Bachelor in International Business (Top-up)

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Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level

Bachelor's Degree, Single Major

Awarded by
Awarded by

Grenoble Ecole de Management, France

Programme type
Programme type

Full-time, 1 year

Campus location
Campus location

SIM Headquarters

Application Dates
Application Dates

For institutional collaborations, please contact us at rr@sim.edu.sg. This programme is not open for direct applications by prospective students.

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*

Local students: S$19,709.40 | International students: S$20,865.00

* Exclude application fee, preparatory or bridging course fee, and other fees. Refer to the Fees & Financial Aid section for details.

Programme Outline

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to launch an international career

A broad introduction to management, international business, foreign cultures and languages, which will allow you to work in a diverse environment or pursue graduate management studies. Highly international, this programme is designed for students wishing to develop international business skills and knowledge.
  • The Bachelor in International Business (BIB) graduates are also awarded the degree certificate “Chargé d’Affaires Internationales”. The programme has international recognition through the VISA de l’Etat and the Grade de Licence from the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. The recognitions present a competitive advantage for students planning to work in France following their studies.


Prerequisite(s)

  • Completed equivalent subjects of Year 1 and 2 of the Bachelor in International Business (BIB) programme*, which include a subject on Corporate Finance or Finance fundamentals, and a completed internship of minimum 21 weeks.

*Equivalent to a validation of 120 ECTS credits (with 90 ECTS credits in business related subjects)

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Learning Outcomes

You will: 
  • Gain international and cultural exposure in the heart of Asia
  • Accelerate your career in the specialised area of Global Management
  • Learn foreign language skills that are essential in today’s workplace
  • Access to career opportunities and services from both SIM and GEM Career Centres

Further Studies & Career Prospects

BIB graduates are currently employed in top companies such as:
  • BNP Paribas
  • Carrefour
  • Cartier
  • Celine
  • Credit Agricole
  • Deloitte Tax & Consulting
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Hewlett Packard
  • JP Morgan
  • KPMG
  • L'Oréal
  • NBCUniversal
  • Nordnet
  • Oracle
  • Orbit Partners
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Sony
  • Uniqlo

Graduates may further their studies to attain a postgraduate qualification from universities around the world upon completion of this programme.

Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) currently offers the following full-time 2-year Master’s programmes at SIM: 

Why study at SIM x Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM)

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Access to career opportunities and services from both GEM and SIM Career Centres 

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7th Best Bachelor's programme in France in Le Parisien Etudiant ranking (2021)
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36th in the Financial Times European Business Schools ranking (2021)
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French Ministry recognition 

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Intake Dates

Oct 2022 Intake 

PROGRAMME DURATION

01 Oct 2022 to 30 Sep 2023 

APPLICATION PERIOD

For institutional collaborations, please contact us at rr@sim.edu.sg.

This programme is not open for direct applications by prospective students.

Date & period is subject to change by the school. 

Curriculum

Structure

  • Weekly schedule: Between Monday and Friday at three or six hours per session. Saturday classes may occasionally be scheduled if required
  • Class timing: 8.30am / 12.00pm / 3.30pm, held on SIM campus unless otherwise stated
  • Minimum class size to commence: 30 students
    If the class fails to commence due to low take-up rate, applicants will be informed within one month before programme commencement with the refund of application fee.

Assessment & Attendance

  • Assessments: Coursework*, written exams or a combination of both.
  • Capstone Case in International Business
    • To complete extensive analysis for an international project and to develop a business plan for a product or service in a new market 
  • Attendance requirement:
    • Local students – 75%
    • International students – 90%

 

*Coursework includes written assignments, class tests, group or individual presentations/projects, etc.

Requirements to Graduate

To attain the Bachelor in International Business, students must successfully complete the programme and meet its conferral requirements.

Modules

  • International Perspectives in Marketing
  • Global Strategy
  • Social Responsibility in International Business
  • Innovation Management
  • Geopolitics
  • Foreign Language (French or Chinese)

  • Global Management Major
    • International Finance
    • European Business Environment
    • Contemporary International Issues
    • Business Development in Emerging Economies
    • International Business Law
  • Research Methods
  • Bachelor Dissertation
  • Foreign Language (French or Chinese)

 

View list of modules and descriptions (PDF XX KB)

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Admission Criteria

Accepted Entry Qualifications

Completed equivalent subjects of Year 1 and 2 of the Bachelor in International Business (BIB) programme*, which include a subject on Corporate Finance or Finance fundamentals, and a completed internship of minimum 21 weeks.

All admissions are based on merit and are subject to the final approval of the School.

 

*Equivalent to a validation of 120 ECTS credits (with 90 ECTS credits in business related subjects)
List of courses that may be eligible for admission to Year 3 of the BIB programme include:
  • Bachelor in Business Administration
  • Bachelor in Business Management
  • Bachelor in Data Science for Business
  • Bachelor in Economics
  • Bachelor in Economics and Finance
  • Bachelor in International Business
  • Bachelor in Management
  • Bachelor in Marketing
  • Bachelor in Tourism and Hospitality Management

All other qualifications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the school.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5, with minimum score of 6.0 in all areas (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) OR
  • TOEFL iBT: 90 (minimum score of 21 in all bands); OR
  • Cambridge English Level C1 (Proficiency/Advanced/Business Higher): Grade A, B or C OR
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): 63, with minimum score of 59 for each band; OR
  • Duolingo: 110 (minimum of 90 in all bands); OR
  • English test waiver may be granted to students who have studied over 3 years fully in English (provision of supporting document is required).
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Fees & Financial Aid 

Payment to SIM can be made through SIMConnect using Credit Card (Visa or Master), PayNow, eNETS, OCBC Interest-free Instalment Plan (min. S$500) and cheques.
 

Programme Fees

Local students: S$19,709.40

International students: S$20,865

Note: Fees are inclusive of 7% GST and are payable before the commencement of each semester. Fees will be subject to revised GST of 8% effective on 1 Jan 2023 and 9% on 1 Jan 2024. Fees do not include textbooks and repeat fees (if any).
 

Mandatory One-time Fees

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

SIM Application Fee

Payable for each application form that is submitted. Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee will be refunded fully only if the intake does not commence. Unpaid applications will not be processed.

Local applicants: S$96.30

International applicants: S$481.50 (not inclusive of Student’s Pass application)

Waived for 2022 intake

GEM Application Fee

Payable directly to Grenoble Ecole de Management.

€98

Waived for 2022 intake

Student Development Fee

A one-time payment applicable to all students embarking on a full-time Diploma or Undergraduate programme at SIM. This fee goes towards activities that will help in students’ personal growth and equip them with functional skills that enhance their employability.
Payable with the programme fee’s first instalment.
S$251.45  

International Student Induction Fee

A one-time fee payable by new full-time international students. This fee covers pre-arrival and arrival support, including activities to enhance the international student learning experience.

As applicable, this is payable with the programme fee’s first instalment.

S$428