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What will I learn?

The MSA is designed for professionals who are interested in developing expertise in applying data technology into their domain knowledge to solve business problems, especially in the finance and accounting sectors. The availability of massive amounts of data has created a high demand for skilled data analytics professionals who can analyse such data and obtain the insight needed for informed decision-making. This is extremely vital to accounting and financial services firms as they have been dealing with large amount of information produced by their clients.

MSA Course Descriptions

  • Accounting Booster
  • Data Analytics
  • Electives
  • Industry & Professional

Which department am I in?

School of Accountancy

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
SG$46,010.00 (25,97,967) per year
Registration fees: SG $5,500

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected May 2023

More details

Start date

15 August 2022


School of Accountancy

Singapore Management University,

60 Stamford Road,

178900, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have: Good undergraduate degree. A good score in GMAT or SMU Admissions Test. TOEFL/ IELTS is required if the medium of instruction of your undergraduate studies was not in English. It must be taken within the last 2 years at the time of submitting your application.

For international students

The application criteria for the MSA programme are as follows:

  • Applicants must demonstrate good prior academic performance in an undergraduate degree from a recognised institution of higher learning and preferably in a Business domain.
  • Applicants must have sufficient background in Statistics/Accounting/Finance/Business.
  • Applicants have the option to take SMU Admissions Test (SMUAT) or GMAT or GRE as an admission test for application to the programme.
  • Applicants with relevant working experience will have an added advantage.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an online interview by members of the MSA Admissions Panel.
  • Applicants must show proficiency in the English language. A TOEFL or IELTS test is required if the applicant's undergraduate degree was not conducted in English.

Deadline: August 2022 intake - 30 November 2021 (Phase 1); 31 January 2022 (Phase 2); 31 March 2022 (Phase 3); 31 May 2022 (Phase 4).


About Singapore Management University (SMU)

QS Stars Asian University Rankings awarded Singapore Management University 5-star ratings for overall excellence and employability.

  • Recognised as a world-class research institution
  • Master of IT in business - in top 2 in Asia & 14th globally
  • MSc in wealth management - 1st in Asia and 3rd globally
  • 90 per cent of MBA graduates secured an internship in 2020

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