UMKC American Degree Transfer Program

UMKC American Degree Transfer Program | TMC Academy

24 Months
(Students spend 2 years in TMC before transferring to UMKC for another 2 years)
January / March / April / June / July / September / November
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About The Course

The UMKC American Degree Transfer Program (UMKC ADTP)  is a preparation course designed to provide students with the academic knowledge, skills, and confidence to join and successfully complete a bachelor’s degree at an US university. This is a 2+2 degree program pathway whereby students study 2 years at TMC and transfer to University of Missouri- Kansas City (UMKC) to study 2 more years to obtain a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A) program. The course modules teach a balance of business and general subjects to give students a solid understanding of key concepts and practices in business and related fields with the aim that students will be able to

• Analyse and solve problems using a range of approaches;
• Understand the fundamental theories that underpin key business practices;
• Apply business and scientific concepts to practical situations
• Demonstrate the competencies required to successfully progress to the final part of an American degree program

1. This is only a preparatory program, not a degree program.
2.The certificate obtained upon completion of the UMKC American Degree Transfer Program is awarded by TMC Academy.

3. The admission to UMKC is not guaranteed and is subject to (amongst other things) UMKC’s admission criteria, issuance of necessary visa(s) and any other conditions imposed by the relevant authorities or UMKC.

Course assessment
Assessment of the modules includes examinations, assignments, projects, presentations, class tests, and/or practical tests.

Mode of Delivery
Lectures, tutorials and independent learning are employed. To make sure that students have a clear understanding of the concepts, tutorials are used to re-emphasize the key areas.

Independent learning involves pupils taking the initiative in recognizing learning requirements and undertaking activities to meet them. These activities could take the form of research, tutorial exercises, review questions and coursework.

  1. Accounting
    This Module introduces the students to the basic principles of Accounting and the procedures of applying of such principles in practice.
  2. Cost and Management Accounting
    It  deals with Costing techniques and Cost Accounting methods; Short-term and Long-term planning; and Budgeting & Budgetary Control.
  3. Advanced financial Accounting
    It helps to further develop students’ knowledge and capability in Accounting and Financial techniques and applications.
  4. Business Strategy
    This Module introduces the key building blocks of Business Strategy through the strategic planning process. Business Strategy planning develops the integrative skills of business students, giving them a holistic cross-functional and competitive perspective of the Company’s position, challenges and its strategic options.
  5. International Business
    This module introduces the student to this increasing international context of business and it explores the implications that external environment has upon business decision making.
  6. Business communication and ICT
    This module discusses strategic and operational implications of information and communications technology (ICT) as applied to business.  It explores the impact of ICT as a tool for planning, managing, and marketing such industries.
  7. Introduction to Information Technology
    The purpose of this module is to develop the competency of the students in the use of the Microsoft Windows operating system and some common business software packages such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint.
  8. Computer Systems Essentials
    This module provides students with a detailed and essential foundation in various computer technologies that are considered critical in today’s business world.
  9. Business Economics
    It becomes logical on the part of the business managers to have an adequate understanding of the concepts underlying the economic environment in order to help manage their businesses more effectively and efficiently. The Module provides the student with an understanding of international economics in general.
  10. Principles of Microeconomics Economics
    This module deals primarily with microeconomics, firm analysis, the principles of demand, supply, elasticity, price determination, costs, income distribution, market structures, trade, and other related social, economic issues.
  11. Investment and Financial Markets
    The purpose of this module is to provide basic understanding of investment valuation and Financial Markets.The Module provides an understanding of the overall view of Investments, the Financial Markets and the various constituents of the Financial System.
  12. International Organisational Behaviour
    Organisational Behaviour is field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structures have on behaviour within organisations, for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organisation’s effectiveness. It includes the topics of motivation, leader behaviour and power, interpersonal communication, group structure and process, learning, attitude development and perception, change processes, conflict,job design, and work stress.
  13. Developing People At Work
    Organisations of all types and sizes, including schools, retail stores, government agencies, restaurants, and manufacturers, have at least one thing in common that is they must employ competent and  motivated workers. To compete and thrive, many organisations are including employee education, training and development as an important and effective part of their strategy. Human Resource Development (HRD), includes training and development, career development and organisational development programs and processes.
  14. Introduction to Business Logistics
    It covers Logistics of Business, Customer Accommodation, Strategy in Market Distribution as well as Procurement and Manufacturing, Operational Integration, Information Networks and Advanced Planning in Supply Chain.
  15. Supply Chain Management
    Supply Chain Management covers Management of Inventory,Transportation, Warehousing, Packaging and Materials Handling in the supply chain management. The Network Design used in the supply chain management includes Network Integration as well as Process and Techniques Design.
  16. Marketing for Managers
    The Module provides students with an introduction of marketing functions, basic elements of the marketing management process, and its key roles in a business’ operation. It also enables students to identify and solve many business problems by using a marketing perspective.
  17. International Marketing
    The module encompasses the global and international marketing strategies applicable within the various industries and uses examples drawn from the businesses.In the new operating environment, firms are increasingly linked to the international market place. Besides being subject to a wide range of macro-environmental factors, they also face competition from the global companies and multinational companies.
  18. College Algebra
    This module covers elementary algebra, solution of equations, functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, inequalities, systems of linear equations, equations of second degree and their graphs, binomial theorem, complex numbers, and polynomials.
  19. Brief Calculus with Matrix Algebra
    This module covers algebra, introduction to matrix algebra, introduction to differential calculus and optimization, applications to problems in business.
  20. Foundations of Psychology 1
    Foundations of Psychology 1 is designed to give students a broad overview of the major topics of interest in contemporary psychology. This module covers the history and scope of psychology, the genetic and evolutionary foundations of behaviour, the physiological mechanisms of behaviour, sensation and perception, and stress and health.
  21. Statistical Techniques for Business
    This module covers intermediate statistical techniques that can be applied in various business disciplines, including marketing, management and economics. The module will enable students to analyze, interpret and utilize information, and assist managers, investors and the like in decision-making.
Local International
Age 16 years old
Academic Qualification Any of the following or equivalent:

