Higher Diploma in
International Hotel Management
Leading to a range of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) programmes
offered and taught at IMI, Switzerland
Graduate, Class of 2011
Higher Diploma in International Hotel Management
IMI International Hotel Management Institute Switzerland
The programme is developed and awarded by IMI International Hotel Management Institute Switzerland. www.simge.edu.sg
“Life at SIM GE gives me the opportunity to have a global
mindset through the interactions with people with
international exposure.” (2010)
Jojo Wu Qiong
Graduate, Class of 2010
Higher Diploma in International Hotel Management
IMI International Hotel Management Institute Switzerland
Dean’s Message 01
IMI International Hotel Management Institute Switzerland 02
Programme Overview 04
Programme Structure 05
Module Outline for Higher Diploma in International 07
Module Outline for Bachelor’s Degrees 09
Entry Requirements 11
General Information 12
Application & Admission 13
Singapore Institute of Management (SIM Group) 15
Vibes – Why Study at SIM Global Education 16
Preparing You For A Career 17
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our Higher
Diploma in International Hotel Management, that is
taught in Singapore, and awarded by the IMI International
Hotel Management Institute Switzerland.
IMI has a strong partnership with the Singapore Institute of
Management Pte Ltd (SIM) and its highly educated faculty
was closely involved in the design of the curriculum for
the Higher Diploma. IMI is the oldest English-speaking
hotel management school in Central Switzerland and
our main specialities are tourism, events and hospitality.
All members of IMI’s faculty are widely experienced in
academia and industry.
Switzerland was the first country to develop the subject of hotel management and these traditions
are carried on at IMI. To ensure that our courses delivered in Singapore retain the IMI faculty feel,
its associates regularly visit SIM to teach and assist with the development of the course. We
specialise in holistic academic and vocational programmes with a strong record of employability
and the Higher Diploma is designed for those who seek to develop their skills and training at a
supervisory level. The Higher Diploma is also an entry route for IMI’s specialised BA programmes,
which are validated in the United Kingdom by Manchester Metropolitan University.
Professor John Fenby
IMI Dean and Director of Partner Schools
IMI International Hotel Management Institute Switzerland
IMI INTErNaTIONaL HOTEL MaNagEMENT INSTITuTE SWITzErLaND
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IMI International Hotel Management Institute Switzerland, founded in 1990, is the oldest and
most reputable English-speaking Swiss Hotel Management School in Central Switzerland,
specialising in Hotel, Tourism, Events, European Culinary, Restaurant Management and
All members of IMI’s faculty are widely experienced in academia and industry. IMI has a strong
partnership with SIM and its faculty is closely involved in the design of the Higher Diploma.
The course combines the following features:
• An award from the IMI International Hotel Management Institute Switzerland,
• Faculty from IMI and its associates visit SIM regularly to teach,
• It is a holistic academic and vocational programme with a strong record of employability,
• It is designed for those who seek to develop their skills and training at a supervisory
Why Choose IMI?
safe and caring
support and full Projects linked to
transparency the real world
Offers great career Highly qualified
possibility and high Why IMI? faculty experts
employability in their field
and examinations Student centred
are evaluated active learning
Switzerland is the birthplace of Hospitality Education:
• Switzerland ranks 1st in Best Quality in Management Schools – 2010/11 report of the World Economic
• World class education: Switzerland ranks 2nd for Best Educational System in the World – 2010/11 report of
the World Economic Forum
• #1 for local availability of specialised research and training services – 2010/11 report of the World
Students at IMI Switzerland
“I believe SIM GE has taught me entrepreneurial
and leadership skills that I could use after I have
Graduate, Class of 2010
Higher Diploma in International Hotel Management
IMI International Hotel Management Institute
The Higher Diploma in International Hotel Management puts you on the right path to success in an industry that offers a
multitude of opportunities.
The Programme provides operational and strategic management tools required for a career in international hotel, tourism
and restaurant management, while nurturing professionalism and characteristics essential for success in the industry.
Combining management science with actual practice in the hospitality industry, the programme provides you with a launch
pad to a fulfilling career.
is this programme for?
Whoprogramme is designed for those who are planning to start or advance their careers in the hospitality industry.
