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Singapore Management University

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Established in 2000, Singapore Management University (SMU) is renowned for generating high-impact and relevant multi-disciplinary research that addresses Asian issues of global relevance. It is also known for its broad-based curriculum, a collaborative and project-based approach to learning, and for its interactive pedagogy with small class sizes.

SMU has around 9,300 students, of which almost 1,200 are full-time international and exchange students, in its six schools:

  • Lee Kong Chian School of Business
  • School of Accountancy
  • School of Economics
  • School of Social Sciences
  • School of Information Systems
  • School of Law

SMU offers a wide range of bachelors', masters' and PhD degree programmes in the disciplinary areas associated with the six schools, as well as in interdisciplinary combinations of these areas. 

SMU faculty regularly publish in top peer-reviewed journals and their research achievements are recognised through international rankings. The School of Accountancy is ranked 5th globally for Financial Archival Research in the Brigham Young University’s Accounting Research Rankings for 2016, while the Lee Kong Chian School of Business is ranked 49th in the University of Texas, Dallas’ Top 100 Worldwide Business School Research Rankings.

SMU has 350 full-time faculty members representing 30 nationalities and has a network of 17,000 undergraduate and postgraduate alumni around the world. SMU’s city campus is a state-of-the art facility located in the heart of downtown Singapore, fostering strategic linkages with business, government and the wider community.

This institute is rated 5 Stars based on 8 categories.
Research
Employability
Teaching
Facilities
Internationalization
Social Responsibility
Specialist Criteria
Inclusiveness
N/A
2016
431-440
2017
441-450
2018
  • 63.3
    Employer Reputation
  • 100
    International Faculty
  • 65.3
    International Students
51-100
2014
50
2015
51-100
2016
51-100
2017
  • 68.8
    Academic Reputation
  • 79.4
    Citations per Paper
  • 64.9
    Employer Reputation
  • 69.8
    H-index Citations
51-60
2017
60
2016
61-70
2016
61-70
2018
Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 under 50
  • 2000
    Establishment Year
  • 441-450
    WUR Overall
51-60
2017
60
2016
61-70
2016
61-70
2018
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 88.3
    Partnerships with Employers
  • 96
    Employer-Student Connections
  • 80.5
    Graduate Employment Rate
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
603
International
372

Number of students

8,637
Postgraduate 13%
Undergraduate 87%

Number of international students

1,796
Postgraduate 45%
Undergraduate 55%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

6 Undergraduate Courses

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25 Postgraduate Courses

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