Business Administration (Singapore) - The Birmingham MBA

    • Full or part time
      Part time & On campus available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business Management Studies Business & Management - Other
    • Course Start
      September, January
    • Course Duration
      2.5 - 4.5 years part time
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    The Online MBA at Birmingham Business School offers a comprehensive and challenging programme that draws on the latest research and teaching methods. The syllabus is closely linked to our highly-regarded MBA in the UK, with an emphasis on Asian cases and institutional material. The course provides students with an understanding of both the operational and strategic aspects of management disciplines through innovative teaching methods such as action learning/research, formal and live case studies, and computer assisted learning. In addition to this theoretical knowledge, students also have access to specialist careers support services in order to maximise their potential in a competitive employment market.

    We are proud to have been running this programme in Singapore since 1993. Following a syllabus closely linked to our MBA in the UK and taught by the same leading academics, we have customised this course to draw on more Asian cases and institutional material than in the UK programme.

    Why Study this Course?

    • Birmingham Business School, which delivers the Online MBA, holds triple-crown accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).
    • The University of Birmingham was named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in 2016 by both The Times and The Sunday Times and currently ranks at 5th in the UK for Graduate Prospects by The Complete University Guide (2018)
    • Birmingham Business School’s MBA portfolio ranked in the top 15 MBAs in the UK (2017) by the Economist.
    • Birmingham Business School is the UK’s oldest business school, bringing more than 100 years of innovative teaching and research.
    • The University of Birmingham is a member of the Russell Group, an organisation of the UK’s top 24 research-led universities.
    • The University of Birmingham is also a member of Universitas 21, the leading global network of research-intensive universities.

    Six modules are compulsory and you choose six electives. The modules are taught over a seven day period, five evenings and one weekend, to enable study to be combined with work commitments. Each module is designed to ensure that you will become familiar with both the operational and the strategic aspects of management disciplines through the use of innovative and creative teaching methods. These include action learning/research, formal and live case studies and computer assisted learning to complement conventional lectures and classes. 

    You will have access to the School intranet which provides a continuing source of support and access to module teachers. Infrastructure support is provided by our local partners who are in constant communication with the Business School here in Birmingham.

    Teaching methods

    Modules are designed to ensure that you are exposed to both the operational and the strategic aspects of management disciplines through the use of innovative and creative teaching methods

    Employer relevance

    A feature of the programme is the possible interaction between the coursework and your workplace. We can do tailor assignments to be relevant to you and your employer.


    Our in-house Careers in Business team and experienced consultants provide specialist careers support services for the exclusive use of Birmingham Business School postgraduate students. Their role is to support your professional development in a variety of ways including:

    • Personal advice and guidance
    • Access to online career development resources
    • Mock telephone or Skype interviews
    • Guidance on managing social media such as LinkedIn

    We aim to enable and inspire students to maximise their potential, grow intellectually, and gain the skills, understanding and attributes that are highly sought after by employers, giving students excellent future prospects in a competitive employment market.

    We support all of our students as they strive to meet and exceed their career goals. Students can access our careers service any time after they enrol to study at Birmingham Business School and on completion of the MBA.

    Visit the Business Administration (Singapore) - The Birmingham MBA page on the University of Birmingham web site for more details!

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