Why SMU



To encourage multi-disciplinary learning across all our 6 schools as well as allow students to pursue their interests and passions, SMU offers significant flexibility via our 15 combinations of double degree and over 300 possible combinations of second major programmes.

 

More than 70% graduated with a double degree and 2nd major. About 10% of our students graduated with double degrees and 60% graduated with a single degree with double major.

 

Maximise the unparalleled opportunity to explore. Open doors to greater diverse career opportunities with a comprehensive knowledge base to adapt to changing market forces.

 

   Double Degrees:

There are in total 15 combinations (25 permutations) of double degree programmes across the 6 schools.

 

You can choose a double degree combining any two disciplines: Accountancy, Business Management, Economics, Law*, Information Systems or Social Sciences – a total of 15 combinations. Upon successful completion, you will receive two degree certificates.

 

 

Secondary Degree
Primary Degree

Accountancy

Business Management

Economics

Information Systems

Social Sciences

Accountancy

 

Business Management

 

Economics

 

Law* (Law will be the primary degree)

Information Systems

 

Social Sciences

 

*If you aspire to do a double degree programme at the School of Law, you must first be offered admission into the School of Law. Selection for a place in the double degree programme at the School of Law is highly competitive as a very small number of places are available each year.

 

   Second Majors:

You have maximum flexibility to customise your curriculum, with over 300 combinations across 43 majors and tracks that you can choose from while enrolled in a single degree or a double degree programme. Upon successful completion of the degree programme, your major will be indicated in your result transcript.

 

 
SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTANCY
 
Majors and tracks offered by School of Accountancy (SOA)
1. *Accounting
2. *Accounting with track in Financial Management
3. *Accounting with track in Risk Management & Assurance
4. *Accounting with track in Taxation
5. *Accounting with track in Data Analytics
 
Some possible second major combinations include:
  • Bachelor of Accountancy (Accounting) with second major in Finance (offered by Lee Kong Chian School of Business),
  • Bachelor of Accountancy (Risk Management & Assurance) with second major in Information Systems (offered by School of Infor. Systems) and
  • Bachelor of Accountancy (Taxation) with second major in Finance Psychology (offered by School of Social Science)
For a list of popular combinations undertaken by SOA students, click here.
 
Testimonial
“The knowledge I gained from the different business disciplines of SMU (e.g. Law, Accounting, Finance, Operations) allowed me the versatility to work in two different departments within PwC and excel as an accounting professional.”

Sim Chin Ta
Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions
PwC LLP
Double Degree in Accountancy and Business Management
 
*Can only be taken as a Second Major by non-Bachelor of Accountancy students
 
LEE KONG CHIAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
 
Majors and tracks offered by Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB)
1. Corporate Communications
2. Entrepreneurship
3. Finance
4. Finance with track in Banking
5. Finance with track in Financial Analytics
6. Finance with track in International Trading
7. Finance with track in Wealth Management
8. Marketing
9. Marketing with track in Marketing Analytics
10. Marketing with track in Retail and Services Management
11. Operations Management
12. Operations Management with track in Operations Analytics
13. Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources
14. Quantitative Finance
15. Strategic Management
 
Some possible second major combinations include:
  • Bachelor of Business Mangement (Corporate Communication) with second major in Arts and Culture Management (offered by School of Social Sciences),
  • Bachelor of Business Mangement (Finance) with second major in Information Systems (offered by School of Infor. Systems) and
  • Bachelor of Business Mangement (Marketing) with second major in Legal Studies (offered by School of Law)
For a list of popular combinations undertaken by LKCSB students, click here.
 
Testimonial
“SMU’s curriculum was extremely flexible and it allowed me to explore various subjects. I started with a Business degree with double majors in Finance and Marketing but graduated in Finance and Operations Management. It allowed me to experiment, understand what I liked and then excel in them. Having double majors helped me increase my avenues for job opportunities as I could target both financial services as well as operation firms.”

Harsh Saxena
Analyst,
India Fund, Tantallon Capital
Bachelor of Business Management (Finance) with second major in Operations Management
 
 
SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
 
Majors and tracks offered by School of Economics (SOE)
1. *Economics
2. *Economics with track in Quantitative Economics
3. *Economics with track in Maritime Economics
4. Actuarial Science with track in Actuarial Analyst
5. Actuarial Science with track in Risk Analyst
6. Applied Statistics
 
Some possible second major combinations include:
  • B.Sc.Economics (Econs.) with second major in Finance (offered by Lee Kong Chian School of Business),
  • B.Sc.Economics (Quantitative Econ.) with second major in Accounting (offered by School of Accountancy) and
  • B.Sc.Economics (Econ.) with second major in Political Science (offered by School of Social Sciences)
For a list of popular combinations undertaken by SOE students, click here.
 
