Message by the Dean

Accountancy, together with its related fields such as taxation, consulting, risk management and corporate governance, is the cornerstone of an economic system. Accounting information is essential for any organisation to operate profitably in good times and sustainably in challenging times.

So what does this mean for accountancy students? It means that when you graduate, you will always be in demand in both accounting and non-accounting industries regardless of market conditions. It also means that when vying for that promotion in your company, your accounting background will tip the scales in your favour.

At the SMU School of Accountancy (SoA), we will take you one step further.

In today’s fast-paced business environment, employers look not only for technical competencies when hiring or promoting, they also look for skilled, articulate, career-savvy and confident workers who can make a positive and long-term impact on their organisation.

Our Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) programme provides a holistic education emphasising real-world readiness. Centred on a strong accounting core, the curriculum is broad-based, covering business, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership skills, communications and social responsibility. Compulsory internship and community service ensure our students graduate with hands-on experience and are ready for the corporate world. We are also committed to achieve 100% international exposure for our students.

We also believe in empowering our students to chart their own education journey.  Students have the flexibility to complete their BAcc degrees within three years, or longer, if they wish to boost their market value with more practical experience, a second major, a double degree, or a specialised accounting track.

Faced with the responsibility of tailoring their own education experience, our students appreciate firsthand the importance of planning early in their tertiary education – another life skill which will serve them well in the years to come.

We look forward to welcoming you as our student.

Last updated on 01 Mar 2017 .