Bachelor of Business in Management and Communication and Media Studies (Double Major) (Full time)

Provided by Kaplan Singapore


Awarded by Murdoch University

Course introduction


As one of Australia’s leading universities, Murdoch University is a progressive, dynamic and modern institution with an international reputation for quality teaching excellence, research and student satisfaction.

• Ranked in the World’s Top 100 Universities under 50 years old
(Times Higher Education Young University 2017 – Top 200 global universities under 50 years old)
• Ranked in the Top 100 Best Universities in the Asia-Pacific region
(Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017)
• Ranked in the World’s Top 100 Most International Universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016 – Top 200 Most International Universities)

Graduation and Degree
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Business in Management and Communication and Media Studies (Double Major) (Full time) from Murdoch University. The degree will be the same as that awarded to on-campus graduates in Australia.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Students have the option to enrol in either single or double majors.


BUS293 Organisational Theory and Behaviour
BSL202 Workplace Law
BUS298 Organisation Development and Change
BUS348 Knowledge Management
BUS349 Strategic Management
BUS334 Business Analytics and Decision Making

Communication and Media Studies
CMS203 Audiences, Users and Participants
CMS201 Screen: Small, Medium and Large
CMS202 Old Media, New Media
CMS306 Critical Topics in Communication and Media Studies
CMS305 Media Governance and The Public Sphere
CMS304 Communication Global Issues

In addition, students have to complete the following common Year 2 and 3 units:
BBS200 Understanding Business Research: An Introductory Approach
BRD251 Wellbeing
BRD209 Creativity and Innovation
BBS300 Empirical Research Methods for Business OR BBS301 Applying Mixed Methods Research to Business

Entry Requirements

Students with Murdoch University-recognised Kaplan Diplomas, Private Diplomas or Polytechnic Diplomas will be given 8 exemptions and gain entry to Year 2 of the programme. They can complete the programme in 16 months instead of 28 months.
The Bachelor of Business in Management and Communication and media Studies (Double  Major) accepts a wide range of qualifications with advanced standing:
These include:
• Polytechnic Diploma
• Advanced Diploma
• Kaplan Diploma
• Private Diploma will be assessed on a case-by-case basis

Applicants admitted to the Bachelor of Business programme may be required to undertake bridging units to fulfil the required prerequisite knowledge. The final decision rests with Murdoch University.
Successful completion of a recognised approved Diploma qualification of higher, where the language of instruction was English.

English requirement for International students:
• Applicants are required to meet Murdoch University English language requirement. Please refer to

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees
The tuition fee covers university registration, study guides, intensive seminars and workshops, assignments, examination (if applicable), projects, degree (if earned) and transcript.

Programme fee:
• S$19,003.20 (Single Major*) payable in 4 instalments
• S$25,337.60 (Double Major) payable in 4 instalments
Receive SGD 400 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our degree programme. T&Cs apply.

Education Loan
Education loans are available, subject to meeting the bank's loan requirements.
Amex 0% interest on instalment payment effective 1st June 2017 (for instalments ranging 6 - 24 months)

Non-tuition Fees
Non-refundable application fees are as follows:
• Application fee: S$181.90
All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.
*Note: All fees are subject to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 22 September 2016. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.