Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Singapore

Introduction

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is the world’s most sought-after graduate management degree. The MBA equips students with fundamental business management knowledge across relevant fields like finance, accounting, and marketing while developing essential soft skills and leadership skills.

The global popularity of MBA courses, including Singapore, stems from the comprehensive skill set and professional networks students gain upon completing this master’s degree, providing lifelong career benefits.

Here at Hanbridge Institute’s School of Business, we offer accredited MBA courses in Singapore to take your professional career to the next level.

Course Overview

Dive into our MBA programme at Hanbridge Institute, crafted for those aiming to scale new heights in their careers.

Class Duration:

Full-time: 12 Months
Part-time: 12 Months

Class hours:

Morning session: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Afternoon session: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Mondays to Fridays (excluding Public Holidays)

Teacher-Student ratio:

Maximum 1:25

Admission Requirements:

  • Minimum age: 23 year old
  • Hold an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject with a 2:2 minimum classification or equivalent or;
  • Hold a professional qualification of graduate status or;
  • Possess a Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND) from the UK, or an equivalent qualification, at least 30 years of age and have a minimum of 8 years of working experience, which includes 3 years management experience or;
  • Is at least 30 years of age with a minimum of 8 years of working experience, which includes 5 years of significant management experience

English Language Proficiency:

  • GCE ‘O’ Level English Language or equivalent: Minimum C6
  • IELTS (Academic or UKVI): Overall 6.5, minimum of 5.5 in each component
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic): CEFR C1 Level
  • University of Suffolk Password Skills Test: Overall 6.5/7.0, 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 enrol 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.

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. Testament to this commitment, students can actively engage at the Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC), a central hub that unites students, academics and businesses to drive forward change and innovation.

Our connections with the world of business provide real, exciting and challenging learning opportunities for our students to further develop their talent and support the business community in their growth and innovation. Students enrolled in the Suffolk Business School benefit from a personalised learning experience designed to make you career-ready. Our MBA courses prepare you for the future you want. We nurture the skills and capabilities that will build your confidence and help you to navigate an ever-changing world of work.

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Course Structure and Synopsis

The MBA 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, industry trips and visits. Besides visiting local organisations, you will also have opportunities to participate in regional business and entrepreneurship competitions and visit local organisations. We will invite guest speakers to offer insights into their careers and the industry, adding value to your classes. We make use of these connections to not only help with our assessments, but also provide you with the chance to work on live case studies and projects throughout your study.

Modules

Managing Through Finance

This module provides an appreciation of a wide range of financial issues and the various ways they impact the business world. It also evaluates the nature of corporations and their governance from a financial perspective. This module focuses on the basic analysis of financial statements, financial tools and techniques before progressing to a more strategic perspective. It encourages students to see the financial implications of the decision-making process.

Project Management

This module equips participants with the analytical, practical, technical, and software skills necessary to manage business projects successfully. To this end, the module explores each stage of the project lifecycle model (initiation, planning, execution and closure) and examines the different skills required of the project manager at each stage.

Managing Strategic Change

This module aims to develop a critical understanding of organisational strategy and its application in different contexts, including commercial and not-for-profit organisations of various sizes. It adopts an interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving, drawing on skills developed in other modules. The content will cover contextual analysis, culture and stakeholder analysis, approaches to organisational change management, and methods of implementing and evaluating change interventions. The module encourages students to develop their own intellectual framework of values, attitudes and practice in relation to managing change.

Strategic Marketing

Marketing is fundamental to profitable business operations, achieved through strategic analysis, strategy formulation, strategic implementation and control. It is largely responsible for delivering core corporate objectives by offering value propositions to targeted customer segments, helping to sustain competitive advantage in the longer term. It is desirable for the contemporary MBA programme to contain a designated marketing module, which demonstrates a customer-facing approach, integrated across and throughout a business organisation. As a set of principles and practices, marketing also has relevance to the public and not-for-profit sectors.

Organisational Behaviour

This module introduces the study of organisations and their evolution. In particular, it focuses on people management, technology management, and responsibility management. By bringing these key components of organisation strategy together, this module reflects the reality of addressing the interests of multiple stakeholders simultaneously. Where appropriate, students are encouraged to reflect on the content of this module in their place of work.

Research Methods

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the wide variety of approaches and techniques of quantitative and qualitative research, and to equip students with the skills required to collect, collate, analyse, present and interpret data. It also aims to provide a firm foundation for the dissertation. The content will cover the context of qualitative research, data collection techniques, qualitative data analysis techniques, statistical analysis or relationships and trends, sampling, and exploratory and descriptive research.

