Master of Science in Asset & Wealth Management
Frequently Asked Questions

Section A :General Programme Questions

Q1. Who Is WMI And What Is Its Role In The MAWM

Ans: The MAWM degree is issued by NTU Singapore to cater to the growing demand for highly-trained expertise in the asset and wealth management sectors.

The MAWM programme is jointly developed by WMI and Nanyang Business School (NBS), NTU Singapore. The curriculum is designed tapping on WMI’s leading expertise in practice-oriented asset and wealth management education. The programme is further bolstered by WMI’s appointment as the Lead Training Provider for Private Banking by the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

Section B :Programme Structure, Curriculum & Faculty

Q2. Is It Compulsory For Participants To Attend The Overseas Modules?

Ans: Yes. The overseas modules offered by Imperial College London’s Business School and New York University’s Stern School of Business, are part of the core modules, which attribute towards graduation requirements.

Q3. I Am A Company-Sponsored Participant. Can I Take Up Internship As Part Of The Programme?

Ans: Internships are provided to support students who aspire to join the industry and not relevant to students already working in the industry and receiving company-sponsorship to attend the Master’s program. You will be required to complete a for-credit asset management / wealth management project at work.

Q4. I Am A Scholar. Do I Do A For-Credit Internship Or A For-Credit Project?

Ans: There are various types of scholarship programmes offered under the MSc in Asset and Wealth Management. Please approach WMI for more information.

Q5. What Are The Graduation Requirements?

Ans: To graduate, students will complete all required modules successfully.

Q6. How Long Is The Period Of Study?

Ans: Participants are encouraged to complete the degree in 1 year. For participants who would prefer to space out their learning, they can take the programme in modules, and complete within a period of 3 years. The MAWM programme is structured to provide working professionals the maximum flexibility to take the programme whilst continuing full-time work as part of life-long learning..

Q7. Is This A Pre-Experience Or Post-Experience Programme?

Ans: The MAWM is a post-experience programme where participants are required to have prior work experience.

Q8. When Are The Classes Held?

Ans: Classes will take place on alternate weekends, enabling easy participation by working professionals, as well as flexibility of year-round internship placements. Students will be given advanced notice for any change in schedule.

Q9. Do You Have A Distance-Learning Programme?

Ans: No.

Q10. Where Are The Classes Conducted?

Ans: For classes that are held in Singapore, they are mainly conducted at NTU@One-north Executive Centre (off North Buona Vista Road).

Q11. Who Are The Teaching Faculty?

Ans: The teaching faculty will include NTU faculty from the NBS, as well as from other schools including computer science and engineering, and the humanities. WMI will tap on its network of thought leaders and senior practitioners from the asset and wealth management industry. For overseas modules, students will be taught by faculty in our partner universities, namely Imperial College Business School and NYU Stern.

Q12. How Is The Programme Delivered?

Ans: Class pedagogy includes case studies, pre-course assignments, computer-aided learning, simulations, team activities and industry networking events to complement classroom learning.

Q13. How Are Classes Graded / Assessed?

Ans: Participants are assessed through a variety of methods which include class participation, case discussions, group presentations and take-home assignments, which may vary across different modules.

Section C: Admission Requirements

Q14. Am I Eligible For The Programme? What Are The Admission Requirements?

Q15. I Am From A Non-Business Discipline/Background. Can I Apply?

Ans: Yes, however students are expected to have a minimum level of knowledge in finance and investment in order to keep up with the course participation. Students from other disciplines will be assessed accordingly. WMI can provide additional preparation courses outside MAWM to prepare students for MAWM vigour.

For more information, please refer to: http://wmi.ntu.edu.sg/Programmes/Pages/default.aspx​

Q16. I Am A Diploma Holder But Meet All Other Requirements. Can I Apply?

Ans: This is a post graduate programme and students are expected to hold a Bachelor’s degree as part of admission requirements.

Q17. Am I Still Able To Apply For The Programme If I Am A Fresh Graduate?

Ans: No. This is a post-experience programme. Participants are required to have prior work experience, at least 2 years of working experience is preferred. Only very exceptional cases will be considered by the admissions committee.

Q18. I Am A Final Year Undergraduate Student. Can I Apply?

Ans: No. This is a post-experience programme. Participants are required to have prior work experience.

Q19. Which Test Is Preferred, GMAT Or GRE?

Ans: We prefer GMAT, however GRE may be used in the absence of a GMAT.

Q20. Are There Any Exemptions From TOEFL / IELTS?

