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         bachelor of Science (honours) degrees
         diploma for graduates
                • Accounting                         • Economics           • Mathematics
                • Banking                            • Finance             • Social Sciences
                • Business                           • Information Systems


         diploma in Economics




                                                                           Rene Ng
                                                                           BSc (Hons) in Accounting & Finance
                                                                           University of London, UK




The programmes are developed and awarded by University of London, UK.
Lead college: The London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.                       www.simge.edu.sg
“SIM gave me the flexibility to choose the modules which interested me,
and SIM provides the resources to help students do well in them.”

See Toh Si Ying
BSc (Hons) in Business
University of London, UK
Class of 2010
First Class Honours
Mortgage Specialist, OCBC Bank




                                                   CONTENTS
                                                   Welcome Messages                                       01
                                                   University of London                                   02
                                                   The London School of Economics and Political Science   03
                                                   Singapore Institute of Management (SIM Group)          04
                                                   SIM-University of London Milestones                    05
                                                   Programme Highlights                                   06
                                                   Selection Groups                                       09
                                                   Unit Information                                       10
                                                   Diploma in Economics                                   12
                                                   BSc Accounting & Finance                               13
                                                   BSc Banking & Finance                                  14
                                                   BSc Business                                           15
                                                   BSc Economics                                          15
                                                   BSc Economics & Finance                                16
                                                   BSc Economics & Management                             16
                                                   BSc Information Systems & Management                   17
                                                   BSc Management                                         18
                                                   BSc Mathematics & Economics                            18
                                                   Diplomas for Graduates                                 20
                                                   Entry Requirements                                     22
                                                   Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)                  27
                                                   Fees                                                   32
                                                   Application & Admission                                34
                                                   Preparing You For A Career                             36
                                                   Vibes – Why Study at SIM Global Education              37
WELCOME MESSaGES
Message from the Director, University of London International Programmes at LSE
                             It gives me great pleasure to write this introductory message on behalf of SIM Global
                             Education. University of London degrees are respected throughout the world for
                             their high academic standards and up to date content. Whatever your reason for
                             thinking about undertaking degree level study, I am confident that you will find our
                             programmes both intellectually challenging and relevant to a wide range of career
                             paths. The courses have been designed by our teams of academics at the London
                             School of Economics, and are examined to the same high standards that have made
                             LSE the world-leading institution that it is today. I hope that you will find a course to
                             suit your interests and future career aspirations. It will be my pleasure to meet you
                             in person during your future studies.

                             Dr Keith Sharp



Message from the Dean, University of London International Programmes
SIM Global Education is an Affiliate Centre for the University of London International
Programmes. This is the highest level of recognition and means that in the considered
view of the University of London it demonstrates a sustained commitment to high
standards in respect of the teaching, support and administration of International
Programmes students.

We are delighted that SIM GE is a member of our network of recognised centres and
we hope that being part of this network will contribute to its ongoing development
and result in an even closer relationship with the University of London International
Programmes. Ultimately, this will help to ensure that International Programmes
students at SIM GE have a high quality and rewarding learning experience.

Professor Jonathan Kydd


Message from the CEO, SIM Global Education
                             Welcome to Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) – A Premier Institution of
                             Lifelong Learning.

                             SIM has had a long and proud track record in providing high-calibre human capital
                             to the industry since 1964. SIM Global Education (GE), part of the SIM Group, offers
                             high-quality overseas degree programmes through its partnerships with established
                             international universities and institutions from the US, UK, Australia and Switzerland.
                             Our student community is made up of 19,500 full-time and part-time students. SIM
                             GE takes an innovative approach to provide access to higher education and bring the
                             learning experience beyond the classroom to engage the mind, body and spirit.
                             Partnering leading universities across the world, we offer best-of-breed academic
                             courses fused with current industry practices to help students connect with the
                             competitive workplace. Our wide range of modern facilities and recreational
                             activities exude a rich and vibrant campus life.

We remain focused on nurturing individual talent. With our unwavering drive towards quality excellence, a
culture of collaboration and a commitment to students’ development, we inspire in our students the passion to
learn and excel, and ultimately, empower them for challenges in the real world.

Embark on an exciting learning journey that can transform your future. Welcome to our campus and exciting VIBES@SIM !

Adjunct Professor Lee Kwok Cheong
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UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
                                                             The University of London is truly one of the great
                                                             universities of the world. a federation of 18 world-class
                                                             Colleges and 10 specialised institutes, with a student
                                                             population of over 160,000, its reputation for high
                                                             academic standards has been built on the outstanding
                                                             teaching and research of its Colleges since 1836. University
                                                             of London degrees are recognised internationally by
                                                             governments, universities, employers and professional
                                                             bodies as being of a high academic quality and standard.
                                                             For 153 years, University of London degrees have been
                                                             accessible to students all over the world through the
                                                             University of London International Programmes, the longest
                                                             standing flexible programmes in the world. Today, the
                                                             University of London International Programmes is truly
                                                             international in character with over 50,000 students in
                                                             more than 190 countries.

                                                             Academic direction for all of the courses offered through
                                                             the University of London International Programmes is
                                                             provided by Colleges of the University. Academics at these
                                              Senate House   Colleges develop the syllabuses, prepare the study materials,
                                                             and are responsible for the assessment of students. This
                                                             means that students benefit from the academic rigour and
                                                             leading-edge research undertaken by the Colleges. It also
                                                             ensures that the standard of award made to International
                                                             Programmes students is maintained at the same level as
                                                             the standard of award made to students studying at one of
                                                             the Colleges of the University.

                                                             On successful completion of their studies, students of the
•	 26	years	of	successful	relationship	with	SIM	             University of London International Programmes are awarded
•	 One	of	the	oldest	and	largest	universities	in	the	UK	     a University of London degree. The final diploma they
•	 Academic	direction	of programmes offered at SIM is        receive shows they were registered with the University
   provided by two esteemed colleges – Goldsmiths            of London and awarded a University of London degree. It
   and The London School of Economics and Political          also gives the name of the University of London College
   Science (LSE)                                             that conducted the examinations. Over the years, many
•	 There	are	over	10,500	students	of	the	University		        exceptional people who have studied with the University of
   of London International Programmes at SIM                 London International Programmes have shaped our world.
•	 In	2009,	SIM	was	awarded	Affiliate	Centre	status	by       Notable Alumni of the University of London International
   the University of London. This recognition indicates      Programmes include seven Nobel Prize winners.
   the highest level of commitment and support provided
   in delivering the University of London International      More information about the University of London
   Programmes.                                               International Programmes can be found at:
•	 A	consistently	high	number	of	students	achieving	         www.londoninternational.ac.uk or check out
	 First	Class	Honours	degrees,	117	in	2011	                  the testimonies from the international alumni and
                                                             academics who share their experience on
                                                             www.youtube.com/unioflondon.




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ThE LONDON SChOOL OF ECONOMICS aND POLITICaL SCIENCE


                              The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
                              is a small specialist university with an international intake
                              and a global reach. Its research and teaching span the full
                              breadth of the social sciences, from economics, politics and
                              law to sociology, anthropology, accounting and finance.
                              Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, LSE has an
                              outstanding reputation not only for academic excellence,
                              but also for extensive engagement with the worlds of
                              government, policymaking and business. LSE is a College of
                              the University of London and is responsible for the academic
                              direction of the Economics, Management, Finance and Social
                              Sciences (EMFSS) programmes available as University of
                              London International Programmes. This means that LSE
                              academics and administrative staff develop syllabuses,
                              write subject guides, develop online learning opportunities
                              and materials, advise teaching institutions and prepare and
                              mark examinations.
                              University of London International Programmes students
                              have the benefit of LSE’s academic expertise, and the
                              backing of the University of London, one of the oldest and
                              largest universities in the UK. Successful students are
                              awarded degrees or other qualifications by the University of
                              London and these are distinct from degrees or other
                              qualifications awarded by LSE.

                              More information can be obtained from
                              www2.lse.ac.uk/study/UOLIP/




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SINGaPORE INSTITUTE OF MaNaGEMENT (SIM GROUP)




Our Vision                                                              Our Quality Policy
To be the Centre of Leadership and Management Excellence;               We are dedicated to continuously improve our services and to
and the Embodiment of Lifelong Learning.                                consistently exceed the expectations of our customers.

Our Mission                                                             The Singapore Institute of Management (SIM Group) is the
•	 Spearhead	management	thought	leadership	                             leading provider of higher education and professional training in
•	 Be	the	preferred	strategic	partner	of	corporations	in	maximising		   Singapore, reputed for its dedication to lifelong learning and high
   return on human capital                                              standards and quality. Founded in 1964 under the initiation of
•	 Be	the	choice	provider	of	continuing	education	to	individuals	       Economic	Development	Board	to	support	Singapore’s	economic	
•	 Transform	SIM	into	a	regional	brand                                  development, we are today a diverse and vibrant organisation
                                                                        with a wide range of programmes and services.
Our Purpose                                                             We are also a membership-based organisation with more than
•	 To	open	doors	in	life	through	education	opportunities
                                                                        34,000 individual and corporate members. Its extensive range of
•	 To	support	SIM	Group’s	social	mission			
                                                                        membership programmes, activities and resources provide an
                                                                        important nexus.
Our Core Values
•	   Trust	and	Respect	for	the	Individual	                              The SIM Group offers its core services through three
•	   Teamwork	                                                          educational brands:
•	   Open	and	Timely	Communication	
•	   Performance	Excellence	                                            SIM University (UniSIM)
•	   Spirit	of	Innovative	Adventure                                     SIM University is the only privately-funded Singapore university
                                                                        approved by the Ministry of Education to issue degrees in a
                                                                        comprehensive range of disciplines. Established on a social mission
Our Culture                                                             to cater to working adults, UniSIM focuses on the upgrading and
An open culture where staff trust and respect each other; embrace       learning needs of professionals and adult learners. It adopts a
change and seek ways to innovate; learn and work together as a          flexible and practice-focused learning approach and offers more
team.                                                                   than 40 academic programmes in various disciplines. It has an
                                                                        enrolment of more than 11,000 students. Eligible Singaporeans
Our Commitment                                                          and	Permanent	Residents	taking	UniSIM’s	undergraduate	
                                                                        programmes enjoy a government subsidy of up to 55% of
To our Members                                                          tuition fees. UniSIM has been a Singapore “Institution of a Public
We care for our members, recognise their importance, and strive to      Character”	(IPC)	since	September	2005.	
raise the prestige of their membership.
                                                                        SIM Global Education
                                                                        Students can choose from a wide range of high-quality overseas
To our Customers                                                        degree programmes made available through SIM’s partnership with
We value our customers and commit ourselves to actively improve         established international universities and institutions from the
our services and products.                                              United Kingdom, United States, Australia and Switzerland. Most of
                                                                        the students are full-time students, but SIM Global Education also
To our Employees                                                        offers part-time programmes that cater to working adults. Offering
We care for our people by creating a conducive work environment,        over 50 academic programmes, its enrolment stands at 19,500,
helping them to balance family and work commitments, recognising        with	about	2,500	foreign	students.
their contributions, and developing them to their full potential.
                                                                        SIM Professional Development
                                                                        About 10,500 professionals benefit annually from the vast selection
To our Community                                                        of short, executive training programmes, seminars, workshops and
We honour our social obligations and pledge to be a good corporate      conferences offered by SIM Professional Development. Its customised
citizen by always acting professionally and ethically in all matters.   in-company training helps companies optimise effectiveness in
                                                                        various fields of management and human resource development.
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SIM-UNIVERSITY OF LONDON MILESTONES




 Professor Janet Hartley, Pro-Director of LSE (fourth from right) presented SIM with a scroll by LSE alumnus Dr Chew Seen Meng.
 The words describe the partnership between LSE and SIM: “Working together, cultivating talents around the world”.


1986                                                                            2008
First	intake	of	40	students	sign	up	for	a	BSc	(Economics)	in	Management	        150th anniversary of the University of London External System. 66 SIM
Studies degree from University of London at SIM.                                graduates	earned	a	BSc	degree	with	First	Class	Honours.

1988                                                                            2009
First intake of the Diploma in Economics. SIM was one of only three             Three SIM-University of London graduates enrolled for a Master’s at the
institutions worldwide who were given permission by the LSE to offer a          LSE, of which two were awarded the LSE External Study scholarships.
tutorial programme.
                                                                                SIM awarded Affiliate Centre status by the University.
1992
                                                                                2010
The inaugural SIM-University of London presentation ceremony was presided by
                                                                                The External System is renamed University of London International
Professor Steward Sutherland, Vice-Chancellor of the University of London.
                                                                                Programmes	to	reflect	its	truly	global	nature.	BSc	Mathematics	&	
Graduates from the Class of 1989, 1990 and 1991 were invited.
                                                                                Economics graduate, Tommy Khoo, enrolled at Oxford University for a
First	intake	of	the	BSc	Computing	&	Information	Systems	degree	awarded	         Master’s.
by University of London, examined by Goldsmiths.
                                                                                2011
1993                                                                            A record 117 graduates earned a degree with First Class Honours.
First	intake	of	the	BSc	(Economics)	Banking	&	Finance.	SIM	started	             Another	record	number	of	4,500	students	made	up	the	25th intake.
increasing the range of degrees awarded by University of London and
                                                                                SIM-University	of	London	celebrated	25	years	of	academic	excellence.	
examined by the LSE.
                                                                                Student enrolment at SIM increased to over 10,500.
2004                                                                            Launch	of	the	BSc	Creative	Computing	degree	with	academic	direction	
LSE launched the Diploma for Graduates programme as well as a                   provided by Goldsmiths.
Graduate	Entry	Route	for	those	who	have	a	degree	and	wish	to	pursue	a	
University of London qualification.                                             A record of six graduates pursued Master’s at the LSE with two of them on
                                                                                full LSE scholarship.
2006
BSc	Banking	&	Finance	graduate,	Michael	Li	Qin,	enrolled	for	a	Master’s	at	
Cambridge University in UK.




Celebrating	the	25th anniversary of the SIM-University of London partnership.   Celebrating117	graduates	with	First	Class	Honours	in	2011.

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PROGRaMME hIGhLIGhTS
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES AT SIM
Degree Accreditation                                              Scholarships and Prizes
The University of London was the third English educational        2011	saw	the	9th and 10th SIM graduate earn a prestigious LSE
institution to be conferred a recognised university status        scholarship to study at the LSE in London.
by	the	Royal	Charter	back	in	1836.	Since	then,	it	has	
consistently	passed	the	regular	inspection	by	the	Quality	        In	the	2011	examinations,	17	students	from	SIM	received	
Assurance Agency for Higher Education with flying colours.        University of London Awards for Academic Achievement out
It is also a member of the Association of the Commonwealth        of 30 recipients worldwide. Each award is worth £100. In
Universities.                                                     addition,	there	were	28	times	when	students	earned	the	top	
                                                                  mark	in	the	world	for	23	examinations.
The University of London International Programmes
have been rated one of the most prestigious around the            High Employability
world by students, academia and employers alike. All              SIM’s University of London graduates have consistently
University of London degrees are fully recognised and             demonstrated high employability according to SIM’s annual
accredited	qualifications.	The	BSc	degrees	are	accepted	by	       Graduate Employment survey. The survey on the Class of
the Singapore Public Service Division as a first degree in        2010	showed	95%	of	respondents	were	gainfully	employed	
considering applications for employment in the civil service.     in their first full-time job within six months after their final
                                                                  examination. Some findings of the employment survey are as
Graduates from the SIM undergraduate programme                    follows:
have gone on to complete master’s degrees at Oxford,
Cambridge, Warwick, Nottingham, the LSE, University               40% found jobs in the finance/accounting industry
College	London	(UCL),	Durham,	Leeds	and	Birmingham	in	            18% found marketing/sales positions
the UK. Graduates have also pursued postgraduate degrees          11% work in administrative functions
at NUS, NTU, SMU in Singapore and the Chicago Graduate            8% found jobs in infocomm technology
School	of	Business,	etc.	Although	most	students	complete	
their basic degree at SIM, several have opted to transfer         30% work in wholly foreign-owned firms (MNC and non-MNC)
to overseas universities after a year in the Diploma in           16% work in wholly local-owned companies (public)
Economics or first year of the degree. See page 8 for details.    24%	work	in	local-owned	private	organisations
More information can be obtained from                             9% work in government-linked companies/ministries
www2.lse.ac.uk/study/UOLIP/
                                                                  The average starting salary for graduates (full-time) was
Distinctions and Firsts                                           between		S$2,400	and	S$2,599.	Survey	respondents	earning	
Some of the milestones attained in achieving First Class          more	than	S$2,600	per	month	was	33%.
Honours (for programmes examined by the LSE):
                                                                  Effective Teaching and Guidance
1993	 2	out	of	the	4	First	Class	Honours	winners		            	   At SIM, students attend 3-hour lectures-cum-tutorial sessions
       worldwide were SIM graduates.                              and an effective revision programme leading up to the
1994	 The	only	2	First	Class	Honours	winners	worldwide	           annual examinations.
       were both SIM graduates. Ms Hong Sew Moi won the
       John Maxwell Prize for being the top final year            Only SIM provides intensive revision workshops by UK
	      BSc	(Econ)	international	student.                          academics for the bulk of the units offered. Students have
1996 6 out of the 9 First Class Honours winners                   praised these workshops for their effectiveness in helping
       worldwide were SIM graduates. Ms Tan Li Peng was           them prepare for examinations. Students also sit for SIM
       joint-winner of the prestigious Gerstenberg Prize in       preliminary exams set and marked by the academics from
       Economics.                                                 the UK.
2007	 39	SIM	graduates	attained	First	Class	Honours,	up		     	
       from 14 in previous year. SIM students topped the          The effectiveness of our teaching methods is reflected in
       world in 18 examinations.                                  the fact that SIM has consistently produced top graduates
2009	 A	record	36	earned	a	Diploma	in	Economics	with		 	          of the University of London International Programmes. Since
       Distinction. 39 SIM students topped the world in 30        1993, we have produced First Class Honours graduates on
       examinations. 15 students received University of           an annual basis. This is an achievement given the number of
	      London	prizes	for	academic	achievement.	2	SIM		        	   First Class Honours degrees awarded overall each year.
       graduates earned the prestigious LSE External Study
       Scholarship, bringing the total to 8 recipients to date.   The awarding of Affiliate Centre status to SIM by the
2010		 11	students	received	achievement	awards,	19		          	   University of London is a reflection of our sustained
       students and graduates topped the world in 17              commitment to high standards in respect of the teaching,
       examinations.                                              support and administration of students of the University of
2011	 A	record	109	graduated	with	First	Class	honours	            London International Programmes.
       during the Silver Jubilee anniversary year for the
       SIM-UOL programme.




