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(Double Major)

Bachelor of Business in International Business and Politics and International Studies

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  • Overview

  • 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.

    Organisations are looking for ways to expand and operate across international borders. The International Business Major equips you with the skills and experience you need to succeed. As you develop your strategic decision-making abilities, put your cross-cultural skills into practice and explore new ways of thinking, you will build a skill set essential to practically any business operation.

    On the other hand, the Politics and International Studies Major will pique your interest if you are actively participating in shaping the local and global forces that affect political institutions and their policies. It will enable you to take up effective roles in local, state, national and international political institutions by developing your deep understanding of real-world political and policy issues, and encourage you to apply your knowledge and skill sets to it.

    Students have the option to enrol in either Single or Double Majors.

     

    Graduation & Degree Awarded

    Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Business in International Business and Politics and International Studies from Murdoch University, Australia.

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

    Key facts
    Duration
    Possible completion in 16 months (instead of 28 months)
    Intakes
    January, May & September
    Career Opportunities
    Aid and non-governmental organisations
    Foreign Correspondent
    Foreign Journalist
    Lobbyist
    Officeholder in Political Parties
    Political Candidate
    Policy Consultancies (Public and Private)
    Policymaker
    Security Analyst
    Assessment
    A combination of assignments and examinations
  • About the Programme

    Organisations are looking for ways to expand and operate across international borders. The International Business Major equips you with the skills and experience you need to succeed. As you develop your strategic decision-making abilities, put your cross-cultural skills into practice and explore new ways of thinking, you will build a skill set essential to practically any business operation.

    On the other hand, the Politics and International Studies Major will pique your interest if you are actively participating in shaping the local and global forces that affect political institutions and their policies. It will enable you to take up effective roles in local, state, national and international political institutions by developing your deep understanding of real-world political and policy issues, and encourage you to apply your knowledge and skill sets to it.

    Students have the option to enrol in either Single or Double Majors.

     

    Graduation & Degree Awarded

    Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Business in International Business and Politics and International Studies from Murdoch University, Australia.

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

    Key facts
    Duration
    Possible completion in 16 months (instead of 28 months)
    Intakes
    January, May & September
    Career Opportunities
    Aid and non-governmental organisations
    Foreign Correspondent
    Foreign Journalist
    Lobbyist
    Officeholder in Political Parties
    Political Candidate
    Policy Consultancies (Public and Private)
    Policymaker
    Security Analyst
    Assessment
    A combination of assignments and examinations
  • Intakes

    There are 3 intakes per year.

    Commencement
    • January
    • May
    • September

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

    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.

  • Intakes

    There are 3 intakes per year.

    Commencement
    • January
    • May
    • September

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

    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.

Curriculum

Modules

Core Modules

International Business

  • Business Negotiations: An International Perspective
  • Comparative Corporate Governance and International Operations
  • Global Strategic Management
  • International Business
  • International Logistics
  • Introduction to International Finance

Politics and International Studies

  • Climate Change, Natural Resources and Conflict
  • International Political Economy
  • Politics, the State and Crisis
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • The Fall of Democracies: Authoritarianism and Populism
  • The Rise of Democracies: Making Political Action

Click here for unit descriptions.

Common Modules

Students are required to complete the following common modules:

  • Building Employability Skills OR Consulting and Freelancing
  • Career Learning: Managing Your Career*

Applicants may be required to complete general elective modules to fulfil the required credit points..

*3-Year Polytechnic Diploma holders are exempted, subject to University’s approval.

Year 1 Module Outline available here — private Diploma and Polytechnic Diploma holders are exempted, subject to University’s approval.

  • Admission Criteria
    Academic Requirements

    Applicants with a Polytechnic Diploma may be exempted from up to 12 units and can gain entry to Year 2 of the programme. Applicants with a Murdoch University-recognised Kaplan Diploma or a private Diploma may be exempted from up to 8 units and can also gain entry to Year 2 of the programme.

    This Degree programme accepts the following qualifications, which includes:

    Year 2 Entry

    • Kaplan Diploma; OR
    • Polytechnic Diploma; OR
    • Other equivalent qualifications awarded by other Singapore-registered Private Education Institutions.

