Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degrees

 
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degrees
2016

     Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degrees
        • Accounting                                       • Economics                       • International Relations
        • Banking                                          • Finance                         • Mathematics
        • Business & Management                            • Information Systems             • Politics

     Graduate Diplomas
     Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

                                                                                     Vanessa Tan
                                                                                     Graduate, Class of 2013
                                                                                     Bachelor of Science (Honours)
                                                                                     in Accounting and Finance
                                                                                     University of London, UK

The programmes are awarded by University of London, UK and developed by the lead college:
The London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.                                                   www.simge.edu.sg
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degrees
“I was involved in many SIM events such as Open House
where I helped in advising prospective students and their
parents on SIM-University of London courses. I enjoyed
myself a lot in these events, making new friends and
learning new things in the process. Participating in CCAs
actually built my character, taught me skills like networking
and leadership, and even landed me my current job.” (2014)

Violy Purnamasari
Graduate, Class of 2014
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting and Finance
University of London, UK
Auditor, Ernst & Young

                                              CONTENTS
                                              University of London                                               01
                                              The London School of Economics and Political Science               02
                                              Singapore Institute of Management (SIM Group)                      03
                                              SIM-University of London Milestones                                04
                                              Programme Highlights                                               05
                                              Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences (NEW)           10
                                              Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting and Finance            12
                                              Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Banking and Finance               14
                                              Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business and Management           15
                                              Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics                         16
                                              Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics and Finance             17
                                              Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics and Management          18
                                              Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics and Politics            19
                                              Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Systems and Management 20
                                              Bachelor of Science (Honours) in International Relations           21
                                              Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mathematics and Economics         22
                                              Graduate Diplomas                                                  23
                                              Selection Groups                                                   25
                                              Unit Information                                                   26
                                              Entry Requirements                                                 29
                                              Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)                              34
                                              Fees                                                               40
                                              Application & Admission                                            42
                                              SIM Student Life                                                   44
                                              Vibes – Why Study at SIM Global Education                          45
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degrees
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
                                                              A degree from the University of London is a mark of
                                                              excellence, respected by employers and universities
                                                              worldwide. This is because the University of London is one
                                                              of the world’s leading universities, internationally recognised for
                                                              its high academic standards. This reputation is based on the
                                                              outstanding teaching and research of its 17 world-class
                                                              Colleges and 10 specialist institutes.
                                                              Since 1858, University of London degrees have been
                                                              accessible to students all over the world through
                                                              the University of London International Programmes
                                                              (UoLIP). Alumni of the UoLIP have gone on to shape
                                                              our world. These include seven Nobel Prize winners,
                                                              leaders of Commonwealth countries, government
                                                              ministers, renowned authors, academics, judges
                                                              and business leaders. Today, the UoLIP is truly
                                                              international in character with over 54,000 students
                                                              in more than 180 countries.

                                                              Academic direction for all of the programmes offered
                                                              through the UoLIP is provided by Colleges of the
                                                              University. Academics at these Colleges develop
                                                              the syllabuses, prepare the study materials, and are
                                               Senate House
                                                              responsible for the assessment of students. This
                                                              means that students benefit from the academic
• 30 years of successful relationship with SIM.               rigour and leading-edge research undertaken by the
• One of the oldest and most prestigious universities in      Colleges. It also helps to ensure that University of
  the UK.                                                     London qualifications are of the same high academic
• Academic direction is by the London School of               standard, however they are achieved.
  Economics and Political Science (LSE).
• These degrees help you develop skills that employers        On successful completion of your studies you will be
  value such as problem solving, independent thinking,        awarded a University of London degree or diploma.
  self-discipline and drive.                                  The certificate you receive will state that you were
                                                              registered with the University of London and will
• The programmes are recognised by professional
                                                              include the name of the University of London College
  bodies such as ACCA, CIMA, CPA Australia, ICAEW
                                                              or Colleges that conducted the examinations.
  and SQP, and they will give exemptions for particular
  modules of the relevant professional qualification.
                                                              Find out more about the UoLIP at:
• As the largest Affiliate Centre in the world, students      http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk
  become part of the community of over 8,500 students
  studying for a University of London degree at SIM.
• The effectiveness of our teaching methods are
  reflected by the consistently high number of top
  graduates. There were 169 graduates with First Class
  Honours in 2015.
• The awarding of Affiliate Centre status by the
  University of London is a reflection of SIM’s sustained
  commitment to high standards in respect of the
  teaching, support and administration.

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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.
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 those 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                                                              The Singapore Institute of Management (SIM Group)
To be the centre of excellence in education, management                 is the leading private provider of higher education and
development and lifelong learning                                       professional training in Singapore, known for its philosophy of
                                                                        lifelong learning and the quality of its programmes.
Our Mission                                                             Founded in 1964 on the initiative of the Economic Development
•   Spearhead management development                                    Board to support Singapore’s industrialisation, we are today a
•   Be the preferred strategic partner of corporations in optimising    diverse and vibrant organisation with a wide range of programmes,
    human capital effectiveness                                         activities and services.
•   Be the choice provider of education and training
•   Expand SIM beyond Singapore                                         A professional society, SIM has nearly 50,000 individual and
                                                                        corporate members who enjoy a raft of learning courses, published
Our Purpose                                                             resources and networking events.
• To open doors in life through education opportunities
                                                                        The SIM Group offers its services through three educational brands:

