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The Business School has been delivering management education in Singapore since 1994, when its MBA programme was originally launched. The MSc International Business further extends these activities in Singapore and is delivered in conjunction with our partners, the . Read more

The Business School has been delivering management education in Singapore since 1994, when its MBA programme was originally launched. The MSc International Business further extends these activities in Singapore and is delivered in conjunction with our partners, the Singapore Institute of Management.

We use fundamentally the same syllabus as taught on the International Business MSc programme in the UK and the same team of Business School academic staff travels to Singapore in order to deliver all of the modules.

For graduates wishing to develop a career in international business, a wide range of opportunities exists. The programme draws on the talents of internationally respected scholars and highly respected teachers whose expertise covers globalisation, the international aspects of strategic management, accounting and finance, corporate governance, e-commerce, global talent management, marketing, organisation of multinational corporations, operations and procurement and cross cultural communication.

Read all out about Birmingham Business School in 中文简体.

Course details

Business today is global and no company can be confident of surviving unless it appreciates this fact and understands its implications.

Multinational corporations are very short of managers from countries other than their domestic base, who have the understanding to operate comfortably in different countries.

Small and medium-sized firms with strong niche positions are also increasingly looking for talented and well-trained staff to help them undertake international expansion. In major emerging economies such as Brazil, China and India, successful domestic firms are poised to become multinational through expanding overseas. They too welcome graduates with the appropriate knowledge about doing business internationally.

The MSc International Business has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). The accreditation, aimed at Pre-Experience Masters in General Management (PEMM), takes into account criteria such as the breadth of the syllabus, the quality of teaching staff, careers support available and the inclusion of a research dissertation. This accreditation aims to safeguard standards of excellence and ensure clarity about the purpose of various general management qualifications in an increasing market.

For business graduates please also see our MSc Management programme.

Learning and teaching

Taught modules contribute towards two thirds of your final assessment. The dissertation contributes one third. Modules are assessed using written examinations or coursework. Coursework can take a variety of forms, including reports, essays, group presentations and practical assignments. Some coursework is group based.

Employability

The Business School enjoys active and close links with industry and the financial community. Many of our programmes have input from organisations such as GE, Biersdorf and Accenture.

Careers in Business is a dedicated service for postgraduate Business School students. Staff will offer support to you, specifically in terms of career guidance and reviewing your CV.

A selection of organisations which have employed alumni of the International Business MSc includes:

  • Kia Motors Europe
  • United Bank of Switzerland
  • Barclays Bank plc
  • Accenture
  • Jaguar Landrover
  • Grant Thornton
  • Capgemini
  • Deutsche Bank
  • LinkedIn

Careers and Development

Graduates may find themselves taking a major step towards developing an international or strategic focus within their careers. While some will accelerate their careers with existing employers, others can create potential for change. Major directions include jobs in business analysis and development, banking, management and strategy consulting, corporate finance and investment, human resource management and marketing. Alumni can access career support and take advantage of a range of networking and development opportunities. Postgraduate alumni can also access a bespoke service from the Careers in Business service.

In September 2015, the first local career and personal development event took take place, at SIM during the day and then moved to the Singapore Riverboat for the evening session including dinner. All students received feedback on their Emergenetic Profile, advice on a wide range of issues relating to international recruiters and their requirements and were given the chance in the evening, to network with start-up entrepreneurs, angel investors and other business professionals.

This event is now held on an annual basis with a variety of different evening venues planned. Our consultant, Joanna Yeoh, will also put on a half day event every March to cover cv writing and enhancing your personal profile. In the meantime, she is now contracted to offer one to one counselling, particularly where international students aspire to secure employment in Singapore.   

SIM – Liaison with Employers

There are also career development opportunities at SIM. Singapore Institute of Management has a reputation for curriculum design which is relevant to industry manpower needs. “Learn today, apply tomorrow” is the philosophy.  To achieve this, SIM University forges linkages and partnerships with established organisations. This, in conjunction with your degree from the University of Birmingham, represents a powerful and valuable combination.

Alumni Services

A package of benefits including social, leisure and sports discounts and continuous professional development opportunities is available to all Birmingham Business School alumni.

To access the benefits, log into your alumni community http://www.your.bham.ac.uk and select ‘Benefits’. If you have not yet set up an account on your.bham, you can do so by registering on the site.



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The Dual LLM in Commercial Law (Singapore and London) programme aims to provide students with a unique opportunity to study commercial law in two major commercial hubs, Singapore and London. Read more
The Dual LLM in Commercial Law (Singapore and London) programme aims to provide students with a unique opportunity to study commercial law in two major commercial hubs, Singapore and London. The programme is designed to give you a broad overview of Asian commercial law in Singapore followed by the opportunity to build on this knowledge by going into more depth in London, through more specialised taught modules as well as a dissertation.

This is a highly intensive 15-month degree programme where you will gain insight into the legal underpinnings of commerce in the East and West. On successful completion you will be awarded a Dual LLM in Commercial Law (Singapore and London) from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in the UK and Singapore Management University (SMU) in Singapore.

This programme:
- Provides an expert and in-depth understanding of the workings of commercial law and the application of the law to everyday practice. You will also gain the ability to assess critically and comment upon the current state of the law from an international and transnational perspective and conduct advanced research in this area of law.
- Has a major focus on international and comparative issues, and on the importance of legal principles, rules and laws underlying business and commercial relationships. You will be equipped with a thorough understanding of key aspects of commercial law from multiple perspectives.
- Will allow you to develop an in-depth understanding of different regions' approaches to resolving commercial problems.
- This is a fully integrated programme where you will stay connected to both universities throughout the whole 15 month programme. You will be given thorough inductions at each of the two stages of the programme in both universities. Lecturers from both universities will be available to you, whether you are in Singapore or in London.
- The programme features extracurricular activities including, networking, careers and social events.

