Master of Business Administration (Strathclyde Business School)

University of Strathclyde


University Recognition and Awards

 External Recognition

  • 1 ‏of only 68 business schools in the world (out of 5000 +) to gain full international accreditation (AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS)
  • University of Strathclyde named “UK Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2013/14″ by Times Higher Education (THE)
  • University of Strathclyde has been awarded “UK University of the Year 2012/13″ by Times Higher Education (THE)
  • Strathclyde ranked 4th in ‘British universities that produce the most CEOs’ (Business Insider)
  • Strathclyde Business School was ranked in the top 10 in the UK and number one in Scotland in the Research Excellence Framework  – REF2014

Rankings – Postgraduate

  • Top 10 in UK, top 20 in Europe, 63rd in world (Financial Times Global MBA, January 2016)
  • Top 5 in UK, 48th in the world (Economist Which MBA October 2015)
  • Top 10 in UK, 50th in the world (Financial Times Executive MBA rankings, October 2015)
  • Top 5 in UK, top 10 in Europe and 28th in the world (Economist Which Executive MBA, July 2013)
  • Top 10 in UK, top 35 in Europe (European Business Schools ranking, Financial Times, November 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015)


The Master of Business Administration (Strathclyde Business School) is an internationally recognised management qualification aimed at talented, ambitious and well-qualified people with solid business experience.

What are the prime benefits?

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

The Learning Manager (Workshop)

Entrepreneurial Management and Leadership (Coursework)

Comparative Corporate Governance (Coursework)

Finance and Financial Management (Coursework + Examination)

Financial and Management Accounting (Coursework + Examination)

Operations Management (Coursework + Examination)

Marketing Management (Coursework + Examination)

Managing People in Organizations (Coursework + Examination)

Analytical Support for Decision Making (Coursework + Examination)

Exploring the International Business Environment (Coursework)

Strategy, Analysis and Evaluation (Coursework)

Making Strategy (Coursework)

Strategic Consulting in Practice (Coursework)

2 Electives (Coursework)

MBA Project (Coursework)

Manner in which the course will be taught

Face-to-face in air-conditioned classrooms


The university does not differentiate between the various routes by which the MBA is obtained. When awarding the degree, it gives the same prestigious Strathclyde MBA degree, whether one embarks on full-time, part-time, or flexible learning study.


Click here to download the Strathclyde MBA student handbook.

University website:

Structure and Duration

The Strathclyde MBA is a 180-credit programme comprising four stages, namely; The Reflective Practitioner, Making the Business Work, Strategic Management for Sustainable Success and Personal Development.

The Strathclyde MBA can be completed in 2 years part – time. However, students can take up to 6 years to complete the MBA (inclusive of Project).


The chart above illustrates the modules and credits required to attain the MBA certificate.

In event of failure to complete within the maximum stipulated period, recourse appeal is case-by-case basis handled by the University.


Click here to view the Strathclyde MBA April intake schedule.
Click here to view the Strathclyde MBA October intake schedule.

Master of Business Administration (Strathclyde Business School)


Grant Available* – Please contact us for more information


Description Amount S$ Remarks
Application Fee 100.00 Non-refundable and non-transferable
Course Fee 35,981.31 -
Fee Protection Scheme 330.84 -
GST 2548.85 -
Total 38,961.00  -

Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance is compulsory (Non Refundable)

Medical Insurance – If you are protected by your own medical insurance coverage in Singapore, you can opt out of the medical insurance scheme.

Refund Policy

There is a cooling-off period of 7 working days for maximum refund. You can receive maximum refund indicated below within 7 working days after signing the contract.

You will need to write to YMCA Education Centre to cancel the Agreement within the Cooling-off Period. You may send such Notice of Cancellation by email or fax to the following contacts, or leave a copy with our administrative office.

PEI email address:

PEI fax number: 65-6586 2383

PEI administrative office address: One Orchard Road, Level 2, Singapore 238824

Student who withdraws from the programme within 6 weeks from the start date, which is either 1st April or 1st October upon any semesters, may be entitled to a refund as stated below. You have to write to YEC to indicate your wish to withdraw and request for refund, if applicable according to the refund table below. Refunds will be processed within 7 working days. You will be informed when the refund cheque is ready.

