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Double Masters – Master of Business Administration – Master of Communication

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  • Overview

  • Overview

  • About the Programme

    The Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme is oriented to the needs of today and tomorrow’s business leaders. The programme develops specialised knowledge and skills in creating and managing global businesses, accounting, economics and finance, entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, marketing, organisational behaviour and strategy. The aim of this programme is to develop specialised knowledge and skills in business administration and leadership for professional practice and future learning.

    The Master of Communication (MComm) programme focuses on managing communication within an international context, with an emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. Informed by international scholarships in a range of disciplines and by professional practice, the  programme will develop students’ professional and intellectual skills to prepare them for a career in communication and media-related professions, including but not limited to public relations, corporate communication, web communication, media liaison or consultancy related to the media and creative industries. Its purpose is also to develop students’ skills and independent learning ability to future-proof their personal development.

     

    Graduation & Degree Awarded

    Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded 2 Postgraduate Degrees – the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Communication – from Murdoch University, Australia.

    The Master’s Degrees will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates in Australia.

    Key facts
    Duration
    16 months
    Intakes
    January, May & September
    Assessment
    A combination of assignments and examinations
  • About the Programme

    The Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme is oriented to the needs of today and tomorrow’s business leaders. The programme develops specialised knowledge and skills in creating and managing global businesses, accounting, economics and finance, entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, marketing, organisational behaviour and strategy. The aim of this programme is to develop specialised knowledge and skills in business administration and leadership for professional practice and future learning.

    The Master of Communication (MComm) programme focuses on managing communication within an international context, with an emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. Informed by international scholarships in a range of disciplines and by professional practice, the  programme will develop students’ professional and intellectual skills to prepare them for a career in communication and media-related professions, including but not limited to public relations, corporate communication, web communication, media liaison or consultancy related to the media and creative industries. Its purpose is also to develop students’ skills and independent learning ability to future-proof their personal development.

     

    Graduation & Degree Awarded

    Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded 2 Postgraduate Degrees – the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Communication – from Murdoch University, Australia.

    The Master’s Degrees will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates in Australia.

    Key facts
    Duration
    16 months
    Intakes
    January, May & September
    Assessment
    A combination of assignments and examinations

RANKING & ACCREDITATION

Professional Membership
  • Corporate Membership with PRCA Asia Pacific (PRCA APAC)
  • 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

Master of Business Administration

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Business Finance
  • Economics and Business Strategy
  • Leading the Engaged Enterprise
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Strategies for Growth and Excellence

Master of Communication

  • Communication Management: Professional Perspectives
  • Critical and Ethical Issues in Communication
  • Global Media: Asia-Pacific Perspectives
  • International Strategic Communication and Culture
  • Strategic Communication
  • Web Strategy
  • Admission Criteria
    Academic Requirements

    This Degree programme accepts a wide range of qualifications, which includes:

    • A Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of relevant work experience; OR
    • Satisfactory preparation for the course through formal, informal or non-formal learning and/or professional experiences subject to the approval of the University.
    English Language Requirements
    • IELTS 6.0 (no band below 6.0) or equivalent

    Applicants are required to meet Murdoch University’s English language requirement. Click here for more information.

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

  • Admission Criteria
    Academic Requirements

    This Degree programme accepts a wide range of qualifications, which includes:

    • A Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of relevant work experience; OR
    • Satisfactory preparation for the course through formal, informal or non-formal learning and/or professional experiences subject to the approval of the University.
    English Language Requirements
    • IELTS 6.0 (no band below 6.0) or equivalent

    Applicants are required to meet Murdoch University’s English language requirement. Click here for more information.

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

  • 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$33,659.20 payable in 4 instalments 
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)


      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.

      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      S$239.80
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)

      Student Development Fee

      S$283.40* 
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)


      *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$37,932 payable in 4 instalments 
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)


      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 (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)

      Student Development Fee

      S$283.40* 
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)


      *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$41,731.20 payable in 2 instalments
      Fee inclusive of 8% GST (applicable until 31 December 2023)


      S$42,117.60 payable in 2 instalments
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)

      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      S$523.20
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)

      Administration Fee

      S$1,199*
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)


      *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
    • 16 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
    • 16 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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