Our Core Values                                                         SIM University
•   Trust and Respect for the Individual
•   Teamwork                                                            SIM University (UniSIM) is Singapore’s only private university and
•   Open and Timely Communication                                       its mission is to create excellence in lifelong education through a
•   Performance Excellence                                              uniquely-designed learning experience that equips learners for a
•   Spirit of Innovative Adventure                                      better future. Home to more than 14,000 students, SIM University
                                                                        adopts a flexible and practice-focused learning approach and offers
                                                                        more than 60 academic programmes in various disciplines.
Our Culture                                                             Eligible students taking SIM University’s undergraduate programmes
An open culture where staff trust and respect each other; embrace       enjoy government subsidies and access to government bursaries,
change and seek ways to innovate; learn and work together as a          tuition fee and study loans. SIM University is a not-for-profit
team.                                                                   university and the SIM University Education Fund has been an
                                                                        ‘Institution of a Public Character’ (IPC) since September 2005.
Our Commitment
To our Members                                                          SIM Global Education
                                                                        SIM Global Education’s (SIM GE) dedication to a holistic and rigorous
We care for our members, recognise their importance, and strive
                                                                        education with a global perspective has established it as a leading
to raise the prestige of their membership.
                                                                        private education institution in Singapore. It offers over 70 tertiary
                                                                        programmes ranging from its own diploma and graduate diploma
To our Customers                                                        courses to Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes awarded by top
We value our customers and commit ourselves to be relevant              ranking and reputable universities and institutions from around
through continuous improvements in our products and services.           the world, including the United Kingdom, United States and
                                                                        Australia. Its enrolment stands at 22,000 of full-time and part-time
To our Employees                                                        students and adult learners from over 40 countries.
We care for our people by creating a conducive work environment,
helping them to balance family and work commitments, recognising
their contributions, and developing them to their full potential.
                                                                        SIM Professional Development
                                                                        SIM Professional Development (SIM PD) offers a vast selection of
                                                                        short executive training programmes for individuals to hone their
To our Community                                                        skills and stay current and relevant in the fast changing world.
We honour our social obligations and pledge to be a good corporate      Over 11,000 professionals benefit annually from these programmes.
citizen by always acting professionally and ethically in all matters.   SIM PD’s customised in-company training programmes have also
                                                                        helped companies optimise organisational effectiveness in various
                                                                        fields of management and human resource development.
Our Quality Policy
Quality and excellence have always been the driving force behind
SIM.

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SIM-UNIVERSITY OF LONDON MILESTONES
1986                                                        2009
First intake of 40 students sign up for a BSc (Economics)   SIM awarded Affiliate Centre status by the University.
in Management Studies degree from University of
London at SIM.                                              2010
                                                            The External System is renamed University of London
1988                                                        International Programmes to reflect its truly global
First intake of the Diploma in Economics. SIM was one       nature.
of only three institutions worldwide who were given
permission by the LSE to offer a tutorial programme.        2011
                                                            Student enrolment at SIM increased to over 11,600.
1992                                                        117 graduates were awarded First Class Honours degrees.
The inaugural SIM-University of London presentation
                                                            Launch of the BSc Creative Computing degree with
ceremony was presided by Professor Steward Sutherland,
                                                            academic direction provided by Goldsmiths.
Vice-Chancellor of the University of London. Graduates
from the Class of 1989, 1990 and 1991 were invited.         2013
First intake of the BSc Computing & Information Systems     For the third time, a graduate studies at Oxbridge when
degree awarded by University of London, examined by         Reagan Yee embarked on a MSc Financial Economics at
Goldsmiths.                                                 Oxford University.

1993                                                        2014
First intake of the BSc (Economics) Banking & Finance.      Launch of BSc degrees in International Relations and
SIM started increasing the range of degrees awarded         the revised Business and Management degree.
by University of London and examined by the LSE.
                                                            2015
2004                                                        First intake of the BSc in Economics and Politics and a
LSE launched the Diploma for Graduates programme as well    new route into the degree - the University of London
as a Graduate Entry Route for those who have a degree       International Foundation Programme. A record 169
and wish to pursue a University of London qualification.    graduates earn degrees with First Class Honours. Ten
                                                            graduates study master’s at LSE of which three were on
2006                                                        LSE scholarship.
BSc Banking & Finance graduate, Michael Li Qin, enrolled
for a Master’s at Cambridge University in the UK.           2016
                                                            Launch of the Master of Science in Professional
2008                                                        Accountancy, awarded by University of London and led
150th anniversary of the University of London External      by University College London.
System. 66 SIM graduates earned a BSc degree with
                                                            SIM and University of London celebrate 30 years of
First Class Honours.
                                                            academic partnership.

                                     Studying for a University of London degree or diploma at SIM GE really is
                                     a winning combination. Graduates not only gain a high quality and
                                     internationally recognised qualification from the University of London
                                     which will lay the foundation for their whole career, but also benefit
                                     from a wide range of extra-curricular activities and careers guidance
                                     offered by SIM GE. This mean that University of London-SIM graduates are
                                     sought after by top employers in Singapore and around the world.
                                     Sir Adrian Smith
                                     Vice-Chancellor, University of London
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PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES AT SIM
Degree Accreditation
The University of London was the third English educational institution to be conferred a recognised university status by
the Royal Charter back in 1836. Since then, it has consistently passed the stringent and regular inspection by the Quality
Assurance Agency for Higher Education with flying colours. It is also a member of the Association of the Commonwealth
Universities.

The University of London degrees have been rated one of the most prestigious around the world by students, academia
and employers alike. All University of London degrees are fully recognised and accredited qualifications.

Graduates from the UOLIP Bachelor of Science (BSc) programme at SIM have gone on to complete master’s degrees at many UK
Russell Group Universities like Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick, Nottingham, the LSE, University College London (UCL), Durham,
Leeds, Birmingham, Southampton, Glasgow, Manchester and the London Business School. Graduates have also pursued
postgraduate degrees at NUS, NTU, SIM, SMU and the Chicago Graduate School of Business in Singapore, etc.

Mode of Study
At SIM, you will be engaged in a variety of teaching environments. Classes are delivered in a carefully designed mixture of
lectures and workshops, enabling you to experience a diversity of styles for optimal learning. Aside from study skills
sessions that are organised regularly, an Academic Advice session is also conducted on Fridays as part of our teaching and
learning support for our students. Students are expected to own a notebook to access online materials especially on the
UOL Virtual Learning Environment.

Full-time classes are held in three-hour blocks between Monday and Saturday, starting at 8.30am, 12pm or 3.30pm. There
are occasional classes on weeknights at 7pm and on Sundays and public holidays. Classes for part-time programmes are
held from 7 to 10pm on weeknights or on Saturdays, with occasional classes on Sundays and public holidays. Local students
may transfer between the part-time and full-time programme after a year, at the annual course enrolment exercise for
continuing students.

Before students sit for their exams in May, they go for a series of intensive revision workshops from mid-March to late-April. These
sessions are taught by both UK and local lecturers, usually in the evening, on weekends and during public holidays. Students have
praised the sessions for being useful in helping them prepare for the exams.

SIM also organises preliminary examinations that are set and marked by UK academics. Results from these exams, although
not official, are a good gauge of students’ readiness for the actual exams in May.

Both the revision and prelim exams are offered free to students. While not all subjects have revision, students can expect the
bulk of the modules would be organised. In 2015, for instance, 54 out of 62 modules had revision workshops.