Why study LLM in Commercial Law at QMUL and SMU?

LLM degrees from QMUL and SMU have the potential to open up global career opportunities for high-calibre students. That's because both institutions are among the world's most respected universities and the programme is tailored to meet the needs of employers.

This 15-month Master of Law programme offers a greater variety and breadth of experience than a standard one year programme.

You will gain an expert understanding of different international regions' approaches to resolving commercial problems, and the ways in which these respective solutions achieve (or fail to achieve) their ends.

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This MA is taught in Singapore at the Institute for Adult Learning. Read more
This MA is taught in Singapore at the Institute for Adult Learning. The programme aims to provide professionals with responsibility for managing, delivering or supporting lifelong learning with opportunities to develop their own analysis and practice and equip them with the knowledge and skills relating to leadership in their practice.

See the website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/degrees/lifelong-learning-singapore-ma

Key Information

- Application dates
All applicants:
Open: 19 October 2015
Close: 29 July 2016

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Special. Only the IELTS is accepted. Applicants must obtain an overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the reading subtest and 6.0 in the writing subtest.
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements .

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/international .

Degree Information

Students gain understanding of the context for the emergence of lifelong learning, as well as its incorporation into policies for educational and professional development. They are also able to critically analyse adult learning policy at the national and organisational levels, and acquire the tools to analyse and plan their own professional development and that of others in their organisation.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme comprises four core modules (120 creates) and a research dissertation (60 credits).

- Core Modules
Analysing Adult Education Policy and Practice
Leading and Innovating in Professional Development
Lifelong Learning: Theories and Perspectives
The Design, Conduct and Evaluation of Educational and Social Research

- Options

- Dissertation/report
All students submit a 20,000-word dissertation.

Teaching and Learning

This programme is delivered via face-to-face full-day sessions carried out over five days (including weekends). It is assessed by coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words, essays and portfolios with reflective statements, and a 20,000-word dissertation.

Funding

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships .

- IOE Centenary Masters Scholarships
Value:
Eligibility: Overseas students
Criteria:

- IOE Centenary Research Scholarships
Value:
Eligibility: EU students
Criteria:

- IOE COLFUTURO Fee Partnership
Value: UCL provides a 50% contribution towards tuition fees. (1 year)
Eligibility: Overseas students
Criteria: Based on academic merit

- IOE Commonwealth Distance Scholars
Value: Fees and some expenses
Eligibility: Overseas students
Criteria:

- IOE CONICyT Fee Partnership
Value: IoE provides a 20% contribution towards tuition fees. (1 year)
Eligibility: Overseas students
Criteria:

- IOE Erasmus Bursary
Value: £350/month (1)
Eligibility: UK, EU, Overseas students
Criteria:

- IOE Fulbright
Value:
Eligibility: Overseas students
Criteria:

- IOE Vietnam International Education Development Scholarships - PGT
Value:
Eligibility: Overseas students
Criteria:

- IOE Windle Trust Scholarship
Value:
Eligibility: Overseas students
Criteria:

More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships

Careers

Graduates can expect to find employment in adult education and development, human resources management, policy-making and implementation, and research. Recent career destinations include:
- Learning and Development Manager, Apple Inc.
- Director, Carrie Academy International
- Global Change Manager, Levi Strauss
- Early Childhood trainer and consultant
- Senior Manager, Enterprise Productivity & Capability Development Office, Workforce Development Agency
- Research and Development - Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Facilitator, CapitaLand Limited

- Employability
Students will understand the context for the emergence of lifelong learning, as well as its incorporation into policies for educational and professional development. They will acquire tools and conceptual frameworks to critically analyse and plan their own practice and development, as well as evaluate areas of development as managers, and plan and undertake professional development activities. They will also acquire the concepts and theories relating to policy-making, and learn to critically analyse adult education policy at the national and organisation levels.

In addition students develop analytical ability and critical theory, as well as research writing skills.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The MA was adapted from the highly regarded London-based MA in Lifelong Learning to meet the needs of policy makers, researchers, managers, trainers, and others involved in the development of Continuing Education and Training (CET) in Singapore. It plays an important role in the building of research capacity and capability in CET, and forms part of the range of qualifications available to adult educators and others working in CET in Singapore.

In response to student interest, the MA will from 2015/16 include modules on leading and innovating in professional development, and analysing adult education policy and practice.

Part of the attraction of the MA is the networking among students working in education and training or human resources management, in the public and private sectors.

Application and next steps

- Applications
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

- Who can apply?
The MA will be of interest to policymakers, researchers, managers, trainers, and others involved in the development of adult education and/or Continuing Education and Training (CET) in Singapore. This includes
- anyone who oversees educational programmes and learning-related activities in an educational institution or workplace
- anyone who designs and/or delivers formal learning programmes (for example, courses) or informal learning activities (for example, coaching or mentoring)
- anyone who has to formulate or implement learning policy, and oversees professional development in the workplace
- anyone who needs a higher degree pathway to research in CET or lifelong learning

The MA will be of particular interest to those in mid-level management positions in policy-making and implementation, as well as training, development and human resources, in both the private and public sectors.

