University College Dublin

Ranked among the Top 1% of institutions worldwide1 and one of the few elite business schools to hold the ‘Triple Crown’ accreditationfrom AACSB (US), AMBA (UK), EQUIS (Europe), the University College Dublin (UCD) continues to deliver top quality, internationally recognised Business Bachelor’s Degrees and Master of Science (MsC) programmes to help students fulfil their personal and professional goals.

All UCD Degrees awarded by Kaplan are also accredited by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China3.

Benchmarked against the best business schools in the world, UCD Business programmes are consistently ranked in World’s Top 100 by the Financial Times4 and the Economist Intelligence Unit5.

UCD has a resident faculty based in Kaplan to support students’ academic journey and help ensure a high standard of programmes delivery.

  • Why UCD?
  • Ranking & Recognition
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Bachelor’s Degree Programmes

  1. Choice of 9 specialised pathways such as Banking and Wealth Management, Business with Law, Digital Business, Finance, Human Resource, Logistics and Supply Chain, Management, Marketing, or even Project Management
  2. Completion of a Direct Honours Degree in 18 months6
  3. Curriculum designed by leading subject experts and delivered by a mix of highly qualified Singapore and UCD faculty lecturers for a blend of local and global perspectives
  4. International exposure arising from opportunity to undertake two modules at UCD summer school in Ireland7
  5. Full-time or part-time study options available for greater flexibility

 

Master’s Degree Programmes

  1. Choice of 7 specialised pathways such as Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management, Marketing and Project Management
  2. Completion in 18 months8
  3. Curriculum designed by leading subject experts and delivered by a mix of highly qualified Singapore and UCD faculty lecturers who are highly qualified academia or industry professionals
  4. Part-time study options available, resulting in greater flexibility for busy professionals and frequent travellers8
  5. High passing rates of more than 80%9
  6. Join the prestigious UCD alumni network comprising 239,000 graduates globally including 12,000 from Singapore

 

 

  • Top 1% University in the World (Times Higher Education World Ranking 2018)
  • Triple-crown accredited Business School from three centres of business and academic excellence namely AACSB (US), EQUIS (Europe) and AMBA (UK) (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS))
  • All UCD Degrees awarded are accredited by the Chinese Service Center of Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE), an affiliation to the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (CSCE)
  • Ireland’s largest and most international university (UCD)
  • 24th in Europe Business School Rankings (Financial Times 2017)
  • Top 100 for postgraduate programmes (The Economist 2016  & Financial Times 2018)
  • 168th in the World (QS World University Rankings 2018)
  • Ranked 74th worldwide for graduate employability by QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019 (QS World University Rankings 2019)
  • Over 25 years partnership with Kaplan having over 12,000 graduates since 1991
  • Large Business Alumni with over 239,000 graduates in over 165 countries
  • Member of the leading business school alliances – the Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS) and the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM)
  • UCD is a recognised Provider of Higher Education by the Department of Education and Skills, a department of the Irish state (Department of Education and Skills)
  • Candidates with a Degree from a University accredited by the home government of the country may be considered for appointment into the Singapore Public Service (ifaq.gov.sg)
  • UCD students are awarded Degrees from the National University of Ireland. National University of Ireland is on the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) acceptable institutions list (Applicable only to foreign students applying for work pass) (mom.gov.sg)

1 https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/university-college-dublin
2 AACSB-datadirect.aacsb.edu | AMBA-www.ambaguide.com | EQUIS – www.efmd.org | Accredited to UCD College of Business
http://www.cscse.edu.cn/publish/portal0/tab82/info15094.htm; All UCD Degrees awarded are accredited by the Chinese Service Center of Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE), an affiliation to the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (CSCSE). This is only applicable to Degrees awarded through Kaplan Higher Education Academy from July 2011 and Kaplan Higher Education Institute from March 2016.
http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-ranking-2018
5 https://www.economist.com/whichmba/full-time-mba-ranking?page=9&order=field_wmba_school_rank_overall_value&sort=asc&year=2017&term_node_tid_depth=All
6 Subject to programme and meeting entry requirements
7 Students are only able to take only Business Strategy and Operations Management (both stage 3 modules) for the UCD Summer School programme. Students will be responsible for covering the cost of their own travel and accommodation expenses.
8 Only applicable for part-time programmes.
9 Information extracted from the October 2017 cohort.

 

UCD Faculty at Kaplan

 

Dr Cubie Lau

UCD Faculty Member

Cubie is a full-time faculty member for University College Dublin (UCD) in Singapore. She received her PhD Doctorate from UCD. Prior to joining UCD in Singapore, Cubie held a one-year visiting position at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is a member of the Academy of Management and the Society for Business Ethics.