The airlines are a major travel industry employer, offering a host of
With the Singapore Tourism Board’s 2015 plan to increase tourist
jobs at many levels, ranging from entry level to top management.
arrivals from 8 million to 20 million tourists per year, hospitality,
Illustrative jobs are reservation agents, flight attendants, airline
leisure and tourism have become extremely important to
food service, sales, training staff, and research jobs.
Singapore. If you are considering a career in the industry, a Swiss
qualification would definitely pave the way.
The cruise industry is the fastest-growing segment of the tourism
industry today. Job opportunities include those for sales
Potential Career Paths representatives, market researchers, and recreation directors.
The range of jobs in hotels is extremely broad. General managers,
resident managers, management trainees, sales and marketing Other major employers are food service, rental car companies,
jobs, and front office are a few of the long list of potential jobs. travel agents, tour operators, tourism and hospitality educators,
Resorts tend to have similar jobs as hotels; however, larger resorts recreation and leisure industry, meeting planners, and the gaming
will have greater job opportunities and require more assistants in industry.
The Higher Diploma in International Hotel Management is a full-time programme, conducted at SIM over six months.
Mode of Delivery Dress Code
Lectures are conducted at three hours each during the day, Students in this programme will be required to be attired in
from Monday to Saturday and students are required to attain smart business suit.
100% attendance requirement.
Females: White Blouse, Black blazer, Black skirt/pants and
The modules offered at SIM during these 6 months are: Black court shoes
• Personal Development Planning III Males: White shirt, Black blazer, Black pants & socks and
• Resort Operations & Management Black leather shoes
• Financial Management II
• Food & Beverage Administration / Food Costing,
Purchasing & Merchandising
• MICE Management (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions
and Exhibitions Management) International Students’ progression to the degree programmes
• Human Resource Management at IMI, Switzerland will be subject to their obtaining VISA
• Enterprise Development Project approval from the Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore.
Candidature Period requirements for Progression
Students are expected to complete the programme in six Students need to complete and pass the semester modules
months. Any student who fails to complete the programme before proceeding to the next semester.
will not be entitled to any recourse or refund.
Opportunity for further Study
assessment The Higher Diploma in International Hotel Management
Assessment is based on coursework and examination. serves as a pathway to the following IMI Bachelor of Arts
Students are required to obtain a minimum of 40% overall (Honours) programmes at IMI, Switzerland:
marks for each module, and an average of 48% for all seven • International Hotel Management
modules, in order to complete the programme. • International Tourism Management
• International Hotel and Tourism Management
Main examinations are normally held in May for the January • International Hotel and Events Management
intake and October for the July intake. The assessment • International Tourism and Events Management
schedules are subjected to changes by IMI. • European Culinary Management
• Restaurant Management
The grading for the Higher Diploma programme is as per the • Hospitality Entrepreneurship
Overall Score Grade Grade
The degrees are awarded by IMI, Switzerland, and
Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.
60 – 69% B
Quality assurance & recognition
50 – 59% C
British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and
40 – 49% D
Higher Education (BAC)
0 – 39% E • Swiss Private School Register
• Edu Qua
• ISO 9001 : 2008
award of Diploma • QQQ - Swiss Tourism quality label
To be awarded the IMI Higher Diploma in International Hotel
Management, students need to successfully complete seven
Minimum Number of Students required
for Class Commencement
For a class to commence there must be a minimum of 25
students. In the event that the class cannot commence due
to low take up rate, students will be informed one month
prior to class commencement.
Preparatory Course Preparatory Course in Business
For applicants without a Hospitality diploma, who are This preparatory course applies to holders of non-business
interested in gaining admission into the Higher Diploma in diplomas from local polytechnics and the course covers
International Hotel Management programme, are required to three core business modules, namely:
complete a 3-month Preparatory Course offered by SIM,
This module provides an overview of the concepts and
(a) Preparatory Course in Hospitality techniques of the marketing process in today’s dynamic
(b) Preparatory Course in Business environment and its interrelationship with other business
functions. Both controllable and uncontrollable variables
Both the Preparatory Courses will commence from September surrounding the execution of the marketing function and the
to November for the January intake and April to June for the use of the marketing mix successfully to reach each buyer
July intake. Lectures are conducted by local lecturers at three are studied. This module provides the foundation for more
hours each. advanced marketing-oriented courses by covering a wide
range of topics including consumer behaviour, market
Admissions to these two preparatory courses are subjected research, marketing process and global marketing.
to the approval by the Academic Dean of IMI.
