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 and maritime.
Creating value for sectors and partners by growing a pipeline of talent for the trading and maritime value chains.
Leading the development of programmes and initiatives for the sustainability of the trading and maritime sectors.
Strengthening Singapore’s position as a trading and maritime hub through ecosystem partnerships.
The Maritime Business & Operations Track (MBOT) was developed to equip students to gain a firm foundation in business operations alongside the essential knowledge and contextualized skills relevant for roles in Singapore’s ever-growing maritime industry.
The International Trading Track (ITT) was launched with the primary aim to equip students for exciting careers with organisations involved in trading, shipping logistics, trade finance and maritime services, amongst many others.
The Work Study Elective (WSE) was developed to provide students with the opportunity to undergo 6 months extended internship programme at a partner company in the wholesale trade and maritime sector.