Broad-based curriculum produces industry-relevant grads
During that time, students put into practice what they have learnt in the classroom and develop confidence, self-reliance and acquire new knowledge and skills.
Internships also enable students to make informed choices about their future careers, giving employers a chance to identify good prospective employees and offer them jobs even before they graduate.
Strong employment rates
SMU’s highly sought-after graduates perform consistently well in Singapore’s Graduate Employment Survey.
In the latest survey released on March 22, SMU graduates registered a robust employment rate of close to 92% with higher starting salaries; 75% clinched job offers within a month of graduation, some even before; and 61% received two to six job offers.
SMU’s broad-based curriculum is constantly reviewed for relevance to industries.
Designed with an international focus, it equips students with a total skill set comprising hard knowledge skills and soft people and leadership skills.
SMU also places strong emphasis in developing students with “heart skills”.
With at least 80 hours of community service, the university aims to nurture well-rounded, socially and ethically responsible individuals who are greatly valued by employers. Singapore Management University’s curriculum equips students with
hard knowledge skills as well as soft people and leadership
Double degrees and second majors
SMU’s six schools offer degrees in Accountancy, Business, Economics, Information Systems, Law and Social Sciences with 15 double degree combinations and 21 second majors.
Malaysian Edwin Chong Lik Ming, who graduated with distinction ( cum laude) in 2007, explained he took a Business Management and Information Systems Management double degree because he wanted to be as prepared as possible for the working world.
He said this led to his appointment as an associate at Deutsche Bank, because, “Apart from the skills picked up from IS, I had the business and finance knowledge to quickly understand how the products and business worked.”
He is currently studying full-time on the SMU Master of IT in Business, Analytics programme.
A globally diverse pool of more than 320 world-class faculty members of 30 nationalities ensures that students receive the knowledge and encouragement to help them develop their full potential.
International students play an important role in contributing to the multicultural character of SMU.
Before arriving in Singapore, they will receive assistance on student pass application procedures and accommodation arrangements.
Orientation programmes are organised by the international student experience team from the Office of Global Learning (OGL) to help international students get adjusted to campus life.
OGL also organises regular social and recreational activities that contributes to the overall rich educational experience at SMU.
Applications for the 2014 Admission close April 1, 2014. For more information, visit www.admissions.smu.edu.sg