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丁秋瀚 新加坡管理学院 中美班 2020年毕业生 



Study in Singapore

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I unexpectedly ended up studying in Singapore instead of my original study abroad plans. However, the decision proved to be a good one for the following reasons:

1) Excellent location: Singapore's central location in Southeast Asia allows for easy travel to any place within two hours by plane. It is also possible to fly to China, India, and Australia within five hours. Singapore is a gateway to emerging markets such as ASEAN countries and India, making it convenient to explore more opportunities in these countries. Additionally, it is not too far from my hometown of Quanzhou, and I can return home to enjoy a long weekend anytime.


2)Business environment: Singapore boasts one of the best business environments in the world due to its developed infrastructure, strict laws, and prime location. Many multinational corporations set up their Asia-Pacific or global headquarters in Singapore. As a business major student, I can network with people from different MNCs and get the latest industry information from them. These networks will be useful when I look for a job in Singapore or start my own business.


3) Multiculturalism: Singapore is a multiracial country that offers exposure to different cultures. The dominant culture in Singapore is Chinese culture, mainly originating from Hokkien, Cantonese, Teochew, and Hakka groups. Although I had never been to Singapore before my studies, I adapted quickly to the culture and even became fluent in Singlish in a few weeks. In addition to Chinese culture, Singapore also promotes Indian and Malay cultures. We celebrate their new years with a day-off and try their cuisines. I was pleasantly surprised by how good Indian food can be, and it's no wonder the British invaded for spices



  1. 优越的地理位置:新加坡位于东南亚中心位置,可以轻松地乘飞机前往两小时内的任何地方。也可以在五小时内飞往中国、印度和澳大利亚。新加坡是通往东盟国家和印度等新兴市场的门户,使得在这些国家探索更多机会变得更加方便。此外,离我的家乡泉州也不太远,我可以随时回家享受长周末的时光。

  2. 商业环境:新加坡由于其发达的基础设施、严格的法律、以及地理位置优越,被誉为世界上最好的商业环境之一。许多跨国公司在新加坡设立他们的亚太或全球总部。作为商业专业的学生,我可以与来自不同跨国公司的人们建立联系,并从他们那里获得最新的行业信息。这些人脉将在我寻找在新加坡的工作或开创自己的业务时非常有用。

  3. 多元文化:新加坡是一个多种族国家,提供了接触不同文化的机会。新加坡的主流文化是华人文化,主要起源于福建、广东、潮汕和客家群体。虽然我之前从未去过新加坡,但我很快就适应了这里的文化,甚至在几周内就能流利地说新加坡式英语了。除了华人文化,新加坡还推广印度文化和马来文化。我们会庆祝他们的新年,并尝试他们的美食。我惊讶地发现印度食物有多好吃,难怪英国人为了香料入侵了印度。



 My Experience Studying at Singapore Institute of Management 新加坡管理学院(SIM)的学习经历



As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, my original study abroad plans were cancelled, and I unexpectedly found myself studying in Singapore. Despite this unexpected change, I quickly discovered that studying at the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) was an excellent decision for several reasons.

SIM is a prestigious private tertiary institution in Singapore that has been providing quality education for decades. I chose to pursue a Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) which offered a broad range of business-related topics such as Business Communication, Business Mathematics, English for Business, Business Finance, Business Law, Business Statistics, Financial Accounting, Information Systems for Business, Macroeconomics, Managerial Accounting, Managing Human Resources, Managing People & Organisations, Microeconomics, Operations Management, and Principles of Marketing.

The modules provided a solid foundation for pursuing a degree in business, and the teachers were mainly from NUS, NTU, or other top universities in the world with a MBA degree. The assessments were strict, requiring students to conduct surveys, research, write reports and present their work. Fortunately, I had experience with these assessment styles from high school, and I was able to earn the Bronze Award for being one of the top students in my batch.

Overall, I am grateful for the opportunity to study at SIM. The experience provided me with a valuable education and the chance to build a professional network in Singapore.






 Student life at SIM

At the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), students can enjoy a vibrant student life. With over 100 clubs available, there is something for everyone. I have had the pleasure of attending events hosted by the board game society, the Investment & Networking Club, the International Relations Studies Society, the fencing club, the tchoukball club, and the ultimate frisbee club. The cost of exploring new interests is very low, as SIM generously covers the cost of coaches, equipment, and venues for various clubs. For example, I was pleasantly surprised to find that fencing, which is often considered an expensive sport, was made accessible to students through SIM's support. All I needed to bring was my water bottle and sporty attire.

Beyond sports, SIM also invites experts from relevant industries to come and speak with students. These experts share their insights and expertise on a variety of topics and offer networking opportunities for students. Many of these experts come from multinational corporations with offices in Singapore, providing valuable connections for students interested in pursuing a career in this field. Some of these seminars even offer upskilling opportunities to increase students' employability. Overall, SIM offers a well-rounded student experience that goes beyond just academics.






My study at the University of Birmingham

I enrolled in the University of Birmingham's Year 2 program directly after completing my diploma. Pursuing a degree is vastly different from a diploma, as it is much more challenging. At UoB, students are expected to complete their degree studies in just two years, which is no easy feat. Our faculties fly from the UK to teach us in Singapore, and we even register in UoB's student system. However, as we are not physically present on the UK campus, we do not have access to all of the facilities provided there. Only international business major students have the opportunity to study on the UK campus for one semester. Nevertheless, UoB provides us with as many resources as possible, such as career consultancy, student guild, and other online resources.

The course design consists of three-hour lectures each day, with 20 lectures per module. The classes cover topics such as public speaking and application. The first two hours of each lecture are spent on theory, while the last hour is dedicated to group case discussion and presentation. The classes run from mid-July until next March, followed by an internship if required. Students can expect to have at least three assessments, such as quizzes, individual essays, or exams, every month. In February 2023, I was working on one presentation, two reports, and two exams while simultaneously seeking placement opportunities for March. It is important to be mentally prepared to deal with the academic stress and emotional toll that comes with studying at UoB.