What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Lifelong Learning at graduate level, and how you will benefit personally and professionally from the programme
- why you want to study Lifelong Learning with UCL in Singapore, at our partner organisation the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL)
- what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

For more information see the Applications page http://www.ial.edu.sg/index.aspx?id=22 .

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Birmingham Business School has been delivering management education in Singapore since 1994, when its MBA programme was originally launched. Read more

Birmingham Business School has been delivering management education in Singapore since 1994, when its MBA programme was originally launched. The MSc Economics programme extends these activities in Singapore and is delivered in conjunction with our partners, the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM).

A deep understanding of economics is key to our continuing function as a global economy to establish successful trade, monetary and welfare policies across nations. The Master of Science (MSc) (Economics) degree provides an advanced training in core areas of economics that are widely used in economics-based professions.

You will receive specialist training in areas of relevance and take options in other areas of your interest to meet the growing demands for economics to address and solve real-world problems. This degree will give you a clear understanding and application of economics theory and techniques to modern businesses in emerging and developing countries.

Course details

The one-year programme is offered through Birmingham Business School, and it is suitable for fresh graduates, working professionals and executives who have a strong passion in economics and its intricate relation to modern business.

Objectives

The MSc Economics degree will allow you to:

  • Appreciate contemporary economic thinking in modern businesses
  • Develop an appreciation and understanding of mainstream theoretical and applied techniques to help you prepare for or enhance your career 
  • Apply theoretical knowledge, practical skills, tools and techniques in a written dissertation
  • Develop specific transferable skills in research and analysis, abstract and simplify, numeracy and IT, strategic thinking, evaluation and inferences, as well as interpersonal skills

Learning and teaching

Mode of Delivery

Classroom learning comprising: 

  • Lectures
  • Software training

Lessons are typically 3 to 8 hours per day on weekdays and weekends, and they are delivered on a modular basis by Birmingham academics.

Employability

Careers and Development

Graduates can develop a career in academia, actuary, advertising, audit, commerce, financial services, industry, investment banking, journalism, consultancy, marketing, media, politics, research, tax, the public sector, or in any other profession that requires the valuable transferable skills and insights obtained from this degree. Those with existing careers may opt to accelerate their career path with existing employers, or create potential for change.

Alumni can access career support and take advantage of a range of networking and development opportunities. Postgraduate alumni can also access a bespoke service from the Careers in Business service.

SIM – Liaison with Employers

There are also career development opportunities At SIM. Singapore Institute of Management has a reputation for curriculum design which is relevant to industry manpower needs. “Learn today, apply tomorrow” is the philosophy. To achieve this, SIMUniversity forges linkages and partnerships with established organisations. This, in conjunction with your degree from the University of Birmingham, represents a powerful and valuable combination.

Alumni Services

A package of benefits including social, leisure and sports discounts and continuous professional development opportunities is available to all Birmingham Business School Alumni.

To access the benefits, log into your alumni community. If you have not yet set up an account on your.bham, you can do so by registering on the site.



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Birmingham Business School has been delivering management education in Singapore since 1994, when its MBA programme was originally launched. Read more

Birmingham Business School has been delivering management education in Singapore since 1994, when its MBA programme was originally launched. The MSc Investments programme extends these activities in Singapore and is delivered in conjunction with our partners, the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM).

Trading and investing offers an exciting career path, but also demands a high level of theoretical knowledge and technical skill. The Master of Science (MSc) Investments degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge that you need to function as an investment specialist in domestic and international markets.

CFA Institute University of Recognition Programme

This programme provides a solid grounding in the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Programme Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and prepares students well for CFA exams.

  • This course has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Programme. This status is granted to institutions whose degree programme incorporates at least 70 per cent of the CFA Programme course of study on CBOK. 

Course details

University academic experts teach theory and technique, whilst their application is taught by professional traders with years of experience in the industry and first-hand knowledge of current market regulations, trading techniques, customs and practices. You will also have access to simulated dealing room, where a range of trading techniques can be practised.

Objectives

The MSc Investments degree will allow you to:

  • Appreciate and critically analyse current global macro factors affecting today’s financial markets
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the theoretical and empirical literatures on investments and risk management in domestic and international contexts
  • Acquire a range of tools and techniques to manage portfolios, financial securities, risk and the valuation of corporate finance, equity research, fund management, strategy consulting, etc.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge, practical skills, tools and techniques in a written dissertation
  • Develop specific transferable skills in financial modelling, research design, financial analysis, investment decision making, trading and teamwork

Learning and teaching

Mode of Delivery

Classroom learning comprising:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Computer simulation
  • Lessons are typically 3 to 8 hours per day on weekdays and weekends, and they are delivered on a modular basis by Birmingham academics and industry specialists.

Employability

Careers and Development

Graduates may find themselves taking a major step towards developing an international or strategic focus within their careers. While some will accelerate their careers with existing employers, others can create potential for change. Major directions include jobs in business analysis and development, banking, management and strategy consulting, corporate finance and investment, human resource management and marketing.

Alumni can access career support and take advantage of a range of networking and development opportunities. Postgraduate alumni can also access a bespoke service from the Careers in Business service.

SIM – Liaison with Employers

There are also career development opportunities At SIM. Singapore Institute of Management has a reputation for curriculum design which is relevant to industry manpower needs. “Learn today, apply tomorrow” is the philosophy. To achieve this, SIMUniversity forges linkages and partnerships with established organisations. This, in conjunction with your degree from the University of Birmingham, represents a powerful and valuable combination.

Alumni Services

A package of benefits including social, leisure and sports discounts and continuous professional development opportunities is available to all Birmingham Business School Alumni.

