MSc Financial Management (Singapore)

Start date
12 months full time
Course Type
Postgraduate, Taught

For 2021/22: S$30,600 (before GST) / S$32,742 (incl. GST)

Delivered in partnership with the Singapore Institute of Management, the MSc Financial Management provides the knowledge and skills to give you a significant edge in this competitive global finance sector, with emphasis on the sector internationally, with special emphasis on Singapore and Asia.

The MSc Financial Management gives students a comprehensive and critical knowledge of corporate finance. It also teaches how to interpret and analyse financial statements, how to value securities and businesses as well as how to apply a wide range of financial modelling techniques.

Students will also gain critical understanding of international financial markets, including foreign exchange markets, private equity, venture capital and Islamic financial markets. This programme is taught by Birmingham Business School faculty at Singapore Institute of Management. The range of knowledge and skills it develops are in high demand in banks, insurance companies, stock broking firms and other industries in the finance sector.  They are also in high demand in the treasury departments of many regional and multinational companies.  The overall aim of the programme is to produce responsible financial management specialists who will be able to contribute to these organisations and craft a career in the sector.

The programme is innovative and contemporary, covering topics on financial technology, data analytics, ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) financing as well as international cash and liquidity management. The contemporaneousness of the programme is key in ensuring graduates are industry ready for the finance sector globally and in South East Asia.

Why study MSc Financial Management at Singapore from University of Birmingham?

You will be able to study a wide variety of topics that will prepare you for a global career, including international and ethics focused modules. Modules with an international focus include Foreign Exchange Markets, International Treasury Management and Risk Analysis and Management. Ethics focused modules include Ethics, Governance, and Regulation in Treasury. 

This course focuses on real-world investment challenges with emphasis on ethical and sustainable business practices. Find out how we are working for a responsible future at University of Birmingham.

You will have access to our state-of-the-art online databases such as WRDS, Compustat, CRSP, Capital IQ, BoardEx, Morningstar, BankFocus, CSMAR, Datastream, Thomson One, and FAME. This includes dealing with high frequency market data, constantly updated news and reports, and a wide range of graphical and statistical tools that help investors make sense of the daily changes in the financial world.


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  • Corporate Financial Management (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)
  • Ethics, Governance and Regulation in Treasury (20 credits)
  • Financial Modelling Techniques (20 credits)
  • Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation (20 credits)
  • International Treasury Management (20 credits)
  • Risk Analysis and Management (20 credits)


Total: S$32,742, payable in instalments

Per 20 credits fee: S$5,457

Each instalment is payable based on the number of taught module credits undertaken in a term.

Note: Taught modules are denoted in 20 credits each.

Application Fee applies.

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST and are payable before term commencement (exclude textbooks). Fees are valid for 2021 intake and assume that students complete the programme in one year.

How To Apply

The application process is not online as it is classified as non-standard.  Applicants should begin by completing and signing an application form available from:

To apply, please register an account at SIMConnect.

Our Standard Requirements

(a) a degree equivalent to a 2:1 or higher in the UK obtained in any subject from a university in Singapore or an equivalent qualification obtained from overseas; and

(b) a qualification equivalent to a pass grade in the GCE ‘A’ Level Mathematics in the UK obtained from Singapore or equivalent.

English Proficiency Requirements:

  • IELTS 6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each band); or
  • TOEFL iBT: minimum score of 88 (with no less than 20 in Listening, 21 in Reading, 22 in Speaking and 21 in Writing); or
  • Pre-sessional English course offered by SIM to fulfil the requirement of English; or
  • Equivalent. 

No exemptions will be granted. Applicants may be required to be interviewed.

International Requirements

The programme covers 6 taught modules (120 credits) and a written dissertation (60 credits).

Taught modules are delivered on a block teaching basis through classroom learning by Birmingham academics who teach the same module on the University’s home campus to ensure equivalent academic inputs to the Singapore programme.

A 20-credit module is equivalent to two weeks of lectures. One to two modules are expected to be delivered monthly. The modules are conducted intensively on weekdays, typically 6 hours per day on SIM’s campus. Saturday classes may occasionally be scheduled if required.

Most modules are examined by a combination of individual assignments, closed book examinations and group work normally undertaken during the teaching of the module.

There will be workshops, consultation sessions and assigned supervisors to guide students on dissertation.

The University of Birmingham is the second most frequently targeted university among UK’s top employers for graduate recruits (The Graduate Market in 2020, High Fliers Research).

Our Careers in Business team offer a dedicated service for postgraduate Business School students. Staff will offer support to you, specifically in terms of career guidance and reviewing your CV.  There is also day long career event as part of the programme with one to one mentoring available after that.

Careers and Development

Graduates may find themselves taking a major step towards developing an international or strategic focus within their careers. While some will accelerate their careers with existing employers, others can create potential for change. Major directions include jobs in business analysis and development, banking, management and strategy consulting, corporate finance and investment, human resource management and marketing.

Alumni can access career support and take advantage of a range of networking and development opportunities. Postgraduate alumni can also access a bespoke service from the Careers in Business service.

SIM – Liaison with Employers

There are also career development opportunities At SIM. Singapore Institute of Management has a reputation for curriculum design which is relevant to industry manpower needs. “Learn today, apply tomorrow” is the philosophy. To achieve this, SIMUniversity forges linkages and partnerships with established organisations.  This, in conjunction with your degree from the University of Birmingham, represents a powerful and valuable combination.

Alumni Services

A package of benefits including social, leisure and sports discounts and continuous professional development opportunities is available to all Birmingham Business School Alumni.

To access the benefits, log into your alumni community. If you have not yet set up an account on your.bham, you can do so by registering on the site.

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