A premier university in Asia, the Singapore Management University (SMU) is internationally recognised for its world-class research and distinguished teaching. Established in 2000, SMU’s mission is to generate leading-edge research with global impact and produce broad-based, creative and entrepreneurial leaders for the knowledge-based economy. SMU education is known for its highly interactive, collaborative and project-based approach to learning, and for its technologically enabled pedagogy of seminar-style teaching in small class sizes.
SMU has an emphasis on generating rigorous, high-impact, and relevant multi-disciplinary research that addresses Asian issues of global relevance. SMU faculty members collaborate with leading international researchers and universities from USA, Europe, China and India, as well as with partners in the business community and public sector, through its research institutes, centres and labs. SMU’s city campus is a state-of-the art facility located in the heart of downtown Singapore, fostering strategic linkages with business, government and the wider community.
The School of Information Systems (SIS), one of the six schools under SMU, is recognised internationally for its innovative research and education focused on Information Systems Technology, Information Systems Management and issues at the intersection of IS related technology and management.
The BSc (IS) program is a business-IT program that focuses on designing and applying the technologies to develop innovative appplication in business settings and using these applications to improve business performance.
Master of Applied Information Systems (MAIS) programme is designed to enhance your knowledge and skills by providing you with a broad view of information systems, in addition to valuable hands-on experiences. If you are interested in developing new technologies and creating innovative applications, MAIS will be ideal for you. Infocomm industry has been a key contributor to economic development and the driving force behind the fast growing knowledge-based economy in Singapore. Infocomm technologies are the foundation for many applications in industry, government and other institutions. Singapore needs to have an infocomm-savvy workforce and globally competitive infocomm manpower to sustain national economic competitiveness.
This programme is distinctive in its emphasis on industrial strength projects as an essential component of the curriculum. You will not only acquire knowledge in the classroom but also be expected to confidently and innovatively apply what you have learned.
The definitive Master of IT in Business (MITB) programme will give you an unparalleled edge with the knowledge of data, processes, technologies and management strategies. With two unique specialisation tracks to choose from, you will be poised to lead the industry in a time of transformation.
The Masters by research programme is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the specializations of data management and information retrieval, information security, information systems management, intelligent decision support systems, or software systems.
This programme is intended for:
- Candidates who aspire to an IT professional career, such as IT consultant, IT architect, IT project manager or instructor.
- Candidates who plan to work in research and development, or product innovation.
- Candidates who wish to prepare for PhD studies.
To produce PhD graduates with expertise at the intersection of IT and business for R&D units and applied academic institutions. To establish SIS as a distinct research and teaching school in Asia that attracts high-caliber professors, and influences academic research and industry practices.OUR GOAL
To develop researchers/educators who address deep technology challenges in real information systems that impact business processes or management, or who develop tools and methodologies to translate business goals to technology solutions. Our PhD graduates will be capable of collaborating with faculty members from different research areas, designing technology solutions for real-world problems and applications, while still producing top-rate academic publications.
This course integrates tools and concepts from across the SIS curriculum to develop a system-level perspective on IT artifacts and solutions. It focuses on the iterative process of design and analysis through which business requirements and solution elements are transformed into implementable architectural descriptions. By combining hands-on design with critical analysis and reflection, the course prepares students to participate effectively in all stages of the life cycle of a software-intensive IT system, from conception and development to deployment and evolution.
This course presents the concepts and methodologies required to execute a methodical approach to translate business process change requirements into clear IT solutions. The course will be mostly based on the INFLUX™ methodology developed by Infosys Technologies Ltd. The course will cover business process modelling and analysis. The course will ensure that the students can smoothly translate enterprise business objectives into an effective IT solution architecture.
Venky Shankararaman is the Vice Provost (Undergraduate Matters) and Professor of Information Systems (Education), Singapore Management University. He holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. His current areas of specialization include business process management and analytics, enterprise systems architecture and integration, and education pedagogy. He has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry in various capacities as a researcher, academic faculty member, IT professional and industry consultant. Venky has designed and delivered professional courses for government and industry in areas such as business process management and analytics, enterprise architecture, technical architecture, and enterprise integration. He has published over 75 papers in academic journals and conferences.