Ans: This requirement is waived if applicants have earned their Bachelor’s Degree from a university where English is the medium of instruction.

Q21. Can I Substitute TOEFL With IELTS?

Q22. What Is The Cut-Off For GMAT / GRE / TOEFL?

Ans: We do not set any absolute cut-off point for these tests.

Q23. How Many Intakes Are There In A Year?

Ans: Intakes will commence in July every year.

Q24. If I Do Not Have All The Required Documents Ready And The Application Deadline Is Near, What Should I Do?

Ans: Please go ahead and submit what you have (at least the application form, transcripts and degree certificates, and your statement of objectives). However, there is no guarantee that your application will be reviewed if the missing items arrive too late to be considered.

Section D: Applications

Q25. I Am A Foreigner. Am I Eligible To Apply For The Programme?

Ans: Yes, this programme is open to international students doing the programme on full time basis. WMI and NTU will assist you in obtaining your student visas and accommodation needs when you have confirmed your acceptance to the programme.

Q26. Are All Applicants Invited For Interview?

Ans: Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview with members of the Admissions Committee.

Q27. If I Apply And Am Accepted This Year, Can I Defer My Admission Till The Next Intake?

Ans: No, you will have to re-apply for the next intake.

Q28. What Are The Key Student Profiles?

Ans: We expect the following key student profiles:

Established finance professionals, who, in the light of the rapid evolution of their fields in recent years, wish to embark on a formal course of study, with support of their employers, in order to update and expand their expertise.

Young graduates or mid-career professionals aspiring for a career in asset management and wealth management industry.

Q29. Will There Be Students From Outside Singapore?

Ans: Yes. The class composition is expected to be international with strong Asian student representation including students from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, US and Europe.

Section E: Fees and Financial Assistance

Q30. ​Besides The Tuition Fees, What Other Mandatory Miscellaneous Fees Will I Incur?

Ans: The tuition fees cover most teaching materials and classes. Accommodation expenses and air travel are not included. Besides the programme tuition fees, both local and international participants are required to pay the mandatory miscellaneous fees such as insurance, IT Facilities Fee, Examination Fees, etc. For more information, please refer to: http://wmi.ntu.edu.sg/Programmes/MAWM/Pages/Fees.aspx​

Q31. If I Withdraw From The Programme, Am I Liable To Pay For The Tuition Fee?

Ans: A student who withdraws or leaves the University after the commencement of his/her candidature or the commencement of the semester is liable to pay the fees due for the semester.

Section F: Immigration and Housing Matters

Q32. ​What Are The Immigration Procedures Involved For International Students?

Ans: All full-time international students must hold a valid Student’s Pass issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of Singapore for their studies in NTU.

The Student’s Pass is only issued to full-time students and not part-time students.

Please note that new application for a Student’s Pass must be submitted at least 1 month but not more than 2 months before the commencement of the course through ICA’s Student’s Pass Online Application and Registration (SOLAR) system.

You will be issued with an In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter by ICA through NTU should your Student’s Pass application be approved. You will also be informed by NTU should your application be rejected by ICA.

 

The issuance of a Student’s Pass by ICA is subject to the clearance of medical examination. The offer of admission to NTU that you received is conditional upon the issuance of a Student’s Pass by ICA.

 

For more information, please refer to: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/SAO/OurServices/OneStop/OurServices/Immigration/STP/Pages/Application-of-Student’s-Pass.aspx​

Q33. I Am Currently A Dependent’s Pass Holder. Am I Still Required To Apply For A Student’s Pass?

Ans: Yes, you are still required to apply for a Student’s Pass. You may opt to be issued with a Letter of Consent (LOC) to study in NTU. You must write a letter indicating your intention to use your DP to study full-time in Singapore, submit the letter together with other supporting documents to ICA.

For more information, please refer to:

http://www.ntu.edu.sg/SAO/OurServices/OneStop/OurServices/Immigration/STP/Pages/Application-of-Student’s-Pass.aspx​.

Q34. Am I Eligible To Apply For Graduate Housing?

Ans: You must accept NTU’s offer of admission before you can apply for housing. Use the same application number assigned to you when you applied for admission.

For more information, please visit: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/has/Graduate/Pages/Applying.aspx​.

Q35. How Much Should I Need To Allocate For Graduate Housing?

Ans: Assuming the participant is successful with his/her on-campus dormitory application and depending on the lifestyle, we expect the average monthly living expenses will be between S$1,200 and S$1,500.

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