MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)


Awarded by University of Strathclyde, UK

Part-time
Overview

Why Study Business Management at DIMENSIONS?

Our School of Higher Education has a dedicated campus housed at 277 River Valley Road, Singapore 238318. It is fully equipped with the necessary learning and teaching resources to ensure an enriching and rewarding experience at DIMENSIONS. Our Student Support Services staff will ensure a seamless operation, whilst you are concentrating on your studies at DIMENSIONS.

Our awards bespoke of our outstanding educational quality and services for our Business, Management and other programs, as we continually seek to better the college environment, faculty and facilities.

The School of Higher Education offers an array of Foundation Diploma to Master’s Degree programmes with our collaborating partners –the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), the University of Hertfordshire, the Cardiff Metropolitan University and the Liverpool John Moores University. Our dedicated Course Administrators are trained and well-equipped to deliver personalised quality services to the students.

The above awards bear testimony to our quality programs, faculty and services rendered to the students.

The University of Strathclyde

Founded in 1947, Strathclyde Business School (SBS) is an enterprising, pioneering institution of global standing. It is a triple accredited business school: one of only 89 in the world (2018) and the first business school in Scotland to be triple accredited, holding accreditation from the international bodies, AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS.

AMBA – originating in the UK, the Association of MBAs is the only one of the 3 main bodies to accredit MBA courses rather than the host institutions. www.mba.org.uk

AACSB – Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is the USA’s best known accreditation body. Despite a very American membership (few business schools outside the USA have this award), it remains the hallmark for any business school with world-class ambitions. www.aacsb.edu

EQUIS – the European Quality Improvement System is the newest of the big 3 accrediting bodies and has the smallest membership. It was formed to address the European problem of diverse national accreditation systems, and is gaining ground outside Europe. www.efmd.org

Strathclyde has a reputation for research excellence. Based on the REF (Research Excellence Framework) 2013 GPA scores, the Times Higher Education ranked Strathclyde first in Scotland in the top 10 business schools in the UK for their research.

Strathclyde is also the first business school in Scotland, and one of just five in the UK, to be awarded the Small Business Charter Gold Award for its work in supporting start-ups and small businesses. With 50 years’ experience in developing the best MBA programme, SBS is a major innovator in the field of business and management.

This pioneering spirit brought the Strathclyde MBA into many new countries via the establishment of international centres. These centres meant, for the first time, local managers could study for a UK MBA in their own country. As a result, there are approximately 1,500 course members currently enrolled on the Strathclyde MBA around the world.

For more information about Strathclyde and the MBA Program, refer to www.strath.ac.uk/

Programme Introduction

The Strathclyde MBA is not just a business programme, it’s a stimulating, challenging, life-changing experience, which will make you question, re-think and re-evaluate how you do business.

The Strathclyde MBA is highly experiential and based on collaborative learning. Students share their varied work experiences, knowledge, understanding and skills.

The MBA will shape and guide you as a reflective, open-thinking, adaptive learner. This is facilitated through enhanced understanding of the interplay of theory and practice in management. In particular it:

  • Provides the skills required for progression to higher level policy-forming positions
  • Allows you to make successful career transitions
  • Facilitates the move from technical specialism to general management
  • Polishes the skills and enhances the abilities of people working for themselves or about to set up in business

What are the prime benefits of The Strathclyde MBA?

Strathclyde Business School is well-known for their Business and Management education:

 Self-development

  • A broad understanding of business and management issues
  • Strategic orientation and the ability to successfully implement the strategies formulated
  • Development of management skills and techniques
  • Self-awareness as a manager and leader
  • Increased confidence in all areas of business

Career development

  • Enhanced promotion prospects
  • New career opportunities
  • Access to the extensive Strathclyde alumni network

What are the benefits for employers and sponsors?

Strathclyde fully supports the graduate in navigating the complex and exciting environment, the global job market and the many opportunities that abound:

Improved corporate performance

  • Greater understanding of corporate goals
  • More knowledgeable and successful management
  • Advanced communication through mutual understanding
  • Greater awareness of external influences and recognition of the need for a quality customer focus and market orientation
  • Increased potential for the effective utilization of valuable corporate, human and other resources

Human resource development

  • Greater ability to attract and retain high potential managers
  • Flexible approach to management education
  • Structured development of individual managers
  • Integral part of succession planning and development of tomorrow’s leaders

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

Course Structure

Course Structure

Master of Business Administration (MBA) consists of 4 modules with 16 units, an online class and a project

Modules

The Reflective Practitioner (RP)

  • The Learning Manager
  • Comparative Corporate Governance
  • Entrepreneurial Management & Leadership

Making the Business Work (MTBW)

  • Managing People in Organisations
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Financial & Management Accounting
  • Finance & Financial Management
  • Analytical Support for Decision Making

Strategic Management for Sustainable Success (SMSS)

  • Exploring the International Business Environment
  • Strategy Analysis & Evaluation
  • Making Strategy

