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SMU-Master of IT in Business (MITB) Fast Track

The SMU-Master of IT in Business (MITB) Fast Track Programme welcomes promising SMU undergraduates to pursue a Bachelor and Master of IT in Business (MITB) degree concurrently within SMU.

MITB Programmes currently offered:

Digital Transformation Track

The new MITB Digital Transformation (DT) track equips graduates with the blend of information and communications technology (ICT) knowledge and skills to strategise and execute digital transformation for a complex organisation in a rapidly changing environment.

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Artificial Intelligence Track

First of its kind in Singapore and Southeast Asia, the Artificial Intelligence Track grooms professionals to build AI tools, and implement adaptive closed loop solutions for a myriad of business problems.

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Analytics Track

In a data-driven economy, the ability to make better decisions, create value and develop a sustained competitive advantage using data analytics techniques, is imperative. SMU MITB (Analytics) is Asia's first professional masters programme to meet the ever increasing demand for well-trained data analytics professionals.

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Financial Technology & Analytics Track

The Financial Technology & Analytics Track empowers professionals with the ability and intelligence to translate new technology and data into actionable insights that drive the financial industry to new heights.

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For full MITB course listing and specific track grad requirements, refer to 'MITB2' tab from here [SMU Intranet only].


Possible financing options for the MITB Programme fees:

  • Global Impact Scholarship Award — This scholarship is awarded during SMU Undergraduate admissions.

  • SCIS Local Fast Track Scholarships — This scholarship may be offered to Year 2 students with excellent academic qualifications.

  • SkillsFuture Funding for Singapore Citizens

  • Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) for Singapore Citizens

  • Other scholarships managed by MITB(may be offered if students meet the requirements)


ADMISSIONS PROCESSES


1A. Entering Students


Students should apply via the undergraduate admissions process for the Bachelor Programme first (recommended that you apply for BSc (Information Systems), BSc (Computer Science) or BSc (Computing and Law) programme). You can find information about applying for admission to SMU here.

Other pre-requisites, please refer to MITB Fast Track Admission Matters (Pre-requisites) below.


1B. Current Students


Second-year students (preferably from our school) and has attained a cumulative GPA of ≥ 3.40* are welcome to apply for the MITB Programme here at end of Year 2.

You should aim to commence the MITB Programme latest by Year 4 Term 2.#

Other pre-requisites, please refer to MITB Fast Track Admission Matters (Pre-requisites) below.

* Recipient(s) of Global Impact Scholarship Award are required to have attained a cumulative GPA of ≥ 3.60

# Recipient(s) of Local Fast-track Scholarship should aim to complete the MITB Programme within 4.5 years, so it is recommended that you commence MITB Programme latest in Year 4 Term 1.


2. MITB fast track Admissions Matters


Fees


  • Please refer to the MITB fees schedule here

  • Please note that the $100 application fee will be waived for Global Impact Scholars and SCIS Local Fast Track Scholars. Scholars can submit their applications as per normal and skip application fee payment by selecting “other payment mode” option at the application fee payment page

  • For self-funded students, you will be eligible for the following discounts:

    • SMU Alumni: 10% off the total tuition fees OR
    • AI Talent Development Grant: S$9K (ONLY IF applying for MITB-AI track and are Singapore Citizens)

In addition, students with excellent academic results may be offered a MITB Scholarship.

  • For undergraduate scholarship recipients, please email to scis_ugrad@smu.edu.sg to check. Recipient(s) of Global Impact Scholarship Award will also have to inform Centre for Scholars’ Development (CSD).

Pre-requisites


  • It is recommended that students intending to apply for the MITB Programme under fast track are enrolled in BSc (Information Systems) or BSc (Computer Science) or BSc (Computing and Law) Programme.

  • Global Impact Scholars with Information Systems as a 2nd major may be considered on a case-by-case basis during the MITB Programme application.

    • Otherwise, you will need to show coding artefact (if you choose MITB-AI track), or be analytical and mathematically inclined (if you choose MITB-Analytics track).
  • Cumulative GPA required: ≥ 3.60 (for recipients of the Global Impact Scholarship Award) or ≥ 3.40 (for all other students).


3. MITB Fast Track Programme matters


MITB course exemptions


  • Students can choose to transfer up to 4 CUs from undergraduate programmes to MITB (course exemption), so remaining CUs for MITB Programme is minimum 11*.

  • Pre-requisite for course exemptions = Minimum B (and with Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.0) for each course to be exempted

*For relevant undergraduate to MITB mapped courses, please refer to MITB1 tab from here [SMU Intranet only].


MITB Fast Track Routes


  • Integrated (i.e. do MITB concurrently with undergraduate programme) and students can start applying for MITB Programme at the end of undergraduate Year 2 (latest before Year 4 Term 1).

    This applies to:

    • Students who are self-funding the MITB Programme
    • Recipients of the Global Impact Scholarship Award or SCIS Local Fast Track Scholarship

 

  • Sequential (i.e. do MITB after undergraduate graduation) and students should apply within 5 years of graduating from undergraduate programmes.

    This is applicable only to:

    • Recipients of Global Impact Scholarship Award

TIMELINE OPTIONS AT-A-GLANCE


INTEGRATED TIMELINE

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B.Sc. (Information Systems) or B.Sc. (Computer Science)
or B.Sc. (Computing and Law)
Year 1 - 3

Master of IT in Business (MITB)*

Year 3, Term 1 - Year 5, Term 1
.

*the duration is subject to the number of credits transferable from B.Sc. (Information Systems) or B.Sc. (Computer Science) or B.Sc. (Computing and Law) to MITB for each student enrolled in this programme

SEQUENTIAL TIMELINE

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B.Sc. (Information Systems) or
B.Sc. (Computer Science) or

B.Sc. (Computing and Law)
3 or 4 years

Master of IT in Business (MITB)*

1 year (Full-Time) or 2 years (Part-Time)
.

*to be done within 5 years of graduating from B.Sc. (Information Systems) or B.Sc. (Computer Science) or B.Sc. (Computing and Law)

MITB course delivery
  • Full-time candidature (12 months) or Part-time candidature (24 months).
  • All MITB courses are run in the evenings during weekdays (7 p.m. to 10:30 .p.m.), and Saturdays’ mornings (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and afternoons (1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.).

Last updated on 04 May 2021 .