To access the benefits, log into your alumni community. If you have not yet set up an account on your.bham, you can do so by registering on the site.



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Why this course?. Strathclyde Business School has been delivering the Strathclyde MBA on an executive (part-time) basis via our international centres since 1988, with Singapore being one or our inaugural MBA centres. Read more

Why this course?

Strathclyde Business School has been delivering the Strathclyde MBA on an executive (part-time) basis via our international centres since 1988, with Singapore being one or our inaugural MBA centres.

A pioneering and experienced MBA provider, we update and review our MBA to reflect the current business environment. Strathclyde’s MBA is strategy-focused and blends theoretical and practical business learning. Our MBA is flexible, and responsive to the needs of working individuals. Our wide choice of electives can help you personalise the programme to suit your business interests. These elective classes can be studied in Oman, as well as in Glasgow or at our other international centres, to give you an international learning and networking experience.

The MBA project gives you an opportunity to examine in depth a managerial, organisational or environmental issue of your choice over an extended period of time. Our Executive MBA allows you to study whilst continuing with your career and allows you to implement your learning into work.

What is the programme format?

The programme is designed for busy executives who need to combine their commitments with the demands of MBA studies. The flexibility of the part-time approach enables most participants to graduate within two years. However, study may be spread over a longer period if necessary, to a maximum of six years.

Typically, your MBA studies will be made up of:

  • monthly intensive seminars delivered by Strathclyde academics at our centre in Singapore
  • regular tutorials with our locally based counsellors
  • off-campus learning and support facilitated by our virtual learning environment

You’ll work in an international environment alongside like-minded classmates and be part of our long established network of students and alumni from our international postgraduate centres.

A highlight of the Strathclyde calendar is the annual MBA Summer School which takes place in Glasgow, over May and June. The summer school is open to all study routes of the MBA who have reached the elective stage of the programme. It's a great way to accelerate your studies, and network with a large group of international colleagues.

There are two intakes per year for the Strathclyde MBA in Singapore in October and April.

Accreditation

Strathclyde Business School is triple accredited by the three international accreditation bodies – AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. To gain accreditation by one of these bodies is an achievement in itself. To gain accreditation by all three bodies is a truly outstanding accomplishment and one of which we're proud.

Learning & teaching

Learning methods include:

  • face-to-face teaching by Strathclyde University staff
  • regular local counselling support
  • home/private study with specially prepared core learning materials
  • assignments and examinations set, marked or validated by Strathclyde University staff

Computer equipment

We strongly recommend that you have access to your own computer.

Assessment

Assessment throughout the programme involves a combination of:

  • course work
  • workshops
  • examinations
  • group work
  • presentations

As far as possible, coursework will be related to your work environment. The examinations and assignments are set, marked and validated by the University of Strathclyde academic staff. They're identical to and assessed on the same basis as students undertaking the programme in the UK.

Examinations

There are two examination schedules each year:

  • August
  • March

All examinations are available at each sitting and you choose which is most appropriate for you.

Careers

We recognise that career development is one of the main reasons why people invest in an MBA. The MBA job market offers plenty of global opportunity but can be complex and challenging.

That's why we offer a dedicated careers service for MBA students. This consists of career planning and skills development as well as unlimited access to personal advice and coaching. Our careers service is delivered in-house and by a team of top consultants.

We work with you to complement your proactive job search efforts. We help you use your own particular career background and strengths to help with your next career move too.

You’ll gain the understanding and tools to develop your personal, strategic career plan, as well as the self-marketing and communication skills to make effective applications and impress at interview.

You’ll have the knowledge of the global job market and a range of contacts to make it work for you.

Career & Professional Development Programme

Our core professional development programme is delivered in four modules throughout the year. Each lasts for a week and are held in October, November, January and February. The programme includes:

CPD 1

  • Introduction to strategic career planning and how to get the job you want
  • Creating a personal profile (to be published on our profile site)
  • Presentation skills workshop
  • Networking skills, including social media
  • The Glasgow Challenge

CPD 2

  • Personal skills audit
  • Setting career development goals
  • Self-branding/self-presentation (CVs, cover letters and applications)
  • Supporting resources

CPD 3

  • Company visits and industry presentations, including alumni
  • The Scottish MBA Careers Event

CPD 4

  • Practical interview and assessment centre sessions

Throughout the year, there will be additional workshops, master classes and company presentations.



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This Marine Technology course is for maritime professionals working full time in Singapore. Our dynamic course responds to the challenges and demands of the global maritime sector. Read more
This Marine Technology course is for maritime professionals working full time in Singapore. Our dynamic course responds to the challenges and demands of the global maritime sector.

This course develops technical and managerial techniques essential to the global maritime sector. You will study key topics including:
-Advanced marine engineering design
-Marine project management
-Marine systems identification, modelling and control
-Regulatory framework for the marine industry
-Surveying ships and offshore installations
-Advanced subsea and pipeline engineering
-Advanced marine design
-Advanced offshore technology
-Advanced hydrodynamics
-Mooring riser and drilling system

Delivery

This course involves a mixture of distance learning and week-long intensive schools delivered in Singapore.

Each taught module consists of 100 notional study hours. 35 hours are at the intensive school. You will need to read and complete course work during your non-intensive study. Each module takes two months and you will undertake a five taught modules per year.

Pre-school materials are provided for you to review what will be taught and so that you get the most out of the intensive school. The pre-school materials are made available four weeks prior to the intensive school.