Both courses are conducted full-time at SIM, and run At the core, this module studies the economic problem of
concurrently for a period of 3 months. the scarcity of resources that is facing a person, a firm or a
society. It assumes that rational people normally make
Assessments for these courses include coursework, as well as choices to consume scarce resources in terms of comparing
end-of-course examination during late October for the January marginal benefit and marginal cost. The contents of this
intake and early June for the July intake. The assessment module can be divided into two parts, principles of
schedule will be subjected to changes by the IMI. microeconomics (economics and choice at individual level)
and principles of macroeconomics (economics and choice at
Applicants must complete and pass both the Hospitality and aggregate level).
Business Preparatory courses, before they can progress to
the Higher Diploma in International Hotel Management. Accounting & Finance
This module deals primarily with the study of the two main
Preparatory Course in Hospitality branches of accounting which are financial accounting and
management accounting as well as investment appraisal.
The course aims to provide diploma holders (without a The first part of the module covers financial accounting.
hospitality background) with the fundamental skills and Topics included here are double entry book-keeping and the
knowledge of front office operations, as well as front office preparation of basic financial statements and financial
related topics, and comprises two modules, namely: analysis. The second part of the module covers management
accounting techniques for planning, control and decision-
Introduction to Food and Beverage Service making and investment appraisal techniques.
This module provides students with a basic foundation in
food and beverage (F&B) service. Students will be taught
basic F&B service skills such as table setting, order-taking,
service sequence and beverage service that are essential to a
food service professional in providing customers with a A certificate will be awarded to students who have
pleasant dining experience. Besides service skills, students successfully completed the preparatory course.
will acquire knowledge on important operational issues
pertaining to F&B operations.
Front Office Management
Minimum Number of Students required
This module provides students with the fundamental skills for Class Commencement
and knowledge of front office operations, as well as front
office related topics including revenue management, For a class to commence there must be a minimum of 25
housekeeping, security and loss prevention management. students. In the event that the class cannot commence due
Besides front office knowledge, students will also gain a to low take up rate, students will be informed one month
comprehensive understanding of the hotel business ranging prior to class commencement.
from different types of hotels and their guestrooms to an
overview of departments within a hotel.
“The programme has given me international exposure and opportunities to acquire hands-on experience during
internship. It has also given me an insight into the Swiss tourism and culture.” (2012)
graduate, Class of 2010
Bachelor of arts (Honours) in International Hotel Management
IMI International Hotel Management Institute Switzerland
MODuLE OuTLINE fOr HIgHEr DIPLOMa IN INTErNaTIONaL
Class Photo at SIM
topic of capital budgeting, risk and the various project
Personal Development Planning III evaluation techniques to evaluate the feasibility of capital
expenditure will be covered. The module also gives an
This module imparts new learning strategies to promote and introduction to financial markets and contemporary
support student centered learning which in turn helps to hospitality topics such as management agreements,
cultivate independent self-learning capabilities. Students will franchising, asset management and valuation.
conduct self-evaluations to gain greater self-awareness.
Subsequently, based on their greater self-awareness, they
will create their own personal and career development plans food & Beverage administration / food Costing,
as well as Resume. They will also learn quantitative analysis,
self-reflection, negotiation, creative thinking and problem- Purchasing & Merchandising
solving skills which are increasingly important for the
hospitality industry. The Food & Beverage Administration module aims to extend
students’ understanding of the scope of the food and
beverage industry, of food and beverage related issues as well
resort Operations & Management as the managerial aspects of food and beverage operations.
The aim is to examine issues in reference to different food and
The module begins with an introduction to the resort beverage management ideas, gastronomic influences and
industry, distinguishing features and characteristics of resort concepts; and investigate operational implications for
guests. The focus then moves to examine the development managers working in the food and beverage sector of the
and management of a variety of recreational and spa hospitality industry with particular reference to the role of
amenities, design and delivery with an emphasis on activity menus and topical issues.
programming and evaluation. The latter section of the
module examines these core applications in a variety of The Food Costing, Purchasing & Merchandising module looks
resort contexts from mountain to coastal and inland in detail at the procedures involved in the procurement,
locations. costing, and sale of menu items within hospitality outlets. The
module begins with an overview of the procedures, policies
and best practice involved in the procurement of ingredients
financial Management II and their control within an outlet. The module then engages
with the theory and rationale behind food costing and utilises
The module aims to provide further depth in a variety of practical exercises designed to further understand and
analytical financial management areas that are of particular develop skills related to effectively managing food cost within
relevance to the hospitality industry. This module begins a kitchen environment.
