Bachelor of Business

RMIT University

Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level

Bachelor's Degree,

Awarded by
Awarded by

RMIT University, Australia

Programme type
Programme type

Full-time & Part-time, (Full-time, 1.5 - 3 years | Part-time, 2 - 3 years)

Campus location
Campus location

SIM Campus

Application Dates
Application Dates

13 Jan - 28 Apr 2024

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*

S$24,799.68 - S$54,936.00

* Exclude application fee, preparatory or bridging course fee, and other fees. Refer to the Fees & Financial Aid section for details.

Programme Outline

Awarded and developed by: RMIT University, Australia

The future of business is changing, and so is the Bachelor of Business at RMIT.

Get the skills you need to be part of it with RMIT.

With our new RMIT Bachelor of Business, we have adopted an agile course structure to give you greater hands-on learning experiences and engagement with industry experts and alumni.

Are you an entrepreneurial thinker who sees opportunity at every turn? Perhaps a global citizen seeking to connect with like minds across the world. An innovator ready to transform business with the latest approaches in digital, blockchain, or cyber technologies. Perhaps you are focused on social impact and ensuring sustainability goals are set and met in industry. With so many possibilities, the only thing you need to choose is your path.

Options for Majors and Minors

To support your future in business, we are offering a range of career focused areas of study (Majors and Minors) allowing you to customise your degree and gain an edge, including:

Majors
-    Economics
-    Finance
-    Global Business
-    Logistics and Supply Chain 
-    Management and Change 
-    Marketing

Minors
-    Accounting in Business
-    Economics
-    Finance
-    Global Business
-    Logistics and Supply Chain 
-    Management and Change 
-    Marketing
-    People and Organisation

View list of available Majors, Minors and Electives Full Time Business 
View list of module outlines for Full Time Business 

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will:
•    Be equipped with the capabilities expected of leaders in contemporary organisations.
•    Gain the knowledge, competence and attitudes for developing successful careers in business.
 

Further Studies and Career Opportunities

As a Bachelor of Business graduate, you will be prepared for jobs that are growing or yet to be defined. New occupations are emerging, often as the result of disruptions and megatrends. Due to high demand for specialised and hybrid skills and knowledge, roles are emerging in business areas such as nanotechnology, big data, data analysis, digitalisation, AI and automation, and the green and circular economies. The Bachelor of Business allows you to ready yourself for this future through the wide range of majors, minors and electives offered.

Depending on the majors, minors and modules you choose, you may be suited for careers which include:

•    Accountant, Auditor, Economist, Financial Analyst, Financial Planner, Human Resource Professionals, Investment Adviser,  Marketing Professional

•    Digital Marketing Analyst, Logistics Analyst, Business Behaviourist, Digital Marketing Manager, Social Media Assistant, Transformation Manager, Community Manager (Public Relations), Ethical Sourcing/Procurement Manager

•    Data Analyst, Pricing Analyst, HR Analytics Manager, Data Scientist, Growth Hacker

•    Agile Coach, Logistics Analyst, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Customer Success Specialist, Social Entrepreneur

•    Digital Marketing Analyst, Social Media Specialist, User Experience (UX) Analyst, Digital Content Curator, Marketing Personalisation Specialist, Employee Experience (EX) Manager, Digital Capability Coordinator

•    Corporate Strategist, Concept Designer, Corporate Development Analyst, Social Innovation Projects Manager, Enterprise Architect.

As a RMIT student, you have free access to RMIT micro credentials and mentoring support to help build skills to improve your employability, career outcomes, and life skills.

Please click here for Micro-Credentials.  RMIT Creds are a suite of industry-relevant digital certification to help you develop skills and capabilities for life and work.

SIM students can sign up as mentee via this link here for Career Mentoring programme.

Graduates may further their studies in the RMIT Masters programmes.

