1 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Management Part-time Helyn Kng Zhiwei Student Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Management The University of Manchester, UK The programme is developed and awarded by The University of Manchester, UK.
2 I learnt the importance of networking and taking initiative. It has made me a more well-rounded individual. (2011) Tan Jun Yuan Graduate, Class of 2010 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Management The University of Manchester, UK CONTENTS Welcome Message 01 The University of Manchester 02 Singapore Institute of Management (SIM Group) 03 Programme Structure 04 Eligibility 05 Unit Outlines 06 Application & Admission 08 VIBES Why Study at SIM Global Education 10
3 WELCOME MESSAGE Dr Laura Haar Lecturer in International Business, Programme Director for the BSc (Hons) in Management, Singapore Manchester Business School Undertaking the career decision to study for an undergraduate degree may be one of the most important steps of your life. Where you study and what you study will impact upon the likelihood of success and reward in your chosen profession. For these reasons, the decision to invest in a degree from Manchester Business School is a good choice because our degrees are world renowned for their quality of learning experience and their relevance to the contemporary business environment. Our graduates enjoy positions with some of the world s leading banks, insurance companies, trading houses, and other public and private institutions. Reflecting the academic rigour of the BSc (Hons) degree in Management offered by Manchester Business School in Singapore, all lectures are delivered in person by full-time members of staff who are based in the UK. Similarly, academic performance, including exams, course work and thesis, are assessed by Manchester Business School members of academic staff. It is an intensive BSc (Hons) degree programme which will stretch and grow your abilities, and prepare you for the professional challenges which lie ahead. OVERVIEW The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Management combines relevance to the world of work with high academic standards supported by extensive reference to the research undertaken at The University of Manchester. This enables the university to cover virtually all aspects of management in teaching and research, providing an unrivalled range and depth of study. In addition to teaching the how of management, this programme expects students to consider the why issues. Students are expected to be curious, to ask challenging questions, to think about what they are studying, and to be able to explain the reasons behind their arguments. Since its inception in 1964, the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Management has been a market leader and many of its graduates now hold very senior positions in industry, commerce and other professions, as well as in the public sector. The Singapore Programme is delivered by Manchester-based members of academic staff to ensure standards are maintained. The programme also offers students in Singapore the opportunity to study their final year in Manchester. Who Should Apply The programme in Singapore is intended primarily for students who have completed a business-related Diploma and wish to upgrade their qualifications to honours degree level. It enables such graduates to enhance significantly their management knowledge and, by doing so, they would be in a position to improve their own careers in Singapore. Diploma holders from non-business streams who aspire to management positions would also find the programme relevant. The knowledge they gain will make them more versatile and improve their career prospects. These students will undergo a preparatory course before joining the programme. 1
4 THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER With a distinguished history of academic achievement and an ambitious agenda for the future, The University of Manchester offers you a superb learning experience, rooted in a rich heritage and boosted by cutting-edge research and innovation. Part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, Manchester has much to offer you. The University is highly respected among academic and business communities a respect that its graduates also enjoy. Innovative Our tradition of success in learning and research stretches back over 180 years, encompassing the birth of the modern computer, the splitting of the atom and the founding principles of modern economics. Many more world-changing innovations have their roots here, at The University of Manchester. Rated third in the UK in terms of research power in the last Research Assessment Exercise, we enjoy a global reputation for our pioneering research, which enhances our problem-based approach to undergraduate learning. Internationally renowned Since 2005, the University has risen from 53rd to 38th in the world and ninth in Europe in the influential Academic Ranking of World Universities Survey conducted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University confirming us as a progressive and world-class teaching and research institution. Ambitious Our mission is to become one of the top 25 universities in the world by 2020 and the preferred destination for the best students, teachers and researchers. It s a goal that we re well on the way to achieving, backed by a multi-million pound investment programme in facilities, staff and buildings. Distinguished More than 5,500 academic and research staff many leaders in their fields, with international reputations provide stimulating learning environments and excellent standards of teaching. As a Manchester graduate, you will join a prestigious hall of fame, including 25 Nobel Prize winners among our current and former staff and students. We have more