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Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) (Digital Business)

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  • Overview

  • Overview

  • About the Programme

    This Bachelor of Business Studies programme is designed to introduce students to contemporary information systems and demonstrate how these systems are used throughout global organisations. The focus of this Degree will be on the key components of information systems – people, software, hardware, data, and communication technologies, and how these components can be integrated and managed to create competitive advantage in the current business environment. This discipline is key across all business functions and also provides students with the necessary insights the key business functional areas of management, strategy, marketing, people management and operations management.

     

    Graduation & Degree Awarded

    Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) (Digital Business) from University College Dublin, Ireland.

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

    Key facts
    Duration
    18 months
    Intakes
    April & October
    Career Opportunities
    Business Development Executive/Manager
    Digital Marketing Specialist and Digital Lead
    E-commerce Specialist/Manager
    Market Research Analyst
    Business Consultant
    Assessment
    A combination of assignments and examinations
  • About the Programme

    An education grant of S$1,090 is available to local applicants for the 2024 intakes of this programme. Please contact our Programme Consultant for more information.

    This Bachelor of Business Studies programme is designed to introduce students to contemporary information systems and demonstrate how these systems are used throughout global organisations. The focus of this Degree will be on the key components of information systems – people, software, hardware, data, and communication technologies, and how these components can be integrated and managed to create competitive advantage in the current business environment. This discipline is key across all business functions and also provides students with the necessary insights the key business functional areas of management, strategy, marketing, people management and operations management.

     

    Graduation & Degree Awarded

    Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) (Digital Business) from University College Dublin, Ireland.

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

    Key facts
    Duration
    18 months
    Intakes
    April & October
    Career Opportunities
    Business Development Executive/Manager
    Digital Marketing Specialist and Digital Lead
    E-commerce Specialist/Manager
    Market Research Analyst
    Business Consultant
    Assessment
    A combination of assignments and examinations

Ranking & Accreditation

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Top 3 Universities in Ireland
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Top 25 in European Business School Rankings
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Top 100 in the World for Graduate Employability
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Top 200 in QS World University Rankings
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Top University in Ireland for Graduate Employability
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Accredited by the Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE)

CSCSE is affiliated with the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China*

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Large Business Alumni

Large Business Alumni with over 105,000 graduates across 156 countries and regions.

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Member of the Leading Business School Alliances

The Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS) and the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM)

  • Intakes

    There are 2 intakes per year.

    Commencement
    • April
    • October

      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 2 intakes per year.

    Commencement
    • April
    • October

      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
  • Corporate and Competitive Strategy
  • Principles of Finance
  • Digital Business
  • Economics and Market Innovations
  • The Future of Organisations and Work
  • Managing People at Work
  • Marketing in a Digital Era
  • Operations Management
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Analysis for Decision Makers
  • Digital Business Infrastructure and Applications
  • Digital Business and Social Media Strategy

Click here for module descriptions.

Elective Modules
  • Professional Business Competencies*

*The elective module is optional for the completion of the Degree. The start of the class on the elective module is subject to a minimal student number under the discretion of Kaplan in Singapore and University.

  • Admission Criteria
    Academic Requirements

    This Degree programme accepts the following qualifications, which includes:

    • Polytechnic Diploma
    • Kaplan Diploma
    • Equivalent qualifications awarded by other Singapore-registered Private Education Institutions
    • Other private and/or foreign equivalent qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    English Language Requirements
    • Applicants should possess a Diploma from a local Polytechnic or a Private Education Institution where English is the sole medium of instruction; OR
    • IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent; OR
    • TOEFL of 600 (or 250 in the Computer-based Exam) or equivalent
    • Applicants are required to meet the University’s English language requirement. Click here for more information.

    Applicants admitted to the programme may be required to undertake bridging modules to fulfil the required prerequisite knowledge.

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

    Working Experience
    • If the academic requirements are not met, applicants with a minimum of 3 years of working experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. An interview will be conducted by University Admissions to determine the suitability into the programme based on the comparability between the entry requirements and the knowledge and capabilities demonstrated through the work experience.
  • Admission Criteria
    Academic Requirements

    This Degree programme accepts the following qualifications, which includes:

    • Polytechnic Diploma
    • Kaplan Diploma
    • Equivalent qualifications awarded by other Singapore-registered Private Education Institutions
    • Other private and/or foreign equivalent qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    English Language Requirements
    • Applicants should possess a Diploma from a local Polytechnic or a Private Education Institution where English is the sole medium of instruction; OR
    • IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent; OR
    • TOEFL of 600 (or 250 in the Computer-based Exam) or equivalent
    • Applicants are required to meet the University’s English language requirement. Click here for more information.

