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Goh Jiajun, Sales and Marketing Executive, Private Company, Kaplan Diploma graduate
After I completed my Diploma at Kaplan, I was promoted from the position of Sales Assistant to Sales and Marketing Executive with a salary increment of 20%. In 5 years’ time, I plan to lead a team of sales staff and grow the business to a much larger operation.
Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy, Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Marketing, University College Dublin
“Through recommendations from my Vietnamese friends studying at Kaplan and after some research on other private education institutions, I was convinced that UCD, in association with Kaplan, could provide me with a good education. I had also considered studying in Thailand but it was the reliable education system in Singapore and the reputation of UCD that led me to study there. I find the lecturers at UCD to be knowledgeable in their respective fields, very experienced and supportive to my educational needs. Through the UCD degree programme I have developed skills in time management, relationship building, team work and team management.”
Irvin Tan, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Murdoch University
Hi I am currently taking a course in psychology. I took this course because I wish to know more about how and why people behave. So instead of taking a degree in something I don't like just for the money in future, I decided to take psychology instead.
I feel very honored to receive this award from Murdoch University because they give me recognition for what I have studied so far for the degree.
Farhana Begum Binte Mohamed Iqbal, Manager, Community Partnerships, Public Sector, Bachelor of Communication in Communication & Media Studies and Public Relations, Murdoch University
I chose Murdoch University because it is one of the best, and its multiple programme offerings gave me the flexibility to choose my preferred majors. Upon the completion of my degree, I was promoted from an officer to a manager. This degree has definitely equipped and prepared me with the necessary skills and knowledge needed in the working world.
Joshi S/O Chandrasenan, Lecturer, Kaplan Associate Counsellor, Healthcare Industry, Diploma in Counselling
I have keen interests in the counselling field and wanted to make it my career to contribute to the society by helping the underprivileged. This Kaplan Diploma marked the start of my journey and soon after completing it, I progressed to the Master of Counselling with Monash University. I am now a lecturer at Kaplan and an associate counsellor in private practice. Not only do I have the opportunity to counsel people, I am able to share with my students on what it takes to become a counsellor.
May Yar, Secretary, Insurance Company, Kaplan Diploma graduate
After completing my Kaplan Diploma course, I found a job as a credit administrator with a bank within two months. I am currently working as a Secretary at an insurance company. My plan is to develop a career in the banking industry in the future.
Albert See, Bachelor of Commerce Banking & Finance (Double Major), Murdoch University
I took a double major in Banking and Finance. I am interested in the financial projects and instruments because I am going to pursue a career in the banking industry.
I am very pleased to be receiving the academic excellence award and it will give me confidence to go to the real world out there to work hard and have motivation to accomplish things that might be tough. This double major degree is an advantage to go to the banking industry and from the knowledge I have learnt to apply and help the company to grow.
Tan Cau Yee, HR Executive, Engineering Firm, Global Diploma – Diploma in Commerce (Human Resource Management)
I chose this programme because I wanted to switch from my clerical position to one in the human resources department. I have benefitted greatly from the programme. Also, the duration and frequency of the classes did not compromise my work and personal life. After graduating with my Diploma, I was promoted, from an Admin Clerk to a Human Resource Executive and received 20% pay raise. Taking up this course is one of the best decisions I have made.
Jeanette Gatchalian, Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), University of South AustraliaMy experience with Kaplan was a pleasant one largely because of the friends I had made in my course. I wouldn't have done this well if not for my group mates; we studied together, and they played a big part in supporting me.I really enjoyed Manufacturing Operations for Engineers and Engineering Maintenance; I could relate it to the stuff at work and use industry to excel in it. Kaplan played a big part in my current career path as my company recognised my potential and ability to contribute. And I was offered a promotion to be a custom program engineer with Celestica Electronics upon graduation.
Ashwini Jothi Radha, Junior Legal Secretary, Law Firm, Kaplan Diploma graduate
I chose a Kaplan Diploma as I believe that it will help me in achieving my passion. I've just completed my course, and I'm currently working in a law firm as a Junior Legal Secretary. I’m working hard in the hope that my company will sponsor my degree programme. I aim to become a very experienced legal secretary in the legal industry in the near future.
Liz Zhao, Bachelor of Business (Management) with Distinction, Swinburne University of Technology
The undertaking of this programme was nothing short of an enriching experience for me; it imparts a range of skill sets needed to cope with the challenges faced in the modern, dynamic business environment, including the development of critical and collaborative mindsets as well as the management of resources to better meet business objectives, among others.
Albeit the limited contact hours, the lecturers were supportive and focused on maximising our learning in the classroom. The same dedication was extended out of the classroom, where they were responsive to our queries. That helped us a great deal in facilitating our learning and preparation for the assignments and examinations.
I am grateful for the quality education provided by SUT, and extremely honoured to have received the Academic Excellence award for being the highest achieving student in my discipline. The knowledge and skills gained have greatly facilitated my work, helping me to analyse things from a broader perspective and make better-informed decisions.
Carmen Chan, Finance Officer, University of Portsmouth BA (Hons) Accountancy & Financial Management Class of 2015, Part-Time
I chose this degree programme because its duration, class schedule and the modules are most suitable for me. One key reason was its conditional exemptions from ACCA for F1 to F9 papers. In fact, I plan to take up the ACCA professional papers after I graduate. I would also expect salary adjustment of around 20-30%.
Soh Zheng Lun, Darren, Business Analyst, Globalroam, BSc (First Class Hons) in Management with International Business Graduate
Royal Holloway, a University of London college, has a reputable standing. The classes were interactive and I greatly enjoyed every single one. One of the modules gave me the opportunity to work with and analyse a local SME as a real case and that was of immeasurable value.
The flexible schedule provided by Kaplan and Royal Holloway allowed me to pursue an internship at a local technology firm as a business analyst intern, which subsequently landed me a full-time offer. Furthermore, upon graduation, I was accepted into the MSc programme with Nanyang Technological University.
Lawrence Ong, Internal Auditor, Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting, Murdoch University
I enrolled for the degree as Murdoch University is reputable, and the programme allowed me to complete it within my expected timeframe of 12 months. As I am currently working as an auditor, I can see the relevance of the modules applied to my work. The curriculum undoubtedly offers both depth and breadth to one's technical accounting knowledge. I believe this has given me the necessary basis in continuing with my professional accounting qualification, as well as, for career development in the future.