         6
Mode of Study
At SIM, you will be engaged in a variety of teaching                     Programme Calendar
environments. Classes are delivered in a carefully designed              Part-time programme:
mixture of lectures and workshops, enabling you to                       Term 1 classes (1 unit)                Jul – Sep
experience a diversity of styles for optimal learning.                   Term	2	classes	(3	units)	              Sep	–	Feb
                                                                         SIM Preliminary exams                  Mar
Full-time classes are held five times a week between                     Revision	                              Mar	–	Apr
Mondays	to	Saturdays,	starting	at	8.30am,	12pm	or	3.30pm	                UOL exams                              May – Jun
in three-hour blocks. There are occasional classes held at               Result	release									                End	Aug			
7pm and on Sundays and public holidays. Classes for part-
time programmes are held from 7 to 10pm on weeknights                    Full-time programme:
or	from	12pm	or	3.30pm	on	Saturdays,	with	occasional	                    Year 1 classes                         Aug – Feb
classes held on Sundays or public holidays. Local students               Year	2	classes/	                       Sep	–	Feb
may transfer between the part-time and full-time programme                Year 1 with exemptions
after a year, subject to space availability.                             SIM Preliminary exams                  Mar
                                                                         Revision	                              Mar	–	Apr
An annual intensive revision period is organised between                 UOL exams                              May – Jun
mid-March and late April to prepare students for the                     Result	release									                End	Aug
examinations. These lessons are generally taught by UK
and local lecturers and may be held in the evenings or on                *
                                                                           Academic Support Sessions and Study Skills Workshops will be organised for
weekends and public holidays.                                            students. Please check the Students’ Portal regularly for information.

Venue
Classes	will	be	held	at	SIM	Headquarters,	461	Clementi	Road,
Singapore 599491. Alternative locations may be at SIM
Management House, 41 Namly Avenue or Ngee Ann Polytechnic,               SIM conducts study skills workshops and academic support
535	Clementi	Road.                                                       sessions for students regularly Garding Scheme.

The University’s expectations of students                                Attendance Requirement
The University of London degrees and diplomas are                        Diploma in Economics students must maintain a minimum
academic courses of high quality, and students may find                  attendance of 90%, failing which the student will not be
them challenging at times. The university has recommended                permitted to register/sit for the university examinations. For
at least 35 hours of study and lectures each week from                   the	BSc	degree	and	Diploma	for	Graduates	programmes,	SIM	
September to May for students doing four full units in one               requires a minimum attendance of 75% for each academic
year. On average, a student needs to spend at least 7 to 8               year. International students would need to fulfil 90%
hours studying for each full unit per week.                              attendance requirement to maintain their student’s pass.

The following study skills, as adapted from Strategies for               Assessment and Classification
Success, Academic and Study Skills Advice; is recommended                SIM assignments, class tests and preliminary examinations
by the university for students.                                          allow students sufficient practice for the University’s annual
1. Reading , thinking and reflecting on the material in                  examinations. These annual examinations account for 100%
    the subject guides and readings.                                     of the assessment for most papers. The exception is for
2.	 Discussion of materials and ideas in class or the Virtual            selected Information Systems units such as IS1060, IS3139,
    Learning Environment (VLE) and debating the ideas and                IS3159 where coursework needs to be assessed by the
    information you have been studying with others.                      University.
3. Defend your position and be willing to adapt your views
    in light of the discussions. This will help with essay writing       The	BSc	programme	is	an	honours	programme	and	students	
    and help you learn and remember what you have learnt.                are classified according to their performance in examinations
4. Viewing and listening and try to apply what you have                  — First Class, Upper Second, Lower Second or Third Class
    learnt in your studies to the information you receive during         honours. A Pass classification may be awarded at the University’s
    lectures, or in the VLE video tutorials or academic interviews.      discretion. For the Diploma in Economics, students who do
5. Writing. In addition to note taking, you should try to                well can attain a diploma with Distinction, Merit or Credit.
    work through some problems or written work each week.                Those in the Diploma for Graduates programmes may be
    Start with short answers and build on this skill.                    awarded diplomas with Distinction or Merit.



 Degree Class equivalent          Diploma for Graduates          Diploma in               SIM Bridging Course in              Percentage
                                                                 Economics                Economics & Mathematics
 First Class Honours              Distinction                    Distinction              A                                   70 - 100
 Upper Second Class Honours       Merit                          Merit                    B+                                  60 - 69
 Lower Second Class Honours       Pass                           Pass                     B-                                  50 - 59
 Third Class Honours              Pass                           Pass                     C                                   40 - 49
 Fail                             Fail                           Fail                     F                                   0 - 39


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Promotion and Graduation                                              units of one of the degrees, you can be considered for second
Each programme is made up of a collection of full and half            year entry. To be considered, you will need to be taking units
units. Students normally take four full units per academic year       whose syllabuses are similar to those taken at the Colleges
and	three	years	to	graduate	with	a	BSc	degree	(or	four	units	         concerned. You will need very high predicted marks in these
in one year to complete the Diploma). Students are allowed            units and to have done well at school. You will be competing
to progress through each academic year till they meet the             with many other applicants to these Colleges for a limited
minimum requirement to be classified/graduate. Students who           number of places.
fail a paper may be allowed to repeat the unit and will need
to resit the examination the following year, along with other         b) in the UK or elsewhere
new units. A student is permitted a maximum of five full units        Within the UK there are a number of universities who have
per year, with no more than four new units and any number of          departments that will consider you for entry to the second year
resits. For the final year, a student is permitted five new units     of their degrees if you are taking the Diploma in Economics or
when there are no resits. Students must have passed or be             four Level 100 units of one of the degrees. Other universities
exempted from at least two Level 100 units before they may            in the UK may also consider applications from International
take	on	level	200/300	units.	Units	which	have	been	passed	            students. You should contact the admissions offices of the
may not be re-taken.                                                  university concerned in the first instance and if need be, direct
                                                                      them to the University of London website which lists all the
BSc	graduates	from	SIM	will	be	able	to	participate	in	a               necessary information about the programme.
fully-gowned presentation ceremony usually held in April. A
certificate is presented to each graduate to mark the successful      Some of the universities who will consider applications include*:
completion of studies. Graduates may also choose to attend the
annual University of London Conferral Degree Ceremony in              •	 University	of	Bath                 •	 Queen	Mary,
London conducted in March. Graduates can be part of the               •	 University	of	Bristol                 University of London
University of London International Programmes Alumni                  •	 University	of	East	Anglia          •	 University	of	Queensland,
Association.                                                          •	 University	of	Essex                   Australia
                                                                      •	 University	of	Exeter               •	 University	of	Reading
                                                                                                            •	 Royal	Holloway,
Transfer Opportunities                                                •	 Lancaster	University
                                                                                                               University of London
a) within University of London                                        •	 The	London	School	of
                                                                         Economics and Political Science    •	 University	of	Sheffield
Registering	as	an	International	student	with	the	University	of	
                                                                      •	 University	of	Newcastle            •	 University	of	Southampton
London does not mean that you can automatically transfer at
                                                                         Upon Tyne                          •	 University	of	Wales,
a later date and complete your studies at one of the Colleges                                                  Aberystwyth
                                                                      •	 University	of	Nottingham
of	the	University.	The	LSE,	Queen	Mary	and	Royal	Holloway	                                                  •	 University	of	Westminster
are three Colleges of the University that will consider you for
entry into the second year of certain degree programmes. If           * Please note: some departments do not accept transfer students.
you are taking the Diploma in Economics or four Level 100


 Programme and Mode of Study at SIM               As a First Degree        Graduate Entry             Part-time &             Full-time only
                                                                               Route                   Full-time

 BSc	Accounting	&	Finance                                 /                        /                       /

 BSc	Banking	&	Finance                                    /                        /                       /

 BSc	Business                                             /                        /                       /

 BSc	Economics	    	        	          						             /                        /                                                 /

 BSc	Economics	&	Finance                                  /                        /                       /

 BSc	Economics	&	Management                               /                        /                       /

 BSc	Information	Systems	&	Management                     /                        /                                                 /

 BSc	Management                                           /                        /                       /

 BSc	Mathematics	&	Economics                              /                                                                          /

 Diploma in Economics                                                                                                                /

 Diploma for Graduates in Accounting                                                                       /

 Diploma	for	Graduates	in	Banking                                                                          /

 Diploma for Graduates in Economics                                                                        /

 Diploma for Graduates in Finance                                                                          /

 Diploma for Graduates in Information Systems                                                                                        /

 Diploma for Graduates in Management                                                                       /

 Diploma for Graduates in Mathematics                                                                                                /

 Diploma for Graduates in Social Sciences                                                                  /


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SELECTION GROUPS
A degree or diploma is made up of units drawn from the Selection Groups. These groups are categorised by level or by
discipline.	All	units	and	structures	follow	the	University	of	London	Regulations.	The	Regulations	also	contain	full	details	on	
the	rules	that	govern	the	choice	of	any	unit.	For	level	200	and	300	units	in	the	BSc	degree	programmes,	pre-requisites	or	co-
requisites may be required.

Level 100 units
Selection group F(i)                                                        Selection group E
EC1002	     Introduction	to	economics                                       EC2020	  Elements	of	econometrics	(EC1002)	+	(ST104A	or	ST104B)	+	
IR1011			   Introduction	to	international	relations*                        	  	     (MT105A	or	MT105B	or	MT1174)
MT105A      Mathematics 1 (half unit)                                       EC2065		 Macroeconomics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
MT105B	     Mathematics	2	(half	unit)	                                     EC2066		 Microeconomics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
MT1173      Algebra (NEW)*                                                  EC3099		 Industrial	economics	(MN3028	or	EC2066)*
MT1174      Calculus (NEW)*                                                 EC3115		 Monetary	economics	(EC2065)
SC1021		    Principles	of	sociology                                         EC3120		 Mathematical	economics	(EC2066	+	MT105A	+	MT105B)	or		
ST104A      Statistics 1 (half unit)                                                 (EC2066	+	MT1174)*
ST104B		    Statistics	2	(half	unit)	                                      FN3092		 Corporate	finance	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT105B	or MT1174)
                                                                            MN3028		 Managerial	economics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
Selection group F(ii)
AC1025		    Principles	of	accounting                                        Selection group IS
FN1024		    Principles	of	banking	and	finance                               IS2062		   Information	systems	development	and	management
IS1060      Introduction to information systems                             	   	      (IS1060	or	IS2136)*
IS1168      Introduction to computer systems architecture and               IS2136	    Information	systems	and	organisations
            programming (NEW)*                                              IS2138		   ICT:	Principles	and	Perspectives	(IS1060	+	IS1168)*
MN1107      Introduction to business and management                         IS3139     Software engineering: theory and application
                                                                            	   	      (IS2062	+	IS2138)*
Selection group F(iii)                                                      IS3159		   Research	project	in	information	systems	(IS2062	+	IS2138)*
LA1040      Elements of the law of contract                                 IS3167     Management and innovation of e-business

Notes                                                                       Selection group M
		 ST104B	Statistics	2	must	be	taken	after	or	at	the	same	time	as		 	      AC3059	    Financial	management	(AC1025)	or
    ST104A Statistics 1                                                     FN3092		   Corporate	finance	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT105B	or	MT1174)
		 MT105B	Mathematics	2	must	be	taken	after	or	at	the	same	time	as		       AC3097		   Management	accounting	(AC1025)
    MT105A Mathematics 1                                                    IS2136		   Information	systems	and	organisations
                                                                            IS3167     Management and innovation of e-business
Level 200 and 300 units                                                     MN2079		   Elements	of	social	and	applied	psychology
Selection group A                                                           MN3027		   The	law	of	business	organisations
AC3059	     Financial	management	(AC1025)	or                                MN3028		   Managerial	economics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
FN3092	     Corporate	finance	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT105B	or MT1174)       MN3032		   Management	science	methods	(ST104A)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
AC3091	     Financial	reporting	(AC1025)                                    MN3075     Human resource management
AC3093		    Auditing	and	assurance	(AC1025)                                 MN3077     Management: international and comparative perspectives
AC3097		    Management	accounting	(AC1025)                                  	   	      (EC1002	or	IR1011	or	MN1107)
AC3143		    Valuation	and	securities	analysis	(FN1024	+	AC1025)             MN3119		   Strategy	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
FN3142		    Quantitative	finance	(EC2020	+	EC2066)	                        MN3127		   Organisation	theory:	an	interdisciplinary	approach
                                                                            	   	      (EC1002	or	SC1021	or	MN2079)
Selection group B                                                           MN3141		   Principles	of	marketing	(EC1002	or	SC1021	or	MN2079)
AC3091		    Financial	reporting	(AC1025)                                    MT2076		   Management	mathematics	(ST104A)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
AC3093		    Auditing	and	assurance	(AC1025)
AC3143		    Valuation	and	securities	analysis	(FN1024	+	AC1025)             Selection group N*
FN2029		    Financial	intermediation	(FN1024)                               EC3120		   Mathematical	economics	(EC2066	+	MT105A	+	MT105B)	or		
FN3092		    Corporate	finance	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT105B	or MT1174)       	  	       (EC2066	+	MT1174)
FN3023		    Investment	management	(FN1024)	                                MT2116		   Abstract	mathematics	(MT1174)	or	(MT105A	+	MT105B)
FN3142		    Quantitative	finance	(EC2020	+	EC2066)	                        MT2175		   Further	linear	algebra	(half	unit)	(MT1173)	(NEW	in	2013)
                                                                            MT2176		   Further	calculus	(half	unit)	(MT1174)	(NEW	in	2013)
Notes                                                                       MT3040		   Game	theory	(half	unit)	(MT1174)	or	(MT105A	+	MT105B)
		 FN3023	Investment	management	must	be	taken	after	or	at	the	same		       MT3041		   Advanced	mathematical	analysis	(half	unit)	(MT2116)
	   time	as	FN3092	Corporate	finance.                                       MT3042		   Optimisation	theory	(half	unit)	(MT2116)
		 FN3142	Quantitative	finance	must	be	taken	after	or	at	the	same	time		   MT3170		   Discrete	mathematics	and	algebra	(MT2116)	(NEW	in	2013)
	   as	FN3092	Corporate	finance.                                            ST3133     Advanced statistics: distribution theory (half unit)
                                                                            	  	       (ST104A	+	ST104B)




* Units marked are only offered in the full-time programme.

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UNIT INFORMaTION
AC1025 Principles of accounting                                                  FN2029 Financial intermediation (FN1024)
This unit aims to provide a broad understanding of the theory and practice       The syllabus brings together the upstream issues of risk measurement
of financial and management accounting. Learn the preparation of basic           and management with the downstream issues of the process of risk
financial statements and be introduced to accounting applications and            management and the implementation of hedging programmes.
techniques for planning, decision making and control.
                                                                                 FN3023      Investment management (FN1024; must be taken
AC3059 Financial management (AC1025)                                                         after or at the same time as FN3092 Corporate finance)
This unit introduces students to the concepts and theories of corporate          This unit is designed to introduce students to the investment environment
finance that underlie the techniques which are offered as aids for the           in the role of a private or professional investor.
understanding, evaluation and resolution of financial managers’ problems.
Topics will be set in both national and international contexts.                  FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT105B
                                                                                        or MT1174)
AC3091 Financial reporting (AC1025)                                              This unit is aimed at students who are interested in understanding asset
This unit is concerned with the theory and practice of financial accounting.     pricing and corporate finance. It provides a theoretical framework used
This involves a sound understanding of the concepts and choices that             to address issues in project appraisal and financing, the pricing of risk,
underlie the way in which financial information is measured and disclosed        securities valuation, market efficiency, capital structure, and mergers and
in the financial statements.                                                     acquisitions.

