Top 10 Commerce Colleges in Singapore


Singapore though just about 274 sq miles (roughly 710 km sq) in area packs quite a punch. It is the most favoured of tourist destinations. It is one of the biggest commercial and industrial hubs in the world. It is home to the world’s largest number of millionaires. After firmly entrenching its place on the economic map of the world, Singapore is now poised to make a giant leap in the academic sector.

Singapore is a priority destination for many overseas students and budding professionals who want to go for a higher education degree for making their mark in life. Singapore has amicable diplomatic relations with other countries of the world. It also has a well developed transportation network. The rate of Internet penetrativeness is over 80% and so students can expect almost round the clock connectivity.

The standard of living is as high as London or New York and Singapore is extremely safe for foreigners and international students. In this context it is worth mentioning that Singapore has many top rated colleges and universities that offer a wide gamut of study programs in the commerce stream at the bachelors’, masters’, doctoral, associate, and certificate levels.

Amongst the various private schools, the top ones in the list are:

1.Singapore Institute of Commerce : More admiringly known as 'SIC', The Singapore Institute of Commerce established in 1947 can stake its claim on being the first 'commerce' school in the country. The campus of the establishment situated on 1192 Upper Serangoon Road, is approximately 35,000 sq feet in area. The institute offers state-of-the-art amenities for education. It has a fully equipped library.

Some of its popular commerce courses are Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas in Business Studies, Accounting and Finance, UG (undergraduate) and PG (postgraduate) degrees in Business, and Business Administration.

2.Kaplan Higher Education Academy: Kaplan Higher Education Academy is part of the Kaplan Inc. which in turn is the biggest subsidiary of 'The Washington Post' Media Company. Kaplan caters to the educational needs of over 1 million students throughout the world.

The staple courses offered by Kaplan chapter in Singapore are commerce diplomas with specialization in marketing management, marketing management and business statistics (dual specialization), and marketing management and economics 1 (dual specialization). The campus is located on 51, Cuppage Road, Singapore.

3.Singapore Polytechnic: The Singapore Polytechnic incorporated in 1954 to impart training to potential technologists and entrepreneurs for promoting all round economic development in Singapore. The institute is located on 500 Dover Road with an expansive campus of 38 hectares.

The popular courses in the commerce stream are:- Specialist Diploma in E-Commerce Technology, and Entrepreneurship, Certificate in Business Mathematics and Economics, Advanced Diploma in Strategic Marketing, Diploma in Business Practice (Business Management, and so on.

4.Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS): The MDIS incepted in 1956, is the oldest non-profit educational institute in Singapore. The campus ground of MDIS known as UniCampus is sprawling and verdant. It is located on Stirling Road in close proximity to the Queenstown MRT station. Amongst the well-liked study programs in the commerce segment are 6 different courses in the disciplines of 'sales, marketing and retail' and 18 business and general management courses.

5.PSB Academy: The PSB Academy is a well-known educational establishment in Singapore that was founded in 1964. PSB has two campuses in Singapore (Delta and Henderson) at 355, Jalan Bukit Ho Swee and 2985 Jalan Bukit Merah. It has a string of B.Com courses with specialization in Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Management, Finance, and Accounting.

6.Shines College : The Shines College located on 1208, Upper Boon Keng Road, is an affiliate of the Shines Education Group that has educational centres in many countries of the world. It's most popular commerce study program is in the inventive area of Casino Management at the diploma, bachelors, and masters levels. 

7. National University of Singapore:The National University of Singapore was founded in 1905 and is situated on 21, Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore. It was the first university to be established in Singapore. It has campuses on Bukit Timah, and Outram areas of Singapore. The NUS Business School established in 1965 offers accounting, finance, and marketing courses. The 'bachelor of computing in e-commerce' is a popular commerce program.

8. SIM University: The SIM University founded in 2005 is situated on 461 Clementi Road and its 'School of Business' offers a plethora of commerce courses including 'bachelors in accountancy', 'masters in taxation', and B.Sc. degrees in business, and finance.

9. James Cook University: The James Cook University in Singapore established in 2003 is an affiliate of the JCU group of Australia. Its campus is located on 600, Upper Thompson Road. It's sought after commerce courses are 'bachelor of business' 'masters in international tourism and hospitality management', and 'masters in international tourism and hospitality management (executive).

10.Singapore Management University (SMU) :The SMU was incorporated in 2000 and is located on 81, Victoria Street. Of the six schools, the 'School of Accountancy', 'Lee Kong Chian School of Business', and 'School of Economics' offer commerce courses. Courses that see maximum admissions are 'Bachelor of Accountancy, 'Bachelors in Business Management', 'Master of Professional Accounting', 'M.S in Applied Economics', 'M.S. in Applied Finance', and 'M.S. in Economics'.


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