Peh Peck Hoon Joyce, ACCA F4 3rd in Singapore
Returning to classroom after 25 years and achieving 3rd place in Singapore for paper F4 is a miracle to me. My sincere gratitude to Mr Dennis Sim for making it possible with his lively lectures and exam focused teaching technique. I am deeply grateful for his patience and invaluable guidance. I now believe that nobody is too old to start a learning journey. With hard work and perseverance one will be rewarded with pleasant surprises along the way. Thank you Kaplan for providing a conducive study environment and also the lecturers for their commitment to help students to excel.
Lin Hanqiang, Senior Business Executive, Maritime Industry, Master of Business Administration, Northumbria University
I believe in choosing the right university that is reputable and well-ranked. I narrowed down my options and decided to go with Northumbria University’s MBA because it met all my expectations.
The 16-month learning journey has been very beneficial and enjoyable. I met many classmates from diverse industries. We went through challenging times and enjoyed successes, and many have become my personal friends. I am at the final stage of my MBA studies and I am confident that with the new MBA credential, it can propel my career to greater heights.
Elenita Boey, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business Management, University of Bedfordshire
After a year of deliberation to take up my degree, I have finally decided to sign up for Bachelor of Arts in Business Management offered by University of Bedfordshire. I chose Kaplan Singapore because it has a good reputation for providing a quality service in the private Education sector. I am very pleased with the course structure and the university also ensures that contemporary teachings are being delivered for us. I also enjoyed carrying out the group assignments because I have the opportunities to work with other students and get to make more friends.
Aloysius Tay, Client Relationship Manager, Finance Sector. Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Management with International Business. First Class Honours Graduate
I took up the International Business pathway as the idea of being an IB specialist appealed to me. I chose Royal Holloway, University of London, as it is a reputable university that I can trust.
The international business program extensively covers the area of business concepts, ranging from Asian, European to American Business. Concepts such as Supply and demand, geopolitical factors and various points of analysis that have a strong bearing on strategic decisions are discussed in detail in the course. In addition, the lecturers from RHUL, who are experts in their fields are able to engage the students effectively by sharing their experiences and foster critical thinking.
The degree also enhanced my career prospects and it was interesting to note that several talent acquisition firms contacted me based on my qualifications.
Albert Sudirgo, Regional Strategic Account Director, Multinational Corporation, Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) Marketing, University College Dublin
UCD is a prestigious university and its triple-crown accreditation status guarantees the quality and recognition of the degree credentials. I am particularly attracted to the course structure and modules, which directly address the important areas that are crucial to my career. The programme has made me view things objectively from broader perspectives and thus I am able to win more businesses. The UCD degree programme has transformed me professionally, such that I got promoted upon completing the degree.
Pung Wei Dong Jozua - ACCA F4 1st in Singapore
A BIG THANK YOU to Kaplan for their fantastic lecturers especially, Mr Dennis Sim (F4) and their 'Must Have' study materials. F4 - Law, may seem challenging, I did not expect to top the paper at all. However these are a few pointers for F4 to make scoring the paper possible:
1) Listen in class and take down the lecturer's alternative explanations.
2) From Kaplan textbooks, lecture notes and exam kit, make your own mind maps, notes etc. Whatever that helps! (My mind map was 2m x 2m on my room's wall).
3) Do the exam kit MORE than ONCE (I did it about 20-30 times). I believe that with the amount of support Kaplan offers every student can achieve excellence.
Muhammad Hafizuddin Bin Mohamed Happy, Operations Manager/Deputy Head, Public Sector, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Murdoch University
At Kaplan, I enjoyed having the flexibility to choose the study load, specifically the number of modules per term, so that I can pace and not overload myself. The tremendous support I received from my family and colleagues has helped me to manage both my studies and hectic work schedule, which further motivated me to complete my part-time studies. In recognition of my hard work and qualification, I was promoted to Deputy Head and received a significant salary increment upon attaining my degree.
Winnie Zhou Yixiang, Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management and Management), Murdoch University
I choose Kaplan to pursue my degree because of its excellent learning environment and accessible location. Furthermore, Murdoch University is a highly recognized university that offers a wide variety of double major degree programmes at Kaplan. I have always wanted a career in Human Resource; hence this degree will equip me with the right skills and knowledge, and fulfil the academic requirements of the job.
Guna D Nurse Educator, Nursing Home, Bachelor of Nursing, Griffith University
The Bachelor of Nursing programme appealed to me as it is flexible in it's structure with the block teaching sessions and the modules were well designed compared to other degree programmes which enabled me to cope well as a part-time student. The completion of the degree programme allowed me to seek better career opportunities and academic progression as well as salary increment."
Goh Gim Choon (left), Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) and Gary Chew (right), Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)Gary Chew:"I chose KHEI because I believed that it would provide me with the opportunity to advance my career. And the lecturers, who are from Australia, would come over during the week of intensive lessons. not only were they professional and patient but their style of teaching also taught me to think out of the box. They were also very approvable and responded quickly to students' e-mails,""My wife gave me a lot of support, and took bulk of the work bringing up my daughter when i was busy with schoolwork. She gave me the strength to push on."
Goh Gim Choon:"My time at KHEI has helped me in work-related research and improved my evaluative skills. It has helped broaden my thinking and change my mindset towards engineering problems,"He advised potential students to be focused and determined."If you're determined, and your goals are clear, you can achieve whatever you've set out to do. And of course, you have to work really hard."
Hans Christian Gunawan, ACCA Gold Medalist (Singapore), Silver Medalist (Worldwide)
Kaplan has helped me in countless ways. The enriching lectures given by their world-class lecturers, a first-class educational facility and an excellent and supportive staff in helping out with all the administration matters.
These achievements awarded to me (1st placing in Singapore for P5, F5, and F6, 2nd placing in Singapore for P1, P2, P3, and Certificate of Achievement for F2 and F3), was simply impossible to achieve if not for the tremendous support.