Programme and Mode of Study at SIM                                     Standard Entry Route     Graduate     Part-time &   Full-time
                                                                        (As a First Degree)    Entry Route    Full-time      only
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting and Finance                          P                  P             P
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Banking and Finance                             P                  P             P
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business and Management (NEW)                   P                  P             P
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics                                       P                  P                          P
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics and Finance                           P                  P             P
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics and Management                        P                  P             P
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics and Politics (NEW)                    P                  P                          P
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Systems and Management              P                  P                          P
 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in International Relations (NEW)                  P                  P                          P
 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mathematics and Economics                      P                                             P
 Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences (NEW)                                                                      P
 Graduate Diploma (Accounting)                                                                                    P
 Graduate Diploma (Banking)                                                                                       P
 Graduate Diploma (Economics)                                                                                     P
 Graduate Diploma (Finance)                                                                                       P
 Graduate Diploma (Information Systems)                                                                                        P
 Graduate Diploma (Management)                                                                                    P
 International Foundation Programme (refer to separate brochure)                                                               P

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Distinctions and Firsts
1993         2 out of the 4 First Class Honours winners worldwide were SIM graduates.

             The only 2 First Class Honours winners worldwide were both SIM graduates. Ms Hong Sew Moi won the John Maxwell Prize for being
1994
             the top final year Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics international student.

1996         Ms Tan Li Peng was joint-winner of the prestigious Gerstenberg Prize in Economics.

2007         39 SIM graduates attained First Class Honours, up from 14 in the previous year. SIM students topped the world in 18 examinations.

             During the Silver Jubilee anniversary year for the SIM-University of London programme, 117 graduated with first class honours - 109
2011
             from EMFSS, and 8 from Computing programmes.

             Two new records - 169 graduated with First Class Honours and 41 students earned a Diploma in Economics with Distinction. SIM
2015
             students topped the world in 34 examinations.

Awards, Scholarships and Prizes                                              High Employability
In 2015, 25 students from SIM received the University of                     SIM’s University of London graduates have consistently
London Award for Academic Achievement. Each award is                         demonstrated high employability. From among 590
worth £100.There were also 41 Distinctions (new record)                      respondents in the 2015 Graduate Employment Survey
from the Diploma in Economics, an increase from 29 a year                    conducted by an external consultant (Media Research
ago. In addition, there were 17 commendations and 34                         Consultants), 87.3% were employed. Among them, 6.8% of
students who earned the top mark in the world for their                      them had entrepreneurially started their own businesses.
examinations.
                                                                             • Out of 479 respondents, 64% who secured full-time
Also in 2015, three students received the SIM-LSE Summer                       permanent positions as their first job received the offer
School Scholarship out of the 60 students who studied in                       before receiving results of the final examinations.
London. Another two out of four students received the                        • From the time their final exam was completed, 29% of the
LSE-PKU Summer School Scholarship to study in Beijing.                         graduates took less than one month for them to secure
Three graduates won LSE scholarships to pursue their                           their first job.
master’s at the LSE.                                                         • 94% of the Class of 2014 are working in the services
                                                                               sector (which includes positions in accounting, banking),
Graduate Tan Hong Siong who was awarded the Nexia                              3.4% in manufacturing and 1.5% in construction.
TS-SIM Scholarship, started work in July 2015. A group of                    • The average current gross monthly salary of the graduates
five students clinched the Best Report award at Chartered                      was $2,811, while the median salary was $2,800. More
Financial Analysts Institute’s CFA Research Challenge 2015.                    than a quarter of working graduates earned more than
                                                                               $3,000 in gross monthly salary.

 PAL Leaders’ Appreciation 2015

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Student Learning Centre
Students may visit the Student Learning Centre to seek                       Programme Calendar
free academic help for their studies or assignments by                       Part-time programme:
simply dropping in or by making an appointment to see
                                                                             Classes for new students                            Sep – Feb
our advisors who will share essential study skills to help
them cope with the demands of their studies. Students may                    Revision                                            Mar – Apr
also sign up for free workshops on academic writing, study                   University exams                                    May
skills or professional development topics.                                   Result release                                      Mid Aug

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)                                                 Full-time programme:
To help students achieve their academic goals, PAL was                       Year 1 classes (local students)1                    Aug – Feb
introduced as an academic student-to-student support                         Year 1 classes (international students)2            Sep – Feb
network where senior students facilitate a group of                          Year 1 with exemptions/ Year 2 classes2             Sep – Feb
students in learning a subject. As students may find certain                 Revision                                            Mar – Apr
subjects challenging, PAL leaders help juniors improve their
                                                                             University exams                                    May
understanding of the subject matter as they work through
common problems and further develop their learning                           Result release                                      Mid Aug
strategies.                                                                  1
                                                                               The more specialised degrees in Economics &
Writing Point                                                                Politics, International Relations, Information Systems &
This writing consultation service provides SIM students an                   Management, Mathematics & Economics and Certificate
opportunity to meet with an advisor individually or in small                 of Higher Education in Social Sciences will commence
groups to discuss their essays or written assignments. The                   in September.
main focus is to help students improve their writing so as
to achieve academic excellence.
                                                                             2
                                                                               Note for NSmen: Start date for applicant whose ORD
                                                                             is after August commencement but before September
                                                                             commencement date.

 L to R: Esmond Hwee, Chang Yin Man and Leh Sze Hou are the SIM graduates who were awarded LSE scholarships to pursue their Masters in London
 in 2015/2016. They are pursuing the MSc Finance, MSc Economics and Management, MSc Applicable Mathematics respectively. They are part of the
 17 SIM graduates who have, over the last 18 years, been among the top international programme graduates from around the world, to meet the
 criteria for the scholarship.

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Minimum class size
For a class to commence, there must be a minimum number of 25 students (for the BSc degree and Graduate Diploma
programmes) and a minimum of 10 students for each option (for Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences). In
the event that the minimum number is not met after the application period, the class will not commence. Students will be
informed within 30 days after the application period.

Attendance Requirement
Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences students must maintain a minimum attendance of 90%, failing which the
student will not be permitted to register/sit for the university examinations. For the BSc degree and Graduate Diploma
programmes, students are encouraged to fulfil a minimum attendance of 75%. Regardless of programme, all international
students would need to fulfil a 90% attendance requirement to maintain their student’s pass.

