Master of Science Management

University of Birmingham

Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level

Postgraduate/Masters, Single Major

Awarded by
Awarded by

Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK

Programme type
Programme type

Full-time, 1 year

Campus location
Campus location

SIM Campus

Application Dates
Application Dates

Direct Entry: Now till 3 June 2024 (Local & International applicants)

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*

S$35,904.60 to S$38,062.80

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

Step into the future of responsible leadership with SIM-University of Birmingham's MSc Management programme. Acquire the skills to lead inclusively, champion ethical practices, and craft a sustainable global impact for organisations. Regardless of your bachelor's background, you're eligible for this transformative journey.  

Hear from Mr. Ahmad Bhatti, Programme Director, for deeper insights into this programme.

Programme Outline

Awarded and developed by: Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK

In an ever-changing, diverse and digitalised world, it is important that those leading from the front can be inclusive and effective managers in organisations across a variety of organisational and geographical contexts. Our MSc Management programme will give you the key theoretical, practical knowledge, and skills to manage and lead organisations.

With responsible and ethical business practices embedded at its core, this programme will enable you to become part of a new generation of responsible leaders and managers who can make positive and sustainable changes to the industry and society across a wide range of organisations.

The MSc Management programme at Birmingham Business School is dual-accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), allowing you to achieve a CMI Level 7 qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice in addition to your Masters.

This accreditation means that all students who complete this programme will also receive an industry recognised CMI qualification which provides you with access to exclusive networking events and will instantly increase your employability. 

  • During course of study, an annual career workshop will be conducted to prepare students in their job search.

Why a Master's from University of Birmingham?  

  • Degrees are of the same standings and standards as those awarded in the UK 
  • Birmingham Business School is part of an elite group of global business schools that hold the Triple-Crown accreditation from leading bodies AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB.
  • Our MSc Management programme will support you to develop your management consultancy skills and responsible business values, preparing you to work with a range of organisations from social enterprises to charities, to global companies.
  • This programme has been informed by research, cutting-edge, innovative teaching, and industry practice to ensure you are ready to tackle real-world business challenges. 
  • This programme will support you to develop a wide range of transferrable skills which are essential for a management career in the dynamic digital era. 
  • Dedicated staff who provide continuous support for your studies 
  • Join the alumni community of more than 300,000 graduates. From television and sport to research and government, the University has outstanding alumni across all sectors.

learning-outcome

Learning Outcomes

You will:

  1. Gain an overview of current affairs and emerging phenomena in the practice of management  
  2. Understand advanced management concepts  
  3. Apply theoretical knowledge, practical skills, tools and techniques within modules and in a written dissertation
  4. Develop specific transferable skills in research and analysis, critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, management and leadership, interpersonal skills & more, necessary for a management career in the digital era

Further Studies & Career Prospects

This programme supports a variety of careers, including consulting, public policy and research, management positions in the public sector, the private sector, small and medium enterprises, and large multinational corporations.

Graduates may further their studies in PhD and doctoral programmes from universities around the world on programme completion.

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Fully taught by Birmingham academics
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University of Birmingham ranked 84th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2024).
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Top 3 frequently targeted university among UK’s top employers for graduate employment (The Graduate Market in 2023, High Fliers Research).
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Gold rating for outstanding teaching and learning in the UK (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017-2020).
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Intake Dates

Oct 2024 intake

PROGRAMME DURATION

7 Oct 2024 to 30 Sep 2025

APPLICATION PERIOD

Direct Entry:
Now till 3 June 2024 (Local & International applicants)
 

Date & period is subject to change by the University.

Pre-sessional English Course
Applicants who have not reached the required IELTS English Language proficiency level or equivalent shall have to complete and pass a Pre-Sessional English Course before progressing to any of the MSc programmes. Please refer to Pre-sessional English Course (If Applicable) below for the latest intake details and closing dates.

Scholarship 
A scholarship equivalent to 10% of the programme fees (before GST) will be offered to new students of the University of Birmingham’s Master of Science programmes who meet the scholarship requirements and have successfully been offered a place of study at SIM. The application cut-off date for the scholarship is on 1 July 2024. 