with an introduction to the concepts of financial
management. Specific emphasis is placed on in-depth Merchandising of food is then investigated, with a range of
analysis and interpretation of financial statements of techniques suitable to a variety of hospitality outlets
hospitality related enterprises. The module includes outlined and discussed.
coverage of credit and cash management as well as
strategies for evaluating and raising new capital. Under the
MICE Management Progression from Higher Diploma to Degree
(Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions Management) Programme
The module begins with an introduction to the global MICE Progression Pathway
market. The focus then moves on to learning the skill sets Upon successful completion of the Higher Diploma
necessary for successful event management, namely, programme at SIM, students can progress to IMI, Switzerland
exhibitions and conference organising, bidding, sales, to pursue one of the Bachelor’s programmes as follows:
operations, crisis management and evaluation. Students will
look at case studies of successful events created and held in
Pathway Bachelor’s Programme in
Singapore. They will also gain knowledge from creating their
own exhibitions and conferences and developing the A International Hotel Management
strategies to successfully execute them.
B International Tourism Management
Human resource Management C International Hotel & Tourism Management
D International Hotel & Events Management
This module begins by introducing how international human
resource management has basic similarities to domestic E International Tourism & Events Management
human resource management. However the complexities of F European Culinary Management
the former are highlighted at this stage.
G Restaurant Management
The module will elaborate in detail how the two differ in
relation to HR planning, recruitment, selection, training and H Hospitality Entrepreneurship
development, performance management and repatriation,
and international labour relations. Emphasis will be placed
on these issues in relation to expatriate managers.
A paid half-year placement in Switzerland, abroad or
Throughout the module particular attention will be paid to Singapore is required for students who do not have at least
how the international human resource management function 6 months of hospitality work experience prior to admission
is affected by external influences, e.g. host governments to the degree programmes. After deductions for rooming,
and cultural issues. food, government taxes, and insurance, the net monthly
salary is about CHF 1000 to CHF 1400, if the internship is
The module will conclude with a session on future issues done in Switzerland.
facing hospitality and tourism organisations.
Students who are required to undertake internship in
Switzerland must complete the Business Language and
Enterprise Development Project Culture Module in either German or French at IMI.
The module aims to combine a number of previously and
simultaneously taught courses through the implementation
of a major group study. Tourism research, market analysis,
market segmentation, definition of an appropriate market
mix, planning the human resources under aspects of a
general policy, and operational financial issues will be
combined to evaluate the economic feasibility of a specific
hospitality enterprise. The module begins with class lectures
on the scope, content and format of feasibility studies. It
then continues to analyse previous student work in order to
continuously improve the level and update to the ever-
changing economic environment. Students will gain
knowledge about the difference between the phases and
sections of an economic study. Specific emphasis is placed
upon working in a team and regular retrospective tutor
reviews are used to analyse and improve teamwork.
Class Photo at IMI
MODuLE OuTLINE fOr BaCHELOr’S DEgrEES
The modules below are offered on campus at IMI, Switzerland
Students pursuing the Bachelor’s programme will be required to complete:
(a) 4 Core modules and
(b) 2 Specialist modules according to their selected pathway.
A B C D E F G H
Personal Development Planning IV
Strategic International Marketing Management
Information and Communication Systems
International Tourism Development
Meetings, Incentive, Convention and Exhibition Management – MICE II
Culinary Systems Management
Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation
Food and Beverage Themes and Applications
Intercultural New Venture Hospitality Management
Personal Development Planning IV Dissertation
This module builds on PDP III and continues to develop the This is a student opportunity to research an area of
student’s ability to reflect on their career potential and future hospitality management of their choice. Students are
planning. Students will be focused on skills required for introduced to the concept of a dissertation and this is
seeking and securing future employment during their developed in Research Methods and supported by individual
academic studies. tutor meetings that are held throughout the semester.
