The original intention of many private universities in Singapore is to serve the economic development of Singapore, which endows private universities in Singapore with the characteristics of “employment-determining majors”.

The majors of private schools in Singapore are set according to market needs, so graduates are easier to find employment.

So what are the popular majors in private universities in Singapore?

Easiest Employment - Hotel and Tourism Management

The developed hotel and tourism industry is a characteristic of Singapore, which can be called the tourism hotel center in the Asia-Pacific region. Singapore's hospitality industry ranks first in Asia and third in tourism. With the completion of two of Asia's largest integrated resorts in Singapore, it is expected that tens of thousands of new jobs will be created every year. In addition, the Singapore document shows that before 2030, Singapore will increase the number of immigrants every year, and the success rate of applying for Singapore immigration will be greatly improved, and Singapore students will have more employment opportunities.

Advantages of the major:

Low English requirements, study with pay, hotel management graduates have the opportunity to directly work in Singapore, and can apply for permanent residence after two years of work.

College recommendation:

  • Singapore TMC Academy
  • Singapore Management Development Institute (MDIS)
  • Stamford College, Singapore
  • Singapore STEI

Most Popular - Accounting, Finance

The Big Four accounting firms—Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers look to Singapore for talent every year.

Singapore is the second largest private banking centre in the world after Switzerland, with a wide variety of finance-related jobs.

The entire industry includes various financial institutions such as banks, trust companies, credit unions, life insurance companies, property insurance companies, securities companies and investment agents. More than 300 of the world's leading banks have branches in Singapore.

If you want to enter the financial industry, the most popular accounting qualification for financial professionals in Singapore is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), followed by CPA and CA Singapore.

College recommendation:

  • Singapore Kaplan Higher Education
  • James Cook University, Australia, Singapore campus

Most Popular - Mass Media

With the rise of various media and the iteration of communication methods, the media industry has shown an unstoppable development trend. Whether it is professional media or self-media, the demand for media talents is increasing day by day. Singapore, as the information center of the Asia-Pacific region, it has unique industrial and educational resources.

Advantages of the major:

The rapid development of Singapore's cultural industry and media industry has brought a wealth of academic research materials to various colleges and universities in Singapore. Whether it is traditional media or government agencies, corporate publicity, and film and television culture, a large number of talents are needed.

College recommendation:

  • Kaplan Institute of Higher Education, Singapore
  • Singapore PSB Academy
  • Singapore Management Development Institute (MDIS)
  • Singapore TMC Academy

Easiest Immigration - Logistics and Supply Chain Management

As a financial, trade, maritime and regional shipping center, Singapore is the largest logistics hub in Asia. The government attaches great importance to the training of logistics professionals. The logistics and supply chain management major is also a popular major for studying in Singapore, so logistics and supply chain management students have very clear employment prospects after graduation. At present, many world-renowned logistics companies have set up regional headquarters in Singapore, including DHL, Fedex, UPS, Zink and so on.

Advantages of the major:

The natural practice environment, guarding the traffic arteries, and national policy support.

College recommendation:

  • Curtin University of Technology Singapore Campus
  • Kaplan Institute of Higher Education, Singapore
  • Singapore PSB Academy

Singapore Private University Salary Report

According to the 2020/21 Singapore Private Education Institution (PEI) Employment Survey data released by SkillsFuture Singapore, about half of PEI fresh graduates found full time job within six months of completing the exam.

According to statistics, 1 in 2 private school graduates in Singapore finds a full-time job within half a year after completing the final exam in the final semester. The survey is mainly aimed at students who graduated from May 2020 to April 2021. There were a total of 9,400 graduates during this period, of which 45.3% of the graduates were surveyed.

Note: The survey does not cover part-time students and international students who are employed outside of Singapore.

According to the survey data, 85.3% of graduates found jobs within six months of graduation, 4.6 percentage points higher than the 80.7% employment rate of graduates in the 2019-2020 period. The median salary of graduates also rose to SGD 2,898 (equivalent to RMB 13,620.6), an increase from last year.

Singapore Institute of Management (SIM):

  • Total employment rate: 88.6%
  • Full-time employment rate: 47.2%
  • Median salary: S$3,000

James Cook University Singapore Campus (JCU):

  • Total employment rate: 75.2%
  • Full-time employment rate: 43.6%
  • Median salary: S$3,000

Singapore PSB Academy:

  • Total employment rate: 85.2%
  • Full-time employment rate: 55.5%
  • Median salary: S$3,000

Singapore Kaplan Institute of Higher Education (Kaplan):

  • Total employment rate: 78.4%
  • Full-time employment rate: 38.8%
  • Median salary: S$2,800

Curtin University Singapore Campus:

  • Total employment rate: 75.5%
  • Full-time employment rate: 49%
  • Median salary: S$2,750

Singapore Management Development Institute (MDIS):

  • Total employment rate: 72.2%
  • Full-time employment rate: 42.6%
  • Median salary: S$2,500