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Why study at SIM x RMIT University

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SIM is the leading private education institution in Singapore.
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Excellent value with lower tuition costs in SIM, with opportunities for overseas exchange.
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RMIT courses are co-designed with industry to give you the practical skills needed to succeed in the workforce.
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RMIT offers campuses in Melbourne and Vietnam, and over 200 exchange partners across Europe, Asia and North America.
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Intake Dates (Full-time)

Jul 2024 Full programme 

PROGRAMME DURATION

3 years (01 Jul 2024 to 30 Jun 2027)

APPLICATION PERIOD

13 Jan to 28 Apr 2024 (local and international applicants)

Jul 2024 Advanced 1

PROGRAMME DURATION

2 years (01 Jul 2024 to 30 Jun 2026)

APPLICATION PERIOD

13 Jan to 28 Apr 2024 (local and international applicants)

Jul 2024 Advanced 2

PROGRAMME DURATION

1.5 years (01 Jul 2024 to 31 Dec 2025)

APPLICATION PERIOD

13 Jan to 28 Apr 2024 (local and international applicants)

Intake Dates (Part-time) (Global Business)

Full-Programme

PROGRAMME DURATION

Not Applicable

APPLICATION PERIOD

Not Applicable

Jul 2024 Advanced 1

PROGRAMME DURATION

3 years (01 Jul 2024 to 30 Jun 2027)

APPLICATION PERIOD

13 Jan to 28 Apr 2024 (local and international applicants)

Jul 2024 Advanced 2

PROGRAMME DURATION

2 years (01 Jul 2024 to 30 Jun 2026)

APPLICATION PERIOD

13 Jan to 28 Apr 2024 (local and international applicants)

The maximum period allowed to complete the programme is:

For Full-time:

  • Full programme (24 modules): 4.5 years
  • Advanced 1 (16 modules): 3 years
  • Advanced 2 (12 modules): 2.5 years

For Part-time:

  • Advanced 1 (16 modules): 6 years
  • Advanced 2 (12 modules): 4.5 years

Students who fail to complete the programme within the candidature period will not be entitled to refund.

Those who exceed their candidature period will not be allowed to remain in the programme unless an extension to the candidature period is approved by the University.

Curriculum

Structure

  • The mode of delivery is classroom learning.
  • The programmes focus on both the theory obtained in the classrooms, while students develop an understanding and the confidence to be effective in practice. Beside lectures, students do case studies, problem-solving exercises, projects and self-managed learning activities.
  • You may work independently or in a team to conduct research, solve problems, analyse and respond to case studies, prepare or respond to briefs, write original research or case study reports.  
  • This style of learning is designed to provide an environment where you can ask questions and seek feedback as well as contribute to class discussion and apply theory to practice. 
  • RMIT engages Singapore-based lecturers who demonstrated professional and academic competence. They are supported by RMIT Academic Staff who regularly visit Singapore for consulting, monitoring the programme, moderating assessment and intensive teaching sessions.
  • All lectures are held at SIM Headquarters, 461 Clementi Road, Singapore 599491.
  • Class requires a minimum of 50 students to commence.
    In the event that the above minimum number is not met, the intake will not commence. Students will be informed within 30 days before class commences.

For Full-time Programme:

  • Lectures are normally conducted by both RMIT Academic Staff and Local Lecturers.
  • Average teacher:student ratio is 1:97.
  • Full-time lectures are typically of 3 hours duration per session with 10 to 15 minutes break, which are held in the mornings or in the afternoons on weekdays.

For Part-time Programme:

  • Lectures are normally conducted by both RMIT Academic Staff and Local Lecturers.
  • Average teacher:student ratio is 1:20.
  • Part-time lectures are typically of 3 hours duration per session with 10 to 15 minutes break, which are held in the evenings from 7 to 10pm on weekdays or on Saturday afternoons.

Assessment & Attendance

  • Assessments vary from module to module. Students are normally assessed by continuous assessments in the form of mid-term class tests, individual and group assignments and projects, case studies discussion and class presentations.
  • Most modules have a final examination at the end of semester.
    • The examinations are held between late April and mid-May for semesters commencing in January and between late October and mid-November for semesters commencing in July.
    • The examinations are scheduled on weekdays and Saturdays, in the mornings and afternoons.
  • Students are usually allowed to repeat a module once only. For advanced modules with pre-requisites, students are required to satisfactorily meet the pre-requisites before undertaking the modules.
  • Attendance requirement:
    • Local students: 75%
    • International students: 90%

Requirements to Graduate

Students will be considered as being eligible for the award of Bachelor of Business when they have satisfactorily completed all academic requirements of the programme as detailed in the programme structure.