The module comprises three main topic areas scheduled to SPECIaLIST MODuLES
support the various stages of dissertation writing namely:
• Frameworks and principles of research and writing; Information and Communication Systems
• Research methodologies; and Upon successful completion of this module, students should
• Data analysis. gain an understanding, knowledge and ability of the various
competing and complementary concepts of Information
Strategic International Marketing Management Systems and their component parts with a focus on Internet
The module covers three elements all strongly making use of applications. Students are enabled to apply IT business
current news and development. The first introduces the concepts in generic and industry specific contexts fitting
process of strategic management, its relationship with them to current and likely future developments and
marketing, and the key considerations involved in strategic applications of hospitality-specific information systems.
international marketing management. The second element
considers factors that encourage organisations to develop International Tourism Development
their operations from domestic to international, focusing on The module is designed to provide students with a critical
how culture, social, economic, political and legal aspects framework for analysing tourism development at national
impinge upon the organisation’s marketing effort. The third and international levels within an overall context of
element considers the role of internal and external sustainability. The syllabus is divided into 2 sections: Section
assessment in strategy development and evaluates various 1 relates to the consequences of international tourism
management techniques to carry out this evaluation. This development and niche concepts of fair-trade, pro-poor,
part will evaluate alternative strategies and the factors community based and ecotourism models are reviewed.
involved in making strategic decisions. Section 2 focuses specifically on the foundations of planning
and development and relates the concepts of Section 1
within a ‘planning for sustainability framework’.
Meetings, Incentive, Convention and Exhibition Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation
Management – MICE II This new unit will give students a critical appreciation of the
The module begins with an introduction to core features of theory of entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation and an
the events markets and the range of products offered by ability to relate this to practice through various case studies
various business sectors. The focus then moves to and industry observations. Students will also develop an
examining the processes and skills necessary for successful ability to analyse and synthesise relevant data to evaluate
event management, specifically exploring event planning, new ideas and solutions and to develop critical thinking and
bidding, sponsorship, operations and evaluation. Supplies, creativity, allowing them to manage the creative processes
logistics and the implications of in-house vs contractual both in themselves and others. One of the key focuses of
models are explored. this unit will be business planning and presentation which
will allow students to test the feasibility of their ideas in the
Culinary Systems Management market place while making the best possible impression on
This module will focus on the modern European kitchen as a potential investors.
system to be managed and integrated in environments of
varying complexity. It will begin with a theoretical and Food and Beverage Themes and Applications
practical overview of the kitchen as a relatively self-contained The module aims to provide an analysis of complex
sub-system with its own micro-systems in terms of people interrelationships of operational food and beverage
and technical and other processes (e.g. hygiene and the management areas with particular relevance to new
HACCP concept). It will then examine the role of the kitchen concepts, themes, developments and trends in the
and its management within the wider hospitality organisational hospitality industry. Particular emphasis is focused on
context placing emphasis on how available resources can be defining a concept, creating a new concept and restaurant
configured to meet different kinds of customer concept and product life cycles.
demands. Attention will then turn to the leadership role of
the kitchen within the wider food and beverage function in Intercultural New Venture Hospitality Management
terms of the management of product innovation and This unit provides foundations to intercultural hospitality
development and the evaluation of demand for these new venture management and public or private project
processes. Throughout, information technology will be implementation in different parts of the world. After
utilised in the form of Calc Menu software for product and completion students should be able to assess the viability of
process management and a dedicated hospitality CAD package. proposed new hospitality ventures in different cultural
environments and understand issues such as basic elements
of joint venture agreements and business development.
Ultimately students will be exposed to a diverse learning
environment which will allow them to interpret business
development functions both in large and small hospitality
companies in an international context.
Students at IMI 2010 International Day
Conducted at SIM conducted at IMI
Bachelor of Arts in:
Hospitality International Hotel
International Hotel &
Diploma in Higher Diploma in Tourism Management
Management Preparatory International
Studies (DMS) / Course in Hospitality Hotel Management International Hotel &
Business (Duration – 3 months) (Duration – 6 months) Events Management
International Tourism &
Non-Business Course in Business plus Hospitality
Diploma Preparatory Course Entrepreneurship
in Hospitality (Duration – 6 months)
(Duration – 3 months)
Higher Diploma in Bachelor of Arts in
Culinary International European Culinary
Diploma* Hotel Management Management
(Duration – 6 months) (Duration – 6 months)
* Candidates who wish to take a different degree pathway instead of BA (Hons) in European Culinary must take the Preparatory Course
in Hospitality & Preparatory Course in Business
• Diplomas from local polytechnics/SHATEC/SIM.