% of [the aggregate amount of the fees paid under SC Clause 1.11 and 1.12] If Student’s written notice of withdrawal is received
95% (“Maximum Refund”) More than [1] days before the Course Commencement Date
95% Before, but not more than [1] days before the Course Commencement Date
87% After, but not more than [28] days after the Course Commencement Date
50% More than [28] days after the Course Commencement Date, but not more than [42] days after the Course Commencement Date
0% More than [42] days after the Course Commencement Date

It should be noted that the University will pursue the non-payment of any fees outstanding and will take the appropriate measures to recover the unpaid fees.


Entry Requirements

The standard requirements* for entry to Strathclyde Business School (SBS) MBA programme are as follows:

1. Direct Entry

  1. A university degree or professional qualification
  2. A minimum of three years of full-time working experience
  3. At least 24 years old

2. Diploma Entry

  1. A diploma holder
  2. A minimum of eight to ten years of varied work experience
  3. At least 27 years old

Application Procedure

1. Following pre-admission consultation and verification of results, applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of S$107.
2. Please visit the following website to submit your application online:

Once at the page, click on the ‘Apply’ tab (orange tab) at the right hand side of the page and click on the relevant intake (April / October).

Strathclyde Academic Support

Student Complaints

The University of Strathclyde endeavours to provide all students with an environment that is educationally supportive, fair and intellectually challenging and where services are provided in an efficient and friendly manner. However, we acknowledge that problems can occur from time to time. When they do or when students are not satisfied that we have acted in accordance with our policies and standards we would ask that they let us know as soon as possible using the procedures described below.

Policies, Definitions and Standards

Academic Matters

In partnership with each student, the University undertakes to identify and supervise an approved programme of study and to make a fair assessment of each student’s performance at each key stage of their programme. Details of specific study and assessment programmes and criteria for assessment are contained in Course Handbooks available from the appropriate Faculty Officer. Academic Departments frequently invite feedback from students through questionnaires and staff/student committees.

Administrative & Academic Support Services

Most departments that provide Administrative or Academic Support Services for students issue a written account of the services they provide. Services are resource limited but each Department aims to provide an efficient and friendly service. Some have published specific performance standards as part of the Administration’s Customer Care Programme. All encourage feedback from students as an input to assigning priorities for development.

Discrimination, Harassment Or Intimidation

The University is committed to equal opportunities for all students (and staff) no matter their age, gender, disability, race, culture, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. It wishes to maintain a working and learning environment which welcomes diversity and is free from discrimination, harassment and intimidation. It will act on complaints received and encourage education programmes both to develop awareness of the issues allied to an equal opportunities policy and also to identify any systemic barriers to achieving equal opportunities within the University community. An Equal Opportunities Officer has been appointed to work with staff and students to identify training needs, to develop support mechanisms and to monitor implementation of the University’s equal opportunities policy.

Further information may be obtained from the Equal Opportunities Officer.

My Place

An extensive range of useful information and resources are presented on the intranet pages known as My Place (

Myplace is the University of Strathclyde’s Virtual Learning Environment. It comprises of web pages that deliver online learning resources and activities designed to enhance and support learning.

The MBA class sites on Myplace will give specific details about the class including assessment details, a discussion forum, lecture notes, and further reading. All the classes that students are registered for will automatically appear on Myplace.

Business Information Service (BIS)

The BIS aims to provide ready access to the best resources possible to support information needs while at SBS. Information, help and advice on current business, management, company, industry, market and country data is provided. Extensive use is made of electronic sources of information and as a result, the majority of resources are accessible 24 hours per day from anywhere in the world.

MBA Orientation Programme

YMCA Education Centre conducts a Student Orientation Programme for every new student enrolled in the first week of the semester in April and October. In most cases, a senior academic/department head from the partner university will be present to conduct the session, which will cover both administrative and academic aspects of the programme a student is enrolled in. An important aspect of the session is the tour of the premises and facilities. The relevant information resources will also be presented to every student, including support services.

Click here to download “Dignity and Respect Policy” – University of Strathclyde

MBA Student Blog

The posts are shared on facebook, twitter, LinkedIn with most visitors coming to us from social networking sites, the SBS website or from Google. We invite students who may be willing to write student blog posts to help SBS populate the MBA blog with a series of posts under the category “student blog”.

As examples you can see blog posts from the SBS-MBA full-time students here plus we’ve recently started publishing posts from our new intake Part-time and Flexible MBA too. Pictures /videos are always welcome and are great for sharing, as are posts about any particular events/modules/speakers. We look forward to your contributions.

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