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Master of Business Administration

The University of Newcastle Australia

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This full-time MBA programme is offered by PSB Academy School of Postgraduate Studies, in partnership with The University of Newcastle, Australia. The faculty staff at The University of Newcastle, Australia has been awarded national and international prizes for teaching, creativity, research and scholarship and has held visiting scholar positions at the world’s foremost institutions.

In this programme, you will study contemporary principles and standards of critical reasoning and management and develop the skills to operate effectively in the international business community, with cross-cultural sensitivity and awareness.

PSB Academy has collaborated with UON to support positive learning attitudes of excellent students.



Programme Details

Contact Hours

Part-Time: 432 hours

Maximum Candidature Period

Postgrad programme of 40 units: 3 years

Postgrad programme of 120 units: 5 years

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials and project assignments will be conducted within our City Campus

Minimum Number of Students Before a Class Commences

Minimum 25 students are required before commencement of classes. 

Programme Structure

Programme Duration

This programme can be completed within 16 months.

Programme Structure

  • This programme consists of 12 modules
  • 3 trimesters in a year
  • 4 modules are taught over each trimester by University faculty

Students can opt to transfer and/ or complete their studies in Australia after a trimester completion. Students who transfer to Australia will be required to pay tuition fees applicable on-campus at the time of commencement at The University of Newcastle.

Assessment and Examination

Assessments may include assignments, tests,  projects, and final examinations.

Programme Outline


1st Trimester

  • Economics of Competitive Advantage
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Managing Under Uncertainty
  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility

2nd Trimester

  • Human Resource Management
  • Foundations of Business Analysis
  • Organisational Behaviour and Design
  • Marketing Management and Planning

3rd Trimester

  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing HR in International Organisations
  • Globalisation

Delivery of modules may not follow the sequence as shown and are subject to change.

Upcoming Intakes*

Full-time: May 2018, August 2018

* For information on further intakes, please contact our programme consultants.

Admission Criteria

Local Student Admission

Admission Requirements

Direct entry into the Masters Program (120 units) will be available for applicants who have:

  • 3 year Bachelors Degree in the discipline; or
  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or
  • At least 7 years business experience, including 2 years in a management position.

Students entering via this pathway are able to complete 4 courses per trimester, and are able to complete courses in any sequence they wish, that is consistent with course prerequisites.

Applicants with an Honours degree in the cognate area or equivalent relevant qualifications at level 8 or above will be given appropriate recognition of prior learning.

The alternate pathway is through the Graduate Certificate (40 units) which will be available for applicants who have:

  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline; or
  • 3 year Diploma in the discipline; or
  • 3 year Diploma not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma in the discipline + 2 years relevant business experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma not in the discipline + 3 years relevant business experience; or
  • At least 5 years business experience.

Students entering via this pathway will be required to:

  • Complete the Graduate Certificate over a minimum of two trimesters (typically 20 units per trimester); and
  • Successfully complete a “Business Academic Skills Program” (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate.

Only after the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and the academic skills program will students be eligible to formally enrol in the
Masters Program.

Minimum Entry Requirement - Language Proficiency:

  • TOEFL score of 550 with a Test of Written English (TWE) of 4.5 in the paper based test or a score of 213 with a 4.5 in the Essay Rating in the computer based test or a minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5, with no sub-test less than 6.0.

An applicant who wishes to enroll and does not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Details of this policy can be found here.

International Student Admission


Local Student

Programme Fees:

Total programme fee : S$ 28,890.00*

Singaporean/PR graduates of PSB Academy are entitled fee rebates for subsequent programmes. For more information, please complete the Enquiry Form and we will be in touch with you soon.

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks
* Click here to view other charges for students

Financial Aid / Available Grants

Please click here to view financial aid and available grants.

International Student

Programme Fees (International Admissions)



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* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks
* Click here to view other charges for students

Local Applications

How to Apply

Completed application form should be submitted to PSB Academy accompanied by:

  • Academic transcripts and certificates (certified true copy by PSB Academy authorised staff)
  • Curriculum vitae / résumé
  • A copy of NRIC/FIN
  • A copy of passport
  • Passport photo (hardcopy or softcopy)
  • A non-refundable and non-transferable application fee of S$107 (inclusive of 7% GST) by the following avenues:
    • City Campus (Cheque, NETS, Debit and Credit Card)
    • Post (Cheque - please indicate payee as “PSB ACADEMY PTE LTD”)
    • Internet Banking

Please note that an incomplete application will delay the processing duration. All completed applications may be submitted via post, email or in person:

PSB Academy City Campus
#03-200, Marina Square
6 Raffles Boulevard
Singapore 039594

If you require assistance, please speak with our Programme Consultants:

Programme ConsultantsContact
Suresh Ponnusamy

DID: +65 6390 9056

Whatsapp: +65 9824 3854


International Applications

How to Apply

Please click here to view application procedures.