Personal Development (PD)

  • Strategic Consulting in Practice
  • Elective Subject 1
  • Elective Subject 2
  • Project & Project Methodology
  • Information and Technology Management (Online class)

Course Outline

Modules

The Reflective Practitioner (RP)

  • Outline for The Learning Manager
  • Outline for Comparative Corporate Governance
  • Outline for Entrepreneurial Management & Leadership

Making the Business Work (MTBW)

  • Outline for Managing People in Organisations
  • Outline for Marketing Managment
  • Outline for Operations Management
  • Outline for Financial & Management Accounting
  • Outline for Finance & Financial Management
  • Outline for Analytical Support for Decision Making

Strategic Management for Sustainable Success (SMSS)

  • Outline for Exploring the International Business Environment
  • Outline for Strategy Analysis & Evaluation
  • Outline for Making Strategy

Personal Development (PD)

  • Outline for Strategic Consulting in Practice
  • Outline for Elective Subject 1 & 2
  • Outline for Project & Project Methodology
  • Outline for Information and Technology Management (Online class)

Scope of Study

The MBA aims to give a broad understanding of management issues at a senior management level along with appropriate skills and techniques but at the same time the programme allows a degree of specialisation if required. The Strathclyde MBA offers a holistic, integrated approach to management.

In terms of output the focus is on enabling the student to develop as a manager so that you can add value to the organisation in any situation and in a timely manner, it is intended that the MBA should include collaborative learning in which work experience, knowledge understanding and applicable skills are shared, worked with and reflected on.

Delivery Mode

The programme is delivered in blocks of 6 months with some units having examination assessments at the end of each. With each semester a group of units will be offered. The Semesters start in October and April of each year.

Programme A

> Participants who commenced the MBA Programme in October will proceed through the programme in the following manner: (timetables are illustrative and subject to alteration)

SEMESTER 1 – OCTOBER Marketing Management (E)
Financial & Management Accounting (E)
Finance & Financial Management (E)
Exploring the International Business Environment
The Learning Manager
SEMESTER 2 – APRIL Operations Management (E)
Analytical Support for Decision Making (E)
Managing People in Organisations (E)
Information & Technology Management (online class)
SEMESTER 3 – OCTOBER Entrepreneurial Mgt. & Leadership
Strategy Analysis & Evaluation
Making Strategy
Strategic Consulting in Practice
SEMESTER 4 – APRIL Comparative Corporate Governance
Elective subject 1
Elective subject 2
Project Methodology/Project

>Participants who commence the MBA programme in April will proceed through the programme in the following manner: (timetables are illustrative and subject to alteration)

SEMESTER 1 – APRIL Operations Management (E)
Analytical Support for Decision Making (E)
Managing People in Organisations (E)
Information & Technology Management (online class)
The Learning Manager
SEMESTER 2 – OCTOBER Marketing Management (E)
Financial & Management Accounting (E)
Finance & Financial Management (E)
Exploring the International Business Environment
SEMESTER 3 – APRIL Comparative Corporate Governance
Elective subject 1
Elective subject 2
Project Methodology/Project
SEMESTER 4 – OCTOBER Entrepreneurial Mgt. & Leadership
Strategy Analysis & Evaluation
Making Strategy
Strategic Consulting in Practice

Programme B

(E) Examination

Understanding Information & Technology Today is an online class which normally takes place in the April semester.

The programme is delivered by means of digital materials, textbooks, counselling sessions (tutorials) conducted by Local Counsellors and intensive seminars delivered by Strathclyde University academic staff.

Group work is an essential element to succeed in organisations. As part of the team, student will work in several different groups, in the process, develop negotiation and foster collaborative skills. Student will be required to submit a number of group assignments, or take part in workshops as part of the group. These assessments usually incorporate an element of peer assessment to ensure that the mark allocated to each student is commensurate with the student’s participation to the group’s work. It is based on principles of fairness and the ‘rating’ student allocate to each member of the team should be reflection of the student’s whole contribution.

Commencement Date/Intakes

To check the dates of Programme Intake for 2021, please click here.
DIMENSIONS reserves the right to change the intakes at any time without prior notice.

Course Fees

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Part-time

1.       Tuition Fee S$  37,383.18
2.       Administrative Fee S$         93.46
3.       Fee Protection Scheme Fee S$       373.83
7% GST S$    2,649.53
Total   S$ 40,500.00

 

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 January 2019. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make necessary amendments to the course fees without prior notice.

 

Miscellaneous Fees

Purpose of Fee Amount (with GST, if any) (S$)
Deposit for two compulsory Elective subjects* 500.00 per subject
Examination Fee for 3rd attempt onwards** 200.00 per subject
Off-Campus Examination Registration Fee*** 80.00 per subject

*External fee imposed by University of Strathclyde: A deposit requires to be paid by all students attending electives, which is then returned to students after completion of the electives.