    Applicants admitted to the programme may be required to undertake bridging modules to fulfil the required prerequisite knowledge.

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

    Working Experience
    • If the academic requirements are not met, applicants with a minimum of 3 years of working experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. An interview will be conducted by University Admissions to determine the suitability into the programme based on the comparability between the entry requirements and the knowledge and capabilities demonstrated through the work experience.
  • Fees

    • Local Applicants
      Apply Now

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

      Course Fee

      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$24,546.80 
      payable in 6 instalments
      (Nett Programme fee listed above = Tuition Fee of S$25,636.80 minus Education Grant of S$1,090^)

      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 another programme 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

      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.

      Payment Options

      Payment Counter Operating Hours:

      Wilkie Edge Campus, Level 2, Payment Counter Operating Hours:
      9am – 8pm (Mondays to Fridays)
      9am – 3pm (Saturdays)

      Christmas Eve and New Year Eve: 9am to 1pm

      (Closed on Sundays, Public Holidays and Chinese New Year Eve)


      SingPost SAM Kiosk/Mobile App/Web/Kiosk:

      For New Students

      New students who wish to pay their application fee or their 1st instalment of the programme fee via SAM mobile app, web or kiosk can contact the programme consultant for assistance.

      Download SAM mobile app:
      Google Playstore
      Apple Appstore

      Online payment website: 
      https://mysam.singpost.com/webhome


      Credit Card 0% Interest Instalment Payment:

      Payment to be made at the Payment Counter:

      • 6/12 months – DBS/POSB/OCBC/Standard Chartered Bank/UOB
      • 6/12/24 months – AMEX/Maybank

      Online Instalment Payment Plan (IPP):

      • 6/12 months – AMEX/OCBC/Standard Chartered Bank

      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.


      Maybank and OCBC Education Loans:

      Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years

      For assistance, you may contact your programme consultant or the bank officers, by clicking on the link.


      Cheque Payment (Singapore banks only):

      Cheque should be made payable to “Kaplan Higher Education Academy Pte Ltd”.


      Flywire (for International Students):

      For international students making overseas remittance payments through Flywire, please make payment via https://flywire-pay.kaplan.com.sg/#/ (application and programme fees only).


      Interbank Transfer/Telegraphic Transfer:

      Students can make application fee and programme fee payments via Interbank Transfer or Telegraphic Transfer.

      Kaplan Higher Education Academy
      Bank account details: 
      Bank name: DBS Bank
      Bank address: 12 Marina Boulevard, DBS Asia Central, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982
      Beneficiary’s name: Kaplan Higher Education Academy Pte Ltd
      Bank code: 7171
      Branch code: 001
      Account no.: 001-900452-7
      Swift code: DBSSSGSG

      Important Note:

      • Please fill in the “Payment description” column with your Invoice details and Student CT number which can be found in the student contract.
      • If you wish to make an application fee payment via this method, please contact your programme consultant to acquire your Student CT number.
      • For new students: please sign the student contract prior to making the transfer and provide a screenshot of your payment confirmation (including hard copy payment slips, if any) with your CT number to your programme consultant.
      • For existing students: please provide a screenshot of your payment confirmation (including hard copy payment slips, if any) to [email protected] or call 6496 5661 for assistance.
      Education Grant

      This Education Grant aims to provide financial assistance to University College Dublin 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.

      Course Fee

      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$25,691.30 payable in 6 instalments
      (Nett Programme fee listed above = Tuition Fee of S$26,781.30 minus Education Grant  of S$1,090^)

      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 another programme 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

      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.

      Payment Options

      Payment Counter Operating Hours:

      Wilkie Edge Campus, Level 2, Payment Counter Operating Hours:
      9am – 8pm (Mondays to Fridays)
      9am – 3pm (Saturdays)

      Christmas Eve and New Year Eve: 9am to 1pm

      (Closed on Sundays, Public Holidays and Chinese New Year Eve)


      SingPost SAM Kiosk/Mobile App/Web/Kiosk:

      For New Students

      New students who wish to pay their application fee or their 1st instalment of the programme fee via SAM mobile app, web or kiosk can contact the programme consultant for assistance.

      Download SAM mobile app:
      Google Playstore
      Apple Appstore

      Online payment website: 
      https://mysam.singpost.com/webhome


      Credit Card 0% Interest Instalment Payment:

      Payment to be made at the Payment Counter:

      • 6/12 months – DBS/POSB/OCBC/Standard Chartered Bank/UOB
      • 6/12/24 months – AMEX/Maybank

      Online Instalment Payment Plan (IPP):

      • 6/12 months – AMEX/OCBC/Standard Chartered Bank

      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.


      Maybank and OCBC Education Loans:

      Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years

      For assistance, you may contact your programme consultant or the bank officers, by clicking on the link.