Consultancy Management

This innovative module will encourage the application and development of skills and knowledge to real time business problems through problem-based learning. Students will develop their ability to acquire, analyse and evaluate information, and to look for feasible solutions to business problems.

Dissertation

The dissertation provides students with a chance to undertake a substantial piece of independent research in an area of particular interest, which allows them to demonstrate their understanding of research methods and their application. It also provides an opportunity for students to relate their learning in taught modules to the analysis of a problem relevant to Master of Business Administration. Upon the completion of this module, students will have designed an appropriate and feasible research plan, developed appropriate research instruments and written a dissertation of 15,000 words.

Exemptions to Modules

Candidates who possess relevant qualifications and work experience may be able to gain exemptions from MBA courses and modules, subject to Academic Board approval in accordance with the University of Suffolk’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy (RPL).

The final decision of exemptions is not appealable. However, we do allow appeals against RPL decisions on the basis of procedural irregularity or prejudice/bias. An exemption fees is payable upon applications. All students who attend the MBA programme in Singapore are students of the University of Suffolk, and will be accorded the same status as who study at the UK campus. Upon graduation, they will become an alumnus of the University of Suffolk. All certificates of awards and transcripts are issued by the University of Suffolk and are recognised globally.

Why Get a Master of Business Administration Degree in Singapore?

There are many reasons why you should consider a Master’s in Business Administration. Here are some advantages of pursuing an MBA in Singapore:

  • Gain a global perspective: Pursuing MBA courses give you exposure to global industries and markets, allowing you to expand their knowledge and gain new perspectives on the global economy.
  • Acquire transferable skills: MBA courses equip you with essential soft skills, such as communication, leadership, and management skills. These skills are transferable and applicable across all industries and fields of work, making you an asset to any organisation.
  • Increased employability: An MBA significantly boosts your job prospects. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) survey, 91% of corporate recruiters were learning towards hiring MBA graduates in 2021. This degree sets you apart, giving you a competitive edge in a crowded job market. 

At Hanbridge Institute, the MBA course is taught by the School of Business and is based on the rigorous curriculum from the University of Suffolk. Graduates can be assured of employability and career progression upon completion of the degree.

Apply for MBA Courses in Singapore Today

Enrol in our Master’s of Business Administration to gain a competitive edge in your career today. You can also consider our other courses, including Entrepreneurship coursesBusiness Management courses and more. If you have any questions about the course, or require any course recommendations, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Frequently Asked Questions About Master of Business Administration in Singapore

1. What types of MBA programmes are available in Singapore?

Singapore offers a diverse range of MBA programmes to cater to different needs and schedules, including full-time, part-time, executive, and specialised MBAs. Full-time and part-time programmes are ideal for those seeking a traditional or flexible academic schedule, respectively. Executive MBAs are tailored for experienced professionals looking to enhance their leadership skills without leaving their jobs. Specialised MBAs focus on specific sectors like finance, technology, or healthcare, offering targeted knowledge and skills.

2. Can I apply for a joint degree with an MBA in Singapore?

Yes, many institutions in Singapore offer joint degree programmes, allowing students to pursue a Master of Business Administration in conjunction with another graduate degree. These programmes are designed to provide a comprehensive educational experience, combining business management skills with expertise in another discipline, such as law, engineering, or public policy. Applicants should check with their chosen institution for available joint degree options and application requirements.

3. What are the admission requirements for MBA programmes?

Admission requirements for MBA programmes in Singapore typically include a bachelor's degree from a recognised institution, relevant work experience (the specific duration may vary by program), a competitive GMAT or GRE score, and proficiency in English (e.g., IELTS or TOEFL scores for non-native speakers). Some programmes may also require personal statements, letters of recommendation, and interviews as part of the application process.

4. What is the cost of pursuing an MBA in Singapore?

The cost of pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Singapore varies depending on the institution and the programme type. It can range from affordable to premium, with tuition fees generally covering course materials, student services, and administrative costs. Potential MBA students should consider additional expenses, such as accommodation, living expenses, and textbooks—this is especially crucial for international students. Many institutions offer scholarships, grants, and financial aid options to help offset the cost of the programme.

5. Can international students apply for an MBA in Singapore?

Absolutely, international students are welcome to apply for MBA programmes in Singapore. The country's multicultural environment and high-quality education system make it an attractive destination for students from around the world. International applicants will need to meet the same academic and language proficiency requirements as local students and may also need to apply for a student visa. Institutions often provide support services to assist international students with their applications and transition to life in Singapore.

Course Fees

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