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SIM University, Singapore

Singapore has more than made up for its paucity of natural resources. It is one of the smallest countries in the world but has a burgeoning economy that is many times larger than most nations throughout the world. The citizens of Singapore are its main resource pool, and therefore successive governments, since the nation became independent, have accorded a high degree of importance to education.

Singapore, today, enjoys, one of the highest literacy rates because all its citizens get unlimited opportunities for education right from the elementary to the doctoral level. There are many schools, colleges, and universities in Singapore that offer quality education. The scenario of international education in Singapore is equally promising. Many parents including both the local residents and those living aboard send their wards to Singapore for completing their secondary and higher education in this tiny island nation, as many academic institutions that have branches throughout the world also have chapters in Singapore.

Some of the top universities in Singapore

Some of the most well known universities in Singapore are the National University of Singapore, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Nanyang University, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore Institute of Technology, Management Development Institute of Singapore and the SIM University. The Singapore Institute of Mgmt. Univ. is a private university that is publicly funded. It was incorporated in 2005. UniSIM has the authorization from the ‘Ministry of Education’ to confer certificates for various undergraduate, graduate, and ‘Continuing Education and Training’ programs. The UniSIM is one of the organs of Singapore Institute of Management conglomerate.

The Singapore Institute of Management and the management programs offered by it

The Ministry of Education in Singapore has been offering subsidies since 2008 for tertiary academic programs of SIM University. All adults who are bonafide citizens of Singapore and all those who’ve attained Permanent Residency status are eligible to apply for the programs. It is an initiative of the Education Ministry to promote and encourage continuing education and apprenticeship or training to boost one’s career prospects.

The UniSIM which is under the aegis of the Singapore Institute of Management administers four schools-
  • The School of Business,
  • The School of Human Development and Social Studies,
  • The School of Arts and Social Sciences, and
  • The School of Science and Technology.
These four schools offer various undergraduate and postgraduate programs and awards degree certificates for the same. The UniSIM which had hitherto been offering only part-time programs is gearing up to offer full-time degree programs. Part-time students of UniSIM will be eligible for the same level of support and assistance as their counterparts in Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore.

A candidate seeking admission for any of the courses on offer at UniSIM should:-

  • Have two passes at the GCE ‘A’ level (before 2006) or a diploma from a local polytechnic
  • Have two H2 passes at the GCE ‘A’ level (post 2006) or a diploma from a local polytechnic
  • Either two years of working experience or should be employed currently on a regular basis
  • Should be not less than 21 years of age at the time of application
  • An outline of programs offered by UniSIM
The UniSIM offers undergraduate, graduate, and CET programs to all working professionals who’re looking to enroll for part time courses. An academic year of any such program has two semesters each being of six months duration. Almost all programs have one or a combination of the following assessment aspects-a written exam, semester end program report, an oral assessment, and a dissertation or a thesis. After completing a program successfully one can apply for an entry or higher level position in a segment of one’s choice. A career in Singapore Institute of Management is also a good option. The UniSIM takes pride in its lofty ranking in the directory of management institutes of the world.

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