The Birmingham MBA in Singapore

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We are proud to have been running this programme continuously in Singapore for eighteen years. We use fundamentally the same syllabus as the corresponding Birmingham  programme and the same team of University of Birmingham academic staff. We are also aware of the need for some customisation and use more Asian cases and institutional material than in the home programme.

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Course fact file

Type of Course: Continuing professional development, taught

Study Options: Part time

Duration: 2.5–6 years part-time

Start date: Flexible – entry is possible at any time at which a module is delivered

Contact

MBA Admissions Office: Wendy Ralph
Tel: +44 (0) 121 415 8090
Email: w.ralph@bham.ac.uk

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Details

Five modules are compulsory and you choose three electives (under review). More are available if you wish to study part of your programme in the UK, the MBA Executive programme has a full list of elective modules.

The modules are taught over a ten-day period, two weekends and six evenings, to enable study to be combined with work commitments.

Teaching methods

Modules are designed to ensure that you are exposed to both the operational and  the strategic aspects of management disciplines through the use of innovative and creative teaching methods

Employer relevance

A feature of the programme is the possible interaction between the coursework and your workplace. We can do tailor assignments to be relevant to you and your employer.

Delivery schedule

The intensive modules are given five times each year and run in pairs. One of the pair is always suitable for new students, so there are five possible entry points in a year. The delivery schedule is shown below.

Session Timetable

  • Monday  1900 : 3 hour examination of previous module if applicable Thursday 
  • Friday 1900 - 2200
  • Saturday 1400 - 2000
  • Sunday 1000 - 1800
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 1900 - 2200
  • Saturday 1400 - 2000
  • Sunday 1000 -1800

Modules

Compulsory Core


  • Strategic Management I (Strategic Analysis of International Business)
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • The International Business Environment

Electives in Singapore


Three from:

  • Operations Management
  • Directing Strategy
  • Project Management
  • Advanced Leadership
  • Implementing Strategy and Managing Change

Fees and funding

S$31,008.60 Singapore Dollars

Entry requirements

  • A good Honours degree (or equivalent), or equivalent professional qualification
  • 5 years work experience
  • IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any band); TOEFL IBT 88 (21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking and 21 in Writing); Pearson Academic Test of English 59 (in all four skills)

Additional information:

For further information;

Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd

SIM Headquarters
461 Clementi Road
Singapore 599491

DID : 6248 9393

Email: shd@sim.edu.sg

Website: www.sim.edu.sg/ge

How to apply

This programme is Totally Taught Abroad. The applications are made directly to the institution in Singapore where applicants study. Applications are made via the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)'s application form.

Contact

MBA Admissions Office: Wendy Ralph
Tel: +44 (0) 121 415 8090
Email: w.ralph@bham.ac.uk

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Learning and teaching

Each module is designed to ensure that you will become familiar with both the operational and the strategic aspects of management disciplines through the use of innovative and creative teaching methods. These include action learning/research, formal and live case studies and computer assisted learning to complement conventional lectures and classes. Up to eight hours of video conferencing are scheduled between the teaching blocks to enable you to contact staff live and the Virtual Learning Environment is available for off-line communication.

You will have access to the School intranet which provides a continuing source of support and access to module teachers. Infrastructure support is provided at each location by local partners who are in constant communication with the Business School here in Birmingham.

A feature of the programme is the possible interaction between coursework and your workplace. If you wish, the Business School can offer your employer the opportunity to assist you in selecting assignments which are of direct relevance to organisational needs. This arrangement allows you to develop your managerial potential in both academic and experiential contexts.

Contact

MBA Admissions Office: Wendy Ralph
Tel: +44 (0) 121 415 8090
Email: w.ralph@bham.ac.uk

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Employability

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Birmingham Business School understands the importance of undertaking an MBA Business programme for your career development. Finding the right employment afterwards will clearly be an important objective and our primary aim is to help you do so.

From the very start of your MBA you receive bespoke advice from our employment specialists.

Through one-to-one coaching, our industry experienced advisors work with you to distil your experience and clarify your aspirations. Throughout the programme you will have the opportunity to be involved in group and individual activities; all aimed at helping you to develop the skills and techniques which lead to highly successful employment outcomes

Employer engagement

Whilst on your MBA you will have the opportunity to engage with top international companies. In previous years our MBA students participated in a range of activities with employers including BP, GE, IBM, Unilever, Deloitte and HSBC.

Employment activity schedule

A few examples of the group and individual activities that you will undertake throughout your MBA programme include:

  • Introduction to Careers and online profile building
  • Careers in Consultancy networking event
  • Distinguished leaders alumni seminar series
  • Employer presentations
  • Mock assessment centre
  • Draft and publish MBA profile
  • Skills coaching
  • Advice on networking
  • Video recorded interview practice

What our MBA graduates go on to do

For many who join us, the Birmingham MBA is a major step towards developing an international or strategic focus within their careers. Some accelerate successful careers with existing employers.Others create potential for change.

Major directions include jobs in banking, business analysis and development, management and strategy consulting, corporate finance and investment, human resource management and marketing.

Careers in Business



Our in-house Careers in Business team and experienced consultants provide a specialist careers support service located in University House for the exclusive use of Business School postgraduates. Their role is to support your career development, which is done in a variety of ways.

  • Advice and guidance, provided by professionally qualified Careers Advisors, who offer individual consultations,
  • Career Development lectures and workshops and a Career Management skills programme;
  • Employer liaison, bringing in a variety of organisations to give presentations
  • Offer vacancies for full-time work and dissertation projects and deliver skills sessions and mock interviews.

Personal skills are increasingly valued by employers and this is reflected in our Personal Development module and Skills Series that include sessions on a wide variety of topics such as networking, team working, time management, leadership, consulting skills, personal image and presentation, assertiveness, influencing and persuading skills, stress management and emotional intelligence.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Centre

Many students will have their own business idea that they would like to develop and we can provide support for this. Our Entrepreneurship & Innovation Centre gives practical support for embryo businesses. The Centre provides professional office and meeting (incubator) space and one-to-one expert guidance and advice.  Access to the Business School network (industrial links, partners, advisers/mentors, alumni and other students) is available, as are networking events, work space, skills programmes, funding, and, where possible, access to the media. The Centre also runs a Postgraduate Enterprise Summer School, which MBAs are encouraged to attend, designed to prepare you to:

  • Develop a business idea from the concept stage to a fully fledged business proposition
  • Know the steps required to set up their own business
  • Be aware of the requirements to commercialise research in an academic environment.
  • Be able to work effectively in a team environment
  • Identify which role they are best suited to in a business team

Contact

MBA Admissions Office: Wendy Ralph
Tel: +44 (0) 121 415 8090
Email: w.ralph@bham.ac.uk

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