Many Filipino professionals aspire towards going abroad to obtain a master’s degree in business or management. In addition to opening the door to global employment opportunities, studying abroad is also a great time to broaden one’s network.
Consider Singapore Management University (SMU)’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business, one of the youngest business schools in the world and only business school in Singapore to achieve the ‘triple crown’ accreditation status from Association of MBAs (AMBA), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). Only the top one percent of business schools worldwide hold the coveted ‘triple crown’ accreditation. This achievement brings SMU LKCSB to the ranks of a very select group of business schools around the world, such as the London Business School in the United Kingdom, IE Business School in Spain and IMD in Switzerland.
For those of you interested in pursuing a master’s degree in business or management, LKCSB offers both a full-time Master of Science in Management and a full-time and part-time Master in Business Administration (MBA).
AMBA-accredited and ranked top 50 worldwide and top 10 in Alumni Salary Increase (2018 Financial Times Global MBA Rankings), the SMU Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an accelerated programme for those with 2 to 10 years of work experience looking to accelerate their career progress or transit into a different function or industry.
Available in both full-time (12 months) and part-time (18 months) format, the SMU MBA will hone both your hard and soft skills. As a SMU MBA student, you will develop critical capabilities through the programme’s various experiential learning methods and numerous global exposure opportunities via Business Study Missions to key cities in South East Asia, exchanges with renowned universities in Europe and industry exposure via an intensive business practicum module where you will work with real-world clients to solve a current business problem.
You will learn not only to think critically, strategise, research, analyse business decisions, and execute plans, but also to understand yourself and others, communicate, collaborate, negotiate, network and lead.
SMU MBA graduates are also sought-after by employers worldwide, with job offers from 8 countries and more than 8 in 10 graduates receiving a job offer within 3 months of graduation.
MSc in Management
For those with no prior business experience or fresh out of college, consider taking 18 months to pursue SMU’s Master of Science in Management (MiM). The programme serves as a springboard into the world of business with a comprehensive curriculum that covers the latest in business and management and a paid internship of up to five months that will enhance your employability and provide you with industry experience.
Ranked top 10 in Asia (2017 FT Masters in Management Ranking) the intensive full-time programme covers a broad range of business and management topics and prepares students for a variety of careers in the business world. Delivered by SMU faculty and industry practitioners, this programme offers a broad but vigorous management education with a Global Asia perspective.
Similar to their MBA counterparts, SMU MiM graduates are also sought-after by employers worldwide, with a maximum starting salary of SGD120,482* per annum and more than 7 in 10 graduates receiving a job offer within 3 months of graduation.
Partial scholarships covering up to 30% of the tuition fee are also available for both the MBA and the MiM program. Students may apply for scholarships of the following categories: Academic Excellence, Global Awareness, Leadership Potential, Impact on Asia, and Financial Aid, etc.
*PPP adjusted as per World Bank figures
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