Testimonial
“My second major in Marketing opened doors to my current role, while my economics degree plays an instrumental role in making me effective in my job. The intuition I picked up from courses like Microeconomics and Macroeconomics taught me to identify key business trends and think strategically when planning and forecasting advertising budget for the countries I manage.”

Janet Lie,
Brand Communications Specialist, UPS
Bachelor of Science (Economics) with second major in Marketing
 
 
*Can only be taken as a Second Major by non-Bachelor of Science (Economics) students
 
SCHOOL OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS
 
Majors and tracks offered by School of Information Systems (SIS)
1. Business Analytics Track
2. Cognitive Systems Track (planned for 2018)
3. Cyber-security Track
4. Digital Business Solutioning Track
5. Financial Technology Track
6. Software Development Track
7. Technology for Business (Taken as a secondary major for non-SIS students)
8. #Smart-City Management and Technology (New)
 
 
Some possible second major combinations include:
  • B.Sc, (Information Systems) with second major in Strategic Management (offered by Lee Kong Chian School of Business),
  • B.Sc, (Information Systems) with second major in Accounting (offered by School of Accountancy) and
  • B.Sc, (Information Systems) with second major in Psychology (offered by School of Social Sciences)
For a list of popular combinations undertaken by SIS students, click here.
 
Testimonial
“I took Information Systems and Marketing (two majors). While some might see them as two separate worlds, I see them as synergistic. In a company like McDonald’s, IT and Marketing work hand in hand because IT enables the transactions while Marketing drives the transactions. I think I’ve benefited greatly from taking two majors.”

Benjamin Boh,
Regional Director (Strategy & insights),
MacDonald’s Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa
Bachelor of Science (Information Systems) with second major in Marketing
 
 
*Can only be taken as a Second Major by non-Bachelor of Science (Information Systems) students
#Smart-City Management and Technology can only be taken as a Primary Major
 
SCHOOL OF LAW
 
Majors offered by School of Law (SOL)

1. #Law
2. *Legal Studies
 
Some possible second major combinations include:
  • Bachelor of Laws with second major in Finance (offered by Lee Kong Chian School of Business),
  • Bachelor of Laws with second major in Economics (offered by School of Economics) and
  • Bachelor of Laws with second major in Sociology (offered by School of Social Sciences)
For a list of popular combinations undertaken by SOL students, click here.
 
Testimonial
“I chose to major in Finance because I love economics and business in general. It definitely gave me an advantage in terms of keeping me relevant to the business world. Specific to my Law degree, I could understand balance sheets, accounting terms, and business practices a bit more as well, so it does help me understand my law cases better as well.”

Nathanael Lim
Project Finance/General Corporate Associate
Clifford Chance LLP
Double Degree in Law and Business Management
 
# Law is taken as a Primary Major for Bachelor of Laws students.
*Legal Studies can be taken as a Second Major by non-Bachelor of Laws students. 
 
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
 
Majors offered by School of Social Sciences (SOSS)
1. #Politics, Law and Economics
2. Political Science
3. Psychology
4. Sociology
5. *Arts and Culture Management
6. *Global Asian Studies
7. *Public Policy and Public Management
 
Some possible second major combinations include:
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology) with second major in Corporate Communication (offered by Lee Kong Chian School of Business),
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) with second major in  Legal Studies (offered by School of Law) and
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Political Science) with second major in Economics (offered by School of Economics)
For a list of popular combinations undertaken by SOSS students, click here.
 
Testimonial
“... SMU’s multi-disciplinary approach allowed me to match my interest in Social Science with subjects which built on my strength in numeracy. SMU is a place where you can learn what you really want to learn without having any boundaries or restrictions.”

Rachel Yang
Assistant Manager, Corporate Tax Advisory
KPMG
Bachelor of Social Science (Political Science) with second major in Finance
 
#Politics, Law and Economics can only be taken as a Primary Major
*Can be taken only as a Second Major

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