Candidature Period
The maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course as stipulated by the University of London is as reflected:
Programme                                                                Maximum candidature*       Minimum candidature

Standard Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree (12 units)                        8 years                    3 years

Standard/Graduate Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree (9 units)                8 years                    2 years

Graduate Diplomas                                                               5 years                     1 year

Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences                              5 years                     1 year

Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences + Standard Bachelor          8 years                    3 years
of Science (Honours) degree

*The candidature period can be extended by the University on a case by case basis.

There will not be any refund or recourse should the student fail to complete within the maximum allowed period. Students
pursuing the Bachelor’s degree on a part-time basis are recommended to spread 12 units over four years by taking three
units a year.

At SIM, international students who are academically weak and find it difficult to progress or complete the programme
within the minimum duration will be counselled. SIM reserves the right to recommend and withdraw a student who cannot
cope with the demands of the programme, especially when the student’s pass has expired.

The University’s expectations of students
The University of London degrees and diplomas are academic courses of high quality, and students may find them
challenging at times. The university has recommended at least 35 hours of study and lectures each week from September
to May for students doing four full units in one year. On average, a student needs to spend at least 7 to 8 hours studying
for each full unit per week.

The following study skills, as adapted from Strategies for Success, Academic and Study Skills Advice; is recommended by
the university for students.
1. Reading, thinking and reflecting on the material in the subject guides and readings.
2. Discussion of materials and ideas in class or the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and debating the ideas and
   information you have been studying with others.
3. Defend your position and be willing to adapt your views in light of the discussions. This will help with essay writing
   and help you learn and remember what you have learnt.
4. Viewing and listening and try to apply what you have learnt in your studies to the information you receive during
   lectures, or in the VLE video tutorials or academic interviews.
5. Writing. In addition to note taking, you should try to work through some problems or written work each week. Start
   with short answers and build on this skill.

Assessment and Classification
SIM assignments, class tests and preliminary examinations allow students sufficient practice for the University’s annual
examinations. These annual examinations account for 100% of the assessment for most papers. The exception is for
selected Information Systems units such as IS1060, IS3139, IS3159 where coursework is assessed by the University.

The Bachelor of Science programme is an honours programme and students are classified according to their performance
in examinations — First Class, Upper Second, Lower Second or Third Class honours. A Pass classification may be awarded
at the University’s discretion. For the Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences, students who do well may graduate
with Distinction, Merit or Credit. Those in the Graduate Diploma programmes may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

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Grading Scheme
                                                                                                            Certificate of Higher
Marks Awarded                       Degree Class equivalent             Graduate Diploma
                                                                                                            Education in Social Sciences
70 - 100                            First Class Honours                 Distinction                         Distinction

60 - 69                             Upper Second Class Honours          Merit                               Merit

50 - 59                             Lower Second Class Honours          Pass                                Credit

40 - 49                             Third Class Honours                 Pass                                Pass

0 - 39                              Fail                                Fail                                Fail

Academic Progression                                                    Transfer Opportunities
Each programme is made up of a collection of full and                   a) within University of London
half units, of which 12 are required for a degree. Students             Registering as an International student with the University
normally take four full units per academic year. They are               of London does not mean that you can automatically
allowed to progress through each academic year till they                transfer at a later date and complete your studies at
meet the minimum requirement to be classified/graduate.                 one of the Colleges of the University. If you are taking
Students who fail a paper may be allowed to repeat the unit             the Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences or
and will need to resit the examination the following year,              four Level 100 units of one of the degrees, you can be
along with other new units. Students must have passed                   considered for second year entry. To be considered, you
or be exempted from at least two Level 100 units before                 will need to be taking units whose syllabuses are similar
they may take on Level 200/300 units. Units which have                  to those taken at the Colleges. You will need very high
been passed may not be re-taken. A student is permitted a               predicted marks in these units and to have done well at
maximum of five full units per year with any combination                school. If you wish to apply for transfer to the LSE, you
of new and resits. Eg. four full new units and 1 resit, three           will be competing with many other applicants for a limited
full new units and 2 resits, etc. A student is permitted five           number of places.
full new units with no resits only in the final year.
                                                                        b) in the UK or elsewhere
BSc graduates from SIM will be able to participate in                   Within the UK there are a number of universities who have
a fully-gowned presentation ceremony usually held in                    departments that will consider you for entry to the second
April. Graduates may also choose to attend the annual                   year of their degrees if you are taking the Certificate of
University of London Conferral Degree Ceremony in London                Higher Education in Social Sciences or four Level 100 units
conducted in March. On graduation, you automatically                    of one of the degrees. You should contact the admissions
become a member of the University of London International               offices of the university concerned in the first instance
Programmes Alumni Association.                                          and if need be, direct them to the University of London
                                                                        International Programmes website which lists all the
                                                                        necessary information about the programme.

 SIM and University of London celebrates 30 years of successful partnership in 2016, producing 29,300 graduates todate.

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Certificate of Higher Education
in Social Sciences (NEW)
What does this programme entail?
The Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences will be launched for the 2016-17 academic year, and is to replace the
Diploma in Economics, which was offered from 1988 to 2015.

The Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences is a qualification in its own right. For students who do not meet
the degree entrance requirements, it also provides an entry route to the Economics, Management, Finance and Social
Sciences degrees offered through the International Programmes, with academic direction from LSE. By successfully
completing the programme you will develop analytical competence allowing you to undertake further undergraduate
study. The Certificate of Higher Education is a taught programme and students are required to attend a course of
instruction at SIM.

Who is this programme for?
This programme is ideal for those who wish to pursue a University of London degree programme at SIM. It is also a good
alternative for those who may not have met the University of London entrance requirement for the BSc degree, but wish
to have a chance at getting a degree without losing additional time. At the end of 3 years, graduates can obtain both a
Certificate of Higher Education and a BSc degree from University of London.

Progression
Graduates who do well are awarded a Certificate with Distinction, Merit or Credit. Upon successful completion of the
Certificate, candidates can progress to the BSc degrees with credit for up to four full units. A transfer to the BSc degree is
possible for those who pass at least three full units.

Course Units
The programme consists of four Level 100 units (or the equivalent). Students will select these units from Selection groups
F(i). (See page 25). Classes will be combined with undergraduate students pursuing a BSc degree. Additional tutorials are
organised for Certificate of Higher Education students*. Students who wish to progress to the BSc degrees should choose
the units with care. Consider the units that are available on the degree that interest you and choose units that are common
to both that degree and this programme.
Notes:
*   Tutorials will be organised only if there are a minimum of ten students in the tutorial class. This is with regards to the more specialised courses
    like IR1011.

Please refer to page 30 for details on entry requirements.