** External fee imposed by University of Strathclyde: This applies to any student who is required to sit an examination for the 3rd time or more. There is no charge for the first two attempts

***External Fee imposed by University of Strathclyde to facilitate venue for any overseas-stationed student who is not able to attend the examinations at DIMENSIONS International College, the designated examination centre.

Miscellaneous Fees refer to any non-compulsory fees which the students pay only when applicable. Such fees are normally collected by the PEI when the need arises.

Payment Mode

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

Duration

  • Part-time: 24 months of Institutional Training
  • Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 6 years, calculated from the date of first registration. Subject to the approval from the University of Strathclyde, UK

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
  • Logistics and Operations
  • International Business & Trade

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

Notes:

  • 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:

  1. For direct entry to the MBA Programmes you must:
    >Hold a degree from a UK University or equivalent academic Qualification from a comparable non-UK institution (if you studied for your undergraduate degree at a non-UK institution, we will need a copy of your degree transcript. Professional qualifications will also be considered.
    >Be at least 24 years of age.
    >Have a minimum of three years’ full-time postgraduate experience where the management of people and resources has played a significant role.
  2. Entry at Diploma level may be offered to applicants who do not hold sufficient recognised degree level qualifications, but who:
    >Hold non-degree/professional qualifications and at least 30 years old and have a minimum of 8 years’ working experience.

In all cases, the admission decision is subject to the university’s approval and the final decision rests with the university.

English Language: The MBA Programme is highly interactive and therefore requires a high level of competence in English speaking, writing, reading and understanding. A well balanced minimum score of 6.5 in IELTS is required for those applicants whose first language is not English. We may consider applicants who fall slightly below these standards, if they are willing to undertake pre-session al study.

Evidence of English language proficiency is only required if the applicant’s higher education qualifications were taught in a language other than English.

Assessment & Awards

Class Periods

Part-time

Weekday (Monday to Friday)
Sessions will be conducted from 7.00pm to 10.00pm
and/or
Weekend (Saturday and/or Sunday)
Sessions will be conducted within 9.00am to 5.00pm

All specific programme schedules will be reflected in the timetable.

Examination Period

6 units of examinations will be held on March or July/August

Student must first be eligible to sit an examination prior to registering. To be eligible you must have:

  1. Submitted all course work by the specified dateline, which must be before the commencement of the examination diets.
  2. Paid the required fees due.
  3. Students will not be permitted to attend classes or sit examinations if they are in arrears in the fees payments.

Assessment Methods

In each unit, student will be required to complete all required assessment elements.

Assessment Weighting

 

Module Name

 

 

Unit Name

 

 

Assessment Methods (Weighting)

 

The Reflective Practitioner (RP) The Learning Manager Workshop – Pass/Fail
Comparative Corporate Governance Coursework (100%)
Entrepreneurial Management & Leadership Coursework (100%)
Making the Business Work (MTBW) Managing People in Organisations Coursework (50%)

Examination (50%)

Marketing Management Coursework (include online test-10%) (50%)

Examination (50%)

Operations Management Coursework (50%)

Examination (50%)

Financial & Management Accounting Coursework (50%)

Examination (50%)

Finance & Financial Management Coursework (50%)

Examination (50%)

Analytical Support for Decision Making Coursework (50%)

Examination (50%)

Strategic Management for Sustainable Success (SMSS) Exploring the International Business Environment Coursework (100%)
Strategy Analysis & Evaluation Coursework (100%)
Making Strategy Coursework (include online test-10%) (100%)
Personal Development (PD) Strategic Consulting in Practice Coursework (100%)
Elective Subject 1 Coursework (100%)
Elective Subject 2 Coursework (100%)
Project & Project Methodology Coursework (100%)
Information and Technology Management

(Online class)

Coursework (100%)

Assessment Grading Criteria

Distinction:          70% and above
Merit:                     60%-69%
Pass:                      40%-59%
Fail:                        0%-39%

Expected Examination Results Release Date

For exams taken in March, the board will meet and approve marks in May
For exams taken in July/August, the board will meet and approve marks in September

Note: All assessed marks shall be deemed provisional until such time they have been confirmed by an Awards Assessment Board of the Awarding Body.

Qualification Award

Master of Business Administration (MBA) awarded by University of Strathclyde, UK

Graduation Requirements

To gain the award of the MBA, student must satisfactorily complete all classes and the Project as follows:

  • A mark of 40% and above must be achieved for all examinations and for combined assignment and exam to pass the unit, a composite mark of 50% or above be achieved.
  • A mark of at least 50% must be achieved in the final MBA project.
  • All compulsory workshops must be satisfactorily completed including The Learning Manager, Strategic Consulting in Practice and Project Methodology.
  • Distinctions may be awarded by the Examination Board for exceptional performance throughout the MBA program
  • Merits may be awarded by the Examination Board for achieving 60% to 69% weighted average
  • To obtain a credible attempt, all coursework must be submitted, attendance at all examinations and attendance in all compulsory workshops. “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.