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Using Online Tutorials To Teach The Accounting Cycle, Tracey Chunqi Zhang, Lay-Chin Low, Poh Sun Seow Jan 2020

Using Online Tutorials To Teach The Accounting Cycle, Tracey Chunqi Zhang, Lay-Chin Low, Poh Sun Seow

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

The accounting cycle is an important yet difficult topic for introductoryfinancial accounting students to learn. These students often lack the businesscontext to understand the accounting cycle and find the traditional teachingapproach dry. This problem motivates the authors to examine whether a blendedlearning approach via online tutorials can improve students’ perceivedknowledge of the accounting cycle for the undergraduate introductory financialaccounting course. The authors developed four innovative online tutorials witha coherent storyline to enable students to learn the accounting cycle and to supplementin-class learning. To test the effectiveness of online tutorials, anindependent survey was conducted by the Centre of Teaching Excellence at ...


Oral History Interview With Timothy Clark, Timothy Clark Aug 2019

Oral History Interview With Timothy Clark, Timothy Clark

Oral History Collection

The interview covered:

  • Starting at SMU
  • Concepts and Value
  • Challenges and Future
  • Teaching and Curriculum
  • Campus - Prinsep Street going forward
  • Faculty
  • Challenges & Future
  • Advise for Students


School Of Law Annual Report 2018: Embracing Change In An Evolving World, Singapore Management University Jul 2019

School Of Law Annual Report 2018: Embracing Change In An Evolving World, Singapore Management University

SMU Corporate Reports

The Annual Report highlights the School of Law’s modest achievements and developments over the past year, as well as the substantive impact of these initiatives.


Oral History Interview With Lily Kong (Part 2), Lily Kong Mar 2019

Oral History Interview With Lily Kong (Part 2), Lily Kong

Oral History Collection

The interview covered:

  • Research - Capacity building
  • Teaching & Curriculum - Postgraduate professional programs
  • Presidents - Internal and external role
  • Presidents - Garden metaphor
  • Leadership styles, group dynamics
  • Challenges & Future - A relatively young university
  • Concept & Values - Making a difference in higher education
  • Challenges & Future - Healthy competition, cooperation and collaboration
  • Personal Reflection - As a woman in senior management
  • Advice for Students - Dare to dream
  • Presidents - Learning & delegating
  • Personal Reflection - Getting a different perspective
  • Advice for Students - Know yourself and find a good fit


Lee Kong Chian School Of Business Year In Review 2017-2018, Singapore Management University Jan 2019

Lee Kong Chian School Of Business Year In Review 2017-2018, Singapore Management University

SMU Corporate Reports

I am happy to report that our faculty and staff have eagerly stepped up for this challenge to become Asia's best business school ! Let me take the opportunity to highlight a few initiatives: Delivering innovative, transformative learning experiences; creating opportunities for research with impact; and cultivating and deepening our Asian partnerships.


A Two-Round In-Class Trading Game On The Principle Of Comparative Advantage And The Theory Of Reciprocal Demand, Bei Hong Jan 2019

A Two-Round In-Class Trading Game On The Principle Of Comparative Advantage And The Theory Of Reciprocal Demand, Bei Hong

Research Collection School Of Economics

This paper outlines a classroom trading game that explores equilibrium terms of trade using the principle of comparative advantage and theory of reciprocal demand. Students are divided into eight groups. Each group is assigned a country with hypothetical productivity and each country seeks its trading partner based on comparative advantage. Students simulate the trading of goods between countries with the objective of achieving the best possible terms of trade. The game encourages students to reflect on their learning of the principle of comparative advantage, consider improvements in trade terms through negotiation, and summarize the conditions for mutually beneficial terms of ...


Flipping A Course On Entrepreneurial Leadership In Ethnic Chinese Business: A Mobile Learning Perspective, Thomas Menkhoff Dec 2018

Flipping A Course On Entrepreneurial Leadership In Ethnic Chinese Business: A Mobile Learning Perspective, Thomas Menkhoff

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

This exploratory article reflects on the teaching experiences for a course on “Entrepreneurial Leadership in Ethnic Chinese Business” at the Singapore Management University (SMU). It was categorised as a mobile learning course with reference to the flipped classroom model, learner mobility, and user-generated content outside the classroom. We examine three examples of mobile learning projects which were assigned to students so that they would be able to internalise key course objectives such as gaining an appreciation of the structure, functions, and cultural uniqueness of traditional small Chinese business organisations in Singapore. The paper also addresses some of the challenges faced ...


