“I am really impressed with the focused career support, the quality of professors and learning materials provided.” – Josephine Stoker, MSc in Management
Singapore Management University (SMU) has been carving its name in excellence for more than 15 years. Established at the turn of the millennium, this institution captures an age of innovation and ambition, perfecting the next generation of business leaders who revolutionise the corporate field.
Besides its stunning culture, heart-warming climate and status as Asia’s portal to the Western world, there’s no better place than Singapore to get your foot firmly in the door to rewarding global business.
In fact, last year the city rose to Number Two on the PwC index, second only to the global business hub of London, beating the likes of corporate juggernauts like New York to the coveted position.
Capitalising on its unique position at the centre of this growth, SMU addresses Asian issues of global relevance through the provision of hands-on, experiential learning. Ranked third in Asia and 40th worldwide – placing ahead of education heavyweights like Yale, Boston and Cambridge – and landing an impressive five-star rating in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, this AACSB- and EQUIS-accredited school is the ideal place to acquire your postgraduate business and management credentials
SMU’s Master of Science in Management (MiM) puts students face-to-face with the latest business trends. Offered on a 12-month full-time basis, this programme is both insightful and academically-rigorous, focusing on skills that will remain relevant in an everchanging corporate world.
Pledging real-world applicability and a dedicated career coach to guide you from the start, the MiM puts you on the ideal route to your dream career. On top of this, you’ll gain access to a universal network of more than 2,000 organisations for placement and internship opportunities that really are unparalleled. The school’s postgraduate career service also maintains a proactive recruiting relationship with more than 350 local and global companies, encouraging more than 1,000 graduate job openings with the likes of Amazon, Google and Microsoft, just to name a few.
Here, you will live and learn in a class of students from more than 10 cultures and nationalities, allowing you to forge a strong global network with like-minded peers across different backgrounds.
You’ll also benefit from the expertise of an international faculty who are noted industry practitioners, as well as gain a solid comprehension of distinct Asian markets. SMU’s award-winning case studies on Asian and Western enterprise means students can confidently identify real-world business issues, that are directly applicable to the flourishing Asian landscape.
The programme represents a chance for students to authentically experience the current political, social, economic and legal environments of diverse global regions. Characterised by first-rate classroom teaching, industry visits and exposure to influential management figures, students leave the MiM with a deep-seated appreciation of what it means to lead and a sought-after Asian perspective.
But this is a mere scratch on the surface of everything the SMU MiM can offer; SMU’s state-of-the-art campus and exclusive CBD location places students at the beating heart of business in Singapore and Asia at large. The campus boasts a rich array of facilities that urge students to break new ground, and that provide a contemporary learning environment to rival some of the world’s most prestigious urban institutions.
“The SMU [MiM] programme has given me the opportunity to work with people from all over Asia,” says Josephine Stoker, a former student who graduated 2015.
“Through this exposure, I’ve developed cultural intelligence and project management skills, while building a solid foundation in business theory,” she adds. “I am really impressed with the focused career support, the quality of professors and learning materials provided. Whilst the course is intense, the class bonding has been exceptional and I have learnt a lot from my course mates too.”
One of the most popular electives of the MiM is the Business Study Mission. Here, students get to journey to various Asean nations where they can immerse themselves in the local culture of enterprise for a truly global learning experience. Using a country-specific study as a base, the Business Study Mission submerges students in the fast-developing business sphere, analysing opportunities open to them in a city or region. The trip seeks to emphasise the socio-political, cultural and legal business environments, as well as the power they exert on current and future business practice.
With so many winning aspects to the course, it’s no surprise the SMU MiM has earned itself some pretty remarkable accolades. Despite being a relatively new programme, it was ranked ninth best in Asia by the Financial Times (FT), making SMU the very first Singaporean business school to appear in the rankings.
FT also recognised the course for its incredibly diverse faculty and student body, ranking it in the top 15 worldwide for international members and placing it 25th in the world for international mobility.
As if that’s not enough to motivate your SMU application, the school also provides a number of bond-free scholarships for international candidates, contributing up to 30 percent of the cost towards MiM tuition. Scholarship categories include: Academic Excellence, Global Awareness, Leadership Potential, Impact on Asia and Financial Aid.
“We take pride in our students and our commitment to excellence in teaching and providing a transformative and innovative learning environment,” Professor Gerard George, Dean of the School explains.
“Underpinning our philosophy are small class room sizes, flexibility in student choice of specialisation, and engaged teaching and learning styles,” the Dean concludes. “We expect our students to be future leaders of society and prepare them for these roles with global exposure and community service. Our students are often seen as confident, caring, committed and highly capable.”
It is this winning formula and the calibre of graduates that it produces that sets MiM graduates on a pathway to career success. Highly sought after by employers, over 80 percent receive a job offer within the first six months of graduation, setting them a career trajectory that promises to see them excel in their field.”