Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)
The Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) is a leading provider of higher education and professional training in Singapore. It was founded in 1964 as a not-for-profit management institute, a spin off of the Economic Development Board. SIM accomplishes its mission of education and lifelong learning through three distinct educational arms, each catering to a specific market segment of learners.
SIM Membership, as the backbone of SIM, boasts close to 41,000 individual and corporate members. SIM Membership provides an effective nexus for members to network through a wide range of programmes and activities. Members also have privileged access to SIM’s management library resources, research and other information on the latest management thinking and business practices.
SIM University is Singapore’s only private university and its mission is to provide lifelong education that equips learners to serve society. Home to more than 13,600 students, SIM University adopts a flexible and practice-focused learning approach and offers more than 50 academic programmes in various disciplines. Eligible students taking SIM University’s undergraduate programmes enjoy government subsidies and access to government bursaries, tuition fee loans and study loans. SIM University is a not-for-profit university and the SIM University Education Fund has been an ‘Institution of a Public Character’ (IPC) since September 2005.
SIM Global Education
Students choose from SIM’s own diploma programmes and more than 80 degree programmes from SIM’s partnership with universities and institutions from the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia. SIM Global Education’s enrolment stands at 20,000 (including 3,500 overseas students). Most of the students are full-time. There are also part-time programmes for working adults.
SIM Professional Development
SIM Professional Development (SIM PD) offers a vast selection of short executive training programmes for individuals to hone their skills and stay current and relevant in the fast changing world. Over 13,000 professionals benefit annually from these programmes. SIM PD’s customised in-company training programmes have also helped companies optimise organisational effectiveness in various fields of management and human resource development.