Each one week intensive school runs from Saturday to Saturday:
-Saturday 14:00 to 18:00
-Sunday 10:00 to 18:00
-Monday to Friday 18:30 to 21:30
-Saturday 14:00 to 18:00

A typical school includes:
-Lectures
-Case studies
-Tutorials
-Presentations
-Discussions
-Visits

You will sit an examination during this intensive teaching week. It is worth 60% of the module mark.

Post-school materials include an assignment worth 40% of the module mark. You will submit this four weeks after the school. This consolidates your learning on a module. You must achieve a mark of 50% or more to pass.

Accreditation

Our course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) on behalf of the Engineering Council. On graduation you will have satisfied the educational requirements leading to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

The RINA is an internationally renowned professional institution. Members work in all levels of design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures. Members of RINA span over 90 countries. They include industry, universities and colleges and maritime organisations.

IMarEST brings together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body.

Our accreditations give you a benchmark of quality to your degree. They make you more attractive to graduate employers. It can also open the door to higher-level jobs that need CEng status.

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We are proud to have been running this programme continuously in Singapore since 1993. We use fundamentally the same syllabus as the corresponding Birmingham programme and the same team of University of Birmingham academic staff. Read more

We are proud to have been running this programme continuously in Singapore since 1993. We use fundamentally the same syllabus as the corresponding Birmingham programme and the same team of University of Birmingham academic staff. We are also aware of the need for some customisation and use more Asian cases and institutional material than in the home programme.

Read all out about Birmingham Business School in 中文简体.

Learning and teaching

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.

Employability

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.



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The Warwick-NTU Double Masters Programme presents an innovative course of study offering the opportunity to live and study in two culturally diverse countries and regions. Read more

The Warwick-NTU Double Masters Programme presents an innovative course of study offering the opportunity to live and study in two culturally diverse countries and regions. You will experience the best of both worlds in conceptual training, empirical relevance, and policy application, gaining an invaluable dual perspective.

Studying in Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick and the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) offers you the opportunity to study global perspectives in two major international regions with two highly prestigious departments, renowned for their robust research backgrounds and detailed policy and empirical expertise in the field of International Studies.

Programme content

In year one in PAIS, you will be exposed to its acclaimed expertise in the political and methodological aspects of Politics and International Studies, providing a foundation for RSIS's global security focus in your year two studies. Additionally, there will be opportunities to enhance your language skills, including the acquisition of Asian language competencies. Finally, of course, as a Double Masters programme graduate, you will benefit from gaining two Masters degrees from globally respected European and Asian universities.

You will read core subjects in such fields as International Relations, International Political Economy, and Strategic Studies. There will also be research methodology courses, as well as the opportunity to take electives and a focussed research project in relevant subject areas. Flexibility is in place to ensure that learning across years one and two at PAIS and RSIS proceeeds in a progressive and structured way. This course has the potential to lead into careers in the public sector, government ministries, education, the police or armed forces, banking, business, the media, and more.



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Designed to equip you with the skills to pursue a successful career in various sectors of the air transport industry including airlines, airport companies and authorities, civil aviation departments, air transport consultancies and aerospace companies. Read more

Designed to equip you with the skills to pursue a successful career in various sectors of the air transport industry including airlines, airport companies and authorities, civil aviation departments, air transport consultancies and aerospace companies.

This part-time flexible Executive course, available either at Cranfield or Singapore (via the Singapore Aviation Academy), covers a broad range of management strategic issues to enable you to advance your career in the air transport industry. Focus on subjects that match your individual interests and career aspirations, whilst you remain in employment.

Who is it for?

Created to meet the demand for more flexible executive teaching in air transport management, this course is suitable for those who require a broad knowledge of air transport management strategic issues whilst remaining in full-time employment. It combines compulsory air transport core learning with an increased focus on leadership and personal development including managerial, interpersonal, financial and analytical skills. Accelerate your career development by focusing on subjects that match your individual interests and career aspirations.

We also deliver this course via the Singapore Aviation Academy. Important: to study in Singapore visit the Singapore Aviation Academy website and apply using their application process.

Why this course?

The MSc Air Transport Management has been established since 1964. The course has an outstanding global reputation with over 1,500 graduates to date. We recognise the challenges faced by our executive students and have reduced the required number of visits to Cranfield through the introduction of several distance learning modules which are indicated in the modules overview. This enables students from all over the world to complete this qualification whilst balancing work/life commitments.

We are very well located for students from all over the world and offers a range of library and support facilities to support your studies. This MSc programme benefits from students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds which significantly enhances the learning experience for both staff and students.

Informed by Industry

The course is directed by an industrial advisory committee comprising senior representatives from leading airlines and associated sectors. This group meets annually and ensures that the course content remains up-to-date and equips you with the skills and knowledge required by leading employers. Members of the committee also attend the group project presentations.

We regularly invite senior industry experts to present to our students. Previous speakers have included:

  • Alex Cruz, Chairman and CEO of British Airways
  • Julie White, VP Global Sales Planning and Distribution Strategy of Virgin Atlantic
  • Willie Walsh, CEO of International Airlines Groups
  • Stewart Wingate, CEO of Gatwick Airport
  • Brian Pearce, Chief Economist of the International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • Professor Rigas Doganis

Course details

The taught programme for the Air Transport Management masters starts in July and is comprised of ten modules (six compulsory and four optional). All the modules are completed over three one-week periods (two modules per week) so you are only expected to make three trips to Cranfield to complete the six compulsory modules in July, November and March. Some optional modules are available for distance learning.

