Master in Boundary-Crossing Learning and Leadership (MBX)

Master in Boundary-Crossing Learning and Leadership (MBX)

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Applications Open: 16 October 2023

Applications Close: 15 April 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

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Advisory and Updates: From 1 October 2023, Singaporean Citizens / Permanent Residents learners who are attending SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)'s funded courses must take their attendance digitally via the Singpass App for attendance-taking for both physical classroom and synchronous e-learning courses. 

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.

Programme Dialogue Session and Masterclass

Gain a better understanding of the Master in Boundary-Crossing Learning and Leadership (MBX) by attending our online Dialogue Sessions with the Head of Programme at the comfort of your homes, or while on-the-go. 

Dialogue Sessions (Virtual):

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-centered 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 

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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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 Course Curriculum

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


^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.

Mandatory e-Attendance via Singpass App from 1 October 2023

    • Singaporean Citizens/Permanent Residents are required to set up your Singpass account and download the Singpass App prior to course commencement.
    • Learners will have to submit a reschedule request, with an applicable fee, if they are unable to do so.
    • Please be present in class (physical and online) 15 minutesbefore the scheduled lesson time on the actual day and have the following ready:
      1. Smart device (e.g., smartphone or iPad) with a functioning camera, 
      2. Singpass mobile app installed on the smart device, 
      3. Login credentials for the Singpass App. 

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