Programmes

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business and Management

Part-time

Programme Overview

Awarded and developed by University of London (UOL), UK. Lead College, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

LSE is one of the foremost social science universities in the world. Since its foundation in 1895, it has acquired a worldwide reputation for the quality of its research – 50% of its research was rated world-leading and a further 37% internationally excellent in the most recent assessment of research quality in UK universities.

This programme is suitable for students aspiring to be entrepreneurs or those who wish to be in general management. Graduates of similar backgrounds have also ventured into banking, finance and accounting. 


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Course Start Date & End Date

Sep 2017 – Jun 2020 (PT)
Standard BSc inclusive of UOL Final Examination (3 years) 

Fee

S$27,500 (est.) for 12 units / 3 years (Standard BSc route)

S$20,800 (est.) for 9 units / 2 years (BSc Graduate entry route)

Application Fee applies

For 2017, the Standard BSc programme fee is S$5,778 for four full courses per year. It excludes other fees payable to the University and the RELC Examinations Bureau.

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST

Scholarships & Awards

SIM GE scholarships available

Ishaan Ghai

It was also my goal to pursue my studies at LSE and I felt that pursuing the programme at SIM-UOL BSc (Hons) in Business would place me on the right track to accomplish this goal.

Application

Final Closing Date for Local Students:
2 August 2017

Application for International Students closed on 28 June 2017.
   
Early submission of eApplication is strongly recommended.  

 


Events & Programme Briefings

  • University of London - Economics, Management, Finance and Social Sciences Programme Briefing

    Come join us on Wed Jul 26 03:00:00 SGT 2017, Wed Jul 26 03:00:00 SGT 2017 - Wed Jul 26 04:00:00 SGT 2017, at Blk B, Level 5, Seminar Room B.5.12, SIM HQ, 461 Clementi Road, Singapore 599491 ...

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  • Open House Programme Briefing - Business Degrees at SIM Global Education - An overview of different business degrees

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  • Open House Programme Briefing - University of London, Undergraduate Programmes

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  • Open House Programme Briefing - University of London, Undergraduate Programmes

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Develop analytical skills in management

The programme combines established core management units with contemporary business units. It provides a solid understanding of the different functional areas of business to develop excellent analytical skills for management.

Some Business graduates have secured positions such as Account Executives, Administrative Executives, Bank Officers, Business Development Executives, Corporate Relations Executives, Personal Bankers, Personal Financial Consultants, Sales Consultants and Trading Assistants.

Many of the Management graduates have secured positions in leading multinational companies and local organisations.

Job Prospects

In the 2016 Graduate Employment Survey conducted by an external consultant, 84% of graduates are employed within six months of final exams. Among them, 82% are working in jobs related to their course of study.

Teaching Faculty

Local faculty, with intensive workshops by UK academics.

Delivery Mode

Lectures, group discussions, workshops and online study

Duration of each lesson in 3 hours.

Mode of Study

Full time classes are held in three-hour blocks between Monday and Saturday, starting at 8.30am, 12pm, or 3.30pm. There are occasional classes on weeknights at 7pm and on Sundays and public holidays. Classes for part-time programmes are held from 7 to 10pm on weekends or on Saturdays, with occasional classes on Sundays and public holidays. Local students may transfer between the part-time and full-time programme after a year, at the annual course enrolment exercise for continuing students.

Learning Support 

  • Annual intensive revision from mid-March to end-April (lessons may be held in the evenings / weekends / public holidays).
  • Classes on study skills, academic writing and the Peer-Assisted Learning sessions.

