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Master of Business Administration in Banking and Finance (Awarded by Bangor University, UK)

About the Course
Course Curriculum
International Application
Local Application

Structure and Duration

Ful-time Programme 
12 months

 

Commencement Dates

Course Commencement Dates
Full-time Programme 6 Mar 2017
  3 Jul 2017
  30 Oct 2017
 

Fees

Full-time Programme

Application Fee            S$321

Tuition Fees             S$ 22,470

All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
Non-tuition fees are not included.


Admission Requirements

  • All applicants must be of age 21 and above 
  • At least a Lower Second Class Honours degree or higher
  • MDIS Graduate Diploma in Business and Finance
  • Equivalent overseas qualification and grade 
  • A suitable professional qualification and practical experience may be accepted on a case-by-case basis

English Language Requirement

If English is not the first language, applicants are required to meet one of the following requirements:
  • IELTS: 6.0 (with no individual score lower than 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT: 87 (Listening 21, Reading 22, Speaking 23 & Writing 21)
  • Pearson PTE 56 (with no score lower than 51)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced 169 (with no score lower than 162)
  • MDIS Professional Certificate in English

 

Application Procedure

International student is required to apply for student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore.

Applicant is required to submit the following documents to MDIS:

  • MDIS Application Form
  • 4 recent passport-size photographs of the applicant. (against white background)
  • 1 copy of Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Form 16
  • Copy of applicant's passport pages showing his/ her particulars and travel and travel document's date of validity. (At least 1 year)
  • Copy of applicant's Birth Certificate / Affidavit
  • Copy of applicant's Certified / Notarised copy of Education Results/Certificates and Transcripts ( with detailed results)
  • Copy of the student pass (For applicants transferred from other schools in Singapore) or Notification for Cancellation of Student Pass, Visit pass and Embarkation Form.
  • Must show proof of English Medium Study / First Placement Test Attempted / IELTS / TOEFL
  • Copy of financial ability. (e.g. bank statement, fixed deposit / saving account ) • Visa Required Country only (E.g. minimum amount of RMB150,000 for PRC only)
  • Proof of parent's occupation (PRC only)
  • University Matriculation Form (if applicable)
  • Letter by applicant indicating interest to study with MDIS (study plan/ statement of purpose) for Master programmes

*Notarized English translations are needed if documents are in other languages.

For more enquiries, please contact us at 6278 8000 or email us at ib@mdis.edu.sg.

MDIS permits students to pay their course fee in instalments. An administrative charge of S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fee. Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the programme before the programme commencement. You may pay your fee by cash, NETS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or by cheque or through our financial assistance scheme.If payment is by cheque, please indicate the details of the programme applied for on the back of the cheque, stating clearly you personal particulars and company name. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are inclusive of GST.

Please note that under the Private Education Act, all students will enter into a Fee Protection Scheme contract with MDIS.


 

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detail information.

 

Bangor University, UK

 

 
Founded in 1884, dedicated to academic excellence for more than 130 years, Bangor University is one of the oldest and most prestigious degree awarding institutions in the UK.
 
  • Ranked among the Top 2% of Global Higher Education Institutions in the World - The Times Higher Education World University 2015/16
  • World ranking 107th for International Outlook - Times Higher Education World Ranking 2015/2016
  • Top 10 UK University for Teaching Quality - The Times and Sunday Times League Table 2016
  • Top 10 UK University for Student Satisfaction - National Student Survey 2015
  • Top 15 UK University for Student Experience - The Times and Sunday Times League Table 2016
  • 90% of Bangor graduates progressed to employment or further study within 6 months of graduation - Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2015/16
  • A member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Bangor University is listed in Ministry of Manpower (MOM)* List of Acceptable Institutes for Training Employment Pass         *www.mom.gov.sg
 

 

 

Module Descriptions

 
Organisations and People (15 credits)

Upon successful completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the theory and practice of management in a contemporary context;
  • Critically reflect and relate theories of management to their experience of a working in a group;
  • Understand and apply the human relations aspects of managing individuals and groups and the nature of leadership;
  • Distinguish between types of organizational structure and recognize the importance of organizational culture;
  • Critically assess the management processes involved in managing in an increasingly complex, global, changing environment.
 