                                                    The SIM Economics Society provides a platform for students to make presentations
                                                    about economic themes that they are personally interested in, such as taxation,
                                                    quantitative easing, price indices, insurance, oil prices and even Bitcoin. Through
                                                    these activities, students not only develop their analytical skills but also public
                                                    speaking, writing, and debating skills. They get to apply what they have learned
                                                    in their classroom to current events. (2015)
                                                    Shradha Agrawal
                                                    Student
                                                    Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Banking and Finance
                                                    University of London, UK

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Certificate of Higher Education
in Social Sciences (cont’d)
All units from the Certificate of Higher Education in Social
                                                                         Option      Option      Option      Option      Option      Option
Sciences can be credited to the following eight Bachelor of Science
                                                                           A           B           C           D           E           F
(Honours) degrees.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting and Finance                                             P
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Banking and Finance                                                P
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business and Management                                P                       P
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics                                     P
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics and Finance                         P
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics and Management                               P                       P
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in International Relations                                                                    P
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Systems and
                                                                                                                                        P
Management

• SIM will run a class if there is a minimum of 10 students for each option
• Students who have little grounding in economics and are not keen on any of the Economics degrees may wish to choose an
  option which does not include economics (e.g. Options D, E, F). They can pick up economics in the later part of their degree,
  as required.
• Those who wish to pursue the Accounting or Banking degrees are recommended Option C.

Option A                                                              Option C
1. EC1002    Introduction to economics                                1. EC1002     Introduction to economics
2. ST104A    Statistics 1 (half unit) and                             2. ST104A     Statistics 1 (half unit) and
   ST104B    Statistics 2 (half unit)                                    MT105A     Mathematics 1 (half unit)
3. MT105A    Mathematics 1 (half unit) and                            3. FN1024     Principles of banking & finance
   MT105B    Mathematics 2 (half unit)                                4. AC1025     Principles of accounting
4. FN1024    Principles of banking & finance

Option B                                                              Notes:
1. EC1002    Introduction to economics                                More information on the subjects for Options D, E and F will be available
2. ST104A    Statistics 1 (half unit) and                             on the website by 1 July 2016. The subject combination will allow
   MT105A    Mathematics 1 (half unit)                                candidates to articulate to the degrees in business, economics and
3. MN1178    Business and management in a global context              management, international relations and information systems and
                                                                      management accordingly.
4. AC1025    Principles of accounting

 Classes are taught by experienced lecturers.

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Bachelor of Science (Honours)
in Accounting and Finance
What does this programme entail?                                        Progression
This degree aims to equip you with a strong foundation in               The Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC) stipulates that
accountancy and financial practices. It helps you develop               graduates of the BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance and
critical skills for a wide range of real world professional             BSc (Hons) in Banking and Finance programmes can receive
situations.                                                             the following exemptions from their Foundation Programme,
                                                                        subject to obtaining at least 60% marks in the courses:
Who is this programme for?                                              AC3059, AC3091, AC3093, AC3097. In addition, it would be
This programme is ideal for those who wish to attain                    helpful for SIM-University of London graduates to complete
professional accounting qualifications or are interested                modules in Singapore Law and Singapore Tax to meet the
in pursuing a career in the general field of finance. It                syllabus required for Singapore QP Academic Base.
prepares you for a career in professional accountancy,
investment banking, investment analysis and management,                 Graduates who wish to continue to professional accreditation
management consultancy, and financial management.                       may be able to get exemptions for certain modules from the
                                                                        professional bodies below:
Job Prospects
Recent graduates have gained employment working for                     • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
the Big Four accounting firms – Deloitte, Ernst & Young,                  www.accaglobal.com
KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. In addition, graduates                 • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
have also found employment serving in several local and                   www.cimaglobal.com
international accounting/consultancy firms such as Acutus
                                                                        • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
LLP, BDO LLP, Baker Tilly TFW, Foo Kon Tan LLP, Grant
                                                                          www.icaew.com
Thornton, Geetha A & Associates, Helmi Talib & Co., HLB
Loke Lum Consulting Group, Liew Keow Seng & Co. PAC,                    • CPA Australia
Nexia TS, T S Tay PAC, RT LLP and RSM, Stone Forest.                      www.cpaaustralia.com.au

The accounting and financial knowledge obtained from this               This arrangement means that if you pass the required
course have landed graduates jobs with various financial                combination of courses on your degree, you can gain your
institutions which include Barclays Bank Plc, BNP Paribas               professional accreditation more quickly. As these professional
Wealth Management, DBS, CIMB-GK, Fiduciary Asia Group,                  bodies change their detailed requirements regularly, please
HSBC, Phillip Securities, OCBC, RBC Dexia Trust Services and            visit their website for the latest requirements.
Standard Chartered Bank.
                                                                        ACCA. Graduates of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in
Graduates have also been offered accounting and                         Accounting and Finance are exempted from most of the
finance jobs in various industries such as energy, marine               foundation units in the ACCA examinations. There are
engineering, manufacturing, medical, oil & gas, real                    no specific UOL units an Accounting student needs to
estate, shipping, government and IT. Organisations include              complete to satisfy the ACCA requirement for exemptions.
Certis Cisco, DFS, ERA, Fuji Xerox, Hewlett Packard, IBM,
Ingensys, IDA, Knight Frank, Mediacorp, Ministry of Home                CPA Australia. To qualify for the CPA Program Professional
Affairs, National Healthcare Group, Neptune Orient Lines,               Level, students in the degree are to take a prescribed set of
Prudential, Oracle, Starhub, SGX and Singapore Airlines.                units in addition to the compulsory units set by the University
                                                                        of London. The required courses are MN3027 The law of
                                                                        business organisations, AC3059 Financial management and
                                                                        IS2136 Information systems and organisations.

 The Accounting degree certainly agrees with these graduates who aced their examinations.