Richard Achee, Masters of Science in Management, University College Dublin (2010)
- “I chose Kaplan and University College Dublin (UCD) for a number of reasons – firstly, the great reputation of UCD and its accreditations and of course the reputation of Kaplan. I found most of the assignments challenging and it provided the right balance between research, group work and examinations, as weird as this may be, I actually enjoyed writing papers. I recently got a job at Google doing exactly what I want to do at this point in my career and I would credit my MSc as being a critical component in my profile. I found that much of the course work is immediately applicable to my work at Google”
Roger Wang, Master of Science in Marketing, University College Dublin
UCD’s Msc Marketing programme has given me a solid foundation in the areas of leadership and strategy management that are immediately applicable to steering my company in the right direction.
Viswanathan, Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems and Computer Science (Double Major), Murdoch University
Viswanathan Ramamoorthy from India
"I wanted to come to Singapore in order to be exposed to an international and multicultural environment. I did explore other institutions, but it was a clear bet to choose Kaplan Singapore right from the beginning - I liked its curriculum, flexible timing, double degree options, fast-tracked pace and international atmosphere.
At Kaplan Singapore, the program managers are always ready to help and offer prompt responses, while the lecturers are very supportive and encouraging. I can approach the staff anytime if I have any doubts, and the mode of lecture delivery is very easy for us to understand. The teaching structure is excellent - the material was delivered in a useful and interesting manner, and the subjects gave me the information I needed to have a clear vision of my future career.
My experience here has really encouraged me to keep studying - if possible, even after completing a degree! I would like to explore further opportunities within Kaplan, if they are mutually beneficial. Before coming to Kaplan Singapore, I did not know what I was capable of, and what my true value was. But now Kaplan has shown me what I can do, and I have the confidence that I will do well in life. I feel certain that I've made the right choice for my career."
Hon Ing Ing, Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Marketing Undergraduate, Kaplan Diploma graduate
I've completed my Diploma in Commerce and am now pursuing my Degree in Finance and Marketing at Kaplan. My goal is to be able to graduate with a degree that is recognised by reputable companies, kick-starting my career.
Phazel Gan Ang Toh, Bachelor of Business (with Distinction), Swinburne University of Technology
I made the right choice to do my part-time degree, Bachelor of Business with the Swinburne University of Technology. This course is designed for 16 direct contact hours with the on-campus lecturers from Swinburne with online study support. As a busy working adult with family, the intensive lecture seminars and online study allow me to manage my own time for work, study and family.
Most of the lecturers in Swinburne are very helpful. In addition, they are full-time lecturers who are teaching at the Swinburne campus in Melbourne, Australia, therefore will be able to reply queries within one to two working days.
I’m very grateful that with the help from the lecturers and my peer classmates, I am able to complete my degree with distinction and unexpectedly, becoming one of the Top Students Graduates in 2011.
Shirley Ou, Senior Executive, Public Service, Bachelor of Communications in Communications & Media Studies and Public Relations, Murdoch University
I have always looked towards earning a good degree from a reputable university. I found that Murdoch University offered me the flexibility to choose my areas of interest and pursue them through the university’s double major Bachelor of Communication programme. The programme further fuelled my passion and appreciation for communication with diverse subjects that had captivating insights on arts and cultural policies, film, documentary and new media technologies. I also liked that the programme was well-paced and emphasised on creative thinking
Kariza Martin, Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Through RMIT, I’ve been able to take on exciting opportunities, including my internship at Rolls-Royce in Bristol, UK. I’ve also had opportunities to intern in Australia for Defence, Science and Technology Organisation and QinetiQ. I was able to apply what I had learned at RMIT and extend my skills further. At Rolls Royce, I even had the opportunity to write the technical manual for the engine I worked on, that customers across the UK will be using every day.
The work experience support at RMIT is excellent in helping you know what to expect in the workforce and what direction you might want to take your career. RMIT has prepared me for the workforce by helping me become more analytical and confident in approaching problems and develop teamwork skills.
Gwynne Wee, Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Management with International Business, Royal Holloway, University of London
The flexibility of this programme allows working adults to manage their studies at their own pace. The university’s teaching faculty is highly passionate about their fields, and extremely patient in guiding us to think critically through interactive class discussions. As modern businesses are very mobile and globalised, the need to better understand the interplay between these international organisations becomes paramount, thus making the modules highly applicable to the real world. Having to deal with multi-national organisations at work, the programme has enabled me to better appreciate the strategies and practices of different organisations. Most importantly, it has been a tremendous learning experience through interacting with classmates from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
Landon Xu, Premier Relationship Manager, Foreign Bank, Master of Business Administration, Northumbria University
I chose this MBA because Northumbria University is an accredited university with good ranking. The lessons were interactive and mode of assessment is mainly assignment-based. I was able to combine the knowledge I have acquired in my MBA classes with my wealth of experience in the financial industry to produce a piece of coursework. This suit me far better given my hectic work schedule as I was able to pace myself than cramp my revision for exams.
While classes were conducted on a regular basis, the course also offered me a certain level of flexibility. Despite missing some classes due to my business trips, I was able to catch up with the help of my lecturers and classmates.
Taking up the Northumbria MBA is one of the best decisions I have made. It opened windows of opportunities in my career and I have gained a new level of confidence in my job.
Tommy Loy, Head of Human Resource APAC, MNC Chemical Company, Master of Human Resource Management, Murdoch University
When I first joined the programme in 2012, I was working as South East Asia HR Manager at a US life science company. Soon, I will be joining a new MNC chemical company, as its Head of Human Resource for the Asia Pacific region. The Murdoch Master’s degree has definitely put me in a stronger position to justify my credibility. It showcased my technical knowledge and thus enabled me to negotiate for a salary increment of around 15% in my new role.
I chose Murdoch University as it has a long established partnership with Kaplan. Many of my classmates working in the government sector are sponsored by their employers and this has given me the assurance of its high standards as well as recognition in Singapore.
Stephanie Clarissa, Corporate Communication Executive, Leading Bank, Kaplan Diploma graduate
Soon after completing my diploma at Kaplan, I secured a job with A*Star (Agency for Science, Technology and Research). I assisted in the preparation of the President's Science and Technology award ceremony by liaising with top scientists and a panel of distinguished judges in Singapore. I later progressed to a leading bank and joined their corporate communications team. I performed well thanks to the rich knowledge and skills I learnt at Kaplan.
