This is the preferred path for those who are already working in Singapore or who are unable to spend four months in London at the international track.
On top of being Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and European for Management Development Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accredited, the Lee Kong Chian School of Business is also highly ranked for its research productivity, teaching effectiveness, graduate employability and international reputation.
The mission of the MQF programme is to produce high-quality professionals who will be highly sought after by global and regional banks, quantitative hedge funds, asset management companies, as well as regulators in Singapore.
As the global financial industry is getting more sophisticated in risk management, product innovation, and proprietary trading, the demand for quantitative finance professionals is on the rise.
SMU has a comprehensive job placement scheme to connect our MQF students to many employment opportunities. The results of our annual survey show that SMU MQF graduates mostly find jobs in investment banks, commercial banks, asset management companies, financial IT firms, consultancies, investment research/advisory firms, insurance companies, exchanges, regulators, brokerages, financial data providers, and oil companies.
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.
The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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