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MSc Management (Singapore)

with Specialist Pathways in Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Leadership & Change

Start date
1 year full-time
Course Type
Postgraduate, Taught
Fees for 2023/24: S$31,571
Nick Potter, Director of MSc International Business and Management programmes in Singapore.

Delivered with our partners, the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), this programme draws on the talents of internationally respected scholars and highly respected teachers whose expertise cover all aspects of management.

Why study this course?

  • You will study at one of the handful of business schools in the UK that holds the prestigious ‘triple-crown’ accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).
  • Your employability options are vast and varied, our strong links with industry mean that rigorous undergraduate academic study is combined with a real practical focus, leading to excellent job opportunities.
  • You will join a University that is the 4th most targeted university of top UK employers (High Fliers Research 2022)


  • MSc Management
  • MSc Management: Strategy
  • MSc Management:  Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • MSc Management: Organisational Leadership and Change

For non business graduates please also see our MSc International Business programme.

This programme provides me valuable insight and knowledge on various topics of management study and its niche area of entrepreneurship, which allows me to relate to real-life experiences.

Lenny D. Putri, Graduate from Indonesia, MSc Management: Entrepreneurship and Innovation (2019)


Core Modules

Optional modules

Choose 60 credits from the following:

The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.


Total: S$31,571, payable in instalments.

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

Note: Taught modules are denoted in 10 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.

Please check with SIM for the latest fees information.

International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government; find out more.

How To Apply

For details of how to apply for this programme, visit the SIM website.

Our Standard Requirements

At least an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent in business, economics or related topics.

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

International Requirements

International Students

English Proficiency Requirements:

  • Language at ‘O’ Level; or
  • TOEFL iBT – 88 overall with no less than 21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking, 21 in Writing; or
  • IELTS 6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each band); or
  • Pearson Test in English (Academic) with 59 in all four skills

Video: Studying in Singapore with the University of Birmingham.

The programme is structured into three components; six core foundation subjects (60 credits), one of four specialist pathways (60 credits), and a dissertation (60 credits). The MSc Management programme is assessed by individual coursework, group coursework, and examinations.

Coursework can take the form of short essays, extended essays, reports and presentations, through which students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding.

Taught modules contribute two thirds of the overall degree (120 credits). The final assessment is the 60 credit dissertation (10,000 – 12,000 words), where students conduct their own research aligned to their pathway under the guidance of a supervisor.


Assessment Methods

Taught modules contribute towards two thirds of your final assessment. The dissertation contributes one third. Modules are assessed using written examinations or coursework. Coursework can take a variety of forms, including reports, essays, group presentations and practical assignments. Some coursework is group based.

The Business School enjoys active and close links with industry and the financial community. Many of our programmes have input from organisations such as GE, Biersdorf and Accenture. 

Careers in Business is 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.

A selection of organisations which have employed alumni of the Management MSc includes:

  • Kia Motors Europe
  • United Bank of Switzerland
  • Barclays Bank plc
  • Accenture
  • Jaguar Landrover
  • Grant Thornton
  • Capgemini
  • Deutsche Bank

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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