Master of Science Management: Organisational Leadership and Change
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).
Organisations have competitors attempting to appropriate their market share, regulations governing what they can do and cannot do, operations and projects that often involve risky activities, and unexpected events and changes. On this pathway, you will master skills such as sustainable leadership and crisis management to develop resilience and reliability in the face of emerging organisational issue and environmental threats.
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
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.
Opportunity for Further Study
Graduates may further their studies in PhD and doctoral programmes from universities around the world.
Mode of Delivery
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)
- Environment of Business (10 credits)
- Leading and Managing Change and Crisis (10 credits)
- Operations Management (10 credits)
- Organisational Behaviour (10 credits)
- Organisational Reliability and Resilience (10 credits)
- Research Methods (10 credits)
- Strategic Leadership (10 credits)
- Strategic Management (10 credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)
Electives (choose 3)
- Advanced Strategy (10 credits)
- Entrepreneurship: Advanced Topics (10 credits)
- Entrepreneurship: Business Start‐Up (10 credits)
- Innovation Management (10 credits)
- International Business Strategy (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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Average teacher-student ratio 1:25
Pass each term’s assessments and/or exams before progressing to the next term.
Assessments & Exams
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.
Award of Degree
Obtain a total of 180 credits to attain the Master of Science Management: Organisational Leadership and Change 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.