Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Business

  • Overview

  • About the Programme

    An education grant of S$2,180 is available to local applicants for the 2024 intakes of this programme. Please contact our Programme Consultant for more information.

    This Degree programme develops your knowledge and skills so you can apply what you learn internationally. It focuses on giving you real business scenarios to put your learning to the test and get as much experience of the business world as possible. It covers international business strategy, operations and systems, e-business, global management issues, globalisation and much more. Through group presentations, live projects and business case studies, you can apply your learning to real experience and business scenarios.


    Graduation & Degree Awarded

    Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Business from Birmingham City University, United Kingdom.

    The Degree will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates in the United Kingdom.

    Key facts
    12 months
    January, May & September
    Career Opportunities
    Business Adviser
    Business Development Executive (International)
    Group Retail Manager
    Management and Business Consultant
    Management Executive (International)
    Regional General Manager
    Regional Purchasing Manager
    Sales Manager/Executive (International)
    A combination of assignments and examinations

Ranking & Accreditation

Member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)
Member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
  • Intakes

    There are 3 intakes per year.

    • January
    • May
    • September

      Please contact our programme consultant to obtain a copy of the class schedules.

    Minimum Class Size
    • 20 students

      Class may commence with fewer students than indicated above, subject to resource availability. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified at least 1 week before the programme commencement date, stated in your student contract with Kaplan, and our consultants will contact you to advise on a backup plan.



Core Modules
  • Business Process and Systems
  • Contemporary Global Management Issues
  • E-Business
  • Innovative Thinking for Organisation Development
  • International Business
  • One Planet Business

Click here for module descriptions.

  • Admission Criteria
    Academic Requirements

    This Degree programme accepts the following qualifications, which includes:

    • Kaplan Diploma in a Business-related discipline and a minimum of 2 years of junior managerial work experience*
    • Kaplan Advanced Diploma in a Business-related discipline
    • Local Polytechnic Diploma or other Diploma** in a Business-related discipline and a minimum of 2 years of junior managerial work experience*
    • Other equivalent Advanced Diploma or Diploma^ in a Business-related discipline
    • Other private or foreign qualifications in a Business-related discipline with a minimum of 3 years of junior managerial work experience* will be considered on a case-by-case basis

    *For work experience to be considered, applicants must have been in roles where they are able to demonstrate management experience through either the management of people, projects, business improvement, budgets, or other areas where they can demonstrate managerial responsibility
    **Equivalent to RQF Level 4
    ^Equivalent to RQF Level 5

    English Language Requirements
    • GCE O-Level English language subject (Grade C6 and above); OR
    • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
    • For more information, please click here.

    In all cases, the final decision on admission to the programme rests with the University.

  • Fees

    • Local Applicants
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      Part-time (Local Applicants) – Click here to apply online.

      Tuition Fee

      The total tuition fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and main assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.

      S$13,270.75 payable in 3 instalments 
      (Nett programme fee listed above = Tuition fee of S$15,450.75 minus Education Grant of S$2,180^)

      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      Receive a S$400 referral fee when you recommend a friend to enrol in our Degree programme*

      ^The Education Grant and amount specified is exclusive to selected programmes and not transferable to other programmes or another intake of the same programme. Terms and conditions apply.

      *Click here for Terms and Conditions for Rebates and Offers.

      NTUC members are eligible for funding support under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). The maximum claimable is capped annually at S$250 for NTUC members below 40 years old and S$500 for NTUC members aged 40 and above.

      For application guidelines, please click here.

      For FAQs, please click here.

      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      Student Development Fee

      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      *Payment for this fee will be included in the first instalment.

      The Student Development Fee covers the provision of a comprehensive range of initiatives aimed at enhancing the career and industry-readiness of Kaplan students, such as programmes aimed at improving interpersonal skills, technical and digital skills, as well as career advisory and job matching services. More details can be found here.

      Mode of Payment

      Click here to learn about available payment modes.


      All fees indicated are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate of 9%. For more information on the GST revision, please refer to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website. Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

      Fees remain subject to change. Applicant will be charged the prevailing fees and GST at the time of application. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.

      Please refer to the following scenarios for how GST will be applied:

      Scenario 1

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered in 2023

      8% GST will apply.


      Scenario 2

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered on or after 1 Jan 2024
      • Payment collected on or after 1 Jan 2024 

      9% GST will apply.


      Scenario 3

      • Invoice generated on or after 1 Jan 2024

      9% GST will apply.

      Education Loan

      Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs.

      • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
      • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years.

      Please click here for more information on Maybank Education loan and here for OCBC Frank Education loan. Terms and conditions apply, subject to bank’s approval.

      Education Grant

      This Education Grant aims to provide financial assistance to Birmingham City University students pursuing selected Degree programmes. For more information, please click here or contact our programme consultant.

  • Duration
    • 12 months
    Maximum allowed candidature period
    • 60 months

      If a student fails to complete the programme within the candidature period, they will not be entitled to any recourse or refund.

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