Trading Knowledge, Going Global.


The International Trading Institute at Singapore Management University (ITI@SMU) was formed as part of a tripartite initiative between the government, industry partners and the Singapore Management University. The first trading institute in the world to be set up within a university, it is Singapore's premier platform for leadership and talent development in the arena of international trading.

ITI@SMU At A Glance


Creating value for the sector by developing a pipeline of talent across the trading value chain

Thought leader in the area of international trading

Strengthening Singapore’s position as a global trading hub

Maritime Business Operations Track

The Maritime Business Operations Track (MBOT) was developed to equip students for Singapore’s maritime sector by ensuring they have a firm foundation in business operations with the essential knowledge and skills relevant for maritime-related roles in the industry.

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International Trading Track

The International Trading Track (ITT) was launched with the primary aim of equipping SMU undergraduates for careers with companies operating in the trading value chain.

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The Work Study Elective (WSE) was developed to provide students with the opportunity to undergo a 6 months extended internship programme with a company in the wholesale trade and maritime industry.

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