Aventis Graduate School

Graduate Diploma in Chinese Strategic Thinking

Awarded by Aventis Graduate School

Overview

Tracing to the root wisdom of Sun Tzu’s Art of War, iChing, uncover the principles of managing change to attain fortunes and avoid disasters. You will learn how to use timeless principles of leadership, psychology, and power to achieve everything that you set out to do. Both your private and professional lives will benefit immensely from understanding.

Packed with personal anecdotes and real-life case studies, this workshop offers deep insights, original thinking, and feasible solutions to everyday challenges.

Career Opportunities

This flagship programme imparts the expertise and skills to navigate our increasingly globalized world with growing dominance by China. You will emerge from this programme with a well-developed understanding of Chinese Strategic Thinking and its application to business management skills, which are highly sought after by employers in both the private and public sectors. You will be equipped to work as a manager in a multinational corporation, international SME or start your own consultancy business.

You will be challenged to decipher global power structures and to tackle real-world business challenges and problems. Besides enhancing your skills as a strategic business thinker in the corporate world, you may consider pursuing careers such as (but not limited to):

Other options include journalism, research, academia and positions with international organisations focusing on security.

Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for leaders, managers, and senior executives seeking an extensive study on Chinese Strategic Thinking to enhance their business strategy model and maximize profit by leveraging on opportunities created by globalisation.

This programme is for you if

You want to be an indispensable professional equipped with Strategic Thinking and Planning

You are seeking career advancement with a solid understanding of International Business and Market Development

You are seeking to transform and expand your business globally

Why Choose Aventis ?

Gain access to an outstanding education built on Aventis’ 15 years of exceptional global reputation in graduate education. Earn a qualification from a graduate school that you can trust and respect.

Aventis is one of only 4 Business Schools in Singapore that is a member of the Executive MBA Council, the World’s Leading Body that champions advancement in MBA. Other members include the National University of Singapore, (NUS), Singapore Management University (SMU), and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

Aventis is one of only 8 Business Schools in Singapore that is part of the AACSB International Business Education Alliance. Other members include Singapore University of Social Science (SUSS), National University of Singapore (NUS), and Singapore Management University (SMU)

Programme Structure

The Graduate Diploma comprises of 4 modules and is a 100% coursework-based programme.

Start Date

July, Sept, Nov

Duration

3 Months Part Time

Time

Online. Self Paced E-Learning

Programme Delivery

This programme is carried out in an e-learning lesson format where you can study outside of the classroom or at your convenience.

What will you learn?

Art of Strategy Foundation

Understand business as a love affair with customers and adapt the Art of War to business while integrating modern western management and technology to make the Art of War relevant and up-to-date.

Art of Strategy (Advanced)

Explore the factors for building organizational power and the sicknesses to be avoided, leading to the development of the ideal organization of self-directed and self-organized teams.

Art of Collaboration

Engage participants to a wide-range of perspectives on the global economy, and will draw and apply management insights from The Art of Collaborative Leadership, as executed by Chinese Admiral Zheng He.

Art of Leadership

Explore the leadership styles, types, and approaches of various Chinese rulers and strategists.

Admission Criteria

Participants are expected to contribute to the class learning experiences in a cohort and peer learning environment. You will be assessed based on experience, aptitude, potential, and managerial skills.

At least 21 years old with a Degree in any discipline

OR

Mature Candidates (at least 30 years old) with minimum 8 years of working experience

Awards and Progression

Upon completion of the programme, you will be awarded a Graduate Diploma in Chinese Strategic Thinking by Aventis Graduate School, which is registered with Skillsfuture Singapore.

Fees

Our Graduate Diploma is one of the most affordable in Singapore. Download our brochure for more information about our grants available.

Success Stories

“It is pretty rare to find the courses that he teaches offered elsewhere by other trainers in Singapore or even in the world. The key to maximum engagement in the class is the way you teach – being a subject expert and being open to other people’s opinions – Lim Liat is definitely both. All levels of working professionals in any industry will benefit from his courses.”
Ms. Caroline Tracy Lee
Manager for Strategic Planning and Policy
AIA
"I am not Chinese and was thinking that I may have trouble understanding Lim Liat’s courses because his professional background and interests are geared towards Chinese management philosophies, but this is not true. He is effectively bilingual with experience in many industries. Most courses out there are pretty general and do not apply to your work or life, so you walk away retaining no new information in the long term, but not courses by Lim Liat." 
Mr. Muhammad Khairul
Staff Officer
Singapore Customs

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Graduate School?

