48 months
18005 USD/year
8414 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Economics programme at Singapore Management University provides the depth, academic rigour and experiential learning that will prepare you to be market ready and future ready: equipped to handle the challenges of a complex and changing world.


SOE is ranked as one of the leading economic research centres in Asia and one of the top schools globally for econometrics. The deep knowledge of the faculty ensures that you benefit from an exceptional learning environment.

In SOE, you can study a wide range of courses and opt for specialized tracks in health economics and management, maritime economics, quantitative economics or real estate economics and finance, or a second major in actuarial science or applied statistics.

The soft skills which are important for leadership and success in today's world are honed throughout your programme by active class participation, overseas experiences, internships, community service projects and co-curricular activities

SOE graduates are in high demand and lead the field in starting salaries, enjoying successful careers in finance and banking, manufacturing, shipping, consulting, communications, real estate, IT, and the public sector, or using their economics training as the underpinning for entrepreneurial pursuits or as their entry to postgraduate studies in leading universities around the world.


Graduates from the Economics programme at Singapore Management University are highly sought after by employers and enjoy strong impressive career placements.

Here are some career roles that our graduates have taken on and some of the 20 or more industries they are employed in:

Job Functions

  • Actuary
  • Data Analyst
  • Economist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial Consultant
  • Investment Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Market Researcher
  • Research Associate
  • Ship broker
  • Trader

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistical Theory
  • Mathematics for Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Economic Development in Asia

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of 12 years of formal education with good passes in a national/international examination that is recognised for the purpose of admission. 
  • One of the following standardised test score is required : SAT (previously known as SAT I /SAT Reasoning), or ACT (American College Test), or IELTS (Academic Test), or TOEFL, or C1 Advanced
  • Interview for shortlisted applicants. Shortlisted Law applicants must also take a writing test. Interviews and writing tests for shortlisted Law applicants are conducted in end-March to April. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18005 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18005 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    8414 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8414 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National: S$ 11,450
  • International: S$ 24,500

Living costs for Singapore

1878 - 3880 SGD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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