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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in
Accounting and Finance (cont’d)
n Standard Route:                                                           n Graduate Entry Route:
The minimum duration of this programme, which is offered on both            The minimum duration of this 9 full-unit programme, which is offered on
part-time and full-time basis, is three years. This direct honours degree   both part-time and full-time basis, is two years.
programme has 12 full units which are:                                      100 units
100 units                                                                   1. EC1002 Introduction to economics
1. EC1002 Introduction to economics                                        2. ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit) and
2. ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit) and                                         MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit)
    MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit)                                        3. AC1025 Principles of accounting
3. FN1024 Principles of banking and finance
4. AC1025 Principles of accounting                                          200 and 300 units
5.  One unit (or two half unit) from Selection group F(i)                  4. MN3028 Managerial economics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) or
                                                                               EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
200 and 300 units                                                           5. AC3059 Financial management (AC1025) or
6. MN3028 Managerial economics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) or                FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174)
    EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)                     6. AC3091 Financial reporting (AC1025)
7. AC3059 Financial management (AC1025) or                                  7. AC3093 Auditing and assurance (AC1025)
    FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174)        8. AC3097 Management accounting (AC1025)
8. AC3091 Financial reporting (AC1025)                                      9. One unit from Selection groups E or M
9. AC3093 Auditing and assurance (AC1025)
10. AC3097 Management accounting (AC1025)                                   Notes:
11. One unit from Selection groups E or M                                      APL awarded from one named or unnamed 100 unit can be placed here.
12. One 200 or 300 unit (or two half units) chosen from any of the
                                                                             EC1002 Introduction to Economics must be taken after or at the same
    Selection groups                                                          time as MT105A Mathematics 1

 SIM HQ along Clementi Road is our largest campus, housing a comprehensive array of facilities and amenities that students can enjoy.

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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in
Banking and Finance
What does this programme entail?
The world of banking and finance is all about risk. This programme aims to show you how financial institutions manage risk,
how financial markets trade risk and how new instruments to control risk are developed for the benefit of the economy as a
whole.

The programme will give you an insight into the pivotal role of finance in an industrial economy. It will provide you with a
thorough understanding of the ways in which financial intermediaries and institutions operate, and the structure and functioning
of financial markets, as well as help you develop critical skills for a wide range of real world professional situations.

Job Prospects
Many of our past graduates (full-time programmes) have gone on to carve out successful careers in financial institutions,
including AIA, ACE Insurance, American Express Bank, ANZ Bank, Bank of China (Shanghai), BNP Paribas, Bank of Singapore,
Coutts Private Bank, Great Eastern Life, CIMB Bank, Citibank, Credit Suisse, DBS Bank, HSBC, ING Bank, Merrill Lynch, Maybank,
OCBC, POSB, Standard Chartered Bank, UBS and UOB.

Progression
Graduates who complete the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Banking and Finance degree with the following electives: AC3091
Financial reporting, AC3093 Auditing and assurance and AC3097 Management accounting will be awarded exemptions when
they apply for the ACCA examinations and CPA Australia.

n Standard Route:                                                           n Graduate Entry Route:
The minimum duration of this programme, which is offered on both            The minimum duration of this 9 full-unit programme, which is offered on
part-time and full-time basis, is three years. This direct honours degree   both part-time and full-time basis, is two years.
programme has 12 full units which are:                                      100 units
100 units                                                                   1. EC1002 Introduction to economics
1. EC1002 Introduction to economics                                        2. ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit) and
2. ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit) and                                         MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit)
    MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit)                                        3. FN1024 Principles of banking and finance
3. FN1024 Principles of banking and finance                                 4. AC1025 Principles of accounting
4. AC1025 Principles of accounting
5.  One unit (or two half units) from Selection group F(i)                 200 and 300 units
                                                                            5. FN3092  Corporate finance (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174)
200 and 300 units                                                           6. EC2020  Elements of econometrics (EC1002) + (ST104A + ST104B)
6. FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174)                    + (MT105A or MT105B + MT1174) or
7. EC2020 Elements of econometrics (EC1002) + (ST104A + ST104B)                EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) or
               + (MT105A + MT105B or MT1174) or                                EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
    EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) or                  7. FN2029 Financial intermediation (FN1024)
    EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)                     8. FN3023 Investment management (FN1024)
8. FN2029 Financial intermediation (FN1024)
                                                                            9. One 300 unit (or two half units) chosen from any of the Selection groups
9. FN3023 Investment management (FN1024)
10. One 300 unit from Selection groups A, B, E, or M
                                                                            Notes:
11. One 300 unit (or two half units) from any Selection groups
12. One 200 or 300 unit (or two half units) chosen from any of the           EC1002 Introduction to Economics must be taken after or at the same
    Selection groups                                                          time as MT105A Mathematics 1
                                                                             FN3023 Investment management must be taken after or at the same
                                                                              time as FN3092 Corporate finance.
                                                                               APL awarded from one named or unnamed 100 unit can be placed here.

  SIM Investment and Networking Club or INC supports the learning needs of students from the UOL programmes by providing a plethora of
  opportunities - from financial software training sessions to networking with industry experts, students will be introduced to the latest
  investment trends, get insights into global markets and armed with the subject ‘know-how’ beyond the textbooks.

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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in
Business and Management
What does this programme entail?                                            n Graduate Entry Route:
The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business and                           The Graduate Entry Route, offered on part-time and full-time basis, takes
Management combines established core management                             a minimum of two years to complete. This direct honours degree
units with contemporary business units. It provides a solid                 programme has 9 full units which are:
understanding of the different functional areas of business                 100 units
to develop excellent analytical skills for management.                      1. EC1002 Introduction to economics
                                                                            2. MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit) and
Who is this programme for?                                                     ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit)
This programme is suitable for students aspiring to be                      3. AC1025 Principles of accounting
entrepreneurs or those who wish to be in general management.                4. MN1178 Business and management in a global context
Graduates of similar backgrounds have also ventured into
banking, finance and accounting.                                            200 and 300 units
                                                                            5. MN2177 Core management Concepts (MN1178)
Job Prospects                                                               6-8 Three units taken from the following
                                                                                (must be at least two 300 units):
Some of our Business graduates have secured positions
                                                                                AC3059 Financial management (AC1025) or
such as Account Executives, Administrative Executives,                          FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002 + MT105A)
Bank Officers, Business Development Executives, Corporate                       IS2136    Information systems and organisations
Relations Executives, Personal Bankers, Personal Financial                      MN2079 Elements of social and applied psychology
Consultants, Sales Consultants and Trading Assistants.                          MN3028 Managerial economics (EC1002 + MT105A or MT1174)
Many of our Management graduates have secured positions                         MN3032 Management science methods (ST104A) + (MT105A or MT1174)
in leading multinational companies and local organisations,                     MN3075 Human resource management
such as AIA, Citibank, Intel, MAS, NTU, SembWaste, Singapore                    MN3119 Strategy (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
Technologies, Sony Pictures Entertainment and UOB.                              MN3127 Organisation theory: an interdisciplinary approach
                                                                                          (EC1002 or SC1179 or MN2079)
n Standard Route:                                                               MN3141 Principles of Marketing (EC1002 or SC1179 or MN2079)
The minimum duration of this programme, which is offered on both            9. One 300 unit taken from Selection group M
part-time and full-time basis, is three years. This direct honours degree
programme has 12 full units which are:
100 units
1. EC1002 Introduction to economics
2. MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit) and
    ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit)
3. AC1025 Principles of accounting
4. MN1178 Business and management in a global context

