Cambridge International Diploma in Business

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Withdrawal of Cambridge International Diploma in Business

We will not accept any entries from new candidates for the Cambridge International Diploma in Business after 31 December 2012.

Any candidates who have already made module entries by this date must complete all modules within three years of the successful completion of the first module entered. Entries will only be accepted up to and including the October 2015 examination session.

The Cambridge International Diploma in Business helps you develop your learners’ skills for employment in an increasingly dynamic business environment, whether they are at school or already in employment.

We have developed the Diploma specifically for the international market. It recognises the increasing need for employees to work across geographic and cultural borders, and requires access to business organisations to conduct research and gather information.

The syllabus and assessments are in English. Standard and Advanced levels are available for your learners.


The Cambridge International Diploma in Business has two core modules:

  • Business Organisation and Environment
  • Effective Business Communication.

There is also a choice of optional modules:

  • Business Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management

Download the syllabuses for Standard and Advanced levels.

Each module is self-contained to offer a range of study options. Learners can complete each module separately to earn a certificate or complete the full Diploma at Standard or Advanced Level.

Options for learners:

  • Core Certificate: complete both core modules
  • Optional Certificate: complete any one optional module
  • Full Diploma: complete two core modules plus any two optional modules.

Classroom support

The modules are well supported with syllabuses, assessment guidelines, textbooks, tutor support guides and endorsed learning resources from Select Knowledge, a company that supplies workbooks to Cambridge schools in printed or PDF format. Past question papers are available for download on our secure Teacher Support website.

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Endorsed learning resources from Select Knowledge

Select Knowledge has an exclusive agreement with Cambridge International Examinations to provide a range of learning resources to support Centres and Associate Partners.

Frequently asked questions

If you have a query about the Cambridge International Diploma in Business, please check the Frequently Asked Questions document below, or go to the Help section.


The Cambridge International Diploma in Business modules are assessed in a written examination. Please contact us for the examination schedule. Assessment for assignments is available on demand. All assignments are externally marked here in Cambridge.