Nobel Prize winners on our current staff than any other UK university. Sought after by employers Employers actively target University of Manchester graduates, giving you excellent job prospects. Our worldwide community of 240,000 graduates can be found in top positions in a diverse range of fields, including former Secretary General of Amnesty International, Irene Khan; Sir Terry Leahy, former chief executive of Tesco; writer/ performer Meera Syal and author Louis de Bernieres. Full of opportunity Choose The University of Manchester and you will join one of the UK s most forward-thinking universities, which builds on its success year on year and invites you to do the same. For more information visit Manchester Business School Manchester Business School is one of the world s leading centres for business and management studies, ranked 4th in the UK and 11th in Europe (source: FT 2011). Part of The University of Manchester, we have over 1,600 undergraduate students and a teaching staff of 275 covering more than 40 different nationalities. You will be taught by leading specialists in their fields and receive comprehensive, up-to-date tuition highly regarded by employers. Our academics are passionate about what they teach and carry out ongoing research in their areas of expertise. Our fusion of first-class academia and applied learning is at the heart of Original Thinking Applied. We turn theory into practice, making sure that everything we do is relevant to business today. This means plenty of opportunities to put your knowledge and skills into practice throughout your course. For more information visit Facts and Figures Manchester Business School is accredited by all three major bodies - AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS Many of the graduates hold positions of seniority in business, academia, politics, industry and the media The University is ranked 5th in the UK and 38th in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities (2011) The University has the UK s largest alumni community and is in contact with more than 240,000 of its graduates across 200 countries The University is one of the country s major research Universities, rated 3rd in the UK in terms of research power 25 Nobel Prize winners amongst staff and students 2
5 SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (SIM GROUP) Our Vision To be the Centre of Leadership and Management Excellence; and the Embodiment of Lifelong Learning. Our Mission Spearhead management thought leadership Be the preferred strategic partner of corporations in maximising return on human capital Be the choice provider of continuing education to individuals Transform SIM into a regional brand Our Purpose To open doors in life through education opportunities To support SIM Group s social mission Our Core Values Trust and Respect for the Individual Teamwork Open and Timely Communication Performance Excellence Spirit of Innovative Adventure Our Culture An open culture where staff trust and respect each other; embrace change and seek ways to innovate; learn and work together as a team. Our Commitment To our Members We care for our members, recognise their importance, and strive to raise the prestige of their membership. To our Customers We value our customers and commit ourselves to actively improve our services and products. To our Employees We care for our people by creating a conducive work environment, helping them to balance family and work commitments, recognising their contributions, and developing them to their full potential. To our Community We honour our social obligations and pledge to be a good corporate citizen by always acting professionally and ethically in all matters. Our Quality Policy We are dedicated to continuously improve our services and to consistently exceed the expectations of our customers. The Singapore Institute of Management (SIM Group) is the leading provider of higher education and professional training in Singapore, reputed for its dedication to lifelong learning and high standards and quality. Founded in 1964 under the initiation of Economic Development Board to support Singapore s economic development, we are today a diverse and vibrant organisation with a wide range of programmes and services. We are also a membership-based organisation with more than 38,000 individual and corporate members. Our extensive range of membership programmes, activities and resources provide an important nexus for students and members to network and learn. The SIM Group offers its core services through three educational brands: SIM University (UniSIM) SIM University is the only university in Singapore dedicated to working adults, allowing them to pursue lifelong learning and higher education while balancing career, family and social responsibilities. It adopts a flexible and practice-focused learning approach and offers more than 50 academic programmes in various disciplines. It has an enrolment of more than 12,000 students. Eligible Singaporeans and Permanent Residents taking SIM University s undergraduate programmes enjoy a government subsidy of up to 55% of tuition fees. The SIM University Education Fund has been a Singapore Institution of a Public Character (IPC) since September SIM Global Education Students can choose from a wide range of high-quality overseas degree programmes made available through SIM s partnership with established international universities and institutions from the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and Switzerland. Most of the students are full-time students, but SIM Global Education also offers part-time programmes that cater to working adults. Offering over 50 academic programmes, its enrolment stands at 21,500, with about 2,500 foreign students. SIM Professional Development About 11,300 professionals benefit annually from the vast selection of short executive training programmes offered by SIM Professional Development. Its customised in-company training programmes help companies optimise effectiveness in various fields of management and human resource development. 3