Dr Yung Chiang Yang

Lecturer of Finance

Yung Chiang is Lecturer of Finance at University College Dublin (UCD) College of Business. He teaches corporate finance, investments, derivative securities, and international finance at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Before joining UCD, he was a lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast for five years. He received his Ph.D. in Finance from Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

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Renice Ng Qin Ya
Renice Ng Qin Ya
Sales Support Engineer, MNC
"As a working adult, having a full-time career and pursuing further studies is not easy. Since Kaplan is a global brand name in education, I came here for a distinctive Bachelor’s Degree programme that matched my working schedule, so that it would ..." Read More

Renice Ng Qin Ya

Sales Support Engineer, MNC

Renice Ng Qin Ya

Sales Support Engineer, MNC

Programme taken:

As a working adult, having a full-time career and pursuing further studies is not easy. Since Kaplan is a global brand name in education, I came here for a distinctive Bachelor’s Degree programme that matched my working schedule, so that it would not interrupt my career.

Quality matters a lot to me, so University College Dublin (UCD) instantly caught my attention as it is an elite business school ranked Top 1% of institutions globally with triple-crown accreditations by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. Naturally, I chose the programme specialising in Logistics and Supply Chain Management as it is relevant to my line of work and I could earn a premium credential in 18 months.

I experienced world-class education as many qualified lecturers fly in from Ireland to teach alongside local lecturers who have years of real industry experience. They imparted deep business insights and global knowledge which helped guide my studies, built my foundation knowledge and developed my confidence for the future.

Renee Pak Xin Yi
Renee Pak Xin Yi
Senior Relationship Manager, Funding Societies
Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Finance (Top-up)
"When I relived memories of my UCD summer school trip, I really felt that I had benefitted from the best of both worlds. Nothing truly beats the experience of studying locally while having the opportunity to experience campus life halfway around th..." Read More

Renee Pak Xin Yi

Senior Relationship Manager, Funding Societies

Renee Pak Xin Yi

Senior Relationship Manager, Funding Societies

Programme taken: Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Finance (Top-up)

When I relived memories of my UCD summer school trip, I really felt that I had benefitted from the best of both worlds. Nothing truly beats the experience of studying locally while having the opportunity to experience campus life halfway around the world. This programme also gave me plenty of insights on how the world of money works.

I was previously working as a Business Development Manager at funding company while completing my part-time studies with UCD. My studies at UCD had made a significant impact to my career life.

After graduating, I was offered a role with Funding Societies. Today, I play an instrumental role in the world of corporate finance by helping many small-and medium enterprises (SMEs) owners achieve their dreams of starting a business or to grow their piggybank with funding support from individual and institutional investors.

Mohamed Azman Bin Atan
Mohamed Azman Bin Atan
Operations and Maintenance Manager, leading international manufacturer for the intralogistics industry
Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Management (Top-up)
"I was referred by my friends to consider UCD for my choice of studies. I eventually chose the Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Management (Top-up) programme as it suits the current needs for my job. The lecturers were helpful and approach..." Read More

Mohamed Azman Bin Atan

Operations and Maintenance Manager, leading international manufacturer for the intralogistics industry

Mohamed Azman Bin Atan

Operations and Maintenance Manager, leading international manufacturer for the intralogistics industry

Programme taken: Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Management (Top-up)

I was referred by my friends to consider UCD for my choice of studies. I eventually chose the Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Management (Top-up) programme as it suits the current needs for my job. The lecturers were helpful and approachable, and they made our lessons really fun! I also like Kaplan’s campus environment for its first-class facilities and the library has a good collection of references useful for my studies.
I was especially thrilled that my employer recognised the value of my UCD credentials. I was promoted from the position of Assistant Manager to Operations and Maintenance Manager.

Robin Teo
Robin Teo
Associate Director, the largest European asset management company
Master of Science in Finance
"Three important people in my life inspired me to take up this Master’s Degree. Firstly, it was my father Joseph, who was an exemplary educator himself; my wife Shirley, who encouraged me to go for my academic pursuit and lastly, my astute mentor S..." Read More

Robin Teo

Associate Director, the largest European asset management company

Robin Teo

Associate Director, the largest European asset management company

Programme taken: Master of Science in Finance

Three important people in my life inspired me to take up this Master’s Degree. Firstly, it was my father Joseph, who was an exemplary educator himself; my wife Shirley, who encouraged me to go for my academic pursuit and lastly, my astute mentor Stephen, a fellow UCD alumnus who was always there to guide me through my career challenges. He was also the one who advised me to sign up for this programme.

