The Birmingham MBA in Singapore

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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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


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

32,528 including GST. Singapore Dollars total

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



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.

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.


Our in-house Careers in Business team and experienced consultants provide specialist careers support services for the exclusive use of Birmingham Business School postgraduate students. Their role is to support your professional development in a variety of ways including:

  • Personal advice and guidance
  • Access to online career development resources
  • Mock telephone or Skype interviews
  • Guidance on managing social media such as LinkedIn

We aim to enable and inspire students to maximise their potential, grow intellectually, and gain the skills, understanding and attributes that are highly sought after by employers, giving you excellent future prospects in a competitive employment market.

We support all of our students as they strive to meet and exceed their career goals. Students can access our careers service any time after they enrol to study at Birmingham and on completion of the MBA Business School.