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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-size classes 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.

Established in

January 2000

Located in

Bras Basah Civic District

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  • First publicly-funded autonomous university in Singapore
  • Shared values of Commitment, Integrity, Responsibility, Collegiality, Leadership and Excellence

Academic Programmes

Today, SMU comprises of six schools:


SMU offers a wide range of bachelors', masters' and PhD degree programmes in the disciplinary areas associated with the six schools, and a growing number of executive development and professional programmes.

Our Students

7,827
full-time undergraduates*
1,750
full-time & part-time postgraduates*
* As of 12 September 2016

Our Graduates

19,000
undergraduate and postgraduate alumni
93.8%
employment rate within six months*
$3,722*
average gross monthly salary
* Joint Graduate Employment Survey 2016

 

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Global 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. SMU has over 200 partner universities across all the continents of the world for exchange programmes, allowing students to pursue studies abroad for a semester or two.

61%
international postgraduate students [non-Singapore citizens] from 44 countries*
10%
international undergraduate students [non-Singapore citizens] from 28 countries*
* As of 12 September 2016

Facts

Faculty & Research

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-size classes 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.

353
full-time faculty
44%
international faculty [non-Singapore citizens]*
30
different nationalities*
* As of 31 Dec 2015

Last updated on 11 Sep 2017 .