Master in Boundary-Crossing Learning and Leadership (MBX)

Details on programme fees & funding are listed below.



Applications Open: 16 April 2022

Applications Close: 30 September 2022

Next Available Intake: January 2023


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What is this programme about?

The Master in Boundary-Crossing Learning and Leadership (MBX) is a novel, transdisciplinary-focused, cutting-edge and innovative programme which was created to accelerate the capacities of Training and Adult Education (TAE) sector professionals and leaders, and those who function as organisational change-makers, to cope with, strategise within and lead in a highly disruptive world. The focus on leadership, learning, cross-boundary change and innovation 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?


The MBX programme possesses a few unique features: 

  1. Flexible nature of the programme - MBX offers four independent Graduate Certificates making up the programme, with emphasis on practice and application. The multiple entry and exit points also enable working adults to more easily take on the programme.
  2. Introduction of Industry Mentors within the Graduate Certificates to enhance practice applicability of all that is explored in the programme and extend industry links and networks to all learners. 
  3. Modelling of learning and pedagogical innovation as developed by IAL.
  4. Provides an opportunity to hone and specialise in either the learning or leadership tracks, with both tracks benefitting from the unique boundary-crossing feature of the programme.


Who is MBX suitable for?

The MBX programme is designed to accelerate the capacities of Training and Adult Education (TAE) professionals and leaders, and those who function as organisational change-makers, to cope with, strategise within and lead in a highly disruptive world. 

This Master's programme targets the following:

  • Training and Adult Education professionals, especially the middle management tier of leaders
  • Learning and Development professionals in enterprises, particularly those who are organisational change-makers
  • Faculty and leaders of Institutes of Higher Learning


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 for webpage

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. The first Graduate Certificate is now open for application.



 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


Prices displayed are inclusive of GST. IAL reserves the right to adjust the programme fees below without prior notice.



  Masters Graduate Certificate
Compulsory Graduate Certificate Elective Graduate Certificate

Application fee


 S$ 64.20 (one-time)        


S$ 64.20 (per application)

S$ 64.20 (per application)

Full Programme Fee


 S$ 28,248.00


S$ 7,062.00 

S$ 7,062.00 

Nett Fee
after SkillsFuture Funding^

(for Singapore Citizens and
Permanent Residents)


 S$ 18,361.20

S$ 2,118.60


Nett Fee
after SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy^

(for Singapore Citizens aged
40 years old and above)

S$ 15,721.20


S$ 798.60



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


For assistance and clarfications, please reach out via: 

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