Group project

Students are divided into groups and tasked with setting up an airline in any country of the group's choice. Students can also choose any type of airline business model. The groups present and defend their business plans to a board of senior industry executives as well as to teaching staff. Each group must also submit a detailed report which will be assessed.

The group project is undertaken in the second year, and is held in July for two weeks. The aim is to provide a simulated industrial environment where knowledge and skills gained from the taught component can be applied to solving an air transport management problem.

Individual project

The individual research project is undertaken during year three of your studies. It provides an opportunity to study a problem in detail, and sponsoring organisations may collaborate in the choice of a suitable subject. This allows you to demonstrate the application of your learning to real-life problems.

Assessment

Taught Module 45%, Group project 15%, Individual research project 40%

Your career

Successful completion of this course will gain you an internationally recognised qualification which benefits from the Cranfield reputation and can take you onto new levels of your career anywhere in the world. We provide access to our exclusive LinkedIn Cranfield University - Air Transport Group, which offers unrivalled networking and job opportunities.

This qualification facilitates accelerated career development for many of our graduates. One former graduate began his studies as an Operations Manager and was promoted three times during his study – he is now the Deputy CEO and credits the course for enabling his progression by allowing him to take a broader view of his organisation than his original role.  

Other roles our former graduates have gone on to occupy include:

  • Financial Controller at Rolls-Royce plc
  • Head of Market Intelligence at Cargolux


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Birmingham Business School has been delivering management education in Singapore since 1994, when its MBA programme was originally launched. Read more

Birmingham Business School has been delivering management education in Singapore since 1994, when its MBA programme was originally launched. The MSc Management (with Specialist Pathways) extends these activities in Singapore and is delivered in conjunction with our partners, the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM).

We use fundamentally the same syllabus as taught on the Management MSc programme in the UK and the same team of Business School academic staff travels to Singapore in order to deliver all of the modules. 

For graduates wishing to develop a career in international business, a wide range of opportunities exists. The programme draws on the talents of internationally respected scholars and highly respected teachers whose expertise covers globalisation, the international aspects of strategic management, accounting and finance, corporate governance, e-commerce, global talent management, marketing, organisation of multinational corporations, operations and procurement and cross cultural communication. 

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Course details

Business today is global and no company can be confident of surviving unless it appreciates this fact and understands its implications.

Multinational corporations are very short of managers from countries other than their domestic base, who have the understanding to operate comfortably in different countries.

Small and medium-sized firms with strong niche positions are also increasingly looking for talented and well-trained staff to help them undertake international expansion. In major emerging economies such as Brazil, China and India, successful domestic firms are poised to become multinational through expanding overseas. They too welcome graduates with the appropriate knowledge about doing business internationally.

For non business graduates please also see our MSc International Business programme.

Pathways

  • MSc Management
  • MSc Management: Strategy
  • MSc Management: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • MSc Management: Organisational Leadership and Change

Learning and teaching

The programme is structured into three components; six core foundation subjects (60 credits), one of four specialist pathways (60 credits), and a dissertation (60 credits). The MSc Management programme is assessed by individual coursework, group coursework, and examinations.

Coursework can take the form of short essays, extended essays, reports and presentations, through which students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding.

Taught modules contribute two thirds of the overall degree (120 credits). The final assessment is the 60 credit dissertation (10,000 – 12,000 words), where students conduct their own research aligned to their pathway under the guidance of a supervisor.

Employability

The Business School enjoys active and close links with industry and the financial community. Many of our programmes have input from organisations such as GE, Biersdorf and Accenture. 

Careers in Business is a dedicated service for postgraduate Business School students. Staff will offer support to you, specifically in terms of career guidance and reviewing your CV. There is also day long career event as part of the programme with one to one mentoring available after that.

A selection of organisations which have employed alumni of the Management MSc includes:

  • Kia Motors Europe
  • United Bank of Switzerland
  • Barclays Bank plc
  • Accenture
  • Jaguar Landrover
  • Grant Thornton
  • Capgemini
  • Deutsche Bank

Careers and Development

Graduates may find themselves taking a major step towards developing an international or strategic focus within their careers. While some will accelerate their careers with existing employers, others can create potential for change. Major directions include jobs in business analysis and development, banking, management and strategy consulting, corporate finance and investment, human resource management and marketing.

Alumni can access career support and take advantage of a range of networking and development opportunities. Postgraduate alumni can also access a bespoke service from the Careers in Business service.

SIM – Liaison with Employers

There are also career development opportunities At SIM. Singapore Institute of Management has a reputation for curriculum design which is relevant to industry manpower needs. “Learn today, apply tomorrow” is the philosophy. To achieve this, SIMUniversity forges linkages and partnerships with established organisations. This, in conjunction with your degree from the University of Birmingham, represents a powerful and valuable combination.

Alumni Services

A package of benefits including social, leisure and sports discounts and continuous professional development opportunities is available to all Birmingham Business School Alumni.

To access the benefits, log into your alumni community. If you have not yet set up an account on your.bham, you can do so by registering on the site.



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This innovative programme, taught in Singapore, is designed by Cardiff University in partnership with the Institute for Adult Learning, Singapore and is aimed at practitioners, policy makers and researchers in the East Asian region. Read more
This innovative programme, taught in Singapore, is designed by Cardiff University in partnership with the Institute for Adult Learning, Singapore and is aimed at practitioners, policy makers and researchers in the East Asian region.

In a period of global economic transformation, technological innovation and market uncertainty, the need for innovative approaches to skills and workforce development has never been greater. Established ideas and models have been called into question as developed and developing economies look for new policies to enhance the performance of national economies and improve the well-being of individuals.