Academic Materials 

  • Virtual Learning Environment
  • SIM Connect portal
  • University materials such as subject guides, past exam papers and exam commentaries, reading lists and handbooks on good study strategies

Programme Calendar

Year 1 classes Aug 2017 – Feb 2018 (local students)
Year 1 classes Sep 2017 – Feb 2018 (international students)
Year 1 classes Sep 2017 – Feb 2018 (with exemptions)
Year 1 classes Sep 2017 – Feb 2018 (part-time students)

Year 2 classes Sep 2017 – Feb 2018

Revision Mar – Apr 2018
University exams May 2018
Result released mid-Aug 2018

Candidature Period

Minimum / Maximum period:

Standard BSc (Hons) (12 units) 3 years / 8 years
Graduate BSc (Hons) (9 units) 2 years / 8 years
*The candidature period may be extended by the University on a case-by-case basis.

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

At SIM, international students who are academically weak and find it difficult to progress or complete the programme within the minimum duration will receive counselling.

SIM reserves the right to recommend and withdraw a student who cannot cope with the demands of the programme.

Minimum Class Size

Minimum class size to commence: 25 students. Students will be informed within 30 days after the application perio

Curriculum

Standard Entry Route:

Minimum duration of this programme, which is offered on both part-time and full-time basis, is three years. This direct honours degree programme has 12 full units:

100 units
1. # EC1002 Introduction to Economics
2. ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit) and MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit)
3. AC1025 Principles of accounting
4. MN1178 Business and management in a global context

200 and 300 units
5. MN2177 Core management Concepts (MN1178)
6-9. Four units taken from the following:

  • MN3028 Managerial economics (EC1002 + MT105A or MT1174)
  • MN3032 Management science methods (MT105A or MT1174) + (ST104A)
  • MN3075 Human resource management
  • MN3141 Principles of Marketing (EC1002 or SC1179 or MN2079)
  • FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002 + MT105A) or AC3059 Financial management (AC1025)
  • MN3119 Strategy (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
  • MN3127 Organisation theory: an interdisciplinary approach (EC1002 or SC1179 or MN2079)

10. One 300 unit taken from Selection group M
11. One 300 unit taken from Selection group M
12. * One 100, 200 or 300 unit (or two half units) chosen from any of the Selection groups

Notes: 

* APL awarded from one named or unnamed 100 unit can be placed here.
# EC1002 Introduction to Economics must be taken after or at the same time as MT105A Mathematics 1. 

Graduate Entry Route:

The minimum duration of this 9 full-unit programme, which is offered on both part-time and full-time basis, is two years.

100 units
1. # EC1002 Introduction to economics
2. ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit) and MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit)
3. AC1025 Principles of accounting
4. MN1178 Business and management in a global context

200 and 300 units
5. MN2177 Core management Concepts (MN1178)
6-8. Three units taken from the following (must be at least two 300 units):

  • MN3028 Managerial economics (EC1002 + MT105A or MT1174)
  • MN3032 Management science methods (MT105A or MT1174)  + (ST104A)
  • MN3075 Human resource management
  • MN3141 Principles of Marketing (EC1002 or SC1179 or MN2079)
  • FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002 + MT105A) or AC3059 Financial management (AC1025)
  • SP2079 Elements of social and applied psychology
  • IS2136 Information systems and organisations
  • MN3119 Strategy (EC1002) + (MT105A + MT1174)
  • MN3127 Organisation theory: an interdisciplinary approach (EC1002 or SC1179 or MN2079)

9. One 300 unit taken from Selection group M

2017-2018 Units offered at SIM
Outline of Modules
Sample of Part-time class schedule

 

Entry Requirements 

General Entrance Requirements (GER) are:

  • Applicant must be 17 years or older by 30 November in the year of registration with UOL
  • Satisfy course requirements in English and Mathematics
  • Two approved* GCE ‘A’ /H2 level subjects and three approved* GCE ‘O’ level subjects, OR
  • Three approved* GCE ‘A’ /H2 level subjects and one approved* GCE ‘O’ level subject, OR
  • Three H2 passes provided that at least grades D, E, E are obtained, OR
  • Two H2 and two H1 passes provided they are in non-overlapping subjects

*Approved subjects are ‘A’ level papers taken after 1986 and all ‘O’ level subjects taken after 1975 in Singapore. 

