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Singapore Management University


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Singapore Management University was officially incorporated on 12 January 2000, and was Singapore’s first autonomous government-funded university.

The Singapore Management University (SMU) is also the first and only National Business University of Singapore specially dedicated to Business and Management. The Singapore Management University is located at the heart of the city. It is home to some 8,300 undergraduate and postgraduate students and comprises six Schools offering undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programmes in Business Management, Accountancy, Economics, Information Systems Management, Law and the Social Sciences. The University has
nearly 30 research institutes and centres of excellence, and customized corporate training and
lifelong learning for individuals are available through the university’s professional and executive development programmes. SMU is built on the model of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Their collaboration is augmented by the Wharton-SMU Research Center, giving Wharton a physical presence in Asia.

The Country

Singapore officially the Republic of Singapore, is a modern city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. It lies off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula and is 137 kilometers (85 mi) north of the equator. The islands were settled in the second century AD and subsequently belonged to a series of local empires. Modern Singapore was founded in 1819 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles as a trading post of the East India Company with permission from the Johor Sultanate. The British obtained sovereignty over the island in 1824, and Singapore became one of the British Straits Settlements in 1826. Occupied by the Japanese during World War II, Singapore became independent from the United Kingdom in 1963 and united with other former British territories to form Malaysia, from which it was expelled two years later through a unanimous act of parliament. Singapore has since developed rapidly, earning recognition as one of the Four Asian Tigers.

Student Life

Singapore Management University has multiple clubs and associations for you to be a part of
while you study in Singapore. Click on the hyperlink above to learn more about the associations. Click on the link to watch a promotional video on Singapore Management University.


You can choose to live in the university residence or in private accommodation.

Travel Opportunities

Click on the hyperlink to find districts in Singapore in which you could visit while in Singapore. Singapore is a city-state in Southeast Asia. Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, since independence it has become one of the world’s most prosperous countries and boasts the world’s busiest port. Combining the skyscrapers and subways of a modern, affluent city with a medley of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences and a tropical climate, with tasty food, good shopping and a vibrant night-life scene, this Garden City makes a great stopover or springboard into the region.