Connect with Industry

Our courses are designed alongside industry to ensure you build the practical skills you need to succeed at work. Learn from experts and benefit from a curriculum influenced by industry trends.

We have partnerships with leading organisations like Adobe, L’Oreal and Singapore Red Cross to make sure your education is relevant and connected to the needs of industry.


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Modules

To be awarded the Bachelor of Business degree, student must complete, or exempted from completing (depending on their advanced standing status), a total of 24 modules.

The Bachelor of Business programme gives you the option to decide how you want to study, and what, to maximise your choices with total flexibility.

In your first year, you will complete four (4) business foundation modules to give you the foundation that you need to succeed in your chosen Business career path:

1.    BUSM2563 Understanding the Business Environment
2.    BUSM2568 Business Decision Making
3.    BUSM2573 Business in Society
4.    BUSM2578 Integrated Perspectives on Business Problems 

In your second year, design your degree and the direction you want to take with the Nineteen (19) Flexible Modules, which may make up of 

-    2 Business Majors and 36 credit points of Electives; or    
-    1 Business Major and 2 Business Minors and 36 credit points of Electives; or    
-    1 Business Major and 1 Business Minor and 84 credit points of Electives; or    
-    1 Business Major and 132 credit points of Electives; or    
-    2 Business Minors and 132 credit points of Electives; or    
-    1 Business Minor and 180 credit points of Electives; or    
-    228 credit points of Electives

In your final year, all students will undertake the compulsory Capstone module.

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The list of Business Majors include:
• Economics
• Finance
• Global Business
• Logistics and Supply Chain
• Management and Change
• Marketing

And the Business Minors are:
• Accounting in Business
• Economics
• Finance
• Global Business
• Logistics and Supply Chain
• Management and Change
• Marketing
• People and Organisation

To help you understand your study options and plan for your future in the RMIT Bachelor of Business, you may refer to the major and minor compatibility guide by clicking here.


View list of available Majors, Minors and Electives Full Time Business 
View list of module outlines for Full Time Business 

View list of available Majors and Electives Part Time Business (Global Business) 
View list of module outline for Part Time Business (Global Business)
 

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Admission Criteria

Accepted Entry Qualifications

Applicants should have one of the following qualifications:

For Full Programme – 24 Modules
  • 3 GCE ‘A’ Level passes or
  • Minimum of 3 H2 level subjects with a pass or above

For Advanced 1 – 16 Modules
  • An RMIT approved non-cognate diploma from any of the local polytechnics

For Advanced 2 – 12 Modules
  • An RMIT approved relevant cognate diploma from SIM or any of the local polytechnics
 Other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the university.

If an applicant does not satisfy the minimum entry requirement, the applicant may be able to satisfy the requirement if they can produce evidence of other equivalent qualifications or combination of qualifications and experience as assessed by RMIT University on a case-by-case basis.

Exemptions

Applicants holding qualifications other than a recognised diploma from SIM GE or a Singapore local polytechnic, should apply for advanced standing at the time of application.

On receipt of a credit application, RMIT will assess your previous study to determine if the body of knowledge and practice has changed significantly.

If the course content has changed significantly and you have not maintained sustained practice in the field of study, your application may be rejected.

Diploma holders from SIM GE or a Singapore local polytechnic

Holders of a recognised diploma from SIM GE or a Singapore local polytechnic will be granted advanced standing in this business degrees.

Depending on the degree in which a student enrols:

  • Diplomas categorised as cognate diplomas are granted 12 exemptions.
  • Diplomas categorised as non-cognate diplomas are granted up to 8 exemptions.