The following qualifications may meet GER for admission into Year 1:

  • Diploma in Accounting, Banking and Finance, International Business and Management Studies awarded by SIM
  • Diplomas awarded by Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic or Temasek Polytechnic
  • Teaching certificate from NIE/NTU
  • Diploma in Employment Relations from Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute (OTCi) and SIM University (UNISIM).
  • Diploma from PSB Academy with average of 60% or better, done 9 months full time or 12 months part time and with at least 4 O level passes.
  • NUS High School Diploma.
  • University of London International Foundation Certificate
  • University of London Diploma in Economics / Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences
  • Northern Consortium UK International Foundation Year (China syllabus) (in and after June 2004), provided at least 200 IFY points have been obtained and that the module English for Academic Purposes is passed at grade C or above.
  • International Baccalaureate (the Diploma). Must have completed Mathematics/ Mathematical Studies at Higher Level grade 3 or better or Standard Level grade 4 or better. English at grade 4 or better meets the English requirement.
  • Two passes for the Malaysia Higher School Certificate/ Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (except Kertas Am) Grades A-C from 2003 in the new marking scheme (A-E in the old marking scheme before 2003) + 3 SPM at grade C or better including Mathematics.
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) offered in Malaysia provided that 5 acceptable subjects are passed at credit (or Grade B) or better, together with 3 non-overlapping subjects awarded with grades 1 to 6 (Grade A - C) in the SPM OR 8 acceptable UEC subjects passed at Credit (or Grade B) or better.
  • Malaysian Certificate of Education/SPM English Language Communicational (122 or 322) grade 6 (C) or better meets the English requirement
  • The GER includes a pass (Grade C6 and above) in Mathematics at the GCE 'O' level and proof of competence in the English Language. 

The list is not exhaustive and is subject to annual revision.

Refer to the University of London prospectus for full information.

Estimated Overall Fees

Standard Entry BSc (12 units for 3 years)
Year 1 : $9,900.00
Year 2 : $8,800.00
Year 3 : $8,800.00
Total course fee : $27,500.00

Graduate Entry BSc (9 units for 2 years)
Year 1 : $9,900.00
Year 2 : $10,900.00
Total course fee : $20,800.00

Graduate Entry BSc (9 units for  3 years)
Year 1 : $7,800.00
Year 2 : $6,800.00
Year 3 : $6,800.00
Total course fee : $21,400.00

Standard Entry BSc with exemption from 4 full units (8 units for 2 years)
Year 2 : $9,800.00
Year 3 : $8,800.00
Total course fee: $18,600.00

The Estimated Overall Fee is made up of :
1. Programme Fees for BSc (Honours)
2. UOL Application Fee
3. UOL Initial Registration Fee (Year 1)
4. UOL Continuing Registration Fee (Year 2 and 3)
5. UOL examination fee (payable to  UOL and RELC Examinations Bureau)

 Application Fees Applies

Breakdown of Estimated Overall Fees

Payable to SIM

Programme Fees for BSc (Honours)
12 full units : $17,334.00
9 full units : $13,000.50
8 full units : $11,556.00

Payable to University of London (UOL)

UOL Application Fee (One Time Payment) : £88.00
UOL Initial Registration Fee (Year 1) : £874.00
UOL Continuing Registration Fee (Year 2 and 3) : £399.00

UOL Examination Fee
BSc, 12 full units : $7,200.00
BSc, 9 full units : $5,400.00
BSc, 8 full units: $4,800.00

Additional UOL and SIM fees apply for those who repeat/resit the coursework/exam and also for those who extend their registration with the University.

Note: This estimated University of London examination fee, payable in S$ to the RELC Examinations Bureau, includes an admin fee (per paper) to RELC. All UOL fees are subjected to yearly revision.

Click here to refer to the Miscellaneous fees.