Banking and Development(15 credits)

Upon successful completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

  • Understand how financial development affects economic growth;
  • Discuss and evaluate the policies of financial repression and liberalisation;
  • Comprehend the importance of institution building in offsetting fragility;
  • Consider the relationship between competition and financial structure by appraising policies designed to improve bank performance;
  • Explain how firm ownership structures affect performance;
  • Critically evaluate the role of the State in finance
 
International Strategic Management (15 credits)

Upon successful completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

  • Use the terminology of strategic management in an organisational context;
  • Distinguish between and understand the relationship of strategic and operational management;
  • View strategy as a continuing managerial process and appreciate the dangers of drift;
  • Identify and cite the key theorists and concepts;
  • Understand the dynamics of strategic decision making and implementation and the significance of culture and cultural change;
  • Understand the impact of the green agenda on strategy formation and development.

Management Research (15 credits)

Upon successful completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the development of both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research in management;
  • Demonstrate the capability to develop a research proposal
  • Explain how a researcher’s philosophical position may influence the choice of research methods;
  • Compare, contrast and critically evaluate alternative research strategies and designs;
  • Demonstrate the capability to employ the most appropriate method of analysis to any specific business or management research agenda.
 
Bank Financial Management (15 credits)

Upon successful completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

  • Understand how financial development affects economic growth;
  • Discuss and evaluate the policies of financial repression and liberalisation;
  • Comprehend the importance of institution building in offestting fragility;
  • Consider the relationship between competition and financial structure by appraising policies designed to improve bank performance;
  • Critically evaluate the role of the State in finance;
  • Explain how firm owenership structures affect performance.
 
International Banking (15 credits)

Upon successful completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

  • Understand the functions of modern banks and how they are managed;
  • Discuss the emergence and evolution of international banking;
  • Evaluate the risks facing international banks;
  • Appraise why, where and how banks go abroad and identify outcomes;
  • Critically examine cases of market failure in international banking;
  • Comprehend the current debate on regulating international banks;
  • Examine the relationship between bankers’ pay and firm performance
 
Financial Institutions Strategic Management (15 credits)

Upon successful completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

  • Show an appreciation of the complementary / competitive aspects of the relationship between financial intermediaries (including banks) and the financial markets.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the broad methodologies employed by the empirical literature on bank competition and efficiency, and understand the implications of the key empirical results for the regulation and supervision of bank activities and for bank strategy.
  • Discuss how external forces, including the internationalisation of banking markets, financial innovation, regulation, and technology influence bank strategy.
  • Critically assess the contribution of these issues to bank strategy and the recent development of banking markets in the USA, Europe, and Japan.
 
International Financial Management (15 credits)

Upon successful completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the theory of international corporate finance;
  • Understand why firms may choose to finance their operations using foreign funds;
  • Understand why firms may choose to locate their operations abroad;
  • Apply the theoretical knowledge to case studies.
 
Applied Business Projects (60 credits)

Students will have to do four Applied Business Projects as listed below

• e-Business and Value Chain
• Human Resource Management
• Investment and Private Banking
• Operations Management

On completing the module, students are expected to be able to:

  • Understand the impact of electronic business to individuals, organisations, communities and nations and to develop an understanding of the business models available;
  • Appreciate electronic business from all elements of the supply chain and the issues involved in developing an e-Business strategy;
  • Provide an integrated analysis of people management, developing the conceptual, strategic and practical skills necessary for managers in complex, global organisational contexts;
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyse the conditions in the international environment that drive trade between nations and the issues facing companies and governments;
  • Provide insights into the behaviour of consumers, workers and managers in multinational enterprises (MNEs), small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the public sector;
  • Develop a critical awareness of the changing business characteristics of the private banking, wealth management and investment banking sector;
  • Explore the design processes associated with operations management, including service and product design, process design, location layout design and human resource design;
  • Assess the suitability of operations management tools and techniques;
  • Demonstrate awareness and understanding of the process of establishing a venture from idea generation to the completion of a business plan;
  • Follow the process of developing a business plan, including business description and the market, development and production, sales and marketing, management and finance.

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 20 (tutorial)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

Structure and Duration

Ful-time Programme 
12 months

 

Commencement Dates

Course Commencement Dates
Full-time Programme 6 Mar 2017
  3 Jul 2017
  30 Oct 2017
 

Fees

Full-time Programme

Application Fee            S$321

Tuition Fees             S$ 22,470

All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
Non-tuition fees are not included.


