The Birmingham MBA in Singapore

We are proud to have been running this programme continuously in Singapore since 1993. 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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For study commencing in 2016/17

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.

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:

Session Timetable

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


Compulsory modules

When the taught modules have been completed, a dissertation is submitted to fulfil the requirements for the award of the degree. The subject of the dissertation can be related to your work environment or to an area of interest to your employer, which may encourage them to support you with time for study or financial assistance.

Elective modules

Students are required to choose 6 of the following options to achieve a total of 60 credits. Students are permitted to take one of three versions of the following modules depending on their preferred method of delivery or location (Distance Learning, University of Birmingham or Singapore Institute of Management).

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.

Fees and funding

For intakes before March 2018: S$32,528 (with GST)

For intakes after March 2018: S$33,512.40 (with GST) 

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 Singapore Institute of Management (SIM).

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.

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.