UMKC American Degree Transfer Program

24 Months
January / March / April / June / July / September / November
TMC Academy

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.

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.

(i) Accounting
This Module introduces the students to the basic principles of Accounting and the procedures of applying of such principles in practice.

(ii) Cost and Management Accounting
It  deals with Costing techniques and Cost Accounting methods; Short-term and Long-term planning; and Budgeting & Budgetary Control.

(iii) Advanced financial Accounting
It helps to further develop students’ knowledge and capability in Accounting and Financial techniques and applications.

(iv) 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.

(v) 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.

(vi) 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.

(vii) 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.

(viii) 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

(ix) 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.

(x) 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.

(xi) 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

(xii) 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.

(xiii) 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.

(xiv) 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.

(xv) 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.

(xvi) 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.

(xvii) 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.

(xviii) 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.

(xix) Brief Calculus with Matrix Algebra
This module covers algebra, introduction to matrix algebra, introduction to differential calculus and optimization, applications to problems in business.

(xx) 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.

(xxi) 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 Qualifications International Qualifications
Age 16 years old (based on date of birth) at point of start class
Academic Qualification Any of the following:
– 3 GCE ‘O’ passes (A1 to C6)
– Certificate Level (including TMC Certificate in Tertiary Foundation Programme)
– 3 passes in the TMC ‘O’ level Preliminary Examinations
– Integrated Programme (3 passes at a level equivalent to Secondary 4) See Appendix A for participating schools.
– Other non-standard qualifications. See Appendix B.
Students have to satisfy the required average score as below:
– China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand: Year 11 with an average 65%
– Malaysia: SPM (Form 5) at least 3 passes (A to E)
– India: Year 10 (Secondary School Certificate) at least 3 passes
– Sri Lanka: Year 11 (Senior Secondary O level) at least 3 passes
– South Korea: Completed Year 11
– Philippines: Year 10 (High School Certificate) with an average 65%
– Myanmar: Pass Year 11
– Laos: Year 11 with an average 65%
– Russia: Year 11 (Secondary Education Certificate) Overall grade 4
– Chile: Year 11 GPA 5.0
– Others: Year 11 with an average 65% or equivalent to 3 passes at ‘O’ level/IGCSE
Students who have completed ‘O’ level but fail to meet the required number of passes and students with 3 ‘N’ level passes (grade A to D or 1 to 5):
– Pass TMC Psychometric Test^
Meeting the above qualification (year of study) but not the average score:
– Pass TMC Psychometric Test^
English Proficiency Any of the following:
– GCE ‘O’ English: D7 (for IT course) and C6 (for all other courses)
– GCE ‘N’ English: Grade D or Grade 5
– Completed NITEC or relevant certificate where medium of instruction is English
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
– Pass Hawthorn Placement Test at Advanced 2 Level
Not meeting English Proficiency:
– Pass an English online test and an interview with the Dean/HOD/designate
Not meeting English Proficiency:
– Attend and pass Hawthorn Certificate in English up to Advanced 2 level
– Applicants with IELTS 5.0 may be admitted subject to attending lessons/activities at the Independent Learning Centre (ILC), Hawthorn Language School.
Mature Candidates 21 years of age (based on date of birth) will be considered on case-by-case basis N.A.

^ Students who are admitted through Psychometric Test must pass at least 50% of the modules in the first 2 terms else the enrolment shall be discontinued.

Administrative Fees

(New Student / TMC’s Existing / Local Transfer Student)
All fees subject to prevailing GST of 7%

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

Course Fees



All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD).

Administrative Fees

(New Student / TMC’s Existing / Local Transfer Student)
All fees subject to prevailing GST of 7%

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
Application Fees
International Student Administrative Fee
International Student Administrative 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

Course Fee



All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD).