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ACCOUNTANCY | BUSINESS | ECONOMICS | INFORMATION SYSTEMS | LAW | SOCIAL SCIENCES

PROSPECTUS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 2019
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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS

                                                                                                                                                                                            Why SMU?
 International Students 2019

 Why SMU?                      Curriculum and      Tuition Fees          Scholarships &

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                     Strongest
             Employment Outcomes and
              Higher Starting Salaries*
                                                              300+
                                                     double major combinations
                                                                                          THE HEART OF ASIA
                   amongst all Singapore
                                                       to choose from across              Home to a melting pot of cultures, Singapore is a vibrant,
                                                        44 majors and tracks
               government-funded universities                                             cosmopolitan city where tradition meets modernity. Every
                                                                                          year, we welcome international students and adventure
                                                                                          seekers from all over the world to our shores.
                               SMU-X                          120+
                   Mentored by our faculty and           Student Clubs
                      industry leaders on                with the option of               GOVERNMENT-FUNDED UNIVERSITY                    SMU produces future-ready graduates
                      real-world projects                creating your own                                                                and leaders of tomorrow, who are not only
                                                                                          Established in 2000, the Singapore
                                                                                          Management University (SMU) is conveniently     well prepared but highly adaptable for the

                                                                                          located in the heart of Singapore. Since its    knowledge-based economy.

                               100%                        Over 400                       inception, SMU has rapidly established itself
                                                                                          as a specialised, premier university focused    STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES
                       of SMU students will               Scholarships
                    acquire overseas exposure                                                                                             AND STRATEGIC LINKS WITH
                                                     making an SMU education              on Management, Social Sciences, Technology,
                        before graduation            prestigious yet accessible                                                           BUSINESSES
                                                                                          and their intersections.
                                                                                                                                          Equipped with modern facilities and located
                                                                                                                                          in the heart of the business, financial,
                                                                                          INNOVATIVE TEACHING PEDAGOGY
                                                                                                                                          arts, and heritage district of Singapore,
                                                     Over 30 Nationalities
                                                                                          SMU’s integrated, research-teaching-
              More than 2.7 Million Hours
                                                                                                                                          the university enjoys strategic links with
                                                      represented in our faculty,         learning-practice approach is designed
              of community service performed by                                                                                           businesses, governments, and the wider
                                                        including international           to foster innovative learning experiences,
                   students in 17 countries           award-winning professors                                                            community in Singapore and beyond.
                                                                                          develop influential change agents and
                                                                                          leaders of the future. Our goal is to create
                                                                                                                                          A VISION FOR ASIA
                                                                                          a positive impact on businesses,
                                                                                          governments, and societies in Asia              SMU’s vision is to be Asia’s Knowledge
                     Up to 6 Internships                    City Campus                   and beyond.                                     Hub – an iconic global-city university that
                      per student for valuable         situated in the heart of the                                                       generates leading-edge research and excels
                       real-world experience            city, connecting you with         Our approach to learning focuses on a highly
                                                      experienced industry leaders                                                        in tackling the world’s complexities.
                                                                                          interactive and multi-disciplinary route.

*According to the 2017 Graduate Employment Survey
 conducted by SMU and other Autonomous Universities in Singapore.
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                                                                                                                                                                                           Why SMU?
               International Students 2019                                                                                                             International Students 2019

           JUMP START                                    FROM THE CLASSROOM
           YOUR DREAMS                                   TO THE WORLD
                                                         Learn in a
                                                                                                                                We know you want an education
                                                                                                                                that will give you a distinct edge
                                                                                                                                in your career. To thrive in an
           Quality Education,                                                                                                   increasingly fast-changing world,
           Worldwide Recognition.                        highly interactive environment.                                        you need to be equipped with
                                                                                                                                specialist skills and knowledge.

           SMU offers quality education built around
           holistic student learning and development.
           Known for delivering world-class, multi-
           disciplinary research, and distinguished
           teaching, SMU’s programmes are designed
           to address significant Asian issues with
           global relevance.