For details on diplomas groups and applicable credit, visit the RMIT website

Equivalent International Qualifications

View information on overseas qualifications (PDF 67 KB)




 

English Language Requirements

Applicants who have achieved one of the following qualifications/studies, where English is the language of teaching and assessment no more than two years prior to the RMIT program commencement date (unless otherwise advised), will meet the English language entry criteria to the program(s):

  • GCE ‘A’ levels at a Singaporean high school with
    • Minimum C or better in General Paper at AS / H1 Level; or
    • Minimum C grade in H2 subject (excluding language subjects and Mathematics and Music) for A level English – Singapore H2 (previously known as “A level” subject); or
  • SIM diplomas as approved by RMIT; or
  • Other RMIT approved local diplomas with duration less than 3 years; or
  • Candidates with 3-year full-time diploma qualification from a Singaporean Polytechnic, LASALLE College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts or B.C.A Academy, within 5 years prior to the commencement of the RMIT programme; or
  • A minimum of one-year full-time study in an award equivalent to an Australian diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree; or
  • One semester full-time of a postgraduate qualification (equivalent to an Australian graduate certificate or higher).

Note:

Applicants will be deemed to have met the English Language criteria with no time limitation; if they have completed one of the abovementioned qualification/studies and have a minimum of 6 years primary/secondary studies of which a minimum of 2 years of this study was undertaken at secondary / senior secondary level, and where the studies were taught and assessed entirely in English from Singapore or other English-speaking country recognised by RMIT.

Learn more about recognised qualifications

All other applicants can meet the English language entry criteria through the completion of one of the following approved English language proficiency tests no more than two years prior to the RMIT program commencement date:

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0);

  • TOEFL (internet-based test) – iBT: Overall score 79 (with minimum score of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing);

  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE(A): 58 (no communication band less than 50);

  • Cambridge English (Advanced CAE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component;

  • RMIT English Worldwide (REW) Advanced Plus or equivalent; OR

  • The completion of other equivalent qualifications, as approved by RMIT University.

 

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Fees & Financial Aid

Actual semester fees may vary depending upon exemptions granted and modules taken during each semester. Not all modules will be offered every semester.

First semester fees payable upon acceptance of offer. Subsequent semester fees payable before commencement of semester.

View all payment modes.

Programme Fees 

For Full-time Programme
 

Entry Route & Modules Required    

        Singaporeans & PRs        

 International Students

Full programme - 288 Credit Points
(24 modules in 3 years)
Fees are payable over 6 semesters
 

         S$49,599.36

    S$54,936.00

Advanced 1 - 192 Credit Points 
(16 modules in 2 years)
Fees are payable over 4 semesters
 

         S$33,066.24

    S$36,624.00

Advanced 2 - 144 Credit Points
(12 modules in 1.5 years)
Fees are payable over 3 semesters
 

          S$24,799.68

    S$27,468.00

 

For Part-time Programme
 

Entry Route & Modules Required     

                    Fees

 

Advanced 1 - 192 Credit Points
(16 Modules in 3 years) 
Fees are payable over 6 semesters
 

                    S$33,066.24         

 

Advanced 2 - 144 Credit Points 
(12 modules in 2 years)
Fees are payable over 4 semesters
 

                    S$24,799.68

 

  • The fees quoted are based on S$172.22 (Local), S$190.75 (International) per credit point. (Amount reflected is rounded to the nearest cents). Fees are valid for July 2024 intake only.
  • Above fees are inclusive of prevailing GST and exclude textbooks.
  • Actual semester fees may vary depending upon exemptions granted and modules taken.
  • First semester fees payable upon acceptance of offer. Subsequent semester fees payable before commencement of semester.
  • Not all modules will be offered every semester.
  • For subsequent intakes, please visit website nearer the application period for updated information.

All fees inclusive of 9% GST (exclude textbooks / course materials).

Mandatory Fees


All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.


Student Development Fee

Applicable to all students embarking on a full-time Diploma or Undergraduate programme at SIM. This fee goes towards activities that will help in students’ personal growth and equip them with functional skills that enhance their employability.  Payable with the programme fees' first instalment.

       S$512.30


International Student Induction Fee

A one-time fee payable by new full-time international students. This fee covers pre-arrival and arrival support, including activities to enhance the international student learning experience.

       S$436


Application Fee

Payable for each application form that is submitted. Fee is non-refundable  and non-transferable. The fee will be refunded fully only if the intake does not  commence. Unpaid applications will not be processed.

  
Local applicants:
S$109.00

International applicants:             S$545.00
(not inclusive of        Student’s Pass application)