AC3093 Auditing and assurance (AC1025)                                           FN3142 Quantitative finance (EC2020 + EC2066) (must be
This unit introduces students to the principles of external auditing and                taken after or at the same time as FN3092
other	assurance	services.	Both	theoretical	and	practical	aspects	of	the	                Corporate finance)
audit process will be considered.                                                This unit is aimed at students interested in obtaining a thorough
                                                                                 grounding in market finance and related empirical methods. It provides
AC3097 Management accounting (AC1025)                                            applications in asset pricing, investments, risk analysis and management,
The unit familiarises students with contemporary management accounting           market microstructure, and return forecasting.
ideas and practices and enables them to use a range of key management
accounting techniques. Emphasis is laid on the strategic potential of the        IR1011      Introduction to international relations
management accounting function for organisations.                                This unit examines the historical evolution and expansion of that society
                                                                                 to its contemporary form based on the territorial state and the concept
AC3143 Valuation and securities analysis (FN1024 + AC1025)                       of sovereignty. It is a study of the international society of states which is
This unit will provide insights and understanding of security analysis and       without common government and binding authority.
valuation from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. It is aimed at
students who are interested in equity research, corporate finance and fund       IS1060      Introduction to information systems
management.                                                                      This unit introduces information systems concepts, the roles and functions
                                                                                 of information systems within organisations, the development of
EC1002 Introduction to economics                                                 information and communication technology, systems development, data
This unit offers students an introduction to the principles of Microeconomics    modeling and software packages. Assessment is 75% on the examination
(consumer theory and theory of the firm) and Macroeconomics (within              and	25%	on	coursework.
the IS/LM framework). Although it is a rigorous, analytical and thorough
exposition, it assumes no prior knowledge of the subject matter.                 IS1168      Introduction to computer systems architecture
                                                                                             and programming (NEW)
EC2020 Elements of econometrics (EC1002) +                                       This is an introductory course in computer architecture and organisation,
       (ST104A or ST104B) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174)                         operating systems, networking, problemsolving and programming
This unit is designed to develop students’ understanding of the use of           concepts with Java.
regression analysis and related techniques for quantifying economic
relationships and testing economic theories.                                     IS2062      Information systems development and management
                                                                                             (IS1060 or IS2136)
EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)                              This unit provides a critical understanding of the context within which IS
This intermediate unit introduces students to the most influential and           professionals perform specific technical tasks, which includes the social
compelling theories that have been designed by economists to explain the         and organisational aspects of systems development, life cycle and
relationships between output, unemployment and inflation. Students will          information systems management.
understand contemporary and historical macroeconomic events, and the
way that macroeconomic thought has evolved over the last century.                IS2136      Information systems and organisations
                                                                                 This unit studies information systems in organisations. It identifies three
EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)                              models of information system design and explores their organisational
The intermediate unit examines how economic decisions are made by                implications.
households and firms, and how they interact to determine the quantities
and prices of factor inputs and the resultant outputs. The course also           IS2138      ICT: Principles and Perspectives
examines economic efficiency and equity, and instances where markets             This unit introduces students to human-computer interaction (HCI),
fail to produce efficient solutions.                                             interactive systems design, database systems and network technologies
                                                                                 such as LANs, WANs and MANs.
EC3099 Industrial economics (MN3028 or EC2066)
This unit examines the strategic interactions between firms, and the other       IS3139      Software engineering: theory and application
essential factors which determine the nature of industrial structure. It looks               (IS2062 + IS2138)
at the influence and efficacy of prevailing government policies. It provides     This unit covers the methods, values, attitudes and techniques in software
a game theoretical background intuition to all forms of market competition,      systems. It provides an understanding of the need for rigour, and enables
price discrimination, product differentiation and vertical restraints.           students to select and apply a relevant methodological approach to the
                                                                                 development of well designed and documented systems. Assessment is
EC3115 Monetary economics (EC2065)                                               based on 60% of the examination and 40% on coursework.
This unit examines monetary policy in open and closed economies, using
models (from neo-Classical to Keynesian) to explain the modern monetary          IS3159      Research project in information systems
system, and the strengths and weaknesses of the different schools’ models.                   (IS2062 + IS2138)
It also examines current international monetary arrangements (and                This unit provides students with an opportunity to develop their research
exchange rate determination) and their historical development.                   skills and to present a substantial piece of original work based on
                                                                                 academic approaches applied within the field of information systems.
EC3120     Mathematical economics (EC2066 + MT105A + MT105B)                     Assessment is 100% based on coursework.
           or (EC2066 + MT1174)
Mathematical modelling is particularly helpful in analysing a number of          IS3167      Management and innovation of e-business
aspects of economic theory. The unit content includes a study of several         This unit combines transaction cost economics with e-business
mathematical models used in economics.                                           development to discuss e-business trends and strategies. It covers how
                                                                                 e-business produces innovation in business models, processes and
FN1024 Principles of banking and finance                                         products.
This unit provides students with a detailed introduction to financial
systems. It covers the roles of financial intermediaries, the regulation of      LA1040 Elements of the law of contract
banks, and risk management is viewed within the banking community.               This unit examines and discusses the formation of contracts, the content
                                                                                 of the contract, vitiating factors, illegality and public policy, capacity to
                                                                                 contract, with particular reference to the capacity of minors, privity of
                                                                                 contract, performance and breach, and remedies for breach of contract.
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UNIT INFORMaTION
MN1107 Introduction to business and management                                   MT1173 Algebra (Exclusions: MT105A Mathematics 1 and
Students will learn about the workings of business organisations, how                   MT105B Mathematics 2) (NEW)
they function, and how they interact with the environment. Students will         This course develops matrices, vectors and their geometry, systems of
also learn how these business organisations are managed, including the           linear equations, matrix inversions, vector spaces and related concepts,
strategies used to guide them and the decisions involved in the role of the      diagonalisation of matrices, applications of diagonalisation.
manager.
                                                                                 MT1174 Calculus (Exclusions: MT105A Mathematics 1 and
MN2079 Elements of social and applied psychology                                        MT105B Mathematics 2) (NEW)
This unit provides an overview of key areas of social psychology and their       This course develops basic mathematical methods and concepts of calculus:
application. It addresses issues of both theoretical interest and practical      basics, differentiation, one-variable optimisation, integration, functions of
importance, thereby aiding our understanding of how people behave,               several variables, multivariate optimisation, differential equations.
think, interact and communicate in social settings.
                                                                                 MT2076 Management mathematics (ST104A) +
MN3027 The law of business organisations                                                (MT105A or MT1174)
This unit provides an insight into and understanding of the workings of          This unit looks at the application of mathematics and statistics in management
business organisations (including formation and effect), their operations        and business. Students will use dynamic models and data analysis – with
and management. It explores the business entity and the practical                an emphasis on model construction and interpretation – in order to gain an
implications of binding obligations and contracts, the liabilities and           appreciation of their appropriate and wide use in this context.
protection conferred on management and investors.
                                                                                 MT2116 Abstract mathematics (MT1174) or (MT105A + MT105B)
MN3028 Managerial economics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)                        This unit is an introduction to formal mathematical reasoning, in which
This is an intermediate Microeconomic unit. It takes a strongly game             proof is central. It introduces fundamental concepts and constructions
theoretic approach to management problems, and attempts to equip                 of mathematics and looks at how to formulate mathematical statements
students	with	the	quantitative	economic	skills	required	by	21st century          in precise terms. It then shows how such statements can be proved or
managers.                                                                        disproved.

MN3032 Management science methods (ST104A) + (MT105A                             MT2175 Further Linear Algebra (MT1173)
       or MT1174)                                                                This course continues the study of Linear algebra initiated in MT1173 Algebra.
This unit deals with decision making within the managerial context. It
encompasses a number of systematic approaches to problem solving                 MT2176 Further Calculus (MT1174)
by means of constructing explicit, simplified models to deal with them.          This course follows on from Calculus and Algebra, and continues further
Although quantitative, these models inevitably have a qualitative character      the study of calculus techniques and theory. The course will develop
which potential manages must learn to appreciate.                                further the theory of functions, and will also include some new practical
                                                                                 skills, such as how to evaluate double integrals and how to use Laplace
MN3075 Human resource management                                                 transforms to solve differential equations.
The syllabus draws on the following theories: human resource strategy;
psychological contracts; organisational commitment; motivation;                  MT3040 Game theory (half unit) (MT1174) or
organisational justice. These theories are used as a basis for examining                (MT105A + MT105B)
the traditional human resource areas like recruitment and selection;             At the end of this unit, students should be familiar with the main concepts
employment appraisal; industrial relations and collective bargaining, etc.       of non-cooperative game theory, and know how they are used in modelling
                                                                                 and analysing an interactive situation.
MN3077 Management: international and comparative
       perspectives (EC1002 or IR1011 or MN1107)                                 MT3041 Advanced mathematical analysis (half unit) (MT2116)
This unit provides an analysis of the forces shaping the international           This is a unit in real analysis. The emphasis is on functions, sequences
environment. It examines the strategic choices available to managers of          and series in n-dimensional real space.
companies engaged in international business and how to apply relevant
social science theories and concepts to understand the behaviour of              MT3042 Optimisation theory (half unit) (MT2116)
international companies.                                                         This unit aims to bring together mathematical optimisation, as
                                                                                 encountered in many applied fields. The unit concentrates on continuous
MN3119 Strategy (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)                                    optimisation, extending the theory studied in standard calculus courses.
This unit studies situations in which two or more decision makers interact
in a strategic manner. Understanding strategy situations involving conflict      MT3170 Discrete mathematics and algebra (MT2116) (NEW)
and/or cooperation has proved useful in economics, business, political           This course develops the mathematical methods to emphasise
science, law, and social psychology. This is about interaction of game           applications for counting, graph theory, set systems, abstract groups,
theory, economics and strategic management.                                      applications of algebra to discrete mathematics I, rings and polynomials,
                                                                                 finite fields, applications of algebra to discrete mathemathics II, error-
MN3127 Organisation theory: an interdisciplinary approach                        correcting codes.
       (EC1002 or SC1021 or MN2079)
This unit explores the ways in which organisations can be designed               SC1021 Principles of sociology
(by management or others) in order to achieve their objectives. This is          This unit introduces students to the subject sociology and provides them
an interdisciplinary unit drawing centrally upon psychology, sociology,          the necessary grounding in sociological theories and methods, theories
economics and, to a lesser extent, management theory.                            and approaches to organisation and globalisation.

MN3141 Principles of marketing (EC1002 or SC1021 or MN2079)                      ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit)
This unit introduces students to the fundamental principles of marketing         The unit gives students an introduction to the elementary statistical
and marketing management. The strategic approach taken in this unit will         techniques and methods of analysis which they will apply within other
enable students to gain a broad understanding of consumers and the               subjects, later in their degree. The focus is on the manipulation of
marketing behaviour of firms, especially those operating in an international     statistical data, the interpretation of resultant statistical tables, and the
environment.                                                                     ways in which this may be shown graphically.

MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit)                                                 ST104B      Statistics 2 (half unit)
This unit provides a rigorous coverage of linear algebra and a thorough          The unit builds on Statistics 1, and adds the fundamentals of statistical
introduction to differential and integral calculus. The purpose of the unit is   inference to the interpretation skills honed in the earlier unit. Probability
to give students the essential foundations for further mathematical units,       distributions and multivariate analysis play a key role in the syllabus,
as well as the mathematics they will encounter in intermediate economic          with emphasis on topics that are of importance to applications within
and financial subjects.                                                          econometrics.

MT105B Mathematics 2 (half unit)                                                 ST3133 Advanced statistics: distribution theory (half unit)
This unit takes the principles established in Mathematics 1 and extends                 (ST104A + ST104B)
them further, with a more advanced treatment of linear algebra and more          The aim of this unit is to provide a thorough theoretical grounding in
complex calculus problems.                                                       probability distributions. The unit teaches fundamental material that is
                                                                                 required for specialised courses in statistics, actuarial science and
                                                                                 econometrics.


More details on course objectives, learning outcomes and recommended reading can be found in the course information sheets of the UOL website,
www.londoninternational.ac.uk	(See	section	on	Programme	Resources	for	Current	Students).

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DIPLOMa IN ECONOMICS
What does this programme entail?                                     Compulsory Hostel Stay for New
The Diploma in Economics (DE) is designed to provide a               International Students
foundation course. It is a diploma in its own right as well as       The	“IM-Campus	Ready	Package”	is	a	4-month	acclimatisation	
the equivalent to the first year of a degree.                        package for new Diploma in Economics international students.
                                                                     Students stay at the SIM Global Education Campus. (see page
The Diploma is different from many other qualifications              33 for details).
available to international students as students do not
prepare for the examinations independently, but are required         Course Units
to attend a course of instruction at an institution which has        Diploma students will be able to choose from three subject
Permission to teach the Diploma in Economics. SIM has been           combinations,	A,	B	or	C.	Applicants	are	to	indicate	their	choice	of	
teaching the Diploma since 1989. The minimum duration                Option	A,	B	or	C	in	the	SIM	application	form	or	by	the	time	the	selection	
of this programme, offered only on a full-time basis, is a           interview takes place. No changes are permitted after 1 July:
year. Many international students enrol in this Diploma
to	springboard	into	the	University	of	London	BSc	degree	             Option A (REVISED)
programme.                                                                Unit No.    Unit Name
                                                                     1	   EC1002	     Introduction	to	economics
Who is this programme for?                                           2	   ST104A	     Statistics	1	(half	unit)	and
This programme is ideal for those who wish to pursue a               	    ST104B	     Statistics	2	(half	unit)
University of London degree programme at SIM. It is also             3    MT105A      Mathematics 1 (half unit) and
a good alternative for those who may not have met the                	    MT105B	     Mathematics	2	(half	unit)
University	of	London	entrance	requirement	for	the	BSc	degree,	       4	   FN1024	     Principles	of	banking	&	finance
but wish to have a chance at getting a degree without losing         5    Academic Study Skills
additional time. At the end of 3 years, graduates can obtain
both	a	Diploma	and	a	BSc	degree	from	University	of	London.           Option B
                                                                          Unit No.    Unit Name
Progression                                                          1	   EC1002	     Introduction	to	economics
Graduates who do well are awarded a Diploma with Distinction,        2	   ST104A	     Statistics	1	(half	unit)	and
Merit or Credit. Upon successful completion of the Diploma,               MT105A      Mathematics 1 (half unit)
candidates	can	progress	to	most	of	the	BSc	degrees	with	             3	   AC1025	     Principles	of	accounting
credit	for	up	to	four	full	units.	A	transfer	to	the	BSc	degree	is	   4	   MN1107	     Introduction	to	business	&	management
possible for those who pass at least two full units (including       5    Academic Study Skills
a pass in a quantitative unit).
                                                                     Option C (NEW)
Candidates	have	a	choice	of	Option	A,	B	or	C	depending	on	                Unit No.     Unit Name
the	degree	they	plan	to	pursue	from	Year	2.	Those	who	aspire	        1	   EC1002					 Introduction	to	economics
to be Certified Public Accountants (CPA) are recommended to          2		  ST104A				   Statistics	1	(half	unit)	and
select Option C. (See page 13)                                            MT105A       Mathematics 1 (half unit)
                                                                     3		  FN1024				   Principles	of	banking	&	finance
DE Graduates who excel                                               4		  AC1025				   Principles	of	accounting
The	Class	of	2011	saw	9	graduates	attain	a	Diploma	                  5    Academic Study Skills
with Distinction. These graduates hail from China, India,
Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. Among them                                                    Option        Option     Option
are candidates who received 10 Achievement prizes/                   	                                      A	            B	         C
commendations from UOL for being among the top
                                                                     BSc	Accounting	&	Finance	               /
                                                                                                             	             /	         /
candidates in the world.
                                                                     BSc	Banking	&	Finance	                  /
                                                                                                             	             /	         /
DE graduates tend to perform well in the degree as a whole.
From	those	who	completed	the	University	of	London	Bachelor	          BSc	Business	                          		-	           /
                                                                                                                           	           -
of	Science	degrees	in	2011,	35	out	of	109	graduates	(32%)	with	
a First Class Honours started the degree in the DE programme.        BSc	Economics	(Full-time	only)	         	/            -	          -
The foundation they obtained put them in good stead.
                                                                     BSc	Economics	&	Finance	                	
                                                                                                             /             -	          -

                                                                     BSc	Economics	&	Management	             -	            	
                                                                                                                           /           -	

                                                                     BSc	Management	                         -	            	
                                                                                                                           /           -


                                                                     Please	refer	to	page	22	for	details	on	admission	criteria.




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Bachelor of Science (honours) in accounting and Finance
What does this programme entail?                                                           Progression Chart for BAF
The	BSc	Accounting	and	Finance	(BAF)	aims	to	equip	you	                                                ACCA
with a strong foundation in accountancy and financial                                              (6-7 modules)
practices. It helps you develop critical skills for a wide range
of real world professional situations.
                                                                         UOL BSc                                                   Associate
Who is this programme for?                                             Accounting                       ICAEW                       (ICPAS)
This programme is ideal for those who wish to attain                    & Finance
professional accounting qualifications or are interested in
pursuing a career in the general field of finance. It prepares
                                                                                                  CPA Australia’s
you for a career in professional accountancy, investment
                                                                                                   CPA Program
banking, investment analysis and management, management                                            (6 segments)
consultancy, and financial management.

Job Prospects
                                                                   Standard Route:
Recent	graduates	have	been	employed	in	the	Big	Four	
                                                                   The minimum duration of this programme, which is offered on both
international	accounting	firms	-	Deloitte	&	Touche,	Ernst	&	
                                                                   part-time and full-time basis, is three years. This direct honours degree
Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
                                                                   programme	has	12	full	units	which	are:
                                                                   100 units
Graduates are also working in local and international accounting
                                                                   1.		 EC1002	 Introduction	to	economics
firms	such	as	BDO,	BNP	Paribas	Wealth	Management,	Bradbury	
                                                                   2.		 ST104A		 Statistics	1	(half	unit)	and
Consulting,	C.N.Tiew	&	Co,	C.S.	Choong	&	Co.	PAC,	Chio	                 MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit)
Lim Stone Forest, Fiduciary Asia Group, Foo Kon Tan Grant          3.		 FN1024		 Principles	of	banking	and	finance
Thornton,	Geetha	A	&	Associates,	Helmi	Talib	&	Co,	HLB	Loke	       4.		 AC1025	 Principles	of	accounting
Lum,	Liew	Keow	Seng	&	Company,	Nexia	TS	Public	Accounting	         5.  One unit (or two half unit) from Selection groups F(i), F(ii) or F(iii)
Corporation,	Ong	Teh	&	Co.	and	RBC	Dexia	Trust	Services,	RSM	
Chio Lim.                                                          200 and 300 units
                                                                   6.		 MN3028		 Managerial	economics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)	or
As the degree allows graduates to work in accounts or in                EC2066		 Microeconomics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
finance, financial Institutions who have employed our graduates    7.		 AC3059		 Financial	management	(AC1025)	or
include	DBS,	CIMB-GK,	HSBC,	MayBank	and	Phillip	Securities.             FN3092		 Corporate	finance	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT105B	or	MT1174)
                                                                   8.		 AC3091		 Financial	reporting	(AC1025)
Other graduates were offered accounts positions in various         9.		 AC3093		 Auditing	and	assurance	(AC1025)
industries such as energy, marine engineering, manufacturing,      10.	AC3097		 Management	accounting	(AC1025)
medical, oil and gas, real estate, shipping, and IT. The                O
                                                                   11.		 ne	unit	from	Selection	groups	B,	E,	or	M
organisations include Fuji Xerox, GE Pacific, Herrenknecht              O
                                                                   12.		 ne	200	or	300	unit	(or	two	half	units)	chosen	from	any	of	the		 	
Asia, Hewlet Packard, INVISTA Singapore, iWOW Technology,               Selection groups
Neptune Orient Lines, Mott MacDonald, Oracle, Starhub and
Yayasan Mendaki.                                                   Graduate Entry Route:
                                                                   The minimum duration of this 9 full-unit programme, which is offered on
Progression                                                        both part-time and full-time basis, is two years.
Graduates who wish to continue their studies towards               100 units
professional accreditation in the accounting field can complete    1.	 EC1002	 Introduction	to	economics
the ACCA or the CPA Australia CPA Program.                         2.	 ST104A		 Statistics	1	(half	unit)	and
                                                                       MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit)
ACCA.	Graduates	of	the	BSc	Accounting	and	Finance	are	exempted	    3.	 AC1025		 Principles	of	accounting
from most of the foundation units in the ACCA examinations.
There	are	no	pre-requisite	units	required	in	the	BSc	degree.       200 and 300 units
                                                                   4.	 MN3028	 Managerial	economics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)	or
CPA Australia. To qualify for the CPA Program Professional              EC2066		 Microeconomics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
Level, students in the degree are to take a prescribed set of      5.		 AC3059	 Financial	management	(AC1025)	or
                                                                   	    FN3092		 Corporate	finance	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT105B	or	MT1174)
units in addition to the compulsory units set by the University
                                                                   6.	 AC3091		 Financial	reporting	(AC1025)
of	London.	Candidates	are	to	take	on	unit	MN3027	The	law	of	
                                                                   7.		 AC3093		 Auditing	and	assurance	(AC1025)
business organisations, AC3059 Financial management, LA1040
                                                                   8.		 AC3097		 Management	accounting	(AC1025)
Elements	of	the	law	of	contract	and	IS2136	Information	systems	
                                                                   9. One unit from Selection groups E or M
and organisations.
                                                                   Notes
The local accounting body is the Institute of Certified Public
Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS). A new Singapore                      Exemption from one unnamed Level 100 unit can be placed here.
Post-university	Professional	Accounting	Programme	(QP)
introduced	in	2013	is	likely	to	be	the	professional	accountancy	
examination for admission to ICPAS membership.