           Whether you are looking to pursue a
           Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or
           even a PhD programme, SMU gives you
           internationally-recognised qualifications             Experience our award-winning pedagogy and curriculum
           to enable you to seize global opportunities
           to work abroad.                               SMU’s case-based learning approach is part of our interactive pedagogical learning, which
                                                          includes seminar-style learning, debates, question and answer, as well as participatory
                                                           and active learning approaches. SMU’s three-pronged pedagogical approach enables
                                                                   sharp thinkers to pick up in-demand soft skills to become successful
                                                                                      communicators and presenters.

                                                                                                 SMU’s Three-pronged
                                                           Technology-enhanced Learning
                                                                                                    Pedagogical                                       Interactive Learning
                                                           State-of-the-art technology and            Approach                                 Speak your mind and think on
                                                                                                                                               your feet! At SMU, expect to take
                                                           equipment allow SMU to provide
                                                           you with a better way to learn e.g.                                                 part in lively debates and intense
                                                           learning apps enhance interactive                                                   discussions in seminar-style classes!
                                                           learning and complement                                                             Spar intellectually with faculty
                                                           classroom learning.                                                                 members to boost your analytical
                                                                                                                                               skills. You’ll learn to be a sharp
                                                                                                                                               shooter and communicate your point
                                                                                                                                               of view with confidence.
                                                                                                          Experiential Learning
                                                                         Experiential, Collaborative, Interdisciplinary – SMU-X courses are known for redefining
                                                                         innovative learning. Through project-based lessons, you will work with industry experts,
                                                                         faculty members, and the community to create real-world solutions and a lasting positive
                                                                         impact. Get the SMU-X Factor!
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Why SMU?
                  International Students 2019                                                                                                                                               International Students 2019

              IT’S A BIG WORLD                                                                                        Tan Jun Wei (second from the left) fits right into the University of Pennsylvania’s (USA)
                                                                                                                      learning environment, which has close similarities in pedagogy and curriculum with

              OUT THERE                                                                                               SMU, during his overseas exchange programme.

              Where would you like to go first?
              All SMU students will acquire overseas exposure before                                                  "Living in a fresh new environment
              graduation. All you need to do is open your mind to a world                                             helped me rediscover the joy in trying
              of learning opportunities!
                                                                                                                               meeting new
                                                                                                                      out new things,

                                                         SMU’s Global Exposure Programmes                             people, and taking on
                                                             International Student Exchange Programmes
                                                                                                                      new challenges.”
                                                             Overseas Study Missions
                                                             Overseas Internships
                                                                                                                                                                    Tan Jun Wei
                                                             O
                                                              verseas Community Service Involvement Programmes
                                                                                                                                                                    School of Economics
                                                             S
                                                              ino-Singapore Exchange Programme                                                                     Double degree in Economics &
                                                             Summer Programmes                                                                                      Business Management
                                                             Global Innovation Immersion
                                                             SMU-X Overseas                                           Manorama Singh (centre) with the beneficiaries of her scholarship
                                                                                                                      (Manorama Scholarship) from Little Stars School, Varanasi, India.

            Secure                              Get ready to gain
                                                                                                                                                                     Manorama Singh believes that our world

                                                  fresh
                                                                        Experience
                                                                                                                                                                           stronger, kinder,
            an edge                                                      living in
                                                                                                                                                                     can be made
                                                                                                                                                                     and more loving if we all chose
            in an increasingly                  insights               another
               competitive                                             country                                                                                       to help one another. From tutoring students
                                                                                             opportunity for SMU                                                     with financial difficulties and teaching
           employment market
                                                                                            students to participate                                                  exercise routines to the elderly, to bringing
                                                                                             in a Global Exposure                                                    light in the form of solar-powered bulbs to
                                                                                                  Programme                                                          villages in the Philippines and setting up her
                                                         Seize opportunities to
                                                                                                                                                                     own scholarship fund for needy students in
                                                             build                                                                                                   India, Manorama’s selflessness has impacted
                                                          connections                                                                                                the lives of so many.
                                                          with future business                                        Manorama Singh
                                                              collaborators                                           Senior Officer, SPRING Singapore
                                                                                                                      Bachelor in Business Management
                                                                                       Over 240
                                                                                     partner universities
                                                                                         worldwide
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               International Students 2019                                                                                                                                                        International Students 2019

           MODERN                                                                                       ENRICHING
           CITY CAMPUS                                   THE PULSE OF THE CITY
                                                                                                        CAMPUS LIFE
           SMU is located in the heart of Singapore’s                                                   SMU is much more than an academic institution.
           civic district where modern developments      Museums, art galleries, theatres, historic
           and skyscrapers stand side by side with       sites, and the Supreme Court are only a
                                                                                                        SMU’s co-curricular clubs offer opportunities for you to uncover hidden
           heritage buildings with rich historical,      stone’s throw from SMU’s city campus.
                                                                                                        talents, skills, and competencies, so that you can have a truly well-rounded
           architectural, and cultural significance.     And within campus, our buildings are
                                                                                                        experience with more than 120 co-curricular activities (CCAs) to choose
           We are the only university in Singapore       linked via a well-connected underground
                                                                                                        from. And if you can’t find a club you like, you can start your own!
           with a modern campus in the heart of the      concourse that features cosy study nooks,
           civic district, bringing together the SMU     shops, and other amenities.
           family and the local community.               Our location keeps us close to international
                                                         and regional events that host key business
                                                                                                        “Studying at SMU allowed
                                                         partners and eminent world leaders such        me to balance both academics and CCAs.
                                                         as Hilary Clinton and Aung Sung Suu            In today’s dynamic world, the corporate world wants to know about your diverse
                                                         Kyi, both of whom we had the privilege of      interests and capabilities. SMU offered this vibrancy in terms of the city locale
                                                         hosting at our SMU campus.                     as well as the options it offers outside of academic life.”
                                                                                                        Deepika Chandrasekar
                                                                                                        School of Economics
                                                                                                        Formerly from Global Indian International School

               NEW INNOVATIONS
                                                                                                                                         FROM HOME
               AT CAMPUS GREEN                                                                                                 HOME AWAY       at SMU and
                                                                                                                                                          want students
                                                                                                                                                                        to feel
                                                                                                                                                                          s started
                                                                                                                                                               mmunity                            ICON wa
                                                                                                                                              ternational co                       nnections or                  g of
                                                                                                               e pr ou d  of our diverse in        Th e  SM  U  In ternational Co      pr om ot e  the well-bein
                                                                                                         We ar                   th ey are here.                     m ily culture and
               We continually create new spaces to                                                                   m e  wh ile                         st ro ng fa
                                                                                                         right at ho                       s to foster a                         mily!
                                                                                                                         t ambassador                            of our SMU fa
               enhance SMU’s teaching and learning       NEW SCHOOL OF                                   by our studen           ts . Jo in us  and be a part
                                                                                                                         studen
               through new innovations. As part of our                                                   international
               Campus Green project, SMU recently
                                                         LAW BUILDING AND
               launched new auditoriums, study           KWA GEOK CHOO LIBRARY
               spaces, and a brand new three-level
               SMU Gymnasium and Fitness Centre,         Argue your case in a spacious new moot
               complete with dance studios.              court in the new School of Law Building
                                                         and Kwa Geok Choo Law Library. Aside
                                                         from its sophisticated facilities, the Law
                                                         building is in close proximity to the
                                                         Supreme Court and well-designed to
                                                         enrich the learning journey of students.
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               International Students 2019                                                                                                                                    International Students 2019

           SCORE A DREAM JOB
                                                                                                          “Being at SMU was a defining and
                                                                                                          extraordinary experience. It was my
                                                                                                          first time living away from home and

           BEFORE YOU GRADUATE                                                                            managing my own finances. In addition to
                                                                                                          my major in Information Systems, I also
                                                                                                          took on a second major in Legal Studies.
                                                                                                          It was uncommon but after graduation, the
           Our graduates are well sought after across different industries and perform                    graduates who stand out are those who can
           consistently well in the annual Graduate Employment Survey (GES)*. In 2017,
           graduates across all six of SMU’s undergraduate degree programmes scored                       apply content with a
           an all-time high in terms of starting salaries and employment rates in the GES.                fresh perspective.”                         Dhilshara E Menon
                                                                                                                                                      Manager-Management Consulting
                                                                                                                                                      Accenture Australia