• Relevant qualifications from other institutions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
• Applications will be based on merit and subject to the approval of the Admissions Committee.
English Proficiency requirement
Students must have an acceptable level of competency in the English Language and must have one of the following in
addition to an approved diploma:
• A minimum of C6 pass in English as first language at GCE ‘O’ levels or
• IELTS 5.5 or equivalent Or
• TOEFL 525 paper based, 196 computer based.
Successful completion of a recognised approved diploma, where the language of instruction was English.
Programme Programme Programmes Entry with Application
Commencement Date End Date Closing Date
Higher Diploma in International Direct entry – Relevant
2 January 2013 30 June 2013 1 October 2012
Hotel Management Hospitality Diploma
Preparatory Course in Business
(IMI) Non-business Diploma from
8 April 2013 30 June 2013 15 January 2013
Preparatory Course in local Polytechnics
Preparatory Course in DMS / Business Diploma from
8 April 2013 30 June 2013 15 January 2013
Hospitality local Polytechnics
Higher Diploma in International Direct entry – Relevant
1 July 2013 31 December 2013 15 April 2013
Hotel Management Hospitality Diploma
Preparatory Preparatory Course Higher Diploma in
Course in Business Fee in Hospitality Fee International Hotel Total Fee
Management Course Fee
Relevant Hospitality Diploma - - S$12,735.15 S$12,735.15
Business Diploma - S$1,284 S$12,735.15 S$14,019.15
Non - Business Diploma S$1,605 S$1,284 S$12,735.15 S$15,624.15
All fees are valid for the above two intakes in 2013.
Repeat fee for each of the Higher Diploma in International Hotel Management module is S$1,819.
All fees are payable prior to course commencement.
All fees indicated above are inclusive of 7% GST and exclude textbooks.
The indicative fees payable to IMI, should the student progress to IMI for their Bachelor of Arts programmes are:
(a) Registration Fee: CHF2,800
(b) Course Fees payable to IMI: CHF25,250*
* These fees include food and lodging at IMI but exclude airfare to Switzerland.
Study Loans Interest-free Instalment Plans
Students may obtain study loans from these banks and When you charge above S$500 to your Citibank or OCBC
institutions under a course financing scheme (subject to Visa/Mastercard, you can enjoy interest-free instalments of
approval). All loan enquiries and applications are to be dealt six or 12 months. Terms and conditions apply. For more
with the banks and institutions directly. For more information, information, please call:
Maybank Tel: 1800 225 5225
Tel: 1800 629 2265 | Website: www.maybank2u.com.sg Website: www.citibank.com.sg/educationloan
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RHB Bank Berhad
Tel: 1800 323 0100 | Website: www.rhbbank.com.sg
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and non-transferable. The fee will be refunded fully only if the
intake does not commence.
• Local applicants – S$85.60
• International applicants – S$267.50 (This does not include
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1. Application fee for courses is non-refundable and non-transferable.
the PEI-Student Contract. Students have the right to cancel the
contract within the 7 working days and be entitled to the 2. All requests for refunds arising from withdrawal and change of
course must be accompanied with an original fully completed
Maximum Refund amount stipulated under Clause 2.4 of the
hardcopy Student Request Form (downloadable from the SIM GE
PEI-Student Contract (less any course fees consumed by the website and the Students’ Portal) with relevant supporting
Student if the withdrawal date is later than the course documentary proof.
commencement date). After the cooling-off period, SIM PL’s
3. Refunds (if any) will be processed within 7 working days of receipt
refund policy will apply. of the original fully completed hardcopy Student Request Form
with relevant supporting documentary proof. Forms that are
Fee Protection Scheme received after 12.00 noon would be considered as submission on
SIM PL adopts a Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) to protect the paid the next working day.
fees of both local and international students. The FPS serves to
4. Approval for change of course will be granted on a case-by-case
protect the student’s fees in the event that the PEI is unable to
basis and subject to each individual meeting the course admission
continue operations due to insolvency, and/or regulatory closure. requirements.
In addition, the FPS protects the student if the PEI fails to pay
5. Transferring to another institution is deemed as a withdrawal from
penalties or return fees to the student arising from judgments SIM PL. As such, for international students who transfer to another
made against it by the Singapore courts. institution, their International Student’s Pass will be cancelled.