Oral History Interview With Lily Kong, Lily Kong Nov 2018

Oral History Interview With Lily Kong, Lily Kong

Oral History Collection

The interview covered:

  • President – Career in Singapore prior to joining SMU
  • Teaching & Curriculum – Blue Ribbon Commission for Undergraduate Education
  • Campus – Prinsep Street Residences
  • Teaching & Curriculum – SMU-X courses
  • Research – Societal Challenges
  • Teaching & Curriculum -SMU Academy


Entrepreneurship, College, And Credit: The Golden Triangle, Roberto M. Samaniego, Juliana Yu Sun Nov 2018

Entrepreneurship, College, And Credit: The Golden Triangle, Roberto M. Samaniego, Juliana Yu Sun

Research Collection School Of Economics

We develop a model to evaluate the aggregate impact of college finance in an environment with entrepreneurship. The calibrated model captures the stylized fact that entrepreneurs with college are more common and more profitable in the United States. The calibration indicates this is mainly because higher labor earnings allow college‐educated agents to ameliorate credit constraints if and when they eventually become entrepreneurs. Changes in financing constraints on entrepreneurs can thus affect college attendance, and changes in financing constraints on college can affect entrepreneurship rates as well.


Oral History Interview With Arnoud De Meyer, Arnoud De Meyer Oct 2018

Oral History Interview With Arnoud De Meyer, Arnoud De Meyer

Oral History Collection

The interview covered:

  • Teaching and Curriculum – Title: Maintaining SMU’s competitive edge
  • Challenges & Future; Title: Developing SMU into an internationally recognized university
  • SMU research and its impact on society in Singapore
  • Campus – Title: Renovating Campus Green
  • Renovating Prinsep Street Residences
  • SMU-X Building
  • Designing SMU-X Building
  • Building a culture of sustainability
  • Goals as President
  • Support from the government
  • Advice for students – Grasping opportunities


Academic “Centres,” Epistemic Differences And Brain Circulation, Yasmin Y. Ortiga, Meng‐Hsuan Chou, Gunjan Sondhi, Jue Wang Sep 2018

Academic “Centres,” Epistemic Differences And Brain Circulation, Yasmin Y. Ortiga, Meng‐Hsuan Chou, Gunjan Sondhi, Jue Wang

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

This article investigates the factors that shape how migrant academics engage with fellow scholars within their countries of origin. We focus specifically on the mobility of Asian‐born faculty between Singapore, a fast‐developing education hub in Southeast Asia, and their “home” countries within the region. Based on qualitative interviews with 45 migrant academics, this article argues that while education hubs like Singapore increase the possibility of brain circulation within Asia, epistemic differences between migrant academics and home country counterparts make it difficult to establish long‐term collaboration for research. Singapore institutions also look to the West in determining how ...


Boosting The Life-Changing Power Of Universities, Arnoud Cyriel Leo De Meyer Sep 2018

Boosting The Life-Changing Power Of Universities, Arnoud Cyriel Leo De Meyer

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

For decades, if not centuries, societies all over the world have assumed that universities have a positive socio-economic impact on them.


Comments On The Setting Up And The Growth Of Smu By Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister For Finance At Smu Commencement Ceremony 2018, Swee Keat Heng Jul 2018

Comments On The Setting Up And The Growth Of Smu By Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister For Finance At Smu Commencement Ceremony 2018, Swee Keat Heng

Oral History Collection

Speech by Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance at SMU Commencement Ceremony on 31 July 2018. He talked about the setting up and growth of SMU and thanked Arnoud De Meyer for his constributions as SMU President.


Smu Appoints Professor Lily Kong As Fifth President, Singapore Management University Apr 2018

Smu Appoints Professor Lily Kong As Fifth President, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

The Singapore Management University (SMU) is pleased to announce that top academic leader, and award-winning researcher and educator, Professor Lily Kong, will be the University’s fifth President. Professor Kong, who currently holds the position of SMU Provost and Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Social Sciences, is slated to succeed Professor Arnoud De Meyer on 1 January 2019.


From Police Officer To Professor: A Conversation With David Chan, David Chan Apr 2018

From Police Officer To Professor: A Conversation With David Chan, David Chan

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

No abstract provided.


Smu Will Ensure That Every Graduate Enters The Workforce With Overseas Experience, Singapore Management University Mar 2018

Smu Will Ensure That Every Graduate Enters The Workforce With Overseas Experience, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

In view of the strong competitive edge that its undergraduates stand to gain from global exposure, the Singapore Management University (SMU) will ramp up opportunities and support for its students, and ensure that every single one of them enters the workforce with overseas experience.

It officially announced today that beginning with the incoming cohort joining the University from August 2018, global exposure participation will be a graduation requirement. To this end, the University will augment its existing opportunities, introduce new forms of global exposure activities, as well as enhance its support to make sure no student will miss out on ...


