NUS, SMU Top Asia’s Economic Schools (Singapore MBA News: April 9 – July 15)

In this week’s news, Cass launches a joint finance masters with SMU… IIMB and SMU tie up for joint research… NUS and SMU are the top economic schools in Asia, according to Tilburg University’s 2012 ranking… and Singapore is fast becoming a global education and business school hub

Cass to Launch Joint Finance Masters with SMU (Financial Times)

“The joint programme will follow the syllabus of Cass’ established masters in quantitative finance degree, with the first semester to be taught in Singapore by SMU faculty. In the second semester, this cohort will join Cass single programme students for classes in London, before returning to Singapore for elective modules.”

NUS, SMU Top Asia’s Economic Schools (Channel News Asia)

“The National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Singapore Management University (SMU) School of Economics (SOE) have emerged as Asia’s top two economics schools in a prestigious worldwide ranking. According to the 2012 Tilburg University Top 100 Worldwide Economics Schools Research Ranking, NUS is ranked 60th while SMU SOE is ranked 65th.The Tilburg University website showed that SMU rose 19 places from its 84th position in 2011. NUS on the other hand slipped seven places from its 53rd position in 2011. The findings were based on research contributions in 36 leading global economics journals.”

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and SMU Tie Up for Joint Research (The Hindu)

Singapore Fast Becoming a Global Education Hub (PR Web)

“According to a recently-released report by Universitas 21 called “U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems,” Singapore emerges as the top 11th country worldwide and first in Asia for its provision of quality higher education. The survey, which measures 48 countries based on four indicators i.e. resources, environment, connectivity and output, aims to provide insights into areas for improving living standards and how quality higher education systems contribute to new ideas, bilateral trade relations and business activity.

According to a report by Business Standard, management education in Singapore is more affordable (approximately 20 – 25% cheaper) than those in the USA and United Kingdom. For example, the total fees for a full-time MBA program in Singapore ranges between S$57,000 and S$60,000. A Masters in Fine Arts at the NYU Tisch Asia on the other hand costs under US$48,000. Thus, regional students need not go far to enjoy high quality education and students from around the world.”

Singapore, new B-school hub (Business Standard)

“Another institute, Singapore Management University (SMU), has also been a popular destination for students. “SMU is one of the youngest universities to have been awarded long-term, five-year AACSB & EQUIS accreditation. In addition, we have an interactive pedagogy, an intensive but well-balanced business education, high quality of faculty members drawn from around the world, a campus located in the heart of the business city facilitating a close interaction with the business community and a diverse mix of nationalities,” said S N Venkat, senior associate director, Office of Postgraduate Professional Programme, SMU.”

One Reply to “NUS, SMU Top Asia’s Economic Schools (Singapore MBA News: April 9 – July 15)”

  1. I’m not surprised to read that Singapore is fast becoming a global education and business school hub. Singapore is really a conducive place for learning and training for the future professionals.

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