200 and 300 units
5. MN2177 Core management Concepts (MN1178)
6-9.Four units taken from the following:
    AC3059 Financial management (AC1025) or
    FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002 + MT105A)
    IS2136     Information systems and organisations
    MN2079 Elements of social and applied psychology
    MN3028 Managerial economics (EC1002 + MT105A or MT1174)
    MN3032 Management science methods (ST104A) + (MT105A or MT1174)
    MN3075 Human resource management
    MN3119 Strategy (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
    MN3127 Organisation theory: an interdisciplinary approach
               (EC1002 or SC1179 or MN2079)
    MN3141 Principles of Marketing (EC1002 or SC1179 or MN2079)
10. One 300 unit taken from Selection group M
11. One 300 unit taken from Selection group M
12.  One 100, 200, or 300 unit (or two half units) taken from any
     Selection group

Notes:
   APL awarded from one named or unnamed 100 unit can be placed here.
 EC1002 Introduction to Economics must be taken after or at the same
                                                                              Gerald Chan graduated with a Business degree with First Class Honours
  time as MT105A Mathematics 1
                                                                              in 2014. He worked for a year before starting the MSc Innovation
                                                                              Management and Entrepreneurship at the Manchester Business School
                                                                              in September 2015.

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Bachelor of Science
(Honours) in Economics
What does this programme entail?                                               200 and 300 units
This programme is centred on the core of economic theory                       5. EC2020 Elements of econometrics (EC1002) + (ST104A + ST104B)
and the tools it requires. Essential Mathematical techniques                   		             + (MT105A + MT105B + MT1174)
such as calculus and statistics are covered at an early stage                  6. EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
in the programme.                                                              7. EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
                                                                               8. One 300 unit from Selection group E
                                                                               9. One 300 unit from Selection group E
Who is this programme for?
                                                                               10. One 300 unit from Selection group E
Graduates of this programme will learn an approach to a
                                                                               11. One 200 or 300 unit from Selection group E
logical analysis of social and individual decision making. This
                                                                               12.  One 100, 200 or 300 unit (or two half units) from any of the
degree is not recommended for students who are exempted
                                                                                   Selection groups
from the first year of the degree unless they have completed
the Diploma in Economics/Certificate of Higher Education in
Social Sciences from the University of London.                                 n Graduate Entry Route:
                                                                               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.
Job Prospects
                                                                               100 units
This programme is a useful preparation for a range of careers
                                                                               1. EC1002 Introduction to economics
in academia, industry, finance or government.
                                                                               2. ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit) and
                                                                                ST104B Statistics 2 (half unit)
n Standard Route:                                                              3. MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit) and
The minimum duration of this programme, which is only offered on                MT105B Mathematics 2 (half unit)
full-time basis, is three years. This direct honours degree programme
has 12 full units which are:                                                   200 and 300 units
100 units                                                                      4. EC2020 Elements of econometrics (EC1002) + (ST104A + ST104B)
1. EC1002 Introduction to economics                                           		          + (MT105A or MT105B + MT1174)
2. ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit) and                                         5. EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
 ST104B Statistics 2 (half unit)                                              6. EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
3. MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit) and                                        7. One 300 unit from Selection group E
 MT105B Mathematics 2 (half unit)                                             8. One 300 unit from Selection group E
4.  One unit (or two half units) from Selection group F(i).                   9. One 200 or 300 unit from Selection group E

Notes:
A 100 half unit may not be paired with a 200 or 300 half unit.
   APL awarded from one named or unnamed 100 unit can be placed here.
 EC1002 Introduction to Economics must be taken after or at the same time as MT105A Mathematics 1
 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
Bridging is not recommended for candidates applying to this degree.
Applicants for this degree require strong quantitative skills.

                                                                                              SIM Economics Society
                                                                                              Demand and supply curves aside, the SIM
                                                                                              Economics Society (or SIMES) promises to make
                                                                                              the learning of the subject fun. Be exposed to
                                                                                              the world of Economic thinkers from Adam
                                                                                              Smith to Karl Marx to John Maynard Keynes.
                                                                                              Engage in discussions with notable academics
                                                                                              and private sector leaders in the likes of
                                                                                              Professor Euston Quah, President, Economics
                                                                                              Society of Singapore, and Mr Song Seng Wun,
                                                                                              Regional Economist, CIMB Private Banking.
                                                                                              Plan and organise exhibitions, talks and
                                                                                              networking sessions. Want to try your hand
                                                                                              at writing for the Society’s newsletter? Join its
                                                                                              research team and be personally mentored
                                                                                              by Dr Zhang Jian Lin, Head of Programme
                                                                                              (Economics), SIM Global Education. Let SIMES
                                                                                              bridge the gap between the oretical economic
                                                                                              concepts and their practical applications to
                                                                                              Accountancy, Banking and Finance. Witness
                                                                                              Economics come alive.