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Bachelor of Science (honours) in Banking and Finance
What does this programme entail?                                 Standard Route:
The world of banking and finance is all about risk. This         The minimum duration of this programme, which is offered on both
programme aims to show you how financial institutions            part-time and full-time basis, is three years. This direct honours degree
manage risk, how financial markets trade risk and how new        programme	has	12	full	units	which	are:
instruments to control risk are developed for the benefit of     100 units
the economy as a whole.                                          1.		 EC1002	 Introduction	to	economics
                                                                 2.		 ST104A		 Statistics	1	(half	unit)	and
The programme will give you an insight into the pivotal role          MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit)
of finance in an industrial economy. It will provide you with    3.		 FN1024		 Principles	of	banking	and	finance
a thorough understanding of the ways in which financial          4.		 AC1025		 Principles	of	accounting
intermediaries and institutions operate, and the structure       5.  One unit (or two half units) from Selection groups F(i), F(ii) or F(iii)
and functioning of financial markets, as well as help you
develop critical skills for a wide range of real world           200 and 300 units
professional situations.                                         6.		 FN3092	 Corporate	finance	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT105B	or	MT1174)
                                                                 7.		 EC2020		 Elements	of	econometrics	(EC1002)	+	(ST104A	or	ST104B)		
                                                                 	    	          +	(MT105A	or	MT105B	or MT1174) or
Who is this programme for?                                       	    EC2065		 Macroeconomics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)	or
This programme is ideal for those who want to pursue a           	    EC2066		 Microeconomics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
career in accountancy, consulting, commercial or investment      8.	 FN2029		 Financial	intermediation	(FN1024)
banking, trading and sales or risk management.                   9. FN3023		 Investment	management	(FN1024)
                                                                 10.	One	unit	from	Selection	groups	A,	B,	E,	or	M
Job Prospects                                                    11. One 300 unit (or two half units) from any Selection groups
Many of our past graduates (full-time programmes) have           12.	One	200	or	300	unit	(or	two	half	units)	chosen	from	any	of	the		 	
gone on to carve out successful careers in finance-related            Selection groups
organisations,	including	ABN-Amro,	AIA,	American	Express	
Bank,	Bank	of	China	(Shanghai),	Citibank,	Credit	Suisse	First	   Graduate Entry Route:
Boston,	DBS	Bank,	GK	Goh	Stockbrokers,	HSBC,	Merrill	Lynch,	     The minimum duration of this 9 full-unit programme, which is offered on
OCBC,	Standard	Chartered	Bank,	UBS	and	UOB.                      both part-time and full-time basis, is two years.
                                                                 100 units
Progression                                                      1.		 EC1002		 Introduction	to	economics
Graduates	who	complete	the	BSc	Banking	&	Finance	degree	         2.		 ST104A		 Statistics	1	(half	unit)	and
with the following electives: AC3091 Financial reporting,             MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit)
AC3093 Auditing and assurance and AC3097 Management              3.		 FN1024		 Principles	of	banking	and	finance
accounting will be awarded the maximum exemptions when           4.		 AC1025		 Principles	of	accounting
they apply for the ACCA examinations.
                                                                 200 and 300 units
                                                                 5.		   FN3092		 Corporate	finance	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT105B	or	MT1174)
                                                                 6.		   EC2020		 Elements	of	econometrics	(EC1002)	+	(ST104A	or	ST104B)		
                                                                 	      	        +	(MT105A	or	MT105B	or	MT1174)	or
                                                                 	      EC2065		 Macroeconomics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)	or
                                                                 	      EC2066		 Microeconomics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
                                                                 7.		   FN2029		 Financial	intermediation	(FN1024)
                                                                 8.     FN3023	Investment	management	(FN1024)
                                                                 9. One 300 unit (or two half units) chosen from any of the Selection groups

                                                                 Notes
                                                                 	 FN3023	Investment	management	must	be	taken	after	or	at	the	same			
                                                                 	  time	as	FN3092	Corporate	finance.
                                                                       Exemption from one unnamed Level 100 unit can be placed here.




                                                                        SIM gave me a chance to pursue an overseas degree
                                                                        locally. The SIM-University of London’s lecture-based
                                                                        programme encourages discipline which will help
                                                                        me in the future.
                                                                        august Lee
                                                                        BSc (hons) in Banking & Finance
                                                                        University of London, UK
                                                                        Class of 2010
                                                                        Second Upper Class honours
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Bachelor of Science (honours) Bachelor of Science (honours)
in Business                   in Economics
What does this programme entail?                                                What does this programme entail?
This programme combines established core management                             This programme is centred on a core of economic theory
subjects with contemporary business subjects, giving you a                      and the tools it requires. Essential Mathematical techniques
thorough grounding in the world of business.                                    such as calculus and statistics are covered at an early stage
                                                                                in the programme.
It provides a solid understanding of the different functional
areas of business and a good foundation for a career in                         Who is this programme for?
management. It is also designed to develop excellent                            Graduates of this programme will be prepared for a career
analytical skills, which are invaluable to the decision making                  as an economist in industry, finance, or the government. This
role of management.                                                             degree is not recommended for students who are exempted
                                                                                from the first year of the degree unless they have completed
Who is this programme for?                                                      the Diploma in Economics from the University of London.
This programme is ideal for those who wish to pursue a
career in management consultancy, banking, accountancy or                       Job Prospects
general management.                                                             This programme is a useful preparation for a range of careers
                                                                                such as accountancy, banking and managerial jobs.
Job Prospects
Some of our past graduates have secured positions such as                       Standard Route:
Account	Executives,	Administrative	Executives,	Bank	Officers,	                  The minimum duration of this programme, which is only offered on
Business	Development	Executives,	Corporate	Relations	                           full-time basis, is three years. This direct honours degree programme
Executives,	Personal	Bankers,	Personal	Financial	Consultants,	                  has	12	full	units	which	are:
Sales Consultants and Trading Assistants.                                       100 units
                                                                                1.		 EC1002		 Introduction	to	economics
Standard Route:                                                                 2.		 ST104A		 Statistics	1	(half	unit)	and
The minimum duration of this programme, which is offered on both                	ST104B		 Statistics	2	(half	unit)
part-time and full-time basis, is three years. This direct honours degree       3. MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit) and
programme	has	12	full	units	which	are:                                          	MT105B		 Mathematics	2	(half	unit)
100 units                                                                       4.  One unit (or two half units) from Selection groups F(i), F(ii) or F(iii).
1.	 EC1002		 Introduction	to	economics
                                                                                200 and 300 units
2.		 ST104A		 Statistics	1	(half	unit)	and
     MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit)                                           5.		 EC2020		 Elements	of	econometrics	(EC1002)	+	(ST104A	or	ST104B)		
3.		 SC1021		 Principles	of	sociology                                           	    	          +	(MT105A	or	MT105B	or	MT1174)
4.		 AC1025		 Principles	of	accounting                                          6.		 EC2065		 Macroeconomics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
5. MN1107 Introduction to business and management                               7.		 EC2066		 Microeconomics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
                                                                                8. One 300 unit from Selection group E
200 and 300 units                                                               9. One 300 unit from Selection group E
6.		 MN3141		 Principles	of	marketing	(EC1002	or	SC1021	or	MN2079)              10. One 300 unit from Selection group E
7. One 300 unit from Selection group M                                               O
                                                                                11.		 ne	200	or	300	unit	from	Selection	group	E
8. One 300 unit from Selection group M                                               
                                                                                12.		 One	100,	200	or	300	unit	(or	two	half	units)	from	any	of	the		 	
9. One 300 unit from Selection group M                                               Selection groups
10. One unit from Selection group M
11.		One	200	or	300	unit	(or	two	half	units)	from	any	of	the	Selection	groups   Graduate Entry Route
12.		One	200	or	300	unit	(or	two	half	units)	from	any	of	the	Selection	groups   The	Graduate	Entry	Route	offered	on	a	full-time	basis	takes	a	minimum	
                                                                                of three years to complete at SIM. There are 9 full units required.
Graduate Entry Route (REVISED):                                                 100 units
The minimum duration of this 9 full-unit programme, which is offered on         1.		 EC1002		 Introduction	to	economics
both part-time and full-time basis, is two years.                               2.		 ST104A		 Statistics	1	(half	unit)	and
                                                                                	ST104B		 Statistics	2	(half	unit)
100 units
                                                                                3. MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit) and
1.		 EC1002		 Introduction	to	economics
                                                                                	MT105B		 Mathematics	2	(half	unit)
2.		 ST104A		 Statistics	1	(half	unit)	and
     MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit)
                                                                                200 and 300 units
3.		 AC1025		 Principles	of	accounting
                                                                                4.		 EC2020		 Elements	of	econometrics	(EC1002)	+	(ST104A	or	ST104B)		
4. MN1107 Introduction to business and management                               	    	        +	(MT105A	or	MT105B	or	MT1174)
                                                                                5.		 EC2065		 Macroeconomics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
200 and 300 units                                                               6.		 EC2066		 Microeconomics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
5.		 MN3141		 Principles	of	marketing	(EC1002	or	SC1021	or	MN2079)              7. One 300 unit from Selection group E
6. One 300 unit from Selection group M                                          8. One 300 unit from Selection group E
7. One 300 unit from Selection group M                                          9.		 One	200	or	300	unit	from	Selection	group	E
8. One unit from Selection group M
9.		 One	unit	from	Selection	groups	A,	B,	E	or	M                                Notes
                                                                                 ST104B Statistics 2 must be taken after or at the same time as
                                                                                  ST104A Statistics 1
                                                                                 MT105B Mathematics 2 must be taken after or at the same time as
                                                                                  MT105A Mathematics 1
                                                                                A	100	half	unit	may	not	be	paired	with	a	200	or	300	half	unit.
                                                                                   Exemption from one unnamed Level 100 unit can be placed here.

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Bachelor of Science (honours) Bachelor of Science (honours)
in Economics and Finance      in Economics and Management
What does this programme entail?                                                       What does this programme entail?
This programme aims to help you appreciate the close linkages                          This programme enables you to combine an in-depth study of
between economics and finance in a wide range of issues,                               economics with management options, enabling you to look
such as risk and asset choice. This degree is not for the                              analytically and critically at management issues. It will equip
faint-hearted as the units generally require rigorous attention.                       you with logical and quantitative reasoning skills as well as
This degree is not recommended to students who are exempted                            general management competencies.
from the first year of the degree unless they have completed
the Diploma in Economics from the University of London.                                Who is this programme for?
                                                                                       This programme is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career
Who is this programme for?                                                             in accountancy, banking or general management.
This programme is ideal for those who wish to pursue careers
in industry and financial analysis, particularly as market analysts                    Job Prospects
or research economists. It also gives you the stepping stone to                        Some of our past graduates have secured positions such as
pursue further studies in economics or finance.                                        bank executives, business analysts, finance executives, finance
                                                                                       planners, operations executives and sales representatives.
Job Prospects
The first batch of graduates who responded to our request for                          Standard Route:
information saw 50% working in junior to middle management                             The minimum duration of this programme, which is offered on both
at organisations including Accenture, Aviva, CitiGroup,                                part-time and full-time basis, is three years. This direct honours degree
DBS	Bank	and	Sumitomo	Corporation.	Within	the	finance	                                 programme	has	12	full	units	which	are:
and accounting-related positions, a few were specifically in                           100 units
treasury and management consulting.                                                    1.		 EC1002		 Introduction	to	economics
                                                                                       2.		 ST104A		 Statistics	1	(half	unit)	and
Standard Route:                                                                             MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit)
The minimum duration of this programme, which is offered on both                       3.		 SC1021		 Principles	of	sociology
part-time and full-time basis, is three years. This direct honours degree              4.		 AC1025		 Principles	of	accounting
programme	has	12	full	units	which	are:                                                 5. MN1107 Introduction to business and management
100 units
1.		 EC1002		 Introduction	to	economics                                                200 and 300 units
2.		 ST104A		 Statistics	1	(half	unit)	and                                             6.		 MN3028		 Managerial	economics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)	or
	ST104B		 Statistics	2	(half	unit)                                                         EC2066		 Microeconomics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
3. MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit) and                                                7.		 EC2065		 Macroeconomics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
	MT105B		 Mathematics	2	(half	unit)                                                   8.		 MN3127		 Organisation	theory:	an	interdisciplinary	approach		 	
4.		 FN1024		 Principles	of	banking	and	finance                                        	    	         (EC1002	or	SC1021	or	MN2079)
                                                                                       9. One 300 unit from Selection group E
200 and 300 units
                                                                                       10. One 300 unit from Selection group M
5.		 EC2065		 Macroeconomics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
                                                                                       11. One 300 unit from Selection groups E or M
6.		 EC2066		 Microeconomics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
                                                                                            O
                                                                                       12.		 ne	unit	(or	two	half	units)	from	Selection	groups	E	or	M
7.		 EC2020		 Elements	of	econometrics	(EC1002)	+	(ST104A	or	ST104B)		
	    	          +	(MT105A	or	MT105B	or	MT1174)                                         Graduate Entry Route (REVISED):
8.		 FN3092		 Corporate	finance	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT105B	or	MT1174)                The minimum duration of this programme, which is offered on both
9.		 EC3115		 Monetary	economics	(EC2065)	or                                           part-time and full-time basis, is two years. 9 full-units are required.
	    EC3099		 Industrial	economics	(EC2066)	(Full-time	only)
                                                                                       100 units
10. FN3142	Quantitative	finance	(EC2020	+	EC2066)
                                                                                       1.		 EC1002		 Introduction	to	economics
11. One 300 unit (or two half units) from any of the Selection groups
                                                                                       2.		 ST104A		 Statistics	1	(half	unit)	and
12.	 	One	100,	200	or	300	unit	(or	two	half	units)	from	any	of	the	Selection groups        MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit)
                                                                                       3.		 AC1025		 Principles	of	accounting
Graduate Entry Route
                                                                                       4. MN1107 Introduction to business and management
The	Graduate	Entry	Route	offered	on	both	part-time	and	full-time	basis,	
takes a minimum of three years to complete. There are 9 full units required.
                                                                                       200 and 300 units
100 units
                                                                                       5.		 MN3028		 Managerial	economics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)	or
1.		 EC1002		 Introduction	to	economics
                                                                                       	    EC2066		 Microeconomics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
2.		 ST104A		 Statistics	1	(half	unit)	and
                                                                                       6.		 EC2065		 Macroeconomics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
	ST104B		 Statistics	2	(half	unit)
                                                                                       7.		 MN3127		 Organisation	theory:	an	interdisciplinary	approach
3. MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit) and
                                                                                       	    	        (EC1002	or	SC1021	or	MN2079)
	MT105B		 Mathematics	2	(half	unit)
                                                                                       8. One 300 unit from Selection groups E or M
4.		 FN1024		 Principles	of	banking	and	finance
                                                                                       9.		 One	200	or	300	unit	from	Selection	groups	E	or	M
200 and 300 units
5.		EC2065		 Macroeconomics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)                              Notes	for	BSc	Economics	and	Finance:
6.		EC2066		 Microeconomics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)                               ST104B Statistics 2 must be taken after or at the same time as
7.		EC2020		 Elements	of	econometrics	(EC1002)	+	(ST104A	or	ST104B)	+		                  ST104A Statistics 1
	 	 	        (MT105A	or	MT105B	or	MT1174)
                                                                                        MT105B Mathematics 2 must be taken after or at the same time as
8.		FN3092	 Corporate	finance	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT105B	or		MT1174)                   MT105A Mathematics 1
9. FN3142	Quantitative	finance	(EC2020	+	EC2066)
                                                                                        FN3142 Quantitative finance must be taken after or at the same time
                                                                                         as FN3092 Corporate finance
                                                                                          Exemption from one unnamed Level 100 unit can be placed here.
                                                                                       A	100	half	unit	may	not	be	paired	with	a	200	or	300	half	unit.

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Bachelor of Science (honours) in
Information Systems and Management
What does this programme entail?                                             Graduate Entry Route (REVISED):
This programme studies information systems and how                           The	Graduate	Entry	Route,	offered	only	on	full-time	basis,	takes	a	minimum	
organisations and societies use and exploit new information                  of three years to complete. There are 9 full units required.
and communication technologies (ICT). Emphasis is on the
organisational and social aspects of the efforts organisations               100 units
make in order to accommodate ICT, change their practices,                    1. IS1060     Introduction to information systems
and achieve benefits.                                                        2.		 MN1107		 Introduction	to	business	and	management
                                                                             3. IS1168     Introduction to computer systems architecture and
                                                                                           programming
Who is this programme for?
                                                                             4.		 EC1002		 Introduction	to	economics	or
This programme prepares you for a career in information
                                                                             	    IR1011		 Introduction	to	international	relations	or
systems management or management consultancy specialising                    	    SC1021		 Principles	of	sociology
in IT and IS. You may pursue a career in a software house or
in organisations requiring systems management knowledge                      200 and 300 units
and skills.                                                                  5.		 MN3127		 Organisation	theory:	an	interdisciplinary	approach		           	
                                                                             	    	        (EC1002	or	SC1021	or	MN2079)	or
Job Prospects                                                                     MN3075 Human resource management or
Some of our past graduates have found fulfilling positions                   	    MN2079		 Elements	of	social	and	applied	psychology
as Network Engineers, MIS Executives, Information                            6.		 IS2062		 Information	systems	development	and	management	(IS1060)
Programmers	and	Business	Analysts.                                           7.		 IS2138		 ICT:	Principles	and	Perspectives	(IS1060	+	IS1168)
                                                                             8. IS3139     Software engineering: theory and application (IS2062	+	IS2138)	or
Requirements                                                                 	    IS3159		 Research	project	in	information	systems	(IS2062	+	IS2138)
For this degree, you are required to submit coursework,                      9. IS3167     Management and innovation of e-business
including computer-based work. You will need access to a
standard microcomputer with standard database, spreadsheet,
programming language and word processor software. All
these are available in the SIM computer laboratories.