Please click here to view the administrative details and terms and conditions for the University of Birmingham scholarships.
 

The programme is designed to be completed in a year.

There will not be any refund or recourse should students fail to complete the programme within the candidature period.

Curriculum

Structure

  • Comprises 6 taught modules (120 credits) and a written dissertation (60 credits). 
  • Fully taught by Birmingham academics from the UK home campus to ensure equivalent academic inputs to the Singapore programme.
  • Average teacher-participant ratio is 1:25 
  • Exemptions: Nil  
  • Minimum class size to commence: 25 students  
  • If the class fails to commence due to low take-up rate, students will be informed within one month before programme commencement with the refund of application fee. 

Taught Modules

  • Delivered on a block teaching basis through classroom learning. 
  • A 20-credit module is equivalent to two weeks of intensive weekday lectures. One to two modules are expected to be delivered monthly.  
  • Class duration: Typically 6 hours per day on SIM campus with each lesson about 3 hours. Saturday classes may occasionally be scheduled if required.  
  • Face-to-face Delivery: Generally held on SIM campus unless otherwise stated.

Dissertation

  • There will be workshops, consultation sessions and assigned supervisors to guide students on dissertation.

Assessment & Attendance

  • Attendance requirement – 100% 
  • Typically, students will need to complete each module’s assessments and/or exams before progressing to the next module.  
  • Assessment schedule is subject to change by the University.  

Taught Modules

  • Taught modules are assessed either by written exams, coursework*, or a combination of both. They are normally scheduled one to two weeks after a module’s completion. Exams will be held on SIM campus unless otherwise stated.
  • Re-assessment will be advised by the University for students who did not fulfil the passing requirement of any taught modules.

Dissertation

  • Students will need to complete a 10,000 – 12,000 words dissertation for submission. The submission period is normally in August/September.

 
*Coursework can take a variety of forms including essays, practical assignments, presentations and reports etc. Some coursework may be group based.

Requirements to Graduate

  • Obtain a total of 180 credits to attain the Master of Science Management awarded by the University of Birmingham.  
  • A degree congregation presided by University of Birmingham is annually held in November on SIM campus. Alternatively, graduates may choose to attend the ceremony in July/December in the UK.  
  • The awarded degree and degree certificate, is the same as that awarded in the UK.
 

Student Performance Outcome
Above 92% passing rate over the last 3 years.

Graduate Performance Outcome
Above 76% postgraduate students achieving Distinctions and Merits over the past 3 years. 

(Source: The statistics are derived from the combined average of last 3 years.)

Modules

Year 2024 Modules

A 20-credit module is equivalent to 60 contact hours.

  • Organisational Behaviour and Leadership (20 Credits)
  • Organisational Decision Making and Operations Management (20 Credits)
  • Strategically Understanding The Business Environment (20 Credits)
  • Sustainable and Responsible Business Practices (20 Credits)
  • Digital Business and Business Analytics (20 Credits)
  • Crisis, Resilience and Change Management (20 Credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)
View a list of lecturers’ teaching modules 

The modules listed here and on the University’s website may occasionally be subject to change to ensure consistency with the UK programme. In such a scenario, you will be informed of any changes. 

Note: Students are required to own a laptop equipped with at least Microsoft Windows 10 or Apple MacOS Catalina (10.15) and 8GB RAM (recommended).

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Admission Criteria

All admissions are based on merit and are subject to the final approval of the Programme Director. Applicants may be interviewed prior to acceptance into the programme.
 

Accepted Entry Qualifications

Designed for bachelor’s degree holders who wish to build on their existing skills and knowledge to develop them to advanced level. 