Derrick Teng, Executive, Manpower Sector, Bachelor of Business (Business Administration), Swinburne University
“I decided to enrol with the Swinburne University, Bachelor of Business (Business Administration) programme as the schedule of the lessons is created to suit busy executives as they offer a combination of E-learning and classroom-based lectures. The flexibility of this combination is attractive and sustainable for part-time students like me. I am looking forward to applying what I’ve learnt from the course to my career. I would highly recommend this programme to my peers.”
Kenny Yeo, Agency Development Manager, Life Insurance Company, Bachelor of Commerce in Management and Marketing, Murdoch University
Thanks to the full flexibility of planning my own schedule, I’m able to juggle work and study quite effortlessly. I was promoted to the position of Agency Development Manager at one of the top life insurance companies in Singapore while I’m still pursuing the degree course. I believe that a Double Major degree will give me the competitive edge as compared to a single specialisation degree.
Cui Rong Rong, Operations Manager, F&B Industry, Global Diploma – Diploma in Commerce (Hospitality and Tourism Management)
I decided to take up the Kaplan Diploma because the content of the programme is very relevant to my job as an Operations Manager. I can apply the many business and management principles, which I have learnt, in my job. After I had graduated with the Diploma, I received a 15% pay increment.
Shi Ting Ting, Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Finance, University College Dublin
"After doing research on the Internet and speaking to friends, I chose UCD as it has a good reputation. The learning environment here is good as well - I find the lecturers to be very responsible educators. The lecturers here are experienced and knowledgeable, and I like their teaching styles. If you're planning to study in Singapore, UCD, alongside Kaplan, is a worthwhile choice as it provides a satisfying learning environment, including quality of teaching and school facilities. Compared to other private institutions, I feel Kaplan, through its partnership with UCD, has a higher education standards and its students perform better."
Joshua Lynch, Master in Organisational Leadership, Monash University
This programme is very relevant to my career which I have been able to apply directly into my current role as an Associate Director at SingTel. It has broadened my experience, increased my knowledge in certain topics and is equipping me with the skills to perform more effectively at work. The face-to-face interaction with the teaching faculty from Monash University has really made a difference to my learning experience. I’ve had the opportunity to meet many people from diverse nationalities and countries like Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, India and Malaysia. If you are a current or aspiring business leader, this will be an excellent programme that allows you to learn more about important business areas such as resource management, leadership and change management.
Wong Weng Chew, Banking Executive, Leading Bank, Kaplan Diploma graduate
Taking the Kaplan Diploma opened up career opportunities for me. I was a customer advisor at a retail outlet before taking the diploma. Upon graduation, I moved on to work as a banking executive at a leading bank with a salary increment of about 15%. I plan to take my Bachelor’s degree at Kaplan as I desire to climb the corporate ladder in the banking sector in the near future. I know Kaplan can support that dream.
Taher Topiwala, Entrepreneur & Lead Trainer, Honeycomb Initiative, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Murdoch University
I took up the psychology programme with Murdoch University at Kaplan because the university is well-known globally. Psychology is a fascinating subject, and I want to learn more about how the human mind works, so that I can apply the concept learnt to my training modules conducted at my company - Honeycomb Initiative. This experience was indeed rewarding as I learnt to manage my time better while working and studying.
Azmeer Mahadi, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Northumbria University
I completed my Diploma in Logistics Management at Kaplan. Then, I chose to continue further my education by taking up the assignment-based bachelor programme offered by Northumbria University. This course is ideal for students like me who are working full-time and studying part-time. The lessons are practical and widely applicable to working life in the logistics/SCM line. My thinking and analytical skills strengthen a lot during the course of learning. My lecturers are both helpful and approachable; this makes learning new concepts much easier.
Gilbert Wong, Deputy Senior Manager, Multi-national Corporation, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Management
I have been looking for a business management degree from a good university and I came across Northumbria University. I took up the programme because of the University's ranking and accreditation status. I really like the assignment-based approach as I can integrate my professional work experience with business management principles I learnt in my class to produce good quality assignments.
Farahliyana Nurulsyazana, Accounts Executive, Global PR Agency, Bachelor of Communication in Communication & Media Studies and Public Relations, Murdoch University
The Murdoch degree has equipped me with theoretical, verbal and practical skills, which are useful in multiple industries. I was employed as a Senior Associate with a global communications & PR agency within a month after I completed my degree. Within 2 short years, I was head-hunted by more than three PR agencies and secured a 20% increase in salary, too.
Theresa Leong Senior Executive, British MNC, Bachelor of Commerce in Hospitality & Tourism Management and Marketing, Murdoch University
Armed with the Murdoch degree, I could command 20% more pay as compared to my previous job. In the course of looking for a new job, I found many companies know about Murdoch University. This has given me more options to choose from multiple job offerings
Anwar Bin Muhamad Saleh, Constituency Manager, Government Sector, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Mass Communication with Public Relations
Northumbria's degree was the right fit for me. The lessons are incredibly engaging and fun. I have learnt so much from my lecturers who brought a great wealth of knowledge and experience to the mass communication subjects. I especially appreciate that my lecturers are professionals in the own fields, in fact, one of them was a former journalist with over 10 years of experience.
Garry Ee, Bank Executive, Leading Bank in Singapore, Global Diploma – Diploma in Commerce (General Studies)
The Kaplan Diploma allowed me to gain entry to the second year of my Bachelor’s degree programme. Also, I am glad that my employer recognised my effort. They promoted and gave me a salary increment before I completed my Diploma.
Zhu Min Fei, ACCA P3 paper, 2nd in Singapore
I am grateful to be 2nd place in Singapore for P3 which gives a good ending to my ACCA journey. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to my P3 lecturer, Andy. He is always ready to help his students, not only on the academic side, but also to inspire us. I finished all of my papers in 2 years' time. I had a good time studying and meeting so many fabulous lecturers and classmates at Kaplan Financial!!
Lee Chen Ni, Logistics Company, Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) Logistics and Supply Chain Management, University College Dublin
I took up UCD degree on company sponsorship and completed the programme successfully within 18 months. After I graduated, I received 3 job offers and received about 35% pay raise in my new job. I chose UCD because it is a top ranking university and highly regarded in the world. The duration of 18 months is reasonable for a part-time student like me. The classes are very flexible and I do not have to commit to weekly classes which will be disruptive to my work and family life."
