Knowledge Management (KM) is a discipline that promotes an integrated approach to identifying, capturing, evaluating, retrieving, and sharing all of an enterprise's information assets.
- It is the only full-fledged KM graduate programme in Singapore
- Blend theory with industry practice with inputs from the members of the Knowledge Management Society of Singapore (KMS)
- Emphasis on creativity innovation, which is critical for today's organisations to prepare professionals to champion and implement KM initiatives in their organisations
- A holistic approach to KM that emphasises the importance of people in an organisation
The MSc in Knowledge Management (KM) is a self-financed programme. Applicants are not eligible for Financial Assistance such as Tuition Fee Loan, Service Obligation or MOE Subsidies.
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- A good Bachelor's degree in any discipline,
- Preference is given to applicants with management or corporate experience in a public or private organisation.
- Degree classification second class lower/Honours (Merit) and above or equivalent
*: Internships are not counted towards working experience, and it is recommended for applicants to have at least a minimum of one-year of full-time working experience.
For undergraduate degree not awarded by an English-medium University or is awarded by an English-medium University but the language of instruction was not English, you must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement (ELPR):
Minimum Score Required
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Academic
Note: The validity period for IELTS/TOEFL scores is two (2) years at the point of application. Please note that only TOEFL or IELTS test scores will be accepted. Also, we do not require the submission of GRE or GMAT test scores.
In view of Covid-19, the following online test scores are acceptable for admissions for the AY2024-2025 intake by the Office of Admissions (OA).
- TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
- TOEFL ITP Plus for China students
- IELTS Indicator
- IELTS for UKVI
There is only one intake in August. Applications for August admission will be open in November and close in mid-February. The outcome of application will be released from end May-June onwards via online.
Closing date for submission of online applications with supporting documents
[Programme Code: 122]
1 November to 15 February
Applications are to be submitted electronically via the NTU admissions website. Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of S$50.00 when you send in your admission application per programme applied. Applications without application fee will not be processed.
For more information on the admissions procedures, online application, list of supporting documents application or result status and other relevant details, please click here to view the NTU admissions website.
Submission of personal statement and referee letters are not compulsory, however, applicants may submit them if it is a value-add to their application.
We have no restrictions to the number of referee letters submitted, though applicants can limit them to two (2) or three (3) letters. Applicants can refer to the attached document for guide for referee letters.
The programme commences each year in early August and is available in both full-time and part-time. Students are required to complete 30 Academic Units (AU) to be awarded the degree within their candidature period.
Students have two option of study:
Coursework and Dissertation
In this option, students take 2 core courses, at least 4 Group A electives, 2 Group B electives and an individual project on which the student must submit a dissertation. To pursue dissertation, students require a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 4.00 and above. Students may require additional semesters for completion of their project.
For more information on Dissertation, please click here.
In this option, students take 2 core courses, at least 4 Group A electives, 3 Group B electives and Critical Inquiry (group project).
For more information on Critical Inquiry, please click here.
Students can take one additional Group 'A' elective in lieu of one Group ‘B’ elective.
Each course carries 3 Academic Units (AU) while Dissertation carries 6 AUs. Students may graduate after completing the programme requirement from either option of study.
Candidates may apply either for full-time or part-time programme. To be awarded the degree, students will need to complete their programme requirement within their candidature period. A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.50 is required to
successfully complete the programme.
(Note: 1 academic year is equivalent to 2 semesters.)
For more information on Grade Point Average (GPA), please click here.
Introduction to leadership. Challenges for leadership in knowledge management. Leadership research. Charismatic and transformational leadership. Leadership traits and styles. Personal leadership profile. Power, politics and influence. Leadership communication. Leading teams. Followership. Managing organisational processes and innovation. Managing KM initiatives. Leadership and strategy. Leading change.
KM6318 My Learning Journey
As technology renders jobs obsolete, remaining employable has become a challenge that workers need to face. Lifelong learning is way of not mere remaining relevant but thriving at the workplace. There is no single method of learning. What works best depends on the task, the context, and the personality of the learner. Learners will be more effective at earning if they are aware of the range of possible learning methods, when to apply each, and what works best for him. This course seeks to broaden students understanding of the role of learning in the modern career and the modern life. Students will learn how to ownership of their learning and create a disciplined, synthesising, creating, and learning mind within themselves.
