Master in Boundary-Crossing Learning and Leadership (MBX)

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Applications Open: 16 April 2023

Applications Close: 15 October 2023

Next Available Intake: January 2024

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Course Overview

The Master in Boundary-Crossing Learning and Leadership (MBX) is a novel, transdisciplinary-focused, cutting-edge, and innovative post-graduate programme that was created with focus on cross-boundary change, leadership, learning, and innovation. 

It is based on the understanding of the dynamic and rapidly evolving external environment where the constant and disruptive shifts in the global environment and the changing nature of work demands an equally rapid and in-depth up-skilling to handle such a context.

Why Choose this Programme?

Flexibility in time management: Complete 2 core GCs and 2 elective GCs within eight semesters, or four years 

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Industry mentorship: Work with industry mentors to enhance practice applicability and extend your industry links and networks

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Adult learner-centred teaching and learning: You will participate in learning and pedagogical innovation developed by IAL.

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Stand-alone qualifications at multiple exit points: On successful completion of the courses in each graduate certificate, you will receive the graduate certificate for the subject domain covered. You may continue with the MBX or exit the programme early, armed with the graduate certificate qualification you have achieved 

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I enrolled in this programme because it provides the “how” to get the job done. The curriculum design and delivery have allowed me to harness my strengths and recognize my weaknesses. This, coupled with interactive, fun, and knowledgeable lecturers, ensures a seamless transition for me from theory to practice.

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Who is MBX Suitable for?

This Master's programme targets the following:

  • People managers and developers in leadership positions within enterprises

  • Organisational Development professionals

  • Learning and Development professionals

  • Training and Adult Education professionals, especially the middle management tier of leaders

  • Faculty and leaders of Institutes of Higher Learning

who play a direct or concurrent role as organisational Change-makers, to strategise, lead and cope with a highly disruptive world.

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The MBX has expanded my thinking about learning, innovation and change, and what happens when we take the boundaries seriously. Although boundary crossing is a new concept, I realise it’s what many of us have been doing all these years as practitioners. Now we can relate our practice to theory and theory to practice.

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What Does MBX Cover?

The MBX programme is a 60 credit unit (cu) programme undertaken through the stacking of two core compulsory Graduate Certificates (15 cu each), with two elective Graduate Certificates (15 cu each) from either the Learning, Innovation and Enterprise Leadership Track or the Adult Learning track.

Courses Summary

MBX Curriculum Structure
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I joined the MBX without having much expectations other than trying to attain a Master’s but the programme has exceeded my expectations. The robust discussions with classmates have enriched my learning. This has turned out to be a highly relevant programme which is helping me better navigate tensions that might come out at work and to reflect deeply on my leadership skills.

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Graduate Certificate Pathway

The Graduate Certificates within the Master in Boundary Crossing Learning and Leadership are also open for application as individual Graduate Certificates, offering a flexible pathway with the opportunity to stack the Graduate Certificates towards the Master qualification as well.

Graduate Certificate in Leading Learning, Innovation and Change Across Boundaries

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Graduate Certificate in Implementing and Evaluating Innovation, Change and Learning

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Graduate Certificate in Designing Learning and Innovation

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Graduate Certificate in Organisational Innovation and Change

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Graduate Certificate in Innovative Approaches to Adult Learning

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Graduate Certificate in Designing Learning for Programmes

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Entry Requirements


  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised university

  • Have at least 2 years of working experience


  • Effective verbal and written communication skills that meets the English Language Proficiency Requirements (ELPR)* if your undergraduate degree is not awarded by an English-medium university, or your undergraduate degree is awarded by an English-medium university but the language of instruction was not English

* at least an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5, or a TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based) or 85 (internet-based), or a PTE Academic score of 58, or C1 Advanced score of 180 [score must be obtained within the last 2 years at point of application].

Refer here for SUSS's Graduate Studies Admissions Requirements.

Fees and Funding

Application Fee

Nett Fee

(No subsidies)

Nett Fee after SkillsFuture Funding^
(for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents)

Nett Fee after SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy^
(for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above)


S$ 64.80 with 8% GST

S$ 28,512.00 with 8% GST

S$18,532.80 with 8% GST

S$15,892.80 with 8% GST


Graduate Certificate

S$ 64.80 with 8% GST

S$ 7,128.00 with 8% GST

S$ 2,138.40 with 8% GST

$818.40 with 8% GST

Elective Graduate Certificate

S$ 64.80 with 8% GST

S$ 7,128.00 with 8% GST


*With effect from 1 January 2023, applicants will be subjected to the 8% GST rate.

^SkillsFuture Funding and SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)

  • For each module, you must achieve at least 75% attendance, and pass assessments.
  • For companies with a contract with IAL, full payment of the course fees shall be made to IAL within the 30 days credit term from the date of invoice.
  • For more information on MCES, click here.

Course Preview

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