Jacob Tan, Bachelor of Business, Swinburne University of Technology
This programme offers a broader perspective on business; analyses the challenges and opportunities faced in the real business scenarios. Moreover, critical thinking and analytical skills are also integrated to prepare students for the dynamic business world.The quality of teaching is never compromised! The on-campus lecturers are both friendly and knowledgable; always ready to assist students. Now, I am well-equipped with skills and knowledge, all related to the modern business needs!
Low Jing Hui, Audit Associate, Awarded Vice Chancellor's Commendation Awards for Academic Excellence, Murdoch University
Despite not having prior knowledge in accounting, I managed to emerge as Top 2% of the cohort in year 2013. I attribute this to the regular classes and the strong academic support and guidance from my lecturers.
Raymond Toh, Senior Manager, Public-listed Company, Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) Human Resource Management, University College Dublin
My biggest take away from my UCD degree goes beyond concepts learned in the classroom but the valuable business insights gained through interaction with lecturers and fellow classmates. It was more about the overall experience of being put through a top-notch holistic education from a reputed university. This degree has indeed prepared me well for the competitive world.
Tim Yip Chew Soon, Master of Science with Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Northumbria University
I have been working in the logistics industry for more than 10 years, hence, it has always been my intention to understand more about the logistics and supply chain in a more structured way. Kaplan’s strength in delivering quality programmes were evident, it has a good support system for working professionals who are studying part-time. Moreover, Northumbria University has strict standards and offers a high caliber programme. During my course of study, my presentation and analytical skills have certainly improved tremendously.
Low Cher Nguan, Sherman, Events Executive, Events Agency, Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Events Management, Murdoch University
I have gained a lot of in-depth knowledge from the experience of my lecturers who are veterans in the industry. I realised that I can effectively apply the skills and knowledge learnt to my job. During my course of study, my job scope has expanded. I am now an Events Leader and received a significant salary increment.
Gilbert Wong, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Management, Northumbria University
I wanted to excel in my management roles and responsibilities the corporation. Hence, I chose to major in Business Management from Northumbria University, Newcastle Business School. I am glad that I am able to apply and execute business management skills that I have learnt from the course of study. This also helps me greatly in positioning myself, aligning with the corporation’s vision and strategic goals.
Eliot, Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Finance, University College Dublin
"After looking for a job in Singapore I discovered that it was best to have a degree. I decided to further my studies here as Singapore is one of the best places to study finance, and is also a very safe place to live. I learnt about Kaplan Singapore through the Ministry of Education (Singapore). In my point of view, Kaplan Singapore is affordable and I like the campus and the learning environment here. I find the UCD lecturers professional and supportive, they listen to your every question, and most of the time there will be someone to help you understand the material. Plus the ranking of UCD as a quality university made the decision to study there easier."
Linn Lee, Bachelor of Science in Marketing, University College Dublin
I decided to pursue my studies further by taking up the BSc (Hons) in Marketing with UCD, in association with Kaplan. The programme has helped me a lot in my job as I was able to apply what I’ve learnt. The most memorable part of my programme was when my group mates and I were required to conduct an interview with expats and other working professionals. I really enjoyed it and it made me aware of what’s going on. This made the whole process of doing the assignment more interesting and less mundane. Studying this programme is a value-add to my work profile.
Irwin Koh (ACSI*), Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Management with Accounting, Second Class Upper Honours graduate, Associate member of Chartered Institute for Securities and investment
I took up the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Management with Accounting as it is a qualification that is recognised globally, which will lead to first rate career opportunities. Moreover, the College is ranked in the Top 20 Universities for research in the UK, so you can be confident that your studies will be led in departments staffed by academics who are nationally and internationally recognised in their fields of research.
The degree programme offered the flexibility I needed as I was a full-time national serviceman throughout my programme duration. The lessons with Royal Holloway were often conducted in a fun and interesting way. Most of the time, there were discussions and debate sessions. Lecturers were responsive in replying emails. This is very important since it is the fastest and most cost-efficient way of communicating with our lecturers who fly in directly from UK to conduct lectures. With the help of lecturers and support from my family as well as my superior, I graduated with a Second Class Honours (Upper) award.
The degree from Royal Holloway, University of London has opened doors for me. Ever since I graduated, I had received several job offers from various companies and got accepted by The University of Edinburgh for my Master’s programme.
Goh Sieow Yian, Senior Account Assistant, Biotechnology Industry, Diploma in Accountancy
I chose the Diploma in Accountancy as it’s related to my job. It also has business modules like management, law and others that give me a better understanding of how a business operates. Upon graduation, I received a job offer at an MNC, was given a better position and higher salary!
Michelle Loy, Promotions and Events Assistant Manager, Leading Resort in Singapore, Global Diploma – Diploma in Commerce (Business Administration)
The Kaplan Diploma has aided me both personally as well as professionally. On a professional level, it has enabled me to climb the corporate ladder. I also gained insights into business strategies that impact the world’s economy. And personally, it has helped me close the gap of pursuing a degree in the future. The campus itself is also modern and well-equipped, offering a conducive environment to all students.
Gayathri Peria, Regional Account Manager, Multinational Corporation Student, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business Administration
I chose this course because it is affordable. It has given me a lot of opportunities to network and learn from my classmates who work in various industries. The class schedule allows me to study while accommodating both my social and family lives at the same time. I look forward to completing the honours degree course in a year as this will give me a head start in my career advancement. My goal is to be a Sales Leader in five years’ time.
Lee Jia Hao, IT Engineer, Leading IT Company, Bachelor of Science in Cyber Forensics, Information Security & Management and Business Information Systems, Murdoch University (Top 2% graduate)
I chose this degree as it is one of the few universities offering a double major in Cyber Forensics. The course is practical-based as my project allowed me to experience the whole process of solving a crime using the various security tools. Unlike many other universities, Murdoch University offers a conducive learning environment with a class-size that students can receive individual attention from the lecturers. I attribute this to my success in achieving the Top 2% Vice Chancellor Commendation Award. I graduated one month ago, and I'm now working as an IT Engineer at a leading IT company.
