Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Provided by Kaplan Higher Education Academy


Awarded by Northumbria University

Course introduction


Gain a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the prestigious Northumbria University in the UK. Northumbria University is among the elite 1% of institutions worldwide offering Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation.
The philosophy of the programme derives from the principles of reflective practice and experiential learning. You will engage with principles and theories of business, management and organisation, which will provide you with frameworks for reviewing, reflecting, analysing and critiquing existing individual and organisational practices.
You will also develop new knowledge and skills, which will enable enhanced and more appropriate practices to be encouraged. The outcome of this process will be a newfound appreciation to build strategic capabilities and understand contemporary management and organisational issues in a context of change. The development of students as managers and leaders to maximise the performance of the organisation, underpins this philosophy.
This MBA programme consists of 13 modules and may be completed in a minimum of 15 months*, with a 100% assignment-based assessment method. The Postgraduate Induction programme will be conducted along the first two terms of the programme to support students with good assignment skills and knowledge.
This MBA programme is offered by the Northumbria University Newcastle Business School.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Please refer to the modules as shown below:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Critical Management Inquiry
  • Data Analytics for Business Decision Making
  • Global Business Environment
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurs
  • Leader Identity and Leadership
  • Management Investigation
  • Managing in the Digital Economy
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Responsible Business
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Marketing
The sequence of the module may vary for each term.

You may complete the programme within 15 months*.

Career Opportunities
After graduation, students may choose to pursue the following roles, including, but not limited to:
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Finance Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Sales Manager
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*Subject to University’s approval

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Degree qualifications in Business and Management, with 3 years of working experience. Other qualifications will be assessed on case-by-case basis and the final decision rests with the university.
English requirement:
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Delivery Method
Each term is a 13-week period covering minimum 2 – 3 modules of study. Each module is provided with 11 – 48 hours of lecturer /seminar session. The session will be conducted during weekday evening or/and weekend afternoon.

Assessment Methods
All the assessment in the programme is via assignments in which students are expected to apply relevant knowledge within an organisational context

Commencement Date
There are 4 intakes per year:
– March
– June
– September
– December
Please contact our programme consultant to obtain a copy of the class schedule.
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.
Maximum allowed candidature period: Not applicable.

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees
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.
For Singaporean/PR 

  Fee inclusive of 8% GST(applicable on or after 1 January 2023)
Programme Fee S$24,721.20
payable in 5 instalments
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Non-Tuition Fees
For Singaporean/PR
  Fee inclusive of 8% GST(applicable on or after 1 January 2023)
Non-Refundable Application Fee S$205.20
Student Development Fee S$280.80
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. The prevailing GST rate from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023 is 8%. From 1 January 2024, the GST rate will increase to 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.

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.