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With the New Year just around the corner,  thinking out of the box and embracing new skills is a movement that has gained traction in the past year.

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted several areas of industry growth requiring innovation and talent, offering great opportunities to those considering taking up a degree programme, making a career switch, or enhancing their current skills.

For instance, according to panellists at a recent Deep Tech Summit held earlier this month as part of the Singapore FinTech Festival and Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology, companies must innovate to prevent a post-Covid-19 digital divide, and train staff to reduce the threats of pandemic-related cyber-security risks.      

At the same time, cyber-security risks have increased as more people work from home, according to a survey by American tech giant Cisco in October.

Mental health has also come under scrutiny during this stressful period, with demand for services on the rise, The Straits Times reported in October. As such, healthcare professionals will continue to be highly sought after.

These are just three potential areas of learning and self-development that Singaporeans can consider pursuing. Given the ease and convenience that working from home and online classes connecting students globally bring, there is no better time than now to embark on your retraining or upskilling journey.

A wide range of programmes catering to upskilling      

Murdoch University at Kaplan has offerings suitable for students across all levels.

Possible learning opportunities include:

  • Bachelor of Business in Banking and Cyber Security & Forensics (Double Major)
  • Bachelor of Business in International Business and Cyber Security and Forensics
  • Bachelor of Business in International Business and Web Communication (Double Major)
  • Bachelor of Business in Marketing and Web Communication (Double Major)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Single Major)
  • Master of Business Administration

Professor Peter Waring, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Transnational Education and Dean of Murdoch University Singapore, notes: “Murdoch programmes have several points of distinction which can be summarised through two…