These students will have to submit their Passport and International
The FPS is compulsory for all students and is available in 2 forms, Student’s Pass at the Student Services Centre (SIM HQ Extension)
either Escrow or Insurance Protection Scheme. For more within 3 working days of the transfer. Attendance record and other
information, visit www1.simge.edu.sg/edutrust. relevant documentation to facilitate the transfer will be provided
SIM PL has appointed Lonpac Insurance Bhd as the 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 approval.
above, students will be able to claim their paid fees from 7. For new applicants, in the event that the Student’s Pass application
Lonpac Insurance Bhd. is not approved by ICA, the applicant will receive a full refund of
the course fee.
SIM PL has also appointed Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking 8. Course fees must be paid in full before the course commencement
Corporation Limited (HSBC) as the FPS escrow provider. Under date.
the FPS escrow scheme, students will pay their fees directly to
HSBC. HSBC will act as the custodian of students’ fees and will
only disburse the fees to SIM PL on a fixed schedule. Again, in
case of events as stated above, students will be able to retrieve SIM PL is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of the
their unconsumed fees from HSBC. student’s personal information and undertakes not to divulge
any of the student’s personal information to any third party
More details of the FPS can also be found in the FPS Instruction without the prior written consent of the student SUBJECT TO
Manual, available at www.cpe.gov.sg the obligation of SIM PL to disclose to any Singapore government
authority any information relating to the student in compliance
Medical Insurance with the law and/or to the organisation conferring/awarding
SIM PL has in place a group medical insurance scheme for all the qualification.
its students. This medical insurance scheme will have a
minimum coverage as follows:- an annual coverage limit of
S$20,000 per student, covers up to B2 ward in government
SINgaPOrE INSTITuTE Of MaNagEMENT (SIM grOuP)
Our Quality Policy
Our Vision We are dedicated to continuously improve our services and to
To be the Centre of Leadership and Management Excellence; and consistently exceed the expectations of our customers.
the Embodiment of Lifelong Learning.
Our Mission The Singapore Institute of Management (SIM Group)
leading provider of higher education and professional training in
• Spearhead management thought leadership
Singapore, reputed for its dedication to lifelong learning and high
• Be the preferred strategic partner of corporations in maximising
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 38,000 individual and corporate members. Our extensive range of
• To support SIM Group’s social mission membership programmes, activities and resources provide an
important nexus for students and members to network and learn.
Our Core Values The SIM Group offers its core services through three educational
• Trust and Respect for the Individual brands:
• Open and Timely Communication SIM University (UniSIM)
• Performance Excellence SIM University is the only university in Singapore dedicated to
• Spirit of Innovative Adventure working adults, allowing them to pursue lifelong learning and
higher education while balancing career, family and social
Our Culture responsibilities. It adopts a flexible and practice-focused learning
approach and offers more than 50 academic programmes in
An open culture where staff trust and respect each other; embrace various disciplines. It has an enrolment of more than 12,000
change and seek ways to innovate; learn and work together as a students. Eligible Singaporeans and Permanent Residents taking
team. SIM University’s undergraduate programmes enjoy a government
subsidy of up to 55% of tuition fees. The SIM University Education
Our Commitment Fund has been a Singapore ‘Institution of a Public Character’ (IPC)
since September 2005.
To our Members
We care for our members, recognise their importance, and strive to SIM Global Education
raise the prestige of their membership. Students can choose from a wide range of high-quality overseas
degree programmes made available through SIM’s partnership with
To our Customers established international universities and institutions from the
United Kingdom, United States, Australia and Switzerland. Most of
We value our customers and commit ourselves to actively improve
our services and products. the students are full-time students, but SIM Global Education also
offers part-time programmes that cater to working adults. Offering
over 50 academic programmes, its enrolment stands at 21,500,
To our Employees with about 2,500 foreign students.
We care for our people by creating a conducive work environment,
helping them to balance family and work commitments, recognising SIM Professional Development
their contributions, and developing them to their full potential. About 11,300 professionals benefit annually from the vast selection
of short executive training programmes offered by SIM Professional
To our Community Development. Its customised in-company training programmes
help companies optimise effectiveness in various fields of
We honour our social obligations and pledge to be a good corporate management and human resource development.
citizen by always acting professionally and ethically in all matters.
vIBES – WHy STuDy aT SIM gLOBaL EDuCaTION
SIM Campus Development Master Plan (Artist Impression)
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
vibrancy of Student Life grow. 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 location that is the epicentre of buzzing Asia.
and 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.
