Should I choose SMU MBA?


HaleyTan
Hi Fellow Forumers,

I have been working for approximately 5 years now, and I'm thinking about going back to school to get an MBA. I'm working in Singapore, so I'll most likely study for my MBA here as well.

I just want to get your feedback on an MBA program that I've been considering - SMU MBA. The length and format of the program is quite suitable for me.

What do you think about the program? I've been looking high and low for some kind of ranking for the school, but I couldn't find any, except on a list on this site - http://www.coursesinsg.com/2012/06/top-mbas-in-singapore.html.

Are there any SMU MBA graduates here? Could you share with me your experience in the program, and how well you're doing after graduation?

I appreciate your time, thanks!
Hi Fellow Forumers,

I have been working for approximately 5 years now, and I'm thinking about going back to school to get an MBA. I'm working in Singapore, so I'll most likely study for my MBA here as well.

I just want to get your feedback on an MBA program that I've been considering - SMU MBA. The length and format of the program is quite suitable for me.

What do you think about the program? I've been looking high and low for some kind of ranking for the school, but I couldn't find any, except on a list on this site - http://www.coursesinsg.com/2012/06/top-mbas-in-singapore.html.

Are there any SMU MBA graduates here? Could you share with me your experience in the program, and how well you're doing after graduation?

I appreciate your time, thanks!
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Duncan
Hi Haley. This is a forum for applicants, so not many alumni come here. The SMU MBA is very good, but it's too young to be on any rankings. It's one of the few one year MBAs with internship opportunities, so that's very good.
Hi Haley. This is a forum for applicants, so not many alumni come here. The SMU MBA is very good, but it's too young to be on any rankings. It's one of the few one year MBAs with internship opportunities, so that's very good.
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ralph
I think it's an up-and-coming school. I know they have some good placements with some Singapore-based financial services firms - but there are far more grads from NUS/Nanyang/INSEAD in financial services, just because these programs have been around for longer.

But SMU is starting to have some good traction in consulting and marketing firms as well.
I think it's an up-and-coming school. I know they have some good placements with some Singapore-based financial services firms - but there are far more grads from NUS/Nanyang/INSEAD in financial services, just because these programs have been around for longer.

But SMU is starting to have some good traction in consulting and marketing firms as well.
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Johnny B
Hey - did you choose to do the MBA at SMU in the end? I would be curious to hear about your experience (or if you went somewhere else, why.)
Hey - did you choose to do the MBA at SMU in the end? I would be curious to hear about your experience (or if you went somewhere else, why.)
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samyak
Hi,
I am from India
My work ex is as follows:
2 Years (M&A at PwC), 1 year (Audit), Currently a part of family business (Finance and marketing).
Qualification - Chartered Accountant
GMAT-680.
Wish to apply for the MBA program at NUS and SMU. Not sure which school will do better justice to my profile. Also want to know how are the job opportunities after passing out of these schools. Please advise. Thanks
Hi,
I am from India
My work ex is as follows:
2 Years (M&A at PwC), 1 year (Audit), Currently a part of family business (Finance and marketing).
Qualification - Chartered Accountant
GMAT-680.
Wish to apply for the MBA program at NUS and SMU. Not sure which school will do better justice to my profile. Also want to know how are the job opportunities after passing out of these schools. Please advise. Thanks
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Razors Edg...
Hi,
I am from India
My work ex is as follows:
2 Years (M&A at PwC), 1 year (Audit), Currently a part of family business (Finance and marketing).
Qualification - Chartered Accountant
GMAT-680.
Wish to apply for the MBA program at NUS and SMU. Not sure which school will do better justice to my profile. Also want to know how are the job opportunities after passing out of these schools. Please advise. Thanks

As the average work experience for cohorts going into both of these MBA programs tends to be much higher than what you have (5 or 6 years), I am not sure you are competitive at either. Maybe if you were able to get your GMAT up much, much higher (760+) and had something else unique about your profile, then you'd have a chance. Otherwise, if you are truly interested in these schools, you should take another couple years to get some more work experience.
<blockquote>Hi,
I am from India
My work ex is as follows:
2 Years (M&A at PwC), 1 year (Audit), Currently a part of family business (Finance and marketing).
Qualification - Chartered Accountant
GMAT-680.
Wish to apply for the MBA program at NUS and SMU. Not sure which school will do better justice to my profile. Also want to know how are the job opportunities after passing out of these schools. Please advise. Thanks</blockquote>
As the average work experience for cohorts going into both of these MBA programs tends to be much higher than what you have (5 or 6 years), I am not sure you are competitive at either. Maybe if you were able to get your GMAT up much, much higher (760+) and had something else unique about your profile, then you'd have a chance. Otherwise, if you are truly interested in these schools, you should take another couple years to get some more work experience.
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