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New post 27 Oct 2017, 06:43
Hi,

I've received an admit for Singapore Management University.

I'm still looking to apply to some college in Canada - UBC Sauder and Schulick.

Any idea how SMU fares in Singapore?

Thank you!

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Two different places geographically..... Canada and Singapore.
SMU seems to be climbing the FT rankings - that's good. What you want to look at and what you want to track and check is current job market in Singapore and prospects of getting a permanent residency/work permit. (Talk to current students - reach out to a few folks or ask adcom to connect you; watch for hints or red flags - nobody will tell you anything bad about the school they are going to but they may attempt to provide hints).

This is not a given it will be the same when you graduate but at least it is an indicator of current situation, which is all you can count on.
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Thank you so much BB. Have gotten mixed reviews from people I've spoken to. Everyone is of the opinion that at the end of the day, the course is what you make of it.

I have no preferences between Singapore and Canada, but I've heard that for long-term Canada seems to be a better bet, especially for Indian students.

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I have heard similar feedback but no personal experience living in either place.

PS. That feedback is a red flag. It is what you make out of it means that it’s completely up to you to find a job and to get it while the school career office sits on the sidelines.

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Thank you so much BB. Have gotten mixed reviews from people I've spoken to. Everyone is of the opinion that at the end of the day, the course is what you make of it.

I have no preferences between Singapore and Canada, but I've heard that for long-term Canada seems to be a better bet, especially for Indian students.

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Singapore- Also has good job market. Both the places are not like India for finding a job. Since you need to network to find the job. But in India- you might get campus placements.

Canada- Of course, is good for the long term if you are planning to settle there. But the universities you have mentioned are 2nd tiers. So you might need to look into the possibility of getting better job though they give you 1-2 year work permit.

It also depends on the gamble you are planning to take.How long you have before accepting the offer from SMU? If the timeline for getting the feedback from Canadain schools falls before the deposit date for SMU, I would suggest you try it. But if it otherwise, it will be difficult.

IMO- Both Singapore and Canada is for Indian Candidates. But it all depends on your priority and where you want to live. :thumbup:
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just curious, but does SNU have an mba program?

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just curious, but does SNU have an mba program?


Yes. SMU does have an MBA program- > https://www.smu.edu.sg/programmes/postgraduate/master-business-administration
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