The Master of Science programme at UCD was delivered by highly competent lecturers, who had augmented my knowledge in the field of Finance. I believe that the programme has equipped me with the abilities to better adapt to changes and resolve problems. It takes one from being efficient to being effective. The critical thinking developed at this level is not only valuable to my career but also to my family, social network and personal development.

Bryan Koh Hanqiang
Bryan Koh Hanqiang
Financial Adviser, Prudential Singapore
Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Finance (Top-up)
"Graduating with a Finance Degree from UCD combined with real-life experience made me feel confident and closer to my beliefs that I can play a greater role in shaping the lives of others. This Degree helped me to secure my career ahead of my pe..." Read More

Bryan Koh Hanqiang

Financial Adviser, Prudential Singapore

Bryan Koh Hanqiang

Financial Adviser, Prudential Singapore

Programme taken: Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Finance (Top-up)

Graduating with a Finance Degree from UCD combined with real-life experience made me feel confident and closer to my beliefs that I can play a greater role in shaping the lives of others.

This Degree helped me to secure my career ahead of my peers by allowing me to earn some exemptions from mandatory examinations for my license. And now, I am able to embark on a journey to fulfil my life aspiration to help others reach their life goals, faster with financial protection and security.

Dr Murphy Choy
Dr Murphy Choy
Director of Technology & Operations, SSON Analytics
Master of Science in Finance
"I was working with a Risk Management Consultancy firm before I embarked on my Master’s education. I chose UCD’s Master of Science in Finance as it encompassed both Finance and Business elements that were relevant to my line of work. Furthermore, U..." Read More

Dr Murphy Choy

Director of Technology & Operations, SSON Analytics

Dr Murphy Choy

Director of Technology & Operations, SSON Analytics

Programme taken: Master of Science in Finance

I was working with a Risk Management Consultancy firm before I embarked on my Master’s education. I chose UCD’s Master of Science in Finance as it encompassed both Finance and Business elements that were relevant to my line of work. Furthermore, UCD is a well-recognised University with a leading business school in the world. After completing the programme, I joined a Global Financial Institution with a significant increment.

The lecturers from UCD were a passionate bunch who went that extra mile to help me. I fondly remember them going for lunches with me to guide me through the materials, and I am proud to become a protégé of some professors who are CEOs and consultants to various private and government agencies. This experience was a catalyst to my career transformation journey from a technical role towards a management role. I am now a Director of Technology and Operations at SSON Analytics, and I attribute this achievement to the UCD programme.

Linn Lee
Linn Lee
Assistant Account Manager, Media Company
Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Marketing (Top-up)
"I graduated with a Diploma in Marketing. With this, I decided to pursue my studies further by taking up the Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) in Marketing with University College Dublin, in association with Kaplan. I’m currently working as an As..." Read More

Linn Lee

Assistant Account Manager, Media Company

Linn Lee

Assistant Account Manager, Media Company

Programme taken: Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Marketing (Top-up)

I graduated with a Diploma in Marketing. With this, I decided to pursue my studies further by taking up the Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) in Marketing with University College Dublin, in association with Kaplan. I’m currently working as an Assistant Account Manager. My job scope includes sales and marketing, with a focus on account management/servicing and planning client’s marketing campaigns.

Hence, the course really helped me a lot in my job as I get to apply what I’ve learnt to my work. Studying this course is a value add to my work profile.

Lee Chen Ni
Lee Chen Ni
Logistics Company
Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Top-up)
"I took up UCD degree on company sponsorship and completed the programme successfully within 18 months. The duration of 18 months is reasonable for a part-time student like me. For UCD programme, the classes are very flexible and I..." Read More

Lee Chen Ni

Logistics Company

Lee Chen Ni

Logistics Company

Programme taken: Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Top-up)

I took up UCD degree on company sponsorship and completed the programme successfully within 18 months. The duration of 18 months is reasonable for a part-time student like me. For UCD programme, the classes are very flexible and I do not have to commit weekly classes which will be disruptive to my work and family life.

Programmes Offered

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Banking and Wealth Management (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Finance (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Master of Science in Finance
Level: Master's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time

Business and Management

Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Digital Business (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Human Resource Management (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Management (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Marketing (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Project Management (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time

Information Technology

Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Digital Business (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Master of Science in Information Technology
Level: Master's Degree Study Mode: Part-time

Law

Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Business with Law (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time