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University College Dublin

Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Business with Law

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  • Topic: Obtain direct honours degree in 18 months from UCD, ranked Top 1% worldwide.
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  • Date: 02 May 2017, Tuesday, 07:00 PM
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  • Topic: Obtain direct honours degree in 18 months from UCD, ranked Top 1% worldwide.
  • Guest Speaker: Kay Tan - Programme Specialist
  • Date: 02 May 2017, Tuesday, 07:00 PM
  • Venue: 8 Wilkie Road #02-01 Kaplan City Campus @ Wilkie Edge (Beside Peace Centre, nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut)

The Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) programme consists of 8 core modules and 4 pathway modules and may be completed in a minimum of 18 months through distance teaching in Singapore.

An honours Degree at University College Dublin takes 3 academic years to complete (over 3 ‘stages’). In the case of the Bachelor of Business Studies (Singapore), the duration of the programme is as follows:

Stage 1: Exemption granted due to accredited prior learning
Stage 2: 1 academic year*
Stage 3: 1 academic year*
*an academic year is generally a minimum of 9 months duration.

  • Human Resource Management
  • Economic Policy and the Global Environment
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Data Analysis for Decision Makers
  • Management of Organisations
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Project Management
  • Law in Business
  • Contract Law
  • Company Law
  • Commerical Law

Honours Award

Honours in the degree will be awarded based on the overall average grades of all the modules in the programme in accordance with the university programme regulations.


Professional Recognition and Accreditation

University College Dublin:

UCD School of Business:

  • Degrees consistently ranked in the top 100 by the Financial Times and the Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Ranked 33rd in Europe (Financial Times 2013)
  • Prestigious Triple-Crown Accreditations from:
    • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
    • EQUIS (European Foundation for Management Development)
    • AMBA (Association of MBAs)

Community of European Management Schools (CEMS)

The UCD Smurfit School of Business is one of 17 business schools in the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS). This is an alliance of businesses and higher education and currently comprises 17 of Europe’s finest academic institutions, 4 non-European academic institutions and over 50 of the world’s leading multinational companies such as Shell Reuters, KPMG, Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, British Petroleum, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Siemens, JP Morgan, and ING Group.

The BBS (Hons) programme accepts a wide range of advanced standing qualifications.

These include:

  • Polytechnic diploma in Business, Management, Accountancy, Banking, Finance, Industrial Management, Logistics, Supply Chain Management or related fields
  • Diploma in Engineering, IT, Computing or technical areas (subject to university’s approval)
  • Business and IT diploma/advanced diploma awarded by Kaplan Higher Education Academy
  • Diploma/advanced diploma from private institutions (subject to university’s approval)
  • ACCA, CAT (subject to university’s approval)
  • Applicants holding other diploma-level qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Additional entry requirement :

  • Applicants should either possess a diploma from a recognised institution where English is the sole medium of instruction OR
  • IELTS of 6.5 OR
  • TOEFL of 600 (or 250 in the computer based test)

Delivery Method

The programme provides 42 hours of lectures per module. Classes are conducted by local and visiting lecturers from National University of Ireland, Dublin. A typical term is a 3-month period covering 2 courses of study, Classes are scheduled 5 times a week with at least 3 hours of class time per session. There will be no weekend classes.


Assessment Methods

Each unit is assessed by any combination of class participation, written assignments, project or examinations. Assessment methods may vary according to individual unit requirements.

Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Business with Law from University College Dublin.

The degree awards will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee covers university registration, study guides, textbooks, intensive seminars and workshops, assignments, examination (if applicable), projects, degree (if earned) and transcript.

(For Singaporean/PR)

  •  Programme fee: SGD 24,235.50 (payable in 6 installments)
  • Receive $700 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our degree course. T&Cs apply.

(For International Students)

  • Programme fee: SGD 28,248

Non-tuition fees

Non-refundable application fees are as follows:

For Singaporean/PR

  • Application fee: SGD 181.90 (includes application for Kaplan student access card)

For International Students

  • Application fee: SGD 492.20
  • Administration fee: SGD 749 (which includes application for Kaplan student access card, Student’s Pass, Fee Protection Scheme and Medical Insurance)


All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

*Note: All fees are subjected to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 18 Jan 2016. For more information about the programme, please contact our course consultant.

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