Management MSc with Specialist Pathways in Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Organisational Leadership & Change (Singapore)

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Birmingham Business School has been delivering management education in Singapore since 1994, when its MBA programme was originally launched. The MSc Management (with Specialist Pathways) extends these activities in Singapore and is delivered in conjunction with our partners, the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM).

We use fundamentally the same syllabus as taught on the Management MSc programme in the UK and the same team of Business School academic staff travels to Singapore in order to deliver all of the modules. 

For graduates wishing to develop a career in international business, a wide range of opportunities exists. The programme draws on the talents of internationally respected scholars and highly respected teachers whose expertise covers globalisation, the international aspects of strategic management, accounting and finance, corporate governance, e-commerce, global talent management, marketing, organisation of multinational corporations, operations and procurement and cross cultural communication. 

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Business today is global and no company can be confident of surviving unless it appreciates this fact and understands its implications.

Multinational corporations are very short of managers from countries other than their domestic base, who have the understanding to operate comfortably in different countries.

Small and medium-sized firms with strong niche positions are also increasingly looking for talented and well-trained staff to help them undertake international expansion. In major emerging economies such as Brazil, China and India, successful domestic firms are poised to become multinational through expanding overseas. They too welcome graduates with the appropriate knowledge about doing business internationally.

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


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

Why study this course

Birmingham Business School at the University of Birmingham is a global centre of teaching and research excellence, holding the ‘Triple Crown’ of international accreditations: AMBA, EQUIS and the AACSB. 

The University is ranked 82nd in the world (QS World University Rankings 2016/17), and the University of the Year for Graduate Employment in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016. It is one of the Top 15 universities in the UK for Business and Management Studies (The Complete University Guide Subject Table Rankings 2017).


Core Modules

Optional modules

Choose 60 credits from the following:

Pathway: Strategy

Pathway: Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Pathway: Organisational Leadership & Change

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.

Fees and funding

Fees for 2017–18: S$26,964 (inclusive of 7% GST). This sum is payable in two installments of S$13,482 before the start of each semester, (in April and October). 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.

Entry 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.

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

How to apply

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

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.