University of Birmingham


About University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham (Birmingham) was founded in 1900 and is now one of the largest in the UK, offering degrees across a wide range of disciplines. It is a major centre of research and academic study with an established international reputation for excellence with 10 Nobel Prize winners among its staff and alumni. 

At Birmingham, we encourage bold, independent thinking and offer high quality academic experience to stretch and challenge you constantly. We encourage and empower people to turn ideas into reality and make important things happen.

Birmingham Business School (BBS) 

BBS has been a major player in business education for more than a century and it is one of the oldest university business schools in England.

BBS enjoys an international reputation and creates business degree courses which academically and personally prepare students for the working world through rigorous academic training, practical relevance and skills for career readiness.

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Rankings & Affiliations

A member of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 UK research-intensive universities
A member of the Universitas 21 global network of top universities around the world
91st in the world (QS World University Rankings 2023)
Top 21 universities in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2021)
Top 15 in the UK University League Table (The Complete University Guide 2023)
19th in the UK (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)
Research Excellence - Ranked equal 10th amongst Russell Goup universities and equal 13th in the UK (by Times Higher Education based on Research Excellence Framework REF 2021)

Why get a University of Birmingham degree at SIM

Birmingham programmes encourage bold, independent thinking and offer the quality academic experience that can stretch and challenge yourself.


Triple-crown Accredited School

Recognised by the ACCSB, AMBA and EQUIS for quality and rigorous standards in business and management education


Programme Delivery

Taught by Birmingham academics


Research-led Content

Feeds directly into teaching for students to receive latest knowledge and insights


Degree Awarded

Degree certificate is the same as that awarded on the University’s home campus in the UK


Strong Alumni Community

Broaden network and open doors through alumni events and opportunities

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Hear from our students
Thomas Yu and Kymberly
Thomas Yu and Kymberly

We speak to Thomas Yu & Kymberly Tan, who, despite their respective personal and work pursuits, chose to take on the part-time BSc (Hons) Business Management (Top-up) programme with the University of Birmingham (UoB) at SIM.

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Message from the Dean


The University of Birmingham pioneered business education in the UK, establishing the first Chairs of Commerce and...

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Professor Matthew Cole

Dean, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

Disciplines Offered

Build ambitions and gain insights and skills for responsible business. 

Accounting / Finance

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Business Administration / Management

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International Business

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