Awarded by the University of Chester (UK)

part time or full time

Specialisms Available:

  • International Business
  • Project Management
  • Service Management
  • International Marketing
University of Chester

From its roots in the North West of England, as the country’s first purpose-built provider of higher education for teachers, the University of Chester now offers a comprehensive range of foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as undertaking world class academic research.

Now with a diverse student body of more than 18,000, drawn from every continent, the University is committed to developing curriculum with a wide range of educational providers both within the UK and overseas.

The institution is currently based across six sites, with specialist facilities – the Parkgate Road Campus, Kingsway Buildings, Riverside Campus and new Queen’s Park Campus (home to the Chester Business School), all in Chester, as well as the Warrington Campus, and the new multi-million pound Thornton Science Park in Ellesmere Port which is dedicated to Science, Engineering and business engagement. These are complemented by a number of partner institutions.

For updated and accurate information of the University of Chester, please visit their website at

Programme Introduction

Do you aspire to be a part of a network of established professionals and at the same time, garner a holistic perspective of the dynamic business sector? The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is distinctively designed to equip students with a proficient level of business management skills, knowledge, insights and critical thinking abilities. In addition, this course is particularly tailored for management graduates or executives of any field holding a senior position.

Conducted at DIMENSIONS International College, this programme requires students to complete 8 modules inclusive of 7 core modules and an elective module, enabling students to develop their knowledge and skills in the areas of leadership, marketing, finance, human resource management, business strategy, research methodology and so forth. This MBA programme also offers several specialist pathways for students wishing to customise their own MBA with a choice specialism to match their career goals, and these include: International Business, Project Management, Service Management and International Marketing.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded the Master of Business Administration by the University of Chester, UK. This qualification opens new avenues to senior management positions ranging from marketing manager, sales manager to human resource specialist. On the other hand, graduates may kick-start their own businesses and consider entrepreneurship as yet another prospective career alternative.

DIMENSIONS International College is an approved academic partner of University of Chester for the above programme.


  • Develop and demonstrate an insight into the complexities of business and management and the potential value of theoretical frameworks.
  • Increase self-awareness & self-confidence by developing requisite personal skills enabling them to work effectively with other people in a variety of contexts.
  • Develop the abilities to recognise, understand and cope with conflict, complexity & change.
  • Examine the significance of both global & national markets & be able to apply this knowledge in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate an insight into strategy at a global & national level. Develop abilities to formulate, implement, monitor & evaluate policy & strategy within an ethical framework

Designed for

  • Fresh university graduates who intend to acquire higher level of management knowledge and skills for study and career advancement; or
  • Candidates with working experience who intend to differentiate themselves in the commercial world by acquiring a higher degree.
  • Candidates holding senior position in a corporate aspire to upgrade their management skills and knowledge for their career need.
Course Structure

Course Structure

This course consists of 8 modules.

  • Leadership in Action
  • Marketing Across Boundaries
  • Finance for Managers
  • Leading and Managing Ethically
  • Strategic Management
  • Preparing for Research Consultancy #
  • Management Research in Action #
  • Elective Module (Choose ONE):
    • International Business
    • Managing Excellence in Processes and Projects
    • Strategic Service Management
    • International Marketing Strategy
    • Creative Thinking and Problem Solving for Managers

Course Outline

  • Outline for Leadership in Action
  • Outline for Marketing Across Boundaries
  • Outline for Finance for Managers
  • Outline for Leading and Managing Ethically
  • Outline for Strategic Management
  • Outline for Preparing for Research Consultancy#
  • Outline for Management Research in Action#
  • Outline for Elective Module (Choose ONE):
    • Outline for International Business
    • Outline for Managing Excellence in Processes and Projects
    • Outline for Strategic Service Management
    • Outline for International Marketing Strategy
    • Outline for Creative Thinking and Problem Solving for Managers

Choice of Specialisms
Where a student is registered to a specialist pathway, the following criteria will need to be addressed:

  • Specialisms (International Business/ Project Management/ Service Management/ International Marketing) will need to be decided at the commencement of the programme.
  • #The research topics that students undertake for Preparing for Research Consultancy and Management Research in Action must be aligned with the chosen specialism.

The chosen specialist pathway will be reflected on the transcript (if applicable). All specialist modules will still lead to the award of a general MBA qualification if the above caveats have not been met.

Scope of Study

Theories, case analysis and practices in the area of business administration and management

Delivery Mode

Classroom lectures and tutorials; case studies, group-based discussion, coursework, project and research activities.

Commencement Date/Intakes

This course is not available to new students for enrolment.

