The Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) programme consists of 8 core modules and 4 pathway modules and may be completed in a minimum of 18 months through distance teaching in Singapore.
An honours Degree at University College Dublin takes 3 academic years to complete (over 3 ‘stages’). In the case of the Bachelor of Business Studies (Singapore), the duration of the programme is as follows:
Stage 1: Exemption granted due to accredited prior learning
Stage 2: 1 academic year*
Stage 3: 1 academic year*
*an academic year is generally a minimum of 9 months duration.
Human Resource Management
Economic Policy and the Global Environment
Cross Cultural Management
Data Analysis for Decision Makers
Management of Organisations
Law in Business
Honours in the degree will be awarded based on the overall average grades of all the modules in the programme in accordance with the university programme regulations.
Professional Recognition and Accreditation
University College Dublin:
Top 1% of Universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17)
Over 2 Decades of Partnership with Kaplan
UCD School of Business:
Degrees consistently ranked in the top 100 by the Financial Times and the Economist Intelligence Unit
Ranked 33rd in Europe (Financial Times 2013)
Prestigious Triple-Crown Accreditations from:
AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
EQUIS (European Foundation for Management Development)
AMBA (Association of MBAs)
Community of European Management Schools (CEMS)
The UCD Smurfit School of Business is one of 17 business schools in the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS). This is an alliance of businesses and higher education and currently comprises 17 of Europe’s finest academic institutions, 4 non-European academic institutions and over 50 of the world’s leading multinational companies such as Shell Reuters, KPMG, Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, British Petroleum, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Siemens, JP Morgan, and ING Group.
Entry Requirement: Polytechnic Diploma, Kaplan Diploma, Other Private Diplomas and/or Foreign qualifications will be assessed on a case by case basis. In all cases the final admissions decision to the programme rests with the university. Applicants admitted to the programme may be required to undertake bridging units in order to fulfil the required prerequisite knowledge. English requirement: Successful completion of an approved Diploma qualification or higher, where the language of instruction was English can be considered. Applicants are required to meet the University’s English language requirement (http://www.ucd.ie/registry/admissions/elr.html)
Course Duration: 18 months