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.

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  • Why UCD?
  • Ranking & Recognition
  • Other Information & Sources

Bachelor’s Degree Programmes

  1. Choice of 10 specialised pathways: Banking and Wealth Management, Business Analytics, Business with Law, Digital Business, Finance, Human Resource, Logistics and Supply Chain, Management, Marketing and 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. Opportunity to apply to transfer for on-campus studies and have an on-campus experience
  6. Optional Career Development module to provide flexibility in acquiring additional professional development knowledge
  7. The UCD Advantage Award recognises the skills you have developed through activities outside the classroom. Find out more about the UCD Advantage here.
  8. 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

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/tab121/info15831.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).

  • Why UCD?

Bachelor’s Degree Programmes

  1. Choice of 10 specialised pathways: Banking and Wealth Management, Business Analytics, Business with Law, Digital Business, Finance, Human Resource, Logistics and Supply Chain, Management, Marketing and 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. Opportunity to apply to transfer for on-campus studies and have an on-campus experience
  6. Optional Career Development module to provide flexibility in acquiring additional professional development knowledge
  7. The UCD Advantage Award recognises the skills you have developed through activities outside the classroom. Find out more about the UCD Advantage here.
  8. 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
  • Ranking & Recognition
  • Other Information & Sources

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/tab121/info15831.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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Testimonials
Serene Fung Khwee Kheng
Serene Fung Khwee Kheng
Director, Education & Training Industry
Master of Science in Management
"The research I did on University College Dublin (UCD) confirmed that it would provide the business management skills I needed to augment my experience – UCD is known for learning and teaching excellence, and its good rankings globally. Additionall..." Read More

Serene Fung Khwee Kheng

Director, Education & Training Industry

Serene Fung Khwee Kheng

Director, Education & Training Industry

Programme taken: Master of Science in Management

The research I did on University College Dublin (UCD) confirmed that it would provide the business management skills I needed to augment my experience – UCD is known for learning and teaching excellence, and its good rankings globally. Additionally, I favour its research-led education. As such, I chose to study the Master of Science in Management with UCD.

The programme has helped me to conceptualise, evaluate and execute my business strategies. While researching my thesis topic, I got to explore effective leadership styles practised by Singaporean SMEs, aimed at developing or expanding their businesses internationally. The research journey was enriching and augmented my knowledge and skills in dealing with local SMEs. My studies have also helped reaffirm my professional abilities.

I started the programme a few months before my new job, which required me to juggle travel time and family. Then, I lost my job during the COVID-19 lockdown – both my confidence and finances dipped. However, I found the determination to see my programme through to the finish line.

Eventually, I launched two businesses before graduation with the knowledge gained from the module, Global Strategic Management. The module taught me to apply the “red ocean strategy” and “blue ocean strategy” (which means “doing what others do at a cheaper price” and “producing things that others cannot”) in business. This led me to launch a student care centre offering unique services instead of a standard childcare centre.

Considering everything, I would recommend UCD to any one of my friends.

Jenny Sim
Jenny Sim
Client Adviser, Finance Industry
Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Marketing (Top-up)
"University College Dublin, 1st Class Honours Graduate (2020) Before I decided to enrol with University College Dublin (UCD), I had done research on several other universities. When I spoke to a UCD consultant, I was quite impre..." Read More

Jenny Sim

Client Adviser, Finance Industry

Jenny Sim

Client Adviser, Finance Industry

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

University College Dublin, 1st Class Honours Graduate (2020)

Before I decided to enrol with University College Dublin (UCD), I had done research on several other universities. When I spoke to a UCD consultant, I was quite impressed with the University’s rankings, and I like the fact that some of its lecturers are flown in from the university to teach here.

Throughout the course, we had numerous group assignments and had to work with different people. I feel that this helps to reinforce skills that are relevant to both group and individual work. In a way, it prepares us to work in a team setting that is relevant to the workforce. Studying this programme has helped me qualify for a role I was looking for, despite having to juggle caring for my son, spending time with my family and studying. I appreciate the soft skills learnt through the group assignments.

Overall, I had a great learning experience thanks to my lecturers and peers, and I enjoyed my time at UCD. This course has been the highlight of my experience, and I have made good friends throughout the course. I also appreciate that the campus location is centrally located.

