme structure
Term 1 Principles of Management Accounting for Managers
Term 2 Business Statistic and Data-Driven Decision Making Principles of Economics
Term 3 Globalisation and the World Economy Principles of Human Resource Management
Term 4 Principles of Project Management Principles of Marketing

Can be completed in 12 months

Medium of Instruction

Teaching Mode

  • Face-to-face tuition in Hong Kong conducted by experienced lecturers and class schedule designed for full-time students
  • There are 4 terms a year and students should study for 2 modules per term
  • There are 42 lecture hours per module

Assessment Method
The assessment tasks involve a combination of assignments, examination and other exercises set in accordance with each module’s learning outcomes


Programme start date

Entry Requirement
Must fulfil any of the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) / Senior Secondary 3, or
  • Successful completion of Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) / Form 5 with at least two years of work experience, or
  • Graduate of new Project Yi Jin, or
  • Completion a Pre-Associate Degree programme, or
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the School

Tuition Fee
HK$37,500 (12 instalments)  

Articulation pathway

Local Study

  • Articulation offered by Kaplan, Top-up degree programmes studied in Hong Kong*
  • Kaplan Higher Education jointly offers top-up degree programmes with internationally-renowned universities in Europe. Our KBAS PDB graduates are accepted with credit exemption or credit transfer to join the overseas full-time top-up degree programmes provided by Kaplan Higher Education

Overseas Study

  • Direct entry to Year 2 or 3 with credit exemptions for KBAS PDB graduates
  • Articulation arrangements with overseas institutions have been established for KBAS PDB graduates to articulate to bachelor's degree programmes in business-related disciplines
  • Articulate to Kaplan Business School, Australia to enter the Bachelor’s degree in Australia (can be completed in 2 years), where graduates can apply for 2 years working visa in Australia^

^ Kaplan Business School & Kaplan Business and Accountancy School do not guarantee that students will obtain working visa approval by the immigration, Australia.
* It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualifications to which the courses may lead. Terms and conditions may apply.