Sharon Tan, Staff Accountant, University of Portsmouth
I chose University of Portsmouth because of its international accreditations from professional bodies such as ACCA. My learning journey has been a fruitful one, together with professional guidance from the lecturers I am able to build up my confidence and widen my knowledge in the financial sector. Most importantly, I am able to apply what I learned into my job.
Shawn Soh, Master of Business Administration, Murdoch University
This MBA programme attracts quality students comprising senior management executives from diverse background and professions who are aspired to achieve their goals by completing the course. This has certainly impacted my learning process significantly. The lively discussions in class provided a platform to implement the theories to the practical world. These are intangible lessons where a textbook could not answer, and this is what I like about the Murdoch University MBA programme at Kaplan.
Daniel Fernandez, Credit Control Officer, Global Information Services Company, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with International Management
I didn't like being forced to remember concepts and to apply them in just two hours for the examination. The Northumbria degree is mostly assignment-based which allowed me to spend more time doing research and perfecting my work rather than cramming it all just for one major examination. The course has influenced me positively and I graduated with 1st class honours. With my stellar academic credentials, I've proven to all, including myself, that I can do it with the right programme support and environment that allow me to shine.
Niz Wanny Sufi, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with International Management, Northumbria University
The modules taught through the programme used examples and case studies that are relevant to Singapore’s business environment. It is easy to understand and applicable to my work. The 2 main reasons that drew me to Northumbria University are that the standards that the university upholds and the title of an Honours degree which is only conferred by UK universities which hopefully will help me to secure a better role in my career. To me, pursuing and enhancing your skills at this stage of life is required to provide you with better career opportunities.
Tan Pei Shi, ACCA P3 - 2nd in Singapore
Thank you Kaplan for providing such a wonderful and conducive environment which allows me to study peacefully. Most importantly, thanks all Kaplan staffs as well as the group of excellent lecturers for guiding me throughout my ACCA journey.
I would like to take this opportunity to make a special thanks to my P3 lecturer, Mr Andy Tan. Being awarded for the P3 paper would have been impossible without a good lecturer like him. I feel so honored that I am able to attend his lecture, the materials and knowledge that he had taught us has really help me alot during my exam sitting. Thank you Andy!
The achievements awarded to me credits to all Kaplan staffs, lecturers, my friends as well as my family. This awards will also motivates me to work harder for my remaining 3 P's paper. With all the hard works and supports from Kaplan, it makes my ACCA journey a memorable and a pleasant one. Thank you Kaplan!
May, Bachelor of Commerce in Hospitality and Tourism Management and Management (Double Major), Murdoch University
"After finishing high school in Yangon, Myanmar, I had plans to study in Singapore, as it is a developed country near my home. My sister had completed a master degree programme at Kaplan Singapore earlier, and I decided to enrol as well because Kaplan is a well-known institution and I wanted to strengthen my chances of getting a good job in Singapore. In addition, there are many fellow Burmese studying in Kaplan Singapore - I have two Burmese friends in my class alone.
Overall, I enjoy the Kaplan environment and facilities. I find the lecturers generally professional and supportive, and the class sizes are small enough that they don't feel crowded. My program manager is also quite helpful. I will never forget all the funny moments with my classmates I've experienced during my studies at Kaplan Higher Education Academy, and I will be sure to share them with my friends back home when I return."
Josh Low, Deputy Manager, Government Sector, Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) Management, University College Dublin
I need a degree programme that offers flexible schedules which would allow me to excel in my studies and work whilst not affecting precious family time. It is very essential for me to choose a course of undergraduate study that is relevant to my job scope and importantly, recognised in the civil service. After the completion of the UCD programme, I feel more empowered and ready to take on more challenges. I am currently planning to take up an MBA programme to further enhance my knowledge and skillsets.
Yvonne Chong, Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Marketing, University College Dublin
"I wanted to come to Singapore to study as it has a good reputation for providing certified qualifications and an excellent study environment. After doing some research, I chose Kaplan Singapore because it is considered one of the top-ranked private institutions in Singapore. The reputation of its partner, UCD, made it easier to choose the right university. The lecturers on the programme were patient in guiding students, and teaching standards are of high quality, which enables students to perform better in exams and assignments. The lecturers use different teaching methods to help students understand the material, and students are encouraged to participate and engage in class discussions all the time. In addition, the assignments and presentations will help me to gain more confidence and prepare for my future career.
Stanley Pok, Senior Manager, Artimedia Pte Ltd, Master of Business Administration, Northumbria University
I wanted an MBA programme that is reputable and is globally accredited. I recommend the Northumbria MBA because it met all my expectations and beyond. I appreciate the holistic approach towards the teachings where areas of business management and administration are well-covered. With this MBA, I am hoping to move into a senior management position in a larger MNC.
This MBA programme is ideal for those who aspire to advance their careers. The MBA title awarded by Northumbria University can add tremendous value to your credentials in this highly competitive job market.
Andrea Wong, Purchasing Senior Assistant, University of Portsmouth BA (Hons) Accountancy & Financial Management Class of 2016, Part-Time
This degree course is UK-based which is appropriate in Singapore and there is conditional exemptions from ACCA. It will help me when I plan to take the ACCA professional papers after graduation. The weekend class benefits me a lot as I don't have to rush to class after work and I am able to focus better during the lesson.
Kelvin Chia, Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Management, University College Dublin
"As I live in Bintan, Indonesia, I travelled to Singapore quite often and decided to study here as well. Kaplan Singapore was recommended to me by friends. I chose it because of its very good reputation, facilities such as its library and canteen, and its location in town with an MRT station nearby. In addition, my management degree programme also comes from the well-known University College Dublin.
Since enrolling, I have learnt quite a lot that is relevant to the outside corporate world, such as human resource management, cross culture management and organisation management, all of which can be applied to real life. Several lecturers are also fun and friendly, which makes the learning process interesting and easy. Finally, I find the lectures well-prepared and the material sufficient for us to fully understand the subject being taught."
Ivy Lee, Assistant Vice President, Insurance Services Company, Master of Business Administration, Murdoch University
Being in the insurance industry for more than ten years, I am aiming to climb the corporate ladder as fast as possible. I feel that the MBA course has helped me to better understand how senior management functions at a more strategic level. My manager has recognised my effort and capability and promoted me three levels up from a Senior Executive to Assistant Vice President and I received a significant salary increment. I hope to continue to develop myself and head this company as a Managing Director in five years’ time.