Ng Li Pin
Ng Li Pin
Assistant Manager, a Charitable Organisation
Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Human Resource Management (Top-up)
"University College Dublin, 2nd Class Honours Graduate (2020) As a working adult, choosing the right university to enrol with is a massive undertaking as there are many factors to take into consideration. University College Dubl..." Read More

Ng Li Pin

Assistant Manager, a Charitable Organisation

Ng Li Pin

Assistant Manager, a Charitable Organisation

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

University College Dublin, 2nd Class Honours Graduate (2020)

As a working adult, choosing the right university to enrol with is a massive undertaking as there are many factors to take into consideration. University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland’s largest university, is ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions globally* and ranked high in the world for Graduate Employability, which meant it undoubtedly topped my list.

What attracted me to choose UCD’s Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Human Resource Management (Top-up) Degree programme was its mode of delivery and assessment methods, as well as the possibility of completion within 18 months, which suited my busy schedule.

This programme has equipped me with the skills to manage stakeholders from different cultures and backgrounds, especially in today’s globalised and diverse workplace. Furthermore, it helped me stay relevant in this challenging business environment.

Upon completing my programme, I managed to progress in my career and land my current role as an Assistant Manager. I would recommend UCD as the quality of the lecturers exceeded my satisfaction and because the classes are conducted in a block manner, make it easier for working students to plan around it.

*Times Higher Education 2020

Teo Lishi
Teo Lishi
Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Top-up)
"University College Dublin, First Class Honours Graduate (2020) I opted to enrol with University College Dublin as it is recognised worldwide, and its programme structure is customised for full-time working professionals like my..." Read More

Teo Lishi

Teo Lishi

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

University College Dublin, First Class Honours Graduate (2020)

I opted to enrol with University College Dublin as it is recognised worldwide, and its programme structure is customised for full-time working professionals like myself.

This programme has given me the exposure to other functions of supply chain, and I have thus developed interests in areas outside of my current job scope, such as project management and lean management. This has expanded my employment opportunities as I am more willing and ready to take on new responsibilities.

The knowledge I gained from the programme also encourages me to think out-of-the-box and find better ways to improve my productivity at work. Through better understanding of the rationale behind practices in the workplace, it is easier for me to identify the bottlenecks and close the gaps in them.

Overall, this programme is very part-timer friendly. The coursework is more manageable, and the duration is shorter as compared to other schools. Therefore, it is extremely suitable for those who wish to pursue further studies while holding a full-time job.

Lu Chong Wei
Lu Chong Wei
Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Finance (Top-up)
"University College Dublin, 1st Class Honours Graduate (2020) To further my studies, I enrolled with University College Dublin as it offers an academically challenging, and satisfying, honorary Degree programme. I fee..." Read More

Lu Chong Wei

Lu Chong Wei

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

University College Dublin, 1st Class Honours Graduate (2020)

To further my studies, I enrolled with University College Dublin as it offers an academically challenging, and satisfying, honorary Degree programme. I feel that achieving these honours represents one’s ability to learn, their discipline to work hard and their motivation to achieve more.

The biggest lesson this programme has taught me is how value should be created. As resources such as time are valuable and limited, this course has helped me understand that it is very important to make full use of my resources to create and deliver value effectively so as to directly make meaningful contributions in life or work.

I opted to major in Finance as I believe it is an exciting field that presents many job opportunities and requires both analytical skills and creativity. This programme has also taught me the importance of collaboration as many projects require in-depth communication, understanding and information exchange. Through the process, I learned how to communicate and cooperate more effectively and correctly. As a Finance student, I appreciate that I was able to learn while also improving my communication skills.

I would recommend UCD to other students as it is ranked among the Top 1% of universities in the World*. In addition, it is an elite business school that also holds the Triple Crown international accreditations, representing the highest form of achievement and recognition for business schools.

The University’s Degrees are recognised by the Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE). Having recognition in China means more opportunities and options are made available as China’s impact on the world economy is evident.

