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Old 28-01-2007, 09:00 PM   #16
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Has anyone taken Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing & Management)? Please share your feedback on this.

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1) Course fees is 1.5k per module right? How many payments are the course fees divided into?
2) There's no degree course on Entrepreneurship right?
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Old 28-01-2007, 11:11 PM   #17
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Yeah, i am also interested in the above, anyone?
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Old 30-01-2007, 12:59 AM   #18
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I'm from the 23rd intake. And yes, course fee is 1.5k per module. Payment wise, you can choose to pay in full, or pay monthly to the bank or pay in 4 installments. And there's no degree on Entrepreneurship.
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Old 31-01-2007, 01:04 AM   #19
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I just signed up with SMa for the Bachelor of Mass Communications. Will be starting class in Feb, doing bridging modules first.

Actually, I did an Adv. Dip in Mass Comms before, but apparently I still have to take some similar bridging modules with Murdoch before my semester starts. Each bridging module is S$500. Makes me wonder is it my Adv. Dip useless or it's just a way for the school to earn more money.

Anyway, am looking forward to starting school soon. Shall update my experience here later.
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Old 31-01-2007, 10:22 AM   #20
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hi catinthesky,

if u start in feb, did u already paid for the fees in full or thru installments? if so did the consultants there ask or tell you to pay a initial fee first to prevent a school fee increase latter?
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Old 31-01-2007, 12:24 PM   #21
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hi systeo,

I juz called SMa today about the BCom from Murdoch. As a non-biz poly grad, they asked me to attend a bridging program for 8 modules. Wonder if you attended it before?

The time table quite stress, 3days complete 1 module then next wed take exam liao! Wonder how the passing rate is like for people without biz background & if is even possible to even learn enuff to latter go onto their 2nd & 3rd Yr with such weak concepts and understandings of biz

They also ask me to pay $500 before 31 Jan first to lock into the current degree course fee that will increase in 1 feb, dun knoe if its jus another $$$ making scheme to make me study with them or its realli true to help me save $? Wait come 1Feb course fee still same, then I pay $500 for nothing.

Some more must confirm march to start bridging course, 100% payback only if I withdraw before 60day course start, thats 2 mths, now to march also 2mths, looks like if i pay them i definitely must study with them or else $500 forfitted.

With all this issues unanswered, i feel so unsecured to start any program with them. Dun understand y got refer fren to make $, which established school like SIM, PSB or MDIS does that???
All looks like consultants and students making $ for and from SMa.

bro no worries lah.no sweat.i just completed 3/6 modules lolz.why you got 8 sia??!!
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Old 31-01-2007, 02:34 PM   #22
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yo bro spinelli,

can shed some light on the bridging program, is it easy to pass and understand the modules within a short 3 days? I doing 8 coz i plan to take the pro a/c. also if u dun mind, what is ur previous qualifications and any prior biz background? will it be difficult for non-biz students like me to catch up and understand???
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Old 31-01-2007, 06:45 PM   #23
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yo bro spinelli,

can shed some light on the bridging program, is it easy to pass and understand the modules within a short 3 days? I doing 8 coz i plan to take the pro a/c. also if u dun mind, what is ur previous qualifications and any prior biz background? will it be difficult for non-biz students like me to catch up and understand???
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Wassup Peak,

I got a couple of buddies who did their bridging liao. So far they said quite manageable. The subjects are well covered but not so in-depth. Its not necessary to do well, just pass can already, cos Murdoch doesn't take publish your bridging score in your transcript. Still everyone wants to do well cos they publish the scores on the notice board.
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Old 31-01-2007, 07:08 PM   #24
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Hi all.

I am also seriously considering the Bachelor Of Mass Comm from Murdoch. It is either that or Uni of Newcastle via PSB Academy whose 7 bridging units are spread out evenly over 9 months. However, it is the extremely tight schedule of Murdoch's 6 bridging modules that is holding me back. Imagine, 3 lessons followed by a written exam each week for 1.5 months. *Shudder*
Anyone currently doing the "intensive" bridging course or have completed it got any words of advice? Much appreciated.
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Old 31-01-2007, 09:42 PM   #25
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yo bro spinelli,

can shed some light on the bridging program, is it easy to pass and understand the modules within a short 3 days? I doing 8 coz i plan to take the pro a/c. also if u dun mind, what is ur previous qualifications and any prior biz background? will it be difficult for non-biz students like me to catch up and understand???
tks.