Course Fees

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1. Application Fee (Non – refundable)



2. Tuition Fee



3. Registration Fee for Overseas University



4. Administrative Fee



5. Examination Fee



6. Course Material



7% GST






Miscellaneous Fees:

1. Additional Book Fee Per Book



2. Appeal for Result Fee Per Module



3. Academic Status Certification Fee Per Certification Letter



4. Late Payment Fee



5. Documents Courier Services Fee Per Delivery



6. Re-enrolment Fee



7. Course Deferment Fee



8. Graduation Ceremony Fee


Subject to University / DIMENSIONS’ prevailing charges

9. Re-assessment Fee Per Module



Note 1: All miscellaneous fees are inclusive of 7% GST.
Note 2: Total course fees paid (except application fee and GST) by students are protected under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS).
Note 3: All students must sign the Advisory Note to Student before signing the Standard PEI-Student Contract.
Note 4: The Standard PEI-Student Contract must be signed by the student prior to making course fees payments to DIMENSIONS.
Note 5: The course fees shown above are effective from 1st June 2017. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make necessary amendments to the course fees without prior notice.

Payment Mode

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For further details, please contact your Admissions Officer at 6334 0600.


The course duration is 15 months Institutional Training.

Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 36 months, subject to approval from the University of Chester, UK.

Maximum Candidature Period

Student is not allowed to retake the course and/or request for a refund in the event if he/she fails to complete the programme within the maximum candidature period.

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway

For career pathway, students can look forward to employment opportunities in these areas:

  • General Business Administration and Management
  • Marketing, Finance and Human Resource Management
  • Logistic and Operation
  • International Business & Trade
  • Business Consulting and Coaching
  • Corporate Training

For study advancement, students may consider progressing to a Doctoral degree of relevant discipline in any Universities subject to their acceptance.


  • Graduates progression pathway is subject to the respective Institutions’/Universities’ entry requirements at the point of application.
  • Foreigner’s application for jobs in Singapore is subject to the approval from the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore (MOM). DIMENSIONS DOES NOT GUARANTEE any success rate of approval.
Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Academic Level: An honour degree or professional qualification from recognised institution or equivalent qualification plus two years working at supervisory level. Applicants with less or without working experience may be considered under exceptional circumstances. Mature candidates without degree qualification but with significant management experience may be considered on a case-to-case basis.

English Proficiency: At least IELTS 6.5 or CAE Level 6 or pass the English Proficiency Test at equivalent level conducted by DIMENSIONS or first degree completed in English or a “Pass” with at least “C” grade for English Language at GCE O-Level or its equivalent.

Assessment & Awards

Class Periods


Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 11.30am and/or 12.15pm - 3.15pm and/or 3.30pm - 6.30pm

3 hours per session. All specific programme schedules will be reflected in the timetable.


Weekday (Monday to Friday)
Sessions will be conducted from 7.00pm to 10.00pm


Weekend (Saturday and/or Sunday)
Sessions will be conducted within 9.00am to 6.00pm

3 hours per session. All specific programme schedules will be reflected in the timetable.

Examination Period

Examinations in course and / or at the end of each semester

Assessment Methods

Combination of coursework and research project report

Assessment Grading Criteria

100% Coursework with exception of the following module:

  • Management Research in Action: 100% Research Project Report

Grading Criteria

The grading criteria is based on the University’s Generic Marking Criteria in 10 classifications to evaluate a student’s Knowledge and Understanding, Intellectual / Cognitive Skills, Practical Skills and Transferable / Key Skills in term of percentage.

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 3 months after the final assessment.

Qualification Award

Master of Business Administration awarded by the University of Chester, UK

Graduation Requirements

A “Pass” in all assessments of all modules

Teacher – Student Ratio

Average teacher-student ratio is 1:35
Note: The number of students in the classroom is subject to the maximum seating capacity.

Note 1: International Student must achieve at least 90% attendance rate (ICA Requirement).
Note 2: International Student must not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason (ICA Requirement).
Note 3: Students who do not require ICA’s student’s pass must achieve at least 80% attendance rate.Our College only accept medical certificates as proof for absenteeism. Any other documents should only be accepted on a case-by-case basis with full justification and be acceptable by ICA.
Note 4: In the first week of studies, an induction session will be conducted. The students will be briefed by the Academic Staff on full details of the course including scheme of work, timetable, assessments and grading, assessment and exam dates and venue and many other academic matters.
Note 5: DIMENSIONS has the right to cancel a class/an intake if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 10 for any programme per class. Students may enroll into a later intake, if any, or withdraw from course. (For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy).
Note 6: Students (both international and local) must achieve an attendance rate of 80% and above in order to qualify for examinations.
Note 7: Our courses will be conducted at one of the above registered premises of DIMENSIONS International College.