Standard Route (REVISED):
The minimum duration of this programme, which is only offered full-time is
three	years.	This	direct	honours	degree	programme	has	12	units	which	are:
100 units
1. IS1060      Introduction to information systems
2.		 MN1107		 Introduction	to	business	and	management
3. IS1168      Introduction to computer systems architecture and
               programming
4.		 EC1002		 Introduction	to	economics	or
	    IR1011		 Introduction	to	international	relations	or
	    SC1021		 Principles	of	sociology

200 and 300 units
5.		 MN3127		 Organisation	theory:	an	interdisciplinary	approach		     	
	    	          (EC1002	or	SC1021	or	MN2079)	or
     MN3075 Human resource management or
	    MN2079		 Elements	of	social	and	applied	psychology
6.	 IS2062		 Information	systems	development	and	management	(IS1060)
7.		 IS2138		 ICT:	Principles	and	Perspectives	(IS1060	+	IS1168)
8. IS3139       Software engineering: theory and application
                (IS2062	+	IS2138)
9.		 IS3159		 Research	project	in	information	systems	(IS2062	+	IS2138)
10. IS3167      Management and innovation of e-business
11. One 300 unit from Selection group M
12.		One	100,	200	or	300	full	unit	(or	two	half	units)	chosen	from	any		
     of the Selection groups




Notes
	  A	100	half	unit	may	not	be	paired	with	a	200	or	300	half	unit.
	  Bridging	is	not	recommended	for	candidates	applying	to	this	degree.
 An exemption awarded for one full 100 unit (or two half units) may
   be included at this point in the degree structure



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Bachelor of Science (honours) Bachelor of Science (honours)
in Management                 in Mathematics and Economics
What does this programme entail?                                            What does this programme entail?
This programme analyses and critically examines management                  This programme equips you with an understanding in
issues. It offers a platform for theoretical study, particularly            advanced areas of mathematics and statistics, chosen from
in economics. It will also give you the opportunity to study                a range of topics, including a high proportion relevant to
the activity of management and the environment in which the                 economics and finance.
manager operates, in an intellectually rigorous fashion.
                                                                            It focuses on understanding the role of mathematics in the
Who is this programme for?                                                  social sciences, especially economics, and how they interact.
This programme opens up opportunities for you in a vast
range of careers in commerce, industry and education.                       Who is this programme for?
                                                                            This programme is ideal for those who wish to pursue
Job Prospects                                                               professional or managerial careers, particularly in areas
Many of our past graduates have secured positions in                        requiring the application of quantitative skills (for example
leading multinational companies and local organisations,                    forecasting and risk). It is also suitable for those who wish to
such as AIA, Citibank, ICPAS, Intel, MAS, NTU, Sembwaste,                   pursue further study in mathematics or economics.
Singapore Technologies, Sony Pictures Entertainment and
UOB.                                                                        Job Prospects
                                                                            Graduates work in diverse fields - risk management, education,
Standard Route:                                                             banking,	aviation,	healthcare.		Recent	graduates	have	been	
The minimum duration of this programme, which is offered on both            employed	at	OCBC	Bank,	UOB,	Standard	Chartered	Bank,	
part-time and full-time basis, is three years. This direct honours degree   Singapore Civil Defence Force, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and
programme	has	12	full	units	which	are:                                      Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. The degree sees a
100 units                                                                   high proportion of graduates who pursue postgraduate
1.		 EC1002		 Introduction	to	economics                                     qualifications.	Between	2008	and	2011,	graduates	went	on	
2.		 ST104A		 Statistics	1	(half	unit)	and                                  to the University of Hong Kong, in the UK to University of
     MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit)                                       Birmingham,	LSE	and	Oxford	and	in	Singapore	to	NUS.	
3.		 SC1021		 Principles	of	sociology
4.		 AC1025		 Principles	of	accounting                                      Standard Route (REVISED):
5. MN1107 Introduction to business and management                           The minimum duration of this programme, which is only offered on full-time
                                                                            basis,	is	three	years.	This	direct	honours	degree	programme	has	12	full	
200 and 300 units
                                                                            units which are:
6.	 MN3028		 Managerial	economics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
                                                                            100 units
7.		 MN3127		 Organisation	theory:	an	interdisciplinary	approach		    	
                                                                            1.	 EC1002	 	Introduction	to	economics
	    	        (EC1002	or	SC1021	or	MN2079)
8.		 MN3119		 Strategy	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)                        2.		 ST104A		 Statistics	1	(half	unit)	and
9. MN2079	 Elements	of	social	and	applied	psychology	or                     	 ST104B		 Statistics	2	(half	unit)
	    MN3032		 Management	science	methods	(ST104A)                           3. MT1173 Algebra
	    	        +	(MT105A	or	MT1174)	or
     MN3075 Human resource management or                                    4. MT1174 Calculus
	    MT2076		 Management	mathematics	(ST104A)
	    	        +	(MT105A	or	MT1174)                                          200 and 300 units
10. One 300 unit from Selection group M                                     5.	 EC2065	 Macroeconomics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
11. One unit (or two half units) from Selection groups E or M
                                                                            6.		 EC2066		 Microeconomics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
     O
12.		 ne	200	or	300	unit	(or	two	half	units)	from	any	Selection	group
                                                                            7.		 MT2116		 Abstract	mathematics	(MT1174)	or	(MT105A	+	MT105B)
Graduate Entry Route (REVISED):                                             8.		 MT2176		 Further	calculus	(half	unit)	(MT1174)	and
The minimum duration of this 9 full-unit programme, which is                     MT2175		 Further	linear	algebra	(half	unit)	(MT1173)
offered on both part-time and full-time basis, is two years.                9.		 EC2020		 Elements	of	econometrics	(EC1002)	+	(ST104A	or	ST104B)		
100 units                                                                   	    	        +	(MT105A	or	MT105B	or	MT1174)	or
1.	 EC1002		 Introduction	to	economics                                           EC3099		 Industrial	economics	(EC2066	or	MN3028)	or
2.		 ST104A		 Statistics	1	(half	unit)	and                                  	    EC3115		 Monetary	economics	(EC2065)	or
     MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit)                                       	    MT3120		 Mathematical	economics	(EC2066	+	MT105A	+	MT105B)	or
3.		 AC1025		 Principles	of	accounting                                      	    	        (EC2066	+	MT1174)
4. MN1107 Introduction to business and management                           10. One 300 unit (or two half units) from Selection group N
                                                                            11. One 300 unit from Selection group E
200 and 300 units
                                                                                O
                                                                            12.		 ne	300	unit	(or	two	half	units)	from	Selection	groups	E	or	N
5.		 MN3028		 Managerial	economics	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
6.		 MN3127		 Organisation	theory:	an	interdisciplinary	approach		 	
	    	         (EC1002	or	SC1021	or	MN2079)                                 Notes
7.		 MN3119		 Strategy	(EC1002)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)                        		 ST104B	Statistics	2	must	be	taken	after	or	at	the	same	time	as		   	
8.		 MN2079		 Elements	of	social	and	applied	psychology	or                      ST104A Statistics 1
	    MN3032		 Management	science	methods	(ST104A)
                                                                            Graduate Entry route is not available.
	    	         +	(MT105A	or	MT1174)	or
     MN3075 Human resource management or                                    Bridging	is	not	recommended	for	candidates	applying	to	this	degree.
	    MT2076		 Management	mathematics	(ST104A)	+	(MT105A	or	MT1174)
9.		 One	unit	from	Selection	groups	A,	B,	E	or	M




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I have always liked Singapore and wanted to experience living in Singapore. LSE is an
extremely prestigious school and Finance is a highly sought after qualification. SIM gave me
the perfect opportunity to realise all three ambitions. SIM gave me the opportunity to study a
very useful and challenging subject and to live and work in a country that I love as well as
for a company that I love.
Nithya Camoens
Diploma for Graduates in Finance with Distinction
University of London, UK
Class of 2008

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DIPLOMAS FOR GRADUATES
The one-year Diploma for Graduates programmes are ideal for three groups of students:
•	 Those	who	wish	to	acquire	and	demonstrate	knowledge	in	a	particular	field.
•	 Those	who	wish	to	undertake	postgraduate	work	and	whose	first	degree	is	in	an	unrelated	field.
•	 Those	who	have	a	first	degree	which	may	not	be	readily	acceptable	as	equivalent	to	a	UK	first	degree,	but	want	to		
	 undertake	postgraduate	work	at	a	British	university.

Promotion and Graduation
Each	Diploma	for	Graduates	is	made	up	of	four	units.	Each	programme	is	made	up	of	a	collection	of	full	and	half	units.	Units	
which	have	been	passed	may	not	be	re-taken.	Students	are	allowed	to	progress	till	they	meet	the	minimum	requirement	to	
be	classified/graduate.	Candidates	who	fail	a	module	may	be	allowed	to	repeat	the	module	and	resit	the	examination	the	
following	year.	Students	have	between	one	and	five	years	to	complete	the	qualification.	Graduates	who	do	well	in	the
University	examinations	may	be	awarded	a	Diploma	with	Distinction,	Merit	or	Credit.

Job Prospects
Graduates	of	these	Diplomas	have	been	promoted	in	their	jobs	or	expanded	their	job	scope.	A	few	engineers	have	also	used	
the	Diploma	for	Graduates	in	Finance	as	a	stepping	stone	to	pursue	master’s	degrees	in	related	finance	areas.	These	are	in	
line	with	the	objectives	of	the	Diploma.	


Course Selection
All	pre-requisites	are	waived	for	the	Diplomas	for	Graduates.	Selection	groups	can	be	found	on	Page	9.	Candidates	choose	their
units	based	on	the	timetable.	Some	units	may	not	be	taken	together	if	the	classes	fall	on	the	same	day/time	(part-time	programme).


Diploma For Graduates (Accounting)                                          Diploma For Graduates (Economics)
This	diploma	is	available	both	full-time	and	part-time.	It	is               This	diploma	is	available	both	full-time	and	part-time.	It	
ideal	for	those	who	are	handling	general	accounting	and	                    offers	a	broad	perspective	to	the	field	of	economics,	which	
finance	duties	and	wish	to	upgrade	their	skills.	Those	                     is	essential	in	the	banking	and	financial	arena.	Business	
whose	first	degree	is	a	general	one	and	wish	to	acquire	                    analysts,	researchers	and	economists	alike	will	find	this	
more	specific	qualifications	would	also	benefit	from	this	                  course	useful.
programme.
                                                                            Graduates	will	be	able	to	choose	careers	in	brokerage	and	
One compulsory unit:                                                        investment	firms,	or	in	human	resource	management,	
AC1025		     Principles	of	accounting                                       establishing	appropriate	incentive	structures,	benefits	
+                                                                           packages	and	processes	for	hiring	and	promotion.	
Two units chosen from:
AC3059		     Financial	management	or	FN3092	Corporate	finance               Three compulsory units:
AC3091		     Financial	reporting                                            EC2020		  Elements	of	econometrics
AC3093		     Auditing	and	assurance                                         EC2065		  Macroeconomics
AC3097		     Management	accounting                                          EC2066		  Microeconomics
+                                                                           +
One 200 or 300 unit	(or	two	half	units)	chosen	from	any	of	the	Selection	   One 300 unit with	the	prefix	EC	chosen	from	Selection	group	E.
groups,	including	any	of	those	units	not	already	selected	above.


                                                                            Diploma for Graduates (Finance)
Diploma for Graduates (Banking)                                             This	diploma	is	available	both	full-time	and	part-time.	It	is		
This	diploma	is	available	both	full-time	and	part-time.	It	is	              invaluable	for	those	currently	working	in	financial	planning,
ideal	for	those	with	general	qualifications	who	are	currently	              investment	or	commercial	banking,	corporate	finance,	
working	in	banks	and	financial	institutions.	It	also	serves	as	             or	real	estate,	and	looking	to	upgrade	their	skills.
a	platform	for	those	who	wish	to	broaden	their	perspectives	
and	upgrade	their	skills	in	the	banking	and	financial	sectors.              One compulsory unit:
                                                                            FN3092	Corporate	finance
One compulsory unit:                                                        +
FN1024	Principles	of	banking	and	finance                                    Two units chosen from:
+                                                                           AC3091		     Financial	reporting
Two units chosen from:                                                      AC3093		     Auditing	and	assurance
AC3059		   Financial	management	or	FN3092	Corporate	finance                 AC3143		     Valuation	and	securities	analysis
AC3093		   Auditing	and	assurance                                           FN2029		     Financial	intermediation
AC3143		   Valuation	and	securities	analysis                                FN3023		     Investment	management
FN2029		   Financial	intermediation                                         FN3142		     Quantitative	finance
FN3023	    Investment	management                                            +
FN3142		   Quantitative	finance                                             One unit (or	two	half	units)	chosen	from	any	of	the	Selection	
+                                                                           groups,	including	any	of	those	options	not	already	selected	above.
One 200 or 300 unit	(or	two	half	units)

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DIPLOMAS FOR GRADUATES
Diploma for Graduates (Information Systems)                                  Diploma for Graduates (Management)
This	diploma	is	only	available	full-time.	It	focuses	on	how	                 This	diploma	is	available	both	full-time	and	part-time.	It	
computers	are	used	within	business	and	administrative	                       offers	a	broad	overview	of	management	theory	and	practice,	
organisations.	This	Diploma	is	relevant	for	a	career	in	                     making	it	an	attractive	course	for	those	with	non-business	
information	systems	management,	management	consultancy	                      backgrounds	who	wish	to	understand	more	about	the	
specialising	in	IT	or	IS,	or	those	who	want	to	work	for	any	                 rudiments	of	management.
software	houses	or	in	systems	management.
                                                                             One compulsory unit:
Three compulsory units:                                                      MN1107	      Introduction	to	business	and	management
IS2062		   Information	systems	development	and	management                    +
IS2138		   ICT:	Principles	and	Perspectives                                                                                                      	
                                                                             Two units,	at	least	one	of	which	must	be	a	300	unit	with	the	prefix	MN,
IS3159		   Research	project	in	information	systems                           chosen	from:
+                                                                            AC3059		                                                   	
                                                                                          Financial	management	or	FN3092	Corporate	finance
One unit chosen from:                                                        AC3097		     Management	accounting
IS1060		   Introduction	to	information	systems	or                            IS2136		     Information	systems	and	organisations
IS2136	    Information	systems	and	organisations                             MN2079		 Elements	of	social	and	applied	psychology
IS1168		   Introduction	to	computer	systems	architecture	and		        	      MN3027		 The	law	of	business	organisations
           programming                                                       MN3028		 Managerial	economics
IS3139		   Software	engineering:	theory	and	application                      MN3032		 Management	science	methods
                                                                             MN3075		 Human	resource	management
                                                                             MN3077		 Management:	international	and	comparative	perspectives
Diploma for Graduates (Mathematics)                                          MN3119		 Strategy
                                                                             MN3127		 Organisation	theory:	an	interdisciplinary	approach
This	diploma	is	only	available	full-time.	It	will	provide	a	                 MN3141		 Principles	of	marketing
broad	introduction	to	the	techniques	and	subject	matter	of	                  MT2076		 Management	mathematics
pure	mathematics,	enable	you	to	acquire	further	skills	in	the	               +
techniques	of	calculus,	linear	algebra	and	other	areas,	and	                 One 300 unit	(or	two	half	units)	chosen	from	any	of	the	Selection	groups,
prepare	you	for	further	units	in	mathematics	and/or	related	                 including	any	of	those	options	not	already	selected	above.
disciplines	(e.g.,	economics,	actuarial	science).

                                	
This	full-time	programme	has	fixed	modules.	It	consists	
of	advanced	units	in	algebra	and	calculus,	abstract	
mathematics,	game	theory,	advanced	mathematical	analysis,	
optimisation	theory	and	advanced	statistics	in	distribution	
theory.	There	are	altogether	one	full	unit	and	six	half	units;
a	total	of	seven	examinations.	



Diploma for Graduates (Social Sciences)
This	diploma	is	available	both	full-time	and	part-time.	It	is	
ideal	for	those	who	wish	to	enhance	their	understanding	of	
                                            	
the	social	sciences	with	a	recognised	qualification	from	the	
University	of	London	which	is	examined	by	the	London	School	
of	Economics	and	Political	Science.

Four units	(or	the	equivalent)	chosen	from	any	of	the	Selection	groups	
according	to	the	following	rules:
1.		 A	student	must	choose	at	least	one	300	unit
2.		 A	student	may	not	choose	more	than	one	100	unit	(or	two	half	units)		
	    listed	in	Selection	groups	F(i),	F(ii)	or	F(iii)




   Studying in SIM, I look forward to participating in
   University activities as well as greater exposure to
   different cultures.
   Ng Siu Bong
   Diploma for Graduates (Finance)
   University of London, UK
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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS




The University of London governs all regulations and                          candidates who demonstrate through their applications that they
requirements of these programmes. No person, in whatever                      are able to perform at a high level and cope with the demands of
relationship with University of London, shall be subject to                   the programme will be accepted. The selection process aims to
discrimination on the basis of age, creed, colour, handicap,                  maintain the quality of the intake as the first priority.
national origin, race, religion, sex, or marital or veteran status.
                                                                              All applications with incomplete information and not
All applicants are considered individually on merit, and the                  accompanied by copies of supporting documents, photographs
University of London reserves the right to amend the list of                  and application fee will not be considered. All fees and
acceptable diploma equivalents and reject an application.                     documents submitted with the application form will not be
Therefore, possession of any diploma qualification does not                   returned to unsuccessful applicants.
necessarily guarantee automatic entry to the University of
London International Programmes at SIM.                                       Except	for	the	Diploma	in	Economics,	BSc	students	and	
                                                                              those in the Diploma for Graduates programmes selected
Selection of candidates for the SIM programme is done by                      for admission into SIM must also receive a letter of offer and
the SIM Admissions Committee and is competitive. Only                         register with the University of London.

                                                    Progression for BSc Programmes

     1                3-year Full-time First Degree from another University                  Year 2          Year 3

                         Business related                           Bridging
     2                                                                                       Year 2          Year 3
                    Polytechnic / SIM Diploma                       courses
                                                                                                                                  BSc Direct
                                                                                                                                Honours Degree
                    ‘A’ Levels or non-Business
     3                                                               Year 1                  Year 2          Year 3
                   related Polytechnic Diploma

                       Other Qualifications                        Diploma in
     4                                                                                       Year 2          Year 3
                  + age requirement + interview                    Economics




Entry Requirements
Diploma in Economics
Applicants:
– Must attend an interview
– Must be normally 18 years old by 31 December in the year of registration with University of London
– Must satisfy the course requirements in Mathematics and English
– May be assessed through further tests
In addition to the above criteria, Diploma candidates may not work full-time during their course of studies. They may not be students who were
once	Diploma	in	Economics	candidates	in	other	institutions,	or	those	who	were	once	registered	as	international	students	in	the	BSc	degree.	Diploma
candidates must achieve an attendance requirement of 90% by 1 Jan in order to register for the University examinations.

Diploma in Economics Course Requirement for English
Applicants who have not completed the GCE ‘O’ level English Language paper must possess a TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper based) or 79
(iBT	or	Internet	based)	or	213	(computer	based)	plus	4	in	the	Test	of	Written	English	(TWE)	or	IELTS	5.5.	Applicants	with	TOEFL	500	or	IELTS	5.0	may	
be	required	to	complete	Level	5	of	the	SIM	Certificate	in	English	Language	(CEL).	(Refer	to	page	24	for	details).