A graduate school is a school that awards advanced academic degrees with the general requirement that learners must have earned a previous undergraduate or a mature candidate with more than 8 years working experience. Graduate school focus on professional development as compared to traditional school which focus on academic theories and research.

Is Aventis a recognized institute?

Aventis Graduate School is registered with the Committee for Private Education under Skillsfuture Singapore and complies with the Private Education Act. Aventis is also a member of AACSB Business Alliance Group and EMBA Council.

How is Graduate school different from other education?

Compared to other studies, graduate school is a more concentrated course of study with greater expectations for the quality and quantity of your work. Graduate programs also entail a more focused studies in a specific discipline with emphasis on practical experience and case studies.

What is a Graduate Diploma?

A Graduate diploma is an advanced diploma that is usually taken after a bachelor degree. A graduate diploma is typically shorter in duration than a master degree course and should be viewed as an additional specialisation that improves a person’s overall employability. For a graduate diploma qualification to be offered in Singapore, the awarding body must be registered with Skillsfuture Singapore and the Committee for Private Education

What is a Postgraduate Diploma?

Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)

A postgraduate diploma is considered as a Level 7 academic qualification under the RQF (UK).  Postgraduate qualification are commonly awarded in UK, Canada, India, Australia and New Zealand. Similar to Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate diploma is typically done after a bachelor’s degree course. In some countries, the terms graduate diploma and postgraduate diploma are interchangeable, whereas in others, the postgraduate diploma is a higher qualification.

If I am a self-sponsored candidate, do you have financial plans to help me pay for my education?

Once you’ve decided on a course that you’re interested in, and that you can qualify for based on the entry requirements, we can arrange installment plans or loans through our banking partners to ensure that your dreams and career are never out of reach.

How long will it take to complete my studies?

Course duration depends on your selected area of specialization, typically you can complete your graduate diploma in 6 months and masters in 12 months part-time. please speak with one of our consultants for more detailed information.

Is the Masters Degree Awarded the Same as On Campus?

The Masters degree awarded to you is exactly the same as awarded on campus in UK or USA. You are invited to join the graduation in Singapore or on campus.

Do you offer online programmes?

Yes, to cater to the growing demand of graduate education across the world, most of our courses are delivered via ZOOM Live Stream where you can study anytime anywhere. All classes are also recorded for easy revision.

What is a typical class profile?

A typical cohort comprised of Singaporean, Permanent Residents and foreign expatriates working in Singapore. There is also a growing number of professionals that are not located in Singapore embarking on our graduate programmes due to its flexible online delivery model.

Are scholarships or study loans available?

Study grants are available for a limited number of students from not-for-profit organizations and government agencies. For more information on study loans that are available, please contact our admission officers to learn more.

What are the available instalment payment schemes?

At Aventis, we offer flexible and affordable instalment payment scheme for our postgraduate and graduate diploma programmes. You are eligible to pay your fees over 12 months interest free instalments (DBS credit card) or over 3 instalments with ATOME.

Do I need a Bachelor Degree to be admitted?

Whilst a bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional qualification is recommended, candidates above 30 years old with extensive working experience may be consider on a case-to-case basis. Please contact our programme advisors for more information.

Are there any other hidden fees besides the course fees?

The course fee cover Tuition, Academic services, Required readings and teaching materials, E-learning resources, Web-based information services. There is a one-time application fees of S$200 plus GST. All fees are clearly stated and there will not be any additional hidden fees.

Can I Deferred my Studies? Will I Be Penalized?

All our programmes are designed for working professionals. Learners who are unable to commit to the course requirement are advised to defer their studies to a later date. There is no academic penalty imposed on deferment. Please check with the respective programme advisor on the deferment cut-off date of the respective programmes.

Is Attendance Compulsory?

No, there is no minimum attendance requirement. Whilst there is no minimum attendance required for our programmes, students are recommended to attend 75% and above of all classes. Students who are unable to attend classes are strongly advised to watch all recordings before attempting any assessment or coursework.

Can I refer my friends or Colleagues?

Yes, graduate education are dynamic learning experience where you learn from your peers through discussion, reflection and case studies. As a gesture of goodwill, we will extend a referral fee of $400 (Masters Degree) or $200 (Graduate Diploma) for each successful referral. Terms and conditions apply.

Can I Graduate Overseas instead of Singapore?

The Masters degree conferred to you is exactly the same as awarded on campus. You are given a choice to graduate in Singapore or on campus in London or in United states.

How do I get started?

Please click on the Request Information Link below and speak with our programme advisor to get started.

What's Next?

Take the next step towards your academic success. Download our course brochure, Apply Now or Speak to your dedicated programme advisor Mr Ramson Yap @ 9108 5001 to learn more!

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