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Specialist Diploma in Corporate Administration (SDCA) - Part-time


Course Structure


Specialist Diploma in Corporate Administration (SDCA) is awarded by the Academy for Corporate Management.

ACM course is offered on a per subject basis and all subjects will be assessed by written examinations.The qualification will be awarded if the student has completed and passed the examinations for all subjects in the Specialist Diploma in Corporate Administration (SDCA) programme.

Graduates of the Specialist DIploma in Corporate Administration (SDCA) may apply for admission to the CGI-Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme (CGQP).

ACM Course Information

Timetable & Trainers

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Business Accounting for SMEs & Singapore Financial Reporting Standards for Small Entities BA&SFRS-SE Mr. Krishna Kumar Mon/ Wed 10 Feb 2020 15 Apr 2020
Fundamentals in Risk Management  RM Ms. Shanti Sekhar Mon/Tue 11 May 2020 3 Aug 2020
Business Taxation for SMEs BT Ms. Sushila Chelliah Wed/Thu 20 May 2020 29 Jul 2020
Corporate Compliance and Practice CCP TBA Wed/Fri 9 Sep 2020 18 Nov 2020
Fundamentals in Employment Legislation and Practice  ELP Mr. Arthur Wee Tue/Thu 10 Sep 2020 12 Nov 2020
Please note that lesson date(s) are not fixed on the same day of every week.
  • Academic Year 2020: Term 1: Feb - Apr/ Term 2: May - Aug/ Term 3: Sep - Nov
  • 14/18 Lessons per module to be conducted once a week and held in a classroom setting.
  • Tutorial time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm (3 hour per lesson)/ 6.30pm to 10.00pm for BA & SFRS-SE (3.5 hour per lesson).
  • Duration: 18 Lessons for BA & SFRS-SE
                     14 Lessons for BT/ RM/ ELP/ CCP
  • Course duration (in months): 12 Months | Course Duration (in weeks): 4 Months / 14 Weeks
  • Teacher-Student Ratio (Tutorial – Average Size): Part I 1:30 and Part II 1:50
  • The tutorial lesson plan has excluded the number of public holidays and ensures that no tutorials will be conducted during public holidays.
Full lesson schedule 2020 

Admission Criteria

The minimum entry requirement is as follow:
  • Diploma of any discipline
  • GCE A-Levels with 2 years of working experience
  • GCE O-Levels/ ITE/ N-Levels with 5 years of working experience

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may also apply but will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Students are required to submit the completed form together with one photograph and certified true copies of your educational certificates and details results to ACM.

For further information on Admission, Exemption and Examination, please contact us.


The examination period: Term 1: April 2020/ Term 2: August 2020/ Term 3:November 2020.
Each module is assessed in a 3-hour written paper with 15 minutes reading time prior.
The student will be notified of the results within 10 weeks after the conclusion of the examinations by ACM.
The grades of an award are defined in Clause 1.3. of Student Contract.

Fee and Payments

The course fees shall include tutorial lesson fees, textbooks and course materials as well as examination fees. Do take note that ACM will not accept FULL PAYMENT for the course fees. 

First Attempt

Fee w/o GST 7% GST Fee Payable (S$)
Enrolment Fee $50.00 $3.50 $53.50
Fee (For Subject Business Accounting for SMEs & Singapore Financial Reporting Standards for Small Entities - BA & SFRS-SE only) w/o GST 7% GST Fee Payable (S$)
On Registration $847.52 $59.33 $906.85
Final Instalment (GIRO) $847.48 $59.32 $906.80
  $1695.00 $118.65 $1813.65
Fee per subject (For all other subjects) w/o GST 7% GST Fee Payable (S$)
On Registration $675.00 $47.25 $722.25
Final Instalment (GIRO) $675.00 $47.25 $722.25
  $1350.00 $94.50 $1444.50
Miscellaneous Fee w/o GST 7% GST Total (w/GST)

Administrative Charges will be applicable for the following transactions:

  •  Dishonoured Cheque by Bank
  • Refund transaction due to FULL PAYMENT received 
$50.00 $3.50 $53.50
** Fee is subject to change annually

Payment Method: Fee may be paid by NETS / CHEQUE. Cheque should be made payable to “ACM Pte Ltd".
Fee payable by instalment plan will be collected via Inter-Bank GIRO (IBG). Please refer to the Fee Structure on the instalment plan.
Full payment of Course Fees will not be accepted and ACM reserve the rights to impose miscellaneous charges for refunds made per transaction due to Full Payment received.
All Course Fees are subject to the prevailing government taxes.

How to register?

Submission of registration form in any mode does not imply that a student is registered for the course.
Registration will be confirmed when the following documents are received by (“ACM”).

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  New Student Existing Student
1. Registration Form X X
2. Form 12 Advisory Note X X
3. Personal Data Protection Act Consent Form X X
4. Student Enrolment Information Form X -
5. Inter-Bank GIRO (IBG) Form X -
6. Passport Size Photograph X -
7. Copy of Exemption Letter X -
8. Copy of Student’s NRIC / Permit X -
9. Copy of Student’s Certificate & Transcripts X -
10. Student Contract - A sample copy of the student contract will be given to the student for reference. X -
**The online registration is only a pre-registration, student's enrollment will be confirmed upon receiving students complete documents and payment.