• RMBS MBA & SMU MSA (Data & Analytics) Degree Program

The MBA Program Center is excited to announce the establishment of a double degree MBA program with Singapore Management University’s School of Accountancy in Singapore. Students will spend the first year at RMBS and apply for the program in the second semester.

The MSA program comprises 12 courses taught over two years on a part-time basis or over one year on a full-time basis, commencing in August. It combines the practical use of the latest analytics technology and data sets, as well as real world experience using actual company cases and innovative teaching pedagogy such as the SMU-X. This knowledge of how and where to apply technological expertise in authentic settings will enable our graduates to perform the higher-level tasks that are increasingly expected of accountants.

  • Curriculum

    Major Courses

    Financial Reporting in the IFRS World (Part I) Applied Statistics for Data Analysis Forecasting and Forensic Analytics
    Financial Reporting in the IFRS World (Part II) Programming with Data Analytics for Financial Instruments
    Managing for Value Creation Data Management Analytics for Value Investing
    Accounting Information Systems Data Modelling and Visualisation Accounting Analytics Capstone(SMU-X)
    Internships or Independent Studies (optional)
    SMU Postgraduate Professional Development Series and SOA Masters Industrial Talk Series

    Course Delivery

    Financial Reporting in the IFRS World (Part I) Financial Reporting in the IFRS World (Part II) Analytics for Financial Instruments
    Applied Statistics for Data Analysis Data Management Analytics for Value Investing*
    Programming with Data Accounting Information Systems* Accounting Analytics Capstone (SMU-X)*
    Data Modelling and Visualisation* Forecasting and Forensic Analytics* ---
    Managing for Value Creation* --- ---

    *Part-time candidates will take these modules in their second year of study.

    A complete internship is mandatory for MSA students before graduation. Typically, internship can be done in November-December or August-January.

  • Program Fees

    *Tuition fees are locked in once the student enters the program. SMU reserves the right to alter tuition fees for new incoming cohorts when required.

    1) Application Fee S$100

    2) Deposit and Registration

    For Singaporeans & PR

    S$5,000 (Deposit) + S$400 (Registration)

    For International Applicants

    S$5,000 (Deposit) + S$500 (Registration)

    3) Tuition*

    Please refer to the program website for the prevailing tuition fees.www.smu.edu.sg/msa

    For Reference: AY 2023/24: S$51,840 (Inclusive of GST)

    SMU scholarship is available.

    Registration fee and deposit will be credited towards the payment of the SMU tuition fees. Amount should be paid upon accepted the offer;

  • Application Requirements

    Students are pre-selected by RMBS. Please contact imba@rmbs.ruc.edu.cn or 010-62514665 and email your CV (one-page), RMBS transcripts, Personal Statement/ Motivation (one-page) and GMAT/GRE/MBA Entrance Exam Score in PDF format to imba@rmbs.ruc.edu.cn for pre-selection.

    Shortlisted candidates will be required to email copies of the following supporting documents to the Graduate Programmes and Professional Development Office and invited for an interview as part of the admission process.

    Students are pre-selected by RMBS. Please:

    1. Identification documents

    2. Degree scroll and academic transcripts

    3. Curriculum vitae

    4. Official GMAT Score or SMU Admission Test

    5. TOEFL/IELTS (For graduates of non-English programmes)

    Apply Online

    Applications for the SMU MSA will close in May for the August intake. Apply online at www.smu.edu.sg/msa/apply-online.