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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.




Last updated on 16 Jan 2019 .

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


Over the last decade, centre of economic growth and activity has shifted increasingly to the east. Therefore, Singapore is well positioned to serve as an international trade, maritime, and logistics hub to capture the opportunities for companies in the region.

International Trading Institute (ITI@SMU) has a key role to play in developing human capital and knowledge in collaboration with SMU, Enterprise Singapore( ESG), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), and an ecosystem of industry partners. This will strengthen Singapore's position as a premier international trading, maritime and logistics 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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Professional conversion programme

International Trading Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) was developed to ensure Singapore's companies and workforce involved in International Trade will be Future Ready.

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