*Times Higher Education 2020

Tan June Chye Gabriel
Tan June Chye Gabriel
Entrepreneur, Clean Energy and Technology Industry
Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Marketing (Top-up)
"University College Dublin, Second Upper Class Honours Graduate (2020) University College Dublin stood out to me as it is ranked as one of the Top 1% of institutions worldwide*. My friend, who had previously studied with UCD, ga..." Read More

Tan June Chye Gabriel

Entrepreneur, Clean Energy and Technology Industry

Tan June Chye Gabriel

Entrepreneur, Clean Energy and Technology Industry

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

University College Dublin, Second Upper Class Honours Graduate (2020)

University College Dublin stood out to me as it is ranked as one of the Top 1% of institutions worldwide*. My friend, who had previously studied with UCD, gave good reviews about the University as well. Therefore, I decided to enrol with them to study a Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Marketing Degree programme, choosing Marketing as my major as I wanted to prepare to move into a business development role.

The programme has taught me that networking and acquiring industry-relevant knowledge are more important than what can be learned in the classroom. Classroom learning enables you to understand the principles. However, experiential learning and sharing experiences with others reinforces what is being taught during the programme’s industry-relevant lessons.

Working as a freelancer, which requires frequent travel, while concurrently taking care of my pregnant wife and navigating through the programme was tough. However, with support from great classmates and team members, all of us were able to make it through the course. Memorable!

By applying the principles taught in the programme and relating them to the feasibility of the case studies, I was able to apply what was learnt to my work, creating a marketing platform for a new product by combining everything I was taught into a campaign.

UCD is my recommended University for students as its many lecturers have industry experience to share, and their experiences are very applicable to one’s work. Also, the programme’s assignments enable students to apply what they have learnt.

*Times Higher Education 2020

Shawn Tan
Shawn Tan
Business Development Analyst, Cavago
Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Management (Top-up)
"University College Dublin, 1st Class Honours Graduate (2020) I began my Kaplan education with a Diploma, which laid strong foundations for my transition into pursuing a Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Management (Top-..." Read More

Shawn Tan

Business Development Analyst, Cavago

Shawn Tan

Business Development Analyst, Cavago

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

University College Dublin, 1st Class Honours Graduate (2020)

I began my Kaplan education with a Diploma, which laid strong foundations for my transition into pursuing a Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Management (Top-up) Degree with University College Dublin (UCD).

My path to acquiring a reputable and well-recognised business Degree was clear considering UCD’s Triple Crown accreditation. Also, the University has produced alumni across the globe, with its graduates making an impact in politics, literature and the international business world over the decades.

Participating in the 2019 Kaplan Kickstart Challenge, an internship programme for students to work at start-ups and contribute business ideas for a chance to win prize money, was most memorable. Equipped with analytical, business and operational know-how and knowledge from studying at Kaplan, I was able to apply this expertise while interning. As a result, I won the ‘Best Intern’ award in the competition and was offered an extension in my internship and, subsequently, a full-time role, giving me a head start in my career.

Jian Qiao Rao
Jian Qiao Rao
Senior Operations Executive, Toll Group
Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Top-up)
"I am no stranger to the field of logistics, having previous working experience related to this sector. To further grow in this industry, I chose to study with University College Dublin with Kaplan as I believe it is highly-ranked by the QS World U..." Read More

Jian Qiao Rao

Senior Operations Executive, Toll Group

Jian Qiao Rao

Senior Operations Executive, Toll Group

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

I am no stranger to the field of logistics, having previous working experience related to this sector. To further grow in this industry, I chose to study with University College Dublin with Kaplan as I believe it is highly-ranked by the QS World University Rankings while also offering a shorter programme due to its short term breaks.

I appreciate how studying this programme has enabled me to better understand the relationship between supply chain management and business. I have also made many great friends throughout this experience. Now that I’ve graduated, I am committed to keeping my skills sharp and applying what I’ve learned to my career for the foreseeable future.

My main source of motivation during my studies was to remind myself that the only easy day was yesterday, and I advise my fellow students to aim to enjoy their studies and school time as I did.

Programmes Offered

Accounting, Banking & 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
Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in FinTech (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 & Management

Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) (Project Management) (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) Business Analytics (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
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

Engineering

Master of Science in Project Management
Level: Master's Degree Study Mode: Part-time

Information Technology

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 FinTech (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 & Criminology

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