Since it was incorporated on 12 January 2000, SMU has established undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that aim to produce leaders and creative entrepreneurs capable of excelling in a rapidly changing and dynamic world. Set up as Singapore's first private university offering a style of education modelled after The Wharton School, SMU occupies a state-of-the-art city campus located in the heart of Singapore's civic, cultural and business districts.
To be a premier university, internationally recognized for its world class research and distinguished teaching
To create and disseminate knowledge. SMU aspires to generate leading edge research with global impact as well as to produce broad-based, creative and entrepreneurial leaders for the knowledge-based economy. SMU is committed to an interactive, participative and technologically-enabled learning experience.
Towards this end, it will provide a rewarding and challenging environment for faculty, staff and students to kindle and The University
In less than a decade, the Singapore Management University (SMU) has established a reputation for pushing the boundaries of innovation, creativity and academic excellence in redefining tertiary education. SMU introduced pedagogy previously unseen in Singapore, and has shown how a broad-based education and interactive teaching environment in small class sizes produces graduates well-prepared for the demands of the real world. Known as a pioneer in its holistic admissions approach of recruiting all-rounded, multi-talented students and incorporating leadership and soft skills training in the undergraduate curriculum, SMU embraces its mission to create and disseminate knowledge, aspiring to generate leading edge research with global impact as well as to produce broad-based, creative and entrepreneurial leaders for the knowledge-based economy.
Today, SMU is home to about 7,000 students and comprises six schools: the School of Accountancy; Lee Kong Chian School of Business; School of Economics; School of Information Systems; School of Law; and School of Social Sciences. SMU offers six bachelor's degree programmes in Accountancy, Business Management, Economics, Information Systems Management, Law, and Social Sciences; twelve Master's programmes in Applied Economics, Applied Finance, Applied Finance (China), Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Professional Accounting, Information Systems, IT in Business (Financial Services), Management, Operations Management and Wealth Management; a Juris Doctor programme; and five PhD programmes in Business (Finance), Business (Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources), EcGlobal Diversity
International students in SMU come from India, China, ASEAN countries as well as further afield such as Europe, North America, Africa, the Middle East, Maldives, Japan and South Korea. They bring into SMU the richness of diversity and cultural vibrancy, creating a learning environment beyond geographical borders and introducing global perspectives. In March 2008, SMU was recognised at the Singapore Education Awards for attracting to Singapore greater numbers of overseas students who excel both academically and socially, and in March 2009, as best host for international students studying in Singapore. SMU has 186 partner universities across all the continents of the world for exchange programmes, allowing students to pursue studies abroad for a semester or two.
Location & Facilities
Purpose-built over 4.5 hectares of prime Singapore land, SMU's campus is the first of its kind – designed, integrated and constructed in the heart of a fully developed cityscape.
Surrounded by museums, theatres, educational institutions, art galleries, cafés, restaurants and a range of retail outlets, planning and development of the SMU campus involved a broad spectrum of professional, community, civic and public groups who together were intent are on creating a unique city campus directed towards the challenges of the new millennium, and yet connected to the historical origins of this important district.
The campus comprises six buildings – the six schools, the Li Ka Shing Library and the Administration Building. The buildings between Bras Basah and Stamford Roads are fronted by trees, with the park landscape of the Campus Green right in the centre, and have glazed facades shaded by a veil of plants growing at each storey.
The campus has porous structures that engage the surroundings with open courtyards and free-flowing walkways and allow for an easy and natural integration with activities of the city. The campus design and structure reflect and support the character of SMU's curriculum and its style of teaching.
The SMU campus offers an open environment in the heart of Singapore, with the ground floor of the buildings and the underground Concourse freely accessible to the public. It also has many street-level linkages and will have a direct connection to the new Bras Basah MRT station when it opens in 2010 directly be
List of Departments / Schools / Faculty / College
Executive Master of Business Administration
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of IT in Business (Financial Services)
- Master of IT in Business (Service Sector Analytics)
- Master of Professional Accounting
- Master of Science in Applied Economics
- Master of Science in Applied Finance
- Master of Science in Applied Finance (China)
- Master of Science in Wealth Management
- Programmes by Research:
- Master of Science in Economics
- Master of Science in Finance
- Master of Science in Management
- Master of Science in Operations Management
- Master of Science in Information Systems
- PhD in Economics
- PhD in Information Systems
- PhD in Business (Finance)
- PhD in Business (OBHR)
- PhD in Psychology
SMU has been successfully attracting many bright academics from around the world to join us. 85% of our faculty hold PhDs from the Ivy League universities and other top universities from around the world.
Beyond teaching, our faculty provide individualized attention, and are skilled facilitators and inspirational mentors to their students.
Beyond teaching, our faculty provide individualized attention, and are skilled facilitators and inspirational mentors to their students. A significant performance measurement, “Teaching Excellence” where students get to grade their professors – reinforces our uncompromising adherence to quality. And every year, students consistently rated their professors as “Outstanding"
The University's growing and talented cadre of faculty brings a wealth of research, teaching and professional experiences from locations around the world. Besides teaching, faculty at SMU has strong links with business and industry through participations in local, regional and international conferences. The faculty’s diverse backgrounds and perspectives foster innovation, while their shared commitment to create and share knowledge underscores the University's mission of balanced excellence in research and teaching.
SMU students benefit from the close teacher-student learning relationship through our unique innovative and unrivalled interactive pedagogy. In SMU, our professors go beyond teaching, they redefine excellence.
The SMU Annual Teaching Excellence Awards Ceremony is held in conjunction with the President's State of the University address. Click on Our Faculty below to view the winners of our SMU Annual Teaching Excellence Awards.
||Name of the Program
||Executive Master of Business Administration
||Master of Business Administration
||Master of IT in Business (Financial Services)
||Master of IT in Business (Service Sector Analytics)
||Master of Professional Accounting
||Master of Science in Applied Economics
||Master of Science in Applied Finance
||Master of Science in Applied Finance (China)
||Master of Science in Wealth Management
||Master of Science in Economics
||Master of Science in Finance
||Master of Science in Management
||Master of Science in Operations Management
||Master of Science in Information Systems
||PhD in Economics
||PhD in Information Systems
||PhD in Business (Finance)
||PhD in Business (OBHR)
||PhD in Psychology
Outstanding students are recognised and rewarded with distinguished scholarships awarded by SMU, donor organisations and partner philanthropists.
Available to local and foreign students, these scholarships help you achieve your study goals and open the gateway to a world of endless opportunities, including internships and employment at renowned organisations upon graduation.
Our scholarships offer generous benefits, with some providing a living allowance, notebook grant and/or funding for overseas exposure programmes.
In awarding these scholarships, SMU seeks the most dynamic, deserving and motivated students. If you possess outstanding academic results, display a penchant for leadership, show a laudable track record in co-curricular activities, and exhibit a zest for community service, we invite you to apply for these scholarships.
The scholarships listed within this section are outstanding in prestige and value.
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