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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Administration (Top-up)

Provided by: Kaplan Higher Education Academy
Awarded by: Birmingham City University

Course Introduction

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.
This Degree programme allows you to tailor your studies to your interests, from business administration to digital marketing. You will develop and demonstrate your ability to collaborate, while other projects will require you to work individually and develop your independent learning skills. You will also work on a range of innovative and practical projects, including business reports, case studies, presentations and projects, all of which will help you to apply your knowledge to real businesses and situations.
Graduation & Degree Awarded
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Administration from Birmingham City University, United Kingdom.
The Degree will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates in the United Kingdom.


Curriculum Overview

There are 3 intakes per year.
  • January
  • May
  • September
    Please contact our programme consultant to obtain a copy of the class schedules.
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.


Area of Studies

Core Modules
  • Business Development
  • Business Process and Systems
  • E-Business
  • Innovative Thinking for Organisation Development
  • International Marketing Planning
  • The Global Manager

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements
This Degree programme accepts the following qualifications, which includes:
  • Kaplan Diploma in a Business-related discipline and a minimum of 2 years of junior managerial work experience*
  • Kaplan Advanced Diploma in a Business-related discipline
  • Local Polytechnic Diploma or other Diploma** in a Business-related discipline and a minimum of 2 years of junior managerial work experience*
  • Other equivalent Advanced Diploma or Diploma^ in a Business-related discipline
  • Other private or foreign qualifications in a Business-related discipline with a minimum of 3 years of junior managerial work experience* will be considered on a case-by-case basis
*For work experience to be considered, applicants must have been in roles where they are able to demonstrate management experience through either the management of people, projects, business improvement, budgets, or other areas where they can demonstrate managerial responsibility
**Equivalent to RQF Level 4
^Equivalent to RQF Level 5
English Language Requirements
  • GCE O-Level English language subject (Grade C6 and above); OR
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
In all cases, the final decision on admission to the programme rests with the University.

Fees & Funding

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$13,270.75 payable in 3 instalments 
(Nett programme fee listed above = Tuition fee of S$15,450.75 minus Education Grant of S$2,180^)
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.

Non-Refundable Application Fee
Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)
Student Development Fee
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. 
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.

Study Mode & Duration

Students will attend a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in this programme. This top-up direct honours programme consists of 6 modules and may be completed in a minimum of 12 months by enrolling in 2 modules per term. Each term would have two intensive teaching blocks, one for each module, to suit the needs of working adults.
  • 12 months
Maximum allowed candidature period
  • 60 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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