Why Choose Us

Given the rapid changes in the world of work and learning, as well as the challenges of the future economy, SMU sees the opportunity to contribute to adult education in Singapore through the establishment of a SMU Academy.

1. FLEXIBLE COURSES AND PROGRAMMES FOR WORKING PROFESSIONALS

For working professionals, post-diploma and post-graduate applicants, SMU offers a range of professional courses and accreditation programmes that will enable you to learn new competencies and gain an edge in your profession.

For your convenience, we also offer credit-bearing modules that can stack towards part-time degrees at the undergraduate or postgraduate level.

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2. VIBRANT CITY CAMPUS

Set within the heart of Singapore’s thriving cosmopolitan cityscape, SMU is a stone’s throw from the leading financial and corporate institutions headquartered in Singapore.

We are also intimately integrated with civic district where art, theatre and music thrive. Whether it’s early morning when the sun streams into the open cafes around Raffles City or late in the evening, when the nightspots are bathed in the glow of city lights, the open campus of SMU is abuzz with life and activity.

3. AUTONOMY, CONTEXT, AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

We take an interdisciplinary and practice-oriented approach to professional training, bringing together academic depth, real world business and management, and a keen awareness of the socio-political and economic contexts around our industries.

Our faculty are specialists in the field of finance, marketing, communications, operations, organizational behaviour, strategy, behavioural sciences and analytics. They work closely with both the private and public sectors to provide professional consultancy and customised training.

4. PRACTICE-ORIENTED APPROACH

We would like you to have as much flexibility and autonomy in terms of how you learn, when you learn and how you are assessed.

We would like you to have as much flexibility and autonomy in terms of how you learn, when you learn and how you are assessed.

We use plenty of case studies and videos, to ensure your learning is contextualised and anchored in real world experience. We situate your learning with site visits or localised cases, tailoring them to existing frameworks for competencies, knowledge and skills required by your industry.

5. GET DIGITAL CREDENTIALS

For courses with professional accreditation or assessment, SMU Academy will issue participants with our own digital credential so that you can display your competencies across the web and with your CVs.

A digital credential is a validated indicator of accomplishment, skill, quality, or interest that can be earned in many learning environments. These credentials are differentiated by domains and they are online representations of the skill you have acquired.

You will receive an SMU digital badge or credential if you have completed a workshop or course or programme that has professional accreditation or is credit-bearing.

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