                                7 10                             1 2
                                                                                      SMU graduates are
                                                                                                                                                      Bachelor of Science (Information Systems)
                                      IN                                IN              employed in
                                 SMU graduates
                              secured employment
                               before graduation
                                                             SMU graduates received
                                                                    2 to 5
                                                                   job offers
                                                                                          42
                                                                                      industry sectors
                                                                                                                                                      “Internships are a great way to find out
                                                                                                                                                      more about different firms, different kinds
           Dato’ Kho Hui Meng Career Centre (DKHMCC)                                                                                                  of work, and to see how some of the

           Drop in for a chat! We have a dedicated Career Centre, open five days a week,                                                              things you learnt
           offering counselling and job matching services. Every student gets paired with a                                                           in school are being
           career counsellor from day one. It’s never too early to start planning your career!                                                        applied in a commercial setting.”
           *The 2017 Graduate Employment Survey was conducted
            by SMU and the other Autonomous Universities in Singapore
                                                                                                          Yap Hsien Liang
                                                                                                          Equity Research Analyst, Goldman Sachs
                                                                                                          Bachelor of Accountancy and Bachelor
                                                                                                          of Business Management

                                                                                                          “In SMU, we are assigned a career
                                                                                                                    my career
                                                                                                          counsellor and
                                                                                                          counsellor personally
                                                                                                          helped me refine my
                                                                                                          interview skills as well
                                                                                                          as provided seasoned
                                                                                                          perspectives on how I should
                                                                                                          approach my career.”
                                                                                                                                                      Elizabelle Ong Xin Yi
                                                                                                                                                      SMU Scholar
                                                                                                                                                      School of Economics
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                          DESIGN YOUR                                                                                                   BACHELOR OF
                                                                                                                                        ACCOUNTANCY
                                                                                                                                                                                          BACHELOR OF
                                                                                                                                                                                          BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

                          JOURNEY TO                                                                                                    The SMU Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc)
                                                                                                                                        has been accredited and endorsed by 11
                                                                                                                                                                                          The Lee Kong Chian School of Business
                                                                                                                                                                                          (LKCSB) is one of the youngest schools

                          SUCCESS
                                                                                                                                        educational accreditation and professional        worldwide to be conferred both the prestigious
                                                                                                                                        industry bodies, the Institute of Singapore       AACSB and EQUIS accreditations. Our Bachelor
                                                                                                                                        Chartered Accountants (ISCA), the Accounting      of Business Management (BBM) offers students
Curriculum & Programmes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Curriculum & Programmes
                                                                                                                                        and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA),        a diverse range of majors.
                                                                                                                                        Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC),
                                                                                                                                                                                          Students can choose from eight business
                          SMU offers a wide array of courses and programmes that will help                                              CPA Australia, the Chartered Accountants
                                                                                                                                                                                          majors: Corporate Communication,
                          you shape the kind of future you have always dreamed of.                                                      Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), the
                                                                                                                                                                                          Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing,
                                                                                                                                        Institute of Chartered Accountants in England
                                                                                                                                                                                          Operations Management, Organisational
                                                                                                                                        and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of
                                                                                                                                                                                          Behaviour and Human Resources, Quantitative

                                         15                                 300+                             More than                  Management Accountants (CIMA), the Institute
                                                                                                                                                                                          Finance, or Strategic Management.

                                                                                                             70%
                                                                                                                                        of Management Accountants (IMA), Association
                                         double degree                      double major                                    of          of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA),        LKCSB’s Entrepreneurship major provides
                                         combinations                       combinations                     our students graduate      AACSB International and the Institute of          students with unique guidance towards
                                         across our 6 schools               across 44 majors                 with either double         Certified Management Accountants (ICMA).          becoming entrepreneurs. Undergraduates
                                                                            and tracks                       degrees or double majors   Our programme provides a holistic education
                                                                                                                                                                                          learn about creating new businesses, with
                                                                                                                                                                                          this learning culminating in a practicum
                                                                                                                                        emphasising real-world readiness. Centred on
                                                                                                                                                                                          where students launch a new venture while
                                                                                                                                        a strong accounting core, the curriculum is
                                                                                                                                                                                          still at SMU.
                          Core Foundation for Life                                                                                      broad-based, covering business, technology,
                                                                                                                                        entrepreneurship, leadership skills,              LKCSB also partners with the Singapore
                          The new Core Curriculum comprises twelve carefully selected courses to initiate undergraduates into their     communications and social responsibility.         University of Technology and Design (SUTD) to
                          journey to become well-rounded SMU graduates. These include courses on numeracy, ethics and social
                                                                                                                                        Internship and community service are required     offer the Dual Degree Programme in Technology
                          responsibility, critical thinking, innovation and more.
                                                                                                                                        as they better prepare our students for the       and Management. Students enrolled in this
                                                                                                                                        corporate world. You can also be among the        programme will graduate with two Bachelor
                          Maximum Flexibility                                                                                           first to graduate with our newly launched 2nd     degrees – an SUTD Engineering degree and
                          The curriculum is designed to give you absolute                                                               Major in Accounting Data & Analytics, the first   the SMU BBM degree within 5 years. Visit
                          freedom, so you can focus on specialised courses                                                              of its kind in Singapore.                         ugadmissions.sutd.edu.sg for more information.
                          within your school or explore courses completely
                          unrelated to your major – just because you can.
                          SMU is the only local university that does not
                          package our degree programmes. We’re serious –
                          with more than 300 possible combinations of
                          double majors and double degrees available across
                          six schools, you don’t need to stop at one!
                          It's Your Journey
                          You get to decide on your classes, your majors,
                          and whether you want to graduate in three-and-
                          a-half years or four years. So, take charge of
                          your academic experience and make it the most
                          challenging intellectual journey of your life.

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                               International Students 2019                                                                                                                                                       International Students 2019

                          BACHELOR OF                                           BACHELOR OF                                           BACHELOR OF                                      BACHELOR OF
                          SCIENCE (ECONOMICS)                                   SCIENCE (INFORMATION SYSTEMS)                         LAWS                                             SOCIAL SCIENCE

                          The School of Economics is one of Asia’s              The Bachelor of Science (Information Systems)         The undergraduate Law programme aims to          The Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc)
                          leading research schools with a faculty               enjoys a strong reputation of producing               transform students into excellent lawyers who    programme delivers an integrative and broad-
                          recognised internationally for their contributions    job-ready professionals who are versatile in          will contribute significantly to society. The    based undergraduate education with two
                          to economic research. Our rigorous curriculum         employing information technology to address           objective is to produce law graduates who have   distinct specialisation paths. You may choose
                          is designed to train students to think about          business needs. With Singapore’s rising               contextualised legal expertise and the ability   a path that enables you to major in one of the
Curriculum & Programmes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Curriculum & Programmes
                          real-world issues and equip them with a unified       demand for Infocomm workers (projected by             to think across disciplines and geographical     three disciplines – Psychology, Political Science
                          method to solve them.                                 the government to be as high as 30,000 by             borders. In terms of pedagogy, SMU’s seminar-    and Sociology, which is similar to Cambridge
                                                                                2020), our graduates will continue to enjoy           style learning will be put to good effect to     University’s HSPS (Human, Social and
                          Our students are empowered to interpret and
                                                                                diverse employment opportunities and an               nurture students who are confident, articulate   Political Science).
                          anticipate both local and global trends with the
                                                                                enviable rate of employment and salary.               and analytically agile.
                          robust framework of an economist. With strong                                                                                                                Alternatively, you may choose to take the new
                          foundation courses and a wide range of elective       As the IT school in Singapore Management              The Law School offers a 4-year full-time         Politics, Law and Economics (PLE) major, the
                          courses designed for relevance, including             University, we aim for excellence both in             Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) programme, as well      first of its kind in Singapore. Introduced in early
                          some rarely found in other undergraduate              fundamental contributions to academic                 as a 5-year double-degree programme which        2016, it attracted a total of 1,108 applications
                          programmes – such as Real Estate Economics,           knowledge, as well as in creating technological       combines law with SMU’s existing non-Law         for the 45 places in the course within its first
                          Health Economics, Economics of Ageing,                solutions for the future of business and society.     programmes in Accountancy, Business,             year of implementation. The overwhelming
                          Economics of Politics, Empirical Industrial           Our faculty includes several world-class              Economics, Information Systems and Social        response came from students’ interest to gain
                          Economics, and Organisational Economics –             scholars and rising stars in their respective         Sciences. As a meritorious honours programme,    a deeper understanding of how politics,
                          our students are exposed to a wide range of           disciplines. Our research portfolio is well aligned   our LL.B. comprises 36 course units (CU) worth   law, and economics intersect to shape our
                          applications of economic principles to current        with Singapore’s national initiatives like Smart      of courses. The LL.B. curriculum is endorsed     world. The curriculum will be integrated with
                          global issues.                                        Nation, Cybersecurity and Urban Management,           by the Ministry of Law and Singapore Institute   internships and study abroad programmes, so
                                                                                and includes a number of funded, multi-million        of Legal Education.                              that students will have opportunities to work
                          Within the Economics major, students have
                                                                                dollar projects in our focus areas. Our school                                                         with partner organisations and apply their
                          flexibility in their choice of courses but may also                                                         Our curriculum consists of a deliberate
                                                                                regularly collaborates with many government                                                            knowledge to real-world problems.
                          choose specifically designed combinations of                                                                mix of University Core courses, Law Core
                                                                                agencies and leading industry players in
                          courses, such as the Quantitative Economics                                                                 courses, Law-related courses and Law             The interdisciplinary nature of the Bachelor
                                                                                creating innovative solutions that give value to
                          Track and the Maritime Economics Track. In                                                                  electives to ensure that graduates possess       of Social Science programme means that you
                                                                                society and business.
                          addition, our students can opt for a second                                                                 the desired contextual and cross-border          will be well-equipped with the knowledge and
                          major within the School of Economics, in              The Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)            knowledge and expertise.                         skills to handle multi-faceted jobs across the
                          Actuarial Science or Applied Statistics, or a         degree will be launched in Academic Year                                                               private and public sectors. Possible careers
                          second major offered through one of the other         2019/2020 and will impart deep technology                                                              include consulting, communications, education,
                          schools or even a double degree.                      and systems skills to equip graduates to build                                                         entrepreneurship, financial analysis, human
                                                                                and manage complex IT solutions.                                                                       resource management, journalism, marketing,
                                                                                                                                                                                       public administration, and policy research,
                                                                                                                                                                                       amongst others.

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         MAJORS &
         TRACKS
Majors offered by                               Majors and tracks offered by                     Majors and tracks offered by
School of Accountancy                           School of Economics                              School of Information Systems
• Accounting                                    • Economics                                      BSc (Information Systems): Majors and Tracks
                                                • Economics with track in                        • Information Systems Major (Business Analytics)
• Accounting Data and Analytics
  (to be taken as a 2nd major)                    Quantitative Economics                         • Information Systems Major (Digital Business Solutioning)                               “I took Information
                                                • Economics with track in Real Estate            • Information Systems Major (Financial Technology)                                       Systems and Marketing
                                                                                                                                                                                          (two majors). While
Majors and tracks offered by                    • Actuarial Science with track in Actuarial      • Information Systems Major (Business Analytics & Digital Business Solutioning)
                                                                                                                                                                                          some might see
Lee Kong Chian School of Business                 Analyst (to be taken as a 2nd major)           • Information Systems Major (Business Analytics & Financial Technology)                  them as two separate
                                                • Actuarial Science with track in Risk Analyst   • Information Systems Major (Digital Business Solutioning & Financial Technology)        worlds, I see them as
• Corporate Communication
• Entrepreneurship
                                                  (to be taken as a 2nd major)                   • Smart-City Management & Technology Major                                               synergistic.
                                                • Health Economics & Management
• Finance                                                                                                                                                                                 In a company like
                                                  (to be taken as a 2nd major)                                                                                                            McDonald’s, IT and
                                                                                                 BSc (Computer Science): Majors and Tracks
• Finance with track in Banking                                                                                                                                                           Marketing work hand in
                                                                                                 • IT Solution Development Major (Artificial Intelligence)                                hand because IT enables
• Finance with track in Finance Analytics       Majors offered by
                                                                                                 • IT Solution Development Major (Cybersecurity)                                          the transactions while
• Finance with track in International Trading   School of Law                                                                                                                             Marketing drives the
                                                                                                 • IT Solution Development Major (Cyber-Physical Systems)
• Finance with track in Real Estate                                                                                                                                                       transactions. I think I’ve
                                                • Law                                            • IT Solution Development Major (Artificial Intelligence & Cybersecurity)                benefited greatly from
• Finance with track in Wealth Management       • Legal Studies                                  • IT Solution Development Major (Artificial Intelligence & Cyber-Physical Systems)       taking two majors.”
• Marketing                                       (2nd major for non-Law students)
                                                                                                 • IT Solution Development Major (Cybersecurity & Cyber-Physical Systems)
• Marketing with track in Marketing Analytics
                                                Majors offered by
• Marketing with track in Retail and                                                             Second Majors
  Services Management                           School of Social Sciences
                                                                                                 For BSc (IS): IS or SMT Major students only
• Operations Management                         • Politics, Law and Economics                    • Computing Studies (Artificial Intelligence)
• Operations Management with track in 		          (Primary major only)
                                                                                                 • Computing Studies (Cybersecurity)
  Operations Analytics                          • Political Science
                                                                                                 • Computing Studies (Cyber-Physical Systems)
• Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources    • Psychology
• Quantitative Finance                          • Sociology                                      For BSc (IS): IS or SMT Major and BSc (CS) students only
• Strategic Management                          • Arts and Culture Management                    • IT Solution Management
                                                  (to be taken as a 2nd major)                                                                                                            Benjamin Boh
                                                                                                                                                                                          Director, Strategy & Insights
                                                • Global Asia                                                                                                                             McDonald’s Japan
                                                                                                 For BSc (IS): SMT Major and BSc (CS) students only
                                                  (to be taken as a 2nd major)                                                                                                            Bachelor of Science
                                                                                                 • Technology for Business Solutions (Business Analytics)                                 (Information Systems) with
                                                • Public Policy and Public Management                                                                                                     a second major in Marketing
                                                  (to be taken as a 2nd major)                   • Technology for Business Solutions (Digital Business Solutioning)
                                                                                                 • Technology for Business Solutions (Financial Technology)

                                                                                                 For students from other schools within SMU
*The information above is accurate as of                                                         • Technology for Business
1 October 2018 and is subject to change.

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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS                                                                                                                                                                                                      UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS
                    International Students 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                      International Students 2019

               AN INVESTMENT IN YOUR FUTURE                                                                                                                                      SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
               Quality education should be kept affordable and
               accessible to all.                                                                                                                                                At SMU, we offer a wide range of                         “I especially loved learning
                                                                                                                                                                                 merit-based scholarships for deserving                   about political science
               Your SMU tuition fees are highly subsidised by the Singapore Government                                                                                           students. Some scholarships are tenable                  because what I was learning
               in the form of a tuition grant.                                                                                                                                   for the full duration of the undergraduate                 happening and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          was

                                  Annual Tuition Fees For Academic Year 2018–2019* Entering Freshmen (Term 1 And Term 2)
                                                                                                                                                                                 degree programme, depending on
                                                                                                                                                                                 academic performance. Any full-time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          unfolding in the
                                                                                                                                                                                 student can apply for SMU scholarships                   real world, creating
                                                 Annual Subsidised Fees           Annual Subsidised Fees           Annual Subsidised Fees
                                                                                                                                                             Annual              as long as they meet the eligibility criteria.           great relevance and meaning
                       Undergraduate                   Payable by                  Payable by Singapore            Payable by International
                                                                                                                                                      Non-subsidised fees                                                                 for me as a student.”
                        programme                  Singapore Citizens              Permanent Residents                     Students
                                                                                                                                                       (Inclusive of GST)        These are just some of the scholarships
                                                    (Exclusive of GST)               (Exclusive of GST)               (Inclusive of GST)
                                                                                                                                                                                 offered by SMU:
                       Accountancy
                 Business Management
                  Information Systems                 S$11,450                         S$16,000                         S$24,500                         S$43,870                •   ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship
                       Economics
                     Social Science                                                                                                                                              •   Kewalram Chanrai Group Endowed
                            Law                       S$12,650                         S$17,700                         S$27,050                         S$45,590
                                                                                                                                                                                     Scholarship
               *Tuition fees are subject to change from year to year. The subsidised fees for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents shown are without GST which is          •   Lee Kong Chian Scholars’ Programme
               separately funded by the Singapore Government. The subsidised fees for International Students and non-subsidised fees are inclusive of 7% GST. The tuition fees
               for 2019-2020 are not yet out.                                                                                                                                    •    Li Ka Shing Endowed Scholarship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jaclyn Low Minmin
                                                                                                                                                                                 •    Shirin Fozdar Scholarship                           Producer, Mediacorp
Tuition Fees

