The Master of Science in Wealth Management (MWM) is ranked first in Asia and third in the world by Financial Times in its 2018 Masters in Finance post-experience ranking. It incorporates a unique overseas experience in Switzerland and United States where you learn from top practitioners and academics, and be hosted by leading financial institutions who support this global programme.
MWM is a 12-month full-time programme designed to meet the needs of both aspiring and seasoned wealth managers who wish to deepen their skills, knowledge and expertise. The modular structure allows professionals to pursue a Master’s degree while working; and those without wealth management experience can embark on an internship to enhance their employability.The programme’s curriculum has also incorporated the relevant examination and certification for private banking.
Upon completion of MWM, the individual will receive a Master’s degree by SMU and also complete Singapore’s Client Advisory and Competency Standards (CACS) Assessment. All this within just 12 months across three continents.
Designed in close consultation with the wealth management industry, the curriculum is regularly reviewed to reflect industry developments. There is a careful balance between the theory and practice of wealth management. The programme is taught by experienced faculty and competent industry professionals who share their knowledge and skills generously with the participants. Participants will have ample opportunities to meet their peers and industry captains in seminars, talks, internships and site visits. Participants without wealth management experience are encouraged to take part in the internship programme to gain relevant experience and to enhance their employability.
The programme is also recognised as a partner of the CFA Institute.
|27 – 29 JUL 2020||30 JUL – 19 AUG 2020||28 SEP – 15 OCT 2020||4 – 21 JAN 2021||13 – 26 MAR 2021||17 MAY – 4 JUN 2021|
|PREPARATORY MODULE||STUDY BLOCK |
|STUDY BLOCK |
|STUDY BLOCK |
|STUDY BLOCK |
|MATRICULATION, SMU ORIENTATION||ACCT 604|
CORPORATE FINANCE (0.5)
WEALTH PLANNING (1.0)
|OVERVIEW OF WEALTH MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY & ASSET MANAGEMENT||ECON 603|
MACROECONOMICS & GLOBAL FINANCIAL
EQUITIES & ETF (1.0)
FINANCIAL ADVISERS LAW & COMPLIANCE (1.0)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT (1.0)
SEMINAR IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT (0.5)
|CASE AND PRESENTATION BY CEC||OPIM 602|
FIXED INCOME (1.0)
ADVANCED WEALTH PLANNING (1.0)
PRIVATE EQUITY & VENTURE CAPITAL (1.0)
|BLOOMBERG, DATAMONITOR||LGST 601|
PROFESSIONAL ETHICS & CFA ETHICS (0.5)
FINANCIAL MODELLING (0.5)
|VISIT TO PRIVATE BANKS IN SINGAPORE||FNCE 681|
ALTERNATIVE INVESTING (1.0)
CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT (1.0)
|EIKON TRAINING AT THOMAS REUTERS HQ||VISIT TO A SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUND IN SINGAPORE||TALKS BY INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS||TALKS BY INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS||TALKS BY INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS||FNCE 6033 DIGITAL SKILLS|
The MSc in Wealth Management programme welcomes all applicants who meet the following criteria for admissions:
- An undergraduate bachelor’s degree (in any field)
- At least 2 years of working experience in any industry (post-Bachelor’s degree)
- A good SMU Admissions Test Score/GMAT/GRE Score*
*We will accept good undergraduate GPAs from SMU in place of the admissions test requirement. Speak with your Admissions Manager to find out more.