6 PROGRAMME STRUCTURE The programme is based on The University of Manchester full-time BSc (Hons) degree. Students who have completed their relevant Polytechnic Diplomas (or equivalent) will be admitted into the Second Year of the three-year degree programme. As a result, only the units from the Second and Final Years of The University of Manchester degree programme are conducted in Singapore. Students will study a total of twelve units, 6 units in the Second Year and the remaining 6 in the Final Year. Each unit constitutes 20 credits. These units are essentially the same as those offered in The University of Manchester. The difference is that the emphasis and examples used are more relevant to the Asian economy and less Eurocentric than the units delivered at The University of Manchester. Each unit will comprise 50 contact hours. Lectures are 3 to 6 hours and tutorials are conducted at hours each. The normal duration of this part-time programme is 2 years and students are required to complete the programme up to maximum of 4 years. During this period, students have the option to complete their Final Year at The University of Manchester in the UK, based on merit of their Second Year results. Students who fail to complete the programme will not be entitled to any recourse or refund. Modes of Delivery Week 1 Intensive Lectures by Faculty (week nights and weekend) Week 2-5 Tutorials by Seminar Leader (2 week nights per week) Week 6 Revision and Exam on Saturday Week 7 Break and New Module Commencement on Saturday The units are delivered one at a time, over a period of 6 weeks. Attendance Requirements The University of Manchester mandates students to meet 80% attendance in order to sit for the examinations at the end of each unit. Students are not allowed to miss more than 9 hours of lessons (lectures and tutorials) for each unit. The intensive units are delivered by faculty from The University of Manchester, in Singapore. These faculty academics are supported by a team of locally appointed Seminar Leaders in the delivery of their respective units. Progression Criteria To progress onto the final year, students have to satisfy the following requirements: Obtain an average minimum of 40% for all Year 2 units. Obtain a minimum of 100 credits out of the 120 credits in Year 2 (5 out of 6 from Year 2 units). The compensatable fail mark of 30.0% % is only permitted in one unit (20 credits). Academic Writing Skills Students will be required to submit a compulsory assignment in Year 2 from September Assessment/Examination Each unit is assessed fully by a written examination at the end of each unit with the exception of 2 units that include coursework that constitutes to a certain percentage of the final assessment results. 4 The 2 units are namely: Quantitative Methods for Management International Competitiveness and Innovation Examinations are normally held in October, December, February, April and June. The assessment dates and components are subjected to changes by The University of Manchester. Award of Degree Written examinations are set and marked by The University of Manchester academics at the same level as the corresponding unit taught at The University of Manchester. The examination questions and marking are subjected to the same quality procedures including external examining. The results are determined by the same Examination Board for both the Singapore and the on-campus in the UK programmes. The same standards are applied to both programmes whether in the UK or offshore. The degree awarded to students in Singapore is equivalent to that awarded to students at The University of Manchester. The University of Manchester has rigorous quality assurance measures which are kept under continual review to ensure that teaching and learning processes remain at the highest standard. All programmes are externally validated by a range of funding and professional bodies from the UK Government and the Higher Education Funding Council. The degree programme offered in Singapore is subject to the same procedures, protocols and practices as The University of Manchester s degree programmes. Graduation The overall mark obtained is calculated based on 25% of Year 2 average marks and 75% of Year 3 average marks. The final degree of honors classification will be based on the following: 1st class - 70% and above 2nd upper - 60 to 69% 2nd lower - 50 to 59% 3rd class - 40 to 49% In addition to the above marks, students need to satisfy the following requirements to attain 1st and 2nd class honors: Obtain a minimum of 100 credits out of the 120 credits required for the final year. (5 out of 6 Year 3 subjects). For 3rd class honors degree, students need to satisfy the following requirements: Obtain a minimum of 80 credits out of the 120 credits required for the final year. (4 out of 6 Year 3 subjects) Job Prospect / Opportunity for Further Study after Graduation Employment opportunities exist in private and public sectors. The majority of our graduates work in the private sector engaging in administration, banking, sales and marketing, and other executive and managerial roles. Students may proceed to attain higher qualifications after completing the degree. The BSc in Management is the same as that in the UK, and graduates have the option to apply for the Master s degree in the home campus, subject to the entry requirements for the desired programme. Minimum Class Size The minimum number of students for class to commence is 50. In the event that the above minimum number is not met after the application period, the class will not commence. The student will be informed one month prior to class commencement.
7 ELIGIBILITY Admission Requirements Diploma in Management Studies, awarded by SIM Business-related Diploma from local Polytechnics, All other qualifications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Candidates must obtain an average of Grade B. Those with results close to Grade B average will be considered, subject to interview. Applicants with non-business related Diplomas can be admitted into the Bachelor s programme, subject to the approval of the Programme Director from The University of Manchester. Applicants are required to complete and pass a 3-month Preparatory Course in Business which is conducted from end May to August and November to February. English Proficiency Requirement A minimum of C6 pass in English as First Language at O Level; or TOEFL (IBT): total score of 90 (with at least a score of 22 per component); or IELTS 6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each band) Application There are two intakes per year, commencing in March and September. Application Open Date 1 July July January January 2013 Fees Intake 9th Intake (2013) For Non-business related Diploma 9th Intake (2013) For Business related Diploma 10th Intake (2013) For Non-business related Diploma 10th Intake (2013) For Business related Diploma Application Closing Date 1 October January March June 2013 Programme Programme Commencement End Date Date 5 November March May 2013 *The above dates are subjected to changes. 6 September February February August August 2015 Course Fee S$27,820 (Payable in 4 equal instalments Preparatory Course S$1,605 in Business Repeat Fee per unit S$2,354 Re-exam Fee per unit S$321 (if required) The above fees exclude textbooks. All fees quoted are inclusive of 7% GST. Fees are valid for the 2013 intakes. Study Loans Students may obtain study loans from these banks and institutions under a course financing scheme (subject to approval). All loan enquiries and applications are to be dealt with the banks and institutions directly. For more information, please call: Maybank Tel: Website: POSB Tel: Website: RHB Bank Berhad Tel: Website: Interest-Free Instalment Plans When you charge above S$500 to your Citibank or OCBC Visa/ MasterCard, you can enjoy interest-free instalments of six or 12-months. Terms and conditions apply. For more information, please call: Citibank Tel: Website: OCBC Tel: Website: SIM GE Scholarship New or existing students enrolling for Bachelor s degree programmes under SIM GE may apply for the SIM Global Education Scholarship. Awards are granted to students with exemplary academic results or achievements in sports and arts. The scholarships are tenable for the minimum period required to complete the full/remaining course of study, as stipulated by the programme. The award covers tuition fees, examination fees, a fixed book allowance and other compulsory fees. The scholarship does not cover repeat fees and there is no bond attached to the scholarship. 5
8 UNIT OUTLINES Preparatory Course in Business Marketing This unit aims to provide an overview of the concepts and techniques of the marketing process in today s dynamic environment and its interrelationship with other business functions. Both controllable and uncontrollable variables surrounding the execution of the marketing function and the use of the marketing mix successfully to reach each buyer are studied. This unit provides the foundation for more advanced marketing-oriented courses by covering a wide range of topics including consumer behaviour, market research, marketing process and global marketing. Economics At the core, this unit studies the economic problem of the scarcity of resources that is facing a person, a firm or a society. It assumes that rational people normally make choices to consume the scarce resources in terms of comparing marginal benefit and marginal cost. The contents of this unit can be divided into two parts, principles of microeconomics (economics and choice at individual level) and principles of macroeconomics (economics and choice at aggregate level). Accounting & Finance This unit deals primarily with the study of the two main branches of accounting which are financial accounting and management accounting as well as investment appraisal. The first part of the unit covers financial accounting. Topics include double entry book-keeping and the preparation of basic financial statements and financial analysis. The second part of the unit covers management accounting techniques for planning, control and decision-making and investment appraisal techniques. *The Preparatory Course only applies to non-business Diploma applicants. Subject Area Second Year Units Final Year Units Marketing Applied Marketing International Marketing Accounting & Finance International Business Economic & Technology Management Organisational Analysis Operations Management Business Finance / Financial Markets and Institutions International Business: The Global Environment Managerial Economics People, Management and Change Quantitative Methods for Management Advanced Corporate Finance / Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management International Business: Strategy, Structure and Business Functions International Competitiveness and Innovation International Human Resource Management Global Management, People and the Digital Divide Second Year Units APPLIED MARKETING The unit provides the opportunity to acquire an understanding of marketing planning and strategy and to investigate the application of the principles and practice of marketing in a rapidly developing environment. Attention is focused on a number of marketing issues and sectors of the economy, including: marketing planning and strategy; a broadened concept of marketing to include marketing ethics; services marketing and retailing. BUSINESS FINANCE/FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS The unit begins with an introduction to the role and structure of financial institutions. This is put in perspective with recent market developments and innovations. It is intended that students should have a comprehensive understanding of the financial system by the end of the unit. The second part introduces two major financial decisions: investment and financing decisions. Strong emphasis is placed on the understanding of the main financial instruments and the valuation of different financial assets by investors. This is again put in perspective with recent market developments and innovations. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS: THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT This unit contributes to the understanding of all kinds of transactions that take place across national borders. Crossborder transactions are distinctive because of differences in resource endowments, culture, language, currencies, laws, market regulations and infrastructure, which have given rise to the interdisciplinary study of international business. The main objective of this first of two International Business units is to explain how and why countries differ. This unit offers a thorough review of the economics and politics of international trade and investment and takes an evolutionary perspective, which is a relatively recent conceptual framework. The analysis and discussions are mainly based on the experience of the last four decades and encourage students to investigate, analyse and synthesise data and specific constructs in the context of the international economy. MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS The objective of the unit is to provide a rigorous treatment of those aspects of economic theory and practice which help to explain and/or solve certain business problems. The unit concentrates on a set of microeconomic topics that are particularly relevant to strategic decision-making including the objectives and decision making procedures of firms; market and demand analysis; supply factors in the operations of the firm; pricing strategies; corporate growth and development. 6
9 UNIT OUTLINES PEOPLE, MANAGEMENT AND CHANGE This unit takes as its focus the involvement of people in the process of management and change. By exploring the human dimension of the organisation of work it aims to familiarise students with theories of organisation and change that are of relevance for understanding, analysing and implementing change; situate change processes in their historical and cultural contexts by introducing comparative studies of the management of change; and encourage a critical appreciation of the role of management in organisations. QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR MANAGEMENT This unit aims to provide students with a working background in probability theory, descriptive analysis and statistical inference. It will also help to develop skills in the use of mainstream statistical software. Students will be able to identify and manipulate probability distributions for use in relevant management situations. It will enable students to perform effective descriptive statistical analysis as well as statistical inference for a variety of mainstream applications, and to obtain a proficiency in the use of popular statistical packages. Final Year Units ADVANCED CORPORATE FINANCE / INVESTMENT ANALYSIS AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT The unit examines investment decisions, risk, return and diversification, asset pricing models, anomalies of market efficiency, capital structure and cost capital, dividend policy and takeovers. This unit also covers the fundamentals of investment analysis and strategies, and introduces the recent developments in theory and practice in financial market place. This part covers securities analysis; management and strategies of fixed income securities and portfolio performance evaluation. GLOBAL MANAGEMENT, PEOPLE AND THE DIGITAL DIVIDE The aim of this unit is to examine the business Implications of the growth of access to computers and the Internet, along with the political, social and ethical issues. The unit will examine theoretical foundations, transition and governance issues, diversity and access issues, and contemporary cases on this topic. Political and social issues include the ethics and societal ramifications. Students will be able to understand the problems associated with the digital divide, describe the economics and identify risks of the digital divide, evaluate appropriate governance models, critically evaluate the implications of the digital divide on individuals, countries and society. As well as have familiarity with the techniques and tools that have been developed to address this phenomenon and the specificity and complexity of technological inequality. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS: STRATEGY, STRUCTURE AND BUSINESS FUNCTIONS The final year International Business starts with an introduction of the role and functions of the foreign exchange market and the global monetary system. It moves on to examine the various strategies and structures adopted by international businesses today. Other specific topics will include modes of foreign market entry, export/import transactions and countertrade. In addition, the unit focuses a great deal on the empirical aspects of international business, as it offers a large number of case studies and updated examples in order to illustrate how international managers operate. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS AND INNOVATION Innovation plays a vital role in the competitiveness of firms and national economies. This unit presents a wide range of material on this theme, which includes: how firms manage their innovations for competitive advantage; how innovation contributes to economic growth of nations; intellectual property rights; the globalisation of the innovation process in international firms; government policies for the promotion and regulation of innovations. INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT The unit provides an analytical framework for the study of human resource management theories, policies and applications on an international scale. At the end of the unit, students should understand the role of employment in the organisation to develop comparative advantage within a global economy. The focus will be on the spread of HRM practice related to societal, historical and cultural factors; the implications of different HRM practices for competitiveness; the impact of globalisation; the complications of the development of multinationals for human resource management; and the problems of managing in a cross-cultural environment. INTERNATIONAL MARKETING The unit will provide an informed appreciation of international marketing management as an academic subject and as a management practice in the contemporary world. Students will gain insights into the developments of the international marketing environment with reference to: the ways in that international marketing differs from domestic marketing; the relevance of networking and relationship management and the topic of market entry and development. *The unit titles are subjected to changes. 7
10 APPLICATION & ADMISSION Application Fees and Payment An application fee is payable for each application form that is submitted. This fee (inclusive of 7% GST) is non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee will be refunded fully only if the intake does not commence. Application Fee S$85.60 Application fees can be paid at the Payment Counters located at Student Recruitment & Payment Office at SIM HQ or via cheques/bank drafts. Cheques/bank drafts should be crossed and made payable to Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd with your name, personal identification or passport number and programme title indicated on the back of the cheque. Post-dated cheques will not be accepted. Application Outcome All applicants will be informed of their application outcome in writing at least one month before course commencement. Verbal offers of admission will not be made nor accepted. The Admissions Committee selects students for admission into the programme based on individual merits. Possession of one or more of the qualifications listed does not guarantee automatic entry to the programme. How to Apply Application Forms To apply for SIM s academic programmes, please use the enclosed application form (if available) or download a copy of the application form from SIM GE s website, Supporting Documents By the application closing date, you must: 1. Have attained the minimum qualification required for the programme, and 2. Submit the following documents: Completed application form with passport-size photograph(s) Certified true copies of all qualifications and supporting documents, including result transcripts. Please bring along the original documents for verification at SIM s Student Recruitment Centre, Level 2. Certified copy of identification One copy of NRIC for Singaporeans and Singapore PR; or Birth Certificate, Passport, and an appropriate Pass indicating the FIN number (if available) for international applicants. All applications must be addressed to: Admissions Department Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd SIM Headquarters 461 Clementi Road Singapore All documents (notarised and translated to English) submitted to SIM will NOT be returned. Photocopies of the documents (notarised and translated to English) are to be prepared before submission to SIM. SIM and our university partners reserve the right to withdraw an offer of admission and cancel the enrolment of any person where such an offer was made on the basis of incomplete or inaccurate information supplied by the applicant or a certifying authority. Acceptance To confirm the acceptance of offer, successful applicants will have to adhere to the following before the stipulated deadline: Submit a copy of the duly completed and signed Form 12 in accordance to the Private Education Act Submit a copy of duly completed and signed PEI-student contract Submit all other required documents to SIM Make payment to SIM Fee Payment Payment to Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd The modes of payment available are cash, cheque, Nets, cash card, Visa/MasterCard and/or Cashier/Money/Postal order. We accept up to four different modes of payment combination. All payments are to be in Singapore dollars. For cheque payment, the cheque must be crossed, and made payable to Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd. It should not be post-dated. For Nets payment, the daily limit is S$2,000 or S$3,000, depending on the bank and your personal limit. For credit card payment, the limit is subjected to your available balance at the point of payment. We accept Visa and MasterCard only. 8
11 Private Education Act Under the new Private Education Act, legislated in December 2009, a Council for Private Education (CPE) was set up to regulate the private education industry in Singapore. All Private Education Institutions (PEIs) are required to comply with the regulations under the Act in order to continue operations. Following are the requirements which Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd (SIM PL) has put in place:- PEI-Student Contract CPE, in aiming to enhance the confidence of students and their parents in the quality of education in Singapore, has stipulated that all PEIs must sign a PEI-Student Contract with students. The contract sets out the terms and conditions governing the relationship between the student and PEI. SIM PL will honour all terms and conditions in the contract and in all communication materials. Students may request for a copy of the PEI-Student Contract from SIM PL or view it on the CPE website (www.cpe.gov.sg). Cooling-Off Period There will be a cooling-off period of 7 working days after signing the PEI-Student Contract. Students have the right to cancel the contract within the 7 working days and be entitled to the Maximum Refund amount stipulated under Clause 2.4 of the PEI-Student