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Phone  +65 6828 0398
Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Address  50 Stamford Road, Singapore Management University, Singapore 178899
Similar  Singapore Management University, SMU School of Accountancy, Nanyang Business School, NUS Business School, Singapore University of Techno

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The Lee Kong Chian School of Business (Chinese: 李光前商学院) is Singapore Management University's (SMU) business school. Started in 2000, the school was the first to be established under the Singapore Management University's charter. It is a research-driven school, with a blend of education that focuses on academic research and industrial relevance. Faculty are hired on the basis of research or on perceived expertise in their field of study or practice. The current dean is Professor Gerry George.

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The school was named after Lee Kong Chian after receiving a donation of SGD50 million from The Lee Foundation, a trust established by Lee and administered by Lee's children. This amount was matched by the Singapore government in a 3-to-1 ratio, thus resulting in a SGD200 million donation.

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Programs

The Lee Kong Chian School of Business is the flagship school of SMU, accredited by AACSB, with a large portion of the University's students enrolled in the school's undergraduate programs. The program is modelled after the Wharton School's curriculum to provide a broad-based approach to university education. At the undergraduate level, the school offers the Bachelor of Business Management (B.B.M.), a 4-year program with academic majors in the areas of Finance, Law, Management, Marketing, Quantitative Finance and Operations Management. Undergraduates who major in Law are not admitted to the Bar, as the program is not a specialized law degree. All undergraduates are eligible for a 2nd major, which can be from other schools at SMU. This includes areas such as Accountancy, Economics, Information Systems Management and fields within the Social Sciences.

In December 2011, Lee Kong Chian School of Business was conferred the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), the accreditation covers all programmes offered by the LKCSB from the undergraduate degree up to the PhD level. The accreditation is for a period of five years

In addition to several graduate level degree programs (both by course and by research), the school also offers 3 Master's programs which are targeted towards executives. These programs are the Master's of Science in Applied Finance, a program designed to meet the Chartered Financial Analyst requirements, the Master's in Business Administration MBA, and the Master's of Science in Wealth Management, a program designed to meet the needs of the wealth management industry (also known as private banking). The latter program is held in collaboration with the Wealth Management Institute and the Swiss Finance Institute.

The school has also started to offer PhD in Business programs, both in OBHR and in Finance. This is in addition to the Master of Science courses in Finance, Management and Operations Management, which are research-based programs.

Bondue

Bondue is the LKC SB's Business Society club. The club organizes activities such as awareness programs for academic majors, as well as other activities to foster greater unity between members of the school.

Cognitare

Cognitare LKC SB's Business Case club. Members are selected by faculty to represent the university in business case competitions. The club has achieved notable success, including victories at the Copenhagen Business Case Competition in 2002, the Danone TRUST competition in 2005 and the CIBER Challenge in 2005.

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Lee Kong Chian School of Business Wikipedia