Smu Will Introduce Residential Learning-And-Living Concept At Prinsep Street Residences In The New Academic Year 2018-2019, Singapore Management University Feb 2018

Smu Will Introduce Residential Learning-And-Living Concept At Prinsep Street Residences In The New Academic Year 2018-2019, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

In the new academic year (AY) 2018-2019 starting August this year, SMU will introduce a new residential learning-and-living concept at its existing student residence – Prinsep Street Residences (PSR). At PSR, SMU aims to build a community for the Community, where students co-live/work/learn together, and are also nurtured to be change agents by giving back to the Bras Basah community.

Staying true to SMU’s hallmark holistic approach to education, the University will offer programming guided by five themes – (i) Entrepreneurship, (ii) Social Entrepreneurship, (iii) Community Service, (iv) Grooming Future Leaders, and (v) Social Integration and Diversity. Through this ...


Smu’S School Of Accountancy Alumna Shereen Williams Recognised As Aacsb’S 2018 Influential Leader, Singapore Management University Feb 2018

Smu’S School Of Accountancy Alumna Shereen Williams Recognised As Aacsb’S 2018 Influential Leader, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

Shereen Williams, an alumna of SMU School of Accountancy, was recognised at AACSB’s 2018 Deans Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, among a group of 29 business pioneers, from 13 industry sectors, whose careers are addressing today’s most pressing social, economic, environmental, and educational challenges. She has been honoured in the “Alumni Business Leaders Working in Non-profit or Community-Based Organisations” category for her active contributions and commitment to battle hate crime, terrorism and inequality in the Wales community.


Bridging Academic And Practice: Benefits, Challenges And Lessons Learnt From Establishing A University Wide Experiential Learning Initiative, Gary Pan, Poh Sun Seow, Grace Koh Feb 2018

Bridging Academic And Practice: Benefits, Challenges And Lessons Learnt From Establishing A University Wide Experiential Learning Initiative, Gary Pan, Poh Sun Seow, Grace Koh

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

The scale and complexity of challenges facing the world today are unprecedented. It is paramount thatuniversities identify and equip students with relevant skills to meet the needs of the changing economy. Recognizing this need, Singapore Management University launched a new initiative, SMUX. In this paper we will describe SMU-X which is a paradigm shift focusing on experiential learning asopposed to teaching, characterized by 4 principles: (i) inter-disciplinary content and activities, (ii) project-based learning via an actual problem/issue faced by an organization, (iii) active student mentoring by faculty and industry, and (iv) creating a tripartite learning loop between faculty, student ...


Lee Kong Chian School Of Business Year In Review 2016-2017, Singapore Management University Jan 2018

Lee Kong Chian School Of Business Year In Review 2016-2017, Singapore Management University

SMU Corporate Reports

The Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB) is the founding school of Singapore Management University (SMU), and is now in its 17th year. With nearly 4,000 students, the business school remains the largest school at SMU and also its flagship programme. It is the youngest business school to be featured in the Financial Times Global Top 50 for the quality of its teaching programmes. It is also the youngest to appear in the Global Top 50 for research productivity of its faculty in the University of Texas (UT) Dallas rankings. For a school founded in the new millennium ...


Singapore Management University Report To Stakeholders 2018 - 2019, Singapore Management University Jan 2018

Singapore Management University Report To Stakeholders 2018 - 2019, Singapore Management University

Report to Stakeholders

This academic year has been one of transition, with several key changes in SMU’s Leadership.


Emigration, Employability, And Higher Education In The Philippines, Yasmin Y. Ortiga Jan 2018

Emigration, Employability, And Higher Education In The Philippines, Yasmin Y. Ortiga

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

This book investigates the dilemma of educating students for future work in the context of the Philippines, one of the top sources of migrant labor in the world. Here, colleges and universities are expected to not only educate students for jobs within the country, but for potential employers beyond national borders. It demonstrates how human capital ideology reinforces such export-oriented education, creating an assumed relationship among academic credentials, overseas opportunity, and future migrant remittances. Findings indicate that attempts to produce migrant workers undermine the job security of college instructors, skew local curriculum towards foreign requirements, and challenge efforts to develop ...


Smu School Of Social Sciences Celebrates 10 Years Of Holistic Education And Excellence, Singapore Management University Dec 2017

Smu School Of Social Sciences Celebrates 10 Years Of Holistic Education And Excellence, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

Originally established in July 2002 as the School of Economics and Social Sciences, SMU School of Social Sciences (SoSS) expanded to be a separate entity on its own in 2007 and is the first school in Singapore to offer multi-disciplinary education. Beginning with a pioneer batch of 76 Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) students in 2004, SoSS is now home to more than 972 BSocSc students in 2017. With just two faculty members in 2003, the School now boasts a diverse group of 40 full-time faculty members across the fields of Social Sciences – Psychology Political Science and Sociology, and Humanities ...


