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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central ITE College East ITE College West

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

Are you looking to start your career in the world of business?  Do you want to gain a competitive edge in the job market?

Higher Nitec in Business Administration course is the perfect opportunity for you to gain the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the business industry.

Our comprehensive program covers a wide range of topics including finance, human resources, marketing, data analytics, business automation, and entrepreneurship. With our experienced and knowledgeable lecturers working closely with industry experts, you will have the opportunity to learn from the best and gain hands-on experience through internships and real-world projects.

We understand that the world of business is constantly evolving, which is why we offer a curriculum that is up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies. Our course will provide you with a solid foundation for your future career in business and prepare you for success in any industry. From the 2nd Year onwards, you get to select what you choose to specialise in from two key business functions:

  • Human Resource
  • Financial Services

Join us and take the first step towards a fulfilling and successful career in the world of business. We look forward to helping you achieve your professional goals!

Specialisations and Offering Colleges:

  • Human Resource: College Central, College East, College West
  • Financial Services: College Central, College East

What you'll learn

Human Resource track

  • Handle talent acquisition and related activities
  • Coordinate onboarding and offboarding activities
  • Handle compensation and benefits administration
  • Organise employee learning and well-being programmes
  • Provide workplace administrative support

Financial Services track

  • Perform frontline customer service using digital channels
  • Provide after-sales care and advice
  • Create awareness of product and service
  • Provide efficient and quality customer service
  • Perform digital marketing activity such as updating websites and social media accounts
  • Track status of customer applications for products and services

Entry Requirements

GCE 'O' level grades in English Language, Mathematics/Principles of Accounts and 1 other subject:

  • Grade 1-7 in English Language
  • Grade 1-8 in Mathematics (Elementary/Additional) or Principles of Accounts*
  • Grade 1-7 in one other subject
    *To be eligible for selection, you must have sat for Mathematics (Elementary/Additional).


GCE ‘N(A)’ level passes in English Language, Mathematics and 3 other subjects:

  • Grade 1-3 in English Language
  • Grade 1-4 in Mathematics
  • Grade 1-5 in 3 other subjects; and
  • A total of 19 points or less for English, Mathematics and three other subjects (ELMAB3) *

* Eligible, graduating GCE N(A) students enrolled during the January intake under the Direct Entry Scheme To Polytechnic Programme (DPP) will undergo 10 weeks of preparatory programme, followed by 2 years of Higher Nitec training.


Nitec GPA:
For more details on minimum entry requirements for Nitec graduates, please click here.

Students will be required to purchase a Laptop for the course. This is in addition to the course fees. Financial assistance is available to eligible students under ITE Opportunity Fund subject to terms and conditions. For more details on the minimum laptop specifications, please click here.

Progression Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Business Administration graduates may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

Higher Nitec in Business Administration graduates with a GPA of 2.0 and above may also apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at the Polytechnics. For more details on diploma courses for progression, please refer to the Joint Polytechnic Admissions website.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include Business Support Administrator, Administrative Assistant, Administrative Support Specialist, Human Resource Associate, Payroll Associate, Talent Acquisition Associate, Learning and Development Executive, HR Coordinator, Employee Relations Associate, and Customer Service Officer.