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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in
Economics and Finance
What does this programme entail?                                            8. FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174)
This programme aims to help you appreciate the close linkages               9. EC3099 Industrial economics (EC2066) or
                                                                                EC3115 Monetary economics (EC2065)
between economics and finance in a wide range of issues,
                                                                            10. FN3142 Quantitative finance (EC2020 + EC2066)
such as risk and asset choice. This degree is not for the
                                                                            11. One 300 unit (or two half units) from any of the Selection groups
faint-hearted as the units generally require rigorous attention.
                                                                            12.  One 100, 200 or 300 unit (or two half units) from any of the
This degree is not recommended to students who are exempted
                                                                                Selection groups
from the first year of the degree unless they have completed
the Diploma in Economics/Certificate of Higher Education in
Social Sciences from the University of London.                              n Graduate Entry Route:
                                                                            The Graduate Entry Route offered on both part-time and full-time basis,
Who is this programme for?                                                  takes a minimum of three years to complete. There are 9 full units required.
This programme is ideal for those who wish to pursue careers                100 units
in industry and financial analysis, particularly as market analysts         1. EC1002 Introduction to economics
or research economists. It also gives you the stepping stone to             2. ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit) and
                                                                               ST104B Statistics 2 (half unit)
pursue further studies in economics or finance.
                                                                            3. MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit) and
                                                                               MT105B Mathematics 2 (half unit)
Job Prospects                                                               4. FN1024 Principles of banking and finance
The first batch of graduates who responded to our request for
information saw 50% working in junior to middle management                  200 and 300 units
at organisations including Accenture, Aviva, CitiGroup,                     5. EC2065  Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
DBS Bank and Sumitomo Corporation. Within the finance                       6. EC2066  Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
and accounting-related positions, a few were specifically in                7. EC2020  Elements of econometrics (EC1002) + (ST104A + ST104B)
treasury and management consulting.                                                    + (MT105A + MT105B or MT1174)
                                                                            8. FN3092  Corporate finance (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174)
n Standard Route:                                                           9. FN3142 Quantitative finance (EC2020 + EC2066)
The minimum duration of this programme, which is offered on both
part-time and full-time basis, is three years. This direct honours degree   Notes:
programme has 12 full units which are:                                      A 100 half unit may not be paired with a 200 or 300 half unit.
100 units                                                                      APL awarded from one named or unnamed 100 unit can be placed here.
1. EC1002 Introduction to economics
                                                                             EC1002 Introduction to Economics must be taken after or at the same
2. ST104A Statistics 1 (half unit) and
                                                                              time as MT105A Mathematics 1
    ST104B Statistics 2 (half unit)
3. MT105A Mathematics 1 (half unit) and                                      ST104B Statistics 2 must be taken after or at the same time as
    MT10B Mathematics 2 (half unit)                                          ST104A Statistics 1
4. FN1024 Principles of banking and finance                                  MT105B Mathematics 2 must be taken after or at the same time as
                                                                              MT105A Mathematics 1
  200 and 300 units                                                          FN3142 Quantitative finance must be taken after or at the same time
5. EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)                        as FN3092 Corporate finance
6. EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)                      Bridging is not recommended for candidates applying to this degree.
7. EC2020 Elements of econometrics (EC1002) + (ST104A + ST104B)             Applicants for this degree require strong quantitative skills.
           + (MT105A + MT105B or MT1174)

                                                                                At SIM, I’ve grown so much. I have the opportunity to gain
                                                                                exposure to a wide range of activities other than education
                                                                                itself. I have participated in various events such as the
                                                                                Peking University Summer Course in 2013. University
                                                                                education is important to prepare a student before she
                                                                                sails out to the real working environment. (2015)
                                                                                Chang Yin Man
                                                                                Graduate, Class of 2015
                                                                                Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics and Finance
                                                                                University of London, UK
 Yin Man (black top, stripe shorts) with international students for a
                                                                                Currently pursuing her Masters at the London School of Economics
 summer school at Peking University in 2013.                                    and Political Science

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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in
Economics and Management
What does this programme entail?                                                MN3119 Strategy (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
This programme enables you to combine an in-depth study of                      MN3127 Organisation theory: an interdisciplinary approach
                                                                            		             (EC1002 or SC1179 or MN2079)
economics with management options, enabling you to look
                                                                                MN3141 Principles of Marketing (EC1002 or SC1179 or MN2079)
analytically and critically at management issues. It will equip
                                                                            10. One 300 unit taken from Selection group E
you with logical and quantitative reasoning skills as well as
                                                                            11. One 300 unit taken from Selection group M
general management competencies.
                                                                            12. One unit from Selection groups E, M or S

Who is this programme for?                                                  n Graduate Entry Route:
This programme is ideal for those are interested in general
                                                                            The minimum duration of this programme, which is offered on both
management or if you want to pursue further training in
                                                                            part-time and full-time basis, is two years. 9 full-units are required.
management and corporate disciplines.
                                                                            100 units
                                                                            1. EC1002 Introduction to economics
Job Prospects                                                               2. MT105A Mathematics 1 and
Some of our past graduates have secured positions such as
                                                                                ST104A Statistics 1
bank executives, business analysts, finance executives, finance
                                                                            3. AC1025 Principles of accounting
planners and operations executives.
                                                                            4. MN1178 Business and management in a global context
n Standard Route:
The minimum duration of this programme, which is offered on both            200 and 300 units
part-time and full-time basis, is three years. This direct honours degree   5. MN2177 Core management Concepts (MN1178)
programme has 12 full units which are:                                      6. MN3028 Managerial economics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) or
                                                                               EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
100 units
                                                                            7. EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
1. EC1002 Introduction to economics
                                                                            8. One course taken from the following:
2. MT105A Mathematics 1 and
                                                                               AC3059 Financial management (AC1025) or
    ST104A Statistics 1
                                                                               FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002 + MT105A)
3. AC1025 Principles of accounting
                                                                               IS2136   Information systems and organisations
4.  One unit (or two half units) from Group F(i)
                                                                               MN2079 Elements of social and applied psychology
5. MN1178 Business and management in a global context
                                                                               MN3032 Management science methods (ST104A) + (MT105A or MT1174)
                                                                               MN3075 Human resource management
200 and 300 units
                                                                               MN3119 Strategy (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
6. MN2177 Core management Concepts (MN1178)
                                                                               MN3127 Organisation theory: an interdisciplinary approach
7. MN3028 Managerial economics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) or             		          (EC1002 or SC1179 or MN2079)
   EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)                         MN3141 Principles of Marketing (EC1002 or SC1179 or MN2079)
8. EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)                      9. One 300 unit taken from Selection group E
9. One course taken from the following:
   AC3059 Financial management (AC1025) or                                  Notes:
   FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002 + MT105A)
                                                                             EC1002 Introduction to Economics must be taken after or at the same
   IS2136   Information systems and organisations
                                                                              time as MT105A Mathematics 1
   MN2079 Elements of social and applied psychology
   MN3032 Management science methods (ST104A) + (MT105A or MT1174)             APL awarded from one named or unnamed 100 unit can be placed here.
   MN3075 Human resource management

                                                                                Visiting SIM GE every few months to run revision workshops,
                                                                                I frequently have opportunities to meet SIM GE students
                                                                                studying our International Programmes. From informal
                                                                                discussions in class about course topics and careers, to
                                                                                participating at graduations, it is a real pleasure getting
                                                                                to interact directly with students. It is always satisfying to
                                                                                see their genuine enthusiasm for the LSE teaching visits.
                                                                                Dr James Abdey
                                                                                Department of Statistics, LSE

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