Smu Establishes Fruitful Collaborations With Six Leading Chinese Partner Universities, Singapore Management University Dec 2017

Smu Establishes Fruitful Collaborations With Six Leading Chinese Partner Universities, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

Leading a senior delegation from 18-23 November 2017, SMU President Prof Arnoud De Meyer visited six partner universities in Shanghai and Beijing. The trip culminated in productive meetings with the leaders of these reputable Chinese universities and the signing of a number of partnership agreements that would strengthen the links of SMU and its schools with their Chinese counterparts. The universities are: Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Peking University, Tsinghua University, Renmin University, China University of Political Science and Law.


The Relentless Pursuit Of University Rankings Is Creating A Two-Track System, Eng Fong Pang, Linda Lim Oct 2017

The Relentless Pursuit Of University Rankings Is Creating A Two-Track System, Eng Fong Pang, Linda Lim

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Global university rankings constructed mainly by Western commercial media outlets,like this week’s Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings, seem to be a perennial sourceof interest in Singapore.Yet, rankings have well-known limitations.The Ministry of Education (MOE) and university leaders frequently deny that they motivate policy orare a basis for institutional evaluation. But they do provide a convenient way to ascertain ifuniversities meet our aspirations for world-class status.At the same time, because rankings tend to emphasise research publications of global significance,there is some skepticism among academics and the general public everywhere of their value to localcommunities.


Smu Marks Opening Of New Academic Year With $5 Million Gift From Mr Kuok Khoon Ean, Singapore Management University Aug 2017

Smu Marks Opening Of New Academic Year With $5 Million Gift From Mr Kuok Khoon Ean, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

Consistent with Singapore Management University (SMU)’s penchant for change, the University has re-invented the previous format of holding a Convocation ceremony to welcome its freshmen at the start of each academic year. This year, SMU celebrated the opening of its new Academic Year 2017-18 with multiple events throughout the day on SMU campus for freshmen, senior and graduate students, as well as international exchange students.


Smu's Gift Of A Song To Commemorate 50 Years Of National Service, Singapore Management University Aug 2017

Smu's Gift Of A Song To Commemorate 50 Years Of National Service, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

The Singapore Management University (SMU) is proud to commission an original song entitled – “I Get You” – as a tribute to commemorate 50 years of National Service (NS50) and to acknowledge the contributions of all in Singapore who have served or continue to serve NS.


The Making Of A Successful Analytics Master Degree Program: Experiences And Lessons Drawn For A Young And Small Asian University, Michelle L. F. Cheong Jul 2017

The Making Of A Successful Analytics Master Degree Program: Experiences And Lessons Drawn For A Young And Small Asian University, Michelle L. F. Cheong

Research Collection School Of Information Systems

Singapore Management University's School of Information Systems is a young school within a young and small university in Asia. Being young and small, establishing a successful analytics master degree program required extensive landscape research, assessment of its own strengths and weaknesses, having a committed team, and having a clear vision to meet the ever-changing needs of the industry. The Master of IT in Business (Analytics) program, established since 2011, has grown from an annual intake of 16 to 128 students in six years. This article attempts to describe the design process, challenges faced, decisions made, and the key actions ...


Africa: The Management Education Challenge, Howard Thomas, Michelle P. Lee, Lynne Thomas, Alexander Wilson Jun 2017

Africa: The Management Education Challenge, Howard Thomas, Michelle P. Lee, Lynne Thomas, Alexander Wilson

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

The research evidence for this second volume of Africa: The Management Education Challenge is based primarily on around 40 in-depth, face-to-face, semi-structured interviews lasting about two to three hours. The interviewees were drawn from academia, business, media and government with expertise in management education.


Using Student-Generated Videos To Learn Internal Control In Accounting Information Systems Courses, Poh Sun Seow, Gary Pan May 2017

Using Student-Generated Videos To Learn Internal Control In Accounting Information Systems Courses, Poh Sun Seow, Gary Pan

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

Educators consider the video learning approach an effective method to deliver educational content as compared to the traditional method of books and written materials. This paper presents a project that involves student-generated videos to learn internal control in an undergraduate accounting information systems course. We believe that this video learning approach is an engaging way for students to be self-directed learners in learning internal control and complements the written materials in the textbook. The survey results show that most of the respondents viewed the learning experience of the video project positively. The results also indicate that the video project was ...