SIM GE offers over 50 full-time and part-time academic
programmes through more than 10 partner universities at
Infrastructure + Technology master’s, bachelor’s, graduate diploma and diploma levels – in
areas such as applied science, arts, business, communication,
SIM GE ensures that the student-centric campuses are outfitted
with the latest in technology and facilities to enhance your design, finance, information technology, hospitality,
learning experience. SIM campuses are enabled with high-speed management, nursing, social sciences and more.
wireless Internet access and the latest in technology connecting
you to a wealth of information and online services.
SIM HQ at Clementi A 48-year-old heritage… over 115,000-strong alumni… student
The SIM Headquarters along Clementi Road is SIM’s main and enrolment of over 33,500 and more than 1,600 top-notch
largest campus. To cater to our fast-growing student population, faculty, the SIM Group is the premier organisation for higher
SIM has embarked on a $300 million Campus Development education and lifelong learning in Singapore and the region.
Master Plan to more than double our main campus over two
phases to be completed in 2014. Current facilities include over
130 lecture theatres, tutorial and seminar rooms, as well as Committed to the welfare of every student, SIM GE extends
computer laboratories, a multi-purpose hall seating 1,600, a support to all its students, from financial assistance schemes
student lounge, study spaces with open courtyard, a student to counselling services and structured processes for
hub with cyber stations and a management library. The main grievance resolution. SIM GE also provides a 24-hour medical
campus currently houses the Tay Eng Soon Library, Singapore’s insurance coverage for all its students both in Singapore,
largest and most comprehensive management library. and overseas (if students are involved in SIM-related
activities) throughout the course duration.
SIM Global Education Campus
The SIM Global Education Campus is a comprehensive lifestyle Information on student support services is available at
campus combining residential, sporting and recreational www1.simge.edu.sg/support
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 global mindset abound at SIM GE. SIM Education Abroad
Career Preparation workshops on resume writing, interviewing nurtures students to be intellectually curious, globally
skills, job search techniques, and networking skills. minded and geographically mobile.
Professional Career Coaches are also available to provide
career 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. programmes and community service learning abroad.
Through these, you will be challenged to reflect and grow as
Internships you learn essential life skills such as adaptability, tenacity,
fortitude, perseverance and initiative.
SIM’s internship programme supports undergraduates who wish
to gain practical work experiences to complement their
academic training. A professional internship allows students Wellness and Counselling
to gain clarity in their chosen field of work; tests their technical Whether as a part-time or full-time student, or a freshman
and non-technical abilities; and provides valuable insights trying to balance a new regime of study, life and play, you
into the inner dynamics of specific industries and can count on support from buddies when you face
organisations. challenges, or have a listening ear and guidance from our
professional counsellors. To promote a healthy lifestyle
Leadership and Personal Development among students, SIM GE organises wellness-related
programmes such as exhibitions and workshops.
Exciting leadership and personal development initiatives await
you. These are designed to provide opportunities to discover
your self-potential and equip you with important life skills arts, Culture and Special Interests
needed for a successful career. Students who wish to challenge There’s always something happening at SIM beyond just studies.
themselves further can look forward to countless opportunities In line with our holistic approach to a well-rounded education,
for honing leadership skills through the platforms available. we encourage you to choose from a wide range of arts, culture
Be enriched by the learning as you make a smooth transition and special interest activities infused with vibrant local and
to the dynamic working world. 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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Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd
461 Clementi Road
Tel: +65 6248 9746
Fax: +65 6462 9411
Page 1: Photo of Professor John Fenby, courtesy of IMI International Hotel Management Institute Switzerland
Pages 2 & 3: Photos courtesy of IMI International Hotel Management Institute Switzerland
Pages 8 & 10: Photos courtesy of Marisa Yeo
This brochure contains key information, accurate as at time of print on 14 September 2012.
For the most updated and complete programme information, refer to our website at www.simge.edu.sg
SIM and IMI International Hotel Management Institute Switzerland reserve the right to change the information, including fees, herein at any time.
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