seriously,im speaking for myself cos i dun wanna later dua you

this last 3 modules i only like went for 35% of the lessons,close one eye pass all.got one still got HD(high distinction) so you say lei?like monashnsri5 said,just pass can le cos it wont appear on your transcript so why so pia?conserving my energies for the REAL one heh
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Old 31-01-2007, 09:51 PM   #26
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btw if you guys got any questions,why dont you email them directly.i personally,no offence dun quite like systeo's style.somehow i feel there's a conflicts of interest isnt it?in any case,if any student is interested,at least spilt the fee.my colleagues also signed up the course after i did,my consultant is aware i was the one refering them to the school and offered to pay me.im honest enuff to tell my colleagues about the $$ and offered to split it.got money,everyone shares.no need so much,enuff to get back can le

lastly...there's poeple from SMa reading the posts here..trust me on this...
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Old 31-01-2007, 10:56 PM   #27
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hi catinthesky,

if u start in feb, did u already paid for the fees in full or thru installments? if so did the consultants there ask or tell you to pay a initial fee first to prevent a school fee increase latter?
Hi thepeak, I didn't pay the feels in full, I'm taking installments. I paid for all the bridging modules and 1st sem fees tog for my first payment. Not sure if this is considered the initial fee? I felt it's quite normal for schools to do that leh? Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 31-01-2007, 11:02 PM   #28
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Hi all.

I am also seriously considering the Bachelor Of Mass Comm from Murdoch. It is either that or Uni of Newcastle via PSB Academy whose 7 bridging units are spread out evenly over 9 months. However, it is the extremely tight schedule of Murdoch's 6 bridging modules that is holding me back. Imagine, 3 lessons followed by a written exam each week for 1.5 months. *Shudder*
Anyone currently doing the "intensive" bridging course or have completed it got any words of advice? Much appreciated.
Hey! I am going to start Bach of Mass Comm from Murdoch soon! Ya, like what you said the bridging modules are almost one after another. I feel a bit apprehensive but trying not to stress myself even before I start. Somemore all this is on top of my busy work. Hmmm, let me get back to you next month how I'm coping, lol.

Oh and I did consider the Uni of Newcastle before, but I have the impression that uni is good for its engineering courses? So decided to take Murdoch instead cuz I've a few friends who actually study in Aussie there and said it's good.

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Old 01-02-2007, 10:14 AM   #29
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Hi all.

I am also seriously considering the Bachelor Of Mass Comm from Murdoch. It is either that or Uni of Newcastle via PSB Academy whose 7 bridging units are spread out evenly over 9 months. However, it is the extremely tight schedule of Murdoch's 6 bridging modules that is holding me back. Imagine, 3 lessons followed by a written exam each week for 1.5 months. *Shudder*
Anyone currently doing the "intensive" bridging course or have completed it got any words of advice? Much appreciated.
I have to agree. 9mths seems abit more relax and much more fruitfull in the learning process.

even if lets say you manage to just pass 50/100 for all bridging papers just to move onto the 2nd yr, did what u learn realli sink into ur head?

did the lecturers cut short their modules and ignore the so call "less important areas" can concentrate on the "exam tips instead" jus so that you can pay for the more expensive modules in 2nd & 3rd yr?

clearing the bridging programe is like passing the uni entrance test with a $3000 fee incorporated. but does that mean u r ready for the 2nd yr after 1.5mths of intensive crash course? i guess it up to individual ability and their prior education background.

TRY ASKING AN ACCOUNTANT TO TAKE A LAYWER'S BAR EXAM after 1.5mths of crash course. They are both professionals and smart people and accounting got biz law but is it enuff to even consider as prior understanding??? its a totally new level guys.

then again, think of the time you can save 1.5mth vs 9mths. but will you survive the harder 2nd and 3rd yr and do you wish to remain passing 50/100 for all papers?

Bridging program is a entrance test to prove your learning ability and understanding of the particular degree you r to take on. it is also the very FOUNDATION that you will need to transit from your previously trainned areas like IT, ENG, DESIGN etc.

I dun mind passing the foudation with ease, but will it come back to haunt me when i am require to take class and exam on more indept modules in economics? having just passed and attended 35% of the class during bridging.

People with stronger foundation in biz from either poly or private dip will have it easy and keep answering the lecturer's questions & quizzes everytime in class while you have to keep copying down their answers on board and go home to digest other people's concept and understanding.

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Old 01-02-2007, 11:43 PM   #30
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i am a student of SMa School of Management. So far not too bad lei.... service quite good... and lecturers are quite experienced as well. I am in batch 29th Bachelor of Commerce double major in Marketing Management and Management offered by Murdoch University.
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