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The Birmingham MBA in Singapore

Start date
September, January, March, July
2 years (minimum) - 4 years (maximum)
Course Type
Continuing professional development, Taught

For 2021/22S$36,273


We are proud to have been running this programme in Singapore since 1993. Following a syllabus closely linked to our MBA in the UK and taught by the same leading academics, we have customised this course to draw on more Asian cases and institutional material than in the UK programme.

Why Study this Course?

  • Birmingham Business School, which delivers the Online MBA, holds 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).
  • Birmingham Business School is the UK’s oldest business school, bringing more than 100 years of innovative teaching and research.
  • The University of Birmingham is a member of the Russell Group, an organisation of the UK’s top 24 research-led universities.
  • The University of Birmingham is also a member of Universitas 21, the leading global network of research-intensive universities.


Compulsory modules

Optional modules

Students are required to choose 6 of the following options to achieve a total of 60 credits:

The modules listed may occasionally be subject to change. For example, as you will appreciate, key members of staff may leave the University and this might necessitate a review of the modules that are offered. Where a module is no longer available, we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.


Total: S$36,273.00 payable on a modular basis

Per payment before module start date: S$3,022.75

Per module repeat fee: S$3,022.75

Per module exam re-sit fee: S$535.00

Dissertation re-submission fee: S$535.00

Application Fee applies

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST and textbooks (valid for intakes in 2022). Textbooks are provided in either electronic or hardcopy version at the discretion of the University.

How To Apply

This programme is totally taught abroad. The applications are made directly to the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM).

Our Standard Requirements

  • A good degree (UK 2:1 equivalent) or equivalent professional qualification in a relevant Business or Management discipline with at least three years of post-qualification managerial/supervisory work experience; or
  • A good degree or equivalent professional qualification with at least five years of relevant post-qualification managerial/supervisory work experience
  • All other qualifications and experience will be assessed on individual merits

International Requirements

For further information;

Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd

SIM Headquarters
461 Clementi Road
Singapore 599491

SIM programme enquiries hotline: +65 6248 9746


International Students

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).

In order to benefit from your studies, you need to demonstrate that you have a good level of written and spoken English before taking up a place with us. You would normally demonstrate your level of English with IELTS/TOEFL/PTE or alternative qualifications as noted above, but in some situations these qualifications are not required. For example, Singaporean nationals who have a degree from Singapore or GCSE English grade 4/C equivalent will not normally need to provide an English language qualification. A number of other exemptions may also apply if you have studied in a majority English speaking country.

Six modules are compulsory and you choose six electives. The modules are taught over a seven day period, five evenings and one weekend, to enable study to be combined with work commitments. 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. 

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

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

Teaching usually follows the pattern below:

Monday 19:00 - 22:15     
Tuesday 19:00 - 22:15         
Wednesday 19:00 - 22:15       
Thursday 19:00 - 22:15
Friday 19:00 - 22:15
Saturday 09:00 - 17:30
Sunday 09:00 -17:30

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 students 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 Business School and on completion of the MBA.

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