Scholarships and Awards

SIM GE scholarships available

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

APL is the recognition of previously acquired learning which can be mapped against particular learning outcomes of units within a programme. APL may be awarded if you have previously studied a similar subject in the same depth, at degree level, and you achieved good marks in the corresponding examination. A student who is awarded APL for a specific unit is considered to be exempted from this unit.

The qualification on which your APL is based must have been obtained within the five years preceding the application. Candidates must have completed all coursework and assessment for their Diploma course before they embark on the bridging programme.

There will be only one intake/year, which is held in May/June.

Applicants for the following degrees are not recommended to apply for APL as completing the EC1002 Introduction to Economics and MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit) modules will help prepare students for the rigour of advanced economics, where appropriate.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in:
• Economics
• Economics and Finance
• Economics and Politics
• International Relations
• Mathematics and Economics

Qualifications that do not qualify for automatic exemption will require an exemption application fee of £93 per full unit or £47 per half unit. For the bridging courses listed below which meet the UOL automatic exemption requirement, no exemption application fee is needed.

 

Bridging Courses

UOL's Automatic Exemption Table for the following 3 bridging courses

1) SIM Bridging Course in Economics

The course provides the fundamentals of economic analysis through the use of economics’ models and applications. It uses a more analytical, in-depth and rigorous approach than is done at diploma level. The lecturer will assume that students have studied both macroeconomics and microeconomics in their diploma prior to this 16-session programme.

 

2) SIM Bridging Course in Mathematics

This 12-session programme is targeted at business diploma holders from SIM and the polytechnics who wish to demonstrate competence in mathematics so that they may be exempted from MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit) in the University of London degree programme. These candidates usually have an existing APL for ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit) based on their diploma.

Note:
• Fees for each bridging course will be S$642 (Fees are inclusive of prevailing GST. Fees do not include textbooks and application charges.)

Sample timetable for 1) SIM Bridging Course in Economics or 2) SIM Bridging Course in Mathematics

 

3) Bridging Course for Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences (EMFSS)

This new bridging course has been introduced for 2018. It is targeted at non-business polytechnic diploma holders who achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and who intend to study for a UOL degree at an accelerated rate. These candidates do not qualify for the SIM Bridging Course in Economics or SIM Bridging Course in Mathematics which is meant for business diploma graduates.

Bridging EMFSS modules and their corresponding APL:

Note: Students are required to enroll for all the modules (maximum of two full units). This course is run full-time only.

Sample timetable for 3) Bridging Course for Economics, Management, Finance and Social Sciences (EMFSS)

For more information, click here.

Note:
• Fees for the Bridging course for EMFSS will be S$3,852 for two full units (Fees are inclusive of prevailing GST. Fees do not include textbooks and application charges.)




 

 

Profiles

Lecturers & their Teaching Modules

Average teacher-student ratio – 1:79

 

Assessment & Exams

Completion of class tests, assignments and preliminary exams is encouraged in preparation for the University’s annual exams.

Exams account for 100% grading, with the exception of some units whereby coursework is assessed by the University.

Successful completion of 12 modules is required to qualify for the degree. The 200 and 300 units modules normally carry more weight than the 100 units.

Grading Scheme

70-100 : First Class Honours
60-69 : Upper Second Class Honours
50-59 : Lower Second Class Honours
40-49 : Third Class Honours
0-39 : Fail 

Promotion

Candidates are expected to take on 4 full units per academic year and 3 years to graduate.

  • A Pass or exemption from at least two Level 100 units modules before they attempt Level 200/300 units.
  • A pass in a unit shall not be eligible for a re-sit.
  • Failure in a module shall be eligible to be repeated / re-sit in the exam up to a maximum of 3 attempts for each paper.

Attendance requirement

Local: at least 75% attendance

Graduation

The award of the BSc (Hons) degree requires successful completion of all 12 units.

Graduates may participate in the presentation ceremony on SIM campus in April or the University of London (UK) in March.

Graduates of the UOL International Programmes may progress to postgraduate studies either locally or overseas.

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