  • Bachelor's degree in any discipline (Upper Second Class Honours degree or higher) or an equivalent qualification

English Language Requirements

  • A minimum C6 pass in English as First Language at GCE ‘O’ Level; or 
  • IELTS 7.0 (with no band less than 6.5); or 
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) including online: PTE Academic 76 with no less than 67 in all four skills; or 
  • TOEFL iBT –  95 overall with no less than 22 in any band; or 
  • Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015): Advanced or Proficiency - minimum overall score of 185, with no less than 176 in any component; or 
  • Successful completion of a SIM Pre-Sessional English course, Certificate in Advanced English for Academic Purposes; or
  • Equivalent

Other Requirements

  • Two satisfactory references of which one must be academic-related; and 
  • A letter of academic interest and your objectives in undertaking postgraduate study. 

Pre-sessional English Course (If Applicable)

Developed and awarded by SIM, Singapore.

Applicants who have not reached the required IELTS English Language proficiency level or equivalent shall have to complete and pass a Pre-Sessional English Course before progressing to any of the MSc programmes.

This full-time course aims to improve all four Academic English Language skills in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing to the required proficiency level for entry to the respective MSc programmes. 

A certificate of completion will be awarded upon successful passing of Part One, Part Two and/or Part Three of the Pre-sessional English Course. 

There will not be any refund or recourse should students fail to complete the course within the course duration.

* The PSEC is not open for direct application. The selection into the course is based upon recommendations by the Admission Committee (AC) for those who have applied to the respective MSc Programmes. 
** Fees are inclusive of 9% GST and are payable in full before each part of course commencement. Fees include online course materials.
 

Structure

  • Mode of delivery: Lessons will be delivered via blended learning with a combination of face-to-face lectures and e-learning components.
  • View module synopses
  • Class duration: Typically 6 hours on weekdays. Some lessons may also take place on Saturdays if required.
  • Assessments: Continuous assessments include in-class tests, individual / group assignments, online quizzes etc. There are no re-assessments.
  • Average teacher-student ratio – 1:30
    View a list of lecturers’ teaching modules (PDF 66 KB)
  • Minimum class size to commence – 25
    If the class fails to commence due to low take-up rate, students will be informed at least 1 week before programme commencement with the refund of application fee.
  • Attendance requirement:
    • Local students – at least 75% rate
    • International students – at least 90% rate

Certificate in Advanced English for Academic Purposes (CAEAP)

This programme is available through institutional collaborations, and not applicable for direct applications by prospective students. The selection into the programme is based upon recommendation by the Admission Committee for those who have applied to the Master of Science Management programme awarded by University of Birmingham.

This programme is developed and awarded by Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore. It aims to improve all four Academic English Language skills, Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing to IELTS 7.0, through three parts.

2024 Intake (Full-time)
Programme Duration: 1 Oct 2024 - 30 June 2025*

*Dates are subject to change

For more information, please click here

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Fees and Financial Aid

All fees are inclusive of prevailing GST and payable before course/term commencement (exclude textbooks). Valid for 2024 intake and assumes that students complete the programme in one year. 

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Programme Fees 

Pre-sessional English Course* (If Applicable)
(Fees are valid for intake in 2024)*

  • Part One, Two & Three: S$8,175.00
  • Part Two & Three: S$5,450.00
  • Part Three: S$2,725.00

*Fees are inclusive of 9% GST and are payable in full before course commencement. Fees do not include textbook.

Master’s Programme*  
(Fees are valid for intake in 2024)*

Local Students:

  • Total Programme Fees: S$35,904.60

International Students:

  • Total Programme Fees: S$38,062.80

*Fees are inclusive of 9% GST and are payable in instalments based on the number of taught module credits undertaken in a term. Fees include online course materials.

Scholarship

A scholarship equivalent to 10% of the programme fees (before GST) will be offered to new students of the University of Birmingham’s Master of Science programmes who meet the scholarship requirements and have successfully been offered a place of study at SIM. The application cut-off date for the scholarship is on 1 July 2024. 

Please click here to view the administrative details and terms and conditions for the University of Birmingham scholarships.

Mandatory One-time Fees

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST. 

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, payable with the programme fees’ first instalment.

S$436.00

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$109.00

International applicants:
S$545.00*
(*Not inclusive of all fees related to Student’s Pass application)