Jonathan Goi, Master of Business Administration, Northumbria University
Despite my hectic schedules, responsibilities and commitments, I am glad that I have enrolled into Northumbria University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme. This programme is well-structured and focuses on the practical knowledge that is required at work. It is a 15 month programme consisting of only four semesters, the timing is just right for any mature working adult seeking to upgrade themselves. Kaplan Higher Education Institute’s support staffs and lecturers are very approachable, friendly, helpful, and never fail to give 100% customer satisfaction. Kaplan provides an excellent learning environment with good classroom facilities.
Alvin Tan and Jason Ong, Bachelor of Business (Business Administration), Swinburne University of Technology
Polytechnic diploma holders like Mr Alvin Tan (left) and Mr Jason Ong (right) who have joined the workforce after graduation now have a chance to upgrade themselves. Kaplan Higher Education Institute (KHEI) gives them a chance to get a Bachelor of Business degree from Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne.
Mr Tan, 31, an assistant engineer at the Republic of Singapore Air Force, has a diploma in mechatronic engineering from Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) and now pursuing the part-time Bachelor of Business (Business Administration) programme at KHEI.
Mt Tan, who is married, said "I choose KHEI as I heard reviews about them and my friends who studied there said Kaplan run the courses well and offer adequate and professional support to their students."
Mr Ong, 35, a service engineer, is pursuing the part-time Bachelor of Business (Marketing) programme. The father of one, who has a diploma in mechanical engineering from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, said: "A high level of discipline is needed to study and work at the same time. Fortunately, my family is supportive of my decision of going back to school.
Source: The New Paper, March 29, 2012
Peggy Lee, Current Student, Intake 4, Term 3, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting and Financial Management, University of Portsmouth
Due to my strong interest in accounting, I chose the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting and Financial Management as it offers the maximum number of ACCA exemptions.
The delivery method is specially planned to suit busy accounting executives like me, and the program lecturers are more than willing to help the students.
I believe the degree program will help me progress in my career, I am aiming for at least 20% salary increment.
Effie, Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Finance, University College Dublin
"I came to Singapore to study as it is safe, and my parents believe that Singapore is the best choice for me. It is also near my country, so my parents can come here anytime they like.
While I did consider other private institutions initially, I came to Kaplan Singapore as I feel it offers more specialised programmes. Kaplan's programmes are more focused on relevant subjects, and also save us a lot of time. For example, I received my Diploma in Banking, Securities and Investment Management from KHEA before going on to my degree. The diploma modules were tough and not easy to pass - my classmates and I needed to work hard. But my friend who is already working said that the diploma programme was useful as it is accredited by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, a well-known professional body in the United Kingdom.
Having secured my diploma, I am now completing my Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University College Dublin (UCD). I made the decision to continue my studies at Kaplan Singapore as I knew UCD is recognised and the quality of education is high. The lecturers are professional and supportive, and while some may be tougher than others, all of them teach us with the ultimate aim of getting us to pass our subjects and do well. Thanks to my Kaplan experience, I have learnt many things I did not know previously. I hope to get good grades, as I would like to work in an international bank in Singapore after graduation."
Jasmine Tay, Sales Executive, MNC, Kaplan Diploma graduate
I selected Kaplan as it is strategically located right at the heart of the city. More importantly, I managed to get a job immediately after I completed my diploma programme! This has assured me of Kaplan Diploma’s recognition in the job market. I’m now working as a Sales Executive with an MNC, and my salary has increased by 15%. I look forward to completing my degree and see my career progress further.
Lim Kuan Loong, Bryan, Operations Executive, Leisure Attraction, Bachelor of Commerce in Tourism & Events Management graduate, Kaplan Diploma graduate
What I appreciate most was the dedication and commitment several lecturers took to ensure we learnt something practical and applicable from our experiences. I've completed my Diploma in Commerce and Degree in Tourism & Events Management at Kaplan. I'm currently working in a leisure attraction as an Operations Executive.
Oliver Ong Baoshun, Public Sector, BBSc (Hons) in Management with Marketing Graduate
Being a regular serviceman, I needed a degree that is recognised by my organisation and could be completed in a relatively short time. My experience so far in this 1.5 year degree programme has proven to be a wise decision. The lecturers and programme managers are very supportive and committed to ensuring that students have an enriching study experience at Kaplan.
Jowell Chan Zhi Wei, Bachelor of Arts in Childhood Studies & Guidance & Counselling, Northumbria University
I have been in the recruitment industry for close to 2 years before deciding to sign up for my degree course from Northumbria University. Career counselling (constructing the future) is one of the modules which helped me to better understand how people make their career decisions and what are the factors that makes one choose a career switch. After completing the module, I have a better understanding of my candidates and will be able to help them effectively. Kaplan has a good support system from the programme management team and lecturers which enables majority of the students studying part-time to fully understand the course while having a full-time job.
Richard Moey, Senior Officer, Government Sector, Master of Science in Management (Alumnus of the Year 2015), University College Dublin
I chose UCD's MSc programme because of its Triple-Crown accreditation and world-wide recognition that made it a very viable option to fulfill my twin needs of self-development and career enhancement. Furthermore, I have received a subsidy from my organisation because the MSc Degree awarded by UCD is recognised in the civil service. The flexible delivery of the lessons has allowed me to be effectively immersed with the learning contents and thus enabling effective application in the workplace with successful outcomes.
Yuichi Tsuruma, Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
The degree gives you exposure to practical hands-on learning and incorporates employment-related skills. I’ve also been heavily involved in the RMIT Racing team. We get to design and produce a Formula 1 prototype while learning project management, manufacturing, technical and professional skills. Being part of the team has also given me exposure to industry-standard software such as CATIA, a 3D design software. I have recently started working at Ford as a Durability Engineer.
Timotheus Lee, CEO, OOJO, Master of Science in Marketing (Top Student Award), University College Dublin
After attending the info session at Kaplan, I did some research on UCD. What I found impressed me: UCD is one of the top one per cent universities in the world as well as a Triple-Crown Accredited Business School (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS). I also discovered good reviews for UCD as the degree is recognised in Singapore and, as a result, many graduates have been placed in top positions in multinational organisations, for example, Google."