KM6319 Leading through films and plays
Cross-listed Courses from Other Programmes
Business print resources and databases. Government sources and services for business. Economic and industrial indicators. Marketing information resources. Investment information resources. Corporate information needs and services. Competitive intelligence and business. Intellectual property issues. Future trends in the provision of information to business.
Fees for Academic Year 2024-2025
|Description||Fees (in S$)||Remarks|
|Application Fee||50.00||Non-refundable and payable during application.|
|Deposit Fee||5,000.00||Non-refundable and non-transferable|
(This is required upon the acceptance of the offer and will be used to offset your tuition fee payment.)
Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Academic Year 2024-2025
|Description||Fees (in S$)||Remarks|
|Total Tuition Fees||31,976.08||Students are required to complete 30 Academic Units (AU). Tuition Fees are charged by Academic Units (AU).|
|Per Course||3,197.61||Each course carries 3 Academic Units (AU).|
|Dissertation||6,395.22||Each dissertation carries 6 Academic Units (AU).|
|Miscellaneous Fees||Miscellaneous fees payable follow the prevailing rates set by the University. Please access the NTU fees website link here for miscellaneous fees payable.|
Incentives for Academic Year 2024-2025
|Singapore Citizens (SC) and Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR)||All Singapore Citizens (SC) and Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR) will be eligible for a $5,000 tuition fee subsidy rebate.|
|NTU/NIE Alumni||All NTU/NIE alumni, regardless of nationality, will be eligible for a 10% tuition fee rebate.|
|KM Alumni||All KM Alumni will enjoy a 90% discount for a single course in the KM programme, 12 months after graduation. This is subject to availability and approval from the school.|
- All fees listed are in Singapore Dollars and are inclusive of prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST).
- Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees are applicable to both full-time and part-time applicants of all nationalities.
- Tuition Fees are charged by Academic Units (AU); You will be billed on a semester basis based on the total number of courses you have registered in that semester, subject to academic load and candidature period set by Office of Academic Services (OAS).
- Tuition Fees stated above exclude transport/airfare and accommodation expenses.
- The University reserves the right to revise its fees every academic year without notice.
- Additional fee subsidy is available for qualifying needy Singapore Citizens (SC) and Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR) students. Terms & conditions apply.
For tuition fees from previous academic years, please click on the link below:
- The use of words, images, diagrams, graphs, or ideas derived from books, journals, magazines, visual media, and the internet without proper acknowledgement;
- Copying of work from the internet or any other sources and presenting as one’s own; and
- Submitting identical work for different courses or to different journals and publications.
- Online/softcopy assignments: Students are required to attach their assignments with a softcopy of the signed declaration of authorship form as one document for online submission.
- Hardcopy assignments: Students are required to attach the hardcopy declaration of authorship form on the front page of their written assignments for hardcopy submission.
Please check with respective course instructors if your written assignment requires the declaration forms.
A coursework student with poor academic performance will be subjected to the following actions:
- Academic warning if TGPA < 2.50 in any term of study
- Termination of Candidature if TGPA < 2.50 for the second consecutive term of study.
A student is considered to be making satisfactory progress in any semester of study if he or she attains a minimum TGPA of 2.50. A student who obtains a TGPA of less than 2.50 in 2 consecutive semesters of study will be dismissed from the programme.
To meet the academic requirement for graduation, a student must:
- Complete all the requirements for the programme of study, and
- Attain a minimum CGPA of 2.50 at the completion of the programme of study.
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KM Webinar Series
The focus and curriculum have evolved as the KM programme matured, and the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting “new normal” has caused us to modify the programme further. We grew because we adapted to the changes in the industry and in the workplace. We grew because we focused on what was, and still is, important – quality teaching, and relevant and updated content. Our faculty, part-time lecturers and industry experts share the latest developments and their knowledge in KM through our KM Webinar Series.
Please click here to view the videos of all the webinars we have conducted so far.