Discover SIM GE

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 11 Nobel Prize winners among its staff and alumni.

Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives.

Birmingham is constantly developing and evolving in its desire to become a leading global university. This is being achieved through the University’s enhanced research power and reach; the breadth and depth of academic portfolio; the extent of global networks and the distinctiveness of exceptional student experience.

Graduate Employability

Ranked by companies around the world as one of the Top 10 universities in the UK for graduate employability (Global University Employability Ranking 2017)

Highlights #1 - Birmingham
        We are very proud of the success we have had through our partnership with SIM GE. Faculty from Birmingham Business School have been delivering our programmes in Singapore for over 20 years and SIM GE’s excellent support staff and wonderful facilities provide the ideal platform for providing an exceptional learning experience for our students.

Professor Catherine Cassell
Dean, Birmingham Business School
University of Birmingham


Bachelor of Science (Honours) Business Management with Communications (Top-up)


  • Top 20 universities in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2019
  • Ranked 79th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019)
  • 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 
  • Top 25 universities in the UK for Accounting and Finance, Business and Management Studies, and Economics (The Complete University Guide 2019)
  • A gold-rated university for outstanding teaching and learning in the UK (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 – 2020)

UoB_TEF 2017


BIR_University of the Year for Graduate Employment 2016


Highlights #3 - Birmingham 

International Studies

Undergraduates from the University of Birmingham, BSc (Hons) International Business (Top-up), in England for their international studies on the Birmingham campus

Birmingham Business School

Birmingham Business School 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.

The School enjoys an international reputation and provides a wide variety of highly regarded programmes across a range of business disciplines through rigorous academic training, practical relevance and the skills for career-readiness.

The wide-ranging research of its staff means that the latest thinking in business education can be immediately fed into teaching, providing the insight, ambition and skills for new generation business leaders to shape advanced and sustainable business strategies.

We put people at the heart of business and business at the heart of society.  


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

The Faculty Members

Many of the School’s faculty members are experts in their fields and their research contributes to academic debates worldwide. Some of the academic staff play advisory roles to both businesses and public sector organisations.

Industrial Link & Employability 

Birmingham Business School thrives on strong links with industry and employers. Our Advisory Board, chaired by Lord Digby Jones of Birmingham, consists of high-level executives selected for their exceptional stature. At Birmingham Business School, we create business degree courses which academically and personally prepare you for the working world. Your degree is evidence of your ability to succeed in a demanding academic environment. Employers target our students for their key employability skills developed during the degree programmes. Our graduate employability statistics are significantly above national trends. Birmingham Business School’s graduates are sought after by employers, with recent graduates being recruited by Procter & Gamble, IBM, HSBC, Barclays Capital and Dow Chemical Pacific.

Through a network of Business contacts in Singapore and worldwide, the University’s alliance with SIM GE, engaged alumni, and industry leaders, we offer students a unique mix of real world experience and opportunities which open doors to the graduate job market.