William Lin, Master of Business Administration, Murdoch University
The benefits and skills acquired from this programme is definitely very valuable for my career development. The lessons I have attended opened my mind as my experienced lecturers have the ability to relate many interesting and practical knowledge from the various industries into the classroom environment. Perhaps the most rewarding benefit that I have gained is the strong friendships forged with classmates from various background. These strong bonds had helped me open multiple doors of opportunities and to gain insight into other industries as well. I would highly recommend the Murdoch MBA programme at Kaplan as the programme of choice for professionals looking to acquire necessary skillsets to help them in their career paths. Earning this internationally recognized MBA and building strong networks along the way would definitely be an invaluable asset to anyone for a lifetime.
Muhammad Hafashah Bin Mohd Aslam Staff Nurse (Medical Intensive Care Unit), Local Hospital, Bachelor of Nursing, Griffith University
Griffith University has a long history of tertiary education and is considered one of Australia's most innovative institutions with a strong foundation in research and clinical practice. This is the reason why I chose to take up the Bachelor of Nursing programme. The flexibility of the lectures and tutorial sessions via the intensive teaching blocks allowed me to better manage my work and study. I also received salary increment after completing the Degree.
Tan Chee Yong, ACCA P2 3rd in Singapore
I was extremely surprised to hear that I had been awarded 3rd placing for paper P2. Studying ACCA as a part-time student while working is fairly tough, especially when it comes down to setting aside time for studies. However, thanks to the lecturer's guidance, patience and clear explanation in class, together with the short and concise lecture notes and exam kit, I am able to understand the knowledge and apply the skills required for the paper. With a positive attitude, determination and sufficient practices, you can do it too with Kaplan.
Sim Shi Yong, Senior Accounts Asst, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Accountancy and Financial Management, University of Portsmouth
I decided to take up the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Accountancy and Financial Management from the University of Portsmouth because of the flexible teaching schedule and the duration of the programme which fit very well into my current working schedule.
The modules that I've studied so far are directly related to my career & personal life. One such example would be the calculation of withholding tax, tax relief and law. Using what I learnt, I could even calculate my own personal tax relief!
Overall the quality of lecturers met my expectations and they have been very supportive even after classes, providing many practical assessments on hand to prepare for my exam.
Patrick Chan, Marketing Executive, Multinational Corporation Graduate, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Marketing
This one-year degree course meets my needs as I need to juggle between work and family commitments, and I was looking for a course that does not take too long to complete. Furthermore, I enjoyed the course as there were several interesting modules such as digital marketing strategy, social marketing and sustainable marketing. I am looking forward to applying what I have learnt from the course to my work.
Wu Hao, Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Logistics, University College Dublin
"I came to Singapore as it is known to be an education centre in the region. I liked the choices of majors offered at Kaplan Singapore and the reputation of UCD which is why I chose to study here. The teaching quality is impressive. The lecturers have professional skills and knowledge, and they hold creative classes while still imparting information. While learning about economics, I have been given a picture of the global economy's external environment, which has helped me to understand the business world better. Human Resources and Operations Management classes taught me about company structures, environments and processes.
Cecilia Chen, CEM Specialist, Ericsson Telecom, BSc (Hons) in Management with Marketing
I did not hesitate to sign up when I realised that the renowned UOL brand name had partnered with Kaplan to offer degree programmes under Royal Holloway. I like that the programme has an organised course content.
Jonathan Vista, Assistant Manager, Communications, Marina Bay Sands, Bachelor of Commerce in Hospitality & Tourism Management and Marketing, Murdoch University
The Hospitality and Tourism Management double major degree taught at Kaplan provided a wide spectrum of knowledge and understanding. Key concepts, theories and practices can be applied in and outside the classroom, giving me the ability to approach situations holistically. Now that I am in the tourism and hospitality industry, I can truly say that I can apply what I learnt in the classroom to my work.
Huang Junguang, Fund Accountant, Leading US Financial Institution, Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance, Murdoch University
This Degree equipped me with industry-relevant knowledge and it has aided me to secure my new job as fund accountant at a leading investment company. I was also offered multiple job offers and obtained a significant salary increment in my new job.
Elizabeth Ng, Cabin Crew Trainer, International Airline Graduate, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business Administration
My career progression requires a recognised honours degree. I like this degree because it is a one-year top-up honours degree course, which gives me more opportunities to advance my career more quickly. Upon graduation, I received a 20% pay increment and I am able to explore multiple job offerings. However, I am in the course of securing a managerial position in a local airline. Overall, this degree has definitely helped me to enhance my self-esteem, job advancement and security.
Jimmy Lim, Manager, Strategic Planning and Programmes, Government Sector, Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management and Management, Murdoch University
I have gained from the Murdoch programme even before my graduation. I was able to apply industry-relevant knowledge, which led me to an offer for the position of Manager in the department of Strategic Planning and Programmes. I was even given a 10% increment compared to my former employment. My decision to opt for the Murdoch double degree programme was based on affordability, programme duration and university recognition by local organisations. Notwithstanding that, I believe my double degree will give me opportunities for better prospects and career progression in future.
Erica Chong, Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Human Resource Management, University College Dublin
As a working adult, I am considering enrolling for a degree programme that can fit my hectic schedule without compromising. The UCD’s bachelor in Human Resource Management offered by Kaplan opens up new career opportunities. The benefit of pursing a higher education gave me leadership insights in the business world by integrating academics with my real-life work experience. There are times where I need to travel for work. The intensive lectures are held 4 days monthly. This programme is perfect for individuals like who juggle between work and study. The local lecturers are industry veterans who share their valuable industry experiences. I also enjoyed classes taught by lecturers from who flew in to Singapore. This adds international perspective to class discussions and broadens our horizon. I will be also pursuing my Masters Degree in Human Resources Management after a short break.
Faziah Binte Abdul Jabbar, Customer Service, Diploma in Accountancy
Being the sole breadwinner, I decided to pursue a Kaplan diploma for career advancement in order to improve the lives of my family. The study schedule did not compromise my work or personal life. With the help of the supportive and approachable lecturers, I have obtained good grades. I will be pursuing my degree once I complete my diploma course.