Why Choose
The School of Accountancy (SOA)?

Our Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) programme provides a holistic education emphasising real-world readiness. We have structured a broad-based curriculum to cover business, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership skills, communications and social responsibility, which are centred on a strong accounting core. Our curriculum also includes a compulsory internship and community service, both of which provide real-world experience and impart valuable insights. As a result, our students are transformed into professional accountants who have the hard, soft and people skills to thrive in a knowledge-based economy.

 

 

Our Curriculum

The SMU BAcc Programme offers a rigorous curriculum that delivers the right balance of technical skills and broad-based education for our students.  

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Internships

more than

>50%
of SOA students take on
multiple internships

Be Career Savvy

Real-World Readiness

You can realise your leadership potential in the vibrant student life at SMU, and gain real-world experience with compulsory internship. On average, SoA students take on two to six internships during their time in SMU and many receive job offers before graduation.

Strong Employability

Graduates of the SMU School of Accountancy (SoA) are much sought after by employers in the industry:

High mean 
starting salaries* 

50%

of our grads receiving 2-6 
job offers upon graduation*

*Source: Graduate Employment Survey (GES) 2015 results

 

 

Global Exposure
88%
of SMU students gain 
international exposure

Our students have abundant opportunities to enrich their education experience with global exposure through programmes such as:

 Overseas exchanges
 Internships
 Study missions
 Community service projects
 
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Maximum Flexibility

SoA students have the flexibility of finishing the BAcc programme in three, three and a half or four years. Students can maximise their learning journeys here and graduate with more than an accountancy degree:

 

 Add breadth (double degrees and second majors) or depth
 (accounting tracks) to their education

 Gain local or overseas practical experience through internships, student leadership, community service or exchange programmes  

 

Double Degrees & Second Majors
75% of SoA students graduate with a double degree or second major.

Add breadth to your education with up to:

15 double degree combinations

37 possible second majors

 
Specialised Accounting Tracks

Choose from four Accounting Tracks:

1. Financial Management 

2. Risk Management & Assurance

3. Taxation

4. Data Analytics Track

SMU is the first university in Singapore to offer specialised accounting tracks for the BAcc programme: you will stand to gain deeper insights within specific accounting fields.

 

 

Teaching Excellence

Close to 20

SMU Teaching Excellence Awards 
won by SoA Faculty since 2005,

12 SMU Research Excellence Awards
won by SoA faculty since 2009

Our world-class faculty are recognised as some of the best educators:

 At the forefront of accounting research

 Hold strong connections with the accounting industry

 Clinched multiple teaching excellence awards in SMU and internationally

 First professors outside of US to win the 2015 Innovation in Accounting Education Award from the American Accounting Association (AAA)

International Recognition
5th
in the world for Financial 
Archival Accountancy Research, 
BYU Rankings (2016)

SoA is recognised for its high quality research and ranks fifth globally in financial archival accounting research according to the Brigham Young University (BYU) Accounting Research Rankings (2016). SoA is also accredited by eight local and international educational accreditation and professional industry bodies: ISCA, ACRA, SAC, ICAEW, CAANZ, CPA Australia, CIMA and AACSB.

 

 

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