In recognising these fundamental challenges, our MSc in Skills and Workforce Development aims to develop expertise and enhance professional capacity in the field of employment, skills and workforce development in a changing global context. We seek to provide you with the knowledge and analytical tools to develop and assess alternative policy interventions, identify and seek solutions to challenges in workforce development, and undertake effective research in the field.

Distinctive features

Taught by leading international experts, this part-time programme will equip you with the latest ideas and analysis in the field of skills, workforce development and employment.

By bringing together different disciplines and comparative policy debates, we offer you the opportunity to examine the latest theories and research evidence and consequently apply them to national, sectoral and workplace settings.

Other distinctive features include:

• Part-time structure designed to fit around your professional commitments
• Modules delivered by Cardiff University faculty in Singapore
• Interactive modules taught by international experts in the field of skills, workforce development and employment supported by cutting-edge research
• A combination of learning opportunities including lectures, seminars and workshops, group work and presentations, guest speakers and networking events
• A global network of students and researchers.

Structure

This part-time course is designed to be completed over two years with a combination of five-day evening and weekend learning events in Singapore and online interactive learning.

It is organised around a sequence of four compulsory 30-credit modules, and one 60-credit supervised dissertation on a related topic of your choice.

Core modules:

Skills and Performance in the Workplace
Globalisation and the future of work
Workforce Development Policy and Competitiveness
Research Methods and Techniques in Context
Dissertation

Assessment

Modules are assessed by a combination of essays, reports, reviews and presentations. 

Career Prospects

This course was designed by Cardiff University in partnership with the Institute for Adult Learning, Singapore and aims to build the next generation of senior policy makers, divisional directors, researchers and other professionals required to respond to fundamental policy challenges in this field.

You will explore pressing contemporary issues such as sustainable economic development, the future of work, inequality and social inclusion, as well as gaining essential knowledge and analytical skills for tackling challenges in the workplace, accessing future opportunities or pursing a doctoral qualification.

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Global Innovation Design (GID) is a joint Master's programme between the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. It is a unique, transnational Master’s design initiative that brings together three major centres of design, culture, enterprise and industry. Read more

Global Innovation Design (GID) is a joint Master's programme between the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. It is a unique, transnational Master’s design initiative that brings together three major centres of design, culture, enterprise and industry: Europe, North America and Asia. 

GID is a multidisciplinary, multicultural and multinational design programme awarding both an MA from the Royal College of Art and an MSc from Imperial College London to graduates. GID offers an engaging global curriculum and provides powerful cultural experiences crafted to nurture innovators and designers who are prepared to take on the changing needs of enterprise in the twenty-first century. 

GID international partners include Pratt Institute (New York), Keio University (Tokyo), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and Tsinghua University (Beijing). Each of these distinctive institutions brings unique expertise and complementary approaches to design, engineering, business and cultural sensitivity, within the context of internationally oriented design innovation. 

The GID vision is to foster a transformative postgraduate experience that is unparalleled in the world, one that cultivates internationally oriented innovation and design leaders who can tackle complex problems and deliver positive social, environmental, economic and cultural change.

The GID ethos is to cultivate activated people, designers and leaders who are capable of making change in the world. Designers on the Global Innovation Design Master's programme will be expected to generate creative directions that other designers and innovators will follow.

The programme is full time and runs over a period of two calendar years. GID Master's candidates on the joint RCA/Imperial College programme begin their course in London for two terms developing their visions and a body of work which will be thematically and regionally developed throughout the next year and a half.

They have the opportunity to study on the New York/Tokyo route or the Beijing/Singapore route during their first and second years. They then return to London for the final two terms of their graduation year. Graduates from the programme are expected to be central to innovation leadership in the twenty-first century. 

Philosophically, GID challenges designers to ask who they are and what is most important to them; as authors of material culture they are asked what kind of world do they wish to create, and what contributions will they make. Global Innovation Designers create transformational culture. At the centre of the programme is the knowledge that transformational culture is engendered by objects and experiences that are the embodiment of the robustly beautiful and the exquisitely functional combined.

The GID Master's programme offers:

  • a double Master's: MA Royal College of Art and MSc Imperial College London – students are fully enrolled at both institutions
  • programme includes study at world renowned institutions: route one, Keio University in Tokyo and the Pratt Institute in New York, and route 2, Tsinghua University in Beijing and Nanyang Technical University in Singapore
  • the first two terms of the first year are in London, where designers participate in the GID London Core
  • a diverse and international mix of students
  • teaching staff who are highly experienced practitioners and work professionally in their field
  • potential enterprise and commercialisation support through the InnovationRCA incubator
  • leadership skills for design-related enterprises operating in international environments
  • high-level graduate destinations: RCA and Imperial alumni work in international corporations, global consultancies as well as new self-started commercial enterprises

London – Tokyo – New York

Study on the Tokyo/New York route route gives access to Keio University, well known for physical computing and social design interventions, as well as Pratt Institute, renowned for a tradition of excellence in industrial design. 

London – Beijing – Singapore

Study on the Beijing/Singapore route gives access to Tsinghua University, China's number one institution with world class design labs and studios, as well as Nanyang Technical University's School of Art, Design, and Media whose cutting edge programmes in new media and cultural and social design innovation situate it as a leader in emerging Asian and Global design.

At Tsinghua University, London-based students will benefit from studying at the top University in China, gaining first-hand experience of the culture of China and designing with both new and traditional materials in the context of emerging Asian design.

