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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. We are a major centre of research and academic study with an established international reputation for excellence and numbers eight Nobel Prize winners among our staff and alumni. 

As the Guardian newspaper puts it: “The University of Birmingham is Britain’s quintessential ‘redbrick’ university, and a prestigious one at that.”

The University is located in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston, four kilometres from the city centre. We are a campus university with practically all its academic buildings and extensive academic and social facilities on a single parkland site – one of the UK’s finest urban campuses. 

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

Professor Simon Collinson
Dean, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

Olga Serena

Bachelor of Science (Honours) International Business


  • Top 100 in the QS World University Rankings 2016/17
  • Ranked 13th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2017
  • A member of the group of leading British, research-intensive universities known as the Russell Group with 24 members
  • A member of the Universitas 21 global network of top universities around the world
  • The Birmingham MBA is ranked in the Top 100 by the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2016, with a position of 26th in Europe and 12th in the UK out of the Business and Management schools that made the rankings
  • Ranked among the Top 20 UK universities in the Complete University Guide Subject Table Rankings 2017 for subjects including Business & Management Studies, Economics, Law, Philosophy, Politics and Social Policy


BIR_University of the Year for Graduate Employment 2016


Highlights #3 - Birmingham 

International Studies

Undergraduates from the University of Birmingham, BSc (Hons) International Business, in England for their International Studies at 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 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 is accredited by all three international 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 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 of Students

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. The 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.

Thanks to SIM’s network of business contacts in Singapore, the University’s partnership with SIM and its alumni network will ensure that this close relationship with industry is maintained in Singapore. Like their counterparts in the UK, students will get the exposure necessary to attain real world expertise required by today’s employers.