Bachelor of Science (Honours) Global Business Management

Provided by Kaplan Higher Education Academy


Awarded by Northumbria University

Course introduction


About the Programme
The Bachelor of Science (Honours) Global Business Management programme will develop students’ application, critical evaluation, knowledge and understanding of key subjects related to business management within a global context. The international curriculum will boost students’ awareness of the globally diverse environment in which modern businesses and management operate, preparing them for a career around the world.
Graduation & Degree Awarded
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Global Business Management from Northumbria University, United Kingdom.
The Degree will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates in the United Kingdom.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

There are 2 intakes per year.


Level 5 Entry

  • March
  • September
Level 6 Entry
  • June
  • December
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

Level 5 Modules
  • Academic Skills and Employability
  • Communications and Content Marketing
  • Digital and Data Driven Marketing
  • Digital Business Models, Marketing and Operations
  • Human Resource Management Essentials
  • Management Enquiry
  • Management Research and Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Responsible Strategy
  • Strategic Frameworks and Cultural Contexts in International Management
  • Transforming Self and Organisations
Level 6 Modules
  • Career Development and Research Informed Learning
  • Contemporary Business Enquiry
  • Digital and Data Driven Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Responsible Strategy
  • Transforming Self and Organisations
    Applicants with Northumbria University-recognised Kaplan Advanced Diplomas or private Advanced Diplomas will be exempted from Year 1 (Level 5) of the programme and can gain entry to Year 2 (Level 6) of the programme.

Each module is assessed by any combination of class participation, written assignments, project or examinations. Assessment methods may vary according to individual unit requirements.
Delivery Mode
Part-time Programme
Classes are conducted on weekday evenings and weekends.
Full-time Programme
Classes are conducted for 5 days a week, 3 hours a day. Students are expected to be on campus for classes, workshops and self-study.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements
The Bachelor’s Degree programme accepts a wide range of qualifications, which includes:
Level 5 Entry
  • Kaplan Diploma
  • Polytechnic Diploma
  • Other Diplomas or foreign qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
Level 6 Entry
  • Kaplan Advanced Diploma in relevant subject area
  • Foundation Degree
  • Other equivalent Advanced Diploma in relevant subject area
English Language Requirements
  • GCE O-Level English language subject (Grade C6 and above); OR
  • IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in all components
In all cases, the final decision on admission to the programme rests with the university.
Work Experience
  • When required, work experience will be applied as part of the admissions process. Any work experience assessment and related admissions decisions will be conducted by the University, and lead to the recognition of the achievement of learning outcomes and the award of University Credit.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

16 months/8 months

Level 5: March & September / Level 6: June & December

  •  Administration Executive
  •  Business Advisor
  •  Business Development Executive
  •  Customer Service Executive
  •  Finance Executive
  •  Human Resource Executive
  •  Marketing Executive
  •  Procurement Officer
  •  Retail Executive
  •  Sales Executive
100% coursework-based Degree programme with no exams

Fees & Funding

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$23,700.60 payable in 6 instalments

Fee inclusive of 8% GST (applicable until 31 December 2023)

S$21,740.05 payable in 6 instalments

(Nett programme fee listed above = Tuition fee of S$23,920.05 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 8% GST (applicable until 31 December 2023)

Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)
Student Development Fee
Fee inclusive of 8% GST (applicable until 31 December 2023)

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.
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.