  • Obtained at least an E at GCE A level in any 2 subjects
  • TMC Diploma / Foundation Diploma
Completed High School or Year 12
English Proficiency Any of the following or equivalent:

  • At least a C6 at GCE O English
  • Completed a Diploma or equivalent where medium of instruction is English
  • Pass an English online text and an interview with the DEAD/HOF/designate
Any of the following

  • IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (paper) ≥ 525 or TOEFL (Computer) ≥ 195 or TOEFL (Internet) ≥ 70 or TOEIC ≥ 750
  • Other equivalent qualifications where the medium of instruction is English
  • Attend and pass Certification in English up to Advanced 2 level
Mature Candidate  ≥ 30 years old with 8 year of working experience.  N.A.

It is important to achieve regular attendance and meet the attendance requirement stipulated by the authorities (eg. Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore) and TMC. Failure to meet the requirement will lead to the following:

  • Rejection of Student Pass on re-application/renewal for international students.
  • Expulsion where students do not make any improvement in their attendance rate and/or consistently absent from class despite warnings and counselling given in accordance with the school policy


Attendance Requirement is as follows:

Module Attendance
For all propriety students, module attendance is required to be eligible for work to be assessed and sit for examination:

  • The minimum module attendance is normally 80% for full-time, 60% for part-time (75% for SSG-funded part-time students)
  • Special consideration will only be given to students with valid reasons.

Monthly Attendance:
All full-time international students must meet a monthly attendance of 90%. Student pass shall be subjected to cancellation if the monthly attendance is not met continuously.

Full-time local students enrolled in Hawthorn English courses, TMC College preparatory courses and external degree courses must meet a monthly attendance of 75%. Local students enrolled in external degree courses shall be subject to relevant university’s regulations regarding attendance.

Administrative Fees (New Student / TMC’s Existing / Local Transfer Student)

All the course fees stated below are inclusive of course materials, examination fee and lab fee unless stated otherwise. Repeat fees and other administrative fees are listed in the Miscellaneous Fee List.

Application Fee

Fee Protection Scheme Fee
0.75% of (Course Fee less grant + Medical Insurance) OR $25 whichever is higher

Medical Insurance Fee
$80 Per Course Per Year

All fees subject to prevailing GST of 7%

Course Fees

All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD)

Administrative Fees (New Student / TMC’s Existing / Local Transfer Student)

All the course fees stated below are inclusive of course materials, examination fee and lab fee unless stated otherwise. Repeat fees and other administrative fees are listed in the Miscellaneous Fee List.

Single / Bundled Programs Existing / Local Transfer
Application Fees: $200 Application Fees: $100
International Student Administrative Fee: $650 International Student Administrative Fee: $350


Fee Protection Scheme Fee
0.75% of (Course Fee less grant + Medical Insurance + International Student Administrative Fee) OR $25 whichever is higher

Medical Insurance Fee
$80 Per Course Per Year

All fees subject to prevailing GST of 7%

Course Fees

All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD)