Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business Management


Business management is among the most popular fields of study at universities worldwide, particularly at graduate level. Business graduates are in high demand worldwide as business transaction activities covers almost every aspect of our modern human society and careers.  During your BA (Hons) Business Management course, you will learn how businesses are organised and run, providing you with the knowledge and confidence you need to advance in your chosen career.

In partnership with University of Suffolk Business School, the University has approved Hanbridge Institute’s Higher Diploma in Business Management for entry to the final year of the University’s BA (Hons) Business Management course to complete a degree. Students will undertake a comprehensive programme of study offering exposure to Eastern and Western business knowledge and skills.  Student may also choose to study the full 3-year University of Suffolk BA (Hons) Business Management course at Hanbridge Institute.  

Class Duration:

Full-time: 12 months per year (36 months);
Part-time: 12 Months per year (36 months)

Class hours:

*Excluding Public Holidays
Full-time: Monday to Friday (9 am to 12 noon,1 pm to 4 pm, 4 pm to 7 pm) ;
Part-time: 3 weekday nights (7 pm to 10 pm) and 1 weekend day (9 am to 4 pm)

Admission Requirements:

  • Minimum age: 18 at the point of application.
  • Mature applicants without the academic pre-requisite but with relevant working experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English Language Proficiency:

  • Minimum C6 in English Language at Singapore GCE‘O’ Level or equivalent
  • IELTS 6.0, a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic): CEFR B2Level
  • University of Suffolk Password Skills Test: 6.0 overall, and a minimum of 5.5 in each component

*Note: Non-native speakers of English will be given an English Proficiency test. Those who do not meet the required English standard will need to enroll for Hanbridge Institute’s Certificate in Standard English Course. Applicants whose English language level does not meet the minimum requirement can sit for an English Proficiency assessment to determine their English Language proficiency level.

Entry into Year 1

Academic Requirements

  • Equivalence of Year 12 from the respective home country of the international applicants
  • Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ level Examination in the English medium
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma awarded by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO)
  • Polytechnic Diploma Holder in any field of study from a local polytechnic in Singapore
  • Diploma in any field of study from a recognised institute
  • Hanbridge Institute Diploma in Business Management

Entry into Year 3 (Level 6) (Top-up)

Academic Requirements

  • Hanbridge Institute Higher Diploma in Business Management
  • Pearson BTEC HND Level 5 Business
  • Diploma / Advanced Diploma in business from a recognised institute of higher learning (with entry requirements of A levels and above)
  • All the above is also subjected to the University of Suffolk, UK’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.

Note*: Students are required to do bridging modules should the qualifications be deemed not sufficient to progress to Level 6.

Graduation Requirements:

For graduation and classification of award, please refer to Framework and Regulations for Undergraduate Awards ( for more details.

About University of Suffolk Business School

The Suffolk Business School is a new and innovative community impact Business School. Based at the heart of one of the UK’s fastest city economies in Ipswich we are committed to developing the talent and entrepreneurial effectiveness of all learners across the University of Suffolk.  At the heart of the Suffolk Business School is the Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC), a dedicated space to bring together students, academics and businesses to drive forward change and innovation. Our connections with the world of business provides real, exciting and challenging learning opportunities for our students - developing their talent and supporting the business community to grow and innovate. Students enrolled within the Suffolk Business School benefit from a personalised learning experience which is designed to make you ‘career ready’. Our courses prepare you for the future you want. We nurture and demand the skills and capabilities that will build your confidence and will help you to navigate an ever-changing world of work.

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Course Structure and Synopsis

The course is designed to maximise students’ exposure to the real business world. Our excellent industry connections allow our students to have the opportunity to experience a range of additional workshops, and industry trips and visit. Students will have opportunities to participate in regional business and entrepreneurship competitions and visit local organisations. You will regularly hear from guest speakers who offer their insight and experience to add value to your classes. We also make use of these connections to help in assessments and you will work on live case studies and projects throughout your study.

All students who attend the BA (Hons) Business Management in Singapore are students of the University of Suffolk, UK and will be accorded the same status as students who study at the UK campus. Upon graduation they will become alumni of the University of Suffolk.  All certificates of awards and transcripts are issued by the University of Suffolk and are recognised globally.

Course Fees

Please see here for fees for the 2024 intake.