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Dean's Message

Since its inception, the School of Accountancy (SoA) has built a reputation for its significant contributions to accounting research and high quality accounting education. With the onset of technological revolution in the accounting industry, SoA is prepared for the next phase in accounting education and research.

Today we count world-class scholars and business leaders as part of our team. Our faculty members have been gaining international recognition for their research productivity. Our research productivity in archival research is ranked 1st in Asia and 5th in the world. We boast a robust research environment with a strong blend of academic-driven research and practice research. At the same time, our faculty members consistently rank as the best teachers in the university. They also produce outstanding pedagogy works that achieve international recognition. With this unique composition in our team, we have gained recognition for our contributions towards thought leadership, education and training in the accounting industry.

As a leading accounting educator, SoA offers the Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc), the Master of Professional Accounting (MPA), the Master of Science in Accounting (Data & Analytics) (MSA) and the PhD in Accounting.

Graduates from our BAcc programme enjoy high employment rates each year, and they command significantly higher starting salaries than their local peers. Our MPA graduates are also making strong inroads into their respective professions, with many taking on key executive roles upon completion of their programme.

In 2017, we launched our PhD in Accounting programme, which is designed to groom the next generation of highly-skilled and innovative thought leaders in accounting, while generating synergy with SoA’s robust research environment.

In August 2018, we will welcome the first cohort of MSA students. The first specialised Master’s degree in accounting data and analytics in Asia, MSA’s data and analytics track goes deep into the application of data technology in accounting

The University’s collaboration with world-class institutions also enables our School to enjoy close interactions with top faculty members from these institutions. Our School also works closely with top Chinese schools in joint-postgraduate programmes, such as the Tsinghua-SMU Master of Science in CFO Leadership, and in the training of their PhD students.

With Singapore poised to be the leading accounting hub for the Asia-Pacific region by 2020, I extend a warm welcome to you to partner with us, or to join us as part of our exciting and dynamic community at the School of Accountancy.

Last updated on 22 Jun 2018 .