Dear colleagues, friends, partners and supporters,
Synergy is now 4 years old and this is a special edition. Two business units – the Centre for Professional Studies (CPS) and Financial Training Institute (FTI) – that had been nurtured under the Office of Business Development, have grown substantially in the last few years and they will be integrated under a broader entity which houses professional continuing education from 1 April 2017. The Business Families Institute (BFI) and International Trading Institute (ITI), will meanwhile continue to be under the academic leadership of the Office of Business Development, as they progress steadily and press on with impactful activities that benefit their stakeholders and the industries they serve.
Collaborating for Knowledge and Growth: Singapore and Beyond
How BFI@SMU is evolving to remain relevant.
Learning Beyond Our Shores - A Journey to Myanmar
Collaboration was a central theme of BFI@SMU’s latest learning journey to Myanmar.
Championing Data-driven HR
A new HR Analytics Certificate programme at CPS is helping HR practitioners embrace the use of data analytics to improve people decisions.
Ready for the Future
Synergy explores two programmes by CPS that deepen the knowledge and skills of HR practitioners and business leaders.
Preparing for Tomorrow
Together with fellow FTI coursemates, these SkillsFuture Study Award winners are building a workforce made up of competent and versatile finance professionals.
Raising Professional Excellence
Given the volatility of today’s financial markets, what does it take for professionals in the banking and financial services industry to stay on top of their game? Practitioners who facilitate specialist programmes for FTI share their thoughts.
An array of eye-opening experiences awaited participants of the Industry Study Mission to Busan and Ulsan 2016
Building Upon A Solid Foundation
Thanks to the knowledge and skills gained in their courses, these ITI@SMU alumni have been equipped to succeed in their respective fields.
A Fruitful Encounter
Jonathan Heng, a Year 3 Maritime Economics Track (MET) student recounts his experience of meeting Minister Ong Ye Kung during an engagement session on 2 September 2016.
Charting A Course Forward
Shipping veteran Mr Teo Siong Seng on why he thinks there are better days ahead for the maritime industry.
Financing the Future
ITI@SMU’s new partnership with EFA Group promises to give students an in-depth understanding of the growing alternative financing sector.
Laying the Foundations for Change
The International Trading Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) trains and prepares mid-career individuals for a dynamic and high-growth sector.