                                   Special Term (Term 3) Fees Per Course For Academic Year 2018–2019 Entering Freshmen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Double degree in Business
                                                                                                                                                                                 •    SMU International Scholarship                       Management and Social Sciences,
                                                 Annual Subsidised Fees           Annual Subsidised Fees           Annual Subsidised Fees
                                                                                                                                                             Annual                                                                       Lee Kong Chian Scholars’
                       Undergraduate
                        programme
                                                       Payable by
                                                   Singapore Citizens
                                                                                   Payable by Singapore
                                                                                   Permanent Residents
                                                                                                                   Payable by International
                                                                                                                           Students
                                                                                                                                                      Non-subsidised fees        •    Tahir Indonesian Scholarship                        Programme recipient
                                                                                                                                                       (Inclusive of GST)
                                                    (Exclusive of GST)               (Exclusive of GST)               (Inclusive of GST)

                       Accountancy
                                                                                                                                                                                 For more information visit: admissions.smu.edu.sg/scholarships
                 Business Management
                  Information Systems                  S$1,145                          S$1,600                          S$2,450                          S$4,387
                       Economics
                     Social Science

                            Law                        S$1,265                          S$1,770                          S$2,705                          S$4,559
                                                                                                                                                                                 STUDY WITH COMPLETE PEACE OF MIND
               Term 3 or Special Term falls during the university vacation period. This term comprises two sub-terms (Term 3A and Term 3B), each lasting 5 weeks. A limited      We know that life can take an unexpected turn sometimes. Should you

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Scholarships & Financial Aid
               number of courses are offered. Males serving Singapore National Service who have places in SMU may opt to start school early by enrolling in Term 3 courses.
                                                                                                                                                                                 find yourself in need of financial assistance to continue your studies,
                     Fixed fee model                                 Annual tuition fees with tuition grant                                                                      help is at hand.
                     We adopt the fixed fee model,                   Singapore Permanent Residents and International Students paying subsidised fees must
                     which guarantees that tuition fees              take up the tuition grant and sign a Tuition Grant Deed, which will require them to work in
                     remain unchanged throughout the                 Singapore-registered companies for three years upon graduation from SMU.                                    At SMU, we believe in giving deserving students a helping hand, so that you can
                     normal duration of study at SMU
                     (4 years). However, tuition fees for            Annual tuition fees without tuition grant                                                                   focus on what is important. To find out if you are eligible for financial aid,
                     every incoming freshmen cohort are              Students who are not eligible for or choose not to take the tuition grant pay the non-                      visit: smu.edu.sg/about/financial/financial-assistance-schemes for more information.
                     subject to change from year to year.            subsidised fees. Students paying non-subsidised fees will not be bound by the 3-year
                                                                     work obligation.

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ACADEMIC
REQUIREMENTS
    • 18 years of age by commencement of freshman year

    • 12 years of formal education

    • Good national and international qualifications

    • Applicants applying with international qualifications (except IB Diploma) are
     required to submit one of the following: SAT or ACT or IELTS or TOEFL

How To Apply
Applications open in October and close in March of the following year.

Academic Calendar
There is one freshman intake a year, starting in August. Classes are conducted
in three academic terms spread over the year.

           Term 1                              Term 2                                Term 3*
     August–November                       January–April                        End April–July
         (15 weeks)                          (15 weeks)

SMU’s undergraduate programmes are conducted on campus on a full-time basis.
*T
  erm 3 or Special Term falls during the university vacation period. A limited number of
 courses are offered during this term.

                              SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY
                    Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Assistance

                              Administration Building, 81 Victoria Street
                                         Singapore 188065
                                      Contact: +65 6828 0980
                                   Email: admissions@smu.edu.sg

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                    For more information, visit admissions.smu.edu.sg
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