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International			       •	 IB	Diploma	holders	must	have	completed	English	at	4	or	better	and	must	have	completed	at	least	one				
Baccalaureate	(IB)		   	 Mathematics	unit;	either	Mathematical	Methods	/	Advanced	Mathematics	at	3	or	better
Diploma

Singapore	             •		 Two	GCE	‘A’	level	subjects	at	H2	level	and	C6	or	better	in	English	language	and	Mathematics	at	GCE	‘O’	level
	                      •		 Partial	‘A’	level	qualifications	and	C6	or	better	in	at	least	five	GCE	‘O’	level	subjects	including	English	language								
                           and Mathematics
	                      •		 SIM	Certificate	in	Management	or	Certificate	in	Management	Practice	with	a	pass	in	GCE	‘O’	level	Mathematics		
                           at C6 or better
	                      •		 A	complete	polytechnic	diploma	with	a	pass	in	GCE	‘O’	level	Mathematics	at	C6	or	better
	                      •		 Partial	polytechnic	transcript	with	C6	or	better	in	at	least	five	GCE	‘O’	level	subjects	including	English	language								
                           and Mathematics
	                      •		 In	lieu	of	at	least	a	pass	in	the	GCE	‘O’	level	English	Language	exam,	candidates	must	have	completed	their								
	                      	 polytechnic	diploma	within	the	last	3	years	or	have	the	following	scores:	TOEFL	550	(TWE	4.0)	or	79	(iBT)	or		
	                      	 213	(Computer-based)	/	IELTS	5.5

Australia	             High	School	Certificate	(Year	12)	and	Australian	Tertiary	Admission	Rank	(ATAR)	of	70	and	above:
	                      •		 TOEFL	550	(TWE	4.0)	or	79	(iBT)	or	213	(Computer-based)	/	IELTS	5.5
                       •		 Mathematics	must	be	grade	D	and	above	for	Western	Australia	Certificate	of	Education	and	South	Australia		
                           Certificate of Education

India	                 Senior	School	Certificate	(Year	12)	from:
                           – The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE)
	                      		 –		 The	Central	Board	of	Secondary	Education	Examinations	(CBSE)
	                      •		 Best	5	subjects	(including	Mathematics	but	excluding	Physical	Education)	must	be	70%	or	better
	                      •	 English	score	(Year	12)	must	be	at	least	75%	
	                      •	 If	there	are	no	Mathematics	score	at	Year	12,	then	Mathematics	at	Year	10	must	be	85%	or	better


Indonesia              Senior High School National Exam (SMA UAN)
	                      •	 Best	7	subjects	must	be	7.0	or	better
	                      •	 Mathematics	must	be	7.0	or	better
	                      •	 Pass	Senior	High	School	Final	National	Exam	(SMA	UAN)
	                      •	 TOEFL	550	(TWE	4.0)	or	79	(iBT)	or	213	(Computer-based)	/	IELTS	5.5

South Korea            High School Diploma
	                      •		 80%	average	including	a	Mathematics	score	of	80%	
		                     •	 TOEFL	550	(TWE	4.0)	or	79	(iBT)	or	213	(Computer-based)	/	IELTS	5.5
	                      •	 Pass	Senior	High	School	Final	National	Exam	(SMA	UAN)

Sri	Lanka			           •	 Two	GCE	‘A’	level	subjects	and	C6	or	better	in	English	Language	and	Mathematics	at	GCE	‘O’	level
	                      •	 Partial	‘A’	level	qualifications	and	C6	or	better	in	at	least	five	GCE	‘O’	level	subjects	including	English	and			
                          Mathematics
	                      •	 In	lieu	of	at	least	a	pass	in	the	GCE	‘O’	level	English	Language	exam,	candidates	must	have	the	following			
	                      	 scores:	TOEFL	550	(TWE	4.0)	or	79	(iBT)	or	213	(Computer-based)	/	IELTS	5.5

Malaysia			            •		   Two	STPM	subjects	and	C6/C	or	better	in	English	language	and	Mathematics	at	Sijil	Pelajaran	Malaysia	(SPM)
	                      •	    Partial	STPM	or	A	level	qualifications	and	five	SPM	subjects	including	English	language	(at	least	3B/B+)	and		
	                      	     Mathematics	(at	least	3B/B+)
	                      •	    At	least	5	credit	passes	(A1-B6)	Unified	Examination	Certificate	(UEC)
	                      	     –	 UEC	score	for	English	must	be	B3	or	SPM	score	for	English	must	be	3B/B+	or	better	
	                      	     –		 UEC	score	for	Mathematics	must	be	B3	or	better
	                      •		   In	lieu	of	the	above	requirements	for	the	English	Language	exam,	candidates	must	have	the	following	scores:		
	                      	     TOEFL	550	(TWE	4.0)	or	79	(iBT)	or	213	(Computer-based)	/	IELTS	5.5	

Myanmar			             At	least	12	years	of	education	including	a	BEHS	average	score	of	80%
	                      •	 TOEFL	550	(TWE	4.0)	or	79	(iBT)	or	213	(Computer-based)	/	IELTS	5.5
	                      •	 Mathematics	must	be	80%	or	better

People’s	Republic	     Senior	High	School	Certificate	with	average	score	of	70%	or	better	OR	
of	China	              •		 National	College	Entrance	Examination	(NCEE)	of	60%	or	better
	                      •		 Mathematics	must	be	70%	or	better
	                      •		 TOEFL	550	(TWE	4.0)	or	79	(iBT)	or	213	(Computer-based)	/	IELTS	5.5

Thailand               High School Certificate (Mathayom Suksa 6) (M6) with GPA of 3.5 out of 4
	                      •		 TOEFL	550	(TWE	4.0)	or	79	(iBT)	or	213	(Computer-based)	/	IELTS	5.5
	                      •		 Must	pass	Mathematics	at	3.5	(80%)	or	better
	                      •		 Average	score	must	be	3.5	(80%)	or	better

Vietnam				            Senior	High	School	Certificate	(Hoc	Ba)
	                      •		 TOEFL	550	(TWE	4.0)	or	79	(iBT)	or	213	(Computer-based)	/	IELTS	5.5
	                      •		 Best	5	subjects	must	be	7.0	or	higher
	                      •		 Mathematics	must	be	70%	or	better

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Certificate in English Language Upper-Intermediate (Level 5)
(To meet the Diploma in Economics course requirement for English)
The programme is developed and awarded by Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore.

This programme is not open for direct application. The                     Attendance
selection into the programme is based upon recommendation                  Attendance is monitored and students are required to have at
by the Admissions Committee for those who have applied                     least 75% attendance to be eligible to sit for the End-of-Course
for the Diploma in Economics but failed to meet the English                Assessment. The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of
language requirement.                                                      Singapore requires all international students issued with a
                                                                           valid student’s pass to achieve an attendance of 90% and
Programme Objectives                                                       above in any month of the course.
The structure of the Certificate in English Language
Upper-Intermediate (Level 5) (CEL) programme reflects the                  Assessment and Examinations
need for students coming to SIM to:                                        There are two tests at each level:
   h        	
•	 	 ave	a	firm	grounding	in	general	English	communication;	and            •	 Mid-Course	Assessment	(MCA)
   s
•	 	 tudy	methodical	and	intensive	English	for	academic	                   •	 End-of-Course	Assessment	(EOC)	
   purposes to prepare them adequately for further
   studies in diploma or degree programmes.                                Students are tested for each language skill: Listening,
                                                                           Reading,	Speaking	and	Writing.
Nature of Programme
CEL is a full-time programme focusing on four essential skills             Promotion and Graduation
in	language	learning:	Listening,	Reading,	Speaking	and                     To graduate and promote to the next level, students must
Writing. It features two levels:                                           score at least 50% for:
•	 Intermediate	(Level	4)	                                                    e
                                                                           •	 	 ach	of	the	4	language	skills	in	the	End-of-Course
•	 Upper-Intermediate	(Level	5)                                               Assessment and
                                                                           •	 the	overall	score	(comprising	40%	MCA	and	60%	EOC).	
Each level is three months in duration. Classes comprise
interactive face-to-face tutorials, conducted 5 to 6 days a                Graduating students for each level will be issued a certificate
week,	5	hours	a	day.	The	class	size	ranges	from	18	to	25                   of completion from SIM. Graduating students of upper-intermediate
students from four to six different countries.                             (Level 5) will be shortlisted for the Diploma in Economics
                                                                           programme.
Enrolment
Although the programme offers four intakes a year, only the                Course Fee
Jan/April intakes are applicable for Diploma in Economics                  S$2,354	for	each	level	(inclusive	of	7%	GST).
applicants.
    Intakes          Start Date                        End Date
    January          Early January                     End March
    April            Early April                       End June


Admission Criteria
You must be at least 17 years old. Depending on your
English language proficiency, you may be placed at
Intermediate (Level 4) or Upper-Intermediate (Level 5).

If you sat for an IELTS or a TOEFL test recently, you may use
that score for placement.

                         Entrance Requirement

    CEL                       IELTS     TOEFL
                                        Paper	(Computer)	        	IBT
	   	                         		      	 	     +	TWE

    Intermediate (Level 4)    4.5          450 (133) plus        45-46
	   	                         										 	 		 TWE	2.5+

    Upper-Intermediate        5.0          500 (173) plus          61
	   (Level	5)	                										 	 	    TWE	3+

Note: IELTS or TOEFL test scores must be less than two years

If you do not have IELTS or TOEFL scores, you may be required to sit for
an English Placement Test conducted by SIM to determine your English
                                                                              I had the chance to improve my study skills and widen my
language proficiency.                                                         circle of friends from overseas.
                                                                              Carynne Tei
                                                                              Diploma in Economics
                                                                              University of London, UK
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Entry Requirements


Standard Entry                                                     This list is not exhaustive and is subject to annual revision.
BSc degree programme                                               Please refer to the University of London prospectus for full
Normally, the University of London General Entrance                information. It is available for downloading at
Requirements	for	a	standard	BSc	are:                               www.londoninternational.ac.uk/lse
•	 at	least	17	years	old	in	the	year	of	registration	with	UOL
•		 satisfy	course	requirements	in	English	and	Mathematics		       Graduate Entry
    (**see below)                                                  Diplomas for Graduates & BSc degree Programme
•		 two	approved*	GCE	‘A’	/H2	level	subjects	and	three		 	         The	entrance	requirements	for	the	BSc	(Graduate	Entry)	
	 approved*	GCE	‘O’	level	subjects,	OR                             degree or the Diploma for Graduates are:
•		 three	approved*	GCE	‘A’	/H2	level	subjects	and	one		 	                    	
                                                                   •	 a	full	first	degree	completed	in	a	minimum	of	three	years		
	 approved*	GCE	‘O’	level	subject,	OR                                  duration on a full-time basis (or equivalent) from a university or
•		 three	H2	passes	provided	that	at	least	grades	D,	E,	E	are		        other institution acceptable to the University of London
	 obtained,	OR                                                     •		 satisfy	course	requirements	in	English	and	Mathematics**
•		 two	H2	and	two	H1	passes	provided	they	are	in
    non-overlapping subjects                                       Note:
                                                                   •	 Candidates	holding	professional	and	/	or	postgraduate		
*Approved subjects are ‘A’ level papers taken after 1986 and           qualifications without a full first degree cannot be considered
all ‘O’ level subjects taken after 1975 in Singapore.              	 for	admission	to	the	Graduate	Entry	Route	or	Diploma	for	Graduates
                                                                   •		 University	of	London	International	Programmes	graduates	from		
The following qualifications may also serve to meet the                the same range of degrees under the academic direction of LSE
                                                                   	 cannot	be	considered	for	the	Graduate	Entry	Route	or	for	the		 	
University of London’s General Entrance Requirement for
                                                                       Diploma for Graduates
admission into Year 1:                                             •		 No	exemptions	are	permitted	on	the	Graduate	BSc	degree.	Students		
•	 Diploma	in	Management	Studies,	Diploma	in	Management                must take and pass nine full units to be awarded the degree. There
	 Practice,	Diploma	in	Human	Resource	Development,		 	                 is a requirement to fulfil prerequisites for further units. Students
	 Diploma	in	Human	Resource	Management	and	Diploma	in		                at SIM may enrol for 4 units and upon completing all 4 exams
	 Business	Management	from	SIM                                         successfully can they continue to sit for exams in the remaining
                                                                       five units.
•		 Diplomas	awarded	by	Nanyang	Polytechnic,	Ngee	Ann			
	 Polytechnic,	Republic	Polytechnic,	Singapore	Polytechnic		
    or Temasek Polytechnic
•		 International	Baccalaureate	(the	Diploma)
                    	
•		 Teaching	certificate	from	NIE/NTU
•		 Diploma	in	Banking	and	Finance	from	IBF
•		 Diploma	in	Industrial	Relations	from	SILS	or	Diploma	in		
	 Employment	Relations	from	SILS/SIM	(or	OTC	Institute-SIM)
•	 Advanced	Diploma	in	Business	Studies,	Marketing	and		
	 Sales	Management,	Quality	Management,	Human	Resource
	 Management	or	in	Commerce	from	PSB	Academy
                            	
•		 Diplomas	in	Business	Efficiency	and	Productivity,	Business	
    Administration, Management Accounting and Finance
	 and	in	Human	Resource	Management	from	PSB	Academy,	
    provided they obtain an average of not less than C (60%)
    overall and are 19 years old by 1 August in the year they
    obtain the diploma
•		 Diploma	in	Business	Administration	from	FTMS	Business	School
•		 Professional	Diploma	or	Professional	Postgraduate	
    Diploma from CIM
•		 Advanced	Diploma	in	Administrative	Management	from	IAM
                                   	
•		 Advanced	International	Certificate	of	Education,	provided		
    that a minimum score of 30 points is advanced
•		 Australian	Universities	Admission	Index	(UAI)	score	or
		 National	Tertiary	Entrance	Rank	of	80	or	above
•		 European	Baccalaureate
•		 Open	University	UK,	two	full	credits,	one	at	Foundation	
    Level and one at a Higher Level.
                                                       	
•		 Two	passes	for	the	Malaysia	Higher	School	Certificate	/	
    Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (except Kertas Am)
	 Grades	A	–	C	from	2003	in	the	new	marking	scheme
	 (A	–	E	in	the	old	marking	scheme	before	2003)
          	                    	
•		 Unified	Examination	Certificate	(UEC)	offered	in	Malaysia		
    provided that 5 acceptable subjects are passed at credit
	 (or	Grade	B)	or	better,	together	with	3	non-overlapping		   	
	 subjects	awarded	with	grades	1	to	6	in	the	SPM	OR	8		 	
	 acceptable	UEC	subjects	passed	at	Credit	(or	Grade	B)
    or better.


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Entry Requirements (cont’d)

**BSc Course Requirements
Mathematics                                                       	  Writing	Rating	of	4.5	in	the	computerised	test.)	Alternatively,
•	 GCE ‘O’ level - grade C or C6 and above or its equivalent or   	  an	internet	based	TOEFL	(iBT)	total	score	of	92,	at	least			
•	 SPM - grade C or grade 6C or                                   	  22	in	both	the	Reading	and	Writing	Skills	sub-tests,	and	at	
•	 SIM	Bridging	course	in	Mathematics                             	  least	20	in	both	the	Speaking	and	Listening	Skills	sub-tests.
                                                                  •	 an	overall	score	of	at	least	6	with	a	minimum	of	5.5	in
English                                                              each of the four sub-tests of the International English
•	 GCE ‘O’ level - grade C or C6 and above or its equivalent or      Language Testing System (IELTS).
                    	           	
•	 Cambridge	Certificate	of	Proficiency	in	English	or                                 	
                                                                  •		Malaysian	Certificate	of	Education/Sijil	Pelajaran	Malaysia	
•	 Cambridge	English	Language	1119	(at	grade	6	or	better)		 	     	 English	Language	Communicational	(122	or	322)	grade	6	
   conducted by University of Cambridge Local Examinations           or better.
   Syndicate or                                                   •	 Have,	within	the	past	three	years,	pass	a	Diploma	awarded		
•	 IGCSE	English	as	a	Second	Language,	passed	at	grade	B             by any of the polytechnics in Singapore or the Diploma in
   or above                                                          Management Studies from SIM
                                                                  •		IGCSE	English	as	a	Second	Language,	passed	at	grade	C		
Other acceptable evidence of English proficiency                     or above
The qualifications below are not equivalent to Grade C for
English Language at GCSE / GCE ‘O’ level but are acceptable       Information on TOEFL can be found at www.ets.org/toefl.
evidence of proficiency in English if completed within three      Information	on	the	IELTS	can	be	obtained	from	the	British	
years prior to application to University of London:               Council	at	Tel:	(65)	6473	6661	ext	162.	Websites:	www.
•	 a	score	of	580	(or	237	on	the	computerised	test)	in	the			     britishcouncil.org/singapore-exams-ielts or www.ielts.org.
   Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) plus the
   Test of Written English (TWE) with a score of 4.5 (or a        Priority of admission is given to those who meet the course
                                                                  requirements before the deadline for applications to SIM.




             Studying in SIM has helped me gain different perspectives and has challenged me to think
             out of the box. It has also instilled a global mindset in me.
             Nicholas Teo
             BSc (hons) in Economics & Finance
             University of London, UK
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aCCREDITaTION OF PRIOR LEaRNING (aPL)
Eligibility
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) refers to exemptions or credit transfer. The following information is based on the
                                                                                       	
University	of	London’s	2011/2012	New	Regulations.	Candidates	with	diploma	qualifications	may	apply	to	the	University	of	
London for discretionary exemption from up to four Level 100 units. A fee of £70 (full unit) or £35 (half unit) is charged by
the University of London for processing of discretionary exemptions (No fee is charged for automatic APL). No
exemption	will	be	given	for	Level	200	or	300	units.	Diploma	in	Economics	candidates	need	not	apply	for	exemption.

APL may be awarded if you have previously studied a similar subject in the same depth, at degree level, and you achieved
good marks in the corresponding examination. APL are not awarded from units for which you previously failed in the
University of London examinations.

The qualification on which your exemption is based must have been obtained within the five years preceding the application.
The UOL deadline for application for exemption is 17 September. Once you have applied for and been granted exemption from a
paper, you cannot opt to forego the exemption and take the paper.