      Cheque Payment (Singapore banks only):

      Cheque should be made payable to “Kaplan Higher Education Academy Pte Ltd”.


      Flywire (for International Students):

      For international students making overseas remittance payments through Flywire, please make payment via https://flywire-pay.kaplan.com.sg/#/ (application and programme fees only).


      Interbank Transfer/Telegraphic Transfer:

      Students can make application fee and programme fee payments via Interbank Transfer or Telegraphic Transfer.

      Kaplan Higher Education Academy
      Bank account details: 
      Bank name: DBS Bank
      Bank address: 12 Marina Boulevard, DBS Asia Central, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982
      Beneficiary’s name: Kaplan Higher Education Academy Pte Ltd
      Bank code: 7171
      Branch code: 001
      Account no.: 001-900452-7
      Swift code: DBSSSGSG

      Important Note:

      • Please fill in the “Payment description” column with your Invoice details and Student CT number which can be found in the student contract.
      • If you wish to make an application fee payment via this method, please contact your programme consultant to acquire your Student CT number.
      • For new students: please sign the student contract prior to making the transfer and provide a screenshot of your payment confirmation (including hard copy payment slips, if any) with your CT number to your programme consultant.
      • For existing students: please provide a screenshot of your payment confirmation (including hard copy payment slips, if any) to [email protected] or call 6496 5661 for assistance.
      Education Grant

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

    • International Applicants
      Apply Now

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

      Course Fee

      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$39,894 payable in 2 instalments
      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.

      Payment Options

      Payment Counter Operating Hours:

      Wilkie Edge Campus, Level 2, Payment Counter Operating Hours:
      9am – 8pm (Mondays to Fridays)
      9am – 3pm (Saturdays)

      Christmas Eve and New Year Eve: 9am to 1pm

      (Closed on Sundays, Public Holidays and Chinese New Year Eve)


      SingPost SAM Kiosk/Mobile App/Web/Kiosk:

      For New Students

      New students who wish to pay their application fee or their 1st instalment of the programme fee via SAM mobile app, web or kiosk can contact the programme consultant for assistance.

      Download SAM mobile app:
      Google Playstore
      Apple Appstore

      Online payment website: 
      https://mysam.singpost.com/webhome


      Credit Card 0% Interest Instalment Payment:

      Payment to be made at the Payment Counter:

      • 6/12 months – DBS/POSB/OCBC/Standard Chartered Bank/UOB
      • 6/12/24 months – AMEX/Maybank

      Online Instalment Payment Plan (IPP):

      • 6/12 months – AMEX/OCBC/Standard Chartered Bank

      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.


      Maybank and OCBC Education Loans:

      Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years

      For assistance, you may contact your programme consultant or the bank officers, by clicking on the link.


      Cheque Payment (Singapore banks only):

      Cheque should be made payable to “Kaplan Higher Education Academy Pte Ltd”.


      Flywire (for International Students):

      For international students making overseas remittance payments through Flywire, please make payment via https://flywire-pay.kaplan.com.sg/#/ (application and programme fees only).


      Interbank Transfer/Telegraphic Transfer:

      Students can make application fee and programme fee payments via Interbank Transfer or Telegraphic Transfer.

      Kaplan Higher Education Academy
      Bank account details: 
      Bank name: DBS Bank
      Bank address: 12 Marina Boulevard, DBS Asia Central, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982
      Beneficiary’s name: Kaplan Higher Education Academy Pte Ltd
      Bank code: 7171
      Branch code: 001
      Account no.: 001-900452-7
      Swift code: DBSSSGSG

      Important Note:

      • Please fill in the “Payment description” column with your Invoice details and Student CT number which can be found in the student contract.
      • If you wish to make an application fee payment via this method, please contact your programme consultant to acquire your Student CT number.
      • For new students: please sign the student contract prior to making the transfer and provide a screenshot of your payment confirmation (including hard copy payment slips, if any) with your CT number to your programme consultant.
      • For existing students: please provide a screenshot of your payment confirmation (including hard copy payment slips, if any) to [email protected] or call 6496 5661 for assistance.
  • Duration
    Duration
    • 18 months
    Maximum allowed candidature period
    • Not applicable
  • Duration
    Duration
    • 18 months
    Maximum allowed candidature period
    • Not applicable
SUCCESS STORIES
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The part-time study option was very well planned as the classes and exams did not interfere with my work responsibilities. Upon completing the Degree programme, I was promoted at my company, which further affirms the impact of this programme on my career.

Samantha Viraj Liyanage
Global Head – Data Privacy & Cyber Security, Obeden (Pte) Ltd

Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) (Digital Business)
University College Dublin Graduate (2023)

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