Master of Science Management: Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Programme Overview

Developed, fully taught and awarded by Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK

The University, founded in 1900, is one of the largest in the UK. It is a major centre of research and academic study, with 11 Nobel Prize winners among staff and alumni.

The University is ranked 82nd in the world (QS World University Rankings 2016/17), and the University of the Year for Graduate Employment in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016. It is one of the Top 15 universities in the UK for Business and Management Studies (The Complete University Guide Subject Table Rankings 2017).

The one-year programme is offered through Birmingham Business School, suitable for graduates who have a Bachelor’s degree in business, management or economics, and who wish to build on their existing skills and knowledge and develop them to Master’s level.


  • Gain an overview of the current debates, issues, controversies and emerging phenomena in the practice of business and management
  • Understand advanced management concepts through a combination of core foundation subjects and elective modules
  • Apply theoretical knowledge and practical skills in a written dissertation
  • Develop skills in research, data processing, critical analysis, etc
  • Have choice and flexibility to tailor the programme to match your interest and needs 

Birmingham Business School holds triple-crown accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).


Course Start Date & End Date


There is one intake a year in October. 

October 2017 Intake (1st Intake)

01 Oct 2017 – 30 Sep 2018

Note: Date & period is subject to change by the University




Total: S$26,964.00

Application Fee applies

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST (exclude textbooks and valid for 2017 intake).


Application Closing Date for October 2017 Intake: 

19 Aug 2017

Events & Programme Briefings

  • Open House Programme Briefing - University of Birmingham, Master of Science International Business / Management

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Entrepreneurship is at the heart of successful business, driving forward innovation and constantly pursuing new achievements and ambitions. In this role, you will be responsible for some of the most exciting, dynamic and inspiring developments across a range of industries.

Reasons to study Birmingham’s postgraduate degrees at SIM 

  • The degrees are of the same standings and standards as those awarded in the UK
  • Fully taught by Birmingham academics
  • Long tradition and established track record of teaching business and management
  • Established international reputation of University and the Business School
  • Research led – cutting-edge research feeds directly into teaching
  • International syllabus with a focus on the issues of globalisation 

Career Prospects

The programmes support 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. Students undertaking the Entrepreneurship and Innovation pathway have the opportunity to come up with their own business plan and start their own business.

Opportunity for Further Study

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

Teaching Faculty

Birmingham academics 

Mode of Delivery 

Taught Modules

Taught modules are delivered on a block teaching basis by Birmingham academics who teach the same module on the University’s home campus to ensure equivalent academic inputs to the Singapore programme.

A 10-credit module is equivalent to one week of lectures. One to two modules are expected to be delivered monthly. The modules are conducted intensively on weekdays, typically 6 hours per day on SIM’s campus. Saturday classes may occasionally be scheduled if required.


There will be workshops, consultation sessions and supervisors assigned to students for dissertation guidance.


  • Contemporary Issues in Management (10 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship: Advanced Topics (10 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship: Business Start‐Up (10 credits)
  • Environment of Business (10 credits)
  • Innovation Management (10 credits)
  • Operations Management (10 credits)
  • Organisational Behaviour (10 credits)
  • Research Methods (10 credits)
  • Strategic Management (10 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits) 

Electives (choose 3)  

  • Advanced Strategy (10 credits)
  • International Business Strategy (10 credits)
  • Leading and Managing Change and Crisis (10 credits)
  • Organisational Reliability and Resilience (10 credits)
  • Strategic Leadership (10 credits)
  • Value Chains, Outsourcing and Procurement (10 credits) 

A 10-credit module is equivalent to 30 contact hours.

The choice of modules is subject to change and will follow changes according to the programme in the UK. 

Module Synopses (including dissertation)

Duration & Candidature Period

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.

Minimum Class Size 

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.


Entry Requirements  

Academic Qualification Requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, management or economics (Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent).
  • All other qualifications will be assessed on individual merits.

English Proficiency Requirement

  • A minimum C6 pass in English as First Language at GCE ‘O’ level; or
  • IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each band); or
  • TOEFL iBT: 88 (with no less than 20 in Listening, 21 in Reading, 22 in Speaking and 21 in Writing); or
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): a minimum of 59 in all four skills.

Other Requirements 

These are to be submitted with your application:

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

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.


Course Fee

Total: S$26,964.00, payable in two payments

Per payment of 60 credits taught module fee: S$13,482.00

Per 10 credits taught module fee: S$2,247.00

Application Fee applies

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST and are payable before term commencement (exclude textbooks). Fees are valid for 2017 intake and assume that the student completes the programme in one year.

Exemption Eligibility



Lecturers & Teaching Modules

Average teacher-student ratio 1:25


Pass each term’s assessments and/or exams before progressing to the next term.

Assessments & Exams  

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’s campus. 

Re-assessment will be advised by the University for students who did not fulfil the passing requirement of any taught modules. 

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


Students will need to complete a 10,000 – 12,000 word dissertation for submission. The submission period is normally in end-August or early September.

Note: The assessment schedule is subject to change by the University.

Attendance Requirement


Award of Degree 

Obtain a total of 180 credits to attain the Master of Science Management: Entrepreneurship and Innovation awarded by the University of Birmingham.


A degree congregation presided by University of Birmingham is annually held in November on SIM’s campus. Alternatively, graduates can choose to attend the ceremony in July in the UK.