Management Foundation Studies – Blended (Only for Singaporeans & PRs)

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Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level

Certificate/Foundation, single major

Awarded by
Awarded by

Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore

Programme type
Programme type

Full-time, 6 months

Campus location
Campus location

SIM Headquarters

Application Dates
Application Dates

Now till 14 Aug 2022 (international applicants) | Now to 21 Aug 2022 (local applicants)

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*

S$3,584.50

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

Management Foundation Studies – Blended (Only for Singaporeans & PRs), SIM Global Education


Programme Outline

Developed and Awarded by Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore

The 6-month blended programme equips you with foundational management skills and prepares you to enrol in a Diploma programme. This program is suitable for Singaporean and PR individuals who have preference using technology to enhance independent learning at their preferred pace. It has a combination of real-time online delivery and physical face-to-face delivery.

Blended learning is an approach to education that combines online lesson delivery and interaction with traditional face-to-face classroom learning. It requires the physical presence of both the teacher and student, with some elements of student control over time, place, path, or pace.

Please visit the Management Foundation Studies (100% classroom delivery) programme page, if you are:

  • A Singaporean and PR who prefers 100% classroom delivery mode; or
  • An international prospective students; or
  • A Dependent Pass holder

Both Management Foundation Studies programmes have the same curriculum and assessment structures. The main difference is the delivery mode.

Further Studies & Career Prospects

With the Certificate, you can progress to the Diploma programmes:

  • SIM Diploma in Accounting
  • SIM Diploma in Banking and Finance
  • SIM Diploma in International Business
  • SIM Diploma in Management Studies 

View the progression pathway (PDF 19KB)

Why study at SIM

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SIM is the leading private education institution in Singapore.

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Excellent value with lower tuition costs in SIM, with opportunities for overseas exchange and transfer.

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Bond-Free Scholarship & Bursary - Scholarships are available to students who excel in academics, sports or arts.

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Global Perspectives & Insights - Exposure to diverse cultures and a global network.

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Intake Dates

Two intakes a year in April and October.

Apr 2022 intake

PROGRAMME DURATION

1 Apr 2022 to 30 Sep 2022

APPLICATION PERIOD

Closed

Oct 2022 Intake

PROGRAMME DURATION

1 Oct 2022 to 31 Mar 2023

APPLICATION PERIOD

Now to 21 Aug 2022

Download academic calendar (PDF 284 KB)

Maximum allowed period to complete the 6-month programme is 12 months or 1 year.

Students may re-apply for the programme if they did not complete the course in the maximum allowed period.

No refund or recourse should the student fail to complete in the maximum period.

SIM has the right to withdraw a student who cannot cope with the demands of the programme.

Curriculum

Structure

  • Lecturers are both academic and industry-based professionals with extensive work experience and expertise in their domain knowledge. 
  • Average teacher-student ratio 1:6 - View a list of lecturers’ teaching modules (PDF 87 KB)
  • Each module has a 50% classroom delivery and 50% online delivery. This blended mode has 90 hours of lesson delivery in a physical classroom setting and 105 hours of lessons delivered online. Students are required to attend both classroom delivery and online lessons according to the timetable.  
  • Coursework includes attendance at lectures, discussions of case studies, tests, presentations, and completion of group and individual-written assignments.  
  • Students are required to access relevant websites and the Internet for research and assignments in their own time. Besides attending lectures, students also participate in computer lab sessions. 
  • Contact hours: 39 hours per module, total: 195 hours. Each lesson: 3 hours. 
  • Classes and workshops are organised to teach study skills, academic writing and presentation. 
  • Academic materials:  

    • Virtual Learning Environment  

    • Academic materials such as module books (soft copies), past exam papers, reading lists and handbooks on good study strategies 

  • Minimum class size to commence: 20 students. Students will be informed within 30 days before class commences. 

Assessment & Attendence

  • For examinable-based module, the module is assessed through continuous assessment and end-of-term exam.
  • For 100% continuous module, the module is assessed through multiple continuous assessments.
  • Continuous assessments may include case studies, quiz, class tests, discussion, presentation, group and individual assignments.
  • Students must pass all the modules in the course in order to qualify for progression to the Diploma programmes.
  • Students may re-take a supplementary exam if they fail the main module exam. However, they are not entitled to re-take the supplementary exams if they receive a fail grade for all 5 modules.
  • Attendance requirement – 75% attendance to sit for exams.

Requirements to Graduate

To graduate, students must successfully complete and pass all 5 modules. Graduating students will receive a result transcript and the Certificate of Completion from SIM.

Graduating students will be deemed as meeting the academic requirement for entry into the Diploma programmes as follows:

  • SIM Diploma in Accounting
  • SIM Diploma in Banking and Finance
  • SIM Diploma in International Business
  • SIM Diploma in Management Studies

Modules

  • Study Skills for Effective Learning 
  • Introduction to Management 
  • Elements of Economics 
  • Principles of Accounting and Business Finance 
  • Marketing Fundamentals 

View module descriptions (PDF 10.3 KB)

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Admission Criteria

Accepted Entry Qualifications

The following qualifications are accepted: 

  • At least 3 GCE ‘O’ level credit passes (Grade 1 to 6); or  
    • Nitec Certificate (Minimum GPA 3.0) in: 
    • Business Services; or 
    • Finance Services; or 
    • Logistics Services; or 
    • Retail Services; or 
    • Travel and Tourism Services; or 
  • Higher Nitec Certificate; or  
  • Other qualifications will be assessed based on the equivalence to GCE ‘O’ level examinations.

English Language Requirements

  • GCE ‘O’ level credit pass (Grade 1 to 6) in English (as a first language); or
  • IELTS with an overall score of at least 5.5; or
  • TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper-based) plus 4 in the Test of Written English (TWE); or
  • SAT1 score of at least 550 (critical reading and writing); or
  • Pearson Test of English (PTEA) 42; or
  • RMIT English Worldwide (REW) Advanced Level; or
  • Pass SIM English Test at Advanced 1 Level; or
  • An equivalent English language qualification.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirement would need to undergo the Certificate in English Language (CEL) programme before enrolment in the programme.

The duration of the CEL programme depends on the applicant’s English language proficiency level.

Applicants can sit for an English Placement Test conducted by SIM to determine their English language proficiency level.

View full requirements (PDF 39 KB)

Notes:

  1. IELTS or TOEFL or SAT1 or Pearson Test of English scores must be less than two years at point of enrolment.
  2. The SIM English Placement Test results will be valid for one year from the date of the test.

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Fees & Financial Aid 

One-time payment before class commences. 

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 

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.  

  • Total: S$3,584.50 
  • Per module: S$716.90 

Mandatory One-time Fees 

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

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)