SIM Bridging Courses & Automatic APL for Diploma Holders
The bridging courses are organised annually to help applicants attain exemption from the respective course units if they have
the necessary polytechnic or SIM Diploma. The fee for each bridging course is S$535 (inclusive of 7% GST). An application fee
for these bridging courses is payable if you apply separately from your application for the degree. Do ensure you fill up the
appropriate	bridging	course	section	in	the	application	form.	Bridging	is	not	recommended	for	candidates	applying	to	the
BSc	Mathematics	&	Economics	or	the	BSc	Information	Systems	&	Management.

SIM Bridging Course in Economics
This 13-session programme is targeted at business diploma graduates from the polytechnics and SIM. Graduates must have
completed all coursework and assessment for their Diploma course before they may embark on the bridging course. The course
provides the fundamentals of economic analysis through the use of economics’ models and applications. It uses a more
analytical, in-depth and rigorous approach than is done at the polytechnic. The lecturer will assume that students have studied
basic economics.

Graduates	with	the	relevant	diplomas	must	pass	this	course	in	order	to	qualify	for	exemption	from	EC1002	Introduction	to
Economics in the University of London programme. Students who have attained a minimum attendance of 75% will be allowed to
sit for a compulsory three-hour written examination moderated by the LSE.

The topics covered during the course include

Microeconomics
•		 Elasticity	of	demand
•		 Consumer	Theory
•		 Theory	of	the	Firm

Macroeconomics
•		 The	Keynesian	45°	Model
•		 The	IS-LM	Model
       	
•		 Inflation	and	unemployment

SIM Bridging Course in Mathematics
This	12-session	programme	is	targeted	at	business	diploma	graduates	from	SIM	and	the	polytechnics	who	wish	to	demonstrate
competence in mathematics so that they may be exempted from MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit) in the University of London
Degree Programme. Graduates must have completed all coursework and assessment for their Diploma course before they may
embark on the bridging programme.

Completion of this course also meets the course requirement for standard entry candidates who do not have a pass (Grade C6 or
above) in Mathematics at the GCE ‘O’ level. Students who have attained a minimum attendance of 75% will be allowed to sit for
a compulsory three-hour written examination moderated by the LSE.

The topics covered during the course include:
•		 Concepts	in	Algebra
•		 Functions	and	Simple	Curve	Sketching
•		 Differentiation
•		 Integration
•		 Matrix	algebra
•		 Series	and	Sequences




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Guidelines for selection of Bridging Course(s)
The applicable courses are based on your student status and on your completion date for the qualifying diploma.
Applicants need to obtain the final transcript for the qualifying Diploma before commencing the bridging course(s).
 Release date of final diploma                 April                   June                    June                   July
 exam results                           (Evening/Weekend)       (Evening/Weekend)         (Day/Weekend)          (Day/Weekend)

 Local Students
 •	 Prior to 2012                                a                      a                        a
 •	 Jan - Feb 2012                               a                      a                        a
 •	 Mar - Mid-May 2012                                                  a                        a
 •	 Jun 2012 (DMS 34th intake only)                                                                                     a
 International Students
 •	 Prior to Mid-May 2012                                                                        a
 •	 Jun 2012 (DMS 34 intake only)
                     th
                                                                                                                        a
Automatic APL for Diploma Holders
Subject to the conditions stated, holders of the qualifications listed in the table (page 29) may apply for automatic APL from
the units listed under the qualification concerned. University of London does not impose any exemption application fee for
these automatic APL but one must apply for them in order to be granted exemption. Some programmes may qualify for four
full unit exemptions, but only three full units may be used in selected degrees. APL may only be used on degrees where the
units are available as stated in the degree structure.

Effective 2012, the New Regulations infer that most polytechnic and SIM diploma graduates will be able to utilise APL for
three full units in the degree of their choice. Eg. A Ngee Ann Polytechnic Diploma in Business Studies graduate who has
APL for MN1107, ST104A, MT105A (with bridging Mathematics), EC1002 (with bridging Economics) and one unnamed Level
100 unit, will be able to be exempted from 3 full units in the BSc Business as MN1107, ST104A, MT105A, EC1002 are
available in the degree.

Another candidate with the same diploma who applies (with bridging) for the BSc Banking & Finance degree will also be
exempted from 3 full units as ST104A, MT105A, EC1002 are compulsory and MN1107 is a Level 100 unit which can be
fitted at line 5 of the degree.

If exempted from 3 full units, students can complete 9 full units in two years if they complete the first four units at one
sitting, leaving five new units for the final year. Five full new units are only permitted for the final year if there are no other
resits. Candidates can also choose to complete 9 units over 3 years by taking 3 full units per year for 3 years.

The APL listed is not exhaustive. An updated exemptions table may be obtained from
http://www londoninternational. ac.uk/current_students/programme_resources/




                                                                        SIM taught me to be independent and allowed me to
                                                                        learn important organisational skills both in theory
                                                                        and practice.
                                                                        Andrea See
                                                                        BSc (Hons) in Economics & Management
                                                                        University of London, UK
                                                                        Class of 2010
                                                                        Second Lower Class Honours


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Table of automatic accreditation of Prior Learning 2011-12

Accreditation of prior learning (APL) has previously been called ‘exemption’ by the University of London International Programmes.

APL is the recognition of previously acquired learning which can be mapped against particular learning outcomes of units
within a programme. A student who is awarded APL for a specific unit is considered to be exempt from this unit. This means
that the student is considered to have completed the unit for the purpose of progression within the programme. The mark
obtained for a qualification for which APL has been awarded will not be carried forward to the student’s record and will not
contribute towards the award.

The University reserves the right not to award APL if the qualification of the respective professional body or institution
changes after the publication of this list.

 Professional Accountancy Body

 Qualification:                                      Units for which APL is granted:    Conditions:

 The Association of Chartered Certified
 Accountants (ACCA)

 The Chartered Institute of Management
 Accountants (CIMA)
                                                     AC1025	Principles	of	accounting	   Passed finalists or members of one of these
                                                     and One unnamed 100 unit.          professional accounting bodies.
 Certified Public Accountants of Australia
 (CPA)

 The Institute of Chartered Accountants in
 England and Wales (ICAEW)


 Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore

 Qualification:                                      Units for which APL may be         Additional unit   Additional unit   Additional APL
                                                     granted without bridging course:   for which APL     for which APL     information:
                                                                                        may be granted    may be granted
                                                                                        with bridging     with bridging
                                                                                        course in         course in
                                                                                        Economics:        Mathematics:
 Diploma	in	Business	Management                      ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit)                                        Students who
 (all specialisations/options)                       MN1107 Introduction to                                                 pass bridging
 Diploma in Marketing                                business and management                                                courses in both
 Diploma	in	Risk	Management                                                                                                 Economics and
                                                                                                                            Mathematics
 Diploma	in	Hospitality	and	Resort	Management                                                                               may receive an
 Diploma in Sports and Wellness Management                                                                                  APL for one
                                                                                                                            unnamed 100
 Diploma in Accountancy and Finance                  ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit)                                        unit in addition
                                                     AC1025 Principles of               EC1002            MT105A
                                                                                                                            to or instead of
                                                                                        Introduction      Mathematics 1
                                                     accounting                                                             one full unit or
                                                                                        to economics      (half unit)
                                                     MN1107 Introduction to                                                 two half units.
                                                     business and management
                                                                                                                            Students are
 Diploma in Accountancy and Taxation                 ST104A Statistics 1(half unit)                                         allowed APL
                                                                                                                            for no more
 Diploma in Fund Management                          FN1024 Principles of banking                                           than four full
 and Administration                                  and finance                                                            units (or the
 Diploma	in	Banking	and	Financial	Services           MN1107 Introduction to                                                 equivalent)
 (formerly known as Diploma in Financial Services)   business and management                                                in total.
 Diploma	in	Business	Informatics
                                                     IS1060 Introduction to
 Diploma in Engineering Informatics                                                     NA
                                                     information systems

 Diploma in Electronics, Computer and
 Communications Engineering
 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering
 Diploma in Mechatronics Engineering                 MT105A Mathematics 1
                                                                                        Engineering Mathematics EG1001, EG1008 and
 Diploma in Multimedia and Infocomm                  (half unit)
                                                                                        EG2001 units must have been passed.
 Technology




                                                                                                                                  29
Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore

Qualification:                                      Units for which APL may be         Additional unit   Additional unit   Additional APL
                                                    granted without bridging course:   for which APL     for which APL     information:
                                                                                       may be granted    may be granted
                                                                                       with bridging     with bridging
                                                                                       course in         course in
                                                                                       Economics:        Mathematics:
Diploma in Accountancy                              ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit)
                                                    AC1025 Principles of                                                   Students who
                                                    accounting                                                             pass bridging
                                                                                                                           courses in both
Diploma	in	Banking	and	Financial	Services           ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit)                                        Economics and
                                                    FN1024 Principles of banking                                           Mathematics
                                                                                                                           may receive an
                                                    and finance
                                                                                                                           APL for one
                                                    MN1107 Introduction to                                                 unnamed 100
                                                    business and management                                                unit in addition
                                                                                       EC1002            MT105A
                                                                                                                           to or instead of
Diploma	in	Business	Information	Technology          ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit)    Introduction      Mathematics 1
                                                                                                                           one full unit or
                                                                                       to economics      (half unit)
                                                    IS1060 Introduction to                                                 two half units.
                                                    information systems
                                                    MN1107 Introduction to                                                 Students are
                                                                                                                           allowed APL
                                                    business and management
                                                                                                                           for no more
Diploma	in	International	Business                   ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit)                                        than four full
                                                                                                                           units (or the
Diploma	in	Tourism	and	Resort	Management            MN1107 Introduction to                                                 equivalent)
Three year diploma only:                            business and management                                                in total.
Diploma	in	Business	Studies	(All specialisations)


PSB Academy, Singapore

Qualification:                                      Units for which APL may be granted:

Advanced	Diploma	in	Business	Studies                MN1107 Introduction to business and management
                                                    One unnamed 100 unit


Republic Polytechnic, Singapore

Qualification:                                      Units for which APL may be granted:

Diploma in Information Technology                   IS1060 Introduction to information systems


Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) or SIM University

Qualification:                                      Units for which APL may be         Additional unit   Additional unit   Additional APL
                                                    granted without bridging course:   for which APL     for which APL     information:
                                                                                       may be granted    may be granted
                                                                                       with bridging     with bridging
                                                                                       course in         course in
                                                                                       Economics:        Mathematics:
Diploma in Management Studies                       ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit)                                        NA
                                                    MN1107 Introduction to
                                                    business and management
                                                    One unnamed 100 unit               EC1002            MT105A
                                                                                       Introduction      Mathematics 1
Diploma in Accounting                               ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit)    to economics      (half unit)       NA
                                                    AC1025 Principles of
                                                    accounting
                                                    MN1107 Introduction to
                                                    business and management




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Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore

Qualification:                                   Units for which APL may be         Additional unit   Additional unit   Additional APL
                                                 granted without bridging course:   for which APL     for which APL     information:
                                                                                    may be granted    may be granted
                                                                                    with bridging     with bridging
                                                                                    course in         course in
                                                                                    Economics:        Mathematics:
Diploma in Accountancy (all options, or          ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit)                                        Students who
awarded with no specialisations/options)         AC1025 Principles of accounting                                        pass bridging
                                                                                                                        courses in both
Diploma	in	Banking	and	Financial	Services	       ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit)                                        Economics and
                                                                                                                        Mathematics
(Banking,	Financial	Trading	options)             FN1024 Principles of banking                                           may receive an
                                                 and finance                                                            APL for one
                                                 MN1107 Introduction to                                                 unnamed 100
                                                 business and management                                                unit in addition
                                                                                    EC1002                              to or instead of
                                                                                    Introduction                        one full unit or
                                                                                    to economics                        two half units.
Diploma	in	Business	Administration               ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit)
(all options)                                    MN1107 Introduction to                                                 Students are
Diploma in Marketing                             business and management                                                allowed APL
                                                                                                      MT105A            for no more
                                                                                                      Mathematics 1     than four full
Diploma	in	Business	Information	Technology:	     ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit)                      (half unit)       units (or the
E-Business	Management                            IS1060 Introduction to                                                 equivalent)
                                                 information systems                                                    in total.

Diploma	in	Human	Resource	Management	            ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit)
with Psychology                                  MN1107 Introduction to
                                                 business and management
Diploma	in	Business	Information	Technology:	     IS1060 Introduction to
E-Business	Technology                            information systems                                                    NA
                                                                                    NA
Diploma in Information Technology:               IS1060 Introduction to
Information Systems                              information systems
Diploma	in	Tourism	and	Resort	Management         ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit)
Diploma in Financial Informatics                 ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit)                      NA

Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore

Qualification:                                   Units for which APL may be         Additional unit   Additional unit   Additional APL
                                                 granted without bridging course:   for which APL     for which APL     information:
                                                                                    may be granted    may be granted
                                                                                    with bridging     with bridging
                                                                                    course in         course in
                                                                                    Economics:        Mathematics:
Diploma in Accounting and Finance                ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit)                                        Students who
                                                 AC1025 Principles of                                                   pass bridging
                                                 accounting                                                             courses in both
                                                                                                                        Economics and
Diploma	in	Business                              ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit)                                        Mathematics
                                                                                                                        may receive an
Diploma in Marketing                             MN1107 Introduction to
                                                                                                                        APL for one
Diploma in Logistics and Operations Management   business and management                                                unnamed 100
                                                                                    EC1002            MT105A            unit in addition
Diploma	in	Business	Information	Technology       ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit)                                        to or instead of
                                                                                    Introduction      Mathematics 1
                                                 IS1060 Introduction to                                                 one full unit or
                                                                                    to economics      (half unit)       two half units.
                                                 information systems
Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism               ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit)                                        Students are
Management	(graduates	2008	or	earlier)                                                                                  allowed APL
                                                                                                                        for no more
Diploma in Tourism Management                                                                                           than four full
Diploma in Hospitality Management                                                                                       units (or the
Diploma	in	Retail	Management                                                                                            equivalent)
                                                                                                                        in total.
Diploma	in	Financial	Business	Informatics        ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit)    NA                MT105A            NA
                                                 FN1024 Principles of banking                         Mathematics 1
                                                 and finance                                          (half unit)
                                                 One unnamed 100 unit
Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism               One unnamed 100 unit
Management	(graduates	2009	or	later)
                                                                                    EC1002
Diploma in Law and Management                    MN1107 Introduction to             Introduction
                                                 business and management            to economics      NA                NA
Diploma	in	Leisure	and	Resort	Management         NA

Diploma in Information Technology                IS1060 Introduction to             NA
Diploma in Internet Computing                    information systems


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FEES
Programme Fees (2012 intake)                                                Estimated Overall Fees (SIM and UOL Fees)
SIM Application fee (local students)                          $85.60        Standard Entry BSc (Local/International Student)
SIM Application fee (international students)                $267.50         Year 1                                      $8,700.00
SIM Programme fee (BSc; 12 full units)                    $15,408.00        Year 2                                      $7,900.00
SIM Programme fee (BSc; 9 full units)                     $11,556.00        Year 3                                      $7,900.00
SIM Programme fee (BSc; 8 full units)                     $10,272.00        Total for three years; 12 units           $24,500.00
SIM Programme fee (Diploma for Graduates)                  $5,136.00
                                                                            Standard Entry BSc with exemption from 4 full units
SIM Programme fee (Diploma in Economics)                   $7,318.80        with bridging (Local/International Student)
UOL application fee (one time payment)                           £70        Year 2                                      $8,700.00
UOL initial registration fee                                                Year 3                                      $7,900.00
• Year 1 / Diploma in Economics only                                £650    Total for two years; 8 units              $16,600.00
• Diploma for Graduates                                             £495
UOL continuing registration fee                                             Graduate Entry BSc (Local/International Student)
• BSc; payable in Year 2 and 3                                      £630    Year 1                                      $8,700.00
• Diploma; payable per subsequent year                              £315    Year 2                                      $9,800.00
UOL examination fee**                                                       Total for two years; 9 units              $18,500.00
• BSc, 12 full units                                               $6,300   Graduate Entry BSc (Local/International Student)
• BSc, 9 full units                                                $4,700   Year 1                                      $6,900.00
• BSc, 8 full units                                                $4,200   Year 2                                      $6,100.00
• Dip for Graduates, 4 full units                                  $2,000   Year 3                                      $6,100.00
• Dip in Economics, 4 full units                                   $1,700   Total for three years; 9 units            $19,100.00

