Friday, May 25, 2012

NUS, NTU and SMU - Which is better?

Here is another entry on National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Singapore Management University (SMU).

If you are wondering which is "better", I guess one of the measures most will be looking at is how much do the graduates earn and how is the employment prospects.

Here is a look at the graduate employment survey 2011:


NUS Business School
Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration
Overall employment rate: 94.6%
Full-time permanent employment rate: 88.1%
Gross monthly salary (Mean): $3,141

Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)
Overall employment rate: 90.4%
Full-time permanent employment rate: 89.2%
Gross monthly salary (Mean): $3,871

Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy)
Overall employment rate: 95.5%
Full-time permanent employment rate: 95.5%
Gross monthly salary (Mean): $2,759


Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) (Hons)
Overall employment rate: 94.4%
Full-time permanent employment rate: 94.4%
Gross monthly salary (Mean): $3,393



Nanyang Business School

Degree: Accountancy (3-yr direct honours)
Overall employment rate: 97.5%
Full-time permanent employment rate: 96.3%
Gross monthly salary (Mean): $2,900




Degree: Business (3-yr direct honours)
Overall employment rate: 90.5%
Full-time permanent employment rate: 87.4%
Gross monthly salary (Mean): $3,245


SMU

School of Accountancy
Degree: Accountancy (4-yr programme)

Overall employment rate: 99.4%
Full-time permanent employment rate: 96.9%
Gross monthly salary (Mean): $3,267

-Cum Laude and above

Overall employment rate: 100%
Full-time permanent employment rate: 98.6%
Gross monthly salary (Mean): $3,671


School of Business

Degree: Business Management (4-yr programme)

Overall employment rate: 93.0%
Full-time permanent employment rate: 87.3%
Gross monthly salary (Mean): $3,369

-Cum Laude and above

Overall employment rate: 97.4%
Full-time permanent employment rate: 91.5%
Gross monthly salary (Mean): $3,777


Source: Ministry of Education, Singapore.


The employment rates refer to the number of graduates employed as a proportion of economically active graduates (i.e. graduates
who have entered the labour market) as at 1 Nov 2011 (i.e. approximately 6 months after completing their final examinations).


Update!
Survey of 2012 results here: 

NUS, NTU and SMU - Which is better? part 2



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