Contract (less any course fees consumed by the Student if the withdrawal date is later than the course commencement date). After the cooling-off period, SIM PL s refund policy will apply. Fee Protection Scheme SIM PL adopts a Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) to protect the paid fees of both local and international students. The FPS serves to protect the student s fees in the event that the PEI is unable to continue operations due to insolvency, and/or regulatory closure. In addition, the FPS protects the student if the PEI fails to pay penalties or return fees to the student arising from judgments made against it by the Singapore courts. The FPS is compulsory for all students and is available in 2 forms, either Escrow or Insurance Protection Scheme. For more information, visit www1.simge.edu.sg/edutrust. SIM PL has appointed Lonpac Insurance Bhd as the FPS insurance provider. Under the FPS insurance scheme, students fees are insured by Lonpac Insurance Bhd. In case of events, as stated above, students will be able to claim their paid fees from Lonpac Insurance Bhd. SIM PL has also appointed Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) as the FPS escrow provider. Under the FPS escrow scheme, students will pay their fees directly to HSBC. HSBC will act as the custodian of students fees and will only disburse the fees to SIM PL on a fixed schedule. Again, in case of events as stated above, students will be able to retrieve their unconsumed fees from HSBC. Medical Insurance SIM PL has in place a group medical insurance scheme for all its students. This medical insurance scheme will have a minimum coverage as follows:- an annual coverage limit of S$20,000 per student, covers up to B2 ward in government and restructured hospitals and provides for 24 hours coverage in Singapore and overseas (if student is involved in SIM PL-related activities) throughout the course duration. For more information on medical insurance, visit www1.simge.edu.sg/medicalinsurance. Refund Policy Withdrawal and Change of Course Percentage of aggregate amount of the course fees and miscellaneous fees paid Receipt of original fully completed hardcopy Student Request Form with relevant supporting documentary proof 95% Refund ( Maximum Refund ) More than 14 days before the course commencement date 75% Refund Within 14 days before the course commencement date OR within 7 days after the course commencement date No refund More than 7 days after the course commencement date NOTES 1. Application fee for courses is non-refundable and non-transferable. 2. All requests for refunds arising from withdrawal and change of course must be accompanied with an original fully completed hardcopy Student Request Form (downloadable from the SIM GE website and the Students Portal) with relevant supporting documentary proof. 3. Refunds (if any) will be processed within 7 working days of receipt of the original fully completed hardcopy Student Request Form with relevant supporting documentary proof. Forms that are received after noon would be considered as submission on the next working day. 4. Approval for change of course will be granted on a case-by-case basis and subject to each individual meeting the course admission requirements. 5. Transferring to another institution is deemed as a withdrawal from SIM PL. 6. Course fee must be paid in full before the course commencement date. Confidentiality SIM PL is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of the student s personal information and undertakes not to divulge any of the student s personal information to any third party without the prior written consent of the student SUBJECT TO the obligation of SIM PL to disclose to any Singapore government authority any information relating to the student in compliance with the law and/or to the organisation conferring/awarding the qualification. More details of the FPS can also be found in the FPS Instruction Manual, available at 9
12 VIBES WHY STUDY AT SIM GLOBAL EDUCATION SIM Campus Development Master Plan (Artist Impression) The promise of a holistic learning experience that ensures success At SIM GE, we know that it takes more than good academic results to excel at the workplace. SIM GE helps you achieve your career aspirations by offering industry-relevant curricula coupled with a stimulating environment where you can upgrade your skills and knowledge while maintaining worklife balance. Our approach towards a career-enhancing learning experience is captured in Vibrancy of Student Life Brace yourself for a plethora of learning opportunities that will facilitate your pursuit of a satisfying career. Supporting our holistic offering of lifelong learning, SIM provides a vibrant hub for information and knowledge sharing, and building relationships crucial for success in today s highly interconnected global world. Tap into the rich resource pools offered by our membership and alumni activities and stay plugged into the latest industry trends through 12 special Interest Groups. So come along and connect with other like-minded professionals for sharing of best practices and experiences. With a community boasting more than 38,000 members, you can leverage our networks for greater success. SIM Members Hub, a 24/7 online resource portal, offers links to monthly career tips, questions answered by the Career Coach, résumé postings and more! Infrastructure + Technology When it comes to equipping you for success, SIM GE ensures that the student-centric campuses are outfitted with the latest in technology and facilities to enhance your learning experience. SIM campuses are enabled with high-speed wireless Internet access and the latest in technology connecting you to a wealth of information and online services. SIM HQ at Clementi The SIM Headquarters (SIM HQ) along Clementi Road is SIM s main and largest campus with a capacity for 12,000 students. To cater to our fast-growing student population, SIM has embarked on a Campus Development Master Plan to more than double our main campus at Clementi over two phases to be completed in Costing some $300 million, the expanded SIM campus will be a setting that engages the students through the third teacher the campus environment. Current facilities include over 130 lecture theatres, tutorial and seminar rooms, as well as computer laboratories, a multi-purpose hall seating 1,600, a student lounge, study spaces with open courtyard, a student hub with cyber stations and a management library. The main campus currently houses the Tay Eng Soon Library, Singapore s largest and most comprehensive management library. 10