UOL increases their fees each year. Fees quoted are for 2012 only.          Diploma in Economics + BSc (Local student)
Fees for 2013 and 2014 are estimated amounts.                               Diploma                                  $10,300.00
For SIM Application fees, see page 34.                                      Year 2                                     $7,900.00
                                                                            Year 3                                     $7,900.00
** This estimated UOL examination fee, payable in S$ to the RELC            Total for three years; 12 units         $26,100.00
Examinations Bureau, includes an admin fee (per paper) to RELC.
                                                                            Diploma in Economics + BSc (International student)
                                                                            Diploma + IM Campus-Ready Package         $12,800.00
Miscellaneous Fees (SIM)                                                    Year 2                                     $7,900.00
Repeat fee for full unit (in the following year)      $642.00               Year 3                                     $7,900.00
                                                                            Total for three years; 12 units          $28,600.00
Repeat fee for half unit (in the following year)      $321.00
Repeat fee for full unit (not in the following year) $1,284.00              Diploma for Graduates (one year, 4 units)           $8,500.00
Repeat fee for half unit (not in the following year) $642.00
New for BSc/DG full unit programme fee
(replacement unit)                                   $1,284.00              Miscellaneous Fees (UOL)
BSc/DG new full half unit programme fee                                     The following miscellaneous fees are subject to annual increase
(replacement unit)                                    $642.00               by the University of London.
BSc/DG non-registered full unit (programme fee) $1,284.00                   UOL exemption application fee
                                                                            (discretionary exemptions; per full unit)                      £70
BSc/DG non-registered half unit (programme fee) $642.00
                                                                            UOL exemption application fee
Repeat fee for DE full unit (in the following year) $1,829.70
                                                                            (discretionary exemptions; per half unit)                      £35
Repeat fee for DE half unit (in the following year) $914.85
                                                                            UOL transcript request fee                                     £20
Change of Course (per request)                        $107.00
                                                                            UOL continuing registration fee (additional for
Deferment fee (per request)                           $107.00
                                                                            the first law unit from Group Fiii or L)                      *£77
Admin fee for UOL revision workshop (per request) $53.50
                                                                            UOL examination fee (for each law unit from Group Fiii or L) *£188
Reinstatement fee                                       $53.50
                                                                            UOL appeal fee                                                *£50
Timetable changes made after class starts               $53.50
Bulk notes printing (extra set per unit)                $53.50              * fees are subject to revision.
Duplicate SIM payment receipt                            $5.35
                                                                            Additional UOL fees apply for those who repeat/resit the
Admin fee for refund of excess payment                  $10.70              coursework/exam
Replacement of SIM student card                         $20.00
ICA Student’s Pass processing fee                       $30.00              Additionally UOL continuing registration fees (annual fee) apply
SIM Bridging course in Mathematics                    $535.00               for those who extend their registration with the University
SIM Bridging course in Economics                      $535.00
                                                                            Law units from Selection Group F(iii) and L require higher
Change of Bridging Course after submission                                  fees (in £) for the following elements:
of application                                          $85.60              - UOL initial registration fee
Bridging exam result appeal fee (per course)            $53.50              - UOL continuing registration fee
                                                                            - UOL examination fee
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Programme Dates                                                               SIM Global Education Scholarship
                                                                              New	or	existing	students	enrolling	for	Bachelor’s	degree	
Course     Part-time	Standard/Graduate	BSc	      :		 July	2012                programmes under SIM GE may apply for the SIM Global
Start      Full-time	Standard	BSc	(3	years)	/		                               Education Scholarship. Awards are granted to students with
Date       Diploma	in	Economics	                 :	 August	2012               exemplary academic results or achievements in sports and
           Full-time	Standard	BSc	(2	years)	/		                               arts.
           Graduate	BSc	/	Diploma	for	Graduates	 :	 September	2012
Course                                                                        The scholarships are tenable for the minimum period
End        Standard	BSc	degree	(3	years)		       :	 June	2015	
                                                                              required to complete the full/remaining course of study,
Date       Standard	BSc	degree	with	exemptions									                       as stipulated by the programme. The award covers tuition
           (2	years)	 	                         :	 June	2014	
                                                                              fees, examination fees, a fixed book allowance and other
           Graduate	BSc	degree	(2	years)		       :		 June	2014			         	   compulsory fees. The scholarship does not cover repeat fees
           Graduate	BSc	degree	(3	years)		       :		 June	2015		              and there is no bond attached to the scholarship.
           Diploma for Graduates (1 year)
           Diploma in Economics (1 year)        :		 June	2013
                                                                              Study Loans
           The above end dates include the UOL final examination period       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
Compulsory Hostel Stay for Diploma in                                         with the banks and institutions directly. For more information,
Economics International Students                                              please call:
The	‘IM	Campus-Ready	Package’	is	a	compulsory	
acclimatisation package for new international students                        Maybank
embarking on SIM-University of London’s Diploma in                            Tel:	1800	629	2265
Economics programme. The package bundles tuition fees                         Website:	www.maybank2u.com.sg
with accommodation fees in a double occupancy room at
the SIM Global Education Campus, at a special rate available                  POSB
only to SIM-University of London international students.                      Tel: 6333 0033
                                                                              Website: www.posb.com.sg
Students with dependent pass or have immediate family
members staying in Singapore may be exempted.
                                                                              RHB Bank Berhad
                                                                              Tel:	1800	323	0100
Some benefits to this scheme include:                                         Website: www.rhbbank.com.sg
•	 Additional	academic	support	only	for	hostelites
•	 Greater	opportunity	to	bond	with	course	mates                              Interest-free Instalment Plans
•	 Pastoral	care                                                              When	you	charge	above	S$500	to	your	Citibank	or	OCBC	
•	 Peer	mentor	programme                                                      Visa/MasterCard, you can enjoy interest-free instalments of
•	 One	stop	facility	for	sports	&	recreation                                  six	or	12-months.	Terms	and	conditions	apply.	For	more	
•	 “Get	to	know	Singapore”	Tour                                               information, please call:

Rental Fees                                                                   Citibank
Package Duration               4 months                                       Tel:	1800	225	5225
	                              21	August	–	21	December	2012*                  Website: www.citibank.com.sg/educationloan
                               (Students have an allowance of
                               3 days to check-in/out)                        OCBC
                                                                              Tel: 1800 363 3333
Hostel Rental                  S$2,354*                                       Website: www.ocbc.com.sg

Other Hostel-related           A one-off administrative fee
Fees                           of S$85.60, and a one-month
                               refundable deposit will be
                               payable upon sign-up.

Est. Total Fees                S$12,800

Fees are inclusive of 7% GST. The estimated total fee of
S$12,800	includes	the	4-month	hostel	stay,	Diploma	
programme-related and University examination fees.

*
    Dates and fees are subject to changes.




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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.
                                                                                                       Hard copy application      Online application

                                                                         Local applicants                      S$85.60                  S$74.90

                                                                         International applicants            S$267.50*                 S$240.75*

                                                                        *This does not include all fees related to Student’s Pass application

                                                                        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

how to apply                                                            writing at least one month before course commencement. Verbal
                                                                        offers of admission will not be made or accepted. The Admissions
                                                                        Committee selects students for admission into the programme
Application Forms                                                       based on individual merit. Possession of one or more of the
To apply for SIM’s academic programmes, please use the                  qualifications listed does not necessarily guarantee automatic
enclosed application form (if available) or download a copy of          entry to the programme.
the application form from SIM GE’s website, www.simge.edu.sg
                                                                        SIM and our university partners reserve the right to withdraw
Applicants can also apply online at www1.simge.edu.sg/e-applications.   an offer of admission and cancel the enrolment of any person
Please refer to e-application form for closing date.                    where such an offer was made on the basis of incomplete or
                                                                        inaccurate information supplied by the applicant or a certifying
                                                                        authority.
Supporting Documents
By	the	application	closing	date,	you	must:                              Acceptance
1. Have attained the minimum qualification required to apply            To confirm the acceptance of offer, successful applicants will
    for admission to the programme                                      have to adhere to the following before the stipulated deadline:
2.	 Submit	the	following	documents	to	the	address	stated                •	 Submit	a	copy	of	duly	completed	and	signed	Form	12
    below:                                                                 in accordance to the Private Education Act
•	 Completed	application	form                                           •	 Submit	a	copy	of	duly	completed	and	signed	PEI-student
•	 Certified	true	copies	of	all	qualifications	and	supporting              contract
    documents                                                           •	 Submit	all	other	required	documents	to	SIM	
•	 For	international	applicants,	you	must	include	the	Student’s         •	 Make	payment	to	SIM
    Pass application form. Note that your Student’s Pass
	 application	is	subjected	to	Singapore	Immigration	&		
    Checkpoints Authority’s approval                                    Fee Payment
                                                                        Payment to Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd
All applications must be addressed to:
                                                                        The modes of payment available are cash, cheque, Nets, cash
Admissions Department                                                   card, Visa/MasterCard and/or Cashier/Money/Postal order. We
Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd                               accept up to 4 different modes of payment combination. All
SIM Headquarters                                                        payments are to be in Singapore dollars.
461 Clementi Road
Singapore 599491                                                        For cheque payment, the cheque must be crossed, and made
                                                                        payable to “Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd”.
All documents (notarised and translated to English) submitted           It should not be post-dated.
to SIM will NOT be returned. Photocopies of the documents
(notarised and translated to English) are to be prepared prior          For	Nets	payment,	the	daily	limit	is	S$2,000	or	S$3,000,	
to submission to SIM.                                                   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.



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Private Education act                                                  Singapore and overseas (if student is involved in SIM-related
                                                                       activities) throughout the course duration.
Under the new Private Education Act, legislated in December
2009,	a	Council	for	Private	Education	(CPE)	was	set	up	to	             For more information on medical insurance, please visit
regulate the private education industry in Singapore. All Private      www1.simge.edu.sg/medicalinsurance
Education Institutes (PEIs) are required to comply with the
regulations under the Act in order to continue operations.

Following are the new requirements which Singapore Institute
                                                                       Refund Policy – Withdrawal and Change of Course
of Management Pte Ltd (SIM) has put in place:-                          Percentage of                  Receipt of original fully
                                                                        aggregate amount of            completed hardcopy Student
PEI-Student Contract                                                    the course fees and            Request Form with relevant
CPE, in aiming to enhance the confidence of students and their          miscellaneous fees paid        supporting documentary proof
parents in the quality of education in Singapore, has stipulated
                                                                        95%	Refund                     •	 (“Maximum Refund”) More than
that all PEIs must sign a PEI-Student Contract with students.
                                                                                                          14 days before the course
The contract lays out the important terms and conditions                                                  commencement date
governing the relationship between the student and PEI. SIM
will honour all terms and conditions spelt out in the contract          75%	Refund                     •	 Within	14	days	before	the			
                                                                                                          course commencement date
and in all communication materials.                                                                       OR within 7 days after the
                                                                                                          course commencement date
Students may request for a copy of the PEI-Student Contract
                                                                        No refund                      •	 More	than	7	days	after	the		
from SIM.
                                                                                                          course commencement date
Cooling-Off Period
There will be a cooling-off period of 7 working days after signing     Notes:
                                                                       1. Application fee for courses is non-refundable and non-transferable.
the PEI-Student Contract. Students have the right to cancel the
contract within 7 working days and be entitled to the Maximum          2.	 All	requests	for	refunds	arising	from	withdrawal	and	change	of	
                                                                           course must be accompanied with an original fully completed
Refund	amount	stipulated	under	Clause	2.4	of	the	PEI-Student	
                                                                           hardcopy Student Request Form (downloadable from the SIM GE
Contract (less any course fees consumed by the Student if the              website and the Students’ Portal) with relevant supporting
withdrawal date is later than the course commencement date).               documentary proof.
After the cooling-off period, SIM’s refund policy will apply.
                                                                       3.	 Refunds	(if	any)	will	be	processed	within	7	working	days	of	receipt		
Fee Protection Scheme                                                  	 of	the	original	fully	completed	hardcopy	Student	Request	Form	with
                                                                           relevant supporting documentary proof. Forms that are received
SIM has in place a Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) to protect the
                                                                       	 after	12.00	noon	would	be	considered	as	submission	on	the	next
paid fees of both local and international students. The FPS                working day.
serves to protect the student’s fees in the event that the PEI is
                                                                       4. Approval for change of course will be granted on a case-by-case
unable to continue operations due to insolvency, and/or
                                                                          basis and subject to each individual meeting the course admission
regulatory closure. In addition, the FPS protects the student if          requirements.
the PEI fails to pay penalties or return fees to the student arising
                                                                       5. Transferring to another institution is deemed as a withdrawal from
from judgments made against it by the Singapore courts.                   SIM. As such, for international students who transfer to another
                                                                          institution, their International Student’s Pass will be cancelled.
The	FPS	is	compulsory	for	all	students	and	is	available	in	2	             These students will have to submit their Passport and International
forms, either Escrow or Insurance Protection Scheme. For more          	 Student’s	Pass	at	the	Student	Services	Centre	(SIM	HQ)	within	3		 	
information, please visit www1.simge.edu.sg/edutrust                      working days of the transfer. Attendance record and other relevant
                                                                          documentation to facilitate the transfer will be provided upon request.
SIM	has	appointed	Lonpac	Insurance	Bhd	as	our	FPS	insurance            6. International students who wish to change to another course offered
provider. Under the FPS insurance scheme, students’ fees are              by SIM will also need to submit their Student’s Pass application to
insured	by	Lonpac	Insurance	Bhd.	In	case	of	events,	as	stated             Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA) for
above, students will be able to claim their paid fees from                approval.
Lonpac	Insurance	Bhd.                                                  7. For new applicants, in the event that the Student’s Pass application
                                                                          is not approved by ICA, the applicant will receive a full refund of
We	have	also	appointed	Hong	Kong	and	Shanghai	Banking	                    the course fee.
Corporation	Limited	(HSBC)	as	our	FPS	escrow	provider.	Under	          8. Course fees must be paid in full before the course commencement
the FPS escrow scheme, students will pay their fees directly to           date.
HSBC.	HSBC	will	act	as	the	custodian	of	students’	fees	and	will
only disburse the fees to SIM on a fixed schedule. Again, in case
of events, as stated above, students will be able to retrieve          Confidentiality Clause
their	unconsumed	fees	from	HSBC.                                       SIM is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of the
                                                                       student’s personal information and undertakes not to divulge
More details of the FPS can also be found in the FPS Instruction       any of the student’s personal information to any third party
Manual, available at www.cpe.gov.sg                                    without	the	prior	written	consent	of	the	student	SUBJECT	TO
                                                                       the obligation of SIM to disclose to any Singapore government
Medical Insurance                                                      authority any information relating to the student in compliance
SIM has in place a group medical insurance scheme for all its          with the law and/or to the organisation conferring/awarding
students. This medical insurance scheme will have a minimum            the qualification.
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			
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PREPaRING YOU FOR a CaREER
The SIM Experience
At SIM GE, we are also interested in your success beyond your degree. Will you be work ready?
Will you be employable? Will you be equipped with life skills that will ensure success in
your career and personal life? SIM GE prepares you holistically by offering a broad range of
programmes and exposures that serves to nurture and cultivate competent young graduates.


Career Preparation                                                     Global Engagement
Career Services offers a variety of services to assist you in          Opportunities to help you experience the world and develop a
developing your career goals. Available year-round are Career          global mindset abound at SIM GE. SIM Education Abroad
Development workshops on resume writing, interviewing skills,          nurtures students to be intellectually curious, globally minded
job search techniques, and networking skills. Professional             and geographically mobile.
Career Coaches are also available to provide counselling and
guidance to help you prepare for life beyond SIM.                      We offer you opportunities during your semester or summer
                                                                       breaks to experience studying at top international universities,
The SIM GE Career Services links you to career opportunities via       join corporate learning trips to major global cities, take up
the annual SIM Job Fair, as well as various on-campus career           international internships, and be involved in immersion
talks and companies’ recruitment drives. Join the Alumni               programmes and community service learning abroad. Through
Career Network to connect with SIM GE alumni for career                these, you will be challenged to reflect and grow as you learn
information and advice.                                                essential life skills such as adaptability, tenacity, fortitude,
                                                                       perseverance and initiative.

Internships                                                            Wellness and Counselling
SIM’s internship programme supports undergraduates who wish
to gain practical work experiences to complement their                 Whether as a part-time or full-time student, or a freshman
academic training. A professional internship allows students           trying to balance a new regime of study, life and play, you can
to gain clarity in their chosen field of work; tests their technical   count on support from buddies when you face challenges, or
and non-technical abilities; and provides valuable insights into       have a listening ear and guidance from our professional
the inner dynamics of specific industries and organisations.           counsellors. To promote a healthy lifestyle among students,
                                                                       SIM GE organises wellness-related programmes such as

Leadership and Personal Development                                    exhibitions and workshops.

Exciting leadership and personal development initiatives await
you. These are designed to equip you with the fundamental                             and Special Interests
                                                                       arts, sCulturesomething happening at SIM beyond just studies.
                                                                       There’ always
skills	needed	for	a	successful	career.	Be	enriched	by	the	learning	
as you make a smooth transition to the dynamic working world.          In line with our holistic approach to a well-rounded education,
                                                                       we encourage you to choose from a wide range of arts, culture
                                                                       and special interest activities infused with vibrant local
                                                                       and global flavours.


                                                                       Sports and Fitness
                                                                       Challenge and develop your physical and mental strengths to
                                                                       the fullest potential with our wide range of sports and fitness
                                                                       activities from bowling to windsurfing and even fencing and
                                                                       judo. Join our sports teams to compete at varsity, national or
                                                                       even regional levels.




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vibES – why STudy aT Sim glObal EduCaTiON




VIBES@SIM – The promise of a holistic learning
                                                                      facilities for both local and foreign students. The 4.5 hectare
                                                                      hostel provides accommodation for up to 428 students and has
                                                                      tennis and futsal courts, gym, outdoor yoga pad and fitness
experience that ensures success                                       area, as well as a student’s lounge and dance studio. Themed
                                                                      short-stay studio apartments are also available for parents.
At SIM GE, we know that it takes more than classroom
excellence to inspire our students to succeed. Our approach
towards an all-rounded and holistic education experience is
captured in VIBES@SIM.
                                                                      blend of Culture
                                                                      With a blend of 40 nationalities from across the globe, SIM GE’s
                                                                      remarkable global mix of cultural diversities continues to grow.
vibrancy of Student life                                              Providing an excellent platform for cultural exchange and
                                                                      knowledge sharing, a diverse student population is your
Brace yourself for an exciting campus life beyond the classroom.
With round-the-year student activities from more than 70              gateway to understanding how the world thinks and relates.
student clubs, SIM offers you ample opportunities to pursue           Experience a world-class education and a global mindset in a
your extra-curricular interests in arts, culture, and sports and      location that is the epicentre of buzzing Asia.
develop personal skills in communication and leadership.
At the same time, we help you to build community bonds and
networks that will benefit you later in life.
                                                                      Education Options
                                                                      SIM GE offers more than 50 full-time and part-time academic
                                                                      programmes through 13 partner universities at master’s,
infrastructure + Technology                                           bachelor’s, graduate diploma and diploma levels – in areas
                                                                      such as applied science, arts, business, communication, design,
SIM GE ensures that the student-centric campuses are outfitted
with the latest in technology and facilities to enhance your          finance, information technology, hospitality, management,
learning experience. SIM campuses are enabled with high-speed         nursing, social sciences and more.
wireless Internet access and the latest in technology connecting
you to a wealth of information and online services.
                                                                      Stability
SIM HQ at Clementi                                                    A 48-year old heritage… over 104,500-strong alumni… student
The SIM Headquarters along Clementi Road is SIM’s main and            enrolment of over 30,200 and more than 1,300 top-notch
largest campus. To cater to our fast-growing student population,      faculty, the SIM Group is the premier organisation for higher
SIM embarked on a $300 million Campus Development Master              education and lifelong learning in Singapore and the region.
Plan to more than double our main campus over two phases
to be completed in 2014. Current facilities include over 90 lecture
theatres, tutorial and seminar rooms, as well as computer             Committed to the student welfare, SIM extends support from
laboratories, a multi-purpose hall seating 1,600, a student           financial assistance schemes to counselling services and
lounge, study spaces with open courtyard, a student hub with          structured processes for grievance resolution. We have also put
cyber stations and a management library. The main campus              in place a medical insurance for all students of SIM, covering
currently houses the Tay Eng Soon Library, Singapore’s largest        students 24 hours in Singapore, and overseas (if student is
and most comprehensive management library.                            involved in SIM-related activities) throughout the course
                                                                      duration.
SIM Global Education Campus
The SIM Global Education Campus is the most comprehensive             More information on student support services is available at
lifestyle campus combining residential, sporting and recreational     www1.simge.edu.sg/support


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    Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd
    461 Clementi Road
    Singapore 599491
    Tel: (65) 6248 9746
    Fax: (65) 6462 9411
    Email: study@sim.edu.sg

    www.simge.edu.sg




    The information in this brochure is current at the time of printing on 2 March 2012.
    SIM and University of London reserve the right to change the information, including fees, herein at any time.




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