At Nanyang Technical University, London-based students will be exposed to a rich and varied Pan-Asian community. NTU offers world-class communication and video production instruction with cultural understanding at the core. NTU is expert in the practice of “value transmigration”, how to translate a culturally specific artefact into a viable product-service-system in a new cultural context.



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This course runs at the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS). This Singapore-based Masters course is designed to give you a head start in the tourism and hospitality sectors, which are part of one of the world’s largest industries. Read more
This course runs at the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS).

Course overview

This Singapore-based Masters course is designed to give you a head start in the tourism and hospitality sectors, which are part of one of the world’s largest industries. Our course blends a rigorous social science approach with the development of skills that are needed by, for example, restaurant entrepreneurs, resort coordinators and hotel managers.

We welcome applications from graduates of any discipline. You will study theoretical approaches through modules such as ‘Critical Tourism Theory and Methods’ and ‘International Tourism and Development’. There is a core module in ‘Hospitality Management Studies’ and an optional module with a focus on work-based learning. You will negotiate the final phase of the course with your tutors to reflect your personal interests and career aspirations.

The University of Sunderland is ranked within the top four in the UK for tourism, transport and travel, according to The Guardian University Guide 2015. Our active research interests include cultural geographies of tourism, tourism political economies, heritage management and events. Our research informs the content of our course and enhances your learning experience.

Course content

The course mixes taught elements with independent research. You can negotiate the topic of the project to fit both your personal interests and the supervisory expertise of Sunderland's tutors.

Modules on this course include:
-International Tourism and Development (30 Credits)
-Critical Tourism Theory and Methods (30 Credits)
-Hospitality Management Studies (30 Credits)
-Tourism and Hospitality Major Project (60 Credits)

Plus choose one optional module from the following list:
-Current Practices in Tourism, Hospitality and Events (30 Credits)
-Tourism Development Independent Study (30 Credits)
-Hospitality Work-Based Learning (30 Credits)

Teaching and assessment

We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, seminars, study visits and group work. These are supported by a range of guest speakers from diverse academic and industry backgrounds.

Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters course requires a higher level of independent working. Assessment methods include essays, exams, presentations, portfolios of evidence and a dissertation.

Facilities & location

This course is based at the Management and Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS).

Employment & careers

This Masters course equips you with the skills and knowledge to progress rapidly in tourism and hospitality management. Potential employers include:
-Hotel and resort management
-Attractions and museums
-Destination marketing agencies
-Tourism companies
-Restaurant and bar management
-Catering management

Another option is to set up your own tourism or hospitality business, drawing on the entrepreneurial resources that are available through our Careers & Employability Service. During the course you can choose to undertake a work-based learning module, which will further enhance your employability.

A Masters degree will also open up opportunities in academic roles or further study towards a PhD.

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This international pathway for the EdD programme is taught through a combination of intensive week-long courses in London and by distance learning. Read more
This international pathway for the EdD programme is taught through a combination of intensive week-long courses in London and by distance learning.

The programme is designed for an international body of practitioners in education, health and related fields who would like to extend their professional expertise and training and develop skills in research, evaluation and reflection on practice. It offers exciting opportunities for a cross-cultural and global examination of professionalism in education.

The programme is as rigorous as traditional PhD studies and will enable you to focus on research that relates to your own professional practice.

Programme of study and assessment
The programme consists of:
• three assessed taught courses, Foundations of Professionalism and Methods of Enquiry 1 and 2; each is examined by a 5,000-word assignment
• an institution-focused study (IFS) leading to a report of about 20,000 words, providing evidence of how the study has supported
your professional development and extended your understanding of your professional role
• a research-based thesis of approximately 45,000 words, which must make a distinct contribution to the knowledge of the field of study and afford evidence of originality and a capacity for autonomous research.

Your assignments, report and thesis should include an international, intercultural or comparative dimension. There is also an oral examination, which will test both your thesis and your conceptual understanding of the integration of all the elements of
the programme.

You will be attached to an academic department from the start of the programme. You will receive support and guidance from your supervisor in this department, whom you will meet once a term on your visit to London, and who will be in regular email contact with you when you are in your own country. The responsibility for your IFS and thesis may later transfer to a
different supervisor, depending on your particular research interests.

Length of programme and teaching and study arrangements
The programme is designed to be completed in four years of part-time study; the maximum period of registration is seven years. The entry date is October each year. It is taught through a combination of intensive one-week blocks in London with face-to-face tutorial support, and by email and online support when you are in your own country. We build in opportunities for you to keep in close touch with your fellow students.

Residential programme of events
During each of your one-week visits to London, you will take part in a programme that may include:
• sessions on academic writing
• training in qualitative and quantitative research methods
• sessions on using the library and online library resources for research
• research workshops
• opportunities to socialise with other IOE students and to take part in Doctoral School conferences.

While you are preparing for your IFS, you will receive support through a specialist course in international education.

Dual EdD award in partnership with the National Institute of Education (NIE) Singapore
The international EdD degree programme can also form part of a dual award offered by the IOE in partnership with the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NIE). Students applying for the dual award programme must meet the entry requirements and be accepted by both institutions. If you are accepted you will undertake the taught components and the IFS report through one of the partner institutions and then transfer to the other institution to complete your thesis. Dual award students will have full access to the facilities and resources of each institution and, on successful completion of all the requirements of the dual EdD, will be eligible for the award of a Doctor in Education degree from both partner institutions. For details, see http://www.ioe.ac.uk/study/RED9_EDUNIE.html

For more information about the EdD International and to apply, visit http://www.ioe.ac.uk/study/RED9_EDUINT.html

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