13 SIM Management House Set in the tranquil residential estate of Namly Avenue, the SIM Management House has 20 lecture theatres and seminar rooms, computer laboratories, a members lounge and business centre that cater to membership activities, executive development courses and post-graduate degree programmes. It is also equipped with a management library containing one of the most complete collections of management-related publications in Singapore. Blend of Culture With a blend of 40 nationalities from across the globe, SIM GE s remarkable global mix of cultural diversities provides an excellent platform for cultural exchange and knowledge sharing. A diverse student population coupled with international faculty from across the world is your gateway to an education experience with a global mindset in the epicentre of buzzing Asia. Education Options Whether you are a CEO, frontline manager, executive, or a recent graduate, SIM GE offers over 50 full-time and part-time academic programmes through more than 10 partner universities at master s, bachelor s, graduate diploma and diploma levels. Explore areas such as applied science, arts, business, communication, design, finance, information technology, hospitality, management, nursing, social sciences and more. Stability A 48-year-old heritage over 115,000-strong alumni student enrolment of over 33,500 and more than 1,600 top-notch faculty, the SIM Group is the largest and most comprehensive private education and training solutions provider in Singapore. Backed by its rich history, strong reputation, global network with reputable universities, diversity of programmes, competent faculty and superb infrastructure, SIM GE is a leading Private Education Institution providing a wide range of high-quality overseas degree programmes through its partnerships with established international universities. The promise of ensures students well-being and a holistic education. Committed to the welfare of every student, SIM GE extends support to all its students, from financial assistance schemes to counselling services and structured processes for grievance resolution. SIM GE also provides a 24-hour medical insurance coverage for all its students both in Singapore, and overseas (if students are involved in SIM-related activities) throughout the course duration. Information on student support services is available at www1.simge.edu.sg/support 11
15 MAKING YOUR DECISION If you are considering a degree in management, and you meet our requirements, here are some reasons why you should consider the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Management awarded by The University of Manchester: MBS ALUMNI: JOINING A WORLDWIDE NETWORK Up-to-date degree programme providing practical relevance, intellectual challenge and high academic standards Teaching by faculty members of Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, based on their continuing high academic achievement and their prominent involvement in scholarly research and consultancy Local input provided by experienced seminar leaders Degree of the same standing and standard as that awarded for full-time study in UK Direct Honours in 2 years (intensive part-time) Option to study final year in Manchester Flexibility to study alongside work and personal commitments When undertaking a course at Manchester Business School, you join a network of current and former students, many of whom are at the top of their profession throughout the world. With over 40,000 alumni across 164 countries, the contacts you make prove invaluable, as does the continuing professional development on offer. Whatever qualification you study for at Manchester Business School, your connection with our alumni community begins as soon as you step through the door... and continues long after you leave. Our alumni online community site gives you access to our international network and for life. It is a catalyst for all our communications providing you with a contact directory and a continuously updated calendar of events. I like the fact that our lecturers are flown in from the UK and the syllabus is the same as the programme in UK. Also, it is very interesting and relevant to our present lives. (2009) Ashlyne Chen Graduate, Class of 2011 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Management The University of Manchester, UK We work closely with our international groups to ensure that wherever you are, you feel part of our alumni community. Alumni groups in China, Greece, India, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Middle East, Portugal, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, the USA, London and Manchester are particularly active. Our alumni have free access to a range of events including regular social and professional events, such as senior alumni speaker series. These events give you the opportunity to share the wisdom of industry experts and to network with professionals from other industries. 13
16 Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd 461 Clementi Road Singapore Tel: Fax: This brochure contains key information, accurate as at time of print on 6 September For the most updated and complete programme information, refer to our website at SIM and The University of Manchester reserve the right to change the information, including fees, herein at any time. Members of The SIM Group