Admission Requirements

  • All applicants must be of age 21 and above 
  • At least a Lower Second Class Honours degree or higher
  • MDIS Graduate Diploma in Business and Finance
  • Equivalent overseas qualification and grade 
  • A suitable professional qualification and practical experience may be accepted on a case-by-case basis

English Language Requirement

If English is not the first language, applicants are required to meet one of the following requirements:
  • IELTS: 6.0 (with no individual score lower than 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT: 87 (Listening 21, Reading 22, Speaking 23 & Writing 21)
  • Pearson PTE 56 (with no score lower than 51)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced 169 (with no score lower than 162)
  • MDIS Professional Certificate in English

 

Application Procedure

International student is required to apply for student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore.

Applicant is required to submit the following documents to MDIS:

  • MDIS Application Form
  • 4 recent passport-size photographs of the applicant. (against white background)
  • 1 copy of Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Form 16
  • Copy of applicant's passport pages showing his/ her particulars and travel and travel document's date of validity. (At least 1 year)
  • Copy of applicant's Birth Certificate / Affidavit
  • Copy of applicant's Certified / Notarised copy of Education Results/Certificates and Transcripts ( with detailed results)
  • Copy of the student pass (For applicants transferred from other schools in Singapore) or Notification for Cancellation of Student Pass, Visit pass and Embarkation Form.
  • Must show proof of English Medium Study / First Placement Test Attempted / IELTS / TOEFL
  • Copy of financial ability. (e.g. bank statement, fixed deposit / saving account ) • Visa Required Country only (E.g. minimum amount of RMB150,000 for PRC only)
  • Proof of parent's occupation (PRC only)
  • University Matriculation Form (if applicable)
  • Letter by applicant indicating interest to study with MDIS (study plan/ statement of purpose) for Master programmes

*Notarized English translations are needed if documents are in other languages.

For more enquiries, please contact us at 6278 8000 or email us at ib@mdis.edu.sg.

MDIS permits students to pay their course fee in instalments. An administrative charge of S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fee. Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the programme before the programme commencement. You may pay your fee by cash, NETS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or by cheque or through our financial assistance scheme.If payment is by cheque, please indicate the details of the programme applied for on the back of the cheque, stating clearly you personal particulars and company name. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are inclusive of GST.

Please note that under the Private Education Act, all students will enter into a Fee Protection Scheme contract with MDIS.


 

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detail information.

 

Structure and Duration

Full-time Programme 
12 months

 

Commencement Dates

Course Commencement Dates
Full-time Programme 6 Mar 2017
  3 Jul 2017
  30 Oct 2017
   

Fees

Application Fee                           S$53.50

Full-time Programme

Tuition Fees                        S$20,330.00

Non-tuition Fees                  S$    566.62

Total                                  S$20,896.62

Note:
  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance and fee protection scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
  • The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.
 

Admission Requirements

  • All applicants must be of age 21 and above 
  • At least a Lower Second Class Honours degree or higher
  • MDIS Graduate Diploma in Business and Finance
  • Equivalent overseas qualification and grade 
  • A suitable professional qualification and practical experience may be accepted on a case-by-case basis

English Language Requirement

If English is not the first language, applicants are required to meet one of the following requirements:
  • IELTS: 6.0 (with no individual score lower than 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT: 87 (Listening 21, Reading 22, Speaking 23 & Writing 21)
  • Pearson PTE 56 (with no score lower than 51)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced 169 (with no score lower than 162)
 
 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

Study Loans
Organisation Contact Number Website
TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700 www.tcc.org.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265 www.maybank2u.com.sg

0% Interest Credit Card Instalment Plans

For all programmes (available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Standard Chartered
Bank
Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265 www.maybank.com.sg
UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121 www.uob.com.sg
OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333 www.ocbc.com.sg
DBS Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666 www.posb.com.sg
Bank of China  Tel : 1800 669 5566  www.bankofchina.com/sg

For Degree and Master's Degree (available in 24 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg

 

 
 
QUICK INFORMATION

 

Duration of Course | Full-time: 12 months
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COMMENCEMENT DATES  

Class Intakes

Full-time Programmes
6 Mar, 3 Jul & 30 Oct 2017
CONTACT DETAILS  

TEL [65] 6247 9111/6372 1000

 

 

 

Local Enquiries
etc@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6247 9111
ib@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6278 8000
International Enquiries