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There is an overseas study block for participants to visit eminent universities in Switzerland and USA to learn about private banking and alternative investments, as well as visit private banks and investment companies. Industry talks and networking sessions are organised throughout the year. 

The Wealth Management (MWM) programme from Singapore Management University is suitable for both existing and aspiring wealth managers. Qualified career-switchers will have opportunities to participate in internship programmes.

MWM is a 12-month full-time programme designed to meet the needs of both aspiring and seasoned wealth managers who wish to deepen their skills, knowledge and expertise. The modular structure allows professionals to pursue a Master’s degree while working; and those without wealth management experience can embark on an internship to enhance their employability.The programme’s curriculum has also incorporated the relevant examination and certification for private banking.

Designed in close consultation with the wealth management industry, the curriculum is regularly reviewed to reflect industry developments. There is a careful balance between the theory and practice of wealth management. 

The programme is taught by experienced faculty and competent industry professionals who share their knowledge and skills generously with the participants. Participants will have ample opportunities to meet their peers and industry captains in seminars, talks, internships and site visits. Participants without wealth management experience are encouraged to take part in the internship programme to gain relevant experience and to enhance their employability.

Programme Overview

  • Complete within 12 months over five study blocks (2.5 weeks per study block)
  • Specialised curriculum in global wealth management with an Asian focus
  • First MSc in Wealth Management programme in Asia
  • Master’s degree awarded by SMU; certificates awarded by eminient universities in Switzerland and USA.
  • Experienced faculty drawn from senior academics with industry experience and successful wealth professionals with academic exposure
  • Closely connected with the wealth management industry for engagements in placements, corporate boards, scholarships and guest lecturing
  • Modular structure allows participants to meet their professional and personal obligations while pursuing an academic degree
  • Pedagogy includes case studies, team activities, pre-course assignments, computer-aided learning, simulations, industry talks, site visits and field trips to complement classroom learning
  • A preparatory module designed to prepare students before the first study block
  • Completion of an individual project by participants on a research topic of interest
  • Scholarships based on merit for selected participants
  • Opportunities to intern in various financial institutes during the one-year period
  • Recognised by the CFA Institute and CAIA as a collaborative partner

Career Opportunities

Practising wealth managers, including relationship managers, product specialists, premier banking officers and independent financial advisers will find the programme useful in deepening or broadening their investment knowledge. The programme covers the whole value chain of wealth management and discusses strategic developments in the industry useful for career advancement. The programme coverage is over and above the CFA curriculum.

The programme will also greatly benefit investment managers who carry out asset allocations, risk management, security analysis and other related functions. This group of professionals would also include research analysts, managers of mutual funds and closed-end funds.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Analysis & Application of Derivatives
  • Wealth Planning
  • Structured Products
  • Macroeconomics & Global Financial Markets
  • Financial Advisers Law & Compliance 

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    Schedule GRE®

    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.

General Requirements

  • An undergraduate bachelor's degree (in any field)
  • At least 2 years of working experience in any industry (post-Bachelor’s degree)
  • A good SMU Admissions Test Score/GMAT/GRE Score

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42348 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42349 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    42348 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42349 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Singapore

  • 1878 - 3880 SGD/month
    Living Costs

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