    Year 1 Entry

    Click here for more information.

    Applicants admitted to the Bachelor’s Degree programme may be required to undertake bridging modules to fulfil the prerequisite knowledge.

    English Language Requirements
    • An approved Diploma qualification or higher, where the language of instruction was English, OR
    • GCE O-Level English Language or Literature in English with Grade C or better; OR
    • IELTS 6.0 (with no band below 6.0)*; OR
    • Kaplan Diploma in Professional Business English (PBEP) with a score of 75% (Distinction) or higher*; OR
    • Any other equivalent English language qualification.

      Click here for more information.

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

    *Applicable for international student.

  • Admission Criteria
    Academic Requirements

    Applicants with a Polytechnic Diploma may be exempted from up to 12 units and can gain entry to Year 2 of the programme. Applicants with a Murdoch University-recognised Kaplan Diploma or a private Diploma may be exempted from up to 8 units and can also gain entry to Year 2 of the programme.

    This Degree programme accepts the following qualifications, which includes:

    Year 2 Entry

    • Kaplan Diploma; OR
    • Polytechnic Diploma; OR
    • Other equivalent qualifications awarded by other Singapore-registered Private Education Institutions.

    Year 1 Entry

    Click here for more information.

    Applicants admitted to the Bachelor’s Degree programme may be required to undertake bridging modules to fulfil the prerequisite knowledge.

    English Language Requirements
    • An approved Diploma qualification or higher, where the language of instruction was English, OR
    • GCE O-Level English Language or Literature in English with Grade C or better; OR
    • IELTS 6.0 (with no band below 6.0)*; OR
    • Kaplan Diploma in Professional Business English (PBEP) with a score of 75% (Distinction) or higher*; OR
    • Any other equivalent English language qualification.

      Click here for more information.

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

    *Applicable for international student.

  • Fees

    • Local Applicants
      Apply Now

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

      Tuition Fee

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

      S$26,089.15 payable in 4 instalments 
      (13 units with exemptions) 
      (Nett programme fee listed above = Tuition fee of S$28,269.15 minus Education Grant of S$2,180^)

      S$26,770.40 payable in 4 instalments 
      (16 units) 
      (Nett programme fee listed above = Tuition fee of S$28,950.40 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*

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

      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      S$239.80
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      Student Development Fee

      S$283.40*
      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.

      GST

      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 Murdoch University students pursuing selected Degree programmes. For more information, please click here or contact our programme consultant.

  • Fees

    • Local Applicants
      Apply Now

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

      Tuition Fee

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

      S$28,765.10 payable in 4 instalments 
      (13 units with exemptions) 

      S$29,560.80 payable in 4 instalments 
      (16 units) 

      Fee inclusive of 9% GST


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

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

      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      S$239.80
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      Student Development Fee

      S$283.40* 
      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.

      GST

      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.

    • International Applicants
      Apply Now

      Full-time (International Applicants) – Click here to apply online.

      Tuition Fee

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

      S$34,182.40 payable in 2 instalments
      (16 units)

      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      S$523.20
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      Administration Fee

      S$1,199*
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST


      *Includes application for Kaplan Student Access Card, Student’s Pass, Fee Protection Scheme and Medical Insurance.

      Mode of Payment

      Click here to learn about available payment modes.

      GST

      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.

  • Duration
    Duration
    • Possible completion in 16 months (instead of 28 months)
    Maximum allowed candidature period
    • 12 credit points: 24 months
    • 24 credit points: 48 months
    • 36 credit points: 60 months
    • 48 credit points: 72 months
    • 72 credit points: 120 months
    • 96 credit points: 144 months
    • 120 credit points: 144 months

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

  • Duration
    Duration
    • Possible completion in 16 months (instead of 28 months)
    Maximum allowed candidature period
    • 12 credit points: 24 months
    • 24 credit points: 48 months
    • 36 credit points: 60 months
    • 48 credit points: 72 months
    • 72 credit points: 120 months
    • 96 credit points: 144 months
    • 120 credit points: 144 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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