Broad-based cur­ricu­lum pro­duces in­dus­try-rel­e­vant grads

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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.

In­no­va­tive cur­ricu­lum

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.

Teach­ing ex­cel­lence

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

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, visit­mis­

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